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     Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)  (A tertiary arts institution)

NAFA Campus 1
Headquarters & School of Visual Arts Building
80 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189655
Tel: 6512 4000 Fax: 6337 3920
NAFA Campus 2
School of Fashion Studies Building
38 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189654
NAFA Campus 3
School of Performing Arts
& School of Young Talents Building

151 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189656

Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is recognised as the leading provider of training and education in a wide array of artistic disciplines. In April 1999, NAFA’s status was upgraded by the Singapore Government to a tertiary institution.

With a globally experienced teaching faculty and a team of management specialists, NAFA currently offers full-time Diploma, Degree and part-time Certificate courses to over 3,500 students in diverse fields from visual arts to performing arts and fashion studies. Its exciting mix of high quality courses and innovative curriculum reflect the breadth of opportunities available for aspiring talents in Singapore’s increasingly vibrant creative industry.

NAFA’s modern, purpose-built campus houses three spacious art galleries; six skylight painting studios; a digital media studio; a 380-seat Lee Foundation Theatre; a Studio Theatre; a boutique gallery and a rooftop amphitheatre, among others.

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     LASALLE-SIA College of The Arts   (A tertiary arts institution)



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90 Goodman Road Singapore 439053

Tel: (65) 6344 4300  Fax: (65) 6346 5708


LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in practice-based arts management, design, fine arts and performing arts. Renowned as Asia-Pacific's leading arts institution, LASALLE-SIA emphasises creativity and interdisciplinary interaction. All LASALLE-SIA's degrees are written and developed by the College and accredited by the Open University UK. LASALLE-SIA is a private, non-profit institution that receives financial support from the Ministry of Education.

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     Practice Performing Arts School

     Raffles Lasalle International Design School


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Formerly Lasalle International Design School

107A Sophia Road Blk B #02-09 Singapore 228172

Tel: (65) 6338 5288  E-mail:


     News Snippets



NAFA presents Withdrawing

20 Oct 2006 – 2 Nov 2006





     - NAFA co-presents Japan Anime Now exhibition




Artist Lim Tze Peng donates 45 paintings to NAFA

Exhibition: Tze Peng in Paris

15 – 23 June 2006



Population Survey on the Arts 2005

"The profile of arts audience is demographically skewed towards young people below 35 years old (49%), comprising age groups of 15-19 (14%) and 20-34 (35%)..."










     - NAFA opens Kajima Fashion Boutique Gallery




Your day to choose creativity, courses, careers for the July 2006 Intake!

Sat 11 Feb & Sun 12 Feb 2006



     - NAFA bags prestigious honour at British Business Awards


'Designing The Arts School' Exhibition

For the first time, the public will get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new arts school and the selected architectural design submitted for consideration by the Government.

Visitors to the exhibition can learn more about the design issues and the innovative architectural proposals that have resulted. Singapore The exhibition is from 18 to 27 November at the National Library, Level 9 Promenade.


     - Creative Industries in Singapore over the years




  New school registered per Government Gazette Not. No. 2263 dated 20 Aug 2001: *Centre Stage Arts School  282 River Valley Road Singapore 238324 Supervisor: Ms Alison Elizabeth May Tompkins

    About one in four graduands at the convocation ceremony of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) yesterday is a foreigner. Principal HO Kah Leong said the enrolment of foreign students at the school, mainly from China and Malaysia, had been rapidly rising over the past few years. The percentage of foreign students, who have to pay higher fees, was about 18 per cent ten years ago but has gone up to nearly 28 per cent this year. it is expected to reach 30 per cent next year. Of the 1,300 full-time students in the school, nearly 400 are foreigners. About 250 are Chinese nationals, 90 are Malaysians and about 15 are Indonesians. The others come from Taiwan, Hongkong, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Mr HO explained that the Education Ministry had capped Nafa's foreign student quota at 30 per cent. If the proportion of foreign students topped that benchmark, the ministry's subsidy for the school would be affected. (Straits Times 12 Aug 2001)(23)

  Work on the new Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) campus in Bencoolen Street is due to start by the end of the year and Nafa can expect to move in by 2004. Nafa, Singapore's oldest arts school, was set up in 1938 by artist LIM Hak Tai in a bungalow in Geylang. Nafa now has 1,300 full-time students and 170 full-time teaching staff on campuses in Middle road, Short Street and Upper Wilkie Road. (Straits Times 29 Jul 2001) (27)