President's Message

NAFA PresidentMrs Tan-Soh Wai Lan

1938 marked a historical chapter in Singapore’s history when Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) was established in a fledging arts scene. After eight decades, more than 15,000 talented individuals have graced NAFA’s halls and gone on to impact arts and creative landscapes internationally.

Beyond nurturing 13 Cultural Medallion recipients and 14 Young Artist Award winners, NAFA continues to enrich lives and make a positive difference in our communities through education and practice. More importantly, through the power of the arts, we hope to inspire lifelong learning and development.

From our flagship diploma and degree programmes, to our Centre for Lifelong Education, as well as our junior art courses and unique arts-enriched preschool education, NAFA champions learning at all ages and levels. Our commitment in grooming our students to their fullest potential is epitomised by the dedication shown by our faculty and staff, our high-quality curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities furnished to take on the world’s evolving demands.

As we traverse into a future unknown, we are confident that our students and alumni will shine brightly with NAFA’s spirit of creativity, exploration and resilience. We invite you to discover your potential with us and embark on an exciting learning journey – as did many luminaries before you.

Empower your artistic passion with an education at NAFA. Join our family.

Mrs Tan-Soh Wai Lan
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts