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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is one of the three largest public and autonomous universities in Singapore. In 1991, NTI merged with the National Institute of Education (NIE) to form Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The alumni rolls of the former Nanyang University were transferred to NTU in 1996. NTU became autonomous in 2006.
School of Art, Design and Media
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.
NTU was inaugurated in 1991, when its predecessor institution, the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) merged with theNational Institute of Education (NIE). NTU has since grown to become a full-fledged comprehensive and research-intensive university, with over 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the various colleges of engineering, science, humanities, arts and social sciences, the Nanyang Business School, as well as the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. NTU is also home to the National Institute of Education, Interdisciplinary Graduate School, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. The latest addition to the university, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, is set-up jointly with Imperial College London, and opened its doors in 2013.
NTU provides rich opportunities for groups and communities to form and grow, as well as supports the forming and organisation of student activities to provide a platform to share knowledge and experiences.
Currently, there are more than 100 student organisations in NTU.
The University is connected to the high speed Internet. All the facilities and resources available over the Internet are accessible by anyone on the campus network. The campus network, which links together all computing systems on the campus, is managed by the University's Centre for IT Services.
To supplement the fixed-line campus network, NTU implemented a campus-wide wireless network in 2000. This high-speed wireless network, capable of a transfer rate of up to 11 megabits per second, enables NTU staff and students equipped with mobile devices such as notebooks, PCs and PDAs to access all networked services from practically anywhere on the campus without the need of a hardwired network connection. However services like torrents are still blocked.
NTU provides e-learning services, which is based on BlackBoard technology, provides the framework and eco-system for learning and teaching. Besides providing a repository oflecture recordings, lecture notes, it also facilitates learning activities for collaboration, discussion, assessment and project work.During term time, the usage typically by faculty and students exceeds nine-million page views weekly (Jan 2010).
This university provide students with a wide range of areas they can choose and study and is also one of the leading and best in Singapore.