NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is proud to present Open College, a new educational initiative for everyone who is passionate about personal and professional growth and development in the arts sector.
Open College programmes are offered on 2 tracks; Discovery and Immersive Series. Discovery Seriesprogrammes are short exploratory courses that allow participants to explore topics outside their usual fields of interest, and acquire basic knowledge and skillsets that may be transferrable to other areas of study and work. By contrast, Immersive Series programmes are more in-depth and led by professional educators, researchers and critical thinkers in their fields of expertise. Through a blend of practical projects and discussions to stimulate critical thinking and dialogue, participants will deep dive into a subject matter and gain new perspectives.
“ What I enjoyed the most about 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘵 𝘏𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯! 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 were the topics that were discussed and the exercises that lead us to develop what would be the deliverables at the end of the course. I will be putting a lot of the things I have learnt into practice, where practice makes permanent! Other things I have learnt through the course is to not be afraid of change and disruption. The examples that Karin offered were very enlightening, I even bought her recommended books, Yoko Ono's 𝘈𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘯 and Allan Kaprow's 𝘌𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦. I was surprised at the outcome of my project proposal where the materials and resources provided during the course has allowed me to inject it into my practice as an artist. ”
— Manny Padernos, Artist
“ One key takeaway from 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘵 𝘏𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯! 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 that I will put into practice is the delegation of work and how to tap into people's expertise without feeling the need to hold on to all the hats at the same time. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain new forms of understanding in project management. ”