Short Courses

Short Courses

Our Short Courses are designed for beginners and non-arts professionals who are keen to develop a personal interest in the arts. Choose from a wide range of courses including the arts, design, fashion, film, performing arts and photography. Classes are mostly conducted in the evenings and on weekends for the convenience of working professionals.

Many of our Short Courses can be claimed under SkillsFuture Credit (for Singaporeans, aged 25 and above) and are eligible for National Silver Academy subsidy (for Singaporeans aged 50 and above) unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply. For enquiries, please email us at shortcourses@lasalle.edu.sg

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Discover the versatility of acrylic paint. Participants will explore pictorial composition, the key to getting the right shades and hues, creating textures, form and value through still life,…

Date(s):

30 August 2021 - 22 September 2021
04 October 2021 - 27 October 2021
08 November 2021 - 01 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Develop your voice, body and imagination as a performer through practical exercises. You will practise acting techniques, respond to scripts and develop collaborative performance skills as you…

Date(s):

09 November 2021 - 02 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit
  • UTAP

Learn the basics in acting for camera. You will be introduced to the set-up of what goes on behind the camera as an actor. Participants will explore and develop the ability to focus, communicate…

Date(s):

15 September 2021 - 24 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Explore the important role mythology played as a form of storytelling that passes down values and cultural norms through art. Myths and legends play an enormous role in the imagination, identity…

Date(s):

21 September 2021 - 23 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy

Ever since the Oscars spotlighted world filmmakers such as Bong Joon Ho, Hirokazu Koreeda, Jia Zhangke, Alfonso Cuaron and Yorgos Lanthimos, mainstream cinema-going consciousness has slowly opened…

Date(s):

29 September 2021 - 27 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Go beyond the mere execution of steps and discover the understanding of ballet, its history and development of certain movements and traditions. Learn the basic principles of ballet, with an…

Date(s):

08 July 2021 - 26 August 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn the basics of journalism such as research, fact-checking, writing in the inverted pyramid, ethics and etiquette. This is an introductory course for those who would like to try their hand at…

Date(s):

01 November 2021 - 13 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn to create an aesthetically pleasing work of botanical art. You will practise line drawing, proportions and tonal studies to capture the essence of a plant.
 
Lessons include…

Date(s):

07 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
05 October 2021 - 28 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Use clay to form objects that are both functional and non-functional. Techniques covered in Part I include pinching, coiling and slab construction. Part II & III focuses on wheel-throwing…

Date(s):

11 September 2021 - 30 October 2021
15 June 2021 - 17 August 2021
19 June 2021 - 14 August 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Expand your creative drawing skills with an intriguing dry art medium. Charcoal has unique characteristics that will help you discover your creativity through bold strokes, intricate marks and…

Date(s):

31 July 2021 - 02 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn the techniques and nuances of Chinese ink painting to create your own traditional or contemporary art pieces. In this course, you will be introduced to the medium of Chinese ink, colour…

Date(s):

17 May 2021 - 10 June 2021
21 June 2021 - 15 July 2021
26 July 2021 - 23 August 2021
06 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
11 October 2021 - 08 November 2021
22 November 2021 - 16 December 2021
07 June 2021 - 26 July 2021
16 August 2021 - 04 October 2021
25 October 2021 - 13 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

A common belief that comedians are born funny with a natural flair for inciting laughter is completely untrue. In fact, there are numerous ways to find comedy in day-to-day life and this course is…

Date(s):

06 October 2021 - 01 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Create your own creative print design. The course will guide you through designing and developing your own creative poster design (Creative Design I), print publication (Creative Design II) and…

Date(s):

02 August 2021 - 30 August 2021
06 September 2021 - 29 September 2021
04 October 2021 - 27 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Kick-start a journey of exploring the world of illustration, through a rigorous and interactive course that focuses on learning the basics of human proportions, drawing style and basic…

Date(s):

06 September 2021 - 29 September 2021
04 October 2021 - 27 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Uncover the fundamentals of writing fiction with an eye on both the short story and the novel. An introductory writing workshop that will explore setting, point-of-view, dialogue, conflict, plot,…

Date(s):

11 August 2021 - 29 September 2021
06 October 2021 - 01 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

An introductory course to mystery and suspense writing that will span the history of the detective novel – from the golden age of detective fiction to the current trends in Grip Lit. It will cover…

Date(s):

07 October 2021 - 02 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

An exploration of the fascinating possibilities (both artistic and commercial) in creative non-fiction. A very elastic genre with many sub-specialities, this introductory writing course is for…

Date(s):

18 August 2021 - 06 October 2021
20 October 2021 - 15 December 2021
08 June 2021 - 03 August 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

An introductory writing workshop for people interested in, but new to, writing for film and television. Many are more familiar with cinematic or televisual stories than any other art, yet too few…

Date(s):

21 August 2021 - 09 October 2021
30 October 2021 - 18 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn about spoken word poetry as a genre: history, appreciation, styles and the ways in which it has existed throughout the world as art form, therapy, sport and call to action, amongst many…

Date(s):

10 November 2021 - 15 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

A novel writing course with bestselling author Alice Clark-Platts. In eight classes, plot out the novel you have always wanted to write. Learn about structure and pace and the key elements of…

Date(s):

05 October 2021 - 23 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

As in all good writing, travel writing is far more than a sequential account in prose. Learn techniques from other literary genres to make your travel writing come alive on the page. Key literary…

Date(s):

08 September 2021 - 27 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn the secrets of making a high-quality men's jacket, which will train you on fit and style, accurate measuring, figure observation and adjustment of faults.

Date(s):

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

What makes a well-fitting shirt? A good cut, the right fabric as well as quality stitching are essential. This course will teach participants how master tailors construct a shirt and give it a…

Date(s):

06 September 2021 - 29 September 2021
04 October 2021 - 27 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn essential techniques of trousers measurement, drafting, methods of construction and tips on how to put it all together.

Date(s):

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

This course is ideal for those who want to learn how to operate the basic functions of a digital camera. You will learn about f-stop, shutter speed, film speed and how these three functions…

Date(s):

01 September 2021 - 29 September 2021
06 October 2021 - 06 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Loosen your rigid drawing habits and be trained in the principles of drawing techniques. Using a wide range of drawing materials for hands-on practice, dive into the world of drawing as a means of…

Date(s):

24 August 2021 - 23 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

This course will introduce healthcare professionals and those working in related healing disciplines to the polyvagal theory which will help participants to better understand their own and their…

Date(s):

15 July 2021 - 16 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Uncover the theory of art therapy alongside practical art-making sessions that promote self-reflection through creative expression. Using different artistic media, learn how to interpret your…

Date(s):

09 November 2021 - 02 December 2021
09 November 2021 - 02 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

This course guides you through the journey of fashion entrepreneurs – from recognising a potential fashion business opportunity to articulating an idea and developing a basic business plan.…

Date(s):

13 September 2021 - 06 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Do you have a love for fashion? Would you like to create your very own fashion line? Learn basic fashion illustration techniques using a variety of media such as markers, colour pencils, ink and…

Date(s):

07 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
12 October 2021 - 09 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Go back to basics with this course on learning to draw the human form. You will study the human figure with an emphasis on observing proportion, volume and light with fundamental exercises in…

Date(s):

09 October 2021 - 27 November 2021
04 December 2021 - 05 February 2022
12 February 2022 - 02 April 2022

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Develop and expand your knowledge of music performance skills. Learn how to read music scores, as well as sight read. This course helps to extend your ability to recognise music styles, rhythms…

Date(s):

14 August 2021 - 11 September 2021
18 September 2021 - 06 November 2021
20 November 2021 - 22 January 2022

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

This is the first of a two-part series designed to provide a broad overview of the history of architecture from the Neolithic period up to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. It will discuss…

Date(s):

04 October 2021 - 08 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Explore and develop the creative process of making visual collaterals that can move ideas and communicate effectively with the target audience. Further develop creative thinking in Part II by…

Date(s):

07 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
05 October 2021 - 28 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

The first in the trilogy of Western art history, this course offers an overview of Western art from the cave paintings at Lascaux to the works of the Post-Impressionists in the 19th century. It…

Date(s):

07 October 2021 - 25 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Installation art has evolved into a complex and integral art genre, increasingly seen in large-scale art events such as documenta, biennales, major art exhibitions and art fairs. As we look into…

Date(s):

09 September 2021 - 28 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn the basic skills in creating backgrounds, simple characters and animation. You will use animation painting software TVPaint to create a series of animation exercises incorporating basic…

Date(s):

13 November 2021 - 18 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn the basic skills in modelling, lighting and animation specifically for environment and characters. Using MAYA software, you will be introduced to polygon modelling and texturing to create…

Date(s):

13 November 2021 - 18 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

This course will explore the balance between the theory and practice in conservation from a Singaporean art context.  It will cover a general overview of conservation, its various branches and why…

Date(s):

25 September 2021 - 26 September 2021

Flash fiction can be iridescent and illuminating. It is a subtle form that requires regular practice and concentration to bring your writing into sharp focus. Flash fiction is also fun – and an…

Date(s):

02 October 2021 - 20 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Develop a basic skill set in visual literacy. This course focuses on equipping learners with essential skills and knowledge in identity design. You will get to craft and design logo and brand…

Date(s):

09 November 2021 - 16 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

From generating visual concepts to illustrating designs on paper, take your jewellery idea to the next level with this course. Learn basic jewellery sketching and drawing techniques using colour…

Date(s):

20 September 2021 - 13 October 2021
18 October 2021 - 15 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Make your first short film in five days. In this intensive introductory workshop, you will learn the basic skills necessary to create a short smartphone filmmaking. You will learn the basic…

Date(s):

06 December 2021 - 10 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Spark your creativity by exploring and experiencing a whole wide range of mixed media styles and painting techniques.

Date(s):

02 October 2021 - 04 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Music Production Series I: Getting Started in Music Production
An overview to the fundamental concepts, technologies, and working methodologies of home-based music…

Date(s):

21 September 2021 - 28 September 2021
05 October 2021 - 23 October 2021
30 October 2021 - 04 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

While we can’t often take a trip to paint the Eiffel Tower in real life, this course offers the opportunity to compose imaginative landscapes right from the comfort of the classroom.

From…

Date(s):

06 October 2021 - 01 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Do you love ceramic tiles? Create your own creative design ceramic tiles using various shapes working through collages and carving techniques to transform a two-dimensional design into a three-…

Date(s):

17 July 2021 - 04 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Create beautiful artwork in style, without the messiness used in traditional painting. Learn the basic foundations of inking your own digital drawing composition with precision control of…

Date(s):

02 October 2021 - 30 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Discover the fundamentals of digital marketing and social media to help promote your business or services in the arts. Using a case study approach, you will work on simulated client briefs to…

Date(s):

18 August 2021 - 08 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Be the next fashion stylist. In an increasingly visual-led world, learn the importance of fashion styling and image-making through demonstrations, role play, discussion and audio visual examples.…

Date(s):

24 November 2021 - 18 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Ever thought of learning Irish dancing? This course is designed for beginners with no and/or minimal experience in Irish dancing, also known as Riverdance.

With proper techniques, skills…

Date(s):

08 September 2021 - 01 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

The historical Bukit Brown Cemetery combines lush landscapes with cultural elements, making it a favourite destination for birdwatchers, hikers, and history buffs. Nearby, MacRitchie Reservoir is…

Date(s):

06 October 2021 - 20 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Explore the artistic language and conventions employed by Italian Renaissance artists, especially in the realm of painting. The allegories, visual puns, signs and symbols, which were easily…

Date(s):

19 August 2021 - 30 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Gain insights into basic skills in video editing with DaVinci resolve software. Learn how to edit videos from various sources and create short 1–2 minute creative video montages.

This…

Date(s):

05 October 2021 - 23 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Do you want to be a YouTuber and start a social media channel to tell your story that highlights your passion, hobby or business? Video Storytelling will take you through the basic steps of how to…

Date(s):

01 October 2021 - 16 October 2021

LASALLE is well known for its fine arts education, and oil painting is one of the College's strongest fields of study. From the basics of Oil Painting I to more advanced techniques in Oil Painting…

Date(s):

09 October 2021 - 27 November 2021
04 December 2021 - 05 February 2022
12 February 2022 - 02 April 2022

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

From basic sewing techniques to accurate pattern making and construction skills, this course will show you how to make a top, skirt, pants, dress and women’s jacket from start to finish. Learn to…

Date(s):

02 September 2021 - 04 September 2021
09 September 2021 - 02 October 2021
07 October 2021 - 30 October 2021
11 November 2021 - 04 December 2021
09 December 2021 - 15 January 2022

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Explore the world of children’s book illustration with award-winning Singaporean Kid Lit author and illustrator Quek Hong Shin. A structured course that involves lectures, hands-on activities,…

Date(s):

23 September 2021 - 18 November 2021
15 July 2021 - 02 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

The ability to create an effective portrait is probably the most important skill any aspiring studio photographer should master. This course is an essential guide to the principles, practice and…

Date(s):

15 September 2021 - 09 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Explore a variety of techniques and different approaches in this course suitable for those who wish to expand and develop their painting skills in portraiture.

Date(s):

02 September 2021 - 11 November 2021
18 November 2021 - 27 January 2022

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Why do products look so good in photographs? Learn the techniques and technicalities of studio product photography, from lighting to product placement and composition. Understand the fundamental…

Date(s):

10 November 2021 - 04 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Learn a variety of soft pastel drawing techniques that will give you a new appreciation of the medium. You will be guided step-by-step in the drawing techniques of layering and blending vibrant…

Date(s):

07 September 2021 - 26 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Explore different teaching strategies, stimuli and discussion topics for the teaching of speech and drama, including practical applications of educational theory. This course consists of two parts…

Date(s):

30 September 2021 - 04 December 2021
02 September 2021 - 25 September 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

See Singapore through a travel drawing eye. Travel sketching is a new and deeper way to engage with your environment within any city or country you visit. Learn basic skills and easy techniques…

Date(s):

06 October 2021 - 30 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Enliven your watercolour with expressive washes, glazes and luminous hue of watercolour.

Date(s):

04 September 2021 - 23 October 2021
30 October 2021 - 18 December 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

In today’s context, the experience of technology is becoming increasingly complex. Organisations are beginning to recognise the need to hire UX or UI designers to design user experience for their…

Date(s):

05 July 2021 - 10 July 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Get your hands on this approachable and beautiful medium. Experiment with different papers and brushes as you learn the foundations of watercolour painting.

Date(s):

03 August 2021 - 31 August 2021
07 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
05 October 2021 - 28 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Drawing on black paper is essentially working in reverse, building lightness and form while effectively creating strong contrast by using white chalk on black or dark surfaces. Learn how to…

Date(s):

15 September 2021 - 24 November 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Fans of children's literature – learn how to transpose your love of the imaginative world of little ones' books into actual writing. Children’s literature opens up and taps into a variety of key…

Date(s):

14 September 2021 - 26 October 2021

Eligible schemes / subsidies:

  • National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy
  • SkillsFuture Credit
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