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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 aim of the Diploma programme is to ensure that students gain a working knowledge of the environment of a foundation programme in Fashion Design and Marketing.

Students will gain sufficient knowledge and confidence as the programme guides them through the core values and language of design and marketing with a focus on innovation, creativity and business acumen. Students will be taught to further explore methods and materials, processes and approaches, possibilities and potential within a creative and academic environment. A deliberate feature of the programme is for students to engage in experiential learning through a range of pedagogies that include field trips, industry collaborations and listening to guest speakers. Students may incorporate these findings into their projects.

Through this, the students will understand a variety of approaches and open methodologies needed within the foundation studies, to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to create a portfolio of work which will help them progress further to the BA Honours programmes.

 

Methods of Assessment

The programme is offered in full-time study mode only. Students must complete and pass each module to be eligible for the Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing award. The programme is taught and assessed in English.

 

Student Testimonials

‘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.’

Hu Jing Wen

MDIS Graduate, 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.’

Ler Pei Wei
MDIS Student, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)

 

 

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

The objective of this module is to develop student observation and visual appreciation skills. Students will learn how to explain their design ideas through illustration and flat technical drawing. They will develop practical colouring skills to render different textile textures and patterns. Students will record the design process through the sketchbook, using various media and techniques.

Patternmaking and Production


The aim of this module is to allow students to transform their sketches into wearable dresses. Students will learn elementary patternmaking principles and methods for women wear. They will familiarize with basic production techniques, including fabric cutting and manipulation, sewing, and finishing.

Fashion History and Culture

This module intends to situate fashion in a broader historical and cultural context. Students will investigate how different social, national, ethnic and gender factors affect the way individuals and groups construct and project their identities through their dress. They will be introduced to a range of research approaches to improve their communication skills.

Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

This modules aims to provide the necessary understanding of the fashion industry. Students will practice essential market research skills to analyse consumer behaviour and forecast future trends. They will study key merchandising, marketing, branding and promotion principles to develop original strategies and tactics.

Fashion Experimentation

The objective of this module is to nurture student creativity through the exploration of mix media. Students will discover various material manipulation and decoration methods. They will gain visual communication skills to communicate their unique ideas through compelling mood-boards and presentations.

Design Development

This module combines the visual, cultural, production and business knowledge into a single package. Students will go through the whole design development process – from the conceptualization stage to the creation of original outfits. They will refine their production skills and develop their own portfolio.

All assessment is based on 100% coursework.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.


 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme (International students only)

The Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a nine months programme. It is divided into three terms, a total of 6 modules.

Commencement Date

Class Commencement for 2015 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2015  Feb 2016
  May 2015 May 2016
  Sep 2015  Jun 2016

 

Fees

: : Application Fees            S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees                    S$10,486

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included. 

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Grade 5 in any 3 GCE N Level subjects with one year of related working experience or
  • Grade C6 in any 2 GCE O Level subjects or
  • NITEC (in Fashion Apparel Production & Design, Visual Communication, Product Design, Retail Services may have up to 2 modules exemption) or
  • Higher NITEC (in Visual Merchandising and in Retail Merchandising may have up to 2 modules exemption)
 

Additional Criteria

  • All applicants must possess a minimum C6 grade in English Language (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Levels;

     OR

  • A minimum score of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System);

    OR

  • A minimum score of 550 points (Paper-based) or 213 points (Computer-based) or 79 points (Internet-based) in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language);

    OR

  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS;

    OR

  • Pass the Advanced Level of MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE);

    Candidates with working experiences or other qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

 

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 (Local students only)

The Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a nine months programme. It is divided into three terms, a total of 6 modules.

Commencement Date

Class Commencement for 2015 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2015  Feb 2016
  May 2015 May 2016
  Sep 2015  Jun 2016

 

Fees

Application Fees                           S$21.40

Full-Time Programme (9-months)

  • Non-Tuition Fees                    S$359.73
  • Tuition Fees                            S$8,988.00
  • Total Course Fees                S$9,347.73

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Grade 5 in any 3 GCE N Level subjects with one year of related working experience or
  • Grade C6 in any 2 GCE O Level subjects or
  • NITEC (in Fashion Apparel Production & Design, Visual Communication, Product Design, Retail Services may have up to 2 modules exemption) or
  • Higher NITEC (in Visual Merchandising and in Retail Merchandising may have up to 2 modules exemption)

Additional requirements:

  • All applicants must possess a minimum C6 grade in English Language (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Levels;

     OR

  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS;

    OR

  • A minimum score of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System);

    OR

  • A minimum score of 550 points (Paper-based) or 213 points (Computer-based) or 79 points (Internet-based) in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language);
  • Pass the Advanced Level of MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE);

 

 

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.

 

  1. 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

  2. CREDIT CARD INTEREST FREE 0%  INSTALMENT PLANS

    For All Programmes (Available in 6, 12 or 24 months)

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    Standard Chartered
    Bank
    Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
    POSB/DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.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
    Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
    Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 9 months
Award | DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2015

For Full-time Programme
Feb, May, Sep

CONTACT DETAILS  

MDIS Dhoby Ghaut  :+65 6372 1000
MDIS Main Campus :+65 6247 9111

 

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