Masters Programme (Research)

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Programme Overview

Research Areas

Students will be able to embark on research in, but not limited to, the following areas:
Inter-disciplinary research is encouraged.

  • Digital Animation
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Interactive Media
  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Art History


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 one intake in August per academic year. The application deadline is shown below:

Intake Application Period
August 2020 Reviews of application have begun but we will continue to consider applications submitted before 31 January 2020