Undergraduate Policies


Undergraduate Policies

Assesment and Grading

Registration Instructions

  • Student Automated Registration System
  • Add/Drop of Subjects
  • Academic Load
  • Switching of Majors

Academic Mentoring 

Academic Advising

The ADM Website is your primary source for information on the curriculum, registration and advisement and is meant to complement the University’s existing academic policies, which may be found at: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/oas/Pages/StudentAcademicMatters.aspx

Student advisement on curriculum matters is handled by the faculty of the School. Each student will be assigned a faculty mentor (advisor) who will be your primary point of contact on curriculum advisement. You will be notified of your faculty mentor through email.

Academic advisement at ADM takes place during November and April for the subsequent terms. The academic advisement process usually begins with a meeting between each student and their mentor or a relevant faculty member, who recommend required and elective courses. You may make an appointment with your faculty advisor to discuss course schedules, matters in reference to your degree plans and any other aspect of the academic programmes offered by the School.

Each semester, there will be announced times that are set aside for academic advisement by faculty members in your major area. You are expected to attend these meetings to resolve any questions about your progress towards graduation. Furthermore, faculty have regular consultation hours throughout the semester (posted on office doors) that you should make use of, if and when you have any concerns with regards to specific courses or projects.

Part of the experience of a university education is learning to manage the responsibilities of your degree and balance the demands of your workload and life. It is important that you know when to ask for and seek help.

Ensure that you approach faculty members as soon as possible, if you feel that you are beginning to have difficulties and do not ignore any problems that arise until such time that the worst case scenario seems unavoidable. Faculty will be far more inclined to help you if you seek their advice well before the due-date for your work has fallen, rather than after it has passed. You may schedule an appointment with the School’s Assistant Director (Undergraduate Programmes) or Associate Chair (Academic), for additional advisement.

Pastoral Care

As students may sometimes have other personal difficulties, the College of HASS has appointed a Pastoral Care Manager to provide pastoral care and support to students.  Your faculty mentor may refer you to the Pastoral Care Manager for your personal difficulties.  The Pastoral Care Manager is usually at ADM on Tuesdays.  

Ms. Chua Lian Kee
Pastoral Care Manager
College of HASS
Office: HSS-05-56C
Email: LKCHUA@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 6514 8335

The University also maintains an excellent resource to help you to manage your stress and adjust to university life. The University Wellbeing Centre provides free, confidential and professional counselling to students and offers individual and group programmes as well as open talks for students. Its various services can provide new perspectives on personal, study, or work-related concerns and help you to develop strategies to deal with these.

University Wellbeing Centre
#02-01 University Health Service Building
36 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639801
Telephone: 6790–4462

UWCstudents@ntu.edu.sg ​   

Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/studentwellbeing/Pages/index.aspx      

Teaching During Revision Period

Unlike other units at the University, ADM may conduct active classes throughout the revision period. Your instructor will inform you if you are required to attend any sessions for make-up or additional instruction during the revision and examination periods.

Advanced Transfer Standing

  • Activity Flow
  • Guidelines on Transfer of credits


  • GEM Discoverer
  • GEM Explorer
  • Overseas Attachment Programme


  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Internship Periods
  • Guidelines and Assessment


  • Labs, Studios And Workshops
  • ADM Computer Labs Regulations
  • Studio/Workshop Usage
  • Equipment Check-Out
  • Safety And Emergency


  • Short Leave of Absence
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Medical Leave


The ADM Library is located on Level 1 of the main ADM building in a state-of-the-art facility open to all members of the University, but not the general public. While relatively new, the collections of the Library are growing rapidly to cover existing and evolving knowledge in the fields of art, design and media. The importance of the Library within the School reflects the conviction that published material, whether printed or in the form of electronic media, is superior in quality to other, unscrutinised sources, and students are encouraged to take advantage of this resource in their creative and academic practice.

The ADM Library has over 4,000 volumes, covering the rapidly evolving disciplines in art, design and media. The growing collection also includes reference materials, monographs, artists’ books, exhibition catalogues, production formats, animation guidebooks and design catalogues.

The Library subscribes to over 100 periodicals, covering many aspects of the School’s curriculum and providing the core materials for the undergraduate and future postgraduate courses in media, film, animation, design and art.

An expanding collection of DVDs, VCDs, audio and music CDs, video and audio cassettes, and tapes are located in the Library. Most are available on open-access shelving. AV material is loaned out to faculty members, graduate students and NTU staff. Students are able to view material, either individually on in a group, in facilities within the Library.

Users are able to check out library material themselves through the automated check-out machines and return the books via the return boxes at the Library entrance, during opening hours. Special material such as AV and material on limited-loan periods are borrowed and returned at the loan counter. The ADM collection is largely an open collection. However, certain categories of material are designated as for reference only or restricted use. These include: the RBR collection (circulated for two hours only), referenced books, restricted books and AV materials. 

View Library opening hours here.

Printing and photocopying, including colour copying services are provided by an outside vendor.

There are other libraries at NTU in addition to the ADM Library. Help and additional information is available by calling the Library Information Desk at 6790–5776, or by visiting this weblink: