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


New digital technologies bring about fundamental shifts in the way we produce, distribute and consume media. This degree combines practical digital media production skills with the critical study of new media forms. Essentially, you will develop creative and professional new media techniques associated with the contemporary, emerging and multi-platform digital media industry.

The overall aims of the programme are:

  • 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.



Entry Requirements


Local and International Application
Entry 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 Requirements
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



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


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

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



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

Full-time
 Duration & Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Year 2 (16 Months)  S$23,540.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Year 3 (8 Months)  S$11,770.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Application fees: S$32.10
Part-time
 Duration & Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Year 2 (24 Months)  S$23,219.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Year 3 (12 Months)  S$11,502.50  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Application fees: S$32.10


Fees & Structure (IInternational)
Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Year 2 (16 Months)  S$24,610.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
 Year 3 (8 Months)  S$12,305.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
Application fees: SGD481.50
Note:
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

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