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LASALLE College of the Arts

Faculty of Design

Singapore Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

To nurture enterprising and employable graduates who will become cultural influencers and leaders, and to be central to the development of the arts and design in Singapore, inspiring innovation in practice and research. To understand local cultures as well as global trends in design. To connect design with non-design disciplines and thus to extend the scope and social impact of design practice.

International Role

The Faculty for Design at LASALLE College for the Arts advocates interdisciplinary collaboration and in line with this pursues research and practice-based activities in the context of design thinking. LASALLE entertains collaborative relations with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Köln International School of Design, Cologne. It is in the process of preparing collaborative relations with Vilnius Academy of Arts and with Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

National Role

LASALLE College for the Arts one of Singapore’s most prominent design institutions. We have been recognised for the quality of teaching and learning through the award of the EduTrust Star by Council for Private Education. This was the first time that this recognition was awarded to a Singaporean institution. LASALLE also received the ‘Best Institution of the Year’ award at this year’s Crowbar awards, a local design competition. Industry engagement projects are common practice at LASALLE, and we regularly collaborate with the institutions mentioned above.

Main Focus

Diploma, BA and MA in Design related disciplines, focusing on theory, research, and practice with emphasis on industry collaborations.

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Design:

School of Design Communication

School of Fashion

School of Spatial and Product Design

Bachelor Level Programs

BA (Hons) Design Communication – 2 to 3 years

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles – 2 to 3 years

BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Industries – 2 to 3 years

BA (Hons) Interior Design – 2 to 3 years

BA (Hons) Product Design – 2 to 3 years

Master Level Programs

MA Design – 1.5 years

Research Activity and Main Areas

Research activities at LASALLE’s Faculty of Design comprise Design Literature and Criticism, Future of Craft, Contemporary Cities, Pedagogy in Design, Social Innovation.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Design communications, fashion design and textiles, product design, interior design, fashion media and industries.

Application Deadlines

Not applicable

Teaching Languages

English

Semester Dates

Semester 1: August – December

Semester 2: January – May

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Average cost of living per month: EUR1,070 / SGD1,600

Average school fees per month: EUR1,325 / SGD1,983

Students

Bachelor: 688
Master: 10

Teaching Staff

Lectures: 32
Part-time Teachers: 70

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