Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts education institution, well-reputed for nurturing diverse artistic talents.

Through industry-led practice and experiential learning, NAFA nurtures creative talents who lead in both traditional and contemporary art practices.

The academy offers full-time diploma courses through the School of Art & Design comprising Fine Art, 3D Design, Design & Media and Fashion Studies Programmes; School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre; and School of Music.

With 13 Cultural Medallion Award recipients and 14 Young Artist Award winners among its prominent alumni, NAFA remains committed to inspire learning, resilience and growth through the arts.

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-based 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

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