The National College of Arts has maintained a
visionary approach to the arts. As the oldest
institution in Pakistan, it remains one -of-a-kind.
From an industrial polytechnic in 1875, to a
contemporary arts college starting with three major
departments in 1958, the college today boasts an
impressive seven departments, all of which
contribute to Pakistan’s professional communities
on an annual basis, the best artists, architects,
designers, ceramicists, ﬁlm makers, cultural
researchers and musicologists the country has to
Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Principal National College of Arts
In 1986, he was declared the best designer in the ECO countries (Iran, Pakistan and Turkey) and awarded a gold medal.