Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries

McNally School of Fine Arts

Awaken your artistic potential and develop your critical rigour.

Live and breathe the subject of your passion at the McNally School of Fine Arts. Named after our founder the late Brother Joseph McNally, the School offers contemporary practice and research-based programmes at the Diploma, BA(Hons) and MA levels. It is focused on redefining the milieu of artistic research dedicated to Southeast Asia, and our position in the world of contemporary art.

From sculpture, printmaking, drawing, installation and photography to technology-based art, performance art, interdisciplinary art, as well as critical studies in art history and art theory, our programmes are imbued with an innovative and interdisciplinary structure, designed to provide you with a transformative learning experience that awakens your artistic potential and develops your critical rigour.

This is bolstered by the mutual interaction between the School’s different programmes, which creates a dynamic environment that foments a symbiosis of theory and practice.

During the course of your studies, you can depend on our staff of renowned practitioners to provide guidance and inspiration. Having been represented in world-class exhibitions such as Venice Biennale, Asia-Pacific Triennial, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, APB Foundation Signature Art Prize, Documenta (International Workshop for Art Academies), and Singapore Biennale, they bring vast and diverse learning experiences into the studio and classroom.

Professional alumni include illustrious artists in Singapore and beyond:

Cultural Medallion Award Recipients

  • Amanda Heng (2010)
  • Lee Wen (2005)
  • Chua Ek Kay (1999)

Young Artist Award Recipients

  • Kray Chen (2017)
  • Ezzam Rahman (2016)
  • Grace Tan (2013)
  • Genevieve Chua (2012)
  • Tan Wee Lit (2012)
  • Choy Ka Fai (2010)
  • Francis Ng (2006)
  • Tang Ling Nah (2004)

President’s Young Talents Artists

  • Ezzam Rahman (2015)
  • Zaki Razak (2013)
  • Ruben Pang (2013)
  • Donna Ong (2009)

Represented LASALLE at Venice Biennale

  • Zai Kuning (2017)
  • Zulkifle Mahmod (2007)
  • Vincent Leow (2007)
  • Suzann Victor (2001)

“I think the best part about studying in LASALLE was the freedom and flexibility to develop my own creative practice, under the open-minded guidance of a small and passionately-dedicated faculty.”
Weixin Chong, BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Class of 2011
Recipient of The McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2011


Our faculty of Singaporean and international artists and educators are renowned practitioners in their fields, and are involved in exhibitions, conferences and interdisciplinary projects worldwide.

Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries
Head, McNally School of Fine Arts
Programme Leader, BA(Hons) Fine Arts
Programme Leader (MA Fine Arts)


Our practice and research-based programmes are offered across Diploma, BA(Hons) and MA levels. They focus on redefining the artistic research dedicated to Southeast Asia and your position in the world of contemporary art. Short Courses are also available for anyone who wishes to pursue their passion in this artistic discipline.

School Initiatives

Published annually by the McNally School of Fine Arts, Praxis Press captures and documents the wide range of activities both inside and outside of the McNally School of Fine Arts for each academic year. With an editorial panel consisting of faculty members and students, as well as contributions by fine arts alumni, it connects you with the School and the world of contemporary arts.

The McNally School of Fine Arts recognises the importance of supporting our alumni by providing a funding infrastructure that will empower them to be actively engaged in one or more of the following endeavours:

  • Sustaining research and practice knowledge
  • Encouraging production of, presentation of and participation in the arts
  • Networking and professional development