International Foundation Diploma in Mass CommunicationsAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Curriculum

The International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications has been specially designed to:

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

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.

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 completed the programme will be awarded with the International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS.

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Higher Diploma in Mass Communications.

The Dynamics of Mass Communications

Media and Marketing Communications

Media Production Portfolio

Writing for Media Communication

Media Experiences

 

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
 7 Months  April 2023  November 2023
 July 2023  February 2024
 October 2023  May 2024

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST)
Full-time/Part-time S$6,696.00 S$200.00 - S$376.00

Application fees: S$108.00

Note:

  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
  • Local:  Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and 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 Requirements

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

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
 7 Months  April 2023  November 2023
 July 2023  February 2024
 October 2023  May 2024


Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST)
Full-time S$7,560.00 S$805.00 – S$915.00

Application fees: S$486.00

Note:

  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
  • Local:  Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and 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 Requirements

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

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:


Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg
Mr Wilson Neo| Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9673 3392 | Email: wilson_neows@mdis.edu.sg
Mr Xiang Luck Tan| Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9383 8637 | Email: xiangluck_tan@mdis.edu.sg

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Quick Information

Duration of Course:
Full-time : 7 Months
Part-time: 12 Months

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme:
Apr 2023
Jul 2023
Oct 2023

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009

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