Diploma in Fine Art


The Diploma in Fine Art provides you with the experience of contemporary art practice through a practice-based approach. Your learning journey is led by a team of art specialists and dedicated staff, who are committed to facilitating your personal, social, intellectual and artistic growth. Supported by field trips, gallery visits and network opportunities, industry projects and artist talks, lecture series and collaborative projects, you will build confidence in your artistic pursuits and nurture your visual language in NAFA.

The course approaches studio practice through 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional and 4-Dimensional mediums and disciplines. Regardless of your chosen medium, the course is devoted to professional studio practice to enhance your technical competencies whilst experimenting with ideas and projects to sharpen visual abilities, bolstered by lectures to advance theoretical knowledge. All these allow you to discover your own voice as an artist. You will stay relevant and challenged in the contemporary art world as you engage in creative communities, including industry collaborations and internships initiated by the Academy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills in critical and creative thinking
  • Develop competencies in traditional and contemporary art practices
  • Develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks in art-making
  • Develop authentic learning, viewpoints and 21st century values
  • Develop self-awareness, empathy and social insights into Singapore and the region

The following course modules are applicable to students enrolled in August 2017 and after. NAFA students enrolled in AY2016/2017 and earlier are to refer to the Diploma Handbook on StudentNet for the course modules in their respective year of enrolment.

Code Title Semester Credits
VAF1001 Drawing Fundamentals 1 4

This module introduces the principles in drawing, developing an awareness of composition, observation skills, and familiarity with contemporary drawing practice.

VAF1011 2D Fundamentals 1 4

Be introduced to the fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design, including typography, colour theory, and spatial organization.

VAF1021 3D Fundamentals 1 4

Be introduced to making and thinking in 3-dimensional forms and structures, and gain confidence working with a diverse range of materials, construction techniques and processes.

VAF1031 Creative Thinking 1 2

This module focuses on cultivating and exploring a plethora of approaches to generate ideas, with the aim of creating more original and integrated options.

VAF1041 Introduction to Visual Arts 1 2

This module is designed to provide students with a sound working knowledge of the key historical concepts that inform the discussion of art and design in contemporary culture.

VAF1061 General Studies 1 1 2

This module establishes the core foundation of a productive life - encouraging students to be perceptive, reflective and intellectually selfconscious citizens in this diverse and rapidly changing world. It will introduce and prepare students with basic skills and knowledge needed for them to become responsible artists and designers.

VAF1062 General Studies 2 2 2

This module will further strengthen the foundation that is needed for our students to become responsible artists and designers. It will cover areas that will prepare them professionally, and equip them with knowledge of their rights and its application in this new digital world.

DFA1100 Contextual and Theoretical Studies 1 2 4

This module outlines and introduces the contextual, historical and theoretical aspects of art from Renaissance to Modernism. Students will engage in concepts of aesthetics through the study of key visual works, artists and thinkers. The pioneering Nanyang art movement will also be brought into focus as key reference.

DFA1104 Art Studio 1 2 12

This studio module allows for the exploration of medium from traditional to contemporary art, into three key clusters - 2D, 3D and 4D. Research methods such as observational skills and experimentations are introduced to nurture creative attitudes and foster critical thinking.

DFA2100 Contextual and Theoretical Studies 2 1 4

The module will focus on Modern art, in its contextual, historical and theoretical perspectives since the Industrial Revolution. It will also examine how Modern art inspired, influenced and affected art-making in Singapore during the 1980s - 90s.

DFA2104 Art Studio 2 2 12

Students will work in studios focusing on a medium of choice and develop the capacity for devising, defining and managing the semester’s work. They will be exposed to the methodologies behind 2D, 3D and 4D art; tracking towards conceptual practices by establishing artistic research interests and studio practice.

DFA2105 Professional Development 1 1 4

This module opens the space for students to define their values, aspirations, identify key choices and develop a plan to achieve their career goals and vision in fine art. Students will draw connections to their studio module supported by professional practice (portfolio, artist statement and biography).

DFA2200 Contextual and Theoretical Studies 3 2 4

This module positions its lens into contemporary art from late 20th century to present. Dilemmas and paradoxes pertaining contemporary art such as postmodernity, globalization, mega biennales, new media narratives, are studied and questioned.

DFA2204 Art Studio 3 2 12

This module prepares students to extend their studio practice; establish and intensify the way they work with their chosen medium, and position their art portfolio alongside their professional development.

DFA2205 Professional Development 2 2 4

This module will build knowledge and prepare students on how to engage with or in playing the role of agents, gallerists and arts administrators. Ethical issues in the art; such as, death of the artist, conservation, censorship and copyrights will be a key focus to the module.

DTD2003 Overseas Immersion* 1 2

This module allows students to complete a 2-4 week overseas attachment with one of our overseas university partners. These cultural exchanges serve to broaden experiences and understanding of different art and design approaches.

ADE2001 New Contemporary Chinese Art & Design* 1 2

Delivered through a series of lectures and tutorials, this module studies the development of design projects in China. It aims to broaden students’ learning experiences by providing an appreciation of both traditional and contemporary approaches to Chinese Arts with a focus on art and design.

ADE3001 Internship 1 20

This practical training attachment exposes students to work environments where they can gain a more hands-on understanding of professional practices.

ADE3002 Industrial Attachment 1 10

This practical training attachment exposes students to work environments where they can gain a more hands-on understanding of professional practices.

ADE3003 Industry Project 1 10

This is a project-based module which provides students the opportunity to conceptualise, plan and execute a project. It will be a real life client project that will allow students to put their studies into practice and help them develop a sense of responsibility as well as interpersonal skills in a professional environment.

ADE3004 Community Project 1 10

This is a project-based module with the aim of improving the lives of the community at large. Students will work collaboratively with non-profit organisations, non-governmental organisations, etc. to find solutions for issues identified.

DFA3204 Art Studio: Final Project 2 14

This final studio project responds to prevalent discourse in the arts of the 21st century and questions the role, value and site-specificity of art today. The contextual research will be fully challenged and (re)arranged to provoke and develop an authentic viewpoint.

DFA3205 Professional Development 3 2 4

Focused on the administrative and logistical planning of art practice(s), students will be taught on the standard procedures of grant application from government bodies, corporations and foundations, to crafting project proposals and organizing shows and exhibitions.

DTD1001 Metalsmithing* 1 and 2 2

Students are introduced to the basic principles of handling raw materials. They will also learn various methods and materials employed in the fundamental techniques of object making.

DTD2010 Gemmology* 1 and 2 2

This module explores the science of gems: formation, history, physical properties, practical applications, and the methods and instruments used in the basic identification of the stones, colours and values.

DTD2011 Introduction to Rapid Prototyping* 1 and 2 2

Students will learn about the basics of rapid prototyping which can assist or aid them in the realization of ideas.

DTD2020 Introduction to Furniture Design* 1 and 2 2

This cross-disciplinary elective introduces students to the design principles, ergonomic studies and material application in furniture design with the help of workshop practice, concept ideation and presentation.

DTD2043 Introduction to Interior Design* 1 and 2 2

This cross-disciplinary elective introduces students to the basic principles in interior design, with an emphasis on programming, space planning, colour scheme and furniture arrangement for residential design.

DDM2900 Design and Brand Strategy* 1/2 4

This module allows students to discover the framework and strategies of developing a successful brand expression through case studies and analysis. Students will develop a critical understanding of the social (cultures of consumption) and psychological (emotions in marketing) aspects integrated within the context, which will allow students to develop the ability to make good design decisions.

DDM2901 Digital Photography and Publication* 1/2 4

In this module, students will learn to use photography as a medium of expression and communication. Students would explore the different perspectives of story-telling through images, and be equipped with the skills to compile them into a publication.

DDM2902 Packaging Design* 1/2 4

This module allows students to explore the different forms and functions of packaging design to provide packaging solutions that are appealing, functional and sustainable.

DFS1205 Textile Design and Innovation 1* 2 2

Students will be introduced to various techniques of textile decoration, such as screen-printing and laser cutting to develop their own decorative textiles and prints.

DFS2006 History of Asian Costume* 2 2

This module will expose students to Asian elements relating to fashion. Countries and topics covered include Malaysia/Indonesia (Kebaya), India (Sari), China (Cheong Sam and Qi Pao), Thailand (Traditional Court Uniform), Japan (Kimono) and Korea (Hanbok).

DFS2105 Textile Design and Innovation 2* 1 2

This module explores the manipulation of fabrics through dyeing, shibori, bonding, embossing and weaving to create distinctive textiles.

DFS2209 Costume Design* 1/2 4

This module allows students to gain knowledge in designing the styles and costumes in theatre, film or television productions. They will be exposed to topics such as reading and analysis of scripts, creation of the mood and style for a production, communication with the Director, distinguishing of characters, and planning of costume plot.

DAM1093 Management for Non-Management Students* 1 and 2 2

This cross-disciplinary elective allows nonmanagement students to explore management concepts and practices in the creative industry. Basic yet essential knowledge and skills in management are discussed, and students are encouraged to observe, analyse and apply these skills in the day-to-day practice of the arts.

DAM2092 Marketing for Non-Management Students* 1 and 2 2

This cross-disciplinary elective equips nonmanagement students with the capabilities to manage the marketing function in their jobs. Students will be guided to explore the art market, the characteristics of customers in the arts, and how to apply the relevant marketing skills.

DMU1041 Instrumental Studies: Guitar* 2 1/2

This module aims to equip students with functional guitar skills, including chord accompaniment, improvisation, basic ensemble skills, and melody playing.

DMU1042 Instrumental Studies: Gamelan* 1/2 2

This module will provide students with the practical skills of playing Javanese Gamelan for the performance of simple to slightly complex pieces, up to the level of Irama II. Each student will learn the basic playing techniques of the main instruments.

ACE1001 Speech Presentations* 1 & 2 2

Speech Presentations is a course in writing and presenting speeches. It will impart skills that students need to present their ideas effectively in public. In a supportive classroom environment, students will learn to communicate their ideas effectively using verbal and written techniques.

ACE1101 Business Communication* 1 and 2 2

This module will cover the full spectrum of communications in the workplace; this ranges from effective online correspondences, to report writing, and verbal communication skills.

ACE1102 Entrepreneurship in the Arts* 1 and 2 2

This module will cover the different models of entrepreneurship in the arts industry, and strategies to succeed independently. Students are guided to create personal value and build a productive start-up in the arts with available resources (e.g., intelligence, insight, ethics, initiative and influence).

ACE1103 Starting Your Own Business* 1 and 2 2

This module equips students with essential knowledge in setting up a business. Students develop business literacy through learning basic business principles and processes such as licensing, financial management, start-up operations, and consumer behaviour.

ACR2000 Singapore Arts Scene* 1 and 2 2

This module creates awareness in students of issues and trends in the arts scene, and develops critical thinking skills through problem-based learning.

IDP2001 Interdisciplinary Project 2A* 1 or 2

This module is an open platform of at least 2 disciplines, designed to introduce students to identify shared concepts and methods of the various disciplines. It aims to expose students to insights of the various disciplines, and become competent to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines.

IDP2002 Interdisciplinary Project 2B* 1 or 2 4

This module is an open platform of at least 2 disciplines, designed to introduce students to identify shared concepts and methods of the various disciplines. It aims to expose students to insights of the various disciplines, and become competent to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines.

IDP3001 Interdisciplinary Project 3A* 1 or 2

This module is an open platform of at least 2 disciplines, designed to engage students in identifying shared concepts and methods of the various disciplines. It provides insights of the various disciplines through an interdisciplinary environment, and raise new questions using interdisciplinary perspectives.

IDP3002 Interdisciplinary Project 3B* 1 or 2 4

This module is an open platform of at least 2 disciplines, designed to engage students in identifying shared concepts and methods of the various disciplines. It provides insights of the various disciplines through an interdisciplinary environment, and raise new questions using interdisciplinary perspectives.


NAFA hopes to attract applicants with the potential to become excellent arts practitioners. Applicants are selected by merit, based on the following criteria:

  • Potential in Artistic Talent and Creativity
  • Educational Qualification
  • Language Proficiency
  • Special Factor
  • Age Requirement
  • Module Exemption

Selection is competitive and is subject to the availability of places. However, the Academy may give consideration to talented applicants who excel in Artistic Talent and Creativity, but have not fully met the education qualification stated.

All applicants are to demonstrate their artistic potential through portfolio submission/admission test/audition as specified in each course, in order to be considered for admission.

All applicants (except from China) may select either (A) Portfolio Submission or (B) Admission Test.‬‬‬‬‬ Applicants from China will need to take the admission test. Requests to submit a portfolio by applicants from China are subject to approval.

(A) Portfolio Submission

You are to submit 10-15 images of recent art or design work, which should include a range of finished artwork as well as development work in preparing the finished artwork (sketches, mood boards, etc). Portfolios are assessed with the aim of identifying your creative and technical potential to undertake a course in art and design.

(Allowed image file types: .jpg,.jpeg,.png,.gif,.tif,.tiff,.bmp. Maximum image file size: 5 MB)
(Allowed video file types: .mpeg,.mp4,.mov,.m4v,.avi,.wmv,.flv,.asf,.mpg,.mp3. Maximum image file size: 200 MB)

The work submitted should preferably be not more than two years old. It may be the result of assigned class projects or independent exploration. It is recommended that the selected examples of work reflect your interests, experience and competencies in art and design.

While compiling the contents of the portfolio, you may concentrate on a single medium or show work in a breadth of media. The portfolio may include, but is not limited to the following: drawing, prints, photography, painting, film, video, animation, sculpture, ceramics, digital work, etc.

You are also expected to write a statement of intent - in about 100 words - stating your reasons for pursuing a course of study in art and design. Please include your goals, interests and aspirations for the future.

(B) Admission Test

The test consists of three sections:

  • Drawing from observation - where you will be tested on your ability to draw an actual object or a scene in front of you
  • Creative visualization - where you will be tested on your creativity and imagination to visualise an object or a scene using the lines and/or shapes provided
  • Written essay - where you will be tested on your ability to write and express your views on art and design

(Test Duration: 3 hours)

Minimum Educational Qualifications Required

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level: Aggregate score of 25 points or better in 4 GCE ‘O’ Level subjects, excluding English.

    Applicants who are active in their Secondary Schools’ Co-curricular Activities (CCA) may gain up to 2 CCA points. The CCA points can be used to improve their EQ aggregate score for admission consideration.

    Types of bonus points No. of bonus points awarded
    Grades of A1–A2 2 points
    Grades of B3–C6 1 point
  • Singapore Integrated Programme: Successful completion of Year 4 or higher.
  • School of The Arts (SOTA): Successful completion of Year 4 or higher.
  • Institute of Technical Education (ITE): Full-time Higher Nitec or Nitec.

Minimum Qualifications Required
International applicants who have completed at least 10 years of education are eligible to apply. Relevant supporting evidence of applicants’ achievements in the arts must be submitted with the application.

If the earliest you are able to submit your full results is mid-2019, you may use your most recent school examination or preliminary examination results, which must be certified by your school, for application.

Overseas Educational Qualifications Accepted


  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate Examination
  • National College Entrance Examination (NCEE), also known as “Gao-kao”


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


  • Sekolah Menengah Atas /Umum (SMA/SMU) National Final Evaluation Examination*
    *Good SMA/SMU/High School Year 10 and 11 results will be considered.


  • High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination (Year 11/Year 12)


  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Examination
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Examination
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Examination


  • Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation


  • High School Diploma/Certificate

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Levels


  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)
  • Senior Secondary School (Grade 11 / Grade 12))


  • High School Year 12*
    *Good High School Year 10 and 11 results will be considered


  • High School Year 11 Results
  • High School Diploma (Year 12)
  • Diploma in arts-related studies

Other Qualifications

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
  • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Year Programme (IB MYP)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP)
  • International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC)
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

The minimum English Language proficiency requirement:

  • Grade C6 at GCE ‘O’ Levels
  • TOEFL iBT 50
  • TOEFL 500
  • IELTS Academic Band 5
  • SAT score of 480 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing component)
  • Duolingo score of 75
  • Qualifications equivalent to any of the above

Applicants who do not meet the English Language proficiency requirement for the applied diploma course will have the option to enrol in the NAFA Preparatory English Course (PEC). Prior to enrolment in the PEC, applicants are required to submit their English Language proficiency scores from certification systems such as TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo. They will be placed in the appropriate module(s) – Pre-intermediate Level English and/or Intermediate Level English or Supplementary English as determined by the submitted scores. 

Recognition is accorded for prior achievements in areas relevant to intended studies.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or above in the year they are admitted to Year 1 of the diploma course.

ITE students from selected full-time Higher Nitec/Nitec courses* may apply for early admission. They can use their preliminary examination results (cumulative GPA of up to the 3rd term for a 2-year Higher Nitec/Nitec course or 5th term for a 3-year Nitec course) for application. The minimum cumulative GPA for early admission is 3.0.

Applicants are still required to submit their final-year results and meet the early admission requirements of the respective courses. Any applicant who does not meet the early admission requirements will have his/her conditional offer revoked.

*List of courses eligible for early admission:

Higher NITEC/NITEC Courses Eligible for Early Admission to the Following NAFA Courses
Higher Nitec in Filmmaking (Cinematography) All School of Art & Design Courses
Higher Nitec in Interactive Design
Higher Nitec in Architectural Technology
Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising
Nitec in Digital Animation
Nitec in Fashion Apparel Production & Design
Nitec in Product Design
Nitec in Architectural Technology
Nitec in Interior & Exhibition Design
Nitec in Visual Communication
Nitec in Visual Effects
Nitec in Digital Audio & Video Production
Higher NITEC/NITEC Courses Eligible for Early Admission to the Following NAFA Courses
Higher Nitec in Event Management Diploma in Arts Management
Higher Nitec in Performance Production

Applicants may receive module exemption of up to 60 credits, if they have taken and passed the same or similar modules in another institution. The granting of exemption and advanced standing may be subject to applicants passing a Portfolio Interview, Audition or Admission Test. Application for module exemption may be subject to a Portfolio Interview or Audition.

Applicants with GCE A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and IB Career-Related Certificate (IBCC)

Applicants who have completed GCE A-Level or IB Diploma will be eligible to be considered for module exemption (up to 40 credits) in the relevant courses. Applicants from SOTA who have completed Year 4 and above are eligible to receive advanced standing (Year 1, Semester 2 or Year 2, Semester 2) in relevant Diploma courses subject to their final or preliminary examination results.

Applicants with Higher Nitec/ Nitec:

Full-time ITE graduates from the following courses are eligible to apply for module exemption:

  • Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising
  • Nitec in Digital Animation
  • Nitec in Interactive Media Design
  • Nitec in Product Design
  • Nitec in Visual Communication
  • Nitec in Visual Effects

At NAFA, we are committed to providing full and equal educational opportunities to all students. The Academy firmly believes that every individual deserves a supportive learning environment. Applicants are invited to inform us in advance of any specific needs, and/or type of physical facilities or support you might require. Please include this information in your application form, supplemented with the relevant medical reports. This will allow us to assess if our facilities and resources are able to support your needs for the course of study in NAFA.

Course fees indicated here apply to students entering NAFA in the academic year of 2021, with studies commencing on 26 July 2021. All annual fees are based on 40 credits per year. The cost for additional credits taken will be chargeable at yearly course fees divided by 40 credits of the course.

Singapore Citizens S$4,700 per annum
Permanent Residents S$7,250 per annum
International Students S$10,000 per annum
Full Fees S$19,400 per annum

For more information on financial assistance, please refer to the links below:

The Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) was introduced by the Government to help students with the cost of tertiary education in Singapore.

Find out more about the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme here: https://www.nafa.edu.sg/admissions/government-financial-schemes/tuition-grant-scheme-(tgs)

Additional Compulsory Fees (Non-refundable) All Students
Administrative Fee for 1st to 3rd candidature years of study (including Student Card & Library Membership) # S$100 per year
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee ^# S$60 per year

^Compulsory unless the student chooses to opt-out, subject to NAFA’s Office of Student Care (OSC)’s evaluation on the medical insurance coverage
#Refundable only if international Student’s Pass application is rejected by ICA

Fees payable during application Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents International Students
Application Fee & Admission Test/Audition Fee for first choice S$70 S$100
Admission Test/Audition Fee for the second choice (optional) S$30 S$30

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any additional fees, which are collected only when the need arises.

Purpose of Fee Amount (with GST, if any)
Administrative Fee for 4th and 5th candidature years of study (non-refundable) S$100 to S$150 per semester
Late Payment Charge (non-refundable) S$15 per month
Retake Module Fee Prevailing full course fees divided by total credits multiplied by the number of credits to be retaken
Resubmission Fee for Grade E module (non-refundable) S$30 per module
Appeal Fee for reconsideration of assessment result
(refundable if the appeal is successful)
S$30 per appeal
Extra Modules taken by International Students in their 4th and 5th candidature years of study to satisfy ICA Student’s Pass requirement (applicable to International students only, non-refundable) S$80 - S$100 per credit
Estimated Course Material Fees (payable to third party, refundable unless payment transferred 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 (exclude Fashion Studies), if applicable (non-refundable) Up to S$1,000
Airfare (for optional educational trip or exchange programme, payable to third party. Refundable unless payment transferred to third party) S$200 to S$2,000
Individual Overseas Expenditures (for optional educational trip or exchange programme. Refundable unless payment transferred to third party) S$400 to S$3,000
Travel Insurance Fee (payable to third party, refundable unless payment transferred to third party) S$60 - S$120

For more information on payment, please refer to the links below:

Diploma courses offered by NAFA are funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and exempted from the Fee Protection Scheme under the Edutrust requirements of the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

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 their 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 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 AY2021/2022 intake opens 4 January 2021 and ends 31 March 2021

  1. Apply online from 4 January 2021.
  2. For all courses except Diploma in Arts Management, applicants will be required to take an admission test/portfolio submission* or audition. Applicants for Diploma in Arts Management will be required to submit a personal statement and testimonial(s).
  3. Print out the Application Acknowledgement and submit all necessary documents as listed below to the Student Admissions Office, NAFA Campus 1, for verification within five working days from the date of your online application:
    1. Certified true copies of academic certificates and transcripts: GCE (A) level/GCE (O) level/ITE and GCE (N) level/CCA record, other equivalent qualifications including TOEFL, TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic or SAT result, if applicable.
    2. NRIC for Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR), passport and valid Student’s Pass card (if applicable) for international students.
    3. For Music applicants, relevant Music qualifications such as ABRSM or Trinity certificates and comment sheets, both Practical and Theory.
    4. After verification of documents, proceed to make payment of the Application Fee at the cashier counter in NAFA. If you choose to pay the Application Fee via online payment, you will be required to upload the above document during application.
  4. You will receive a test advisory on the details of the admission test/portfolio submission or audition from the Student Admissions Office upon verification of the submitted documents and payment of the Application Fee.
  5. You will need to attend the admission test or audition at NAFA with the required materials as indicated on the test advisory.
  6. You will receive a letter via post on the outcome of your application within 4-6 weeks following your admission test/portfolio submission or audition.
*Admission test/portfolio submission is only applicable for courses under School of Art and Design.


Below is the list of teaching faculty for this course. Faculty members from other disciplines who teach cross-disciplinary electives offered to this course are included.

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

  • Art Administrator
  • Art Apprentice
  • Art Blogger
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Director
  • Art Researcher
  • Art Service Provider
  • Art Technician
  • Art Writer
  • Artisan
  • Artist
  • Arts Appreciation Coach
  • Community Driver
  • Curator
  • Display Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Philosopher
  • Photographer
  • Prop Artist
  • Social Change Maker

For enquiries on the degree course in Fine Art, please call the Student Admissions Office at 6512 4071 or email us at [email protected]



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