Head, Visual and
The Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group offers programmes at degree, diploma, and postgraduate diploma levels which aim to provide student teachers with theory and methodology for designing and conducting art education lessons in either primary or secondary schools. The programmes are designed to upgrade and update student teachers' art knowledge and experience through practical studio sessions and theoretical seminars, so they can function effectively as art educators.
Music aims to prepare students for careers in the fields of music and music education, and to encourage research in associated areas. Students are offered a wide range of modules which address many aspects of music and music education. The academic study of music from both Western and Eastern cultures are an important focus of students' work. The composition and performance of music are regarded as key areas of study and development, and many opportunities exist for students to participate in ensembles.
Drama teaches theatre skills (voice, acting, play-building, directing and production work) and the history and theory of theatre and of educational drama. These skills are further applied as pedagogy. Both pre-service and in-service courses are offered. Additionally, there are opportunities for research and there are drama electives open to the whole student population. There is a purpose-built theatre complex, the Nanyang Playhouse.
At the Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group, we offer courses in arts education that ensure you have a bright future as a teacher and as an arts practitioner.
Learning the arts and learning in the arts develop intelligence, confidence and innovation.
For enquiries on Art courses:
(Visual Arts) Asst Prof Susie Lingham
(Music) Assoc Prof Eugene Dairianathan
(Drama) Asst Prof Jane Gilmer
Alternatively, you may correspond via mail to:
Office of Teacher Education (Block 1)
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
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