Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Communication and PromotionAwarded by: Teesside University, UK

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to establish an understanding of the creative process of fashion communication through visual development and visual storytelling exploring creative problem solving for fashion image and text within the fashion industry. The programme prepares students for a career in the highly competitive sector of the fashion industry by ensuring that graduates have the necessary combination of creative, technical, intellectual and communication skills.

As creative visual communicators and visual marketers students will explore and exploit cutting edge practices in the visualisation and promotion of fashion. Students, through the independent and negotiated strategy of the learning on the programme, have the opportunity to create a tailored learning experience specific to their aspiration and evaluated needs specialising in a particular specialist field of creative fashion communication such as fashion film, fashion photography, fashion journalism, fashion illustration or styling.

The overall aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide a progressive education in Fashion Communication that focuses on experimental and creative approaches for the development of contemporary and original fashion media and communication solutions
  • Enable students to develop a creative and critical approach within a design-led environment with a focus on innovative imagemaking, fashion writing, photography, fashion illustration and fashion marketing and promotion with an awareness of emerging technology
  • Enable students to acquire and develop knowledge and expertise in the application of specialist skills, techniques, processes and technologies relating to the fashion communication and promotion.
  • Prepare students with the knowledge and understanding to establish themselves within a local, regional, national and international profile within their chosen fashion specialist field of creative fashion communication such as fashion branding, fashion journalism fashion marketing, fashion media or fashion film
  • Enable students to evaluate fashion media and its constituent aspects of research, design, development, innovation, production and styling within cultural and professional contexts to inform their practice and develop their critical abilities
  • Encourage the development of independent thinking and judgement and apply them to critical, creative, and professional practices Engage in work related experiences and industry placements promoting employability and career readiness for working in fashion and the related businesses within the fashion industry

Why Teesside University, UK

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.

This bold commitment and vision culminated in the University becoming the first modern university to receive recognition as the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year.

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.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion from Teesside University, UK. The degree will be the same as that awarded to the full-time students at the University main campus in the UK.

Hear from our Students / Graduates

“When my dress was selected by Ms Pan Ling Ling to be worn at Star Awards 2018; it was an unforgettable moment in my life as a student designer in the fashion industry. MDIS gave me the opportunity to participate in a competition. Thanks to MDIS, I got to design her dress for the red carpet. I learned a lot of things that could only be taught by experience.”

Agata Maureen
MDIS Alumni
 

“I am very grateful to my lecturers who have always given me their full support and guidance when I needed them. Recently, I was awarded 2nd place in the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2019 (Singapore). Last year I also won 3rd place in the Men’s Folio Designer of the Year. I am very happy and proud of my achievements and will never forget my time in MDIS School of Fashion and Design.”

Zoey Zhao
MDIS Alumni


“The fashion and textile design programme offers a huge variety of learning experiences through its workshops. I just completed my first term; and the amount of skills and knowledge gained in just a couple of months is amazing. The School of Fashion and Design faculty is always readily available to help students. This programme gives me the right energy and motivation to pursue my passion in the world of fashion.”

Srishti Mehta
MDIS Student

Year 1 / Level 4

Fashion and Textile Cultures

Professional Skills for Fashion and Textiles

Introduction to Fashion Management

Foundations of Marketing

The Relationships of Buying and Selling

Storytelling

 

Year 2 / Level 5

Fashion and Textile Futures

Digital Marketing

Brand Marketing

Fashion and Textiles Enterprise

Fashion PR, Marketing and Media

The Fashion Project

 

Year 3 / Level 6

Digital Marketing in Practice

Professional Practice: The Fashion Industry

Social Enterprise

Major Project: Planning, Analysis, Synthesis

Fashion Communication Project

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models:

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.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 1 (27 Months)  March 2021  May 2023
 Year 2 (18 Months)  October 2021  TBA
 Year 3 (9 Months)  TBA  TBA

 

Part-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 1 (36 Months)  November 2021  October 2024
 Year 2 (24 Months)  TBA  TBA
 Year 3 (12 Months)  TBA  TBA

*Part-time intake not available till further notice.

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time / Part-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

Year 1 

 S$45,475.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00

Year 2 

 S$30,495.00

Year 3 

 S$12,840.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 17 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

For Year 1 / Level 4 Entry

3 GCE ‘A’ Levels with grade CCC OR 2 GCE “A” Levels with grade AA or equivalent (96 - 112 tariff points)

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
 

For Year 2 / Level 5 Entry

MDIS Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing or Higher Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication for Level 5 / Year 2 entry

OR

Fashion-related qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

OR

Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fashion-and/or-Marketing related disciplines

OR

Fashion related polytechnic diplomas for entry to stage 2 or stage 3 dependent upon diploma content in relation to the degree
 

For 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: All applications are subjected to University's approval.


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 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

Cambridge English Test Advanced - 169 (no element below 162)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR

Letter from College / University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

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  +65 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://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  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 1 (27 Months)  March 2021  May 2023
 Year 2 (18 Months)  October 2021  TBA
 Year 3 (9 Months)  TBA  TBA

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Year 1 (27 Months)  S$48,150.00  S$3,000.00 - S$4,500.00
 Year 2 (18 Months)  S$32,100.00
 Year 3 (9 Months)  S$13,910.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 17 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

For Year 1 / Level 4 Entry

3 GCE ‘A’ Levels with grade CCC OR 2 GCE “A” Levels with grade AA or equivalent (96 - 112 tariff points)

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
 

For Year 2 / Level 5 Entry

MDIS Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing or Higher Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication for Level 5 / Year 2 entry

OR

Fashion-related qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

OR

Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fashion-and/or-Marketing related disciplines

OR

Fashion related polytechnic diplomas for entry to stage 2 or stage 3 dependent upon diploma content in relation to the degree
 

For 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: All applications are subjected to University's approval.


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 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

Cambridge English Test Advanced - 169 (no element below 162)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR

Letter from College / University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Equivalent
 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.
 

Student Pass Application

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

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Quick Information

Duration of course
Full-time
Year 1 Entry: 27 months
Year 2 Entry: 18 months
Year 3 Entry: 9 months

Part-time
Year 1 Entry: 36 months
Year 2 Entry: 24 months
Year 3 Entry: 12 months
 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
Mar 2021
Oct 2021

Part-time Programme
Nov 2021

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660