Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts institution. The academy is known for its rigorous and high-quality curriculum, innovative and practitioners-led teaching approach, diverse artistic creations, and community outreach.
NAFA has nurtured 13 recipients of the Cultural Medallion - Singapore’s highest accolade bestowed on art practitioners who have significantly impacted arts and culture. Another 14 alumni have been presented the Young Artist Award. Many of the academy’s alumni have gone on to make their mark in the professional art scene in Singapore and abroad.
The academy offers full-time diploma and degree programs across three schools: the School of Art and Design comprising 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies and Fine Art programs, the School of Music, and the School of Arts Management, Dance and Theatre. Diploma courses are aligned with the degree courses offered in partnership with reputable universities in the United Kingdom.