Open House @ UAS

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Join the next generation of creatives

Together with our arts institutions, LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), UAS will be holding our inaugural open house at the National Design Centre on 2 March 2024. There will be exhibitions, performances, talks and consultations. It will be a valuable opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet our faculty members and explore the comprehensive degree programmes across visual arts, performing arts, arts management and therapy disciplines.

Application fees will be waived during Open House @ UAS.

Date: 2 March 2024
Time: 11.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road Singapore 188969

Please register for Open House @ UAS here.

Register for NAFA campus tour here. No registration is required for campus tour at LASALLE.


Programme

11.00am – 11.30amAward-winning film showcase from LASALLE’s Puttnam School of Film & Animation 

Watch three award-winning films produced by the students of the Puttnam School of Film & Animation.
  • Albert (Official Selection at Cartoons Underground)
  • Dragonflies (Best Cinematography and Sound Design at National Youth Film Awards)
  • The World I Live in doesn't Exist (Best Art Direction at National Youth Film Awards)
11.40am – 12.10pmProgramme Showcase by NAFA

From Fine Art to Design to Music, NAFA's degree programmes are conferred by esteemed institutions such as the University of the Arts London (UAL), Royal College of Music, London (RCM), and University of the Arts Singapore (UAS).

Get acquainted with our latest Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Biophilic Design (First in Asia)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Contemporary Chinese Theatres (First in Asia)
  • Master of Fine Art (MFA) Fine Art (First in Singapore)
12.20pm – 1.10pmA dialogue with UAS leaders on higher arts education

Speakers:
Professor Kwok Kian Woon
Vice-Chancellor, UAS

Professor Steve Dixon
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UAS
President, LASALLE

Mrs Tan-Soh Wai Lan
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UAS
President, NAFA

2.00pm – 2.30pmCareer Talk 1 - Employability in the Creative Industries

Speaker:
Steve Golden
Director, Partnerships & Engagement (Industry & Career Services), UAS

3.00pm – 3.30pmCareer Talk 2 - Employability in the Creative Industries

Speaker:
Steve Golden
Director, Partnerships & Engagement (Industry & Career Services), UAS

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Programme Talk - Design Communication
BA (Hons) Design Communication
BA (Hons) Design for Social Futures
MA Design

Speaker:
Nur Hidayah Bte Abu Bakar
Dean, Faculty of Design, LASALLE

Design touches every sphere of human interest, impacting profoundly on culture, socioeconomic development, sustainability and more. LASALLE's Design programmes intend to inspire students to be active designers who are constantly filled with passion and dedication in their pursuit of creative excellence.

 

1.30pm – 2.00pmSwing UAS

Swing along to some toe-tapping jazz standards performed by jazz musicians from the LASALLE’s BA (Hons) Music programme and NAFA’s Diploma in Music, BMus (Hons), and Master of Composition programmes.

2.30pm – 3.00pmINterSPACE

INterSPACE sees NAFA’s BA (Hons) Performance Making students present their original works shaped through the processes of interdisciplinarity. Collaboration connecting dance and theatre seeks to intervene and fill the space in between.

4.00pm – 4.30pmEchoes of Harmony

LASALLE’s BA (Hons) Musical Theatre programme will have four of its graduating students doing a captivating 30-minute musical theatre performance that will take audiences on a magical journey through time, weaving together a tapestry of songs and stories that celebrate the universal themes of love and hope.

11.00am – 11.30am
Gallery, Level 1

Spatial and Product Design
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Product Design
BA (Hons) Design for Social Futures

Speaker:
Ang Xinwei
Head, School of Spatial & Product Design

Transform the way we live, and rethink our everyday interactions with places and objects.

The School of Spatial & Product Design now offers an expanded range of degree programmes including BA (Hons) Interior Design, BA (Hons) Product Design and the new BA (Hons) Design for Social Futures. Our programmes feature an immersive educational approach, blending theoretical knowledge with practical experience. We engage students through real-world challenges in design and future forward industry driven research.

11.00am – 11.30am
Training room 1 & 2, Level 2

Fashion
BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Industries
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles

Speaker:
Circe Henestrosa
Head, School of Fashion

Become a globally engaged creative thinker and maker in the fashion industry. This talk will provide an overview of our degree programmes BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Industries programme and BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles. Learn about the possible careers you can pursue in the exciting fashion industry.

11.00am – 11.30am
Training room 3 & 4, Level 2

Fine Arts
BA (Hons) Fine Arts
MA Fine Arts
MA Arts and Ecology

Speakers:
Hazel Lim
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Fine Arts

Dr Ian Woo
Programme Leader, MA Fine Arts

Dr Cissie Fu
Head, McNally School of Fine Arts

Join us for insights into the curriculum, student life, project collaborations and industry options for LASALLE's BA (Hons) and MA Fine Arts programmes, plus a sneak peek into the content and contours of our new MA in Arts and Ecology.

2:00pm – 2.30pm
Gallery, Level 1

Art History
BA (Hons) Art Histories and Curatorial Practices: Asia and the World
MA Asian Art Histories

Speakers:
Dr Cissie Fu
Head, McNally School of Fine Arts

Jeffrey Say
Programme Leader, MA Asian Art Histories

Take a sneak peek into the content, contours and career trajectories of LASALLE's new BA (Hons) Art Histories and Curatorial Practices: Asia and the World – Singapore's first and only BA programme in the fields of art history and curation. Plus get a glimpse of the curriculum, student life, project collaborations and industry options for our long-standing, global pioneering programme MA Asian Art Histories.

3:00pm – 3.30pm
Gallery, Level 1

Education, Management and Writing
BA (Hons) Arts Management
MA Arts and Cultural Leadership
MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice
MA Creative Writing

Speakers:
Dr Jonathan Gander
Head, School of Creative Industries

Dr Rosslyn Prosser
Programme Leader, MA Creative Writing

Dr Woo Yen Yen
Programme Leader, MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice

Join Dr Jonathan Gander, Dr Rosslyn Prosser and Dr Woo Yen Yen as they uncover the unique features of the BA (Hons) Arts Management, MA Arts and Cultural Leadership, MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice, and MA Creative Writing programmes. A short talk will cover the valuable knowledge and skills you can develop through your studies, followed by a Q&A to explore your interest further.

11.00am – 11.30am
Training room 5, Level 2

LASALLE Admissions

Speaker:
Nur Aidah Binte Munjiat
Senior Manager, Student Recruitment, Division of Admissions

LASALLE College of the Arts offers an exceptional range of programmes that prepares graduates for sustained and successful careers. Join our admissions talk as we introduce you to the College and share more about entry requirements.

3.00pm – 3.30pm
Training room 1 & 2, Level 2
Film and Media
BA (Hons) Animation Art
BA (Hons) Film

Speakers:

Ang Qing Sheng
Lecturer, Animation

Khalid Al Mkhlaafy
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Film

The degree programmes offered by the Puttnam School of Film & Animation are designed for today's dynamic, fast-paced industry. The School provides industry-standard facilities, regular masterclasses conducted by seasoned practitioners, mentorships by established artist-educators, and strategic partnerships with creative heavyweights.

3.00pm – 3.30pm
Training room 3 & 4, Level 2

Music
BA (Hons) Music

Speaker:
Dr Timothy O 'Dwyer
Head, School of Contemporary Music

The School of Contemporary Music’s suite of programmes is designed to develop students’ potential in the popular and commercial market, as well as the experimental and cutting-edge. Join Dr Timothy O’Dwyer, Head, School of Contemporary Music to understand what it takes to be a sought-after professional in the music industry.

3.00pm – 3.30pm
Training room 5, Level 2

Dance and Theatre
BA (Hons) Acting
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
BA (Hons) International Contemporary Dance Practices

Speaker:
Melissa Quek
Head, School of Dance & Theatre

Melissa Quek, Head, School of Dance and Theatre will be sharing about the three BA (Hons) programmes in School of Dance and Theatre – Acting, Musical Theatre and International Contemporary Dance Practices and the main philosophies that connect them. This includes a focus on individual artistry, collaboration, community and industry-based practices and learning.

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Auditorium, Level 2

Design Communication
BA (Hons) Design Communication
BA (Hons) Design for Social Futures
MA Design

Speaker:
Nur Hidayah Bte Abu Bakar
Dean, Faculty of Design

Design touches every sphere of human interest, impacting profoundly on culture, socioeconomic development, sustainability and more. LASALLE's Design programmes intend to inspire students to be active designers who are constantly filled with passion and dedication in their pursuit of creative excellence.

3.40pm – 4.10pm
Training rooms 3 & 4, Level 2

Creative Therapies
MA Art Therapy
MA Music Therapy

Speakers:
Daniel Wong
Lecturer, MA Art Therapy

Dr Jonathan Gander
Head, School of Creative Industries

Engage in a Q&A session with lecturer Daniel Wong from the MA Art Therapy programme. He will provide an overview of the culturally-informed, two-year, full-time programme, highlight the distinctive features of the training and address questions pertaining to the programme and the profession.

Catch this short talk by Dr Jonathan Gander, Head, School of Creative Industries on the innovative and newly launched MA in Music Therapy and engage in a Q&A to explore whether this important new programme is an opportunity for you.

 

11.40am – 12.10pm
Gallery, Level 1
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Biophilic Design

Speaker:
Park Hye Young
Deputy Associate Dean, School of 3D Design

Discover Asia's first degree programme focused on biophilic design, co-developed with CPG and conferred by the University of the Arts Singapore. Biophilic design aims to harmonise urban living with the natural world, through integrating natural materials into the built environment, enhancing human wellness.

Cultivate your skills in spatial design disciplines through a distinctive curriculum, featuring capstone projects and work-integrated learning programmes.

11.40am – 12.10pm
Training room 1 & 2, Level 2
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art

Speaker:
Kimberly Shen
Programme Leader (Fine Art), School of Fine Art

Conferred by the University of the Arts London, this programme focuses on a curriculum that cultivates transdisciplinary thinking, while adding a unique Southeast Asian dimension to your practice. Spend seven weeks in London where you will gain new insights into Fine Art at an international level.

11.40am – 12.10pm
Training room 3 & 4, Level 2
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Contemporary Chinese Theatres

Speaker:
Rei Poh
Associate Dean, School of Theatre

A first of its kind in Asia, this programme is conferred by the University of the Arts Singapore. Learn how you can express your artistic identity through various Chinese theatrical practices and equip yourself for diverse professional roles in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region’s performing arts industry.

11.40am – 12.10pm
Training room 5, Level 2
Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes conferred by the Royal College of Music, London (RCM)

Speaker:
Dr Nellie Seng
Associate Dean, School of Music

Learn from world-class musicians through our undergraduate and postgraduate music programmes developed in collaboration with RCM. Discover the myriad of programmes to elevate your skills and enter the music industry at the highest level.

Programmes conferred by RCM:
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Instrumental & Vocal Teaching
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Master of Composition
  • Master of Performance
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Training room 1 & 2, Level 2
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Design Practice

Speaker:
Christabel Teng
Vice Dean, Faculty of Art & Design

Conferred by the University of the Arts London (UAL), this programme broadens your learning in one of the four domains: 3-Dimensional, communication, fashion, and spatial. Learn more about its unique interdisciplinary curriculum that equips you with the technical competencies and a global perspective of design trends. Spend seven weeks in London where you will be immersed in the world of design at an international level.

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Training room 3 & 4, Level 2
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Fine Art

Speaker:
Ye Shufang
Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Art

Introducing the MFA, Singapore's first, conferred by the University of the Arts Singapore. Learn more about the curriculum designed to deepen your interdisciplinary practice, broaden your critical inquiry and dive into the vibrant tapestry of cultural research in Southeast Asia.

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Training room 5, Level 2
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Performance Making

Speaker:
Dr Caren Carino
Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Practices

Conferred by the University of the Arts London, this unique programme allows you to specialise in either Dance or Theatre. Develop your interdisciplinarity while collaborating on original works, embrace digital technologies and connect with industry professionals.

3.40pm – 4.10pm
Training rooms 1 & 2, Level 2
NAFA Admissions

Speaker:
Niniek Natalia
Head, Student Admissions Office

Explore NAFA's array of degree programmes, accredited by the University of the Arts Singapore. Additionally, we proudly collaborate with esteemed global institutions such as the University of the Arts London (ranked 2nd worldwide for Art and Design in 2023) and the Royal College of Music, London (ranked first globally for Performing Arts in 2023). Engage with us during our admissions talk to delve deeper into our bachelor's and master's degree offerings, as well as to gain insight into our entry requirements.

11.00am – 5.00pmConsultations with Faculties

11.00am – 5.00pmConsultations on Admissions

11.00am – 5.00pmConsultations on Financial Support and Scholarships

3.30pm – 4.30pm
NAFA Campus 1 Tower Block TB10-05
Tower Block lift lobby (next to Bencoolen MRT Station Exit A)
Tai Chi for Performance

Under the guidance of Ang Gey Pin, a seasoned theatre professional and Senior Lecturer at NAFA's School of Theatre, this open class invites performers of all backgrounds to delve into the world of Tai Chi for Performance. Throughout the session, participants will immerse themselves in the core principles of Tai Chi, such as proper posture, controlled breathing, and synchronised movements. Tai Chi's unique combination of physical activity and mindfulness fosters balance, flexibility, and alignment, thereby enriching stage presence and mitigating performance-related stress. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned performer, this class offers an opportunity to explore the transformative power of Tai Chi in a supportive environment led by Ang Gey Pin.

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