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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcast Media Production (Top-up)
Awarded by Teesside University, UK


Duration Full-Time Intake
Year 2 Entry 16 Months Nov 2019
Year 3 Entry 8 Months Sep 2019

Entry Requirements


Applicants must be age 17 and above and meet one of the following requirements:


For Year 2 entry:


  • Higher Diploma+ in Mass Communications; OR
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.

For Year 3 entry:


  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas with a pass grade; OR
  • Overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education; OR
  • Higher National Diploma level qualifications in Mass Media related disciplines; OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.

+ Formally known as International Diploma in Mass Communications.


Language Proficiency


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

  • Possess a C6 in English at GCE 'O' Levels; OR
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5); OR
  • Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate In English; OR
  • Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level.

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice (Top-Up)
Awarded by University of Portsmouth, UK


Duration Full-Time Intake
Year 2 Entry 16 Months Jul 2019
Year 3 Entry 8 Months Nov 2019

Entry Requirements


Applicants must be age 17 and above and meet one of the following requirements:


For Year 2 entry^:


  • Higher Diploma+ in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS; OR
  • Relevant Diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*.

For Year 3 entry^:


  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade*;OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education*; OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in media-and-communications-related disciplines*; OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*.

^ Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme and/or from International Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS to secure entry into the programme.

* All applications are subject to University's approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

+ Formally known as International Diploma in Mass Communications.


Language Proficiency


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

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Levels; OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5); OR
  • TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent; OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in MDIS (PCIE); OR
  • Equivalent.

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication
Awarded by University of Sunderland, UK


Duration Full-Time Intake
Year 2 Entry 18 Months TBA
Year 3 Entry 9 Months TBA

Duration Part-Time Intake
Year 2 Entry 24 Months TBA
Year 3 Entry 12 Months Jun 2019

Entry Requirements


Applicants must be of age 17 and above and must possess one of the following entrance requirement:


For Year 2 entry:


  • International Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS; OR
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education; OR
  • Polytechnic diplomas which have covered the content and learning outcomes of Year 1.

For Year 3 entry:


  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade; OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education; OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications in media-and-communications-related discipline related disciplines; OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.

Language Proficiency


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

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level; OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5); OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); OR
  • Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 52 overall; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above; OR
  • Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level; OR
  • Equivalent.

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Higher Diploma in Mass Communications
Awarded by MDIS


Structure Duration Intake
Full-time

7 Months

Apr 2019
Jul 2019
Nov 2019

Entry Requirements


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


2 GCE 'A' Levels; OR

International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS; OR

Relevant Diplomas from local polytechnics or other PEIs (with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education); OR

International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education; OR

Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years’ relevant work experience).


Language Proficiency


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

At least a C6 pass for 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 conducted by MDIS; OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English.


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International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art
Awarded by MDIS


Structure Duration Intake
Full-time
6 Months
Jul 2019
Sep 2019
Part-time
8 Months
Jul 2019
Nov 2019

Entry Requirements


Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least 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.


Language Proficiency


At least a C6 pass for English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent;

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 language or 2nd language).



  • Listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 (601-800th world band listing)
  • A silver rating in the Government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018


  • Ranked 37th best University in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • ‘Gold’ rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Top 25 universities in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018


  • Ranked 15th in the UK for Media and Film Studies by The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Research in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies at Sunderland has been described as ‘World-leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework
  • Listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 (151-200th world band listing)

Why MDIS Mass Communications?

Internship Oppotunities & Industrial Visits


Students stand a chance to gain internship opportunities and to visit renowned industries like MediaCorp, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Kiss 92 Radio FM to understand the practice of broadcast media.

Studio Facilities


Fully-equipped Radio and TV Studios, as well as Audio and Video editing suites for students to learn relevant skills and gain practical knowledge.

Studio Facilities


Fully-equipped Radio and TV Studios, as well as Audio and Video editing suites for students to learn relevant skills and gain practical knowledge.

Internship Oppotunities & Industrial Visits


Students stand a chance to gain internship opportunities and to visit renowned industries like MediaCorp, SPH and Kiss 92 FM to understand the practice of broadcast media.

Film Competitions


Participation in competitions such as 48 Hour Film Project, Cathay Motion Picture Award and Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition to shape students for the real-world environment.

Preview Session

Enjoy up to S$2,000 Preview Rebates! T&C apply.

SPEAKER

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MS. KAREN ONG
HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

DATE 25 Jun 2019 (Tue)
TIME 7:00 PM
VENUE MDIS Campus
Block G, Media Hub
501 Stirling Road, Singapore 148951
(Near Queenstown MRT)
  • Learn how to acquire the skills you need to start or advance your career in the media industry.
  • Discover the challenging but rewarding careers in all facets of mass communications, ranging from journalism, public relations, broadcasting, radio presenting and more.
  • Find out how you can continue your diploma to bachelors degree programme through our clear progression pathway.
  • Visit our well-equipped TV and Radio studios and understand how different facilities works for students’ practical training.

Career Opportunities

  • Account Servicing
  • Creative Services
  • Copywriter
  • Media Planner
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Research
  • Strategic Planner
  • PR Consultant
  • Corporate Communications
  • Events Planning
  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Feature Writer
  • Editor
  • Media Content
  • Creator
  • Studio Director/Producer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Disk Jockey
  • Programme Host
  • Newscaster
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Technical Crew
  • Marketing Communications
  • Brand Consultant
  • MICE Specialist
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Interactive Media Specialist and more.

Testimonials

what students say

“I found out what I really want to do in the future and that’s one of the biggest strength of this course as it touches all kinds of media that you really want to pursue”

- Mr Sang Minn Lee, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (Awarded by the University of Sunderland,UK)

“The curriculum has been extremely broad-spectrum. We’ve been doing topics from politics to philosophy, advertising, scripting and research methodologies. I’m only halfway through the programme and I’ve already learnt a lot.”

- Ms Alison Yeo Wenzhi, Bachelor of Arts (in Liberal Studies with concentration in Mass Communications) (Top-up) (Awarded by Oklahoma City University, USA)

“I really enjoy the facilities here where I can have full access to the studio to create videos. I get to do so many hands-on stuff and this is why I enjoy doing broadcast media.”

- Ms Nicolette Lorainne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcast Media Production (Top-up) (Awarded by Teesside University, UK)