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:


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

Academic Calendar and Intake

Nanyang Technological University’s academic year commences in August and ends in July of the following year. ADM has one intake per academic year in August. The application deadline is as shown below: 

Intake Application Period
August 2019
Reviews of application have begun but we will continue to consider applications submitted before 31 January 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 1, AY 2018/2019

Course Code/ Title

Course Classification

Group/ Section

Days/ Times

Instructors/ Lecturer (s)


Graduate Seminar 1: Academic Research Skills
Core G1 TUES
1600 - 1900
Michael Walsh ART-B1-14
Design: An Asian Perspective
Elective G1 WED
0900 - 1200
Peer Sathikh & Nanci Takeyama ART-B1-14
Seminar in Media Production
Elective G1 WED
0900 - 1200
Chul Heo LHN-TR+25
(Learning Hub North – The Arc)
Dancing Over Ideas: Inceptive Knowledge Mapping for Research in Art, Design and Media
Elective G1 THURS
1500 - 1800
Andrea Nanetti ADM Library