University of the Arts Singapore

Creativity is a mindset

The University of the Arts Singapore (UAS) is Singapore’s first arts university, founded on an alliance of Singapore’s foremost arts institutions, LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Through a transformative arts education, we inspire and empower a new generation of artists and designers with bold imaginations and global perspectives.

   College of
the Arts (LASALLE)

LASALLE College of the Arts is the highest ranked specialist arts institution in Singapore and joint top in Southeast Asia for art and design (QS World University Rankings 2023). The College offers 35 Diploma, BA (Hons) and postgraduate programmes in arts and design. Its faculty comprises a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers, whose practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of excellence.

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   Academy of
Fine Arts (NAFA)

Founded in 1938, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts institution well-reputed for nurturing generations of artists imbued with the courage to create new breakthroughs in both traditional and contemporary art practices. Through industry-led practices and experiential learning, NAFA builds upon a rich cultural heritage that promotes a spirit of innovation and artistic imagination in Southeast Asia. Our current university partners include University of the Arts London and Royal College of Music, London.

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