The Research Committee reflects LASALLE’s ambition to contribute to the academic discourse on practice-based research in visual and performing arts in a global society.
This approach reverberates the objectives of the College’s Strategic Plan and connects the activities on campus to the community of artists and researchers in Singapore and beyond.
Drawing on the unique opportunities that an integrated arts campus can offer, research at LASALLE emphasises the advancement of knowledge in artistic practice through creative work, the dissemination of research outcomes in peer-reviewed publications and international conferences, and the inquiry into innovative approaches to a teaching and learning practice appropriate to meet the complex demands for art and design education at tertiary level in the 21st century.
The institutional framework for the facilitation of research encompasses various approaches, such as:
- The provision of continuous support for academic colleagues in their professional practice, ranging from professional leave for the realisation of particular projects to financial assistance for PhD studies.
- The allocation of funds for arts-related research activities deemed to strengthen LASALLE’s reputation and recognition as an art institution of international standing.
- The establishing of strong links between tertiary education and research practice by encouraging research proposals arising from post-graduate studies.
This framework streamlines efforts from individuals, programmes, and faculties into a focused approach that promote, encourage, and facilitate collaborative, inter-discipline, and culturally relevant practice-research activities.