About Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
For more than 70 years, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) has provided artists, designers and performing artistes with quality arts education. Located across 3 purpose-built campuses in the arts belt and within walking distance to major performing venues, museums and arts groups, NAFA is right where it should be. The vibrant surrounding is a catalyst for the discourse, dialogue, teaching and learning of the arts. Since 1999, NAFA has received polytechnic-level funding from the Ministry of Education, Singapore, and in 2011, the Academy became the first comprehensive arts education institution to receive the coveted 4-year EduTrust certification awarded by the Council for Private Education.
NAFA currently has eight Departments: 3D Design, Arts Management and Education, Design and Media, Fine Art, Fashion Studies, Dance, Music and Theatre. The Academy conducts a comprehensive range of full-time diploma courses and delivers degree programmes in partnership with reputable universities from Singapore, the UK and USA. Courses are taught by an international faculty of academics and leading arts practitioners who are passionate about imparting lifelong skills in the arts. The cutting-edge curriculum is constantly refined in consultation with leading industry practitioners. Students learn to think critically, creatively and independently and at the same time master important technical skills in a disciplined and structured pace.
NAFA thrives on diversity and welcomes a culturally diverse student population from Asia and beyond. NAFA's students are sought after by arts organisations and the creative industry. Many have gone on to make an impact in their field of practice. The Academy has nurtured 12 Cultural Medallion recipients, Singapore’s highest accolade bestowed to arts practitioners who have made significant impact in the arts and culture, and another 10 alumni have been presented the Young Artist Award. With a rich heritage and long tradition of excellence, outstanding track record and strong fundamentals in place, NAFA is poised to continue to champion the development of arts education in Singapore and beyond.