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623 diploma graduates from NAFA were surveyed from 1 November 2022 to 27 January 2023, and the overall response rate was 73.7%.

NAFA Overall Employment Rate1 Full-Time Permanent (FTP) Employment Rate2 Proportion of graduates in the labour force who are freelancing Median Gross Monthly Salary3
Diploma 76.0% 45.0% 11.2% S$2,400
Visual and Applied Arts 74.9% 44.8% 10.3% S$2,450
Performing Arts 82.9% 45.7% 17.1% S$1,800*
Source: Graduate Employment Survey jointly conducted by NAFA and LASALLE

* Based on survey response from fewer than 30 economically active/ FTP employed graduates


GES 2020 - 2022 Topline Employment Results

Proportion of graduates in the labour force who are employed72.4%80.3%76.0%
Full-Time Permanent Employment25.1%44.0%45.0%
Source: Graduate Employment Survey 2020 – 2022

Note: The employment outcomes of the degree graduates are not shown as they are not representative, given that there were only graduates from two programmes, one of which has been discontinued. The majority of our current degree offerings are new programmes with the University of the Arts London (UAL), whose first batch will graduate in 2023.


  1. Overall Employment Rate refers to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of graduates in the labour force (i.e., those who were working or not working but actively looking and available for work) as of 1st Nov 2022 (i.e., approximately six months after completing their final examinations). It includes all types of full-time, part-time, temporary and freelance employment.
  2. Full-Time Permanent Employment refers to employment of at least 35 hours a week and where the employment is not temporary. It includes those on contracts of one year or more.
  3. Gross Monthly Salary pertains only to graduates in full-time permanent employment. It comprises the basic salary, overtime payments, commissions, fixed allowances and other regular cash payments, before deductions of the employee's central provident fund (CPF) contributions and personal income tax. Employer's CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.
Click here to view the list of NAFA diploma programmes surveyed.