|Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level||2 A-Level/H2 subjects and a pass in General Paper|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma||-|
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Minimum Requirements for Entry into a BA(Hons) Level 2 Programme
- A relevant diploma in the field or discipline.
- Your portfolio or audition must be exceptionally strong and demonstrate prior formal training in the relevant arts discipline. The transcript from your diploma course must demonstrate that you have read and passed the equivalents of essential LASALLE modules.
Alternative English Language Qualification
PORFOLIO / AUDITION AND INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must perform two contrasting speeches from memory and in English. One of the speeches should be from a Shakespearean play and the other from a more contemporary play, in more standard modern English. The combined duration of the speeches should not exceed five minutes.
In preparing for the auditions, do consider reading the plays from which the speeches are taken beforehand, and select speeches that are appropriate for your age and experience. You may be asked to improvise or sight read.
What we are looking for:
The assessment of your audition will be based on your acting, vocal and movement abilities, as well as your potential to develop as a professional in your chosen discipline.
You do not have to appear like a ‘finished’, polished performer. We are looking for an honest connection with the words and thoughts of the piece you have chosen, and a capacity for that connection to be expressed through your body and voice.
That said, you must know your piece well, and play it with fullness and clarity, in order to be considered for the programme.
You are required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview.
Your portfolio should contain a minimum of 15 pieces of original, recently completed work. The selection of work should demonstrate the following:
- Observation and drawing skills, ideally through life drawing, still life, and storyboards
- Sketchbooks – Quick observational sketches are particularly encouraged
- A cross-section of your work, including a variety of 2D rendering skills, e.g. painting, photography, digital imaging
- Additional supporting work may include 3D work (Ceramics, Sculptures, etc), or Multimedia work (e.g. animation, website design, etc)
- Evidence of Animation is not required.
During the interview, you are required to participate in a dialogue regarding the content of your portfolio. Emphasis will be placed on the originality of artwork (copied and fan artwork is not appropriate). In addition to artistic skills, the programme team will be looking out for your potential to conceptualise, develop and produce animated films to the highest possible standards. You will be expected to demonstrate a strong motivation and commitment to the programme and subject area.
Written Assignments and Interview Requirements
You are required to submit a 500–800 word essay sharing with us your experience/involvement in the arts through practice, studies or work in the past two years.
Arts experience can include work done with arts organisations or arts events, such as performances, exhibitions, concerts, films or design projects. These can be projects you were involved in or attended as a spectator.
In addition to that, tell us something about yourself that is not related to arts, that you are passionate about.
You are also required to attend an interview and take a written test conducted by the Arts Management programme lecturers.
You are required to prepare a portfolio containing at least 10 pieces of original work (actual or documented) that demonstrate your creative development and process. These projects will need to be explained by you during the interview process.
Your portfolio should include drawings, sketches, creative idea developments and demonstrate relevant 2D work (e.g. posters, editorial, photography, graphic design artwork, advertising concepts, printmaking, digital imaging, web design, etc) and 3D work (e.g. 3D design, 3D paper structures, packaging design, etc).
Your portfolio should consist of design-related works solely created by yourself, in order for us to perform an appropriate assessment of your entry level.
- Write a story of a journey you have made, it can be real or fictional. This journey will provide the inspiration for the following fashion design sketches. (1 x A4 page, 350 words)
- Illustrate the journey in the shape of a visual collage using any technique / combination of techniques, using existing pictures or original photographs taken by you, drawings, textiles. This collage will be the inspiration for the following fashion sketches. (1 x A3 pages)
- Draw 10 fashion sketches strongly articulating the mood and aesthetic of the visual collage. The sketches should be developed in full colour in a technique / mix of techniques of your choice (hand drawing with pencil, markers, water colour or digital illustration) in order to convey the texture, volume and shadow, garment details and construction, textile prints and any accessories that would make each look complete. We recommend that you use fabric swatches and/or photographs of fabrics to show what material you would like to utilise to make each designs. (10 x A3 pages – one sketch / page)
- Compile an A3 file of other examples of your art and design work which must contain any of the following: observational / life drawings, paintings, photography, collage, photographs of styling exercises, digital illustrations, textile manipulations done by you, 3D mock-ups, fashion toiles (toile = a garment sample made in a testing material usually in a light plain colour), fashion garments (fully finalised or in progress), accessories or any other materials (fashion-related) to support your applications.
Note for applicants residing outside of Singapore:
- All portfolios must be saved in a PDF format on a memory stick.
- Other formats such as videos, PowerPoint slides, and Word documents are not acceptable.
Portfolio and Interview Requirements
- A portfolio containing at least 10 pieces of original work (actual or documented) that demonstrate your creative development and process. These projects will need to be explained by you during the interview process.
- Your portfolio should include 2D visual work (e.g. drawings, posters, editorial work, photography, artwork, digital image, web design, etc.). You can also have a few pieces of written work (e.g. marketing or promotional idea for a specific fashion brand, or a review of a recent fashion campaign or fashion show). These should support your interest and flair.
- Your portfolio should consist of visual practice related works solely created by yourself in order for the interviewer(s) to perform an appropriate assessment of your entry level.
The artworks in your portfolio should represent your creative and technical abilities, and show your serious commitment in pursuing the Fine Arts.
- It should contain 10 – 15 images of your most recent works, including titles, brief description of works, dimensions, medium, year of production in a PDF document.
- We prefer that 5 – 7 artworks be derived from direct observation, e.g. drawings directly from a real object, environment, or person (not from photograph, a magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another artist’s work). Still life objects, self-portraits, figure drawings, landscapes and interior/exterior environments are all recommended.
- Depending on your programme of interest, you can include a variety of 2D works (e.g. paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and digital imaging), 3D works (e.g. ceramics, sculpture and installation documentation) or new media work (animation, video art in video format or as QuickTime files and web art).
- Prepare some images from your sketchbook or visual research journal that allow us to see and experience your mode of creative ideas, whether resolved or unrealised (to be submitted at your interview).
- Provide a summary of reasons for choosing the Fine Arts Programme (to be submitted at your interview).
- Have your Artist Statement (300 – 500 words) in a PDF document.
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Have your CV in a PDF document.
You are required to prepare a portfolio containing at least 10 pieces of original work (actual or documented) that demonstrate your creative development and process.
Your portfolio should include drawings, sketches, idea developments, and demonstrate relevant 2D work (e.g. posters, editorial, photography, graphic design artwork, paintings, printmaking, digital imaging, web design, etc) and 3D work (e.g. 3D design, 3D paper structures, packaging design, etc). These design-related works should be solely created by yourself, in order for us to perform an appropriate assessment of your entry level.
You will need to explain these projects during the interview process.
You are requested to present a story, or a treatment for a story, that you would like to make for the screen. The premise of the story is important.
You will be asked to articulate why you think your story will be appealing, and worthy of being produced as a film. To assist your presentation, you may use still-photographs to reflect the mood, style and form of your end product – the film.
In addition, you may submit the following as evidence of your pursuit to study film and be able to reflect on these works:
- Moving images which may include video clips, music videos, television commercials and corporate videos
- Short film as well as school film projects
- Moodboards and storyboards
- Short screenplay, prose or poems
Do bring along any testimonial statements that state your relevant experience or referral letters, if any.
What we are looking for?
We are looking for students who possess commitment, motivation, determination and a passion for storytelling. Your presentation should reflect your dedication to creating stories with universal appeal. Good communication skills and the capacity to work unselfishly in a team are essential. It is not necessary to have made films, although any professional experience and practice in filmmaking will add credibility to your portfolio.
You are required to attend an interview and an audition to demonstrate your creative potential. You are expected to demonstrate a strong knowledge of the music you are playing, as well as a clear vision for your own musical future.
Music Training Pre-Requisites
Theory: ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Grade 6 or higher
Previous qualifications in practical exams are preferred but not a requirement for entry into the Programme. You will be judged solely on your ability to perform during the audition and interview process.
Theory/Aural: Complete a music theory and aural test set by us.
Practical: Present three contrasting pieces with the following conditions for your specialism. (Music scores must be submitted to the audition panel.)
1. Classical Performance
- One Baroque
- One Romantic
- One 20th century work
2. Composition and Arranging
- Three original and contrasting pieces (live or recorded on CD)
- Folio of notated and recorded works complete with MIDI file or CD playback
3. Jazz Performance
- One ‘Blues’ with an improvised solo
- One jazz standard with an improvised solo
- One original composition by you, if possible
4. Electronic Music
- Three original and contrasting pieces (live or recorded on CD)
- Folio of recordings and documentation of music technology related work e.g. recordings, mixing or original electronic music on CD
5. Popular Music Performance
- Two contrasting songs from different styles
- One original composition by you, if possible
You must be prepared to demonstrate your aptitude for Singing, Acting, and Dance.
You must perform two songs from memory, in English. Each song should be from a musical theatre source and be contrasting in style, showing your range and technique.
The combined duration of the songs should not exceed five minutes. You may bring your own accompanist or use the accompanist provided. If you use our accompanist, you must bring the music of your songs in the key in which you will perform. Please ensure the music is either taped to fold out or is inserted in a folder. Please do not bring loose pages. Please note that backing tapes are not permitted. All songs must be performed with live piano accompaniment.
Word of advice: Choose songs that are appropriate for your age and experience and are not at the extremes of your vocal range. We prefer to hear performances of works that you feel comfortable with rather than something that will cause you to falter due to its level of difficulty.
You are required to prepare and present two short dramatic monologues – one ‘classical’ and one ‘modern’. The ‘classical’ monologue is to be from a play by Shakespeare. Please choose from one of the pieces that is provided in the ‘MT Audition Monologues’. The ‘modern’ piece is your own choice, although you are also encouraged to choose from one of the ‘modern’ pieces in the ‘MT Audition Monologues’.
You are not required to prepare any dance material for this audition. However, you need to bring dance gear with you, as there will be a group dance audition.
At the completion of your audition, you may be asked to return at a later time for an interview and further group work. It may be later in the day of your audition or at another time. Please allow approximately four hours for this callback.
Things to consider
Please be prepared to announce the title of your songs and monologue.
Be certain you understand your material well. You must be able to convey the character and journey in both singing and acting pieces.
What we are looking for
The assessment of your audition will be based on your ability to show a grounding in technique, a flexibility in taking directions, as well as the desire to take risks as a performer.
Musical Theatre is a very exacting and demanding art form and requires performers with exceptional stamina, versatility and skill. As the programme is predominantly practice-based, your ability to meet these demands will be considered when we choose prospective students.
It is essential that all applicants have an advanced level of both written and spoken English Language.
You are required to have a portfolio containing at least 10 pieces of original work (actual or documented) that demonstrate your creative development and process.
Your portfolio should include drawings, sketches, idea developments and demonstrate relevant 2D work (e.g. posters, editorial, photography, graphic design artwork, paintings, printmaking, digital imaging, web design, etc) and 3D work (e.g. 3D design, 3D paper structures, packaging design, etc).
Your portfolio should consist of design-related works solely created by yourself in order for us to perform an appropriate assessment of your entry level. These projects will need to be explained by you during the interview process.
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