School of Creative


BA(Hons) Arts Management

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The 'elite' discourse: Does privilege matter in arts education?

This thesis seeks to analyse the realm of arts education and its relationship with elitism. It focuses on the gap in experience between students of different schools, in the context of parentocracy and racial discourse, and analyses its possible influences on the arts education received by lower secondary students. This study also evaluates the developments that Malay students might experience through their learning.

Keywords: parentocracy, pedagogy, minorities

Subtopics: elite and non-elite schools arts education, the experience of former students, between ethnicities and interest for the arts

Aqidah Taib

Aqidah Taib

Growing up, Aqidah always believed that art is the medium for advocacy and social change. Her organisational and communication skills have given her opportunities to further her interests in project planning. Her current interests are in arts education and museum management, where she hopes to build youth resilience through the arts. Aqidah is a collected person who wishes to push boundaries.

Work experience

Sep 2020 – Apr 2021
Project Rediscover Telok Ayer and Kampung Glam with Urban Redevelopment Authority
Marketing creative

Mar 2018 – Aug 2018
National Gallery Singapore
Intern (events management)