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What will I learn?

The process of art making demands the acquisition and development of strong knowledge and skills in materials, accompanied by a reflexive understanding of this knowledge that is then continually tested and extended through relevant practical application.

Steered with this belief, the teaching and learning approach for the programme is grounded primarily on a practice-based methodology, with an emphasis on the development of your creative processes and discoveries that are honed by community engagement projects and a strong understanding in Art History and ideas. You will be trained and equipped with the specific skills, techniques, aesthetics and knowledge of historical issues associated with your discipline.

The programme provides you with the exposure to various Fine Arts media such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic novel, and lens-based art. You will be given the opportunity to present your Final Project in your specialised area through a self-proposed brief.

The programme also emphasises an interdisciplinary approach to learning, which allows you to discover and establish cross-discipline methodologies in the development of your works. As it is the preliminary stage of your artistic journey, we consider this programme as crucial to allow you to search for a unique creative voice and to understand the use of materials and art processes confidently so that you can hone these skills at a higher 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: Assistant Art Conservator and Restorer, Museum Gallery Assistant, Graphic Novel Artist, Model and Prop Maker, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Sculptor, Videographer, Graphic Designer, Assistant Trainer in Visual Art, Assistant Art Teacher/Educator, Window Display Artist, Layout Artist or Exhibition Designer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$24,514.00 (13,86,538) per year
Subsidised fees per annum: SG $9,940
Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

15 August 2022


Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries

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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