John Chua of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts wins prestigious award
Singaporean musician, composer and alumnus of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), John Chua, has recently become a recipient for one of the most prestigious Talent Award in Europe. He was given the award for Best Film Score at the SoundTrack Cologne 9.0, the Cologne Congress for Music and Sound in Film and Media which was held in Cologne, Germany. He was the only Asian composer nominated for this category and he beat out 14 other entries from Europe to win this top award which acknowledges up and coming composers who are below thirty years of age. Winners of this coveted award will be given an opportunity to record with the West German Radio symphony orchestra in Cologne.
A gifted man
John Chua has been a student of NAFA for 15 years. His exceptional performance on the piano at the tender age of six earned him a place in the Gifted Young Pianists Course at NAFA’s School of Young Talents. He then earned a Diploma in Music Performance and became the Best Diploma Graduate in the Department of Music at NAFA in 2005. He then received a BA (Hons) in Piano Performing awarded by NAFA and the University of Wales, UK. Studying at NAFA has allowed his creative talent to blossom so exponentially that he is one of Asia’s most distinguished pianists.
However, NAFA does not only foster the talents of young musicians. Through its partnerships with renowned universities in the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States, the institution now offers a chance for you to develop your creative spirit from diploma to degree. You can opt to apply for a full time diploma or degree course in 3D design, Arts Management and Education, Dance, Design & Media, Theatre, Fine Art and Fashion studies.
A career for talents
In a recent survey conducted by the institution, NAFA diploma and degree holders were able to be gainfully employed within three months of their graduation. Moreover, 88% obtained jobs that are relevant to their field of study.
Get that attention you required
In order for your creative talent to be mould, the lecture setting is not suitable. NAFA knows this and thus the average lecturer to student ratio is 1: 14. So what are you waiting for? Get your creative juices flowing at NAFA.
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