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962 graduates from NAFA were surveyed from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022, and the overall response rate was 70.4%.

NAFAOverall Employment Rate1Full-Time Permanent (FTP) Employment Rate2Proportion of graduates in the labour force who are freelancingMedian Gross Monthly Salary3
Visual and Applied Arts77.5%46.4%8.7%$2,500
Performing Arts84.6%*30.8%*30.8%*$2,750^
Visual and Applied Arts78.3%44.8%7.2%$2,200
Performing Arts92.1%39.5%15.8%$2,350*
Source: Graduate Employment Survey jointly conducted by NAFA and LASALLE

* based on survey response from fewer than 30 economically active/ FTP employed graduates
^ based on survey response from fewer than 10 FTP employed graduates


GES 2019 - 2021 Topline Employment Results

NAFA Degree Diploma
2019 2020 2021 2019 2020 2021
Proportion of graduates in the labour force who are employed 67.0% 69.9% 78.7% 71.4% 72.4% 80.3%
Full-Time Permanent Employment 43.8% 34.1% 43.9% 31.7% 25.1% 44.0%
Source: Graduate Employment Survey 2019 - 2021




  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 2021 (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.

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