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Anthony Tan

Vice Dean, Fashion Studies Programme

Senior Lecturer

Fashion Studies


Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE),
Nanyang Technological University,
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Master of Arts in Costume Design for Performance,
London College of Fashion, UK

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education,
Nanyang Technological University,
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Design Technology for the Fashion Industry,
London College of Fashion, UK

Diploma in Design (Fashion Design),
LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore


Anthony has worked extensively as a costume designer with various performing arts companies in Singapore since 1993, with collaborations that extend across theatre, musical and dance.

His recent works include:

  • ‘8 Women’: Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall (Sing Theatre)
  • ‘Farewell - The Body in 16 Chapters’: Directed by Kok Heng Leun (Drama Box); Premiered at the Macau International Arts Festival 2013
  • ‘Senang’: Written by Jean Tay and directed by Kok Heng Leun (Drama Box)
  • ‘Rising Son’: Written by Dick Lee and directed by Eric Ting (SRT)
  • ‘Starring Hitler as Jekyll and Hyde’: Written and directed by Chong Tze Chein (LASALLE)
  • ‘Ah Boys to Men: The Musical’: Written by Goh Boon Teck and directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond (RITS)
  • ‘RED’: Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall (Blank Space Theatre Company)

And some of his notable works are:

  • ‘The Crab Flower Club’ by Toy Factory Productions: Written and directed by Goh Boon Teck
  • The Singapore Arts Festival 2009: Nominated for Best Costume Design for The ST Life! Theatre Awards 2010
  • ‘Twelve Angry Men’: Directed by Nelson Chia for Nine Years Theatre
  • Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2013: Nominated for The ST Life! Theatre Awards 2014

Before joining the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Anthony was with Cirque Du Soleil to work as a wardrobe/costume assistant for the production of Quidam in Singapore and Hong Kong in 2006. In 2007, he was appointed as the costume designer for the National Day Parade debuting at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, designing and supervising the production of more than 2000 pieces of costumes for the mass display performers. He has also conducted costume design workshops for the Esplanade’s Bitesize programme in 2012 and 2013.