LASALLE College of the Arts

Introduction

About LASALLE College of the Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore is a leading tertiary institution in cutting-edge contemporary arts and design education and practice. The college offers over 30 diplomae, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fine arts, design communication, interior design, product design, film, animation, fashion, dance, music, theatre, arts management, art pedagogy and practice, art therapy and Asian art histories. Its faculty is led by a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators, and researchers, and their practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international center of excellence. Critically acclaimed alumni from the core of the cultural and creative sectors in Singapore and increasingly, internationally. Founded in 1984 by De La Salle Brother Joseph McNally –a visionary artist and educator – LASALLE are a not-for-profit, private educational institution. LASALLE receives tuition grant support from the Singapore Ministry of Education.Its degree programmes are validated by Goldsmiths, University of London.

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN LASALLE

LASALLE College of the Arts is an art school renowned for its contemporary art practice, delivery of award-winning artists and designers, firm commitment to arts education and nurturing of art research in Singapore. LASALLE produces thinking and reflexive graduates who are not afraid to access the global creative industries hence we have many students working internationally from theatre, film to design. We are uniquely located in Singapore, a world leading global financial, economic and cultural hub. A graduate education here brings you closer to developing a deep understanding of cultural and economic links not only between the East and the West but also with the Singapore’s hinterland of Southeast Asia and East Asia. LASALLE’s campus is at the heart of Singapore’s arts and heritage districts drawing from migrants and colonial histories from India, China, and the Malay Archipelago. Surrounded by prestigious museums, galleries, design centres and performing arts venues adjacent to the financial and business centres of Singapore, an education at LASALLE brings the creative sector immediately into the classroom, through lectures and learning visits, where you develop quick and lifelong networks with international artists, curators, arts managers, designers and cultural workers. At LASALLE, you get a top quality education through the opportunity to work with a community of emerging artists, designers, curators, performers and academics in creating new opportunities and outlooks to your research and practice and more importantly, to develop path-breaking research between theory and practice. You will be supported by LASALLE’s curatorial division, the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, founded on the principle of curating and exhibiting contemporary art and exploring its practices of making, and the boutique research-orientated arts library, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, in your journey of research and practice.

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BA Acting (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

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. The 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.... [-]


BA Animation Art (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

The BA (Hons) Animation Art programme provides you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and learning opportunities for the conceptualisation, development, and production of animated short films. [+]

The BA (Hons) Animation Art programme provides you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and learning opportunities for the conceptualisation, development, and production of animated short films. The programme is designed to provide an interdisciplinary learning environment that exceeds the art/technology divide and surpasses the limitations of mere technical skillsets. It provides you with a learning environment and experience to develop as well-rounded artists, equipped with specialised animation and broad-based creative skills.

The Programme is first and foremost concerned with the acquisition and application of knowledge through reflective artistic practice, and with the creation, development, and the constant evaluation and dialogue to develop successful ideas suitable for the production of animated movies.... [-]


BA Arts Management (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

Arts Management is the study of how the arts reach their audiences. Arts Management training and research involves how this is done in a fast-changing world. Arts Managers work with artists and institutions, government agencies and [+]

Arts Management is the study of how the arts reach their audiences. Arts Management training and research involves how this is done in a fast-changing world. Arts Managers work with artists and institutions, government agencies and corporations.

Study Arts Management @ LASALLE

The LASALLE Arts Management Programme is uniquely placed to lead the professional education of arts managers. Located in Singapore with its comprehensive arts scene, private, and public support structures, and exceptional museums, theatres, festivals, and local venues, it offers you accessible and diverse opportunities to engage in practice in the field. You will have opportunities to be interns, meet leaders in the field from around the world, and to undertake research.... [-]


BA Dance (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

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 [+]

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.... [-]


BA Design Communication (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

The design has become relevant to everyday communication in the way it changes, influences, and improves lives. A meaningful design solution not only informs our social and cultural norms but also inspires creativity and new forms of [+]

The design has become relevant to everyday communication in the way it changes, influences, and improves lives. A meaningful design solution not only informs our social and cultural norms but also inspires creativity and new forms of expression. With the creative industries expanding in Singapore, designers will become increasingly responsible for shaping the collective ethos of an interconnected age.

Advertising Communication fosters the idea of communication and the media as important cultural mechanisms in reflecting everyday life. It requires you to understand good advertising concepts and design communication principles. Graphic Communication seeks to develop an understanding of the visual language and culture in areas of communication such as typography, information design, interactive design, and packaging design. Image & Communication concentrates on the framework of contemporary image-making within the disciplines of illustration and photography, from traditional methods to digital and mixed-media applications.... [-]


BA Fashion Design and Textiles (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

This programme focuses on the design and construction of the fashion garment addressing physical, aesthetic and social needs within contemporary fashion... [+]

This programme focuses on the design and construction of the fashion garment addressing physical, aesthetic and social needs within contemporary fashion, covering traditional to contemporary approaches in developing ideas from paper to object, theory to practice, and fabric to the garment.

You will engage in practical workshops to encourage independent learning through intellectual and creative processes. Industry projects, collaborations, and dialogues are encouraged to maximize your relationships within the programme, the college, and with other institutions. Through a variety of projects and directed independent practice, you learn to analyze, evaluate, and make creative and practical decisions.... [-]


BA Fashion Media and Industries (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

This programme focuses on the business side of the fashion industry and the areas of media and communication relevant to the consumption of the fashion image. The fashion industry has evolved [+]

This programme focuses on the business side of the fashion industry and the areas of media and communication relevant to the consumption of the fashion image. The fashion industry has evolved over time, going global and entering new areas of commerce and technological advancements. This programme is designed to respond to those changing needs.

You will develop skills within the disciplines of Fashion Journalism, Styling, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Curation, Photography and Art Direction, plus Marketing and Branding. You will gain an enhanced understanding of production, language of fashion and retail and business across a broad spectrum of fashion and lifestyle industries. The programme addresses the emergence of new and developing creative roles within the fashion industry.... [-]


BA Film (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

This programme answers the call of the local and international film community, which seeks reflective practitioners empowered by the capacity for creativity and authenticity. [+]

The eighth art, film, resembles so many other arts. However, it is in itself a unique medium. Film prizes the collaborative process, and The Puttnam School of Film sits in a privileged position of being able to tap into the ecosystem of the various arms of an arts college. Whilst doing so, the primary focus of the school is to nurture its students to find their own voice through the art of cinematic storytelling.

This programme answers the call of the local and international film community, which seeks reflective practitioners empowered by the capacity for creativity and authenticity. Through practice-based learning, instilled with critical thinking, you will be inspired to communicate within a cinematic framework and explore various narrative environments, such as short and feature films, documentaries, and television commercials, with an emphasis on professional and broadcast standards.... [-]


BA Fine Arts (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

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 [+]

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.... [-]


BA Interior Design (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

Interior design at LASALLE is defined as the act of creating environments within and around existing spaces and structures. As a profession, it covers the design and planning of an immense range of places including, but not limited [+]

Interior design at LASALLE is defined as the act of creating environments within and around existing spaces and structures. As a profession, it covers the design and planning of an immense range of places including, but not limited to domestic, leisure, retail, office, healthcare, hospitality, and institutional spaces. It is also closely interwoven with various design disciplines like architecture and industrial design.

Interior design at LASALLE is not a course on interior decoration, nor is it the pursuit of architecture under the guise of interior design. You will focus on the creation of experiential environments from the perspective of users, and the discovery of new typologies of space. You will look to the conceptual to challenge convention, habits, and trends, and seek to explore the controversial, unexpected, and emergent, with the onus on critical design thinking and intense involvement in the design process.... [-]


BA Music (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

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.... [-]


BA Musical Theatre (Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

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 [+]

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.... [-]


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