Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art Practice

Introduction

This is a one-year top-up course for diploma graduates, offered in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, UK. Students will have the opportunity to spend 2-3 weeks in the UK, where they will expand their learning experience through mass lectures, collaborative projects, discussions and critiques with staff and students from the University of Central Lancashire.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice is a programme orientated towards professionals and built upon the diploma studies in fine art and art teaching. The course is designed to develop your in-depth understanding of the diverse methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches towards artmaking, as well as the theoretical, conceptual, contextual and professional aspects of contemporary art practice.

It serves as a platform for developing your creative potential and professional development, by nurturing leadership qualities and artistic versatility in response to today's art and design industries.

Code Title Semester Credits
DD3200 Art and Design Critical Writing 1 30

This module will develop and expand upon an area of history and the theory of art and design as a research topic. Areas of research include critical and self-reflexive explanation of your art/design production as well as culture, society, history, economics, aesthetics, identity and politics.

FA3201 Fine Art Practice 1 1 30

This module enables you to develop an independent methodology and distinct studio practice, which facilitates the production of high quality and critically engaged works. It is an experimental studio practice, where you can develop skills through conceptually and technically informed approaches to art-making. It emphasises a consolidation of studio practice in relation to appropriate and focused research into contemporary practice and theory by preparing you for exhibition projects and showcases, creative and curatorial projects.

Professional development is also embedded into studio practice, which will enable you to closely align your practice through a greater understanding of the art industry, its key stakeholders, and the urgent issues affecting emerging artists, such as funding, copyright and representation.

FA3202 Fine Art Practice 2 2 60

This module enables you to produce a substantial and coherent body of work for a Final Year assessment exhibition. This self-directed work (in consultation with studio tutors) represents the culmination of the students' learning and research in the course, and provides the opportunity to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to further develop and realise challenging and imaginative works to an industry standard.

Students will have the opportunity to present and critically engage with their work through discussions with visiting lecturers, staff and their peers. They will align and situate their practices in preparation for the art industry and other similar professional contexts.

The final exhibition/presentation can take various forms and students will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate exhibition conventions in a professional and informed way. Alternatively, work can be presented, for example, as a portfolio, limited edition prints, an installation, a screening, a folder of drawings or a book (where appropriate). Students are expected to be creative in the format and location of their presentation.

Top-up degree course in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire

Requirements

  1. A graduate of NAFA's Diploma in Fine Art or equivalent
  2. Submission of a portfolio of appropriately creative and original work as evidence of the students' ability
  3. Satisfactory completion of a portfolio interview
  4. Applicants should be 19 years of age or above in the year of admission of the degree course
  5. Minimum entry requirement for English language proficiency is TOEFL 550 or IELTS Academic Band 6 or equivalent
*Please note that the English requirement needs to be fulfilled by non-NAFA International applicants. There will be a waiver for NAFA students.

 

Course fees indicated here apply to top-up degree courses in the academic year of 2019, with studies commencing on 29 July 2019. All annual fees are based on 120 credits per year, for all top-up Degree Courses and are inclusive of 7% GST.

Course Fee S$21,800 per annum

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These are the fees payable during application Singapore Citizens & PR International Students
Application Fee & Admission Test/ Audition Fee for 1st choice S$70 S$100

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any optional fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected when the need arises.

Purpose of Fee Amount (with GST, if any)
Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Fee S$100 per year
Administrative fee (including Student Card & Library Membership)
(refundable only if international student’s pass application is rejected by ICA)
S$300 per course
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee
(refundable only if international student’s pass application is rejected by ICA)
S$60 per year
Late Payment Charge (non-refundable) S$15 per month
Retake Module Fee Prevailing Full Course Fee/ Total Credits multiply by number of Retake Module Credits
Reassessment Module Fee S$107 + Amount charged by Partner University
Estimated Course Material Fees (payable to third party) S$1,000 - S$3,800 per year
Bank administrative charges for telegraphic transfer imposed by the beneficiary bank (payable to third party) (non-refundable) S$30 - S$150 per transaction
Estimated Graduation Show Fee (for final year students, if applicable) S$1,000 to S$3,000
Air Fare (for optional Study trip, payable to third party) S$1,000 to S$2,500
Individual Overseas Expenditures
(for optional Study trip, payable to third party)
S$2,000 to S$3,000
Travel Insurance (payable to third party) S$60 - S$120

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NAFA has put in place the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) by way of insurance facility to protect the fees of students paid to NAFA. The FPS covers the Tuition Fee which is paid by students in every semester. Students will receive a copy of the certificate of insurance from our appointed FPS provider by way of email. The insured period will commence from the fee payment date or the date when the money is credited to NAFA’s Bank account (via Telegraphic Transfer). For more details about FPS, please check the Council of Private Education website at www.cpe.gov.sg.

The Bachelor of Music with Honours course funded by Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) is exempted from Fee Protection Scheme.

Fee Protection Scheme Certificate
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NAFA students taking full-time programs are covered by a medical insurance scheme that provides 24-hour annual coverage of up to S$20,000 per student for hospitalisation and medical treatments in government and restructured hospitals in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities), throughout the course duration.

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or non-Student’s Pass international students who are protected by his/ her own insurance coverage in Singapore can opt-out from the scheme arranged by the Academy if the preceding condition holds. Student’s Pass holders are not allowed to opt-out of the insurance scheme. Students who wish to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme, must submit copy of their medical insurance policy together with their Student Contract.

Please call the Office of Student Care and Internship at 6512 6142 or email [email protected] for enquiries regarding medical insurance claims or application to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme.


Application period for AY2019/2020 intake opens 2 January and ends 31 March 2019.


  1. Apply online
  2. Upon completion of the online application, please print a copy of the Application Acknowledgment page.
  3. Submit all required documents listed below to the Student Admissions Office, NAFA Campus 1, for our verification within five working days of your online application:
    1. Academic certificate and transcript (All Diploma transcripts and graduation certificate)
    2. For NAFA current Year 3 applicants, please provide all transcripts from Year 1 to Year 3 semester 1 and input your Year 3 semester 1 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the online application system
    3. English qualification (GCE 'A' level/GCE 'O' level/TOEFL/TOEFL iBT/IELTS result)
    4. NRIC or valid Student's Pass
    5. Passport
    Proceed to pay the Application Fee at the cashier counter in NAFA. If applicants choose to pay the Application Fee via online platforms, they will be required to upload the above documents during application.
  4. To bring the following documents in hardcopy for the interview:
    1. Statement of Intent of about 200 words outlining your interest(s) of practice and/or work you aim to produce in the first semester
    2. Dissertation Proposal (for SOAD Degrees only) of about 200 words that outlines your research topic
    3. Personal Statement
    4. Curriculum Vitae
    5. Recommendation letter/testimonial
    6. Artwork portfolio for applicable courses (15-20 images)- You may bring along your laptop to showcase your portfolio
  5. Receive a portfolio interview date via email from the Student Admissions Office. Interview date and time will be allocated upon receipt of all completed supporting documents and application fee payment.
  6. Bring your artwork/portfolio and attend your interview at our campus.
  7. Receive a letter by post indicating the outcome of your application within 4-6 weeks after your interview.

Below is the list of teaching faculty for this course

Upon completion of this course, you may look forward to the following career options:

  • Art Broker
  • Art Consulting
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Directing
  • Art Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Art Writing
  • Artists’ Residencies
  • Arts Outreach Management
  • Communications and Digital Consultant
  • Community Arts
  • Conference and Events Management
  • Conservation
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Direction
  • Curatorship
  • Documentation and Archival
  • Education
  • Exhibition Design
  • Game Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Journalism
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Publishing
  • Research Fellowship
  • Textile Art
  • Theatre Set Design
  • Visual Merchandising

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