Arts, Design and Media University in Singapore


The arts, design and media industry is one of the most exciting industries in the world. With Singapore fast positioning itself as a global arts centre, creative professionals from all over the world are coming to Singapore to be part of its dynamic, creative scene. Singapore has also attracted the presence of leading foreign speciality schools, like DigiPen and Tisch, who have established their first international campuses in Singapore. Singapore’s array of public and foreign universities, as well as private and speciality schools, offer a comprehensive range of creative courses, from filmmaking, animation, theatre and dance, to interior design, fashion design and architecture. Moreover, students have the opportunity to pursue internships and attachments with a host of leading, international creative companies based in Singapore, such as LucasArts, Koei and DesignWorks, offering unparalleled networking and career opportunities upon graduation. The quality of education, training and exposure one gets from studying in Singapore will open doors, not just in Singapore, but around the world

List of Arts, Design and Media University in Singapore

International Universities

DigiPen Institute of Technology
DigiPen Institute of Technology, dubbed the ‘Harvard University’ for animators and games developers, has opened its first campus outside of the US in Singapore in 2008. DigiPen is a long-standing pioneer and global leader in the field of digital entertainment higher education. By combining a comprehensive curriculum, world-class faculty, and practical production experience, DigiPen Singapore provides an innovative and rigorous educational experience. It offers four undergraduate programmes comprising Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation, Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, Bachelor of Science in Game Design and Bachelor of Arts in Game Design.

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia
For more than 40 years, Tisch School of the Arts has created an extraordinary training ground for artists and scholars to become a premier centre in the world for performing and media arts training. With its international reputation for excellence, and commitment to increasing the impact of arts on society, it is fitting that the school now extends its curriculum and training to an even greater international audience. In 2007, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia opened in Singapore, and offers students an opportunity to receive the same training available in New York.

Speciality Institutes

LASALLE College of the Arts
Long considered the breeding ground for tomorrow’s creative leaders, LASALLE is Singapore’s hothouse of ideas and innovation. Its unique philosophy of a holistic approach towards learning, has the brand-new campus teeming with industry leaders, who are also experienced educators. LASALLE offers a comprehensive, high-quality arts education in Singapore, with a complete academic-creative path. Today, it is Asia Pacific’s leading arts institution, where award-winning artists of design, fine arts and performing arts emerge every year.

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Over the years, this doyen of Singapore’s arts landscape has produced a distinguished line-up of artists, designers and performing arts specialists. Renowned for its rigorous curricula, innovative teaching methods and distinctive aesthetic creations, NAFA offers a comprehensive and exciting array of courses, and provides future leaders of the arts scene, a balanced beginning.

Raffles Design Institute
Raffles Design Institute (Singapore) was established in 1990 as an educational institution dedicated to the professional design disciplines. Its range of courses includes fashion design, fashion marketing & management, visual communication (graphic design), multimedia design, animation, games design, interior design, product design, among others. Its programmes are designed to mould creative professionals and entrepreneurs, and offer an expeditious pathway to various bachelors and masters degree programmes. Raffles Design Institute is today a leading design education provider with schools in major cities across the region, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Auckland, Sydney and Singapore.