CERAMIC
DESIGN

The Department of Ceramic Design offers a four year course leading to a Bachelor of Design Degree. The curriculum aims at guiding students through a gradual, well directed path, right from concept to execution. Integrated courses, containing theoretical, historical and practical aspects of Ceramic Design are offered. International ceramists are frequently invited in order to share trends, techniques and philosophies

The umbrella goal of this program is to equip future Ceramic Designers with effective strategies needed to solve design problems within the discipline of Ceramic Design, with sympathetic consideration to economic, social and aesthetic needs of the end users.

1. Apply their basic design knowledge and skills to problems and challenges encountered in their professional careers.
2. Use digital and physical tools, techniques and methods to solve domain specific problems.
3. Engage in lifelong learning in their profession and practice professional and ethical responsibility.

A well-rounded design education requires a meaningful cluster of supportive subjects, enabling the students to build up their theoretical and practical experience in a cumulative fashion. Keeping this in mind, the semesters are designed to progressively expose the students to the tested tools and systems of problem solving of varied natures, so that they take up self initiated probes / project themselves in last year of study.

The courses are designed to meet following curricular needs.

  • A. Understanding the nature and possibilities of material

    The nature of material itself in many schools of thought is considered a significant source of conceptual knowledge. By exploring material to its limits students learn material’s behavior and discovers how some physical property can be used in developing a personal language or can become part of a design solution.
  • B. Gradual decision-making in the process of Design

    Our programme of study uses PBL (Project Based Learning) as a system to teach practical and real-life design process. Students are challenged with loosely structured PBL assignments. They answer the problems by brainstorming, drawings, models and/ or field study to come up with a designed ceramic object as a fit response to the given problem. The evaluation of such assignments is based on all the material outcomes of each step of design as well as the final object, compiled as a portfolio uploaded on the student’s personal blog.
  • C. Concept building

    A strong component of our curricula is the theory and seminar courses which offer theoretical concepts, review of current practices and supporting tools required for a sound Design practice.


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Foundation Semesters

1st Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FNDN-1101 Drawing I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1102 Drafting I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1103 Design Process I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1104 Sculpture I Foundation Studio 3
COMP-1101 English Language and Literature I Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1106 History of Art I Foundation Theory 2
FNDN-1107 introduction to Arts I Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1102 Pakistan Studies Compulsory Theory 1
Total 18

2nd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FNDN-1201 Drawing II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1202 Drafting II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1203 Design Process II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1204 Sculpture II Foundation Studio 3
COMP-1201 English Language and Literature II Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1206 History of Art II Foundation Theory 2
FNDN-1207 introduction to Arts II Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1202 Islamiyat Compulsory Theory 1
Total 18

3rd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CERD-2101 The Design Process in Ceramic Studio Core Studio 4
CERD-2102 Freehand Technical Drawing Core Studio 2
CERD-2103 Object As Idea In Plaster Core Studio 3
CERD-2104 Fabrication in Clay Core Studio 3
CERD-2105 The Design Process Core Studio-Theory 2
Total 14

4th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CERD-2201 Human Factor and The Vessel Core Studio 4
CERD-2202 Ceramic Surface Core Studio 4
CERD-2203 Molding and Slip Casting Core Studio 4
CERD-2204 Ceramic Chemistry Core Studio-Theory 2
Total 14

5th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CERD-3101 Designed Object and It's Appeal to the Senses Core Theory 4
CERD-3102 Sculpture Fundamentals Core Studio-Theory 4
CERD-3103 Fingerprints In Clay Core Studio-Theory 4
CERD-3104 Special Topics: Color Core Theory 2
Total 14

6th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CERD-3201 Improving Design of Existing Objects Core Studio 4
CERD-3202 Writing For Design Core Studio 4
TEXD-3203 Professional Practice Core Studio-Theory 3
TEXD-3204 Special Topics: Ornament and Us Core Studio-Theory 3
Total 14

7th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CERD-4101 Personal Inquiry Core Studio 4
CERD-4102 Contemporary Issues in Clay Core Studio-Theory 3
CERD-4103 Special Topics: Ethics of Art Core Theory 2
CERD-4104 Special Topics: Focusing on Waste Core Studio-Theory 3
CERD-4105 Special Topics: Negotiating Mutual Benefits Core Studio-Theory 3
CERD-4106 Special Topics: Chronicling NCA Core Theory 1
Total 16

8th Semester

Thesis 18 credits

Elective Courses

From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose elective courses from within his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor. Each Elective Crouse will be of 2 credit hours.


Code Courses Type
CERD-2101 The Design Process in Ceramics Studio Studio
CERD-2102 Freehand Technical Drawing Studio
CERD-2104 Fabrication in Clay Studio
CERD-2202 Ceramic Surface Studio
CERD-2203 Molding and Slip Casting Studio
CERD-3102 Sculpture Fundamentals Theory/Studio
CERD-3103 Fingerprints in Clay Theory/Studio
CERD-3202 Writing for Design Studio
CERD-3204 Special Topics: Ornament and Us Theory/Studio
CERD-4101 Personal Inquiry Studio
CERD-4102 Contemporary Issues in Clay Theory/Studio
CERD-4103 Special Topics: Ethics for Art Theory
CERD-4104 Special Topics: Focusing on Waste Theory/Studio
CERD-4105 Special Topics: Negotiating Mutual Benefits Theory/Studio
CERD-4106 Special Topics: Chronicling NCA Theory


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Shazia Umbreen Mirza

Assistant Professor
Head of Department
B. Des. NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
M.F.A. State University of New York USA

Javaria

Lecturer
B Des, Ceramics, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.A Arts and Design, Beacon House National University Lahore

Aqsa Akbar Khan

Lecturer
B Des, Ceramics, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan



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