National College of Arts has established the Department of Musicology
at the Undergraduate level since 2001. The four-year programme is
entitled "Bachelors in South Asian Classical Music"
has always been the primary medium of emotional expression and communication
for people living in this part of the world. In the sub-continent,
music historically, has been the original and primary language of
emotive interaction and has played the single largest role in our
artistic and emotional lives. Musicology, at its most fundamental,
is an inquiry and understanding of the "purpose" of music.
The purpose of music, is its relationship with the emotional world
of human beings, and human life-to serve the needs, issues, and growth
of the higher emotional/intellectual processes. Thus classical music
is an essential part of our heritage and a specific formative factor
in our cultural and emotional identity as a people.
need for this programme was felt because there is a lack of an informed
understanding and sensitivity in the existing conceptual structure
of our music. The purpose of the Department of Musicology is to produce
musicians/musicologists who are willing to take on the responsibility
of pursing, both theoretical and practical music on a critical and
intelligent level - to combine it with techniques to create good music.
It is the 'making' for a better state of mankind in terms of human
happiness, for which the understanding of music and serious musical
theory is essential. The Musicology Department at NCA is aiming at
a revival of our musical heritage, and to regenerate an interest in
our classical music, on the basis of a theoretical and practical understanding
of music and a historical analysis of its aesthetics and composition.
Prof. Dr. Shabnam Khan
Head of Department
Mr. Zafar Iqbal
Ms Communication Studies (Film&TV)
B. Musicology (NCA)
Mr. Usman Malik
B. Musicology (NCA)
Habib ur Rehman
Mr. Raza Shaukat
Ustad Jaan ul Hassan
Mr. Griffin James
Dr. Arfa Syeda
Ustad Muhammad Saleem Khan