Art Elective Programme (AEP) is for students with both intellectual ability and
artistic talent to study art. It aims to raise the level of visual arts
appreciation amongst students, to instill a degree of professionalism in the
students’ approach to creating and designing; and to nurture budding talents
into artists. Students in both the Arts and Science streams are eligible for the
As the AEP is an Ministry of Education (Singapore) programme, it is highly subsidised by the Ministry. The NJC Art Centre is equipped with a wide range of facilities to cater for the students’ needs. There are many opportunities to interact with other AEP students from the other five AEP centres in activities such as the annual overseas painting trip, the biennial AEP Exhibition and multimedia workshops.
are four main specialised studios located at the Art Centre for the students to
work in. The Drawing and Painting Studio is mainly for 2-D work. 3-D activities
such as sculpture and ceramic sessions are usually carried out in the
Coursework Studio allows Year 2 students to work on their ‘A’ Level
Coursework. The Design / Multimedia Studio is well-equipped with up-to-date
computers and electronic equipment for students to carry out projects which
range from basic image manipulation and graphic design to computer 3D modelling
and video editing. There is also a Darkroom which allows students to experiment
with photography. AEP students have the privilege of a specialised Art Library
located in the main College Library which has a wide collection of art-related
Also, the programme emphasises the theoretical aspect of art
education – students have to undertake a course in the critical and historical
aspects of both Southeast Asian and Western Art so as to provide them with the
foundational knowledge for art criticism.
Since its inception in 1985, NJC AEP students have been actively involved in a number of major projects and competitions. After graduation, students majored in fine art, design (product, industrial, jewellery, etc), architecture, animation, communication, etc in either local or overseas universities. Many of these students were awarded the PSC, NAC, URA and other prestigious scholarships.
The National Junior College Art Elective Programme (AEP) class of 2003/2004 undertook a project 'Singapore's OK! Sculpture Park' .