Continuing Education Programme
Discover the arts as a lifelong learner
LASALLE’s Continuing Education Programme (CEP) is designed for learners of all ages and abilities – from students to working professionals to seniors – to allow you to discover, learn and be inspired by the arts and design.
The purpose of CEP is to introduce you to new fields of interest and provide an enriching learning experience with no assessments to fret over. Taught by instructors who include full-time faculty members from LASALLE as well as industry professionals and practitioners experienced in arts education, courses are offered at convenient times and conducted in person or online.
Most of LASALLE’s CEP courses are funded by SkillsFuture, with many supported by the National Silver Academy. Whatever your age or interest areas, a wide array of courses awaits you. So start your learning journey and join a community of lifelong learners today.
In view of the current COVID-19 situation, selected courses may run online or be cancelled at short notice. Applicants and participants will be informed should there be any changes to the course schedule. Please refer to LASALLE's latest updates on COVID-19 here.
With effect from 1 January 2023, all Short Courses fees indicated on the course pages will be exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and application fees.
The Singapore government has announced that GST will be increased from the current 7% to 9% over the next two years:
• 8% from 1 January 2023
• 9% from 1 January 2024
Hence with effect from 1 January 2023, all invoices issued and fees collected by LASALLE will be subject to the prevailing 8% GST. And with effect from 1 January 2024, all invoices issued and fees collected will be subject to the GST rate of 9%.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at drawing or painting? Perhaps hone your photography skills? Or delve into art history? LASALLE’s wide range of Short Courses is designed for those without an arts background and who are interested to learn more about the arts or design.
Courses are conducted on weeknights or weekends for the convenience of working professionals, in person or online. Most of our Short Courses are approved for SkillsFuture funding, and many qualify for National Silver Academy funding.
Wondering about which Short Course to take up? LASALLE’s new Taster Courses let you try out a Short Course with a three-hour standalone session, so you can decide whether to pursue the full course. Taster Courses are taught by LASALLE lecturers and industry experts, so you can expect the same high quality of instruction as in a regular Short Course.
Youth Courses are specially designed for teen learners aged 15 – 18 who are keen to explore the arts or design. Whether it’s to discover a talent, cultivate creativity or pursue an interest, pick from a wide range of courses popular with teens including animation, graphic design, acting, music and more. Classes are usually run during school holidays.
Training and customised courses
LASALLE prides itself in designing, developing and delivering high quality arts and design courses taught by the College’s acclaimed lecturers, highly qualified alumni and experienced industry practitioners. We offer industry-relevant courses for arts professionals through our Training Courses, and bespoke courses for organisations through our Customised Courses.
Training Courses are designed for professionals in the creative industries incorporating the latest in pedagogy and practice. These courses are designed to push boundaries in skills or capability-building areas such as arts management, scriptwriting and directing, fundraising in the arts and more. Training courses are sometimes funded by the National Arts Council, Infocomm Media Development Authority or SkillsFuture.
LASALLE also offers customised courses to cater to the specific needs of companies, organisations or other groups. A minimum of five attendees is required for all Customised Courses and classes can be held at LASALLE's McNally Campus or your preferred venue. For more information about course subjects and pricing, please complete the online enquiry form.
Possible courses for customisation: Videography, Photography, Acting, Musical Theatre, Drawing, Painting, Presentation Skill and Art History
National Silver Academy
For seniors who are keen to pursue learning, LASALLE offers a range of National Silver Academy (NSA) approved arts and design courses to cultivate an interest in your silver years. NSA funding is applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a 50% subsidy of the course fee (capped at $500 per course).
What our partners have to say about LASALLE's Training and Customised Courses:
“The practical hands-on lessons are interesting and allowed us to use what we learnt during lesson.”
– Photography training course for staff members from Sony Singapore
“I enjoyed the workshops and range of courses from musical theatre to dance. The trainers took the time to make sure everyone was engaged.”
– Performing arts customised course for students from St Paul's Grammar School in Sydney, Australia
“I get to show my creativity through the mixed media artwork I created, which I have never done before. Art was really interesting, I learnt so much.”
– Basic 2D Art customised course for students from Canberra Secondary School
“I like the theory components of the course, as it has helped us to understand the art behind making videos. The hands-on components were good too, as it made us pick up our video production skills faster.”
– Videography training course for staff members from the National Youth Council