25 Apr '11, 8am

NAFA launches music degree with London's RCM

NAFA launches music degree with London's RCM

SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) has launched a music degree with London's Royal College of Music. This programme allows students to enter the RCM's four year Bachelor of Arts of Music (honours) course in the third and final year. But they must first go through NAFA's Diploma in Music Performance. Classes will be taught at NAFA by RCM faculty with a seven-week study attachment in the second year of the programme. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described the partnership as a milestone in Singapore's efforts to enhance arts education. He said a strong arts scene is not only critical to Singapore's economy just as importantly, a rich arts and cultural landscape enriches society and helps make Singapore an endearing home. NAFA's enrolment has grown in recent years and on Monday, it announced it will be developing a new campus...

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