Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and MarketingAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives

The Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable undergraduate course in the discipline of Fashion.

The programme objectives are:

To offer a holistic introduction to Fashion Design and Merchandising, combining technical expertise, industry awareness, design process understanding and visual communication skills.
To provide basic 2D and 3D design skills: sketching, technical drawing, coloring, fabric handling, drafting, draping, sewing and finishing.
To provide a sound knowledge base of concepts in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Branding, Fashion Communication and Fashion Management.
To provide the guidance to create a portfolio - suitable to apply for Bachelor of Arts programmes in Fashion-related disciplines - that shows creative research, wide cultural references, concept development, design development through mixed media work including digital work.
To provide first-hand experience of the Fashion Industry through live projects with industry partners, participation in local and international competitions, industry visits and events.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations, written essays and reports, 2D visual research and development of work, 3D Prototypes and products, portfolio and exhibitions.

Why 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.

Progression
Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design or Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion.

Hear from our Students / Graduates

‘MDIS goes out of its way to ensure that the students are prepared for the industry upon our graduation. We have the opportunity to participate in The Audi Fashion Week 2014.’
Hu Jing Wen
MDIS Graduate, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)


‘The MDIS School of Fashion and Design has students from many different countries and cultures. The learning environment is fun and the lecturers always make the lessons such an interactive and enjoyable experience.’
Ler Pei Wei
MDIS Student, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)


“When my dress was selected by Ms Pan Ling Ling to be worn at Star Awards 2018; it was an unforgettable moment in my life as a student designer in the fashion industry. MDIS gave me the opportunity to participate in a competition. Thanks to MDIS, I got to design her dress for the red carpet. I learned a lot of things that could only be taught by experience.”

Agata Maureen
MDIS Alumni
 

“I am very grateful to my lecturers who have always given me their full support and guidance when I needed them. Recently, I was awarded 2nd place in the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2019 (Singapore). Last year, I also won 3rd place in the Men’s Folio Designer of the Year. I am very happy and proud of my achievements and will never forget my time in MDIS School of Fashion and Design.”

Zoey Zhao
MDIS Alumni


“The fashion and textile design programme offers a huge variety of learning experiences through its workshops. I just completed my first term; and the amount of skills and knowledge gained in just a couple of months is amazing. The School of Fashion and Design faculty is always readily available to help students. This programme gives me the right energy and motivation to pursue my passion in the world of fashion.”

Srishti Mehta
MDIS Student

Design Principles

Fashion History and Culture

Patternmaking and Production

Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

Fashion Experimentation

Design Development

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

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

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
9 Months Feb 2020 Oct 2020
May 2020 Jan 2021
Jul 2020 Mar 2021
Oct 2020 Jun 2021

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$8,988.00  S$600.00 - S$1,000.00

Application fees: S$107.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

1 GCE 'A' Levels

OR

International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Arts

OR

Fashion-related foundation diplomas from local polytechnics or other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

OR

International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education

OR

Mature candidates who are 30 years old and above with at least 8 years relevant work experience

OR

International Foundation Diploma in Fashion and Design Marketing by MDIS

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent

OR

Pass the MDIS English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

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  +65 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

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

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
9 Months Feb 2020 Oct 2020
May 2020 Jan 2021
Jul 2020 Mar 2021
Oct 2020 Jun 2021

 

Fees & Structure

Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Full-time (9 Months)  S$10,486.00  S$2,000.00 - S$2,200.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

1 GCE 'A' Levels

OR

International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Arts

OR

Fashion-related foundation diplomas from local polytechnics or other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

OR

International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education

OR

Mature candidates who are 30 years old and above with at least 8 years relevant work experience

OR

International Foundation Diploma in Fashion and Design Marketing by MDIS

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent

OR

Pass the MDIS English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
9 month 

Award
DIPLOMA 

Commencement Dates

For Full-time Programme
Feb 2020
May 2020
July 2020
Oct 2020

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660