What will I learn?

Take your performance to a higher practical and intellectual level.

Through the programme, you will develop strategies and skills to interrogate the world and respond meaningfully using contemporary performance forms and applications drawing on both traditional and experimental theatre disciplines. Encompassing the significant rite of passage from apprentice to performer, this dynamic programme will train you to recognise events that have the potential to be explored and developed into performance.

Performance-making is both a practical and an intellectual activity. You will be engaged in hands-on experiential learning alongside academic studies to maximise your abilities to interrogate, analyse and create, with a particular focus on physical performance forms and dramatic texts from Singapore and the region.

With skills and knowledge in acting, movement, voice and stagecraft, you will be able to devise and create performance events that present your point of view. The programme develops your professional capacity to work as an ensemble and collaborate with others and an understanding of industry expectations. You have opportunities to perform in studios and theatre venues at the College, under the guidance of highly experienced educators and professionals.

The wide range of skills learnt will prepare you for employment in theatre, film, television and live events as well as prepare you for specialisation and further studies.

The programme will also require you to engage with communities and seek internships in and around Singapore. You will develop critical thinking and ability to be self-reflexive about yourself and your work.

Programme structure

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: Actor, Assistant to Director, Assistant to Dramaturge, Arts Administrator, Radio/TV Presenter or Host for Live Events.

Or make your mark in a related career: Talent Manager, Voice-over artist or Singer.

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