Teaching Art from the Heart

DSA Portfolio Program

What is DSA?

DSA is program that creates a bridge for a student to enter or seek a certain secondary school that compliments and provides a platform for their strength on a certain field/subject. In these schools, the student will be able to explore in depth and broaden their interest in their desired field e.g Visual arts, Literary arts, Theatrical arts, Music and Dance and others. The program will also help the students in developing their fullest potential in both academic and non -academic studies.

VISUAL ARTS AND MEDIA

Programmes in traditional visual arts, such as painting and Chinese calligraphy, as well as photography, videography, journalism and info-communication

(excerpt from: https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec/overview#what-is-dsa-sec)

Secondary Schools offering DSA programs for Visual Arts

  • Boon Lay Secondary
  • Greenridge Secondary
  • Jurong West Secondary
  • Naval Base Secondary
  • New Town Secondary
  • Orchid Park Secondary
  • Raffles Girls School
  • Raffles Institution
  • Riverside Secondary
  • SOTA (School of the arts)
  • St. Margaret’s Secondary
  • St. Joseph’s Institution
  • Tampines Secondary School
  • Westwood Secondary
  • Yio Chu Kang Secondary
  • Yusof Ishak Secondary

How can our DSA program help your child?

heARt studio’s DSA portfolio program is design to help students build confidence and getting the right attitude in preparing their portfolio for their future DSA admission interview. In this program, student with be guided in different structures and ways such as:

  • Educates the student to be discipline in doing their ow research and problem solving
  • Entering the program with the right mentality and positive attitudes
  • Working with peers
  • Building confidence through self-exploration in preparatory studies
  • Experimenting with ideas and materials for their ow project
  • Taking ownership for their work and grow from mistakes in the process of learning and researching
  • Freedom to express their creativity while learning advance technical art skills

DSA Portfolio Programme

Preparatory Studies

  • Mind maps
  • Initial stages of work and its progression
  • Sketches and studies
  • Pictures and idea references

Creative and Critical Thinking

  • Thinking outside the box
  • Problem solving
  • Experimentation and exploration of materials

Communication Skills

  • Open mindedness
  • Good articulation skills
  • Collaborative skills with peers and other artists

Skills Set that DSA offers

  • Acrylic colour painting
  • Blending
  • Creativeness
  • Explorative
  • Sensitivity to lines and colours
  • Pencil shading
  • Sculpture of various mediums
  • Mixed media convergence
  • Working within a given theme
  • Independent learning
  • Understanding history of art and its origin in depth through self-learning
  • Understanding art movements and their contribution