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PGD Visual Art
Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art

The Post Graduate Diploma is a one year diploma that proposes to emphasise the development of intellectual growth and critical discourse in an art practice. The PGD is a qualification enabling students to specialise at an advanced level in areas not included in their Bachelor's degree. It may be used as a transitional qualification providing a pathway. The programme provides a bridge to the students who wish to pursue for the Masters studies but lack the familiarity with visual infrastructure. The one year diploma offers the opportunity to understand various disciplines within art practice for students to make continuous link areas not only between art theory and art practice but also between the historical and the contemporary. The Programme has therefore been structured to help students to locate themselves and their work within a local and a global context.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art requires two semesters of full-time. The students of post graduate diploma programme will read the same course as the MA (Hons.) Visual Art Year I students but will not prepare for the extended essay and the Degree Show. The Post Graduate Diploma Course in Visual Art will finish at the end of the Year I. Students of MA (Hons.) Visual Art who lack to meet a certain criteria of the program by the end of Year I, will be awarded the PGD.



Core Courses PGD

Term 1

1. Art Theory and Criticism

2 credit hours

2. Third Space Seminar

3 credit hours

3. Research Seminar

3 credit hours

4. Art Practice

4 credit hours

a. Course work

b. Placement with a traditional     practitioner

    Total

12 credit hours



Term 2



1. Art Theory and Criticism

2 credit hours

2. Third Space Seminar

3 credit hours

3. Research Seminar

3 credit hours

4. Art Practice

4 credit hours

a. Course work

b. Placement with a traditional     practitioner

    Total

12 credit hours



Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with minimum 16 years of education or equivalent qualification in the relevant field of Visual Arts i.e. Fine Art, Design, Architecture, Film, Theatre etc. are eligible to apply. No age Limit.

Academic Calendar

Two terms of 16 weeks each over one academic year.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Structure

* 2-Terms
* Days/week Monday - Friday

Timings

Studios open from 8:00 I 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 I 8:30 p.m.

Language Requirements

At the initial interview students who are gauged as having an inadequate command of the English language will be required to start attending a recommended English course.
Examination and Assessment Procedures

1. Theory Course (10 credit hours)

An assessment will be conducted in each core course (theory) based on written examinations. The final assessment may be based on:-

1. An aggregate of marks obtained in term assignments during the course; (which shall not exceed 50% of the total marks allocated to the course).
2. An examination may comprise 100% of the total marks allocated to the course.
    The examination in each core course (theory) includes the following:-
(a) A written examination may include essay questions and the critical analysis of visual material.
(b) Term papers (2500-4000 words)
(c) Presentation (800-1500 word written report supported by an oral presentation and visual material).

Awarding of “I” or “Incomplete” (Theory)

Under extenuating circumstances a student may be awarded an ”I” or an incomplete grade for any part of the course. In this situation the student may resubmit that part of the course within the time prescribed by the Course Tutor as long as it does not exceed the term. If after this time period the student has failed to complete the course requirement s/he will automatically be awarded a “Fail”.

Failure (Theory Course)

1. Should a student fail in one core course, s/he will be required to take the examination within the time period prescribed by the course tutor as long as it does not     exceed the term.
2. Should a student fail two core courses during term I, s/he will be required to leave the programme.

2. Art Practice (14 credit hours)

An assessment will be based on the following criteria
a. Conceptual bases and development.
i. How is this reflected in the student’s work?
b. Does the student have an understanding of:
i. Self-criticism and analysis
ii. Visual language and communication
iii. Ability to contextualise work

Rules:

i. The pass mark for Art Practice is 70%.
ii. No “I” or Incomplete will be awarded to Art Practice.
iii. Continuous internal assessment will take place in the form of individual and group tutorials. Detailed reports will be submitted by tutors after each tutorial.
iv. Group critiques at the end of the term will result in reports and each tutor will award percentage grades. The final grade for the term will be the aggregate of these     grades.
v. The first two tutorials will be assessed by internal examiners; final group critique will be an aggregate assessment by internal and external examiners.
vi. Assessment of entire year will take place at the final critique at the end of term II.
vii. All internal and external examiners will submit individual reports and percentage grades for each assessment.
viii. The final result will be based on an aggregate of the internal and external assessment.
ix. There will be no degree show for the PGD class.

Failure (Art Practice)

1. Should a student fail in the second tutorial of the first term I, s/he will be placed on academic probation for a month. During this period additional counselling will     be scheduled.
2. Should a student fail at the end of term I, s/he will be required to leave the programme.
3. Students of MA Visual Art who lack to reach a certain criteria of the program by the end of Year I, will be awarded the PGD.



  • Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri

Prof.Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Principal NCA
Programme Director
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Advanced Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal
M.A. Chelsea College of Arts, London
Ph.D. (Fine Arts) University of East London, UK
Post Doctoral Research Fellow AVA, London

  • Shireen Bano Rizvi
    Shireen Bano Rizvi

Shireen Bano Rizvi
Associate Professor
Coordinator
BFA, NCA Lahore, Pakistan
MA (Hons.) Visual Art,NCA Lahore, Pakistan



  • Muhammad Shahzad Tanveer

Muhammad Shahzad Tanveer
Deputy Registrar Academic
B.A, LLB, LLM (Candidate)




  • Imran Ahmad

Imran Ahmad
Associate Professor
Masters in Art Administration
COFA, University of new South
Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • Ms. Saamia Ahmed

Ms. Saamia Ahmed
Associate Professor
BFA, MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan


  • Mohsin Sarfraz Shafi

Mohsin Sarfraz Shafi
Assistant Professor
BFA, MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

  • Zobia Yaqoob

Zobia Yaqoob
Assistant Professor
BFA, MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

  • Shajia Azam

Shajia Azam
Associate Professor
MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

  • Ayesha Jatoi

Ayesha Jatoi
Assistant Professor
BFA, MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

  • Ali Baba

Ali Baba
Assistant Professor
BFA, MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

  • Saadia Hussain

Saadia Hussain
Assistant Professor
BFA, MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

          Visiting Faculty

  • Prof. Dr. Arfa Syeda
  • Prof. Dr. Marcella Sirhandi
  • Prof. Dr. Aijaz Anwar
  • Prof. Dr. Shakeel Qureshi
  • Prof. Dr. Shaukat Mehmood
  • Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Vandal
  • Prof. Dr. Shahida Manzoor
  • Prof. Dr. Musarrat Hasan
  • Prof. Dr. Tehnyat Majid
  • Prof. Dr. Fatima Zahra Hasan
  • Prof. Dr. Pamella Rogers
  • Prof. Dr. Farida Batool
  • Ms. Elizabeth Dadi
  • Mr. F.S. Aijazuddin
  • Ms. Summaya Durrani
  • Ms. Naheed Siddiqui
  • Ms. Zehra Nigah
  • Mr. R. M. Naeem
  • Ms. Fyza Amir
  • Ms. Beate Terfloth
  • Ms. Durriya Kazi
  • Ms. Naiza Khan
  • Ms. Marjorie Hussain
  • Ms. Nilofar Akhmut
  • Mr. Amin Rehman
  • Ms. Risham Hussain Sayed
  • Ms. Masooma Syed
  • Ms. Huma Mulji
  • Ms. Hamra Abbas
  • Ms. Fatima Husaain
  • Ms. Saulat Ajmal
  • Ms. Hareem Tanvir
  • Ms. Rabeya Jalil
  • Ms. Zohreen Murtaza
  • Ms. Mehreen Murtaza
  • Prof. Salima Hashmi
  • Prof. Kamil Khan Mumtaz
  • Prof. Sajjad Kausar
  • Prof. Sabah Hussain
  • Prof. Quddus Mirza
  • Prof. Muhammad Asif Sharif
  • Prof. Talha Ali
  • Prof. Sylvat Aziz
  • Ms. Laila Rehman
  • Mr. Ali Raza
  • Ms. Indu Mitha
  • Ms. Sara Zaman
  • Ustad Parvaiz Paras
  • Ustad Khurshid Alam Gohar Qalam
  • Ustad Rafaqat Ali Khan
  • Ustad Saif ur Rehman
  • Ms. Sheema Kermani
  • Mr. Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
  • Mr. Imran Qureshi
  • Ms. Ayesha Khalid
  • Mr. Atif Khan
  • Mr. Usman Saeed
  • Ms. Razia Sadiq
  • Ms. Maliha Noorani
  • Mr. Ghulam Abbas
  • Mr. Imran Channa
  • Mr. Ali Kazim
  • Ms. Fatima Saeed
  • Ms. Aisha Abid Hussain
  • Ms. Saba Khan
  • Mr. Murad Khan Mumtaz
  • Ms. Alyssa Phoebus
  • Mr. Ayaz Jokhio
  • Mr. Abdullah Qureshi