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Sabrina Long

Dean, School of Art & Design

Dean

3D Design

Qualification

Master in Education,
University of Adelaide, Australia

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE),
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design (Furniture and Product Design),
Kingston University, UK

Exchange Studies,
AIVE (Academy of Industrial Design and Visual Arts), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Postgraduate Summer Course in Industrial Design,
Domus Academy, Milan, Italy

Diploma in Product Design,
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Biography

As the Dean of School of Art and Design, Sabrina oversees the degree, diploma and certificate courses in 4 programmes - 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies and Fine Art.

Prior to this deanship, Sabrina led the 3D Design programme for 10 years and developed the areas of 3-Dimensional Design and Spatial Design comprising of Furniture & Spatial, Object & Jewelry, Interior & Exhibition Design and Landscape & Architecture. Under her leadership, Sabrina spearheaded a number of initiatives which include the development of the double majors learning and practice. She is a firm advocate of the engagement of students in professional practice and work on ‘live’ client projects. The accolades of furniture and object design course include major awards in local and regional design competitions. Under her mentorship, students and alumni have been winning awards at major international competitions - Red Dot Concept Award, Design Quest from USA, IAI Awards in China and locally at Furniture Design Awards. The NAFA’s 3D Design programme has established an enviable reputation of outstanding designers who are also creative entrepreneurs on the global arena.

She holds a Master in Education and her research interests lie in developing strategies to improve students’ learning and advocating systems of assessment in design education that is compatible with an industrial benchmark. Sabrina has an impressive professional career, having worked in Hong Kong and Singapore, where she specialised in kitchen systems and furniture design. Her professional practice extends to contributing articles for design magazines, journals and was a member of the URA Conservation Review Committee as well as jury in regional and local design competitions such as the Design & Technology Awards for MOE schools.