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Interior Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design



The PGD in Interior Design is a professional course for individuals aiming for comprehensive understanding of technical, functional, and representational aspects of professional practice in the area of interior design. This 1-Year course familiarizes students with the tools, techniques, and processes to understand varied issues of particular interior design project, resolve the issues through functional and schematic development, prepare working and technical drawings and finally monitor execution. Given the constraint of one academic year, the scope of this diploma covers the more pragmatic concerns of design, although conceptual and philosophical development and discussion is encouraged, we encourage research through reference books, meeting related professionals, and visiting sites. Moreover, these aspects are also made part of the assignment.

Introduction

Awareness of interior design as a discipline and profession is a fairly recent phenomenon and few institutions are offering diplomas in interior design. This has not only imparted stimulus to this profession nationwide, but has also created awareness about cultural sensibilities and living spaces.

The duration of the program is 1 year. The rate of professional employment of NCA interior design graduates is almost 100%. Graduates of the program are also teaching at various institutions and have played a key role in setting up new interior design programs in HEC recognized public and private universities of the country. Interior design graduates have gone abroad for higher studies and professional employment. In the recent years, this program is also proving to be a base for teacher training, as a number of young faculty members of NCA and other institutions have enrolled in this program and graduated.

The richest asset of the department is the learning environment and facilities comprising of various art and design departments of the National College of Arts. The students use the facilities of these departments and also participate in the vibrant cultural activities of the college.

The program of study consists of courses in design, materials, colour theory, lighting, drawing and presentation, art history, etc.

Objectives

The Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design program aims to train professionals seeking innovative design solutions. It also aims to impact the profession by instilling creative and ethical qualities in the practice and finding its application in the related areas of furniture design, interior textiles, etc. The graduates are seen as leaders of the profession for envisioning a humane and inspiring environment for the future through design rooted in the academic and cultural sensibilities of the region.

Philosophy and Methodology

Applicants from all over the country with diverse cultural backgrounds and education in various creative disciplines like architecture, architectural engineering, civil engineering, textile design, product design, fine arts, literature and interior design are admitted to the program. This creates a rich mix of skills and intellectual abilities. Peer learning therefore is a key aspect of this program. It helps in designing inspiring environments that trigger human creative abilities.

Imagination is of core importance in interior design. This is achieved through an interdisciplinary approach that is unique to the NCA. Students are encouraged to connect with and visit other departments and participate in their co-curricular activities. They are also encouraged to read and write since liberal arts share their core ideas and sensibilities with the creative arts.

Admission Criteria

Aptitude Test
Interview

COURSE OUTLINE:

Total Number of Credits

23

Taught Subjects (Credits)

23

Total Number of Terms

02

Term Duration

18 Weeks

Classwork

16 Weeks

Testing and Evaluation

02 Weeks

Course Load / term

9-12 Credits

Ratio of Studio Courses

70%

Ratio of Lecture / Seminar Courses

30%

One Studio Credit hour

32 hours of work (Contact)
+ 04 hours of testing and evaluation

One Lecture Credit hour

16 hours of work (Contact)
+ 02 hours of testing and evaluation



TERM ONE (Spring)



No. Code Course Title Type Category Contact Hours (Per Week) Credits

1

1.1.1

Interior design studio 1

Studio/Core/Compulsory

Design Major

08

04

2

1.1.2

Materials & Construction Technology 1

Lecture/Market Research/Compulsory

Technology/Applied

02

02

3

1.1.3

History of Interior Design 1

Lecture/Seminar/Compulsory

Theory/History

01

01

4

1.1.4

Drawing Presentation 1

Studio/Compulsory

Applied

04

02

5

1.1.5

Drawing 1

Studio/Compulsory

Applied

04

02

Total Number of Credits (Including Elective Minors)

11 Credits



TERM TWO (Fall)



No. Code Course Title Type Category Contact Hours (Per Week) Credits

1

1.2.1

Interior design studio 2

Studio/Core/Compulsory

Design Major

08

04

2

1.2.2

Construction Technology 2

Lecture/Visits/Compulsory

Technology/Applied

02

01

3

1.2.3

History of Interior Design 2

Lecture/Seminar/Compulsory

Theory/History

01

01

4

1.2.4

Drawing Presentation 2

Studio/Compulsory

Applied

04

02

5

1.2.5

Furniture design

Lecture/Studio/Compulsory

Theory/Design

02

02

6

1.2.6

Drawing 2

Studio/Compulsory

Applied

04

02

Total Number of Credits (Including Elective Minors)

12 Credits



Interior Design Studio I

This course deals with our relation to space, form, and the environment in a broad sense. The emphasis is on human factors, scale, materials, and structures. The subject progress from the abstract to problem solving through analysis, and include consideration of professional design problems of moderate scope. The students are familiarized with the fundamentals of interior space planning by progressing from the small scale design project of their own residence to a mid-scale problem concerning the design of a corporate setup.

Interior Design Studio II

In this course, the students will deal with the design of large-scale spaces with an emphasis on planning of hospitality and commercial spaces. The course includes an exploration of complete solutions to environmental, interior, and architectural problems based on space analysis and planning. Coordination of furnishings, materials, user needs, and equipment is emphasized. Emphasis is placed both on the experience of macro and micro environments within the interior and on the use of metrics for assessing the performance of projected design proposals. The ability for the interior to include a range of spaces, at times public and private in their adjacency, becomes the focus for this studio.

Construction Technology & Materials I

The course will first develop the fundamental understanding of the building’s structural units; this is especially for the benefit of students with a non- technical background. It would progress to different materials and their in-depth properties and behaviours as well as their aesthetic values. Their applications would also be discussed. There would be accompanying field visits after subsequent lectures in order to clarify the process involved and the usage of these materials.

Construction Technology & Materials II

This course deals with the development of understanding of different materials that are used in an interior space. The focus in this term is on the materials and systems that physically divide and create an Interior Space; the various partitioning systems. The course will explore the different ways in which different materials can be modelled and modified to translate a creative and imaginative concept into reality.

Drawing Presentation I

This course is designed to enhance the sequential developments of architectural and interior drawings from basic line to different complex geometries in a digital manner with the use of AutoCAD software. It will start with the 2d planar drafting technique, while in the parallel addressing the proportions of the form into different planar settings. Later on it will add the simple geometries to explore new concepts of designs with the further advancement of them into complex geometries. This course also assembles the visualizing dimensions of designs with the making of various geometric views which will be beneficial for the students to explore new design dimensions at different levels.

Drawing Presentation II

This course is designed to teach students more provocative ways in which they can imagine and make their presentations of drawings more interesting and unique. They will learn different software for the enhancement of their presentation drawings and ways to compose them. The course will start will the importing of 2D and basic 3D drawings from AutoCAD to Photoshop. It will advance to different tools available in Photoshop to create realistic and non-realistic presentation drawings that are aesthetically appealing.

Drawing I

The course is designed to teach the sequential developments of design elements, from basic volumes to different compositions. Different perception modes, drawing arrangements, details and perspective will lead the course with multiple interest and flavours in it. Beside that colour balancing will also be taught in this semester to respond to different interior finishes.

Drawing II

The course is designed to make students improve their observational skill in order to dissect a space into its multiple forms and components. It progresses from basic geometries to still life compositions and then moves on to the teaching of the drawing of space in the form of one point and two point perspective. Various mediums such as graphite pencils, colour pencils, watercolours, charcoal and their behaviour on different surfaces like basic paper, newsprint are explored. The concept of human scale and proportions in a space will be taught.

Colour

This course aims to develop an understanding of the physics of colour, the different hues and its importance in interior design. The course will focus on colour and its implications in a space with the principals of colour theory. The students will be able to critically understand the tonal variations and the colour language.

Furniture Design

The course begins with the introduction to the concepts, function, materials, and techniques of furniture design. It will further review the design theory development in two- and three-dimensional forms of a basic furniture concept or design. The course is structured as design problems involving full scale drawings and scale models in order to take students through the in-depth process involved in furniture design with hands on approach. Furthermore, the course will also teach the various kinds of finishes available and required while designing any kind of furniture.

History of Interior Design I

This course is organized as a chronology of ideas that has shaped the discipline of interior design. It will start by discussing the beginning of human expression through Cave Art and focusing on major changes in thought throughout history in the Middle East, Europe, India and China, will conclude at the European Age of Enlightenment. The course is structured in modules based upon thematic grouping that takes into account major factors shaping societies and hence the production of art and design. The students will be taken through the historical process with a focus on the evolution of ideas and its impacts on society, art and architecture.

History of Interior Design II

This course takes a critical look at the history of art and space design from the 19th Century onwards. It focuses on the impact of technological advancement and changing power structures on culture, the arts and ways of living. The course begins in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, discusses the ‘modernization’ of Western societies and its impact on the globe through imperialism and colonization and explores the mutual exchange of ideas between cultures throughout the 20th century. It concludes at the 21st century with a discussion on postmodern and contemporary art and the destruction and censorship of art and culture in the fight between ideologies.




Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants with minimum 16 years of education or equivalent qualiffication in relevant fields with minimum 60% marks from an HEC recognized institute are eligible to apply.

Admission Criteria

Aptitude Test
Interview



  • Prof. Syed Faisal Sajjad

Prof. Syed Faisal Sajjad
Director
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M Arch, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Doctoral candidate, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP

  • Syed Aqeel Anwar Kazmi

Syed Aqeel Anwar Kazmi
(Assistant Professor)(Contractual Faculty)
B. Arch. National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Syed Fawad Hussain

Syed Fawad Hussain
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.A Philosphy (Pb)
MPCATP, AIAP

  • Khurshid Ahmed

Khurshid Ahmed
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP

  • Azhar Syed

Azhar Syed
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP

  • Masood Hameed

Masood Hameed
(Assistant Professor Contract)
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Syed Raza Zaidi

Syed Raza Zaidi
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Mamoon Naeem

Mamoon Naeem
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP

  • Sulman Latif

Sulman Latif
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP




  • Hafiz Khurram Zeeshan

Hafiz Khurram Zeeshan
Master in Interior Design,
Florence Design Academy, Italy

  • Umar Saeed

Umar Saeed
MA Interior Design, Pratt. USA
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Hussain Raza

Hussain Raza
Master of Interior Design
National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
B Arch
National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Khalid Yar Khan

Khalid Yar Khan
B Arch,National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP