MDIS School of Media and Communications (SMC)

The MDIS School of Media and Communications (SMC) is one of the schools offering the mass communications programme in Singapore. Partnering with Teesside University, the University of Sunderland and the University of Portsmouth, offers a wide range of mass communications programmes with a complete progression pathway from International Foundation Diploma to Bachelor’s Honours degrees.

The University of Sunderland (UK) is ranked 11th in the UK for Media and Film Studies by The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Teesside University (UK) is listed in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17 (601-800th world band listing) and awarded Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 (TEF) Silver. It also bagged the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence and Outstanding Work in the Field of Enterprise and Business Engagement 2017-2018.

University of Portsmouth (UK) is ranked 21st in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and rated ‘Gold’ rating in The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Why Choose MDIS School of Media and Communications (Singapore)

The mass communications programmes offered by the school and its university partners in Singapore are industry-focused, relevant, and high in quality. The MDIS media school in Singapore has its very own fully-equipped Radio and TV studios, as well as Audio and Video editing suites. It is the first Private Education Institution to have such facilities for practical training. Media and Communications School students in Singapore have the opportunity to practice what they learn within their academic curriculum. They are trained to master essential skills such as handling radio and television equipment, content producing, directing, scripting, and video editing. In mastering these techniques, MDIS media school students are exposed to a wide range of roles, including Radio and TV presenting in Singapore.

Media Students are encouraged to join the Media and Communications Club whilst pursuing their course in school as they get to run the campus Radio and TV stations and polish their broadcast journalism skills before venturing out to work in Singapore. These practical aspects ensure that our graduates are well-prepared for the real-world environment.

Programme Pathway

Programme Pathway

List of Programmes

Partnering with Teesside University, the University of Sunderland and the University of Portsmouth, offers a wide range of mass communications programmes with a complete progression pathway from International Foundation Diploma to Bachelor’s Honours degrees.

Degree

Teesside University, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcast Media Production (Top-up) NewAwarded By: Teesside University, UKFull TimePart Time
University of Portsmouth, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice (Top-Up) NewAwarded By: University of Portsmouth, UKFull Time
University of Sunderland, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication NewAwarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull TimePart Time

Higher Diploma

MDIS
Higher Diploma in Mass CommunicationsAwarded By: MDISFull Time

International Foundation Diploma

The following programmes are currently on teach out mode. We are no longer accepting students for these programmes.

Bachelor of Arts (in Liberal Studies with concentration in Mass Communications) (Top-Up) (Teach-out by Dec 2020)
Advanced Diploma In Mass Communications (Teach-Out By May 2019)
Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) Media, Culture And Communication (Top-Up) (Teach-Out By May 2019)
Diploma In Mass Communications (Teach-Out By December 2020)
International Diploma in Mass Communications - Teach-out by end-July 2020

Faculty and Staff

The School of Media and Communications faculty is made up of experienced and well qualified industry professionals.

Mr Ignatius Teo

Head of School
MDIS School of Media & Communications

Mr Ignatius Teo has an MBA from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. An NUS alumni, he also graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from NUS. Mr Ignatius's career in education has taken him through public schools like Temasek Polytechnic where he spent 10 years as Course Manager. He is now at MDIS as Head of the Business School and concurrently, Head of the School of Media and Communications. Mr Ignatius continues to bring quality education to students in his work.  

Prior to joining the education industry, Mr Ignatius was Executive Producer at MediaCorp Pte Ltd, Singapore's Broadcast Station, supervising the production of some of the largest local TV productions. He also honed his marketing skills whilst at the Singapore Tourism Board for three years. 

Muhd Fuadi Bin Rahmat


Senior Lecturer
MDIS School of Media & Communications

Mr Fuadi is a full-time lecturer in MDIS since 2009. He has more than 20 years of working experience in Media and Communications industries holding positions from junior to senior management level in local broadcasting, MediaCorp Pte Ltd and Statutory Board, National Heritage Board. He also serves as a Committee member of the Programme Advisory Board of the InfoComm Media Development Authority since 2009 for both English and Malay content.


Mr Fuadi has received the Special Recognition Award in 2015 and the Long Service Award in 2017 from the InfoComm Media Development Authority.

Chua Lian Choon

Lecturer
MDIS School of Media & Communications

Simply put, Lian Choon teaches, writes and edits online magazines and scholarly journals in Communication, Arts and Culture. Widely travelled in Southeast Asia and Chinese-speaking societies in Asia,he has been a keen observer and developer in teaching pedagogies in media, arts and culture.


He has published national broadsheets in Singapore and Malaysia, notably the Sin Chew Jit Poh (Malaysia). Academically, he has visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Institute of Tourism Studies
(Macau), National Taiwan University (NTU) and the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). As an arts and cultural writer and critic, Lian Choon has also been invited to numerous arts festivals in Taiwan, Hong Kong. Macau and China.

The School of Media & Communications Experience

Media Students are encouraged to join the Media and Communications Club whilst pursuing their course in school as they get to run the campus Radio and TV stations and polish their broadcast journalism skills before venturing out to work in Singapore. These practical aspects ensure that our graduates are well-prepared for the real-world environment.

Join our Media School in Singapore for Enhanced Employability

Track records have proven that our media and communications school graduates are well-received by companies in Singapore and abroad due to the knowledge and skillsets that have been nurtured in them. With the government's Media 21 blueprint, the media and communications school has plans to build on its success by introducing more industry-relevant media programmes and ensuring that our students are able to make their mark in Singapore, as well as on the global stage.

Read about the experiences of both local and international students at MDIS.

 

“I really enjoyed the well-equipped facilities at the School of Media and Communications. I was able to work on various projects in the TV & Radio Studio. My experiences, and the portfolio I built at MDIS, have boosted my confidence and given me the opportunity to work in a reputable company.”

Nicolette Lorraine
MDIS Alumnus
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcast Media Production (Top-up)

 

“One thing I know for sure after graduating is that I am not only better prepared to take on my first full-time job; but I am much more prepared in creating quality content with the relevant industry skill sets learnt at MDIS. ”

Euger Thum
MDIS Alumnus
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcast Media Production (Top-up)


 

“Through the Media, Culture and Communication programme, I was able to identify my area of interest to pursue in my career.”

Sang Minn Lee
MDIS Alumnus
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication



 

“The programme provides a broad and balanced curriculum for students in the media industry. It provides assignments and class activities that cultivate students into a person ready to face new challenges in the media industry. Working with students from different cultural backgrounds broadened my perspective, which made me more versatile as an individual.

The lecturers at MDIS School of Media and Communications have vast industry experiences. They shared their knowledge with students and guided them patiently towards achieving their goals. Every time I visited the lecturers for guidance, I felt warm as they are very approachable and supportive in helping  me to make informed decisions towards my goal. Lecturers in MDIS care for the students; they listen to the problems students face in their academic journey and provide feedback on their work and assignments, making students feel confident and assured with learning in MDIS.”

Rahul Anseth Dcruz
MDIS Student
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communications (Top-up)

“The duration of this programme is relatively short, compared to the typical four-year degree. Curriculum is one of the reasons that motivated me to join this programme. Not only are theoretical lessons arranged, but practical experiences too, such as the industry workshops, field trips and many more. The curriculum is planned such that students keep pace with the latest trends in the media industry. These are the essential elements for students to develop a deeper understanding of what they have learned in classrooms.”

Peggy Yuan Shuyi
MDIS Student
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice (Top-up)

Contact Us

Local Students

Hotline
+65 6247 9111

International Students

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