International cooperation and cultural exchange has become essential for institutions so that they can think and act globally. Academic Linkages have been established through a variety of activities such as international film festivals, international exhibitions and artist-in-residence programmes.

The College has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a number of institutions:
The College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia, Ecole NationaleSuperieure des Beaux Arts, France, Instituto Superior de Arte Havano, Cuba, Xi’an Music Conservatory China, Albertina Film Academy Italy, Sienna Art Institute Italy, Ulster University Northern Ireland, Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg, Germany, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey, Middlesex University, England, Accademia Della Moda, Italy (IUAD), College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran and Maldives National University, Male, Maldives, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic for faculty and student exchange programmes.  Academic partnership in sustainable design is being finalized with the University of Edgehill, United Kingdom and European Leadership University, Northern Cyprus.

There is an established MOU between the NCA and Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme, (VITA), Prince’s Foundation, UK. NCA is in partnership with Boston Architectural College, USA, South Asia Institute, University of Texas, Austin, USA. Liaoning Communication University, China, Xinjiang Normal University, China, University of Art, Tehran, Iran. These opportunities provide members of the NCA community with the competitive edge. Our programmes bring together students and staff from all over the world. Institutional partners include the British Council, Annemarie Schimmel Haus, Khana-e-Farhang and Alliance Francaise.


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