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AN INTRODUCTION
 
With Singapore being a cosmopolitan nation with Asian sensibilities, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) seeks to play a weighty role in transforming the island state into a global media city. 

Our inter-disciplinary courses are designed to mould creative individuals into outstanding artists, designers, animators, new media performers and even business leaders. 

In essence, we liberate imaginative minds to unleash breakthrough design as an integral part of life.

ADM students explore the form and function of designed communication, objects and products, new entertainment content, artistic expression and interactive experiences. Each programme maintains an intellectual and scholarship focus balanced with a “hands-on” studio practice. 

Students work under a directed problem-solving method. We challenge students to be independent thinkers. 

We also understand creative minds learn best in an environment that fosters participation and inclusiveness while stimulating their abilities. This is the thinking behind our problem-solving approach in our programmes, where students are taught to use design and creative process to research strategic solutions to today’s complex problems. 

The school is equipped with exceptional hands-on studios digital creation laboratories, media studios, and open spaces that industry practitioners themselves use in their creative work. 

Graduates are prepared to undertake professional posts in top design firms, create entrepreneurial enterprises in design, or go on further study in doctoral programmes in design. 

ADM’s long-term plan is to focus on nurturing local talents and providing opportunities for international study and education at a world class standard. 

The students are in good hands – ADM’s international faculty is a collective of talented, dedicated arts, design and media practitioners who have been picked for their extensive backgrounds in their fields of expertise. 

They are a part of the University’s 2,600-strong teaching and research staff from more than 40 countries and who bring years of solid industry experience. 

NTU is an internationally reputed research-intensive tertiary institution – the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2008 placed it among the world’s top 100 universities. 

The university’s comprehensive education covers science and technology, business, arts humanities and social sciences, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to prepare students for the global enterprise environment. 

NTU has four colleges with 12 schools. It also has three autonomous entities – the National Institute of Education (NIE), the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the Earth Observatory of Singapore. 

The university has produced top scholars and international Olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. 

Outstanding students are encouraged to go on overseas exchange programmes and to take up internship and professional attachment opportunities. NTU’s Global Immersion Programme sends students to top design and media schools in universities in Australia, China, India, the UK and the US for stints lasting from six months to a year. 

With NTU”s core strength in engineering, NIE’s in pedagogy and ADM’s in content and design, the time is right for ADM to harness its expertise and launch its Doctor of Philosophy programmes in 2011-2012. 

ADM is a new school, but the ambition of the faculty is making its teaching approach the best in Asia. Our innovative methods have allowed us to adapt to the fast-changing world with an unlimited space to grow. 

Enrol at ADM and experience the buzz for yourself. Be ready to awaken the creativity within.​​