International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and MarketingAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives 

The International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a diagnostic foundation programme. This programme ensures that students have the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply for a Degree programme in the discipline of Fashion.

The aims of the course are:

  • To offer a holistic introduction to Fashion Design and Marketing, combining technical expertise, industry awareness, design process understanding and visual communication skills.
  • To provide basic 2D and 3D design skills: sketching, technical drawing, colouring, 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.

 

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.

Award

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and examinations will be awarded the International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing.

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing and Higher Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication.

Hear from our Students / Graduates 

"Being an international student from Myanmar, I really enjoy the level of individuality and expression made available. I love my individuality and my ability to express it through fashion."

Ma Win Sandi Kyaw
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2017


"Fashion Design for me is about translating an inspiration into something wearable. This inspiration could be a colour, shape, smell or taste. As a design student, I learnt fashion through the re-combination of fabrics, cutting, sewing, finishing to the finest details."

Chen Hai Yao
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2017

 

Programme Modules

Fashion Design Skills

Fashion Marketing Skills

Marketing Theory and Fashion Business

Fashion Drawing & Colour Theory

Digital Design Techniques

Fabrics & Material Analysis

 

All assessment is based on 100% coursework/projects

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
6 Months  October 2022  April 2023
 February 2023  August 2023
 April 2023  October 2023
 July 2023  January 2024
 October 2023  April 2024  

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
9 Months  May 2023  Feb 2024
 Oct 2023  Jul 2024  

*Part-time is not available till further notice

 

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-Tuition Fees
 7% GST  8% GST
Full-time/Part-time S$7,276.00 S$7,344.00 S$200.00 - S$376.00

Application fees: S$107.00

Note:

  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.  The amount illustrated is based on current prevailing GST at 7%. Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • 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 14 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

At least 1 GCE ‘O’ Level Pass*

OR

NITEC / Higher NITEC Qualifications

OR

International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal Education 

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

OR

At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass*

 

*English language subject is not applicable

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

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

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

A Pass in MDIS English Entrance Test (EET)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st language or 2nd language)

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

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
 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
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -  https://www.americanexpress.com/en-sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
6 Months  October 2022  April 2023
 February 2023  August 2023
 April 2023  October 2023
 July 2023  January 2024
 October 2023  April 2024  

 

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-Tuition Fees
 7% GST  8% GST
Full-time S$9,202.00 S$9,288.00 S$805.00 - S$915.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.  The amount illustrated is based on current prevailing GST at 7%. Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • 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 14 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

At least 1 GCE ‘O’ Level Pass*

OR

NITEC / Higher NITEC Qualifications

OR

International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal Education 

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

OR

At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass*

*English language subject is not applicable

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

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

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

A Pass in MDIS English Entrance Test (EET)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st language or 2nd language)

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

OR

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

 

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.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Ms Kate Gan | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 8821 9729 | Email: kate_ganql@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 6 months
Part-time: 9 months

Award
DIPLOMA 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
Oct 2022
Feb 2023
Apr 2023
Jul 2023
Oct 2023

Part-time Programme
May 2023
Oct 2023

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009