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Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
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Students from MDIS School of Media & Communications

Objectives

  • To equip participants with the necessary knowledge and pre-requisites needed to pursue an undergraduate programme in Mass Communications
  • To develop the analytical, planning, and communicative abilities of participants
  • To enhance the effectiveness of participants' practical skills and techniques through action-based training

 

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 complete the programme will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS.

Testimonials

Mr Oliver Sayson
MDIS Graduate 2012, Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications

"The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has a very established School of Media and Communications with a solid branding that I am very assured of. The lecturers are highly qualified, passionate in what they do and often share anecdotes about the work experiences."

Extracted from Xross Roads - Guide to Diploma, January 2012

 

 

 

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.

 

Structure and Professional Practice of Print Media

To introduce students to the impact, function, development and effects of the print media in the contemporary world.

Media Ethics and Law

To introduce students to the legal and ethical aspects of Publishing and Broadcasting.

Advertising: Strategic Planning & Management

To introduce students to all facets of the advertising profession.

Structure and Professional Practice of Broadcast Media

To introduce students to the impact, function, development and effects of the electronic media in the contemporary world.

Mass Media Research

To introduce students to the fundamentals of mass communication research methods and the application of such research in mass media.

Public Relations: Strategic Planning & Management

To introduce students to the current policies and procedures in the practice of public relations.

Graduation Project

As part of the requirement for successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications programme, all course participants will have to undertake a graduation project.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

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

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

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

Structure and Duration

 

Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 6 modules and 1 project
  • 6 months

 

 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
6 Months Full-Time Programme Jan 2017 Jun 2017
  Apr 2017 Sep 2017


Fees

: : Application Fee       S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees           S$6,955.00

* 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:

  • Full GCE 'A' Levels (with average 'C' grade and excluding language subjects)

    OR

  • Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS or other recognised local/overseas polytechnics or other Private Education Institutions (PEI)

    OR

  • Other equivalent qualification may be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Criteria:

Applicants must possess a C6 credit in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level, or

  • Achieve a minimum of band 5.5 (with no sub-band less than 5.0) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • Score a minimum of 196 points (computer-based), 69-70 points (internet-based) or 525 points (paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • Applicants may be exempted from IETLS if they have completed at least two years and graduated from a government accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction. A letter of verification from the school is required for admission consideration.

Advanced Diploma graduates who wish to apply to the Bachelor of Arts (in Liberal Studies with concentration in Mass Communications) programme must meet its additional entry requirements.

 

 

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 (for Local students only)

  • 6 modules and 1 project
  • 6 months


Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 6 modules and 1 project
  • 9 months

 

 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
6 Months Full-Time Programme Jan 2017 Jun 2017
  Apr 2017 Sep 2017
9 Months Part-Time Programme Feb 2017 Oct 2017
  May 2017 Jan 2018

 

 

 

Fees

Application Fee                 S$21.40

Full-Time Programme (6-Month)

  • Tuition Fees                S$5,029.00
  • Non-tuition Fees          S$341.92
  • Total Course Fees     S$5,370.92

 

Part-Time Programme (9-Month)

  • Tuition Fees                S$4,708.00
  • Non-tuition Fees          S$187.78
  • Total Course Fees     S$4,895.78

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:

  • 4 GCE 'A' Levels (with average 'C' grade and excluding language/mother tongue subjects)

    OR

  • Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS or other recognised local/overseas polytechnics or other Private Education Institutions (PEI)

    OR

  • Other equivalent qualification may be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Criteria:

Applicants must possess a C6 credit in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level, or

  • Achieve a minimum of band 5.5 (with no sub-band less than 5.0) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • Score a minimum of 196 points (computer-based), 69-70 points (internet-based) or 525 points (paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • Applicants may be exempted from IETLS if they have completed at least two years and graduated from a government accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction. A letter of verification from the school is required for admission consideration.

Advanced Diploma graduates who wish to apply to Bachelor of Arts (in Liberal Studies with concentration in Mass Communications) programme must meet its additional entry requirements.

 

 

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% 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
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.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

 

 

For Degree & Masters Programmes (Available in 24 months)

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

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: 6 months, Part-time: 9 months
Award | ADVANCED DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Full-Time Programme:                 
Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov

For Part-Time Programme:
Feb, May, Aug, Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

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