Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) was founded in 1938 with an inaugural batch
of 14 Fine Art students. NAFA has since been widely recognised as Singapore’s pre-eminent
tertiary institution for artistic studies.
Between 1999 and 2009, 11 of NAFA alumni were awarded Cultural Medallions, the prestigious
national accolade for artistic achievements conferred by the President of the Republic
of Singapore. In addition, 10 of our promising alumni are winners of the Young Artist
Since April 1999, NAFA receives polytechnic-level funding for its Diploma courses
from Singapore’s Ministry of Education. (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/post-secondary/).
In 2005, it moved into 3 purposed-built campuses along Bencoolen Street and in the
same year, NAFA received the People Developer Certification in recognition of its
relentless effort to upgrade its staff.
NAFA met the standards set up within the Art Quality Assurance Framework in September
NAFA has been successfully re-certified for the People Developer Award in 2010 for
the next three years. This prestigious national Award recognises the academy's achievements
in its overall human resource management.
In June 2011, The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is pleased to announce that
it has been awarded the EduTrust certification for four years by the Council for
Private Education (CPE). The certification is in recognition of the Academy satisfying
the stringent validation by CPE for the Academy's corporate governance, robust academic
processes, sound administrative systems that promote student interest and welfare
and safeguard student fee protection.
The successful operation of an arts educational institution requires competent administrators
and qualified academic staff to support the academic and administrative systems
and processes. This validation will enhance NAFA's growing reputation as a world-class
arts institution and help reassure parents of local and overseas students that their
wards would be well looked after when they study in NAFA. This validation by CPE
is in addition to NAFA's People's Developer Award for its effective Human Resource
policies and practices.