Congratulations on the successful completion of your course with us!

The Academy has scheduled the Convocation Ceremony for our degree/diploma graduands on:

Date : 2 and 3 September 2017
Venue : Lee Foundation Theatre
  Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  151 Bencoolen Street (Campus 3)
  Singapore 189656

In order to ensure that the Convocation Ceremony is conducted in a manner befitting the occasion and the event progresses smoothly, we have enclosed a set of instructions to help you prepare for the ceremony. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at NAFA Convocation 2017!

Yours sincerely
Office of Student Affairs

Day 1 of Ceremony: 2 September 2017 (Saturday)

Ceremony Registration Time Ceremony Time Diplomas/Degrees to be presented
       
A 8.30am to 9.00am 9.45am to 11.00am School of Art & 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)
  • Diploma in 3D Design (Furniture Design)
  • Diploma in 3D Design (Interior Design)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Spatial Design




       
B 1.00pm to 1.30pm 2.00pm to 2.45pm School of Art & Design
  • Diploma in Art Teaching
  • Diploma in Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 3D Design: New Practice
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Communication




       
C 4.45pm to 5.15pm 5.45pm to 6.30pm School of Art & Design
  • Diploma in Graphic Communication
  • Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation






Day 2 of Ceremony: 3 September 2017 (Sunday)

Ceremony Registration Time Ceremony Time Diplomas/Degrees to be presented
       
D 8.30am to 9.00am 9.30am to 10.15am School of Art & Design
  • Diploma in Advertising
  • Diploma in Screen Media
  • Diploma in Design & Media (Advertising)
  • Diploma in Design & Media (Animation)
  • Diploma in Design & Media (Graphic Design)
  • Diploma in Design & Media (Illustration Design)
  • Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion and Marketing




       
E 12.30pm to 1.00pm 1.30pm to 2.20pm School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre
  • Diploma in Arts Management
  • Diploma in Arts Management (Performing Arts)
  • Diploma in Arts Management (Visual Arts)
  • Diploma in Theatre (English Drama)
  • Diploma in Theatre (Mandarin Drama)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Creative Industry Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theatre Arts




       
F 4.30pm to 5.00pm 5.30pm to 6.15pm School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre
  • Diploma in Dance
School of Music
  • Diploma in Music
  • Diploma in Music Teaching
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons)






    Ceremony A:
  • Grand Procession
  • Opening address by NAFA President
  • Address by Guest of Honour
    Mr Peter Tay
    Designer of the Year, President’s Design Award 2014
    Design Director of Peter Tay Studio
  • Presentation of Diplomas and Degrees
  • Presentation of Awards
    • Best Graduate Award
    • Embassy of Peru Award
    • Wu Tsung Kan Book Prize
    • NAFA President Award
    • NAFA Chairman Award
    • The Ngee Ann Kongsi Gold Medal
    • Distinguished Alumni Medal
  • Valedictorian Speech
  • Screening of Convocation Video
  • NAFA Song Performance
  • End of programme/Reception


  • Ceremonies B to F:
  • Grand Procession
  • Welcome address by NAFA Senior Management
  • Presentation of Diplomas and Degrees
  • Presentation of Best Graduate Awards
  • Valedictorian Speech
  • Screening of Convocation Video
  • NAFA Song Performance
  • End of programme/Reception
  • Diploma students who have successfully completed all requirements of their respective course of study and have received a ‘Letter of Course Completion 2017’ as well as an email and SMS invitation to NAFA Convocation 2017.
  • Degree students who have successfully completed all requirements of their respective course of study and have received an email and SMS invitation to NAFA Convocation 2017.
Students who are unsure of their graduation status and eligibility to attend the ceremony, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@nafa.edu.sg or call (65) 6512 6132 during office hours from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
All graduands who are attending the Convocation ceremony must register their attendance as well as rent the academic gown from the appointed academic dress management services provider, Serangoon Broadway.

Graduands without the academic gown will not be allowed to attend the ceremony. Male graduands who are currently serving National Service may choose to wear their army uniform (without the military cap) to the ceremony instead of the academic gown.

Please register your attendance and order your academic gown online at the Serangoon Broadway website at http://www.serangoonbroadway.com/ from 1 - 18 August 2017.

The rental fee and refundable security deposit are as follows:

Diploma Degree
(LU, UoE, UCLan)
Degree
(RCM, UEL)
Rental Fee for Academic Dress S$34 S$48 S$88
Refundable Security Deposit S$50 S$100 S$100

The rental fee and refundable security deposit have to be made to Serangoon Broadway during the academic dress collection. The preferred modes of payment are cash and NETS.

For graduands of the Bachelor of Music (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion & Marketing courses, Office of Student Affairs had earlier received your pre-order of the academic gown. However, you must still log in to the Serangoon Broadway website to confirm your attendance and book an appointment to collect your academic gown.

Log in instructions

  • Go to Serangoon Broadway homepage: http://www.serangoonbroadway.com/
  • Click on the ‘Ordering of Academic Dress’ icon at the bottom of the home page OR simply mouse over on the ‘Graduand Login’ (top navigation panel) and choose ‘Ordering of Academic Dress’ from the list
  • Select the NAFA logo
  • Select the graduation ceremony: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Convocation 2017
  • The log in username and password are as follows:

    Username: SBNAFA2017
    Password: SBNAFA0209

  • Log in, after which the subsequent steps are self-explanatory.
We regret that you will not be allowed to attend the ceremony if you do not register online to rent the academic gown and confirm your attendance by 18 August 2017.
Each graduand is allowed to invite a maximum of TWO guests to the ceremony. Please indicate the number of guests who will be attending the ceremony when you register your attendance online at the Serangoon Broadway portal. Admission Tickets will be issued for your guests when you collect your academic gown from Serangoon Broadway.

We regret that any children below the age of 7 will NOT BE ALLOWED to attend the ceremony.

Please be advised that your guests are to be formally dressed for the ceremony. Guests will be ushered for seating in the Lee Foundation Theatre at the following times (admission by tickets only):

Day 1 of Ceremony: 2 September 2017 (Saturday)

Ceremony Guest admission time to the Lee Foundation Theatre
A 8.45am - 9.15am
B 1.15pm - 1.45pm
C 5.00pm - 5.30pm


Day 2 of Ceremony: 3 September 2017 (Sunday)

Ceremony Guest admission time to the Lee Foundation Theatre
D 8.45am - 9.15am
E 12.45pm - 1.15pm
F 4.45pm - 5.15pm


Please note that all graduands are required to make an appointment online for the academic dress collection no later than 21 August 2017.

Graduands may choose to make an appointment for the academic dress collection immediately after the submission of the academic dress order form OR at any other convenient time by logging in again.

Please note the following date of collection and returning of academic dress:

Gown Collection Period : 22 - 27 August and 29 - 31 August 2017
Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. (Closed on Mondays and at 5.00pm on 1 September 2017)
Gown Returning Period : 6 - 10 September 2017

Note: Do collect your gowns early to avoid large crowds on the last few days of the collection period.

Address:
Serangoon Broadway Studio
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
(Parkroyal Hotel, opposite City Square Mall)
181 Kitchener Road #03-01
Singapore 208533

Telephone: (65) 6293 3998

Email: graduations@serangoonbroadway.com

Nearest MRT: Farrer Park Station (NE8)

Available Buses: 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857

Please be reminded that you must collect your Graduate Admission Card and Admission Tickets for your guests when you collect your academic gown from Serangoon Broadway.
As this is a formal occasion, you must be appropriately dressed for your graduation ceremony. Our staff will check your attire before you are allowed to register for the ceremony. If your attire is unacceptable, you will NOT BE ALLOWED to go on stage.

The following are the recommended dress code and hair appearance:

Female Graduands    
     
Attire
  • Dress/blouse, preferably long-sleeved, with high collar
  • Skirt length should be around knees or longer
  • Dress pants are permitted
  • Court shoes or pumps
Note: Women generally wear a lightweight dress/blouse and skirt, that is shorter than the graduation attire.

Hair
  • Neat hairdo/natural tone
  NAFA-Convocation-2015-Attire-Female

Male Graduands    
     
Attire
  • Long-sleeved shirt with tie and dark-coloured pants
  • Dark-coloured shoes with socks
Note: Men generally choose to wear dark trousers and a dress shirt and tie under their graduation attire.

Hair
  • Short neat hairdo/natural tone
  • Hair should not be below shirt collar
  • Tying of hair is not acceptable
  NAFA-Convocation-2015-Attire-Male

The following are examples of UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE:

General
Casual pants/jeans, t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, culottes, bermudas, sports shoes, slippers and open-toe sandals.

Female - Mini-skirts/skirts with exceptionally high slits and any dress considered provocative or revealing e.g. low-cut, bare midriff, transparent top, unbuttoned blouse, etc.
On the day of the convocation ceremony, all graduands must register within the stipulated reporting time at the Studio Theatre (Black Box), NAFA Campus 3 Wing A, Level 3.

The registration and reporting time is as follows:

Day 1 of Ceremony: 2 September 2017 (Saturday)

Ceremony Registration and Reporting Time
A 8.30am - 9.00am
B 1.00pm - 1.30pm
C 4.45pm - 5.15pm


Day 2 of Ceremony: 3 September 2017 (Sunday)

Ceremony Registration and Reporting Time
D 8.30am - 9.00am
E 12.30pm - 1.00pm
F 4.30pm - 5.00pm


Please note that graduands who fail to register by the stipulated reporting time will not be permitted to go on stage to receive their diploma/degree certificate. It is advisable that you report early, in case of long queues at the registration counter.

You are to show your Graduate Admission Card and NAFA Student Card/NRIC/Passport to the registration staff as proof of your identity. Please note that the Graduate Admission Card will be issued to you when you collect your academic gown from Serangoon Broadway.

You have to surrender your NAFA Student Card to the registration staff after your attendance is taken.

Upon successful registration, you will be issued with a seat number sticker. Please paste the sticker on your Graduate Admission Card immediately as your seating in the Lee Foundation Theatre will be strictly based on the pre-assigned seating arrangement.

Please note that you must carry your Graduate Admission Card with you at all times and you are to surrender the card to our staff just before you go on stage to receive your diploma/degree.
Please report early for the ceremony to allow sufficient time to put on your academic gown and hood. Staff from Serangoon Broadway will be present to assist you at the Studio Theatre (Black Box).

Graduands are advised NOT to bring along any valuables with them. NAFA will NOT be held responsible if you lose any of your belongings during the convocation. Please ask your family members or friends to look after your belongings during the ceremony.
You are advised to change into your academic gown immediately after registration. After the closing of the registration, you will be queued according to your seat number sequence in the Studio Theatre (Black Box) and will then be led by our ushers to enter the Lee Foundation Theatre for seating in an orderly manner.
A staff member will lead you to the side of the stage. When your name is read out, please move to the centre of the stage to receive your certificate folder from the Dean of School or University Vice-Chancellor.

You are to receive your certificate folder with both hands. A photograph will be taken as you shake hands with the Dean of School/University Vice-Chancellor. Please bow to the audience before moving off the stage.

You will receive an empty certificate folder on stage. Our ushers will guide you to collect your degree/diploma certificate from the “Certificate Collection Counter” before you return to your seat in the Theatre.

Reception

We are pleased to invite you and your guests to a reception after the convocation ceremony. Our ushers will guide you to the reception area after the ceremony.
Lee Foundation Theatre
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
151 Bencoolen Street (Campus 3)
Singapore 189656



Due to high traffic volume and limited parking lots, use of public transport is strongly encouraged.

By Train
  • Rochor Station (5-minute walk to NAFA Campus 3)
  • Bras Basah Station (7-minute walk to NAFA Campus 3)
  • Bugis Station (8-minute walk to NAFA Campus 3)
  • Dhoby Ghaut (11-minute walk to NAFA Campus 3)
By Bus
  • Opposite Burlington Square: 64, 65, 139
  • Fortune Centre: 56, 131, 147, 166, 857, 980
NAFA-Convocation-2017-Map

By Car
Car parks in NAFA Campus 3 and in proximity are indicated below for your reference.

The prevailing car parking rates are listed below:

NAFA Campus 3
151 Bencoolen Street

NAFA Campus 1
80 Bencoolen Street
  • 7.00am to 9.59pm: $1.07 per 30 minutes
  • 10.00pm to 7.00am: $2.14 per entry
Singapore Pools Building
210 Middle Road
Saturday
  • 8.00am to 5.00pm: $0.04 per minute
  • 5.01pm to 11.59pm: $0.02 per minute
  • 12.00am to 7.59am: $0.02 per minute
Sunday
  • 7.00am to 11.59am: $0.015 per minute
  • 12.00pm to 11.59pm: $0.02 per minute
  • 12.00am to 6.59am: $0.02 per minute
Note: Motorcycle parking is not available in this car park.
Hotel G
200 Middle Road
Motorcar:
7.00am to 7.00am (Next day): $1.00 per ½ hour or part thereof

Motorcycle:
7.00am to 10.00pm: $1.20 per parking session
Fortune Centre
190 Middle Road
7.00am to 5.00pm: $3.22 per hour
5.00pm to 7.00am: $3.21 per entry

Note: Motorcycle parking is not available in this car park.
All graduands will be given a complimentary 4R stage photograph upon the return of the academic gown.

Guests are reminded that photography or video recordings during the ceremony is not allowed. This is to prevent any distractions or obstructions to the ceremony proceedings.

Professional photographers have also been engaged to take photographs during the ceremony. You can purchase the other ceremony photographs from Serangoon Broadway which will be available via the website http://www.serangoonbroadway.com/ from 6 September 2017 onwards.

Log in instructions:

  • Go to Serangoon Broadway homepage: http://www.serangoonbroadway.com/
  • Click on the ‘Graduation Ceremony Photo Gallery’ icon at the bottom of the home page OR simply mouse over on the ‘Graduand Login’ (top navigation panel) and choose ‘Graduation Ceremony Photo Gallery’ from the list.
  • Select the NAFA logo
  • Select the graduation ceremony: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Convocation 2017
  • The log in username and password is as follows:

    Username: SBNAFA2017
    Password: SBNAFA0209

  • Log in, after which the subsequent steps are self-explanatory.
Graduands who are unable to attend the convocation may collect their degree/diploma certificate from the Office of Student Affairs after the ceremony. Details are as follows:

Period of Collection : 4 September to 31 October 2017
(Mondays to Fridays only, excluding public holidays)
Time : 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue : Office of Student Affairs (Level 2)
NAFA Campus 1
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
80 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189655

Please bring along your NAFA Student Card and NRIC/Passport when collecting your degree/diploma certificate. You are to return your NAFA Student Card to NAFA upon collecting your Certificate.

You may authorise someone else to collect the degree/diploma certificate on your behalf. A letter of authorisation, indicating yours and the person’s name and identification number, and signed by you must be presented to the staff of the Office of Student Affairs. You are to enclose your NAFA Student Card with the letter.

Schedule Activity Remarks
By 31 July 2017 Sending of email and SMS invitation to graduands Detailed instructions on www.nafa.edu.sg/convocation2017

1 - 18 August 2017
  • Online registration of attendance and request for number of guest tickets
  • Online rental of academic gown
  • Online booking of appointment to collect academic gown (latest by 21 Aug 2017)
Register online from www.serangoonbroadway.com by 18 Aug 2017, with the following log in details:

Username: SBNAFA2017
Password: SBNAFA0209

Note: Graduands who did not register their attendance online will not be allowed to attend the ceremony.

22 – 27 August & 29 - 31 August 2017 Collection of academic gown,
graduate admission card and admission tickets for guests
Collect at Serangoon Broadway Studio
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
(Parkroyal Hotel, opposite City Square Mall)
181 Kitchener Road #03-01
Singapore 208533

Telephone: (65) 6293 3998

Email: graduations@serangoonbroadway.com

Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Tuesdays to Sundays. (Closed on Mondays and at 5.00pm on 1 September 2017)

2 & 3 September 2017 NAFA Convocation 2017 Lee Foundation Theatre
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
151 Bencoolen Street (Campus 3)
Singapore 189656

6 - 10 September 2017 Return of academic gown Return at Serangoon Broadway Studio
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
(Parkroyal Hotel, opposite City Square Mall)
181 Kitchener Road #03-01
Singapore 208533

Telephone: (65) 6293 3998

Email: graduations@serangoonbroadway.com

Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.00pm

From 6 September 2017 onwards Purchase of ceremony photos Order online from www.serangoonbroadway.com from 6 September 2017 onwards, with the following log in details:

Username: SBNAFA2017
Password: SBNAFA0209

4 September - 31 October 2017 Collection of certificate for graduands who
are unable to attend the convocation ceremony
Collect from Office of Student Affairs, Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays), 9.00am to 5.00pm
Enquiries on Convocation:

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Office of Student Affairs
Campus 1 Wing A Level 2

Tel: (65) 6512 6132
Fax: (65) 6337 9363
Email: studentaffairs@nafa.edu.sg

Enquiries on academic gown rental:

Serangoon Broadway Studio
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
(Parkroyal Hotel, opposite City Square Mall)
181 Kitchener Road #03-01
Singapore 208533

Tel: (65) 6293 3998
Email: graduations@serangoonbroadway.com
Website: www.serangoonbroadway.com

Business Hours:
10.00am - 9.00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
(Closed on Mondays and at 5.00pm on 1 September 2017)