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If you desire to further your knowledge in your field to be the best practitioner you can be before taking that step into the working world, we have the resources for you. Find out more about how you can further your education in the arts, and the scholarship opportunities to support you in your journey.

Education Opportunities

Your education in the arts does not end at NAFA. Whether you want to pursue a full degree in the arts at a university, or if you just want to learn more via online modules, we have all the options here for you.
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NAFA Degree Programmes

NAFA offers undergraduate programmes in partnership with world leading universities such as University of the Arts London (UAL) and the Royal College of Music, London (RCM).

NAFA Training Support Programme

To encourage graduating cohort from AY2020 to continue their learning journey and equip them with various skills to enhance their competencies. NAFA is offering a time-limited sponsorship on a range of courses to help our graduating cohort in preparation for job seeking in the post-COVID-19 pandemic.

NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education

Established in 2005, NAFA’s Centre for Lifelong Education is Singapore’s leading institute for continuing education and training in arts, design and media.

SkillsFuture Singapore

MySkillsFuture is a personal guide for skills upgrading and career planning, helping individuals make informed decisions about their career path and lifelong learning. Working adults and tertiary students can use Singpass to log in to MySkillsFuture. After logging in, they can access the full features, including claiming their SkillsFuture credits and taking self-assessment tools.

Design Education in Singapore

If you are looking to pursue a design education in Singapore, Singapore's polytechnics, arts schools and universities offer a variety of design and design-related programmes. Find out more here.

Singapore Media Academy

The Singapore Media Academy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mediacorp, offering training, education, and consultancy services to address the needs of the local and regional media industries.

Heicoders Academy

Heicoders Academy offers a variety of tech and digital courses to equip learners with skills to stay relevant in the digital age. All courses are subsidized by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Singapore, and claimable with SkillsFuture Credits usage, and NTUC UTAP Funding.

Online Learning

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Coursera is a U.S.-based massive open online course provider that works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects.

General Assembly

General Assembly maintains campuses in numerous countries throughout the world to teach entrepreneurs and business professionals practical technology skills.

Grow with Google

The Grow with Google Partner Program provides free digital skills resources that community organisations can use to help people grow their careers and businesses.

IBM Trainin

Keep pace with technology. Increase your skills with premiere educational offerings and credentials from the IBM Learning team.

LinkedIn Learning

Learn in-demand skills with over 17,000 online courses from instructors with real-world experience.


MasterClass is the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to watch or listen to hundreds of video lessons taught by 200+ of the world’s best.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes on topics including illustration, design, photography, video and freelancing. Explore thousands of hands-on creative classes here.


Udacity teaches critical tech skills in today's world, allowing learners to prepare themselves to take on the most in-demand tech roles.


A leading global destination for teaching and learning, Udemy connects people through knowledge.

Vertical Institute

Vertical Institute prepares individuals for the jobs of tomorrow. All courses are government-subsidized by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Singapore, eligible for SkillsFuture Credits usage, and NTUC UTAP Funding.

Financial Support

Supercharge your next step in the education in the arts with these scholarship opportunities.
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NAFA Scholarships & Financial Aid Schemes

Diploma and degree students with outstanding academic results and an excellent track record of achievements in related arts and creative industries may apply for NAFA’s in-house Scholarships and Merit Awards. Bursaries are also available for students who require financial assistance (based on household income) to defray part of their tuition fees.

DesignSingapore Scholarship

The DesignSingapore Scholarship is for individuals with creativity, drive and passion for design. This scholarship is available for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related degrees at a reputable local or overseas institution.

MOE Teaching Scholarship

The MOE Teaching Scholarship is offered to candidates with a strong passion for education and teaching. It is awarded for undergraduate studies tenable at both overseas and local universities.

NAC Arts Scholarship

The NAC Arts Scholarship is offered for full-time arts and arts-related degree programmes at reputable universities or arts institutions in Singapore or overseas. It aims to nurture outstanding individuals to shape the future arts and culture scene in Singapore.

Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The SG:D Scholarship (Undergraduate) offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) empowers students interested in pursuing tech or media-related studies. It grooms aspiring talents to be ready for an exciting career in the fast-evolving digital economy.

NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship

The NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship is awarded to well-rounded individuals with an outstanding academic and performing and visual arts participation and representation record. It is offered to read a full-time undergraduate course at NUS, excluding Music and Yale-NUS College, and is tenable for the normal candidature period.

National Heritage Board Scholarship

The NHB Scholarship supports passionate individuals to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies (up to Masters) in various disciplines that will develop the skills for an exciting and meaningful career in the field of culture and heritage.

Smart Nation Scholarship

The Smart Nation Scholarship is offered by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). It nurtures talents in technology to contribute toward the public good.

Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS)

The Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) is an undergraduate scholarship offered to young Singaporean talents who are keen to contribute to leading organisations in Singapore's strategic sectors. It is the only multi-industry scholarship in partnership with the Singapore Government, offering scholarships at different stages of their university education, locally and overseas.