Dean – Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries

LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTSLASALLE College of the Arts is at the leading edge of contemporary arts education in Asia and works in close partnership with GOLDSMITHS, University of London, which validates its degree programmes and collaborates on teaching exchanges and research initiatives. It has set an agenda for excellence to bring the College to the forefront of international arts pedagogy, practice and research.

The College has implemented a new academic structure, which provides appointment opportunities for a new Dean.


The Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries incorporates three schools: McNally School of Fine Arts, Puttnam School of Film & Animation and School of Creative Industries.

The McNally School of Fine Arts continues to lead fine arts education in Asia-Pacific and to produce internationally renowned contemporary artists. It offers Diploma, BA (Hons) and MA programmes in Fine Arts, and the world’s first Masters degree in Asian Art Histories. The School promotes innovation and experimentation in arts practice and research, collaboration across art forms and a critical engagement with Southeast Asia.

The Puttnam School of Film & Animation offers Diploma and BA (Hons) programmes in Film, Animation, and Broadcast Media. These emphasise effective storytelling, multidisciplinarity, and the integration and utilisation of emerging technologies.

The School of Creative Industries covers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, from Arts Management to Art Therapy, as well as preparatory arts programmes. The School engages in a close and proactive relationship with the creative industries sector, which is growing rapidly in Singapore and attracting significant public and private sector investment.

You will have experience in and commitment to research and artistic experimentation, and proven engagement with the international visual arts community and the creative and professional studies sector. You will have a strong record in teaching, and academic leadership and management roles within higher education.

The Dean of Faculty position provides an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the formulation and development of new strategic initiatives and postgraduate programmes, and to lead outstanding teams of local and international academic staff.

You will be responsible for developing and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence; for championing strategic interdisciplinary initiatives; and for nurturing a research culture encompassing both practice-as-research and publication-based outputs. You will foster a positive and collaborative working environment within the Faculty and across the College, develop networks, partnerships and projects with the visual and creative industries, manage financial performance and resource planning, and promote the Faculty’s programmes actively in Singapore and internationally.


  • Relevant postgraduate qualification at PhD level, or equivalent
  • A distinguished specialist in the relevant field
  • Strong leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Academic leadership and management experience
  • More than 15 years teaching experience at higher education level or equivalent
  • A demonstrable commitment to research, preferably through a successful record of research publications and/or practice-based research outputs
  • A demonstrable ability to initiate interdisciplinary projects/collaborations and partnerships, and to form and lead successful teams.
  • Extensive understanding of academic quality assurance frameworks for learning and teaching within higher education
  • Experience as an external examiner in higher education and/or an external advisor to arts agencies and organisations
  • Ability to work successfully within a multicultural context
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective planning and resource management skills

Please submit your letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and any relevant supporting materials, indicating current and expected salary and enclosing a recent passport-sized photograph, by e-mail to: [email protected] or in writing (stating clearly the position applied for on the envelope) to:

Director – Division of Human Resources
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940

Closing date is 30 April 2016 OR until position is filled.

More information on the Institution can be found at

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Terence Winter Out as ‘Vinyl’ Showrunner Following Creative Differences

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APRIL 8, 2016 | 02:01PM PT

Terence Winter is departing HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama “Vinyl,” Variety has confirmed. The showrunner, exec producer and co-creator has been let go over creative differences.

Scott Z. Burns (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) has been named showrunner and exec producer, replacing Winter. Max Borenstein (“Godzilla,” “Minority Report”) has also joined the series as exec producer.


Vinyl renewed Season 2 HBO

HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ for Season 2

“As we head into the second season of ‘Vinyl,’ we have decided it is an appropriate time to make a change in the creative direction of the show,” HBO said in a statement. “We have enjoyed a longtime partnership with Terry Winter at HBO on projects from ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘Boardwalk Empire’ to ‘Vinyl,’ and we look forward to our next collaboration with him. We are pleased to welcome Scott Z. Burns, executive producer and showrunner, and Max Borenstein, executive producer, as the new team helming the show.”

Winter co-created “Vinyl,” which stars Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale, with Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Rich Cohen.



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The shakeup comes as a surprise, as Winter has a long-standing relationship with HBO. He created “Boardwalk Empire,” running the show for all five seasons, and was a writer and rose to exec producer on the premium cabler’s iconic “The Sopranos.” Winter also has a long-standing relationship with Scorsese. Aside from working together on “Boardwalk Empire” at HBO, the duo collaborated on Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” for which Winter penned the screenplay and was nominated for an Oscar.

For HBO, the shakeup is one of many behind-the-scenes happenings lately. Winter’s exit follows a major redevelopment for the cabler’s “Lewis & Clark” miniseries, and production shutting down for the highly anticipated “Westworld.”

“Vinyl,” which landed an early Season 2 renewal, has struggled in ratings through its first run, bringing in between a half million viewers and its opening high of 764,000 per episode. The 10-episode first season wraps on April 17 with an episode written by Winter.

Variety‘s sister site Deadline first reported the news of Winter’s exit.


5 Easy Ways to Be Creative Every Day

Judging from Instagram, we just may be reaching a modern-day creative peak. It seems as though everyone is a prolific DIY-er, an expert potter or an unbelievably talented artiste. And while it’s great to see folks tap into their potential, it can alsomake us feel a little behind on the path to channeling our inner muse. Finding ways to stay creative and channeling the artistic maven inside isn’t easy — but it’s always worthwhile.

Hannah headshot_croppedJust ask Hannah Perrine Mode, a San Francisco-based maker whose creativity fell to the wayside a couple years back. To regain momentum, push her creativity to the next level and keep herself accountable, Hannah created her Drawing-a-Day project. For the past 18 months she has created an original piece of art. Check out her tips (and her work below) for jumpstarting your creative drive. Who knows? You might even get the urge to start your own everyday art project, one little piece at a time.


hmode1. Make do with what you’ve got, space and material-wise. “I started Drawing-A-Day somewhat on a whim in May of 2013. I was living with my best friend in a shoebox of an apartment in Chinatown — we didn’t even have room for a kitchen table, let alone a desk or a place for an easel — so I decided that I was going to do a drawing each day, and that I would post some of them to Instagram to keep myself accountable to keep up the project.”

hmode22. Don’t limit yourself to one type of canvas. “Sometimes in order to keep it up, I have to get a little creative about the medium: I’ve drawn on napkins at bars, made a chalkboard menu at my friend’s wedding, used a stick in the sand at the beach, brought notebooks while hiking over mountains, scribbled with sharpies for temporary tattoos on friends’ arms, painted with coffee and charcoal from a campfire and drawn with sidewalk chalk in Brooklyn. To make it easier, I’ve also learned to put together little art-making kits for myself when I’m on the go: a tiny notebook on the subway, a watercolor set for the beach or a lightweight pen for hiking.”

hmode53. Take it easy on yourself. “I don’t mean to say that you should set the bar too low, but make it easy. You can always scale it later. And if starting a new routine or hobby is too much, you can simply do things to engage your creative brain! Visit a museum, read a book, start a Pinterest board, rearrange some furniture.”

hmode34. Buddy up! “Hold yourself accountable by joining a class, talking to friends about it or starting a blog. Just figure out something that is do-able and achievable in your lifestyle, whether it be 10 minutes of knitting a day, taking a language class, a drink-and-draw session with friends or learning to code.

Talk about it with a close friend! It’s always super helpful for me to bounce ideas off of my creative friends and mentors. I’ve found it very helpful to work in a variety of creative mediums. I love finding the right balance between my design, illustration and art work. I also just get bored doing the same thing all day, every day, so changing scenery can also be very key. Sometimes I’ll even take a little watercolor kit to a cafe, just to switch it up.”

hmode45. Remember why you’re doing this in the first place. “Trust your gut and do what feels good. It won’t always be easy, but it should always make you happy.”

How do you break out of a creative rut? Tweet us your tips @BritandCo!


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