Singapore considering arts university

Nominated MP Terence Ho, Executive Director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, has issued a call for the transfer of art institutions such as Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) into fully-fledged art universities.

Mr Ho said: “As an aspiring arts nation, I believe we should have our own arts university. By transforming or upgrading our art academies, this will draw local and overseas talents to enrol in these institutions.”

Responding to the proposal, Senior Parliamentary Secretary Baey Yam Keng promised to “study carefully Mr Ho's suggestion for an arts university”, noting that the government is “committed to developing our young talent, and are constantly exploring new ways of doing so.”