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

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

The International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a diagnostic foundation programme. This programme ensures that students have the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply for a Degree programme in the discipline of Fashion.

The aims of the course are:

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

Student Testimonials

Ma Win Sandi Kyaw
MDIS Graduate (2017)
'Being an international student from Mynmar, I really enjoy the level of individuality and expression made available. I love my individuality and my ability to express it through fashion.'

Chen Hai Yao
MDIS Graduate (2017)
'Fashion Design for me is about translating an inspiration into something wearable. This inspiration could be a colour, shape, smell or taste. As a design student, I learnt fashion through the re-combination of fabrics, cutting, sewing, finishing to the finest details.'

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.

 

Core Modules Outline

  1. History of Fashion
  2. Fabrics & Material Analysis
  3. Fashion Drawing & Colour Theory
  4. Technical Drawing for Fashion
  5. Marketing Theory and Fashion Business
  6. Digital Design Techniques

Modules for Fashion Design Stream (Elective)

  1. Pattern Drafting
  2. Fashion Draping
  3. Cutting & Construction

Modules for Fashion Marketing Stream (Elective)

  1. Global Fashion Industry Structure
  2. Fashion Brand Awareness
  3. Visual Display

All assessment is based on 100% coursework/projects.

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)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.


 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme Only

  • Completion in 7 months

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Feb

Fees

Application Fees:                                 S$321.00
Tuition Fees:                                    S$10,486.00
Non-tuition Fees:             S$2,200.00 - 2,300.00

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, City of Glasgow College (CGC) Workshop, 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 16 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 foreign 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 are required to possess one of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English OR
    1 ‘IGCSE’ Level Pass (either English 1st language or 2nd language)

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

Structure and Duration

Completion in 7 months (Full-Time) or 12 months (Part-Time*)

*Part-time intake not available till further notice.

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Feb
Part-Time Programme -

Fees (Full Time)

Application Fee:                 S$21.40
Tuition Fees:                  S$9,095.00
Non-Tuition Fees:            S$494.56
Total Course Fees:        S$9,589.56

Fees (Part Time)

Application Fee:                 S$21.40
Tuition Fees:                  S$8,774.00
Non-Tuition Fees:            S$232.95
Total Course Fees:        S$9,006.95

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, City of Glasgow College (CGC) Workshop, 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 16 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 foreign 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 are required to possess one of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
    Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
    Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
    MDIS Professional Certificate in English OR
    1 ‘IGCSE’ Level Pass (either English 1st language or 2nd language)

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 | 7 months (Full-time) and 12 months (Part-time)
Award | INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2019

For Full-Time Programme
Feb

For Part-Time Programme
TBA

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local Students Enquiries:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International Students Enquiries :
• Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660
• China: +65 8305 5107
• India: +65 9121 0277
• Vietnam:  +65 8858 4910
• Korea:  +65 9372 5853
• Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
• Thailand / Laos / Cambodia: +65 8858 4910
• Malaysia/Indonesia : +65 9137 2398
• Others: +65 9728 0695

 

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