Masters Programme (Research)


About ADM's Master of Arts (Research)

This research-oriented MA is designed for students who wish to pursue cutting-edge research in specific areas of Art, Design and Media. The MA has been structured to keep the number of required courses to a minimum (three) so that students’ time and energy can be utilized fully in the research topic of their choice.  Students will work under the close supervision of ADM faculty for the duration of their studies.

Length of Candidature

The MA (Research) can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. The minimum and maximum length of candidature are as shown:


Current students (Students admitted in AY2019 and before)

Full-Time Part-Time
Programmes Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Master of Arts (Research)
1 Year
3 Years
1 Year
4 Years


Prospective students (Students admitted from AY2020 and onwards)

The maximum course duration for Part-time Research programmes has been revised to be standardised with the equivalent Full-time Research programme.

  Full-Time Part-Time
Programmes Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Master of Arts (Research)
1 Year
3 Years
1 Year
3 Years


Maximum Course Duration refers to the maximum candidature period of study, beyond which, students pay fees at unsubsidised rates.

Part-time Students to be admitted from AY2020 will pay fees at unsubsidised rates if they exceed the candidature period of 3 years for Masters as shown above.

Academic Calendar and Intake

Nanyang Technological University's academic year commences in August and ends in July the following year. ADM currently has two intakes per academic year, one in August and one in January. The application deadline is shown below:

Intake Application Period
January 2020
1 June 2019 to 31 July 2019

Proposed Research Interests of Faculty

Please click this ​​​link to browse the proposed research interests of ADM faculty for the AY2019 August intake. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive.

Please note that contacting a potential supervisor based on the alignment of your proposed research with his/her interests is optional. Even if you have done so, submitting an online application to the programme which you are applying for is still compulsory.

Graduate Class Schedule for Semester 2, AY 2018/2019

Course Code/ Title Course Classification Group/ Section Days/ Times Instructors/ Lecturer (s) Venue
Graduate Seminar 2: The Aesthetic
Core G1 FRI
1400 - 1700
Assoc Prof Andrea Nanetti ADM Library
Narrative Strategies and Moving Images
Elective G1 WED
1630 - 1930
Dr Elke Reinhuber ART-B1-14