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International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

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 complete 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 International Diploma in Mass Communications. 
 

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

 

 

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.

 

Human & Mass Communications : Structure & Process

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the processes, variables and concepts in verbal and non-verbal communications. They will acquire the fundamental skills and strategies involved in effective human organisational communications. The course will also develop their awareness of the crucial challenges of communications in today's 'global village'.


Social Behavioural Studies

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of human interaction, with special emphasis on the individual social world. They will develop the impetus to think, perceive and act as social psychologists which will enhance their skills in interpersonal/ group interaction. In the process, they will acquire the basic skills in data gathering and analysis and when conducting social research. Students will also be given the opportunity to apply their psychological knowledge in analysing contemporary issue.
 

The Dynamics of Mass Communications

Students will be given an overview of mass communication systems. The students will gain an understanding of the development, nature and function of the press, radio, television, film, recording, advertising and public relations. Students will also be made aware of the latest media trends and the effects of mass communications on society.


Techniques of Professional Speaking & Writing

To enable students to acquire the basic and necessary receptive and productive skills for professional written and oral communication.


TV & Radio Production

To provide an understanding of the basic techniques in radio and TV production, as well as in the process of dramatic and non-dramatic film production.


Journalism & News Broadcasting

To acquire the basic skills of professional news writing and examine the fundamentals involved in the news gathering process. They will gain competence in accurate fact gathering and investigative reporting. Student will also be able integrate and develop an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in professional news reporting.


Advertising: Strategy & Effective Practice

To provide an understanding of the strategies of the advertising and apply them in the area of marketing communication. They will examine how the different media operate as well as the research and media buying functions. Students will also be able to relate international and regional advertising strategies and programmes to the local scene.


Public Relations: Strategy & Effective Practice

To help students gain competence in basic public relations skills and utilise them in analysing public relations programmes. They will also examine public relations opportunities in Asia and suggest applicable strategies in programme implementation.
 

Graduation Project

As part of the requirement for successful completion of the 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   : 7 months
 

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
7 Months Full-time Programme Jul 2017
  Oct 2017

 

Fees

Application Fee                       S$ 321.00

Tuition Fees                         S$ 7,490.00

Note:
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:

  • - Obtained at least a Grade 'C6' in any 2 GCE 'O' Level subjects (excluding English Language); or
  • - Higher NITEC / NITEC qualifications; or
  • - International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education.


Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet at least one of the stated English Language requirements :

  • - At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) 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.

     

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   : 7 months

Part-Time Programme  : 12 months

 

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
7 Months Full-time Programme Jul 2017
  Oct 2017
12 Months Part-time Programme Aug 2017
  Nov 2017

 

Fees

Application Fee                        S$ 21.40

Full-Time Programme
Tuition Fees                         S$ 6,634.00

Non-tuition Fees                     S$ 456.62

Total Course Fees                S$ 7,090.62

 

Part-Time Programme 
Tuition Fees                         S$ 6,420.00

Non-tuition Fees                     S$ 195.49

Total Course Fees                S$ 6,615.49


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 fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) 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:

  • - Obtained at least a Grade 'C6' in any 2 GCE 'O' Level subjects (excluding English Language) ; or
  • - Higher NITEC / NITEC qualifications; or
  • - International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education.


Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet at least one of the stated English Language requirements:-

  • - At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) 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. 
     

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 : 7 Months
Part-time: 12 Months

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class intake for 2017

For Full-Time Programme:      
          
Jul, Oct

For Part-Time Programme:
Aug, Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
+65 6796 7660

 

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