Top 10 Art Colleges in Singapore


Singaporeans have an exceptional penchant for arts and the proof to this is the large number of government established and subsidized Art Colleges in Singapore. Singapore government Arts Colleges are very reliable for neighboring countries and offer artistic scholarships to students. The unending interest for arts in this technologically competent Asian state is one of the lesser known facts of Singapore.

Given below is the list of Arts Colleges in Singapore, who mentor the budding artistic talents of Singaporeans:

1.Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts: The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts is considered to be one of the premier art schools of Singapore. It was established in the year 1938 and its inception had started an artistic revolution in Singapore. Since 75 years it has been offering professional courses in all the disciplines related like music, dance, theater, fine arts, fashion study, arts management and education and designs and media.

2.School of Arts Singapore: School of the Arts Singapore,established in the year 2004, was the first independent pre-tertiary arts school of Singapore. It  is considered to the youngest government approved arts colleges in Singapore. It has a unique curriculum for children in the age group 13-18 and aims to expose the multi cultural heritage and artistic richness of the country at a global platform.



3.La Salle College of the Arts: La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore was established in the year 1984 and is a private nonprofit organization functioning from the government subsidies. It was founded by Brother Joseph McNally a pioneer and legend in Singapore arts education. The institution provides contemporary arts education in various disciplines such as Fashion, Design, Dance, Music, Theater, Media Arts, Asian Art Histories, Fine Arts, Art Therapy and Arts management. The La Salle College of the Arts is well reputed for nurturing some of the well known creative artists of Singapore.

4.New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore: Singapore campus of the University established in the year 2007 was its first campus at Asian soil and the only setup offering degree outside the University main campus in New York. The students of this university have won a number of accolades at many national and international level competitions. It offers professional degree in animation and digital arts, media producing, film making and dramatic writing.

5.Centre Stage School of the Arts, Singapore : Established in the year 1999, the institute's primary aim was to provide a "drama club" style of education readily available in Singapore, which was earlier limited to the UK, Australia and the US. Professional courses  available at the institute are available in various disciplines like drama, performance acting, dance, music, theater and art and craft. The unique feature of this institution is that it has curriculum for every age group.

6.Raffles Design Institute, Singapore: The Raffles Design Institute was established in the year 1990 and offers Bachelors and Masters degree in various disciplines like fashion design, jewelry design, multimedia, animation and arts. This is a private education provider and operates in all the major cities of the world like Bangkok, Singapore, Auckland, Mumbai and Shanghai.

7.First Media Design School, Singapore : Formerly known as the First International Design School, First Media Design School, Singapore offers Bachelors in Arts, Diploma and Advance Diploma degrees in graphic and multimedia design and design management. It is the only arts colleges in the country to win the Enterprise 50 Startup Award, 2006 for excelling as a successful arts and design schools in the country. 

8.Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media & the Arts, Singapore: This is located in Kampong Glam, Singapore and is the leading boutique arts school in the country. The institution offers Certificate, degree, diploma and advance diploma courses in design communication, audio engineering, and interaction design and also offers short term curses in graphic design and digital photography.

9.3dsense Media School, Singapore : The 3dsense Media School is an outstanding 3D animation institute in the country. Since its inception the institute has been involved in promoting digital arts in the Asian continent and provides exceptional education services to nurture budding talents in this sector. It provides diploma courses in digital visual effects and animations and also offers short term courses in clay sculpting, action script development, digital sculpting, etc.

10.Sotheby's Institute of Art, Singapore : What makes this institution stands apart from its counterparts, due to its 40 years of expertise in maintaining a firm niche in a global platform. It works in collaboration with the La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore. Currently it offers Master of Arts programs in Contemporary Art.  


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