LASALLE College of the Arts

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LASALLE College of the Arts
Maktab Seni Lasalle
Opened 1984
Address 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
(McNally Campus)
Address 9 Winstedt Road, Singapore 227976
(Winstedt Campus)
President Professor Steve Dixon
Vice-President Dr Venka Purushothaman
Abbreviation LASALLE
Area 4 hectares
Mission To nurture enterprising and employable graduates who will become cultural influencers and leaders.
To be central to the development of the arts and design in Singapore, inspiring innovation in practice and research.
Vision To be Singapore’s leading contemporary arts and design institution, internationally recognised for excellence in education, practice and research.

LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) is a private arts institution in Singapore. Founded in 1984, LASALLE boasts eight art and design schools that offer more than 30 diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in contemporary arts and design education. LASALLE’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees are affirmed by Goldsmiths College of the University of London, one of the top universities in the world for Arts and Humanities.

LASALLE is Singapore’s first local homegrown institution to be awarded the EduTrust Star. It was also awarded the Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority, for its contribution to sustainability and environment awareness in the development of the McNally campus.

LASALLE’s main campus (McNally Campus) is located in Rochor and its second campus (Winstedt Campus) is located near Newton.

McNally Campus[edit]

LASALLE moved to its new city campus at 1 McNally Street in 2007, and was re-branded as LASALLE College of the Arts.

McNally Campus is located in Rochor, which is part of Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority zoning of an Arts, Culture, Learning and Entertainment hub. The campus offers an additional 1500 m2 of exhibition and gallery spaces, and is also equipped with the region's first Theatre and Art Production Workshop for the construction of full-scale stage sets.

Winstedt Campus[edit]

Opened in 2013, giving the College an additional 5000 m2 of studio and workshop space.

Winstedt Campus is located near Newton. It was designed for students involved in studio-based modules, such as the visual arts, to develop and complete their semester projects.


McNally School of Fine Arts[edit]

The School involves all levels of education for Fine Arts (Diploma in Fine Arts, BA(Hons) Fine Arts & MA Fine Arts). The School offers a variety of Fine Arts disciplines, sculpting, printmaking, drawing installation, photography, technology-based art are some of the disciplines offered.

The School also offers MA Asian Art Histories, which is the first MA programme worldwide to focus on Asian modern and contemporary art.

Puttnam School of Film & Animation[edit]

The School focuses on animation, broadcast media, and film.


Tthe School offers a Diploma in Animation and a BA(Hons) Animation Art programme where students can specialise in either 2D or 3D animation. These programmes also have practical components such as Acting for Animation, and Drawing Classes and Programming.

Broadcast Media[edit]

The School offers a Diploma in Broadcast Media. Students collaborate with other programmes, such as Music, Fashion, Film, Animation, Technical and Production Management, Fine Arts, and LASALLE’s Media Lab.


The School offers a BA(Hons) Film programme.

School of Creative Industries[edit]

The School offers programmes that focus on the development and expansion of creative industries. The School also has a BA(Hons) Arts Management programme.

In addition, the School offers five postgraduate programmes:

  • MA Arts and Cultural Management,
  • MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice,
  • MA Art Therapy,
  • MA Creative Writing,
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Pedagogy and Practice

School of Design Communication[edit]

The School offers a Diploma in Design Communication programme, which involves disciplines of Graphic Design, Advertising, and Illustration. The School also has BA(Hons) Design Communication and MA Design programmes.

School of Fashion[edit]

The School offers one Diploma and two Honours Degree programmes. The Diploma in Fashion programme has components in Textile Design, Marketing, Styling, and Art Direction, while the BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles programme, has four specialisations: Womenswear, Menswear, Creative Pattern Cutting, or Fashion Textiles. There is also a BA(Hons) Fashion Media and Industries programme, which offers two specialisations, the first comprising Fashion Journalism, Styling, Art Direction, Fashion Photography, and the second comprising Marketing and Branding, Fashion Curation, Entrepreneurship.

School of Spatial & Product Design[edit]

The School offers a Diploma in Interior Design, BA(Hons) Product Design and BA(Hons) Interior Design.

School of Contemporary Music[edit]

The School offers 2 diplomas, namely, Diploma in Audio Production and Diploma in Music. The School also offers a BA(Hons) Music programme which specialises in Pop, Jazz, Classical, Composition or Electronic Music.

School of Dance & Theatre[edit]

The School focuses on dance and performance.


The School offers Diploma in Dance and BA(Hons) Dance. The four branches of dance taught by LASALLE are Urban Dance, Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance.


The School offers Diploma in Performance, BA(Hons) Acting, and BA(Hons) Musical Theatre. The School also offers a Diploma in Technical and Production Management.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Kit Chan: Singer and actress
  • Amanda Heng: International Arts Practitioner
  • Rizman Putra, Theatre performer and visual artist
  • Nic Wong, Designer for local labels Saturday and Cruise
  • Boo Junfeng: Filmmaker
  • Manuela Bruntraeger: Miss Universe Singapore 2017
  • Marcus Tay, Singer, runner-up of SPOP Sing!