What will I learn?

Take the stage as an expressive and imaginative dancer who can confidently fulfil artistic and commercial demands.

The close guidance of lecturers, a supportive environment and many performance opportunities provided by this holistic programme will help you develop into a versatile performer in a range of artistic and commercial dance contexts highly sought-after as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer and well prepared for further study.

An international faculty of lecturers and guest artists will teach a diverse range of dance techniques: Urban Dance, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Over three years, you will focus on techniques decided through negotiation with lecturers. Allied classes will also improve your technical proficiency, strength, expressive range and versatility in performance. The classes also include somatic based approaches, performance techniques and Asian movement practices.

Strength in creativity and performance is further enhanced through choreography, improvisation classes and a range of exciting choreography and cross-disciplinary projects with renowned arts venues and institutions. These may be augmented with a variety of theatrical and acting techniques such as Viewpoints, Dance Improvisation, Contact Work, Mask Work and Animal Work. Exposure to these many techniques will help you to be a more expressive and multi-disciplinary performer. This is supported by performance opportunities in multiple performance venues, styles and situations.

Employability is further enhanced through exposure to dance pedagogy, career paths and options, audition techniques and the local industry. Critical thinking and self-reflexivity is part of the training at every level.

The Diploma is offered as a full time programme over three years and is divided into three levels, which correspond to each academic year of the programme. The academic year is divided into two semesters of thirteen weeks with two additional Assessment Weeks (Week 14 and 15). There will be 120 credits for each year of study and successful Diploma graduates must gain a total of 360 credits points to earn the Diploma.

Diploma programmes span three levels, where your technical and vocational skills as well as competence and knowledge will be developed to ensure you are industry-ready. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded with a Diploma certificate. Thereafter, exceptional Diploma graduates may apply to enter Level 2 of a LASALLE BA(Hons) programme within the same discipline.

Career Paths

Make an impact as: Dancer for stage, screen and events, Dance Instructor

Or make your mark in a related career: Arts Manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$24,514.00 (13,38,831) per year
Subsidised fees per annum: SG $9,880

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Faculty of Performing Arts

McNally Campus,

1 McNally Street,

187940, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. However, students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Singapore high school( i.e. Cambridge GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE/Higher NITEC/NITEC Certificate/Singapore Integrated Programme).

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 71
  • PTE Academic 42
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About LASALLE College of the Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts is Asia’s leading tertiary institution in contemporary arts and design education and practice.

  • Comprehensive range of contemporary arts & design programmes
  • International faculty with strong industry connections
  • Award-winning campus in the heart of Singapore
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations across programmes