SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

SOTA offers a specialised arts curriculum in Years 5 and 6 under the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP). IBCP students engage with a challenging programme of study that imparts transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.


The IBCP enables students to:

  • Develop a broad range of career-related competencies and to deepen their understanding in general areas of knowledge;
  • Prepare for effective participation in an ever-changing world of work;
  • Foster the attributes of the learner profile, allowing students to become true lifelong learners willing to consider new perspectives;
  • Engage in learning that makes a positive difference to future lives; and
  • Become a self-confident person ready for life in the 21st century.

In Years 5 and 6, IBCP students are required to offer the four IBCP core subjects (Reflective Project, Personal and Professional Skills, Language Development, and Service Learning), three modules of Career-related Studies, and two Diploma Subjects of which one must be Arts at Higher Level and the other a Language B or Language ab initio subject at Standard Level.


Students may take an optional third Diploma subject (Economics, Geography, History, or Social and Cultural Anthropology).


Learn more about SOTA’s unique integrated arts and academic curriculum

Find out more about the IB Career-related Programme on the IB website here.

Download the curriculum booklet in PDF [low res: 6.3MB]


SOTA’s IBCP has gained recognition by Arts Institutes and Conservatories locally and internationally.


UNIVERSITY MATRICULATION AND OFFERS FOR IBCP CLASSES OF 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2018

 Dance
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Central School of Ballet, London
  • John Cranko Schule
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • New Zealand School of Dance
  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Taipei National University of the Arts
  • The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
  • The Juilliard School
 Theatre
  • East 15 Acting School
  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • Osaka University of the Arts
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Sheridan College
  • Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
 Music
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University#
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland#
  • Royal Northern College of Music#
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Sibelius Academy
  • Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music#
 Visual Arts
  • Alchimia Jewelry School
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie (The Netherlands)
  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • Parsons School of Design (New School)#
  • The Glasgow School of Art (UK)
  • University of the Arts, London

# also university scholarship recipients



LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL ART INSTITUTES & CONSERVATOIRES THAT RECOGNISE SOTA’S CAREER-RELATED PROGRAMME

  1. Birmingham Conservatoire (UK)
  2. California College of the Arts (USA)
  3. Cleveland Institute of Music (USA)
  4. Columbia College Chicago (USA)
  5. Cornish College of the Arts (USA)
  6. Glasgow School of Art (UK)
  7. Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
  8. Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HK)
  9. LASALLE College of the Arts (SG)
  10. Maryland Institute College of Art (USA)
  11. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (SG)
  12. New England Conservatory (USA)
  13. Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK)
  14. Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (UK)
  15. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (UK)
  16. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK)
  17. Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
  18. School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA)
  19. The Boston Conservatory (USA)
  20. University of Roehampton (UK)
  21. University of Southampton (UK)
  22. University of the Arts, London (UK)
  23. Winchester School of Art (UK)
  24. Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (SG)