School of Technology for the Arts

School of Technology for the Arts (STA)

Dream of seeing things not as they are, but what they can be? At STA, express your boundless creativity, chase inspiration and turn your passion projects into a flourishing career. Go forth — explore your imagination to create new possibilities for the world.



How to Ace Your EAE Application

Learn how you can demonstrate your strong passion and aptitude for STA's courses by referring to the table below.

Current Course Title Demonstrates passion or interest in: Participated in activities such as: Other considerations include:
Arts & Theatre Management (R25)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Literary arts
  • CCAs such as Drama Club, Literature Society, Events Management, and AV Club (lighting and sound set-up)
  • Arts projects such as school performances
  • Competitions such as Singapore Youth Festival
  • Workshops, talks, Learning Journeys, community engagement, and enrichment programmes
  • Relevant AEMs*:
  1. Preparing for a Stage Production
  2. Arts Appreciation
  • Lower secondary school subjects such as Design and Technology, Literature in English, Drama, and Art
  • Certification in digital tools
  • Achievements such as the National Youth Achievement Award
  • Hobbies in literature, art making and performing
  • A portfolio which includes:
  1. Photos of costumes, props or designs
  2. Drawings
  3. Photos of past events
Design for User Experience (R36)
  • User Experience design
  • Product design
  • Spatial design
  • Website design
  • CCAs such as Design and Technology Club, Media Club, Art Club, and Robotics Club
  • Design projects such as product design and process improvement
  • Art or design competitions
  • Workshops, talks, Learning Journeys, community engagement, and enrichment programmes
  • Relevant AEMs*:
  1. The Art of Product Design
  2. Design Thinking for Innovation
  3. Ideas for Design
  4. Art For Aspiring Designers
  5. Applied Design Thinking
  • Lower secondary school subjects such as Art, Design and Technology, Computing, and Electronics
  • Achievements such as the National Youth Achievement Award
  • Hobbies in websites creation, blogging, Arduino, and robotics
  • A portfolio which includes:
  1. Digital or analogue artworks and sketches
  2. Software codes
  3. Web links or screen captures of websites
Diploma in Design for Games & Gamification (R35) *Renamed*
  • Game design
  • Designing user experience through gamification
  • CCAs such as Infocomm Club, Media Club, Design Club, Art Club, and Robotics
  • Design projects or one that uses digital tools
  • Competitions, workshops, talks, Learning Journeys, community engagement, enrichment programmes, and game jams
  • Relevant AEMs*:
  1. Games Design and Programming
  2. Reinventing the Play Experience of Traditional Games
  3. Developing Logical Thinking: A Puzzle & Board Games Approach
  4. Digital Game Development
  5. Introduction to Digital Game Development
  6. The ABCs of Making Games - Logic, Art & User Experience
  • Lower secondary school subjects such as Design and Technology, Computing, Art, and Electronics
  • Achievements such as the National Youth Achievement Award
  • Hobbies in:
  1. Game creation (can be board games or digital games)
  2. Game design activities such as programming and publishing of game reviews
  • A portfolio which includes original games created (may include game media such as digital art)
Media Production & Design (R19)
  • Video production
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • CCAs such as Media Club, Video Production Club, Art Club, and Design Club
  • Media production projects including poster design and video production
  • Projects that use digital tools such as Adobe Illustrator
  • Competitions such as Singapore Youth Festival
  • Workshops, talks, Learning Journeys, community engagement, and enrichment programmes
  • Relevant AEMs*:
  1. The ABCs of Making Games -
  2. Logic, Art & User Experience
  3. Introduction to Journalism
  4. Creative Advertising Design
  5. Digital Publishing: Designing an iPad Magazine
  6. The Digital Playground - Digital Media Production Made Easy
  7. News Reporting in the 21st
  8. Century
  9. Digital Publishing
  10. Digital Visual Effects
  11. Media Production and Presentation
  12. Short Video Production
  • Mobile Media and Entertainment Production
  • Lower secondary school subjects such as Literature in English and Art
  • Achievements such as the National Youth Achievement Award
  • A portfolio which includes:
  1. Vlogs
  2. Short films
  3. Graphic design
  4. Website design
  5. Photography
Sonic Arts (R24)
  • Sound design and foley arts
  • Music production
  • ‘Live’ sound for venue and events
  • CCAs such as music performance group, AVA, and Live sound
  • Music or sound projects. For example, sound recording, design or music for art productions at school
  • Activities that use digital tools such as Garageband, Fruityloops, and Ableton Live
  • Competitions such as Singapore Youth Festival
  • Workshops, talks, Learning Journeys, community engagement, and enrichment programmes
  • Relevant AEMs*:
  1. Creative Audio Recording or Production
  2. Mobile Music Making
  3. DJs
  • Achievements such as the National Youth Achievement Award
  • Hobbies in music composition, voice recording, and DJ
  • A portfolio which includes:
  1. Audio recordings
  2. Podcasts
  3. Music
  4. Sound design for media such as video, apps, and computer games

*Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs) are conducted in the same way as all our regular diplomas. The programme helps secondary school students make informed decisions about education and career plans after their graduations.

For more information, visit https://www.rp.edu.sg/teachers/advanced-elective-modules




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STA Nur Masturina Hadirah
My friends were worried about getting into their preferred diplomas, but I did not have to worry because I have secured a place in my favourite course through EAE.
Nur Masturina Hadirah Bte M R
School of Technology for the Arts
Diploma in Sonic Arts
Year 3