Specialist Certificate in Visual Communication


Applicants may attend any of the 2 Specialist courses which are Branding and E-Publication.

Terms and conditions

Students will be presented a Specialist Certificate upon successful completion of each course and passing the required assessment.

Course Available Dates and Timings*

Day of the Week Time Duration
Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm


  • Classes are held once a week.
  • The above schedule is subject to final confirmation.

Specialist Certificate in Visual Communication 1 - Branding (10 sessions x 3 hours)

This course introduces elements of visual identity and fundamentals of branding. You will be guided through practical studies, from the design proposal, development and design strategies to the implementation of a project.

Specialist Certificate in Visual Communication 2 - E-Publication (10 sessions x 3 hours)

In this course, students will be learning the fundamental of publication layout and software application Adobe Indesign and Edge Animate. Students will apply the design principles and elements together with digital application to create a project.

Applicants must be 17 years old and above.

Prerequisites for registration of specialist courses

  • For students who have completed Certificate in Graphic Communication and Certificate in Graphic Design (Typography).
  • Applicants are required to have basic IT knowledge on digital imaging software and access to a computer to complete assignments.

Course Fees

Course Module Fees
Specialist Cert in Visual Communication 1 - Branding
Specialist Cert in Visual Communication 2 - E-Publication S$1000

Other Fees

Registration Fee (per application) S$32.10
Miscellaneous Fee (fee charged for Student card) S$16

All fees stated above include GST and exclude material costs.


SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

National Silver Academy
Applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a subsidy of 50% off the course fee (capped at $500 per course). Please note that the subsidy will only apply to the course fee and will not cover GST.
For more details, please refer to our website: http://www.nafa.edu.sg/courses/part-time/national-silver-academy-courses#CertificateCourses

Address (for payment via cheque)

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' and send to:
80 Bencoolen Street (S) 189655. The student's name, NRIC/Passport number and contact number must be written on the reverse side of the cheque.

Refund of Fees

Withdrawal within 14 days before the commencement date of each course Course fee will be refunded after deduction of S$107 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after commencement date
No refunds will be given.

Cancellation/ Postponement

  • NAFA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course without prior notice.
    In the event that the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, NAFA will process a full refund of the course fees.

Withdrawal/ Deferment/ Transfer

  • Withdrawal or deferment requests should be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Centre for Lifelong Education. Request for deferment is subject to approval.
  • No deferment is allowed after the 2nd lesson of each course.
  • No transfer of course upon registration.

Replacement of Classes

  • There is strictly no replacement lesson should the participant absent himself/herself from the course.

The Academy reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule and fee structures without prior notice.

Part Time Specialist Certificate courses (July 2018 Intake) will be commencing on the week of 25 June 2018.

Enrolment: 14 - 28 May 2018 (Monday - Friday, except Public Holiday)
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Campus 1, Tower Block, Level 9, Centre for Lifelong Education (CLE)
80 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189655

Please apply in person and bring along 1 passport-sized photo and your NRIC/Passport (Original & photocopy). Due to limited places, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further enquiries, please contact us at Tel: 6512 1388 or email: [email protected]

The Academy reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule and fee structures without prior notice.


Make an Enquiry

Tel: 6512 1388

Please write to us at:
[email protected]