BA Fine Arts (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts

Program Description

BA Fine Arts (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts

The study of Fine Arts is a process of continual debate and questioning; of exploring and interrogating set perspectives. Contemporary fine art practice constantly negotiates with its surroundings and histories, in a role that is subversive and ever-changing.

This programme situates itself at the crossroads of contemporary Western and Asian cultures, acknowledging the demands of different worldviews. It unites specialized areas, from traditional disciplines to newer art forms, providing wider options of expression relevant to the global evolution of fine arts.

The curriculum is developed to encourage diversity and a broad-based inquiry into contemporary art practices, and to encourage you to delve into possible collaborations with other disciplines such as science, humanities, and technology. Through a myriad of materials and methodologies, you will develop capabilities to become an interdisciplinary artist who is resourceful in the articulation of your research interest.

You will be able to engage and approach your professional practice in a reflective and analytical manner, and manifest your unique point of view toward art, culture, and society. Modules such as Practical Studio and Contextual Studies aim to finesse your development as an independent arts practitioner and challenge you in the areas of research, critical thinking, and observational skills.

In Level 1, all the basic Fine Art mediums will be introduced, and you will be exposed to Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and Sculpture, and be able to explore your interests in each medium without having to focus exclusively on one particular form of making art. Through this immersive experience, you will learn and understand each medium well enough to utilize them effectively when you encounter more conceptual projects in Level 2 and 3 and to leverage on this knowledge for your research-related studies.

By activating a deeper level of inquiry within your creative process, you will gain more confidence in your practice and become a more engaged, resourceful, and sensitive artist who can react and respond responsibly and with maturity towards social, political and cultural issues that are raised through your art.

Career Path: Art Consultant, Art Writer/Reviewer, Art Dealer, Art Conservator and Restorer, Art Teacher/Educator, Museum Researcher, Gallery/Museum Managers, Illustrator, Model and Prop Maker, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Sculptor, Video Artist

Entry Requirements

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level. 2 ‘A’ Level/H2 subjects and a pass in General Paper. Alternative English qualification: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80
  • Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant discipline
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Minimum Requirements for Entry into a BA(Hons) Level 2 Programme

  • A relevant diploma in the field or discipline.
  • Your portfolio or audition must be exceptionally strong and demonstrate prior formal training in the relevant arts discipline. The transcript from your diploma course must demonstrate that you have read and passed the equivalents of essential LASALLE modules.

Alternative English Language Qualifications*

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL - iBT: 80

*For applicants from countries where English is not the main language, or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.


The artwork in the portfolio should represent your creative and technical abilities, and show your serious commitment.

  • Your portfolio must contain 10 – 15 digital images (jpg, gif, psd images not exceeding 800 KB) of your best and most recent work, with accompanying explanations of your work. We prefer 5 – 7 artwork be derived from direct observation, e.g drawings from directly from a real object, environment, or person (not from a photograph, a magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another artist’s work). Still, life objects, self-portraits, figure drawings, landscapes, and interior/exterior environments are all recommended.
  • Depending on your programme of interest, you could include a variety of 2D works (e.g paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, digital imaging), 3D work (e.g ceramics, sculpture, installation documentation) or new media work (animation, video art in video format or as QuickTime files, web art).
  • Some images from your sketchbook or visual research journal that allows us to see and experience your mode of creative ideas, whether resolved or unrealised. To be submitted at your interview.
  • Written assignment: A summary of reasons for choosing the Fine Arts programme (to be submitted at your interview).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2019
3 years
Full time
69,000 SGD
International tuition fees for August 2015 intake
Singapore - Singapore
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