Art Elective Programme
Did You Know?
We are the first junior college to offer the AEP, an enriched art programme for artistically talented students, in 1985. With 105 students across 6 levels, we now host the largest AEP. We will be the first AEP Centre to offer the Programme to external secondary students from 2016. Lessons will be conducted from 3pm to 6pm every Tuesday afternoon.
What Do We Offer?
Our programme covers exciting and comprehensive studio and theoretical studies in art. Our multidisciplinary studio programme challenges students to create art and express themselves using multiple mediums and different technologies. Students will also be able to critically appraise and appreciate art through learning about Western and Southeast Asian art history, art theory and criticism.
In addition, students will:
be part of a larger 600-strong AEP community, interacting through combined workshops and events
exhibit their works in school as well as national platforms
participate in authentic learning experiences at local and overseas immersion learning journeys, museums, and with artists and other industry practitioners
What Do Our Students Say?
“AEP gave me insights into what art really is… We are exposed to many mediums, art forms and different methods in art making. We learn art history, the proper terms for tools and method, and how to think out of the box.” – Sanjena Suresh, JH3
“I thought AEP was all about drawing before I joined. However, I have learnt much more than that within this 2-year journey. Most importantly, I learnt how to appreciate the beauty around us and express it in our own way.” – Wang Yifan, JH4
ABOUT AEP @ NJC
We are the first junior college to offer the Art Elective Programme (AEP). Our AEP students have performed consistently well throughout the years and received top accolades in major competitions like UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore Youth Festival Art & Crafts Exhibition, Young Designer’s Award, to name a few.
In addition to the practical component, the Programme emphasises the theoretical aspect of Art. All AEP students undergo a course in the critical and historical aspects of both Southeast Asian and Western Art which provides them with the foundational knowledge for Art criticism. Their experience is further enhanced by first-hand exposure to important artworks exhibited in local and international galleries and museums during regular enrichment trips during the school term as well as during the school holidays.
In terms of facilities and resources, we are one of the few colleges with a specialised Art Centre. Our three-storey Art Centre houses a 3-dimensional work / pottery / sculpture studio, a drawing and painting studio, a pottery kiln room, a casting room, a photography darkroom and a multi-media resource room for 3D animation, graphic design, video-editing and multi-media authoring.
If you have a deep interest and curiosity for Art, join us and be part of our art community. Applicants need not have taken Art at GCE ‘O’ levels but are required to sit for a selection test and present their portfolios to our Art teachers for assessment before embarking on the Programme.
For more information, please contact our Art teachers:
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Besides experiential learning via exposure to major Art competitions, AEP at NJC has indeed come a long way with its successful extension to a six year integrated programme in 2013. We maximise the potential of our AEP students by adopting innovative and non-traditional teaching approaches. Under this Programme, students are offered the opportunity to experiment and develop their interests through various media. These include drawing and painting, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, photography, printmaking, 3D computer modelling and animation, and video editing. Every year, an Art exhibition which converts their studio spaces into an Art Gallery to showcase their hard work to the rest of the College will also be mounted. This is an experience that is integral to the process of art-making.