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The University of the Arts Singapore (UAS) is Singapore’s first arts university nurturing a new generation of forward-looking artists, designers, educators, researchers, arts leaders and changemakers.

UAS is founded on an alliance of Singapore’s leading arts institutions, LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Located in the heart of the arts and civic district, LASALLE and NAFA are distinguished by unique heritages, strong artistic traditions, and innovative teaching approaches. Our faculty and alumni have earned national recognition, including Cultural Medallions and Young Artist Awards, championing Singaporean creativity on the global stage.

UAS will generate new artistic thinking and discourse by creatively combining teaching, practice, and research. Collaborating with arts communities and industry partners locally and internationally, our graduates will energise the cultural landscape and the creative economy. We will strengthen Singapore as a creative hub in Asia.

Welcoming our first intake in 2024, LASALLE and NAFA will offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with degrees awarded by UAS.


UAS will draw on the traditions and heritages of both LASALLE and NAFA to deliver greater value to students, faculty and staff.

Starting from Academic Year 2024, both LASALLE and NAFA will offer degree programmes awarded by UAS. Collectively, UAS will offer an expanded range of programme offerings in fine arts, design, media arts, performing arts and arts management, as well as in new and upcoming areas of the applied arts.

For students
Students can look forward to more learning opportunities through a wider range of cross-college modules, joint electives, enhanced student support services, and new access to shared resources and facilities. Prospective students will be able to enquire and apply for programmes in LASALLE and NAFA through a common platform that will provide them with a comprehensive view of the degree and diploma offerings in both institutions.

For faculty and staff
Faculty and staff will benefit from more opportunities in academic, research and teaching collaborations, sharing of pedagogy, resources, and a wider range of programmes to support them in their continuous professional development.

More updates on UAS, including information on courses and application details for prospective students, will be shared in due course. Stay tuned for more information.