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.

Ms. Karen Ong

Head of School
MDIS School of Media & Communications

Karen is a passionate communicator and educator and believes that success and happiness in life is made more attainable with effective communication. Karen is a graduate in Communication from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and attained her Masters in Mass Communication at Nanyang Technological University in 2006.

The earlier part of her career, in corporate life, provided exposure to local as well as international companies with a myriad of issues and challenges of selling, branding and marketing to different markets, each with their own idiosyncrasies and cultures.

As a result of this experience, Karen has a finely tuned appreciation of the nuances of public relations in both a corporate and personal context.

Moving on from her corporate roles, Karen spent 9 years lecturing in mass communications, marketing and branding at Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of Management, Ngee Ann and Republic Polytechnic, amongst others.

Marrying her deep understanding of the education industry, from the student and lecturer perspective, with her corporate sales and marketing experience, the logical progression was to move into management of an educational establishment.


Consequently, since 2015, Karen has held the role of Head of School for the School of Media and Communication at MDIS. In this role, Karen is seeking to widen the breadth and accessibility of course offerings to enable more students to further their professional development and streamline the processes within the school to bring value to all interested stakeholders whether they be students, lecturers, staff or senior management.

Muhd Fuadi Bin Rahmat


Senior Lecturer
MDIS School of Media & Communications

A full time lecturer in MDIS since 2009. More than 20 years of
working experiences in Media and Communications industries
holding positions from junior to senior management level in local broadcaster, MediaCorp Pte Ltd and Statutory Board, National Heritage Board.Committee member of the Program Advisory Board for both English and Malay content in InfoComm Media Development Authority (IMDA) since 2007.


Recipient of Special Recognition Award in 2015 from Ministry of Communication and Information.


Recipient of Long Service Award in 2017 from 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.

Contact Us

Local Students

Hotline
+65 6247 9111

International Students

Hotline
+65 6796 7660
China
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