Established in 1938, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts institution. The academy is known for its rigorous and high-quality curriculum, innovative and practitioners-led teaching approach, diverse artistic creations and community outreach. NAFA offers full-time diploma and degree programmes across three schools: School of Art & Design comprising Fine Art, 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies programmes, School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre and School of Music.
NAFA’s courses are designed and delivered by experienced art educators and leading industry practitioners, and its academic schools regularly review and refine their curriculum to reflect the changing needs of the industry. NAFA has nurtured 13 recipients of the Cultural Medallion, while another 14 alumni have been presented the Young Artist Award. With a rich heritage, established track record and an unwavering dedication to the highest standards of arts education, NAFA strives to live up to its mission “to inspire learning and growth through the arts”.
Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
Established as an institution of higher learning in 1992, Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) academic schools offer quality education and training through more than 35 full-time diploma courses and common entry programmes. NYP also has a full suite of continuing education and training (CET) options for lifelong learning, ranging from specialist and advanced diplomas, to SkillsFuture modules and courses.
School of Design, Nanyang Polytechnic
The School of Design (SDN) prepares young talents for the creative industries. Our students learn to blend art, design, and technology to develop user-centric solutions that are aesthetically pleasant, technically viable, practical, environmentally-friendly and efficient.
SDN offers three exciting design diploma courses: Experiential Product & Interior Design, Visual Communication and Architecture.
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) - The Glasgow School of Art
Founded in 1845, The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is one of the last remaining independent art schools in the United Kingdom and is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of developments in visual culture. In 2011 the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and GSA entered their cross-institutional partnership with Temasek Polytechnic (TP) to nurture enterprising and confident graduates who contribute to Singapore’s creative endeavours. In collaboration with SIT, The Glasgow School of Art Singapore delivers years 3 and 4 of its Bachelor of Art (Hons) programmes in Communication Design and Interior Design in Singapore. Around 100 students have graduated from GSA Singapore every year since 2014.
LASALLE College of the Arts
Asia’s leading tertiary institution in contemporary arts and design education and practice.
LASALLE College of the Arts offers 30 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fine arts, design communication, interior design, product design, film, animation, fashion, dance, music, theatre, arts management, arts pedagogy and practice, art therapy, Asian art histories and creative writing.
LASALLE provides a nurturing, interdisciplinary learning environment to inspire the next generation of forward-looking, globally engaged artists, designers and leaders of creative industries.
Its faculty is led by a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers, and their practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of excellence.
Founded in 1984 by the late De La Salle Brother Joseph McNally – a visionary artist and educator – LASALLE is a non-profit private educational institution. The College receives tuition grant support from Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Its degree programmes are validated by Goldsmiths, University of London.