Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts education institution, well-known for grooming diverse artistic talent. Through industry-led practice and experiential learning, NAFA nurtures creative talents who lead at the forefront of both traditional and contemporary art practices.

The academy offers full-time diploma and degree courses through the School of Art & Design comprising 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies and Fine Art Programmes; School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre; and School of Music.

NAFA has nurtured 13 Cultural Medallion Award recipients and 14 Young Artist Award winners among prominent alumni who play integral roles in the arts and creative fields, in Singapore and abroad.


NAFA offers the following specialised programmes under the School of Art & Design, School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre, and School of Music:

The School of Art & Design (SOAD) offers multidisciplinary learning through its four programmes: 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies and Fine Art. With a focus on creative expression, technical competencies, integrative practices and critical thinking, SOAD takes the lead in contributing to contemporary arts and design education.

The School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre brings together the faculty and physical resources of the Arts Management, Dance & Theatre programmes to provide a unique partnership across the areas of Performance, Production and Management.

The School of Music recognises that 21st century musicians need new skills to help them stay relevant to the industry and to the wider community. The music curriculum is skills-centred and develops students to a high level of specialism.


International students residing in India are required to apply for admission to NAFA through the appointed education counsellors in India. Admission tests in India will be held from October 2017 to February 2018. Applications made through non-NAFA appointed education counsellors will not be accepted.

International applicants who have completed at least 10 years of education may be considered for application. Relevant supporting evidence of applicants’ achievements in the arts must be submitted with the admission application.

You may use your most recent school examination or preliminary examination results (which must be certified by your school) for application if your full results are available only in mid-2017.

Secondary School Certificate (Standard X) from:

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education Examinations (CBSE)
  • The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE)
  • Other certificates equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level

Please contact the appointed overseas education counsellors in India for admission application.

Cities Dates Courses
Jaipur 22 October 2017 School of Art & Design

Effective 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

Imperial School & Study Centre Private Limited
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +91 9819 9006 66 / +91 98 1969 8184

Head Office
302/303 3rd floor Dheeraj Heritage,
S.V. Road, Opp Milan Mall,
Santacruz-West, Mumbai - 400054

201, V Star Plaza, Chandavarkar Road,
Oppo. Rajmahal Hotel, Near Borivali Station,
Borivali - West, Mumbai - 400092

Office no. 302, 3rd Floor, Thakur Niwas Building,
Near Ashok Cinema, Next to Tip Top Mithaiwala,
Gokhale Road, Thane West-400 601

Pune - Hinjewadi
207, 2nd floor Suratwala Mark Plazo,
Wakad Hinjewadi Road,
Hinjewadi, Pune - 411057

Pune - Paud Road
202, Samruddha Apartments,
Rambaug Colony, Above Hotel Palavi,
Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune - 411038

Effective 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

Integrated Students Recruitment Center (ISRC) Private Limited
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Charles Rogers
G-2, Sagar Apartment,
1/1, Charles Campbell Road,
Cox Town, Bangalore - 560 005
Tel: +91 80 25486133 / 25468992
Hp: +91 98450 14592
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Lakshmi.S
“B” Third Floor, Shakti Towers,
No 766, Annasalai,
Chennai - 600002, India
Next to Spencer Plaza
Tel: +91 95 0011 5690/+91 95 1432 1006
Email: [email protected]

Effective 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

International Placewell Consultant Private Limited

Delhi Office - Head Office
Mr. Ajay Mittal - Director
601, Bhikaji Cama Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place,
Near Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi - 110 066
Tel: +91 11 4678 4678 (100 lines)
Email: [email protected]

A-4 Patel Nagar,
Ghaziabad - 201001
Tel: +91 0120 4225444
Email: [email protected]

SCO 487-488, 1st Floor, Sector 35C, Chandigarh
Tel: +91 172 92053 09255
Email: [email protected]