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Nafa revamps diploma courses for job fit, more focus on practical experience

Some programmes merged, more focus on practical experience

Published on Mar 24, 2013 8:46 AM
Muhamad Firdaus, 18, wants to study illustration but learns the programme now includes animation. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) has revamped its diploma programmes in a big way to ensure graduates hit the ground running and are better equipped to meet the demands of employers.

Not only has the number of diploma programmes been slashed from 31 to 18, with several courses being merged, but there will also be more emphasis on practical experience through community projects, internship and overseas immersion.

Said Dr Shang Huai Min, vice-president of Nafa's academic department: "The revamp is aimed at helping students satisfy their aspirations as well as to face the challenges of the rapidly changing global economy."

The move will affect more than 700 students who who hope to start school in July, including 18-year-old Muhamad Firdaus.

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