Open House 2020

17 & 18 January, 11:00am to 7:00pm

NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street


Dive into the world of art and explore the great unknown, because that's where the greatest ideas live. So join us, challenge yourselves and behold infinite possibilities. Be part of the Originals Only. Be part of NAFA.


Course Consultation

Consult our lecturers on the best course for you. Find out more about the various financial assistance schemes available at NAFA.

Campus 1, Wing A, Level 1, Lim Hak Tai Gallery

Flagship Genius featuring Ayutthaya

A hybrid showcase featuring student projects inspired by the UNESCO Heritage site, Ayutthaya, as well as original works by NAFA’s emerging talents from the School of Art & Design.

Campus 1, Wing B, Level 1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2
17 Jan - 9 Feb
11am - 7pm
Closed every Monday and Public Holidays.

NAFA Music Showcase

Join members of the NAFA Saxophone Quartet and Chinese Music Ensemble as they present a delightful performance at the main campus foyer!

Campus 1, Level 1, Foyer
18 Jan
11.30am - 12pm
12.30pm - 1pm

The SOAD Degree Experience

Be Inspired by what goes on behind the Degree Studies experience at the School of Art & Design and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK.

Students from 3 Degree Programmes – 3D Design Practice, Design & Media and Fine Art Practice will showcase and share their visit to UCLan, and activities at the London Design Week and Frieze London.

Campus 1, Wing B, Level 2, Rm 2-08, Seminar Room

Be an Educator of the Arts

Aspiring to be an art or music teacher? Learn more about our Teaching programmes, which are offered in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Campus 1, Wing A, Level 4, Creative Media Studio
18 Jan

  • Music Teaching Seminar, 11am - 12.30pm
  • Art Teaching Seminar, 1.30pm - 3pm

What Makes a Good Portfolio?

An outstanding portfolio means everything to an aspiring artist. Get tips on how to assemble a portfolio that gets you noticed.

Campus 1, Wing B, Level 4, Creative Media Studio
12.30pm - 1.30pm
3pm - 4pm

School of Art & Design


Overseas Immersion Programme 2019 Showcase

Enjoy works by students from our School Art & Design, inspired by their 3-week immersion study trip to Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok.

Tower Block, Level 6, Tower Gallery 2

Makers Market

Check out the uniquely handcrafted and artisan products by students from the School of Art & Design. Support local artists!

Tower Block, Level 9

Explore the Fundamental Studies of Art & Design

Curious to know what a freshman at the School of Art & Design will learn? Experience the creative exercises, development processes and final outcomes of the different modules.

Wing B, Level 3, Co.Learning.Space (near walkway to Wing A)

Now Showing

Enjoy short films and documentaries produced by Diploma in Screen Media students.

Wing B, Level 2, Open Gallery 1 & 2 (outside the Seminar Room)

Art Teaching Showcase

Students from the Diploma in Art Teaching share personal experiences through their work-in-progress works.

Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-03
11.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 3.30pm, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Fine Art Atelier Showcase

Cultivate your innate curiosity and explore diverse approaches in artmaking at this unique showcase of student projects.

Wing B, Level 4, Fine Art Showcase

Pictures at an Exhibition

Appreciate the presentation of studio works and projects by our Diploma in Art Teaching students!

Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-03

Sight & Sound

Walk through selected images, sound pieces and reflections on movable walls.

Wing B, Level 6, Sky Gallery (outside Skylight Studios)

Book Launch - Oblique

Come celebrate the launch of Oblique – a publication featuring the submissions of 40 Fine Art faculty, staff and students.

Wing B, Level 1, Turquoise Room
18 Jan, 2pm - 4pm

Demo & Workshop

Build an Awesome Portfolio Workshop

Learn how to create and present a professional portfolio.

Wing A, Level 4, Rm 4-18E
2pm - 4pm, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Creating 2D Animation

Participate in the art of creating 2D animation with our students from the Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation course.

Wing A, Level 4, Rm 4-15, Classical Animation Studio
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Creative Studios

  • Ten Metres of Conversations
    Participate in this city-themed drawing conversation with our students.

    Wing B, walkway along Bencoolen Street

  • Whose Hands Are Those?
    Experience working with a pottery wheel and be a part of the mixed media art installation!

    Wing B, Level 1, outside Turquoise Room
    11am - 5pm

  • Through The Screen
    Get a hands-on experience with the screen-printing technique.

    Wing A, Level 6, Rm 6-09/10
    11am - 6pm

  • Oil Painting
    Observe the process of how painters work in a studio space.

    Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-05/06
    2pm - 4pm

  • Performance Art
    Participate in a stage performance inspired by artworks of artists – Marina Abramović, Amanda Heng and Tang Da Wu.

    Wing B, Level 2, outside Rm 2-05 (1pm - 2pm)
    Wing B, Level 1, Courtyard (5pm - 6pm)

  • Drawing Without Pencil
    Move out of your comfort zone and create drawings using different tools and materials. Pre-registration is required.

    Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-04
    1.30pm - 3pm, 3.30pm - 5pm


  • A Day of 3D Design
    Experience the day of a 3D Design student through demonstrations, facility tours and finished works.
    Wing B, Level 1, 3DD Workshops & Level 4, 3DD Showcases

  • 3D Design Showcase
    Get acquainted with the different types of projects and collaborations in a 3DD course.
    Tower Block, Level 5, Tower Gallery 1

  • Wearable Waste
    Turn waste into creative accessories and wearables.
    Tower Block, Level 5, Rm 5-37

  • Tiny Mighty
    Assemble a tiny chair scaled at 1:20 using a credit card-sized board.
    Tower Block, Level 5, Rm 5-38

  • Mini Homes
    Make a 1:200 scale living space at this interior design workshop.
    Tower Block, Level 5, Rm 5-42

  • Foliage
    Learn to create a realistic 1:1000 scale tree from basic materials.
    Tower Block, Level 5, Rm 5-39

Fringe Activities

Caricature on Pins

Take home a unique caricature pin souvenir drawn by students from the Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation.

Level 2, ON-AIR Gallery

Doodles & Tats

Create unique graphic collages with our stamp collection and get ‘tattooed’ with one of a kind designs by our Diploma in Graphic Communication students!

Level 2, ON-AIR Gallery

Make your mark with NAFA!

Immerse yourself in the interactive process of creating living art. Led by our School of Art & Design foundation students, make your mark on the walls of NAFA.

Level 1, outside The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries; Level 1, Campus 2; Level 9, Tower Block

Stamp & Sell

Get creative with rubber stamps spotting iconic logos and taglines designed by the Diploma in Advertising students.

Level 2, ON-AIR Gallery

Spot the Chops N Ink

Collect our specially designed chops for NAFA Open House 2020 and have fun Instagramming them.

8 stations at various locations

  1. Campus 1, Wing A, Level 4 & 6
  2. Campus 1, Wing B, Level 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6
  3. Campus 2, Level 1


Director’s Commentary

Let our Diploma in Screen Media students share their production experience with you.

Wing B, Level 2, Open Gallery 1 & 2 (outside the Seminar Room)

Concept & Context

Examine the key issues and themes of modernism to contemporary art through student-led discussions.

Wing B, Level 4, Fine Art Showcase
2pm - 3pm

Art & Industry

Find out about the internship experience from the students of our Fine Art Programme.

Wing B, Level 4, Fine Art Showcase
3pm - 4pm

All About 3D Design

Hear what our 3DD lecturers and students have to say about the programme.

Tower Block, Level 6, Rm 6-14
2pm & 4pm


Textile in Style

Explore how our Fashion Studies students use textiles in innovative ways.

Level 1, Fashion Gallery

Runway Array

Be dazzled by the unique creations of our recent Fashion Diploma and Degree graduates.

Level 1, Fashion Gallery


Get inside of the mind of a fashion designer from sketches to prototypes of our student-designers.

Level 1, Fashion Gallery

Demo & Workshop

Creative Studios

Demonstration of:
  • Embroidery Techniques and Button Making
    Level 1 Lobby
    11am - 7pm
  • Silk Screen
    Level 1, Fashion Gallery
    11.30am & 3pm

School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre


Inspire, Transform, Engage

Discover more about arts management and theatre in this immersive half-day arts camp for ITE students. By invitation only.

Tower Block, Level 10, Rm 10-05
17 Jan, 11am - 3pm


What is Arts Management?

Find out more about the skillsets and capabilities which you will learn and develop in the arts management programme.

Tower Block, Level 5, Rm 5-36
18 Jan, 2pm - 3pm


Ballet Technique

Observe NAFA’s ballet conservatory training in action.

Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-38
17 Jan, 11am - 12.30pm

Contemporary Dance Technique

Observe how our dancers hone their contemporary techniques and artistry.

Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-38
17 Jan, 1.30pm - 3pm

Enabling the Arts

Learn why art managers are bridges and enablers.

Level 4, Rm 4-03, Arts Management Gallery

Demo & Workshop

Dancers’ Workshop

Learn contemporary dance choreography in this workshop for intermediate/advanced dancers. Pre-registration is required.

Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-38
18 Jan, 4pm - 5.30pm

Drama Workshops

Participate in interactive drama workshops for schools focusing on the theatre programme.

Wing B, Level 4, Rm 4-10A/B
18 Jan, 10am - 11.30am, 12pm - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 4pm


[email protected] / Why Dance

Experience the versatility of NAFA’s dancers in an informal showcase, and learn about the conservatory-style training and career prospects for dancers.

Wing B, Level 6, Rm 6-38
18 Jan, 2pm - 3.30pm

School of Music


Nanyang International Piano Academy (NIPA) 2020 Opening Gala Concert

Enjoy the opening gala concert featuring performances by members of the NIPA 2020 teaching faculty. Smart casual attire is preferred for this event.

Free admission, register here.
Lee Foundation Theatre
16 Jan, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Nanyang International Piano Academy (NIPA) 2020 Recitals

Don’t miss the piano recitals presented by participants of the NIPA 2020.

Level 4, Rm 4-02, Multi-Purpose Hall
17 - 18 Jan, 2pm - 2.45pm, 3pm - 3.45pm
18 Jan, 4pm - 4.45pm


Partners in Musical Excellence: An Introduction to the NAFA Music Programme

Get an overview of what the NAFA Music Programme has to offer – its curriculum, faculty, students, alumni and performances.

Level 4, Rm 4-02, Multi-Purpose Hall
1pm – 1.45pm


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