Programmes

BA(HONS)

Design Communication

Be a thinking designer who will articulate novel ideas, innovate design practices and help shape the future design industry.

Design has become relevant to everyday communication in the way it changes, influences and improves lives. A meaningful design solution not only informs our social and cultural norms, but also inspires creativity and new forms of expression. With the creative industries expanding in Singapore, designers will become increasingly responsible for shaping the collective ethos of an interconnected age.

The programme fosters the concept of “the designer as a reflective practitioner” and encourages independent learning through an intellectual and creative process. This promotes an awareness and understanding of contemporary visual culture that focuses on the Eastern and Western visual language.

Towards the end of the programme, you will learn to generate creative and innovative responses to perceived socio-cultural challenges and opportunities. The unique selling point of the programme is to mould you into a thinking designer who can articulate novel ideas, innovate design practices and help shape the future design industry. Our continued collaboration with key design industry stakeholders such as FITCH, IBM or Facebook bear testimony to the currency and the industry relevance of this course.

The programme’s teaching philosophy focuses on practice-based learning, enriching you within an interdisciplinary environment. Coursework is structured to provide you with a range of analytical, reflective and communicative skills, equipping you to meet emergent professional and industry needs.

Course Details

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Duration

3 years

Mode

Full Time

Modules
Level 1

You will learn design methodologies and establish the knowledge base of design principles. The level also highlights the rules and core skills that govern the design process, while providing a historical, social and creative introduction to the design practice.

Practical Studio 1A: Design Thinking and Practice (40 CU)
This module introduces you to the knowledge and core skills for visual design. It allows you to identify concrete learning skills and subject-relevant interests through a wide range of activities. You will creatively engage in studio work and be introduced to essential visual communication skills such as layout techniques and principles of typography, illustration, printing and photography. By experimenting with these and other means of visual communication, you will develop hands-on projects .

In addition to creative studio practice, you will engage in weekly workshops, seminars and exercises, during which you will be introduced to a variety of visualisation skills covering both traditional and digital methods. You will be supported in the use of all required software applications such as layout software, image manipulation software and illustration tools. You will learn about professional photo technology, lighting, photo composition and outdoor photography techniques. The craft, software and creative skills which you develop through these workshops provided will support the development of your studio projects.

Within the studio practice, you will also engage in industry-led workshops and/or talks. This will allow you to acquire industry-relevant knowledge and an understanding for contemporary professional practice. You will apply these basic professional skills increasingly to your studio projects.

In addition to your studio project work, you will compile a Creative Process Journal (CPJ) which documents and describes the working practice. The content of your CPJ comprises project-relevant research, as well as the development and application of your ideas. The CPJ will become a visual and textual record of your creative evolution as a thinker and designer. Through compiling your CPJ, you will learn to describe, analyse, reflect and evaluate your own creative efforts, knowledge, experience and process.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Cultural and Contextual Studies 1A (20 CU)
This module introduces you to the history of visual design and to contemporary design practice. You will learn about seminal design movements, and get an overview of the most influential designers and their works. You will generate an understanding for the significance of text and image in contemporary society, and how the integration of language and image – which has been one of the most important fundamental human concerns – shapes current and future modes of communication. You will learn to systematically analyse and critique existing works of design, and understand their relevance within relevant historical, cultural and political contexts. This will strengthen your awareness of the meaning of verbal and non-verbal expressions in the context of visual communication.

Formal and informal lectures will complement student presentations, group discussions, as well as visual and written research exercises which you will undertake during seminars. You will learn basic principles of deconstruction, presentation skill, and be introduced to academic writing. Your working efforts will be judged based on a seminar presentation, which you will give individually or as part of a group half way through the semester; as well as on a written assignment of 1,500 to 2,000 words, which you will submit at the end of the module. This curriculum component will prepare your development towards becoming a reflective design practitioner and critical thinker.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Practical Studio 1B: Design Thinking and Practice (40 CU) 
This module will further develop your visual design skills. You will learn to apply your evolving expertise in areas of professional visual communication such as branding, advertising and editorial design. As part of this module, you will augment and apply your growing subject-specific skills, while responding to increasingly challenging project briefs. Through a number of projects, you will explore design as means of communicating information effectively in different contexts, and you will learn how to tailor your visual language towards diverse target audiences.

You will participate in weekly workshops to learn idea-generation techniques and design production processes, which will enable you to execute your projects to a professional standard. You will develop proficiency in the field of layout, typography and moving image design, and you will be supported in the use of all relevant software applications. You will also acquire studio photography skills including portraiture, commercial product photography and photographic narratives.

Industry-led workshops and/or talks will allow you to generate an understanding for the relevance and context of your newly acquired skills. These encounters with industry representatives will also help you to orientate your learning towards your preferred industry sectors and practices. You will experience team work, which may be intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary.

In this module, you will also get to know digital and analogue print production tools. You will be introduced to screen-based communication, and explore the professional use of these skills when pursuing your studio assignments.

In addition to your studio project work, you will compile a Creative Process Journal (CPJ) which documents and describes the working practice. The content of your CPJ comprises project-relevant research, as well as the development and application of your ideas. The CPJ will become a visual and textual record of your creative evolution as a thinker and designer. Through compiling your CPJ, you will learn to describe, analyse, reflect and evaluate your own creative efforts, knowledge, experience and process.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Cultural and Contextual Studies 1B (20 CU) 
This module expounds on the principles of perception as they are known in the field of philosophy and psychology. You will be introduced to semiotics, aesthetic perception and gestalt-theoretical principles. You will generate an awareness for objective, subjective and inter-subjective paradigms, providing you with a range of viewpoints which you can adopt in your written and oral argumentation. You will be exposed to seminal works from a variety of design disciplines, and explore how to systematically deconstruct their significance in a socio-cultural context. Through exploring design beyond visual communication, you will be able seek inspiration from other disciplines and learn to understand the cultural relevance of design.

A series of lectures will accompany regular seminars. Your learning process will be supported through lectures, peer presentations, group discussions, as well as visual and written research exercises. You will further develop your analytical thinkingas well as  presentation and academic writing skills. Your working efforts will be judged on your seminar contribution and a visual journal of 2,000 to 2,500 words, of which you will submit at the end of the module. This curriculum component, in conjunction with studio practice, will help your development towards being a reflective design practitioner.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Level 2

You will become more proficient, and learn to address specialist briefs. You will also experience working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, and work on live industry projects and/or on competition projects. Concurrently, you may engage in a student exchange elective module and develop your individual areas of interest. There is also the option for you to undertake a semester of overseas student exchange to gain a global perspective and enrich your learning experience.

Practical Studio 2A: Design Thinking and Practice (40 CU) 
This module continues your development as a designer, and you will learn to understand the role and relevance of design within culture and society. You will be introduced to an investigative approach to design, and work increasingly systematically, deploying processes of research and critical analysis in pursuit of your design concepts. You will also be exposed to new areas of design such as information design, corporate identity design, branding concepts and packaging.

You will engage in live projects, which are either industry or community engagement projects., where you will learn how to negotiate a project brief with a client and experience working for a specific target audience. You will learn how to communicate and present to clients, and how to assess your own working efforts against those of your peers.

This module advances you to diverse visualisation skills through traditional and digital methods. Weekly workshops will enhance your understanding of multimedia communications, such as motion graphics and interactive media. You will learn to use software applications for the purpose of designing interactive communication design solutions. You will also be encouraged to use your technical skills in an exploratory way, and to think beyond the boundaries of conventional design.

Industry-led workshops and/or talks will help you to assess the quality of your work and your expertise in a professional context. The module also continues your exposure to intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary team work, which will enhance your project managerial skills as well as the scope of your creative thinking. You will also learn to present your work professionally. Self and peer evaluations are encouraged to help you in your development of critical awareness in the creative process.

In addition to your studio project work, you will continue to compile a Creative Process Journal (CPJ) which documents and describes the working practice. At this stage, your CPJ will be professionally laid out, and it should communicate effectively your research findings, ideas development, and how your ideas are applied. Through compiling your CPJ, you will learn to describe, analyse, reflect and evaluate your creative efforts, knowledge, experience and process. The CPJ will evidence your creative and intellectual capacity as a designer, and the quality of the methods deployed.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Cultural and Contextual Studies 2A (20 CU) 
This module explores the definitions of design through critically analysing design in a variety of contexts, such as education, business, innovation, culture and society. You will reflect on the role of the designer within your discipline, on the way in which your design discipline connects with other areas of design practice, and on the place of design in society. You will interrogate different aspects of ‘design thinking’, such as design as a reflective practice, design as a cognitive decision making process, and design thinking as a discipline that permeates a culture or an organisation.

You will be introduced to a range of research techniques, including quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry. You will learn how to extract research questions from data analysis, and how to construct dialectical arguments.

A series of lectures will be accommpanied by seminars. Together, they provide you with a range of teaching and learning activities, including discussion forums, presentations, as well as visual and written exercises. This module offers a continuation in the expansion of your design theoretical knowledge and experience, and it will enhance your critical thinking. Your newly acquired skills will be assessed based on your contribution to group discussions and a written assignment of 2,500 to 3,000 words, of which you will submit at the end of the module.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Practical Studio 2B: Design Thinking and Practice (40 CU)
This module extends your understanding of design through ‘design thinking’ processes, and will revisit the fundamental aspects of visual communication, including the communication through signs and symbols, the design and deployment of communicative systems, as well as visual design as a narrative concept. Project work may involve both digital and traditional communication. By engaging in intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary design projects, you will be exposed to new design methodologies and contexts. You will also experiment with unfamiliar ideas and concepts to enhance your creative potential.

In the context of live projects, you will work on national and/or international design competition projects. You will also conduct in-depth investigation into a subject area of your choice, for which you will produce a reflective piece of editorial design. In pursuit of a subject area, you will be encouraged to reflect on visual communication in relation to current and emerging societal, economic, technological and political issues. This will pave the way for your negotiated project in your final year.

You will extend your grasp of technical knowledge by engaging in weekly workshops that are designed to teach you digital production methods in the field of motion graphics and video editing. You shall gain an understanding of design working methodologies from conception to process and production. Your design decision-making will benefit from your expanding awareness of the social, cultural, economic, material and technological aspects surrounding your design practice.

In relation to your design competition project work, you will compile a Creative Process Journal (CPJ) which documents and describes your work flow and ideas development. Your CPJ will be professionally laid out, and communicate effectively your research findings, trials and errors, as well as final concept development.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.      

Interdisciplinary Project
Interdisciplinarity is a key principle of a LASALLE arts education. Exploration of interdisciplinarity in your creative practice will provide you with the platform to work across disciplinary boundaries and explore new ways of developing ideas, concepts and practices.

In this module, you will be required to undertake an interdisciplinary project. You will have the opportunity to work with team members from different programmes and disciplines on a common project brief. As a team, you will learn to integrate knowledge and skills from various disciplines to produce new insights and/or outcomes.

Cultural and Contextual Studies 2B (20 CU) 
This module will deepen your knowledge and awareness of common design research methodologies. You will be exposed to a variety of ways in which design research can be framed and connected to design practice. You will explore methods of text analysis, learn how to compile a research proposal, and be guided towards the systematic identification of your own personal design research interests. You will learn how research skills can aid and support your design studio work, and how you can deploy your growing intellectual and verbal skills to defend your project work and views on the research topics which you choose to engage with.

This module’s lecture series comprises presentations as well as a range of exercises, which allows you not only to learn, but also to test and practise research methods. This experiential learning process is accommpanied by seminars, during which you will be guided towards an informed choice of a research topic. This research topic, for which you will generate a systematic literature review of 2,500 to 3,500 words, may inspire your future work and development as a designer. Your enhanced understanding of design research and practice will enable you to take ownership of and responsibility for your own learning, and prepare you for your final year of undergraduate study.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

Student Exchange Elective (60 CU)
This module gives you the opportunity to explore fresh perspectives and alternative approaches to your creative discipline, by undertaking a semester-long international learning exchange in another institution. The aim of the module is to provide interested students an opportunity to enrich their learning journey, enhance their creative practice, learn from a socio-culturally different educational setting, and be exposed to new cultural and creative industries.

Please note that this is an elective module. Students who undertake this module will not be required to take additional modules.

In this module, you will spend a semester studying in a cognate programme or a selection of relevant modules at one of LASALLE’s partner institutions. You will also be expected to be an independent learner to relate and integrate the experience, knowledge and skills acquired to the assessments required for this module. Through this international experience, you will be able to strengthen your ability to adapt and react to changing trends and environment. You will build your capacity to contribute effectively as an active and informed local and global citizen, while broadening your network and enhancing your career prospects in the arts and creative industries. 

You are responsible for applying to this elective option through the College’s Division of Quality and Planning (Email: global_engagement@lasalle.edu.sg) before Week 7 of Semester 1 . 

Your application for this elective module must be supported by your Programme Leader. You are expected to adhere to the regulations, guidelines and planned curriculum issued by the host institution. At the same time, you are expected to regularly update your assigned lecturer on the progress of your learning at the partner institution, and also seek guidance on the completion of the units of assessment for this module.

Level 3

You will get a chance to engage in an internship or alternative activities to strengthen your design professional skills. You will take on specific coursework and projects to define your area of specialty, bringing together the diverse skills acquired in Levels 1 and 2 to refine professional skills that are relevant to practical, contemporary practice.

Industry and Community Engagement (20 CU)
This module is designed to enable you to broaden your knowledge of the cultural and creative industries by placing you, as a learning professional, within a professional work environment. The aim of the module is to help you develop work-related knowledge, skills and capabilities, prepare you to pursue opportunities in fields relating to your study, and expose you to a diverse set of professional trajectories. You will map your acquired skills, interests and aspirations against current (and future) opportunities in the cultural and creative industries, while putting to practice skills and knowledge gained in the classroom. You are required to attend various industry preparation workshops, such as resume-writing, interview skills, and etc., as part of this module.

In fulfilment of this module, you can choose one of the following options: 

Option A: Industry-based Internship(s)
You will independently source and apply for internship opportunities. You are required to identify your interest and career-trajectory. These opportunities should be in an organisation where the job functions are related to your discipline. 

The internship may be with a single organisation or an accumulation of short-term work with different companies, to accumulate the minimum 200 hours of on-the-job training. The internship may be spread across a number of days/weeks and need not be a full-time position. Where possible, you are encouraged to go beyond the minimum hours in order to showcase your talent and abilities, which will aid your quest for permanent employment and/or gain more opportunities to learn about the job and industry. 

All internships must be approved by the Programme Leader, prior to commencement, to align with learning aims and outcomes. 

Option B: Negotiated Projects
You will take a proactive and entrepreneurial approach to identify and create a niche for yourself, within the cultural and creative industries. You may undertake a combination of the following types of projects:

  • Industry Live Project: You can source for an industry project, or this can be facilitated through the programme.
  • Entrepreneurial Project: You may devise a business proposal and execute it. 
  • Community Engagement Project: You can engage with a community of your preference, and develop and execute an initiative for them. 
  • Short-term internship (about 100 hours)

To ensure that you fulfil the learning outcomes of this module, all proposals and short-term internship opportunities must be discussed and approved by the Programme Leader. 

Dissertation (40 CU) 
This module is the culmination of the research and contextual knowledge that you have acquired during the course of your study. You will be required to undertake in-depth critical research, and present a coherent argument based on investigation and analysis. The chosen topic will be relevant to your main course of study, and will be used to support and inform your specialist practice. It will demonstrate your deep appreciation of your field, and competency of key approaches and methodologies to contextualise it.

You will demonstrate an ability to identify a research topic that is close to your practice or field of study through a clear literature review, and present relevant arguments and hypotheses in the written form of between 6,000 to 8,000 words.

Before commencing your dissertation, you will be required to develop a research proposal outline to demonstrate your research question and approach to completing the dissertation. In consultation with your supervisor, you may form your dissertation around an exegesis that foregrounds your major creative studio practice. Programmes where you are eligible to develop a piece of creative practice as part of your dissertation may be negotiated with your supervisor. In this instance, the word count for the written element may be negotiated, but a minimum word count of 4,000 words is required.

You are expected to undertake a significant amount of independent and self-motivated research. You will be assigned a supervisor who will provide guidance in your research work. You will also be required to attend all dissertation-related classes.

Graduating Project (60 CU) 
This module is designed for you to take on a self-directed, professional role in translating areas of interest, which you will also explore through complementary research and also through your dissertation work, into a strong portfolio of work. This body of work will demonstrate your strengths as a designer and as a critical and creative thinker. Your Semester 1 project development, which comprises three mandatory components, will culminate in a concise project brief, or a project proposal, which you will submit at the end of Semester 1. Through writing your own brief, you will learn to identify andclearly articulate anticipated design challenges. 

In this module, you will apply an informed and reflective approach to your design practice. You are expected to analyse and negotiate a project in relation to a specific subject matter which, towards the end of Semester 1, may culminate in a research question, an enquiry, and a design challenge. Your discourse will be informed through your growing awareness of social, cultural and political aspects of visual culture. You are expected to produce a comprehensive body of design work that may comprise printed and digital media, as well as three-dimensional components.

You may also get to work on interdisciplinary collaborations. You will learn to manage the design process as well as  define project development stages and benchmarks. You will conduct interim evaluations, tests and experiments that influence and inform the final design outcomes. Ad-hoc workshops and masterclasses will support your development of professional design skills, including creative and technical skills. You will be expected to exhibit part or all of your design process and outcomes on one or several occasions. Exhibitions provide you with a platform to test your ideas, interact with a range of audiences, and engage in critical dialogue.

As part of the ideation process, you will compile a Creative Process Journal (CPJ) in which you will critically assess your research findings and your development of ideas and concepts, as well as the application thereof. You will include and discuss visual materials such as sketches, draft designs, prototypes and fully-fledged design solutions. Your choices and progress in relation to the design development will need to be supported through critical evaluation. The CPJ will carry a library of resource materials which evidence your critical and creative thinking. You are strongly encouraged to include failed attempts, and to critically analyse them. Your choices and progress in relation to the design development will need to be articulated professionally and convincingly. The design and presentation of your CPJ needs to meet design industry standards.

You are required to submit all mandatory assignments and show good studentship. Commitment and full class attendance are key aspects of achieving satisfactory studentship for each level of study, and they will be taken into account for the assessment of this module.

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Learning methods

Attend lectures, critiques, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical presentations. There will be regular guest lectures by international designers who will bring valuable experience and advice. Engaging in studio work and group and solo projects will also become part of your student life.

Assessment and course materials

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and will be formative and diagnostic, as well as summative and evaluative. Feedback to students is provided, wherever appropriate.

Download assessment overview PDF  

Internship

You will independently source and apply for internship opportunities. You are required to identify your interest and career trajectory. These opportunities should be in an organisation where the job functions are related to your discipline. 

The internship may be with a single organisation or an accumulation of short-term work with different companies, to accumulate the minimum 200 hours of on-the-job training. The internship may be spread across a number of days/weeks and need not be a full-time position. Where possible, you are encouraged to go beyond the minimum hours in order to showcase your talent and abilities, which will aid your quest for permanent employment and/or gain more opportunities to learn about the job and industry. 

All internships must be approved by the Programme Leader, prior to commencement, to align with learning aims and outcomes.

Programme completion criteria

Students need to accumulate 360 credits from Levels 1 (FHEQ 4), 2 (FHEQ 5) and 3 (FHEQ 6).

Student exchange

LASALLE is committed to providing our students with an international perspective and nurturing them to be global citizens. The opportunity for student exchanges will broaden your network and strengthen your ability to adapt and react to the global changing trends and environment.

“Wonderful. I met a lot of people I am still friends with. I really loved the lectures. The equipment and building are very good. I came to be exposed to another culture and I wasn't disappointed, since Singapore and LASALLE are so multicultural.” 
Exchange student, Pauline Marie Estelle Perrin, from Design Academy Eindhoven

"There are so many international students in LASALLE, thus I learned various design philosophies from them." 
Exchange student, Suzuko Asawa, from Tokyo University of the Arts

Outgoing Exchanges
Students enrolled in our BA(Hons) degree programmes will have the opportunity to go on a semester of overseas exchange with our selected partner institutions. The Student Exchange Elective module (60 credits) is an option for BA(Hons) degree students in Level 2, Semester 2. For more details on the eligibility criteria and the application process, please login to the Learning Portal. For more information or assistance, please email us.  

Incoming Exchanges
LASALLE welcomes reciprocal student exchanges from our partner institutions. Students in our partner institutions can identify a cognate programme from our list of 13 BA(Hons) degree programmes and join us for a semester. Please refer to our academic calendar here.

Deadlines for Incoming Exchange Applications
15 May – Semester 1 intake
15 October – Semester 2 intake

Eligibility
You will need to be an enrolled student from one of our partner institutions. As English is our language of instruction, incoming exchange students from a non-English medium partner institution are expected to have IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (PBT 550 / CBT 213 / IBT80).

Please fill up our online incoming exchange student form here. You will be contacted by our staff regarding more details on the application process. For more information or assistance, please email us. You may refer to our International Student Guide for information about visa application, accommodation and the expenses for living in Singapore.

Career paths

Make an impact as:
Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, Illustrator, Photographer, Typographer, Multimedia Designer, Corporate Identity Designer, Motion Graphics Designer, Design Manager, Web Designer or User Experience Designer.

Or make your mark in a related career: 
Copywriter, Design Curator, Design Educator, Information Designer or Entrepreneur.

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Academics

Tap into the illustrious minds of our faculty members who are movers and shakers in their own disciplines. They will impart, challenge and encourage, as they share their invaluable expertise and experiences with you.

Dean, Faculty of Design
Lecturer, Design Communication
Lecturer, MA Design
Lecturer, Design Communication
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Admission Information

Important Dates

  • Apply by: 16 November 2018
  • Application outcome will be announced by: 14 December 2018
  • Start of Semester: AY2019/2020

(Local Diploma graduates who apply for BA(Hons) programmes will be advised of their application outcomes in late May 2019).

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • China (PRC)
  • European Baccalaureate
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • ROC, Taiwan
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • United Arab of Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam
Qualifications Remarks
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level 2 A-Level/H2 subjects and a pass in General Paper
Local Polytechnic -
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

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
BA(Hons) 6.0 PBT IBT
550 80

ADMISSIONS TESTS/PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS

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.

Fees
Components

Tuition Fees (per annum)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) TUITION FEES FOR AUGUST 2019 INTAKE (PER ANNUM FEES)

Funded (Subsidised Fees) Non-Funded (Full Fees)
Singaporeans Singapore PR Singaporeans Singapore PR International
S$9,728.98 S$13,794.40* S$19,000 S$21,150 S$23,800
Notes:

*SPRs students who choose to take up the Tuition Grant (TG) will need to make an online application and then sign the TG Deed with the Government of Singapore. Under the terms of the Tuition Grant Deed, you will be required to work for a Singapore entity for a period of three years upon graduation. For more information, visit tgonline.moe.gov.sg

  • Funded/Subsidised fees for Singaporeans and Singapore PR qualify for GST Subsidy from MOE, all other fees include 7% GST.
  • Fees are due on the first day of each semester.
  • Fees are subject to change.
  • Correct as at November 2017.
 

Application Fees

A non-refundable application fee (inclusive of 7% GST) is chargeable per application. Application is only complete upon receipt of your application fee and all necessary documents. Please ensure your application fee is paid and documents are submitted within seven working days from the submission date of your online application. LASALLE reserves the right to withdraw the applicant if the application fee remains unpaid and documents are not received by the due date.

Singaporean / Singapore Permanent Resident Applicants International Applicants
S$60.00 S$120.00
 

Additional Costs

Basic materials for learning are provided by the College.

As a developing artist, you are required to have certain items that are personal to you and cannot be shared. Such items include books, dance shoes, rehearsal clothes, safety boots, portable musical instruments, paints, canvas, basic tools, design software, cameras, etc., that will support you through your three-year learning journey. The College does not encourage the purchase of extravagant or costly materials or equipment. Our lecturers can provide you with affordable suggestions.

You are also encouraged to have your own laptop for education. If you do not own one, computer labs are available on campus with requisite software for you to undertake your work.

There may be opportunities for you to undertake extra-curricular study trips to enhance your overall learning. Trips are not compulsory and may incur additional costs.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event a Private Education Institution (PEI) is unable to continue operations due to insolvency and/or regulatory closure. The FPS also protects students when the PEI fails to pay penalties or refund fees to the students arising from judgements made against it by the Singapore courts.

In seeking to be an EduTrust-certified PEI, LASALLE is required to adopt the FPS to ensure full protection to all fees paid by their students. Therefore, the FPS is compulsory for students who are taking BA(Hons), MA and Certificate programmes at LASALLE.

Diploma programmes offered by LASALLE are exempted from FPS under the EduTrust requirements of the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

More information on the Committee for Private Education

Medical Insurance Scheme (MIS)

All full-time students of LASALLE are required to be covered under the Medical Insurance Scheme (MIS). The annual coverage of S$20,000 includes school-related activities throughout the programme duration.

The current premium rate of S$18.20 is payable each semester. This premium rate is subject to change based on the prevailing premiums charged by the insurer.

Accepted Modes of Payment

All payment to LASALLE must be made in Singapore Dollars. 

Our accepted payment modes include:

  • DBS Online Banking and ATM Transfer
  • GIRO
  • Cheque/ Bank Draft/ Cashier's Order/ Demand Draft
  • NETS
  • Cash
  • Master/ Visa/ China UnionPay
  • Wired Transfer/ Telegraphic Transfer (Only for International students)
Scholarships & Financial Support

SCHOLARSHIPS

In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, leadership potential, and a passion for creativity and innovation, LASALLE offers a variety of scholarships to new and current students.

Applications for scholarships open from March to May for new students. Other externally sponsored scholarships are also available to students. Enquiries and applications may be directed to the respective organisations.

Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We are committed to providing a quality education for all our students, and believe that no deserving student should be denied admission because of financial difficulty.

A range of financial assistance schemes, grants and loans are made available to help meet a portion of the educational expenses of students.

Applications for financial assistance open from March to May for new students.

Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).

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