Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts to launch Foundation Programme for ‘N’ level students

23 October 2018
NAFA Campuses, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655

 Registration for the programme commencing in March 2019 is now open

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) today launched its NAFA Foundation Programme (NFP). Open to Normal (Academic) [N(A)] students who have completed their Secondary 4 studies, the programme aims to prepare students interested in the arts to successfully enrol in and complete their diploma courses at NAFA.

The one-year practice-based programme is a through-train pathway that enables students who have done well in the GCE N(A)-Level examination to be admitted directly to NAFA in lieu of GCE ‘O’ Levels. Commencing in March 2019, NFP covers a range of subject areas that will equip students with broad skill sets, and nurturing their essential technical, artistic and literacy skills to help them succeed in tertiary-level studies. Following the one-year study, students who meet the academic requirements will continue on to a three-year diploma programme at NAFA.

“NAFA believes that N(A) students with artistic potential can do well if they are identified early and are given the time and opportunity to pursue and nurture their talent,” said Jerry Soo, NAFA’s Vice President (Academic). He continued, “The NFP is designed with domain-specific modules to maximise arts exposure, which will serve to prepare students for further studies in the creative arts.”

Registration for the NFP has commenced and will end on 20 January 2019. The application fees will be waived for online applications submitted by 12 November 2018. Applicants will be asked to take an admission test or attend an audition, depending on their selected courses of study. More details can be found on NAFA’s website at

As Singapore’s pioneer arts institution, NAFA currently offers 26 full-time diploma and degree courses from eight disciplines across its three schools – School of Art and Design, School of Music and School of Arts Management, Dance and Theatre.