Welcome! I am delighted that you are exploring the National College of Arts. In the pages on this website we have sought to provide you with all the information you need to know more about our exciting College. It’s an institution I am proud to have been associated with for many decades.
The NCA is a unique institute in Pakistan. For over 130 years, the College has been educating top architects, artists and designers in the region and the country. Our world-class curriculum and educational approach bring together theory and practice, nurtured by experienced faculty who are all reputable practitioners. Thanks to this innovative fusion of the traditional and the modern, of theory and practice, of individual effort and expert supervision, our top alumni and faculty compete with leading artists, architects and designers in the region and across the world in exhibitions, design competitions and commissions.
Each of our students studies with the best and most gifted candidates, recruited from across Pakistan. The NCA is unique in being a federal degree-awarding institution based in Lahore and Rawalpindi. From my experience, I can guarantee to you that this diversity gives a unique edge to our students and our faculty: together, as a family, we learn more about ourselves than at any similar institution.
My faculty and I are committed to embedding our own professional experience into our teaching. But life at the College goes beyond the classroom, into real-world practice, mentoring with our illustrious alumni and linking with established professionals in the marketplace. We encourage all kinds of student clubs, activities and cultural events to enrich your experience and broaden your horizons. Our main campus in Lahore is not just a beautiful heritage site but also a centre of cultural life, and our campus in Rawalpindi has begun to establish the same reputation in that city.
I invite you to explore this website, to visit our unique campuses, and to contact us. Welcome to the National College of Arts, the premier arts and culture institute in the country!
Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Principal National College Of Arts