International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing
Awarded by: MDIS

Course Overview

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.

Programme Curriculum

History of Fashion
Fabrics & Material Analysis
Fashion Drawing & Colour Theory
Technical Drawing for Fashion
Marketing Theory and Fashion Business
Digital Design Techniques

Modules for Fashion Design Stream (Elective)
Pattern Drafting
Fashion Draping
Cutting & Construction

Modules for Fashion Marketing Stream (Elective)
Global Fashion Industry Structure
Fashion Brand Awareness
Visual Display

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.'

Why 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.

Course Curriculum

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

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

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

Local Application

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  
7 Months  We are currently not accepting students for this programme.

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  
12 Months  We are currently not accepting students for this programme.

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time  SGD8,881.00  SGD493.60  SGD9,374.60
 Part-time  SGD8,667.00  SGD232.47  SGD8,899.47

Application fees: SGD21.40

Note: 

# 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.

SkillsFuture

This programme is SkillsFuture claimable.

Read more here: http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit/

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 14 and above, and obtained 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 at least 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 or 2nd language)

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

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
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.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

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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

 

International Application

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  
7 Months  We are currently not accepting students for this programme.

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 SGD9,630.00  SGD2,200.00 - SGD2,300.00  SGD11,830.00 - SGD11,930.00

Application fees: SGD321.00

Note:

# 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 14 and above, and obtained 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 at least 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 or 2nd language).

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

 

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.