MA in Arts & Cultural Management

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LASALLE College of the Arts

The full-time programme spans three consecutive semesters within a 1.5-year duration. Semesters 1 and 2 each have two 30-credit modules. In Semester 2, a 30-credit elective module option is made available to you with a choice to take the module offered by your respective programme or, in consultation with your Programme Leader, select a module offered by another MA programme. The 60-credit module in the final (3rd) semester will support you to develop a thesis or a practice-based project based on your research interests.

Goals and Objectives

LASALLE College of the Arts Founded in 1984 by De La Salle educator Brother Joseph McNally LASALLE College of the Arts is a specialist tertiary institution leading contemporary arts education in fine art design media performing arts and arts management in the Asia Pacific. The strategic objective of the College is to be widely recognized by informed authorities as the leading institution focusing on teaching and research into issues relating to the interaction of the varied artistic traditions seen in Singapore and South East Asia. Contemporary in focus and innovative in approach LASALLE has been nurturing some of Singapore’s leading creative practitioners. Our hero graduates and accomplished faculty staff include established artists respected curators writers producers arts managers musicians dance and theatre pioneers and countless practitioners from the creative industries in Singapore and beyond. LASALLE is located in the city of Singapore surrounded by many museums and art spaces all within walking distance from the college. These include the Singapore Art Museum The Arts House Sculpture Square Esplanade -Theatres on the Bay (Singapore’s iconic performing arts centre) etc. LASALLE also houses the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS) directed by Dr. Charles Merewether a prominent art historian and curator. School of Arts ManagementLASALLE pioneered arts management education in the 1990’s. We have the most established arts management programmes in Singapore with nearly 20 years of experience teaching in this field. We are known to develop innovative courses that not only respond to industry needs but also in leading and influencing the developments of the industry.We have the only arts management programmes in Singapore that are validated by Goldsmiths College University of London and accredited by the two most influential international industry training bodies: the US based Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the European based European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC). LASALLE’s School of Arts Management resides under the Faculty for the Creative Industries and is led by Suyin Chew Head of School who remarked that The tremendous growth in the creative industries in Asia and globally has propelled the need for management professionals producers curators critics writers thinkers passionate advocates and creative analysts. The vision of the school is to facilitate the development of leaders with enhanced skills and sensitivity to pioneer careers beyond the limits of borders.” Hence the School is home to ANCER (Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research). Membership to ANCER is by invitation. More information may be found on :http// or through ANCER secretariat: [email protected] MA in Arts and Cultural Management The programme leader is Audrey Wong ( Nominated Member of Parliament for the Arts from 2009-2011).This Programme offers theoretical and practical study as well as research training. The Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Management will guide you to become an effective arts leader – one who enables art making and shapes cultural policy and discourse – recognising that the role of the arts manager has become more complex today.“


The MA Arts & Cultural Management is specifically designed for the arts and cultural sector providing training and research in cultural theory policy and business management strategies for the global creative industries. The Programme is built around 3 key areas:Knowledge of Cultural Policies and their application in policy-making Knowledge of international Business Management theories and practice

Adaptability to the ever-changing international environment through ResearchModules include:Global Management of the Arts and Culture Cultural Policy and Leadership SeminarsBusiness Strategies for the Arts Entrepreneur Creative and Cultural Industries SeminarsResearch Dissertation or Research ProjectThe Programme also offers students exposure to the richness of the arts landscape in Southeast Asia through field trips to the region. MA students visited Bandung Indonesia in 2011.


To receive more information about the programme please contact LASALLE with your name contact number and the programme of study that you are interested in.

Tel: +65 6496 5111
Email: [email protected]

1 McNally Street
Singapore 187940

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm
Closed on weekends & Public Holidays

LASALLE College of the Arts

Dr. Aleksandar Brkic

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65-6496-5000

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