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NAFA Established: 1938

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655

Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts is Singapore’s pioneer arts education institution. Widely recognised in Southeast Asia, NAFA’s reputation is founded on its innovative curriculum and teaching approaches, as well as its diverse artistic creations.

  • 2,000-2,999
    Total Students
  • SGD 8,261
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • SGD 8,424
    Living On-campus(average per year*)

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Overview

Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts education institution, well-known for grooming diverse artistic talent. Through research-based practice and experiential learning, NAFA nurtures creative talent who lead at the forefront of both traditional and contemporary art practices, in Singapore and abroad.

NAFA receives polytechnic-level funding from the Ministry of Education, Singapore and is the first comprehensive arts education institution to receive the coveted 4-year EduTrust certification awarded by the Council for Private Education in 2011.

The Academy offers a comprehensive range of full-time diploma courses and delivers degree programmes in partnership with reputable universities from Singapore and the UK. Programmes are structured under three schools: the School of Art and Design (which offers fine art, design and media, fashion studies and 3D design), the School of Music (which offers classical Western and Chinese music studies) and the School of Arts Management, Dance and Theatre.

Since 1999, NAFA has received polytechnic-level funding from the Ministry of Education, Singapore, and in 2011, the Academy became the first comprehensive arts education institution to receive the coveted 4-year EduTrust certification awarded by the Council for Private Education.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • SGD 23,135 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

3D Design

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Spatial Design
  • Diploma in Design (Furniture and Spatial)
  • Diploma in Design (Interior and Exhibition)
  • Diploma in Design (Landscape and Architecture)
  • Diploma in Design (Object and Jewellery)

Arts Management

  • Diploma in Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Arts Management

Design & Media

  • Diploma in Advertising
  • Diploma in Graphic Communication
  • Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation
  • Diploma in Screen Media

Fashion Studies

  • Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion and Marketing

Fine Art

  • Diploma in Fine Art
  • Diploma in Art Teaching

Dance

  • Diploma in Dance

Music

  • Diploma in Music
  • Diploma in Music Teaching
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons)
  • Music Preparatory Course
  • Specialist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting

Theatre

  • Diploma in Theatre (English Drama)
  • Diploma in Theatre (Mandarin Drama)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Theatre Arts

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.0

Student Life

  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Private
    Control type
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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