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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion

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Why the University of Sunderland, UK?

The University of Sunderland is a member of the highly respected Design and Art Directors Association (D&AD), an influential body that rewards creative excellence. The prestigious D&AD Award is well-regarded in the world of advertising and design and recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade. In addition to our strong industry contacts we have ‘world-leading’ research in Art and Design, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.

Our alumni form part of an international network of creative individuals who have shaped, and continue to shape, the culture surrounding all of us. For example:

- Callum Prior and Marc Rayson beat 22,000 other entries to win a prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil in 2013

- Ryan Davies is owner and Managing Director of digital developers Gospelware. With an impressive portfolio of global clients, Gospelware design and build software systems for multiple devices that focus on apps for mobile and web technology

- Tim Holman works as a model maker in New Zealand and his credits include two of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy of films – ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ and ‘The Two Towers’

- Andy Sandoz is the president of the internationally influential D&AD.

Our Fashion and Textiles courses are 14th in the UK according to the Guardian University League Tables 2018 and our graduates embark on a range of exciting careers in design, brand development, fashion publishing, marketing and many other fashion-related creative industries.

Professional Accreditations

The University is a corporate member of the Design & Art Directors Association (D&AD), an influential body that stimulates, enables and awards creative excellence in design and advertising.

Career Opportunities

The main destinations for graduates are expected to be fashion-related creative industries. These include design, brand development, fashion publishing, production, design consultancies, PR and fashion retail.  Some graduates may become freelance consultants or self-employed designers, or go on to further study or teacher training.

Objectives  

BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion is broken down into the following subject areas and covers each area in depth:

Fashion:

  • Concepts, theories and hands-on projects, event management,
    portfolio development, illustration, photography & styling.

Product:

  • Understanding the fashion design process from concept to creation,
    garment construction and accessories design.

Promotion:

  • Branding, marketing, retail concepts and consumer research.

The programme aims to:

- Provide opportunities for students to gain a systematic and coherent understanding of the various theoretical, historical, cultural and contextual dimensions impacting on design practice.

- Encourage students to combine highly specialised technical and conceptual skills to enhance their creativity.

- Promote self-reflective and meaningful approaches to learning with the specialised research skills to observe, investigate and critically evaluate information from a wide range of sources.

- Produce graduates with the appropriate range of subject-specific and professional skills necessary to pursue their chosen careers.

- Develop in students, a high level of communication skills in the presentation of creative professional work.

Assessment Methods

Teaching is almost entirely practical and studio based, supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, e-learning and independent learning.

Assessment is almost totally through coursework.

 

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

YEAR 1 ENTRY:

Introduction to Fashion Product 

Introduction to Design Practice and Fashion Promotion

Design Theory 1 

 

YEAR 2 ENTRY:

Design Theory 2 

Advanced Fashion Product

Advanced Fashion Promotion

Advanced Fashion Illustration and Portfolio 

 

YEAR 3 ENTRY:

Design Research Project

Professional Portfolio

Design – Major Final Portfolio

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

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

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme Only

  • 27 months (Year 1 entry)
  • 18 months (Year 2 entry)
  • 9 months (Year 3 entry)

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full Time Programme July, Nov

Fees (Year 1 entry - 27 months)

Application Fee:                                  S$321.00
Tuition Fees:                                    S$36,915.00
Non-tuition Fees:             S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00

Fees (Year 2 entry - 18 months)

Application Fee:                                  S$321.00
Tuition Fees:                                    S$26,750.00

Non-tuition Fees:             S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00

Fees (Year 3 entry - 9 months)

Application Fee:                                  S$321.00
Tuition Fees:                                    S$20,865.00

Non-tuition Fees:             S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • 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 have one of the following academic qualifications:

Year 1 / Level 4 entry:

  • A minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing awarded by MDIS OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art (STEMA) awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education*

Year 2 / Level 5 entry:

  • MDIS Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing or Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication for Level 5 / Stage 2 entry OR
  • Relevant Diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines 

Year 3 / Level 6 entry:

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in Fashion-and/or-marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

^ Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme to secure entry onto the programme.
Note: All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

For entry with Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Diploma: 

  • 2 GCE 'A' Level AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)* OR
  • Non-fashion related polytechnic diplomas AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)* OR
  • Non-fashion related diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)* OR
  • Non-fashion related overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)*


*Subject to the suggested entry requirements set by Skillsfuture Singapore
Note:  All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no elements below 5.5) OR
  • Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate in English at Advanced Level OR
  • Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 56 overall OR
  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above OR
  • Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level OR
  • Equivalent

Student Pass Application

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

 

Structure and Duration

  • 36 months (Part-Time) - Year 1 entry
  • 27 months (Full-Time) - Year 1 entry
  • 24 months (Part-Time) - Year 2 entry
  • 18 months (Full-Time) - Year 2 entry
  • 12 months (Part-Time) - Year 3 entry
  • 9 months (Full-Time) - Year 3 entry

Commencement Date (2019)

*Part-time intake not available till further notice.

Course Commencement Date
Part-Time Programme*  TBA
Full-Time Programme July, Nov 

Fees (FT - 27 months)

Application Fee:             S$32.10
Tuition Fees:            S$34,775.00
Non-Tuition Fees:      S$1,141.20
Total Course Fees:  S$35,916.20

Fees (FT - 18 months)

Application Fee:             S$32.10
Tuition Fees:            S$25,680.00
Non-Tuition Fees:        S$963.71
Total Course Fees:  S$26,643.71 

Fees (FT - 9 months)

Application Fee:            S$32.10
Tuition Fees:           S$20,330.00
Non-Tuition Fees:       S$803.08
Total Course Fees: S$21,133.08

Fees (PT - 36 months)

Application Fee:           S$32.10
Tuition Fees:          S$34,240.00
Non-Tuition Fees:       S$788.22
Total Course Fees: S$35,028.22

Fees (PT - 24 months)

Application Fee:           S$32.10
Tuition Fees:          S$25,145.00
Non-Tuition Fees:       S$655.93
Total Course Fees: S$25,800.93

Fees (PT - 12 months)

Application Fee:             S$32.10
Tuition Fees:            S$19,795.00
Non-Tuition Fees:         S$540.50
Total Course Fees:   S$20,335.50

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • 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 have one of the following academic qualifications:

Year 1 / Level 4 entry:

  • A minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing awarded by MDIS OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art (STEMA) awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education*

Year 2 / Level 5 entry:

  • MDIS Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing or Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication for Level 5 / Stage 2 entry OR
  • Relevant Diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines 

Year 3 / Level 6 entry:

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in Fashion-and/or-marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in Fashion-and/or-Marketing-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

^ Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme to secure entry onto the programme.
Note: All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

For entry with Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Diploma: 

  • 2 GCE 'A' Level AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)* OR
  • Non-fashion related polytechnic diplomas AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)* OR
  • Non-fashion related diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)* OR
  • Non-fashion related overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education AND WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)* / WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)*


*Subject to the suggested entry requirements set by Skillsfuture Singapore
Note:  All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no elements below 5.5) OR
  • Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate in English at Advanced Level OR
  • Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 56 overall OR
  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above OR
  • Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level OR
  • Equivalent

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 Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 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
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg


For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

Duration of course

36 months Part-Time (Year 1 entry)

27 months Full-Time (Year 1 entry)

24 months Part-Time (Year 2 entry)

18 months Full-Time (Year 2 entry)

12 months Part-Time (Year 3 entry)

9 months Full-Time (Year 3 entry)

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2019

Part-time Programme
TBA

Full-time Programme
July, Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local Students Enquiries:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International Students Enquiries :
• Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660
• China : +65 9066 8857
• Taiwan : +65 9181 1527
• India : +65 8317 2392 / +65 8713 7364
• Vietnam / Thailand : +65 9137 4990
• Myanmar : +65  8727 4147
• Laos / Cambodia : +65 8779 6040
• Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
• Russia / Others : +65 9728 0695

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries