Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Arts Management

Introduction

This is a one-year undergraduate “top up” course validated by the University of Essex, UK which takes you beyond the Diploma in Arts Management.

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Arts Management course aims to enhance your understanding and skills in managing arts and cultural projects and organisations.

You will extend your capabilities in research, business management, marketing, strategic planning, and project management to a higher level. With an emphasis on self-directed learning, the programme aims to develop your independent critical thinking and communication skills.

You will be taught by a faculty of experienced lecturers and be given opportunities to learn from key players in the arts and cultural industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and write a research paper on an important aspect of the arts and cultural industry
  • Assess, analyse and develop solutions for management issues in arts and cultural organisations
  • Apply complex marketing concepts to devise a marketing plan for the arts
  • Develop a strategic management plan to position an arts and cultural organisation in the industry
  • Develop and write an extended proposal for an arts and cultural project
Code Title Semester Credits
AM4101 Research Methodology 1 15

This module aims to introduce students to the process of conducting an academic inquiry. Students will be taught how to identify research gaps, formulate research questions, evaluate existing literature, select appropriate methods and techniques for collecting data, plan and manage a research study, and write a convincing research proposal.

AM4102 Principles of Management for Arts Managers 1 15

In this module, students study a range of management principles. Through recent case studies, they will explore how these principles can be applied to enhance the management of arts and cultural organisations.

AM4103 Arts and Culture Industry Project 1 30

This module aims to equip students with the essential skills to write a project proposal for an arts and cultural event. Students will be taught how to analyse the external environment to formulate a desirable, feasible and viable project.

AM4201 Marketing Communication for Arts and Culture 2 15

This module explores the role of marketing communications in the arts and culture industry. Students will gain an understanding of the communication processes that underpin effective marketing activities.

AM4202 Strategic Management for Arts and Culture Organisations 2 15

This module aims to provide insights into strategies that can help arts managers achieve sustainable competitive advantage in a changing business environment.

AM4203 Arts and Culture Industry Study 2 30

This module aims to guide students in the process of conducting research on an aspect of the arts and culture industry. Students will learn the essential components of a research paper and how to present a convincing argument.

Top-up degree courses in collaboration with University of Essex

Requirements

  1. A graduate of NAFA’s Diploma in Arts Management or its equivalent
  2. Satisfactory completion of an admission interview
  3. Applicants should be 19 years of age or older in the year of admission
  4. Language Proficiency: The University of Essex normally assumes that anyone educated in Singapore is fluent in English. If you have successfully completed post-secondary (e.g. Diploma) education in the medium of English, you will not normally be asked for additional evidence of proficiency. The minimum requirements for (international) students who have not studied in the medium of English is IELTS Band 6 or equivalent; including a score of Band 6 in the written component.

Course fees indicated here apply to top-up degree courses in the academic year of 2017, with studies commencing on 31 July 2017. All annual fees are based on 120 credits per year, for all top-up Degree Courses and are inclusive of 7% GST.

Course Fee S$20,400 per annum

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These are the fees payable during application Singapore Citizens & PR International Students
Application Fee & Admission Test/ Audition Fee for 1st choice S$70 S$100

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any optional fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected when the need arises.

Purpose of Fee Amount (with GST, if any)
Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Fee S$100 per year
Administrative fee (including Student Card & Library Membership)
(refundable only if international student’s pass application is rejected by ICA)
S$300 per course
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee
(refundable only if international student’s pass application is rejected by ICA)
S$60 per year
Late Payment Charge (non-refundable) S$15 per month
Retake Module Fee Prevailing Full Course Fee/ Total Credits multiply by number of Retake Module Credits
Reassessment Module Fee S$107 + Amount charged by Partner University
Estimated Course Material Fees (payable to third party) S$1,000 - S$3,800 per year
Bank administrative charges for telegraphic transfer imposed by the beneficiary bank (payable to third party) (non-refundable) S$30 - S$150 per transaction
Estimated Graduation Show Fee (for final year students, if applicable) S$1,000 to S$3,000
Air Fare (for optional Study trip, payable to third party) S$1,000 to S$2,500
Individual Overseas Expenditures
(for optional Study trip, payable to third party)
S$2,000 to S$3,000
Travel Insurance (payable to third party) S$60 - S$120

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NAFA has put in place the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) by way of insurance facility to protect the fees of students paid to NAFA. The FPS covers the Tuition Fee which is paid by students in every semester. Students will receive a copy of the certificate of insurance from our appointed FPS provider by way of email. The insured period will commence from the fee payment date or the date when the money is credited to NAFA’s Bank account (via Telegraphic Transfer). For more details about FPS, please check the Council of Private Education website at www.cpe.gov.sg.

The Bachelor of Music with Honours course funded by Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) is exempted from Fee Protection Scheme.

Fee Protection Scheme Certificate
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NAFA students taking full-time programs are covered by a medical insurance scheme that provides 24-hour annual coverage of up to S$20,000 per student for hospitalisation and medical treatments in government and restructured hospitals in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities), throughout the course duration.

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or non-Student’s Pass international students who are protected by his/ her own insurance coverage in Singapore can opt-out from the scheme arranged by the Academy if the preceding condition holds. Student’s Pass holders are not allowed to opt-out of the insurance scheme. Students who wish to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme, must submit copy of their medical insurance policy together with their Student Contract.

Please call the Office of Student Care and Internship at 6512 6142 or email studentcare@nafa.edu.sg for enquiries regarding medical insurance claims or application to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme.



Application period for AY2017/2018 intake opens 3 January and ends 31 March 2017.

  1. Apply online
  2. Upon completion of the online application, please print a copy of the Application Acknowledgment page.
  3. Submit all required documents listed below to the Student Admissions Office, NAFA Campus 1, for our verification within five working days from the date of your online application:
    1. Academic certificate and transcript (all diploma transcripts and graduation certificates)
    2. For NAFA current Year 3 applicants, please provide all transcripts from Year 1 to Year 3 Semester 1, and input your Year 3 Semester 1 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the online application system
    3. English qualification (GCE ‘A’ level/GCE ‘O’ level/TOEFL/TOEFL iBT/IELTS result)
    4. NRIC or passport or valid Student’s Pass
  4. Proceed to pay the application fee at the cashier counter in NAFA. If applicants choose to pay the application fee via PayPal, they will be required to upload the above documents during application
  5. Receive a portfolio interview/audition date via email from the Student Admissions Office. Interview date and time will be allocated upon receipt of all completed supporting documents and application fee payment.
  6. Bring your artwork/portfolio and attend your interview/audition at our campus.
  7. You will receive a letter by post indicating the outcome of your application within 4-6 weeks after your interview.

Upon completion of this course, you may look forward to the following career options:

  • Artist Liaison & Management
  • Arts Administration & Management
  • Arts Education & Outreach
  • Arts Marketing & Public Relations
  • Arts Programming
  • Community Arts
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Exhibition Design & Display
  • Fundraising
  • Heritage Management
  • Stage & Production Management

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