International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications
Awarded by: MDIS

Course Overview

Programme Objectives

  • To equip participants with more in-depth understanding of specialised Mass Communications subjects in the Print, Broadcast, Advertising and Public Relations
  • To enhance the effectiveness of students’ practical skills and techniques through action-based training
  • To enable participants to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of Mass Communications
     

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.
 

Graduation

Students who successfully completed the programme will be awarded with the International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS.
 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Higher Diploma in Mass Communications. 

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Testimonials

Mr Shaun Choo
MDIS Graduate 2013, Diploma in Mass Communications

"We learnt the ins and outs of how a television studio camera works. The course facilities, like the purpose-built television studio and control room, are open to students at any time. That way, students are given the freedom to explore and experiment."
Extracted from The New Paper, January 2013
 

Course Curriculum

Human & Mass Communications : Structure & Process

Social Behavioural Studies

The Dynamics of Mass Communications

Techniques of Professional Speaking & Writing

TV & Radio Production

Journalism & News Broadcasting

Advertising: Strategy & Effective Practice

Public Relations: Strategy & Effective Practice

Graduation Project


 

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)

 

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  SGD 6,634.00  SGD 483.49  SGD 7,117.49
 Part-time  SGD 6,420.00  SGD 222.36  SGD 6,642.36

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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 14 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass

OR

Higher Nitec / 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 must meet at least one of the stated English Language requirements:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) 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
 SGD 7,490.00  SGD 2,200.00 - SGD 2,300.00  SGD 9,690.00 - SGD 9,790.00

Application fees: SGD 321.00

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 21 and above and possess one of the following:

At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher

OR

Overseas degree level qualification and grade

OR

MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance

OR

Mature Candidates of minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience

 

English Language Requirements

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

IELTS: 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking

OR

TOEFL internet based test (IBT) 87 (Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23 & Writing 21)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

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

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

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.