BA Program in Performing Arts in Singapore

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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator. A number of foreign universities, business schools and specialised institutes have also setup their Asian campuses in Singapore. Singapore is one of the safest major cities in the world by virtually any measure.

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BA Musical Theatre (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore Buona Vista area

The world of musical theatre is diverse and colourful – with new musical works being brought alive everywhere by performers, directors, choreographers, designers, and musicians. As an art form, it attracts an increasingly sophisticated [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Singapore 2017. The world of musical theatre is diverse and colourful – with new musical works being brought alive everywhere by performers, directors, choreographers, designers, and musicians. As an art form, it attracts an increasingly sophisticated worldwide viewership. While technical advances have transformed stage productions into rich visual spectacles, highly trained and gifted performers remain integral to the success and growth of the genre. This programme focuses upon quality training for gifted young performers from anywhere in the world. Internationally unique as an Honours degree – the first of its kind in Asia – it is designed to prepare students for professional careers in musicals, plays, cabaret, film, and television. Graduates are employed in the region, including the West End, and in Europe as well as North America. Contemporary musical theatre demands that all performers can sing, dance, and act with equal skill – a ‘triple threat’. This programme trains such future professionals in these disciplines and gives you a rich historical and cultural context from which to interpret and create. In addition to classes and workshops, you are continually involved in realising a variety of partially- and fully-staged theatre productions, in a range of performance venues. These are led by worldclass professional directors, music directors, and choreographers. Level 1 sets the foundation for both physical and intellectual learning. You will integrate technical work into a performance, through the concepts of individuality and authenticity. Level 2 builds on acquired skills and moves to more challenging theory and practice. You will analyse the external and internal details of character and build a repertoire suited to your own voice. Level 3 performance classes are followed by a detailed rehearsal process to support a rigorous production programme. A series of lectures provides important management tools for a future career in the arts. 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. Singing, Acting, and Dance You must be prepared to demonstrate your aptitude for Singing, Acting, and Dance. Contact us for more information. [-]

BA Music (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore Buona Vista area

This programme has been developed in response to the demands of a growing creative music industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia for graduates... [+]

This programme has been developed in response to the demands of a growing creative music industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia for graduates with an enhanced ability, knowledge, and diversity of experience in the areas of performance, composition, and new music technologies. In keeping with the latest industry demands on contemporary musicians, graduates from the School of Contemporary Music (SoCM) embrace technology as an integral part of their performance and compositional practice. You will be exposed to traditional techniques that are expanded upon by contemporary ideas, enabling you to engage productively with the creative industries in the new millennium. SoCM presents a unique opportunity to experience a broad cross-section of today’s musical practice within one integrated programme. The School fosters important creative relationships between living composers and classical performers, developing highly skilled and creative performer-composers in Jazz and Popular music, and simultaneously integrating Music Technology in innovative and practical ways throughout the programme. Blending the vibrant cultures and diverse ideas found in Asia with a Western musical discourse, you will undertake one of five specialisms: Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Popular Music Performance, Composition and Arranging, and Music Technology. You will audition into one of the five specialisms and pursue this stream throughout the course. To achieve a balanced syllabus, you are given opportunities to gain familiarity with all five specialisms through practiced-based learning within interdisciplinary ensembles, music technology and music and culture modules. This develops a solid foundation in your chosen discipline, while the shared subjects inform you about other disciplines and practices. This prepares you to confidently situate an individual artistic ‘voice’ within today’s multifaceted musical landscape. You will be mentored by some of the most experienced performers and educators in the region from diverse backgrounds in both Western and indigenous musical practices. Lectures, workshops, and rehearsals form the backbone of the programme and offer unique opportunities to explore a range of current musical practices, including: chamber ensembles, gamelan, music theory, specialised aural training, musical culture, studio recording, and interactive technologies. Level 1 introduces the basic approaches, methods, and skills of the course. You will learn to master your chosen instrument and understand the essential components of a musical language. Level 2 builds on performance practice, while introducing new composition techniques and wider areas of knowledge. You will develop aural awareness and learn to communicate music convincingly to the listener. Level 3 is concerned with integrating skills into professional practice, completing a major research thesis, and extending abilities to meet pressures and requirements of production. Graduates emerge equipped to work both collaboratively and independently, with individuality and self-motivation. 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. [-]

BA Dance (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore Buona Vista area

This is a dynamic boutique-programme. Small class size enables lecturers to take a personal interest in your well-being and development. Through a variety of inter-disciplinary collaborations at each level, you are encouraged [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Singapore 2017. This is a dynamic boutique-programme. Small class size enables lecturers to take a personal interest in your well-being and development. Through a variety of inter-disciplinary collaborations at each level, you are encouraged to question the definition of dance and push its boundaries. The mentoring that guides these collaborative projects creates a stimulating and encouraging environment to assist the development of individual artistic voices. Inspired by Singapore’s location and social make-up, the programme embraces a range of cultures in its content, approach, and philosophy. International guest artists will visit and share their work and creative processes with you. Their contributions will broaden your perspective of dance and provide important networking opportunities. Both lecturers and visiting guest artists have trained and worked in institutions and companies within Asia, Europe, and America; their culturally diverse aesthetics, dance styles, and philosophies will add new dimensions and sensitivities to your discipline. As such, the programme focuses on helping you to discover new expressive languages. In the final year, you will receive professional placements with industry partners, and opportunities to apprentice at local dance companies, various studios, or with respected teachers. Graduates of this programme are robustly competitive and are positioned on the forefront of contemporary dance creation. By training with a current, creative, and collaborative focus, you will emerge as a dance artist who will challenge and expand the definitions of dance. Emphasising expanding conceptions of artistic practice that are supported by the mastery of contemporary dance and choreographic techniques, the programme includes: Performance and technique to develop artistry and comprehension of technical dance skills and styles; Choreographic expression to encourage creative exploration of dance and an imaginative use of the body; Critical analysis and theoretical studies to enhance artistic practice through reflective practice and contextualisation. Level 1 establishes a technical, creative, practical, and contextual foundation; melding different disciplines and theoretical approaches. Level 2 develops more sophisticated creative thought practices to broaden inquiry and knowledge. Level 3 consolidates personal development towards professionalism. Research topics culminate in original thesis and creative output. 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. Written Assignments: To be submitted at your audition/interview. - Be prepared to talk about your favourite dancer and/or a memorable dance performance. What, who inspires you, and why you have chosen to come to LASALLE. - Write about a dance performance that you have seen recently. Did you like it? Why? (Approx 200-250 words) - Are Waffles really better than Pancakes? (Approx 200-250 words) Audition Guidelines - You will be required to do a one and a half hour Ballet class/Contemporary class during the Audition. Additional Contemporary dance combinations may be given. - If you feel Contemporary Dance or Ballet does not best demonstrate your natural dance ability, you can request for an opportunity to perform a solo demonstrating another technique, e.g. Jazz or Hip Hop. The duration of the solo is to be 1 to 3 minutes. If you are requesting this opportunity, it should be indicated in the application form, but is subject to approval. - If you have absolutely no experience in the Ballet/Contemporary, you are to submit a DVD of yourself dancing in the technique that you are familiar with, prior to the audition date, or to bring the DVD with you for the audition. Things to Note In preparing for the audition, it is advisable that you thoroughly warm up and that you wear appropriate dance wear and footwear for the audition. Please take note that you may be asked to improvise in your audition. What are we looking for? The assessment of your audition will be based on your ability to pick up and replicate steps, show natural dance ability, a good understanding of the chosen technique, a strong performance quality and a passion for movement. We are looking for people who are disciplined, open to learning and are dedicated to growing in their art. [-]

BA Acting (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore Buona Vista area

The training of the actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline involving mind, body, and emotion. It is also in demand more than ever across a broad range of performance events. Professional [+]

The training of the actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline involving mind, body, and emotion. It is also in demand more than ever across a broad range of performance events. Professional acting careers can be sustained in theatre, film, television, and many other forms of media. Actors can use their skills and intelligence to re-interpret the great classics of the world, as well as create innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking portrayals on stage and screen. This performance-based programme offers quality training in all essential elements: acting, voice and movement techniques, together with imaginative, improvisational, and research skills. Theory is balanced with practice and applied to dramatic literature, script analysis, world theatre, and cinema. LASALLE aims to graduate thinking, expressive actors, informed and creative, with the ability to work across genres, media, and performance cultures. Through classes, projects, workshops, and productions, the course develops your abilities to work in an ensemble environment and with awareness of your own imaginative resources. The programme collaborates with other faculties, especially The Puttnam School of Film, which is part of LASALLE’s Faculty of Media Arts, and offers rich training within a wide cultural and historical context. You will participate in a variety of fully-mounted productions directed by international professionals in a range of theatre spaces. Level 1 considers the relationship between body, voice and mind, and develops physical presence. The unique feature of Level 1 is the Asian Theatre Project and intensive stylistic workshops – from Kathakali to Noh Theatre. Level 2 reinforces the interdependence of the elements that make up the actor’s processes. You are guided on a personal work method, through continuous engagement with productions – from Shakespeare to Shepherd. Level 3 operates as a theatre company, with ensemble members, comprising final year students, experiencing a range of roles, styles, genres, and disciplines. You refine your art form with a strong focus on your individual strengths. 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. PORTFOLIO & INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must perform two contrasting speeches from memory and in English. One of the speeches should be from a Shakespearean play and the other from a more contemporary play, in more standard modern English. - The combined duration of the speeches should not exceed five minutes. Things to consider - In preparing for the auditions, you are advised to have read the plays from which the speeches are taken beforehand, and to select speeches that are appropriate for your age and experience. - Please note that you may be asked to improvise or sight read. What we are looking for The assessment of your audition will be based on your acting, vocal and movement abilities, as well as your potential to develop as a professional in your chosen discipline. You do not have to appear like a ‘finished’, polished performer. We are looking for an honest connection with the words and thoughts of the piece you have chosen, and a capacity for that connection to be expressed through your body and voice. That said, you must know your piece well, and play it with fullness and clarity, in order to be considered for the programme. [-]