Founded in 1938, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), University of the Arts Singapore, is Singapore’s pioneer arts institution well-reputed for nurturing generations of artists imbued with the courage to create new breakthroughs in both traditional and contemporary art practices. Through industry-led practices and experiential learning, NAFA builds upon a rich cultural heritage that promotes a spirit of innovation and artistic imagination in Southeast Asia.


Explore Our Programmes
Dedicated Faculty

Our dedicated team of experts and specialists will inspire your learning and help you become a confident leader in your chosen field.

Practice-led Curriculum

Our curriculum embraces a contemporary practice that leverages on our cultural heritage, with the aim of nurturing your creative attitudes and critical thinking.

Industry-led Learning

We offer authentic learning opportunities through industrial attachments and internships, industry and community projects, and teaching practices through a steadfast network of esteemed creative industry partners.

Overseas Learning Experience

Our overseas programmes will enable you to gain critical insight and global exposure to current ideas and innovations.