Visual Art Domain


If you would like to apply for admission to RI through the Visual Art Domain of the DSA exercise, please note that:

  1. you should demonstrate interest and talent in the Visual Arts beyond the abilities of children in your age group;
  2. successful applicants are required to join the RI AEP (Art Elective Programme) and theRPAC (Raffles Photography & Art Club) CCA;
  3. you can only apply under one domain, and cannot switch domain.

2018 Application Schedule

Application period starts: 11 May 2018 (Fri) 12pm

Application period ends: 22 June 2018 (Fri) 12pm

Half-Day Programme (Practical Selection Test)

Submission of Art Portfolio 
07 July 2018

Announcement of DSA Results by 31 August 2018 (tentative)

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Please submit the following documents at the Administrative Centre (Level 2 counter) between 8.30am and 4pm from 11 May to 22 June:

  1. printout (hard copy) of your completed Online Application Form
  2. photocopies of these supporting documents (they will not be returned)
    1. Primary 4 and Primary 5 End of Year overall results
    2. Primary 6 Mid-Year overall results, which consists of CA1+ SA1
    3. CCA records, awards, scholarships and additional qualifications (only indicate the highest level achieved) for admission on the strength of special talents, if any
    4. results obtained in overseas schools, if you were not studying in a Singapore school in the past two years (2016 and 2017). Please enclose an English translation of these documents if necessary.
  3. $20 application fee by NETS or cheque (payable to 'Raffles Institution'). We will waive the fee for students under FAS (Financial Assistance Schemes); please enclose supporting documents.

All applicants have to sit for a Practical Selection Test and submit an Art Portfolio on 7 July 2018.

Please check that your email address (as indicated in the Application Form) is valid. We will inform you of test and/or interview dates via email.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 31 August 2018 (tentative). Please note that we:

  • will not process late or incomplete applications;
  • will not release detailed results of the Half-Day Programme, Interviews, trials, and auditions;
  • reserve the right to not discuss the results or reasons for non-selection; and
  • will not provide information on application status or outcome over the phone.

Have more questions about applying to RI? We are here to help.

Simply drop us an email at [email protected].