The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship, hereafter referred to as the MA (Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship), is offered by the Department of Communications and New Media in the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).
The MA (Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship) is the first programme of its kind to be developed and launched in the region. It is a truly interdisciplinary programme, integrating the subjects of arts and culture with entrepreneurship and management, as well as the emerging technologies and digital expertise of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).
Focusing on creativity and creative entrepreneurship, the programme is designed to cater to the needs of creative professionals and to meet the strong demands of Singapore’s and Asia’s fast-evolving Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) sector.
The programme also examines the uses of creativity as a progressive force for culture, economy and society. Students will learn from industry practitioners and professional educators about entrepreneurial creativity, and how it shapes new enterprises and leads entrepreneurial growth.
Students will acquire professional expertise and knowledge to succeed in the arts, cultural and creative sectors, and become highly skilled, ethical and reflective practitioners who can make an impact in the sectors they choose to be involved with. They will be exposed to core strategic skills in the administration, management and leadership of arts and cultural organisations, resources and infrastructures, from managing festivals, events and museums, to working in community development, heritage tourism, education and government.
Why This Programme?
Gain exposure to the rich cultural resources at NUS and be immersed directly in the industry through internships and experiential learning, made possible by partnerships with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Culture Academy Singapore and the NUS Centre for the Arts, as well as collaborations with the University’s existing arts infrastructure such as the NUS Museum, NUS Baba House, and its University Cultural Centre.
Make the most of the world-class expertise offered by FASS faculty members, network with leaders in the arts and creative sectors, and be equipped with skills through application-led theory and practice for career progression through an optional internship.
Be assured with a programme that has received positive feedback and support from key figures and stakeholders in the CCI sector across the region.
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
An Academic Year (AY) at NUS consists of two semesters and a special term (which occurs during the Semester 2 Vacation, and is divided into two parts of six weeks duration each):
- Semester 1: Aug–Dec
- Semester 2: Jan–May
- Special Term (Part 1): May–Jun
- Special Term (Part 2): Jun–Jul
For the MA (Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship) programme, there is one application period for each AY:
|MA (Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship)
|1 Sep to 30 Nov of year preceding the intake year
Admission to the NUS Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor's Degree (preferably with Honours) in a related field or equivalent
Note: Candidates with academic qualifications other than the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the Board of Graduate Studies
For holders of undergraduate qualifications other than a Bachelor's Degree with Honours, two years of relevant work experience
|Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based) with minimum score of 22 for the writing section, or
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 7.0.
Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an admission interview (through telephone or video conferencing for overseas applicants).
MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE
The NUS Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated below):
Note: International applicants must be accepted into an approved full-time course in Singapore to apply for a Student’s Pass. Part-time courses and courses conducted in the evening or on weekends are not eligible. For more information, refer to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website.
|| 12–24 months
|| 24–48 months
To graduate from the NUS Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme, students must meet the following requirements:
|Programme and/or Specialisation
Read and pass a total of 40 MCs, comprising:
- 12 MCs of core modules
- 28 MCs of elective modules
|Module and/or Graduate Certificate
Complete a minimum of 20 MCs from the list of stipulated Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship Elective Modules
|Cumulative Average Point (CAP)
Minimum 3.0 (out of maximum 5.0)
Please see also the University’s minimum standards for Continuation and Graduation Requirements specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements.
FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Kindly note that all fees for the NUS MA (Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship) programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.