Upper Secondary Art


The course includes Drawing and Painting, Thematic Expression, Mixed Media, Basic Design, Digital Media, 3D Art, and Art Appreciation, etc. for young students (aged 15-17 years). The teaching focuses on the strengthening of technical skills as well as developing familiarity in the use of materials to enhance visual communication and individual expression.

Learning Outcomes

  • Idea and concept development in Drawing, Painting and Digital Art media.
  • Able to present work with enhanced skills, or with further meanings.

Course Schedule

Day of the week Timing
Saturday / Sunday 9.15am to 12.15pm
1.00pm to 4.00pm

Course Fees

Course Fees
Upper Secondary Art (Sec 3) $460/ term
Upper Secondary Art (Sec 4) $460/ term

Registration Fees

  • Registration fee is $32.10.
  • This fee is waived for the second and subsequent course registration.

Payment Terms

  • Payment via cheque and cashier's order should be crossed and made payable to the "Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts". Please write your name, NRIC/passport number and contact number on the reverse side of the cheque/cashier's order.
  • Payment of fees should be made prior to the commencement of each term or semester as stipulated in the fee structure.

Address (for payment via cheque)

  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
    Cashier in Room 1-11,
    Level 1, NAFA Campus 1,
    80 Bencoolen Street
    Singapore 189655


  • If payment is not made in full by the due date, a penalty charge will be assessed at S$15.00 per month.

Refund of Fees

  • Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • Fees are only refundable under the following conditions:
    1. Full refund if the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances
    2. After deducting S$53.50 if withdrawal is made within 14 days before the commencement of the semester/term*
    3. After deducting 1 month's tuition fees or S$107.00, whichever is higher, if withdrawal is made within 14 days from the commencement of the semester/term*
    4. Fees are non-refundable for withdrawal after 2 weeks into the semester/term*

* applies in accordance to your course payment schedule


  • Open only to applicants on Indication of Interest List.
  • Held once a year in early December.
  • Register in person on first come first serve basis.
  • Students are not considered registered until all completed form and payment are received.

Enrolment Period

  • A new Interest List is open in January every year.
  • Application is closed when Interest List number reached the projected intake capacity.

Enrolment Steps

  1. Register your interest for the new intake at http://online.nafa.edu.sg/ShortTermEnrolment/OASISShortTermEnrolmentIOI/IOI/IOILoginPage.aspx.
  2. Look out for registration notification letter in November.
  3. Come in person with a copy of the child’s birth certificate on the designated date.
  4. Get a queue number at the registration station.
  5. Check the current availability of the class and fill in registration form.
  6. Make any needed changes and confirm the class at your turn.
  7. Settle fees at the payment counter and complete registration.
  8. Receive a commencement letter by end of December.
  9. Start class on the first week of January.

Tools and Materials

  • Students will be advised to buy their own basic tools and materials that are put on sale at our campus during the first two weeks when the semester commences.
  • Special art materials will be provided in class, when necessary.

The School Year

  • There are four terms in a school year.
  • Two terms make one semester.
  • One semester consists of 18 -  20 weeks
  • There will be no classes during school and public holidays.
  • There will be no make-up lessons for missed classes.

Time Table for 1st Semester 2020

Week Friday Saturday Sunday Event
1 03/01 04/01 05/01 Sales of Art Materials @ Level 1 Foyer (close at 6pm)
2 10/01 11/01 12/01 Sales of Art Materials @ Level 1 Foyer (close at 6pm)
3 17/01 18/01 19/01
  24/01 25/01 26/01 Close for Chinese New Year
4 31/01 01/02 02/02
5 07/02 08/02 09/02
6 14/02 15/02 16/02 Mass Figure Drawing (for Secondary 1-4)
7 21/02 22/02 23/02 Mass Figure Drawing (for Elementary 1, 2 and Intermediate 1)
8 28/02* 29/02* 01/03* Mass Figure Drawing (for Intermediate 2, Advanced 1 and 2)
Fees Collection for 2nd Term 2020 (for Secondary Art courses)
9 06/03 07/03 08/03  
10 13/03 14/03 15/03  
  20/03 21/03 22/03 Term Break (no class)
11 27/03 28/03 29/03  
12 03/04 04/04 05/04
13 10/04 11/04 12/04 Close for Good Friday on 10/04
14 17/04 18/04 19/04  
15 24/04 25/04 26/04  
16 01/05 02/05 03/05 Close for Labour Day on 01/05
17 08/05 09/05 10/05
18 15/05* 16/05* 17/05*

Fees Collection for 2nd Semester 2020 (All JA courses)

19 22/05 23/05 24/05 Close for HarI Raya Puasa on 24/05
20 29/05 30/05 31/05  

Important Notes:

  1. There will be no class on dates that are strikethrough.
  2. To confirm the continuation of class, please pay fees on dates marked with "*", failing so will be considered as voluntarily withdrawal.
  3. Attendance Requirements:
    • 80% of attendance is required for awarding of participation certificate.
    • 3 lateness (grace time of 10mins) = 1 absence
    • >30mins late/3 MCs/3 leaves with officials reasons = 1 absence


  • Attendance at the end of the academic year must be at least 80% for awarding of certificates.
  • Absence for 5 consecutive weeks without prior approval would be considered an automatic withdrawal from the course.


  • Students will be awarded a Certificate of Participation on continual attendance for the course taken in the year.

Art Record

  • All students will be issued an Art Record as a report on their overall performance at the end of the semester.
  • This is an assessment and record of the student's technical competencies, quality of expression and creativity, as well as personal response and working attitude.

Promotion of Students

  • Promotion is done before enrolment. (Any withdrawal, re-entrance, and transfer of class are best done during this time)
  • The promotion criteria is based on the student’s age and performance in class.

Module Exemption

  • Students who have completed two years of the Secondary Art Course (Lower/Upper Secondary) will qualify for a module exemption for Drawing Fundamentals in NAFA Diploma programme.

Once a year, in early Dec.

Please visit our website and click on ‘How to Apply’ within the relevant courses. The registration exercise will be explained under Enrolment Steps. Please take note that all applicants must pre-register by submitting your particulars in the “Indication of Interest For Junior Art Course”. Do note that the submission of particulars must be done online.

No, but only those on the Interest List will be invited to register. Unfortunately, we have a limited number of places to offer. We have a projected intake capacity of 800, for which we maintain a Interest List of 1,200 names. After the completion of our registration process in December, this Interest List will no longer be valid, and we will start a new Interest List in the following Jan.

All 1,200 names on the Interest List will be notified of our registration by post in November. They will be invited to come on designated dates to register. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis.

Registration needs to be done in person. This is because places are limited, and available timeslots and vacancies tend to vary a lot. As such, parents who are registering would need to be present in person to decide on alternative timeslots should their desired timeslot be unavailable, especially those who are registering for more than one child.

It is hard to tell now. Every year we consolidate the classes in mid-October. After the promotion of existing students, settlement of payments for the new semester, changing of class times and registration of siblings, we will be able to know the number of places available for every class at their respective time slots with greater accuracy, around mid-November.

There is no need for art background. Upon enrolment, new students are placed in a class of their age group. Those who perform exceedingly well above the class standard may be placed in a class of higher standard, through teacher's recommendation.

We encourage parents to inform us clearly about their child's special needs upon registration, especially since we do not hold pre-registration interviews with students. Children with special needs will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. We are glad to accept students with special needs, but because our classes are held in a large-group setting, we are unable to admit children who require one-to-one supervision.

Ours is a holistic, integrated curriculum aimed at promoting expression, appreciation and enjoyment of art for all children. We expose children and teens to different types of media and techniques, with a teaching focus that corresponds with their age and abilities. Please refer to our brochure for the course outline of each level.

We provide a wide-ranging program with exciting co-curricular activities, exposing students to a broad scope of visual experiences. Lessons will cover aspects such as drawing, painting, Chinese Ink painting, design, printmaking, 3D art and art appreciation.

Our experienced and creative teachers conduct the class with verbal and visual motivation, constructive guidance, with engaging demonstrations to generate spontaneous self-expression.

Not at all. An assessment report on student's performance in various areas will be issued at the end of each semester. These areas include technical competence, quality of ideas, interest expressed, and ability to work through problems.

Depends on the age and classroom space: 16 - 18 per class for Kinder Art; 16 - 20 for Children’s Art; 22 - 25 for Sec Art. Every class of K1 to P3 levels is conducted by an experienced instructor, and he or she may be aided by a teaching assistant.

Kinder Art: 75 mins
Children’s Art: 90 mins
Art for Lower Secondary: 2 hours
Art for Upper Secondary: 3 hours

S$520 per semester for Kinder & Children’s Art; S$320 per term for Lower Sec, and S$460 per term for Upper Sec. Registration fee is S$32.10. All fees stated are inclusive of GST.

We provide certain special art and craft materials. Students are required to bring their own drawing and painting materials. We strongly encourage students to purchase the drawing paper and art materials as suggested in the material list for the desired size and quality.


Make an Enquiry

Tel: 6512 4159

Please write to us at:
[email protected]