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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Programs

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MA

MA Arts and Cultural Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

The LASALLE Arts and Cultural Management MA programme will equip students to enhance their skills, reflect on areas such as management and policy, and to be advocates of the [+]

Arts and cultural managers play a huge role in stewarding the growth of the arts, cultural and creative sectors, especially in such highly ambitious, rapidly expanding art ecosystems as we are witnessing in Singapore and Asia. The arts, cultural and creative sectors are gaining global importance, fuelled by emerging talent, demographic and economic changes, and public sector commitment and market dynamics.

The times call for arts and cultural policy workers, curators and managers who are able to influence the conditions that catalyse and maintain a robust, active scene. The Arts and Cultural Manager makes things happen, provides strategic connections, creates opportunity, and forges new directions for the arts and creative landscape to thrive.... [-]


MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice

Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

As an MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice candidate, you are concerned with developing your contemporary arts practice and nurturing future generations of emerging artists. [+]

As an MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice candidate, you are concerned with developing your contemporary arts practice and nurturing future generations of emerging artists. Candidates come from a full range of creative and performing arts disciplines as well as visual, design, and curatorial practice. They are practicing artists and active educators who wish to integrate current arts pedagogy into their work.

For individuals who are deeply invested in nurturing and mentoring the next generation of emerging artists, the Programme underscores the importance of developing a critical pedagogical approach. This is in order to enable long-term capacity for exploration and openness to new and varied experiences that will support teaching in the arts in a constantly repositioning society and landscape. Candidates will develop the critical skills, self-awareness, and reflexivity within their own perspective to become highly effective in supporting their students’ growth as artists working across diverse areas.... [-]


MA Art Therapy

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

As an Art Therapist, you purposefully facilitate an art-making process to promote create self-expression, reflection, understanding and change with people and/or communities who encounter a range of stress, trauma, physical, mental or societal challenges and experiences. [+]

As an Art Therapist, you purposefully facilitate an art-making process to promote create self-expression, reflection, understanding and change with people and/or communities who encounter a range of stress, trauma, physical, mental or societal challenges and experiences. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps people to effect change and growth through the use of art materials in a supported and safe environment. For those having difficulty expressing their thoughts and feelings verbally, art therapy is non-intrusive and can tap into the rich non-verbal aspects of communication and creativity. Art therapists develop the necessary skills and training to effectively work with a variety of populations throughout the life cycle. They work within various medical, institutional, educational, and rehabilitative settings that may include learning, development, medical conditions, social work, marginalized groups, crisis and trauma within communities, ageing and eldercare to name a few. The practice of art therapy ranges from studio-based to clinical approaches, depending on the art therapist’s level of expertise, practice and working environment. Art therapists remain sensitive to cultural awareness, difference and diversity and adhere to international ethics and best practices.... [-]


MA Creative Writing

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area + 1 more

Delight in the revelatory power of an unforgettable phrase, the delicious slipperiness of language, the myriad satisfactions of story, and the adaptability of narratives that migrate from page to stage and screens, large or small. [+]

Delight in the revelatory power of an unforgettable phrase, the delicious slipperiness of language, the myriad satisfactions of story, and the adaptability of narratives that migrate from page to stage and screens, large or small. As a postgraduate student of Creative Writing at LASALLE, you will study alongside a rich community of visual artists, filmmakers, designers, dancers, photographers, actors and other arts professionals in a Programme validated by celebrated arts university, Goldsmiths, University of London. Elsewhere, Creative Writing students and faculty are isolated from other campus artist-researchers or overshadowed by science and business programmes. At LASALLE’s vibrant, downtown campus our MA Creative Writing students work in a creative milieu devoted exclusively to artists and art professionals.... [-]


MA Design

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

What is the role of design and the designer in today’s fast-changing world? As technologies progress rapidly, so do the possibilities of what constitutes design expand. Along with the growth of societies, as communities reimagine themselves, the designer’s canvas evolves as well from not only creating solutions, to preserving the values and thinking behind them in response to constrained resources as diverse needs increase. [+]

What is the role of design and the designer in today’s fast-changing world? As technologies progress rapidly, so do the possibilities of what constitutes design expand. Along with the growth of societies, as communities reimagine themselves, the designer’s canvas evolves as well from not only creating solutions, to preserving the values and thinking behind them in response to constrained resources as diverse needs increase.

Therefore as design exists within an increasingly complex and interconnected world, we need to emphasise the social, environmental and downstream impact of designed products, services and systems. We will need to factor in not just market-driven forces and material possibilities, but what the making process itself means. This is why the practices of Design and Design Research are increasingly important across industry contexts, whereby we rethink not only the makeup of the solutions, but the process of inquiry that generate those solutions as well.... [-]


MA Fine Arts

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

The Master of Arts Fine Arts cultivates a teaching and learning methodology that values artistic practice. It strives for a balance between contemporary art practice within your own socio-cultural milieu and the theoretical [+]

As a Fine Artist, you are dedicated to advancing your art making and to developing a rigorous research and studio practice whereby you conceptualise, evaluate and analyse your process, pushing the boundaries in relation to your own social and cultural context, and the theoretical discourse around your practice. Whether focusing your research area within a certain mode of expression, or choosing to work via an interdisciplinary approach, the MA Fine Arts Programme enables you to cultivate your practice through a firm grounding in studio experimentation and innovation.

The Programme has unrelentingly worked at preparing our graduates for a rapidly-evolving art landscape. Historically, Singapore’s strategic position has enabled it to play a critical role in mediating the communication between Southeast Asia and the world. Concurrently, Singapore’s committed investment in arts infrastructure has created a burgeoning arts industry that not only creates market opportunities for artists but also facilitates the art-related negotiations as a meeting ground for renowned artistic talent and discourse to cross-pollinate.... [-]


MA in Asian Art Histories

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

The Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories is unique in being the first taught postgraduate programme to focus on Asian contemporary visual arts. The Programme seeks to educate and train students who have interest in contributing [+]

These are exciting times for Asian art and artists, many of whom have attained international stardom buoyed by market demand and greater visibility in the international art circuit, as well as for Asian countries that have been transformed into major centres for the arts. The success and visibility of Asian art makes its research and study all the more timely and relevant, as economic and cultural shifts move the global balance of power from West to East.

It is also a particularly exciting time to be studying in Singapore, which has become the arts and cultural hub of the region and has put in place an arts infrastructure that is unmatched by any other country in the region in the collection and display of Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. With the opening of the NationalGallery, Singapore in 2015-which will have the largest collection on Southeast Asian modern art in the region-Singapore is also poised to become a leading centre for the study and research of the arts of the region. By studying in Singapore, students will not only have access to the vast collection of Southeast Asian art but will be in a strategic location from where they can conduct research around the region.... [-]


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