LASALLE College of the Arts

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LASALLE College of the Arts
Established 1984
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[edit]

LASALLE's City Campus at 1 McNally Street
Interior of the City Campus.

LASALLE moved to its new home in the heart of Singapore in June 2007.[1] 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.

Partner institution[edit]

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 fulfill 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.


LASALLE offers the most complete art course in Singapore,[citation needed] including Diploma, Undergraduate, and Master degree. Besides that, LASALLE also has several short courses that are designed for certain competencies.[2]

There are several high-quality Diploma programs at LASALLE, including Design Communication, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Animation, and Music. All those majors in Diploma can be continued into Bachelor or Undergraduate level. For masters or Graduate level, LASALLE offers major in Art Therapy, Arts & Cultural Management, Asian Art Histories, and Fine Arts.[3]

Entry Requirements[edit]

LASALLE requirements for new student admission are relatively standard.

Diploma Degree[edit]

For Diploma course, LASALLE requires Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level or High School level-12 equivalent degree. LASALLE is also accepting students from High School Level 10 in certain circumstances. LASALLE requires their students to have a good English Language Skills and also requires IELTS with minimum 5.5 and Internet-Based TOEFL with minimum score 71.[4]

Undergraduate / Bachelor Degree[edit]

Undergraduate courses also require Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level or High School level-12 equivalent degree. For English Language Skills, Undergraduate degrees have a higher entry standard with minimum 6.0 score for IELTS and 80 for Internet-Based TOEFL.[5]

Graduate / Master Degree[edit]

The entry requirements for Master or Graduate degree at LASALLE are more complex. Bachelor degree in art or equivalent is the main requirement. Besides that, LASALLE also requires 7-10 portfolio design, recommendation letter, 500 words statement of purpose, IETLS with minimum 7.0 or Internet-Based TOEFL with minimum 100 score.[6]


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