Established in 1984, Lasalle College of the Arts is an open institution that majorly focuses on arts and design studies. Initially, the institute was developed as LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. Later on, it was renamed to its current name. The degrees awarded by the institute are recognised by the University of London and Goldsmiths College. These universities are known to be the top universities for arts and humanities. The institute began with only 27 students who were awarded a diploma in ceramics, painting, music, and sculpture.

The institute received large funding by various organizations like Khoo, Lee, Shaw & Hong Leong Foundations and Airbus Industries. In 1995, the college started awarding a bachelor's degree to the students in order to support the regional and local creative industries. In 2010, the institute introduced the MA Asian Art Histories program. The program majorly focuses on Asian modern art and contemporary art. In 2011, the institute started the MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice Program. The institute comprises two campuses, namely McNally campus and the Winstedt campus. The first campus, McNally campus was developed in 2007. It is spread over an area of 1,500 sq m. The campus is home to a contemporary art exhibition & gallery, theatre & art production workshop, 56 studios, 10 computer labs, 6 digital classrooms, and 3 lecture theatres.

The second campus, Winstedt campus, was opened for the students involved in the studies of studio-based modules like visual arts. The campus features 14 Fine Arts studios, a Media & Design studio, 4 Fine Arts & Design technical workshops, 7 computer labs, and 5 digital classrooms. The students are provided with all the facilities required at the campus. They experience a calm learning atmosphere.

The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and short-term programs. The academic structure of the institute comprises 8 schools, namely the School of Contemporary Music, School of Dance & Theatre, School of Fine Arts, School of Creative Industries, School of Fashion, School of Design Communication, School of Film & Animation, and School of Spatial & Product Design. The courses are taught by skilled faculty members. The students get an opportunity to visit the industries and work as interns, gain exposure and learn about fieldwork.

Also, many industry professionals visit the institute for practical workshops, guest lectures, and interactive sessions. With a number of subjects offered in each program, the students get a wide scope to choose as per their area of interest. In addition, the institute offers scholarships to the students with good merit and belongs to a low financial background. They are also provided with financial assistance if required. The scholarships come with several grants and awards. The institute has a list of some notable alumni that includes Kit Chan (Singer & actress), Rizman Putra (Theatre performer & visual artist), Yuni Hadi (Executive Director of SGIFF), Boo Junfeng (Filmmaker), Manuela Bruntraeger (Television host and Miss Universe Singapore 2017), and Tay Bee Aye (Visual artist).


Popular Courses

  • B.E. / B.Tech
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  • Animation
  • Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing )
  • Design
  • Mass Communication & Media
  • Teaching & Education



  • Fashion Design


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