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International Diploma in Mass Communications

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Programme Objective

  • - To equip students with more in-depth understanding of specialised Mass Communications subjects in the Print, Broadcasts, Advertising and Public Relations
  • - To enhance the effectiveness of students’ practical skills and techniques through action-based training
  • - To enable participants to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of Mass Communications
     

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.
 

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the International Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS.
 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Bachelor's Degrees related to Mass Communications.

Testimonials

Mr Oliver Sayson
MDIS Graduate 2012, Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications

"The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has a very established School of Media and Communications with a solid branding that I am very assured of. The lecturers are highly qualified, passionate in what they do and often share anecdotes about the work experiences."

Extracted from Xross Roads - Guide to Diploma, January 2012

 

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Structure and Professional Practice of Print Media

To introduce students to the impact, function, development and effects of the print media in the contemporary world.
 

Media Ethics and Law

To introduce students to the legal and ethical aspects of Publishing and Broadcasting.


Advertising: Strategic Planning & Management

To introduce students to all facets of the advertising profession.


Structure and Professional Practice of Broadcast Media

To introduce students to the impact, function, development and effects of the electronic media in the contemporary world.


Mass Media Research

To introduce students to the fundamentals of mass communication research methods and the application of such research in mass media.


Public Relations: Strategic Planning & Management

To introduce students to the current policies and procedures in the practice of public relations.


Graduation Project

As part of the requirement for successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications programme, all course participants will have to undertake a graduation project.


Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme : 7 Months
 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date
7 Months Full-time programme Jun 2017
  Aug 2017
  Nov 2017


 

Fees

Application Fee          S$ 321.00

Tuition Fees            S$ 8,025.00

Note:
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees are not included.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • - 2 GCE 'A' Levels in any subjects; or
  • - International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS; or
  • - Relevant Diplomas from local polytechnics or other PEIs (with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education); or
  • - International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education.
     

Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

  • - At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent; or
  • - Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent; or
  • - Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS; or
  • - MDIS Professional Certificate in English. 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Structure and Durations

Full-time programme   : 7 Months

Part-time programme  : 12 Months


 

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
7 Months Full-time programme Jun 2017
  Aug  2017
  Nov 2017
12 Months Part-time programme Aug 2017
  Nov 2017



Fees

Application Fee                        S$ 21.40

Full-Time Programme (7 Months) 
Tuition Fees                         S$ 7,757.50

Non-tuition Fees                     S$ 354.19

Total Course Fees                S$ 8,111.69


Part-Time Programme (12 Months) 
Tuition Fees                         S$ 7,490.00

Non-tuition Fees                     S$ 200.30

Total Course Fees                S$ 7,690.30

Note:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
• The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • - 2 GCE 'A' Levels in any subjects; or
  • - International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS; or
  • - Relevant Diplomas from local polytechnics or other PEIs (with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education); or
  • - International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education.
     

Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

  • - At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent; or
  • - Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent; or
  • - Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS; or
  • - MDIS Professional Certificate in English. 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

 

For Degree & Masters Programmes (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

Duration of Course:

Full-time  : 7 Months
Part-time : 12 Months

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Full-Time Programme:                 
Jun , Aug, Nov

For Part-Time Programme:
Aug, Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
+65 6796 7660

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries