About LASALLE College of the Arts

Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution

LASALLE College of the Arts is the highest ranked specialist arts institution in Southeast Asia for performing arts, and joint top for art and design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024).

The College offers 35 Diploma, BA (Hons) and postgraduate programmes across the full spectrum of arts and design disciplines. A nurturing, interdisciplinary learning environment inspires the next generation of forward-looking and globally engaged creative leaders, who are mentored by a faculty of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers. LASALLE’s tradition of practice-led research sets the College apart as an international centre of excellence. 

Founded in 1984 by the late De La Salle Brother Joseph McNally – a visionary artist and educator – LASALLE has designed, developed and delivered its own academic programmes since 2004, and continues to do so as a founding member of the University of the Arts Singapore alliance. LASALLE is a non-profit private educational institution. The College receives tuition grant support from Singapore’s Ministry of Education.

Our Story

The late Brother Joseph McNally, founder of LASALLE College of the Arts, was one of Singapore’s champions of the creative arts and arts education. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists and arts educators, as we strive towards a higher level of creative excellence.


To excel as an artist and a leader, it is essential to stay in touch with the world. Which is why we offer an international curriculum that is rich in diversity and blends with a global consciousness.

We actively engage in industry projects that provide invaluable real-world working experiences and employment opportunities for our students.

Our students and alumni have made their mark locally and internationally for their outstanding work. The College has also been recognised for excellence through the numerous institutional awards it has won.

We turn the spotlight on headlining academics and students who have made the world sit up and notice.

Students are mentored by international faculty who span a breadth of creative professions and represent an international career portfolio with the industry’s top organisations.

With LASALLE's status as a premier contemporary arts education institution in the Asia-Pacific region, it's little wonder that celebrated arts practitioners from all over the world choose to visit and collaborate with us.

Star alumni who have walked through our doors don’t just stand out in the local creative scene – they also shine brilliantly on the world’s stage.

More than a contemporary architectural masterpiece, our award-winning McNally Campus is a hotbed for creativity, while our Winstedt Campus offers even more liberating room for creative expression.