NAFA opened its doors in 1938 with 14 students in Fine Art to embark on a bold artistic journey challenging convention and embracing change. Today, it is regarded as the premier, full-fledged arts institution in Singapore and the region, producing a long list of outstanding artists, designers, performing arts professionals and illustrious alumni.
Over the years, NAFA has earned an international reputation for its high-quality curricula, innovative teaching, artistic creations and community outreach.
In Apr 1999, the Singapore Government upgraded NAFA's status to that of a tertiary institution. NAFA now receives polytechnic-level funding from the Ministry of Education for all its diploma programmes.
Currently, NAFA has 8 departments in its Academic Wing, namely 3D Design; Arts Management & Education; Design & Media; Fine Arts; Fashion Studies; Dance; Music and Theatre. Collectively, they offer a diverse array of full-time Diploma and part-time Certificate courses to talented individuals from locally, as well as from overseas who aspire for rewarding careers in Singapore's burgeoning cre...
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By MRT: 1) Alight at Bugis station if travelling by the East-West line (Green line); 2) Alight at Dhoby Ghaut station if travelling by the North-East line (purple line).
By Bus: 1) Along Bencoolen Street - Nos. 64, 65, 139 (all SBS Transit); NR6 (SMRT).
2) Along Bras Basah Road - Nos. 7, 14, 16, 36, 111, 124, 162, 174, 175, Express 518 (all SBS Transit); 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700/700A, NR7 (all SMRT).
3) Along Middle Road - No. 56 (SBS Transit).
Information For Undergraduates
The following full-time, 3-year Diploma programmes are offered: Environmental Design; Fine Art; Interior Design; Visual Communication; Multimedia; Arts Management; Dance; Music (Performance); Theatre; Theatre Production Design; Fashion Design; Fashion Merchandising & Marketing.
These franchised / validated BA (Hons) Degree programmes are also available: Exhibition & Retail Design; Interior Design; Graphic Communication; Multimedia Design; Fine Art with Contemporary Writing; Fine Art: Painting & Drawing; Arts Management; Music; Theatre Arts; Dance (Bachelor of Fine Arts); Fashion Design; Fashion Design with Textiles; Fashion & Marketing.
Information For Postgraduates
Master's Degree programmes being offered include the following: MA Spatial Design; MA 3D Digital Design; MA Smart Design; MA Contemporary Practice.
Information For International Students
All international applicants for the Diploma programmes are required to attend and pass the Entrance Test / Audition Interview conducted by NAFA.
The minimum entry requirement is 4 or more GCE "O" Level credits (A1-C6) or their equivalent, excluding English.
The English proficiency required for admisison is (i) a grade of C6 or better for the GCE "O" Level English paper; or (ii) a TOEFL score of 500 or above or IELTS Band 5 or higher.
Visit us (open days)
Orientation 2007: 19, 20 & 21 July
Commencement of Academic Year 2007: 23 July, Mon
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