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Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

The Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable undergraduate course in the discipline of Fashion.

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

Methods of Assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations, written essays and reports, 2D visual research and development of work, 3D Prototypes and products, portfolio and exhibitions.

Student Testimonials

Hu Jing Wen
MDIS Graduate, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)
‘MDIS goes out of its way to ensure that the students are prepared for the industry upon our graduation. We have the opportunity to participate in The Audi Fashion Week 2014.’

Ler Pei Wei
MDIS Student, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)
‘The MDIS School of Fashion and Design has students from many different countries and cultures. The learning environment is fun and the lecturers always make the lessons such an interactive and enjoyable experience.’

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (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.

 

Design Principles

Fashion History and Culture

Patternmaking and Production

Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

Fashion Experimentation

Design Development

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

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

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme Only

  • Completion in 9 months (6 modules)

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme TBA

Fees

Application Fees:                                 S$321.00
Tuition Fees:                                    S$10,486.00
Non-tuition Fees:             S$2,000.00 - 2,200.00

  • 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 meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from MDIS OR
  • Fashion-related foundation diplomas from local polytechnics or other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education OR
  • Mature candidates who are 30 years old and above with at least 8 years relevant work experience OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art

English Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent OR
  • Pass the MDIS English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme Only

  • Completion in 9 months (6 modules)

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme TBA

Fees

Application Fees                           S$21.40
Tuition Fees                              S$8,988.00
Non-Tuition Fees                        S$386.60
Total Course Fees                    S$9,374.60

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 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 meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels OR
    International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from MDIS OR
    Fashion-related foundation diplomas from local polytechnics or other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
    International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education OR
    Mature candidates who are 30 years old and above with at least 8 years relevant work experience OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art

English Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
    IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent OR
    Pass the MDIS English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
    MDIS Professional Certificate in English

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 | 9 month
Award | DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2019

For Full-time Programme
TBA

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