LASALLE College of the Arts
|LASALLE College of the Arts|
|Type||Private Art university|
|President||Prof Steve Dixon|
|Location||1 McNally Street, Singapore|
Lasalle College of the Arts (stylised as LASALLE College of the Arts, Chinese: 拉萨尔艺术学院), formerly LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, is an arts educational institution in Singapore. LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, provides tertiary arts education. Founded in 1984 by De La Salle educator, Brother Joseph McNally, LASALLE today offers a range of diplomas and degrees in design, fine arts, film, media arts, fashion, dance, music, theatre, art therapy, Asian art histories, and arts management. LASALLE is a non-profit, private educational institution operating autonomously with financial support from the Singapore Ministry of Education.
Relocation and facilities
LASALLE moved to its new home in the heart of Singapore in June 2007. Located in the Rochor area, bounded by Prinsep Street, Short Street, and Albert Street, the new City Campus sits on a one-hectare site, which is part of the area designated as the Arts, Design, Culture, Learning and Entertainment hub of Singapore.
In recognising LASALLE's aim to be a recognised Singaporean brand name, it was agreed with Singapore Airlines (SIA) that the word "SIA" would be phased out of the institution's name and so it was branded simply as "LASALLE" by the end of February 2007.
The main theatre at the City Campus is named The Singapore Airlines Theatre. The Singapore Airlines Theatre symbolises the warm relations between the two institutions that began in 1993 when SIA contributed S$15 million to fund the construction of two buildings at LASALLE's Goodman Road campus.
LASALLE is a partner institution of Goldsmiths, University of London, renowned for having a creative and innovative approach to arts teaching and research. Goldsmiths has approved LASALLE as an appropriate tertiary institution in Singapore to offer degree programmes leading to Goldsmiths’ validated awards.All degree programmes offered at LASALLE have been designed and developed by LASALLE to fufill the needs of the creative industries of Singapore and Asia-Pacific. These programmes have been validated through a process of external peer review by Goldsmiths' College, University of London, as being of an appropriate standard and quality to lead to a Goldsmiths' award.