About the Programme

The offerings from the School of Art, Design and Media, allow each student more flexibility in choosing the subjects that suit their interests and objectives. They can choose from a broad range of courses within and outside their majors for a broad range of knowledge and expertise necessary in an increasingly competitive industry.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Art combines three pathways in Interaction Design, Product Design and Visual Communication into an integrated programme in Design.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Art combines four pathways in Digital Animation, Game, Digital Filmmaking, and Photography & Digital Imaging into an integrated programme in Media.

A compulsory 10-week internship stint will be introduced to augment the students’ training. They will have the opportunity to do their internship at top companies, studios and production houses.

There is an interdisciplinary seminar module which students must complete. It will involve invited practising artists and designers to give talks and share their knowledge, views and insights.

Greater programme flexibility

The revised curricula for the four-year programmes are inter-disciplinary in their approach, but also allow students the option of specialising in a particular pathway, such as in photography, product design or animation.

Freshmen can choose their Major at the end of the first semester, instead of at the start of Year Two.

Presently, students must complete all prescribed electives in their chosen Major. But students now have greater flexibility to choose up to two electives from other disciplines from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, such as in Communication, Economics and Philosophy, to meet the requirement of their Major.

Those wishing to go beyond their core subject can also choose to have a Second Major, such as Art History which is unique to NTU, or from 20 Minors offered across the College, including Creative Writing, Film Studies and Urban & Environmental Studies.

Distribution of Academic Units (AUs) Table – Admission Year 2021 onwards

 

For BFA in Design Art (DA) or Media Art (MA)

Description AUs Remarks Total AUs
Core Year 1 Common Foundation Studio Modules 12 Compulsory to take what is offered 39
Year 1 Specific Foundation Studio Modules 9
Core Art History Modules 6
Interdisciplinary Seminar 3
Final Year Project (FYP) 9
Major Prescribed Electives (PE) Year 2 Area Specific History 3 To choose where choices are offered 36
Year 2 Art History Module 3 To choose one from choices offered
Major Area Studio / Pathway Electives (Compulsory Major PE) 24 To choose from the list based on the major / pathway chosen by the student
Prescribed Elective Modules 6 To choose from the list of what is offered for that semester. Open to both Design Art and Media Art.
ICC Common Core CC0001 Inquiry & Communication in an Interdisciplinary World 2 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 1 17
CC0002 Navigating the Digital World 2 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 1
CC0003 Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World 2 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 2
CC0005 Healthy Living & Mental Well-being in an Aging Society 3 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 2
ML0004 Career & Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World 2 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 1
Sustainability: Human, Social, Economic & Environment 3 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 1
Science & Technology for Humanity 3 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 2
ICC Foundational Core DD0000 Writing Narratives for Creative Media 3 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 2 11
Digital Literacy 2 – Basket of courses 3 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 1
DD3022 Professional Attachment (10 Weeks) 5 To be taken in Year 3 Vacation Period (May – Jul)
Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE) Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE) 27 ADM students are free to take BDEs from throughout NTU. 27
Total AUs 130

 

 

For BFA in Design Art (DA) or Media Art (MA) with Second Major

Description AUs Remarks Total AUs
Core Year 1 Common Foundation Studio Modules 12 Compulsory to take what is offered 39
Year 1 Specific Foundation Studio Modules 9
Core Art History Modules 6
Interdisciplinary Seminar 3
Final Year Project (FYP) 9
Major Prescribed Electives (PE) Year 2 Area Specific History 3 To choose where choices are offered 36
Year 2 Art History Module 3 To choose one from choices offered
Major Area Studio / Pathway Electives (Compulsory Major PE) 24 To choose from the list based on the major / pathway chosen by the student
Prescribed Elective Modules 6 To choose from the list of what is offered for that semester. Open to both Design Art and Media Art.
ICC Common Core CC0001 Inquiry & Communication in an Interdisciplinary World 2 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 1 17
CC0002 Navigating the Digital World 2 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 1
CC0003 Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World 2 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 2
CC0005 Healthy Living & Mental Well-being in an Aging Society 3 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 2
ML0004 Career & Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World 2 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 1
Sustainability: Human, Social, Economic & Environment 3 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 1
Science & Technology for Humanity 3 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 2
ICC Foundational Core DD0000 Writing Narratives for Creative Media 3 To be taken in Year 1, Sem 2 11
Digital Literacy 2 – Basket of courses 3 To be taken in Year 2, Sem 1
DD3022 Professional Attachment (10 Weeks) 5 To be taken in Year 3 Vacation Period (May – Jul)
Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE) Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE) 36 ADM students are free to take BDEs from throughout NTU. 36
Total AUs 139
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