Through a Memorandum of Understanding and/or Agreement (MOU/MOA) with prestigious institutions, LASALLE paves the way for specialist collaborations, exchanges and research.
Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London, is renowned for having a creative and innovative approach to teaching of and research in the arts. Goldsmiths has approved LASALLE as an appropriate tertiary institution in Singapore to offer degree programmes leading to Goldsmiths’ validated awards. Notable alumni from Goldsmiths include artist-filmmaker Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Best Film – Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Film), fine artist Damien Hirst, fashion doyenne Vivienne Westwood and musician Damon Albarn (Britpop/rock band Blur and virtual band Gorillaz).
All degree programmes offered have been designed and developed by LASALLE to fulfil the needs of the creative industries in Singapore and Asia-Pacific region. Goldsmiths puts these programmes through a process of external peer review before validating them as being worthy to lead to a Goldsmiths’ award.
“This LASALLE-Goldsmiths partnership is another step forward. Goldsmiths, University of London is one of the top universities in the world for Arts and Humanities, and LASALLE can develop its faculty and arts research capabilities through this partnership with Goldsmiths. The partnership will enhance the opportunities for our budding arts talents,” said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the signing ceremony between LASALLE College of the Arts and Goldsmiths, University of London, held on 29 February 2012.
Other Partner Institutions
Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai)
Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) is one of the oldest art schools in Japan, which dates back to two specialist schools, Tokyo Fine Arts School and Tokyo Music School. In 2004, following the corporatisation of the national universities, it became the Tokyo Geijutsu Daigak, or Tokyo University of the Arts. The university has the objective of facilitating discussions, visits and exchanges of information in projects such as student exchanges, academic research staff exchanges, as well as joint research and exhibition. It currently offers specialisms in Fine Arts, Music, Film and New Media. One of Geidai’s famous alumni is composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
RMIT is a global university of technology and design, and also Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-orientated research. It is committed to joint research, seminars and exhibitions; collaborative research and publication; student and staff exchange; and sharing of academic materials. RMIT was awarded the Premier’s Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in International Education (University) in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.
Musashino Art University
Musashino Art University’s mission is to train professionals equipped with competent generalist and specialist skills in various fields of the formative arts, focusing on fine arts and design. The University remains faithful to its founding spirit of providing art education that allows students to function with freedom as human beings, and producing artists of well-rounded education.
Sangmyung University was established in 1937, based on the philosophy of national education conceived by Dr Bae Sangmyung. With the educational ideology of truth, justice and love, in its 80 years of leaping upward in continuous development, Sangmyung University has strived to fulfil the University's mission of talent cultivation and scientific research.
Established in 1949, Niigata University endeavours to promote distinctive, world-class research within various fields through its nine faculties, five graduate schools, two professional schools, two research institutes and a university hospital. The University's fundamental educational aim is to cultivate students’ global competence, and develop them to possess both high-level expertise and refined sensibilities needed to tackle 21st-century challenges, while playing an active role in a wide range of fields throughout the world.