Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice (Top-Up)

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by University of Portsmouth, UK


Course introduction

Introduction


Programme Objectives

  • To provide a challenging and stimulating study environment.
  • To provide a framework allowing students to follow a coherent but varied programme of study.
  • To develop skills of critical thinking.
  • To encourage the development of sophisticated skills of research.
  • To promote the student’s ability to make independent judgements of a wide range of texts, visual and written.
  • To equip students with other transferable skills for flexibility in the context of changing labour markets.
  • To foster knowledge and understanding of the media and related industries.
  • To challenge individuals in a supportive environment to realise their potential as reflective thinkers, researchers and practitioners.
  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge required to maximise career and postgraduate study opportunities.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure



Year 2
Form and Function
Transmedia Narratives and Strategies
Digital Photography
Media Networks: Exploring Digital Culture
Social Issues in the Media
The Media and Propaganda

Year 3
Final Year Project*
Film and Media Dissertation*
Cultures of Consumption
Interdisciplinary Group Project
Media Fan Cultures
The Entertainment Industries
* Student can choose either the Final Year Project or Film and Media dissertation as their Core Module in Year 3.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must be of 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.

English Language Requirement


Applications 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



Entry Requirements


Local Application

Entry Requirements


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 Level 4 / 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 Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / 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 Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / 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 Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / 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 onto the programme.
* All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

English Language Requirement

Applications 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
• TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent.

International Application

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be age 17 and above and meet one of the following requirements:
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*
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 onto the programme.
* All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.
+ Formally known as International Diploma in Mass Communications.

English Language Requirement

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



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Duration

Year 2
Full-time  : 16 months
Part-time : 24 months

Year 3
Full-time  : 8 months
Part-time : 12 months

 



Fees & Funding

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