Why NAFA?

Established in 1938, The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts education institution, well-reputed for nurturing diverse artistic talents in both traditional and contemporary art practices through:

Dedicated faculty who inspire learning and develop students to become confident leaders in their chosen fields
A practice-led curriculum which embraces a contemporary practice that leverages on our cultural heritage, with the aim of nurturing your creative attitudes and critical thinking
Industry-based learning in the form of internships, industrial attachments, live-client projects, industry and community projects, and teaching practices
Overseas learning experience that allow our students to gain critical insight and global exposure to current ideas and innovations

Webinar Agenda

 

School of Art & Design

  1 pm

Be an Educator of the Arts (Art Teaching)

Do you aspire to be a music or art teacher? Learn more about how to apply for the Music Teaching or Art Teaching Diploma course offered by NAFA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Officers from the Ministry of Education


  11 am

The Art Practitioners in the Real World

The increasingly crucial roles played by contemporary artists in the art scenes as well as in the larger society is constantly evolving. Join the conversation between the Fine Art alumni and practicing artists (and educators) for a discussion on how artists can adapt to changing global art landscape brought upon by the pandemic.

Mr Ezzam Rahman (Artist & Adjunct Lecturer, Fine Art Programme, NAFA)

Ms Sharon Choo (Programme Leader, Academic, Fine Art Programme, NAFA)

Ms Regina De Rozario (Artist, Writer, Curator, Educator)

Ms Sophia Dominguez (Artist, Buwan Art Collective)


  12:30 pm

Dreaming of a Career in Fashion?

Join us for a live-chat sharing session if you wish to pursue a fashion-filled journey in the arts. Get introduced to our diploma courses: Diploma in Fashion Design and Diploma in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing. Hear from our students, alumni and programme lecturers as they share their experiences, creativities, and aspirations.

Vice Dean, Lecturers, Students and Alumni of the Fashion Studies Programme


  10:30 am

Don't Be A Designer. Be A #DesignInfluencer

Are you seeking a voice in this new era of media landscape? Discover what drives communication in this session with faculty from the Design & Media Programme.

Our graduates of 2019 - Dandy Hartono and Lolita Chiong, will be sharing how NAFA has prepared them for the industry.

Ms Christabel Teng Mei Yong (Vice Dean, Design & Media Programme)

Ms Jacinta Freeman (Programme Leader, Academic, Design & Media Programme)

Ms Peh Mei Lian (Programme Leader, Illustration Design with Animation, Design & Media Programme)

Ms Yix Guo (Lecturer, Design & Media Programme)

Design & Media Alumni


  3 pm

School of Art & Design: Industry-Based Curriculum and Projects

Being industry-relevant is one of the most important aspects of higher education, especially in the creative industries. Join us as we share with you what we do here in the School of Art & Design (SOAD) to ensure that students have the knowledge and know how to be industry-relevant!

Ms Marienne Yang (Vice Dean, Academic, School of Art & Design)

Mr Levi Lim (Programme Leader, Industry-based Learning, School of Art & Design)


  2 pm

All About Paperscape (Pre-registered Workshop)

This one-of-a-kind workshop allows participants to explore spatial design using paper as a main material. Participants will be provided demonstrations on laser-cutting and how ideal spaces can be created through the given material via different techniques.

Mr Muhammad Khairul Hafiz (Technical Officer, 3D Design Programme)


  11:45 am

Workshop: Create Memes to Win You Likes

Transform your inner thoughts into impactful visuals and make it go viral!

Ms Christabel Teng Mei Yong (Vice Dean, Design & Media Programme)

Ms Jacinta Freeman (Programme Leader, Academic, Design & Media Programme)

Ms Peh Mei Lian (Programme Leader, Illustration Design with Animation, Design & Media Programme)

Ms Yix Guo (Lecturer, Design & Media Programme)

School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre

  10:30 am

Introduction to the Diploma in Dance: Dance in A Brave New World

Get insights about the Diploma in Dance course - how the course is structured, how you will learn and the admission requirements. Hear from our students and industry partners as they share their very own NAFA experience and catch a glimpse of our dance performances!

Dr Caren Carino (Vice Dean, Dance Programme)


  12:30 pm

Introduction to the Diploma in Theatre (English/Mandarin Drama)

Learn more about the Diploma in Theatre (English Drama) and Diploma in Theatre (Mandarin Drama) courses. You will get a glimpse of what a day is like as a theatre student, how the courses are structured, what you will learn and the admission requirements.

Ms Laura Hayes (Vice Dean, Theatre Programme)


  02:30 pm

What is Arts Management?

Find out what you will learn in the Diploma in Arts Management, how the course is structured, and the admission requirements. Hear from our very own Arts Management staff and students and discover why Arts Management may be the best programme for you!

Ms Joyce Teo (Vice Dean, Arts Management Programme

School of Music

  10:30 am

Introduction to NAFA’s School of Music: Pathways and Prospects in Pursuit of Musical Excellence (Panel 1)

Get an overview of the NAFA Music Programme, its curriculum, faculty, alumni as well as recent performance opportunities and achievements. Find out more about the curriculum structure of the Diploma in Music, Diploma in Music Teaching, as well as the BMus (Hons) in collaboration with the Royal College of Music, London.

Faculty from the School of Music


  1 pm

Introduction to NAFA’s School of Music: Pathways and Prospects in Pursuit of Musical Excellence (Panel 2)

Get an overview of the NAFA Music Programme, its curriculum, faculty, alumni as well as recent performance opportunities and achievements. Find out more about the curriculum structure of the Diploma in Music, Diploma in Music Teaching, as well as the BMus (Hons) in collaboration with the Royal College of Music, London.

Faculty from the School of Music


  11 am

Be an Educator of the Arts (Music Teaching)

Do you aspire to be a music or art teacher? Learn more about how to apply for the Music Teaching or Art Teaching Diploma course offered by NAFA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Officers from the Ministry of Education

Admissions, Scholarships, and Centre for Lifelong Education

  2:30 pm

Admissions (For Singaporeans and PR)

Find out more about how to apply to NAFA and the admissions requirements for various programmes. Application fee is waived until 16 Jan!

Ms Niniek N. Himawan (Manager, Student Admissions Office)


  4.30pm

Admissions (For International Students)

Find out more about how to apply to NAFA and the admissions requirements for various programmes. Application fee is waived until 16 Jan!

Ms Niniek N. Himawan (Manager, Student Admissions Office)


  4:30 pm

Scholarships and Financial Aid Schemes (For Singaporeans and PR)

Find out more about the various Scholarships and Financial Aid Schemes available for application while you apply for your diploma at NAFA!

Mr Ivan Chan (Head, Office of Student Care)


  4:30 pm

Scholarships and Financial Aid Schemes (For International Students)

Find out more about the various Scholarships and Financial Aid Schemes available for application while you apply for your diploma at NAFA!

Mr Ivan Chan (Head, Office of Student Care)


  11:30 am

Artsy Infusion: Discovering Children’s Book Illustration

Join local veteran illustrator and two-time winner of the prestigious MacMillan Children’s Picture Book Award (UK), Patrick Yee as he gives us an insight into how a story can be depicted with chalk pastels and watercolour. This session offers a glimpse into Centre for Lifelong Education’s short course in Children’s Book Illustration.

Mr Patrick Yee (Adjunct Lecturer, Centre for Lifelong Education; Award-winner, MacMillan Children’s Picture Book Award, UK)


  4:30 pm

Artsy Infusion: Uncovering the Ukulele

Get a taste of Centre for Lifelong Education’s short course in Ukulele (Strum and Pluck) in this melodious virtual showcase. Award-winning musician Lee Guoliang will introduce the instrument’s brief history and demonstrate the various strumming patterns and plucking techniques.

Mr Lee Guoliang (Adjunct Lecturer, Centre for Lifelong Education; Champion, Sungha Jung

Guitar Competition, 2016; Ambassador, Yamaha Guitars by Yamaha Music Singapore)


  5 pm

Design Essentials: The Core of Fashion Design

Do you wish to upskill or reskill for the fashion industry? Join us and gain insight into what the Centre for Lifelong Education’s Certificate in Fashion Design course is all about. Learn current industry techniques through an interactive session with a faculty member of our Fashion Studies Programme.

Mr Chew Han Lim (Programme Leader, Academic, Fashion Studies Programme)


  3 pm

Design Essentials: The Nucleus of Interior Design

Have you ever desired skills in transforming ideations into architectural drawings? Find out how Centre for Lifelong Education’s Certificate in Interior Design course can introduce you to the world of 3D Design. Watch a demonstration of drafting techniques by a faculty member of our 3D Design Programme.

Mr Casey Boo (Senior Lecturer, 3D Design Programme)

Frequently Asked Questions

No, this registration is for the NAFA Virtual Open House 2021 only. You should apply for our courses here: https://online.nafa.edu.sg/Enrolment/LoginPage.aspx
You will need to have access to the internet, so you can participate wherever that is. However, we recommend that attendees access the platform via a personal computer to get the best Open House experience as the platform will behave differently on mobile devices. If you are using a mobile device (e.g. phone, tablet), you will also need to download and sign in to the Zoom app.
We would use it to share more information about NAFA, our courses and activities with you. Rest assured that we are compliant with the PDPA and that your data is safe with us!
You can use your email address that you have entered during registration to login on the day of the NAFA Virtual Open House 2021.
This page would remain open until 16 March 2021, so you can still pop by whenever it is convenient for you till then!
Yes. Like a physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues simply by entering their email.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access.