25 Apr '11, 8am

Nafa partners RCM to offer music degree course via @cmswire

SINGAPOREANS talented in music can soon get a world-class education in music right here at home. From August, students with a music diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts can go on to enrol in a music degree course offered by one of the world's leading music conservatories, the prestigious Royal College of Music, London. The government will subsidise the tuition fees for the two-year degree course, which RCM will run in partnership with Nafa. The full fee for the Bachelor of Music degree course is $56,000, but with the government subsidy, Singaporean students will only pay $18,500 over the two years. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who witnessed the official signing ceremony between Nafa and RCM on Monday afternoon, said the government wants to give students full opportunities to excel, according to their differing aspirations and abilities 'Hence our investments in...

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