Diploma in Arts Business Management (N91)




What will I learn?

A business management course anchored in the creative arts

​ ​Overseas study trips to arts centres in countries such as South Korea and Australia

​ ​Arts Volunteer Scheme provides experiential training with local arts organisations

​ ​Electives in performing skills and studio practice to provide more in-depth learning of various art forms

Want to marry your burning passion for the arts and your head for business? Then a business management course grounded in the creative arts may just be what you need. Jointly offered by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences and School of Business & Accountancy, our Diploma in Arts Business Management (ABM) will provide you with the skills needed to develop and manage arts enterprises.

Throughout the three years, you will be exposed to the different forms of creative arts, ranging from theatre, music and dance to the visual arts through lectures, workshops and industry visits. You will also get to tap into business fundamentals and management skills, so that you will be able to manage events, market the creative arts and handle finances for arts organisations upon graduation.

For starters, right from your first year, you will gain industry exposure through our partnerships with arts organisations such as The Arts House, Esplanade, Singapore Art Museum, Pangdemonium, and Affordable Art Fair. You can look forward to working directly with and being mentored by practicing arts producers, managers and administrators. Additionally, you will go on a study trip to overseas arts centres in Asia-Pacific countries such as South Korea and Australia.

In your second year, you will get to execute an arts festival and take up an elective. Depending on your area of interest, you can choose either Performing Skills or Studio Practice to learn more about the work of performing or visual artists.

In your final year, you will complete a final year project or go on an internship, locally or abroad.


With this diploma, you can join the flourishing arts scene as a professional trained to manage the creative industries.

You will be able to work in marketing, fundraising and finance for arts organisations such as arts centres, performing or visual arts groups, art galleries and museums. You will also have the skills to handle logistics for arts groups as well as manage creative talents, or become an arts entrepreneur.

Further studies

Get up to one semester's exemption when applying for relevant degree programmes at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

You can also receive up to one year's exemption with the following universities:

LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Arts Management)

The Australian National University (Australia)

- Bachelor of Arts (Art History & Curatorship)

Edith Cowan University (Australia)

- Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management)

- Bachelor of Business

Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

- Bachelor of Creative Industries

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,49,818) per year
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

Block 52 #04-01, 535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Any three other subjects: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also have sat for a Humanities subject or Art / Music or Principles of Accounts or a relevant OSIE / Applied Subject and fulfill the aggregate computation requirements.


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