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Chair's Message

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Art, design and media are indispensable disciplines for research-intensive universities at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. They are also rich in history, bequeathing us complex aesthetic, creative, imaginative and innovative legacies.

At ADM future ready curricula in ‘Design Art’ and ‘Media Art’ pull past and present together, and are delivered by an international faculty drawn from over twenty different countries. With their guidance our students come to fully appreciate that learning is the natural consequence of thinking and experimentation; that understanding has to be patiently acquired through trial and error; and that facing a challenge without a rulebook is an opportunity, not a crisis. In fact these assumptions that have always been associated with art, design and media throughout its long history are now valued as the indispensable ‘hard skills’ of tomorrow.

The seamless interlocking of hard and soft sciences; the planning for a future with a knowledge of, and respect for, the past; and the insistence on creating a more equitable, sustainable and beautiful world, is the embodiment of the priorities of the STEAM alliance (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) that drives ADM. Its successful implementation has led to our recognition as one of the top art, design and media schools in the world, and has ensured that our graduates excel within, and far beyond, Singapore.

Welcome to ADM.

Michael J K Walsh
Professor and Chair
School of Art, Design, and Media​​​​​