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Drawing Diploma
One Year Diploma in Drawing


Drawing is a skill that involves the linear rendition/transfer of an image on a surface; various mediums may be employed and the process can involve the pictorial representation of anything from concepts and emotions to ideas.

The earliest linear drawings and sketches known in the history of art were in the form of cave drawings. However the dot and line in Art History have been instrumental in creating unparalleled works of art; it is also the most concise and economical means of expressing an idea in its most direct form.

In order to achieve an expression that is the most accurate of firsthand observations and that captures the essence of an idea, a certain coordination between the mind and eye is necessary for drawing is the most unique, spontaneous and unencumbered method of bringing an idea to fruition and presents the artist with infinite artistic possibilities.

Drawing is the backbone of all artistic training and artists who have persevered in the quest for attaining mastery of this visual form have produced timeless works of art; it is to the drawings of such masters that art students have turned in order to gain a better understanding of the technical prowess and skill involved in creating work that has withstood the test of time.

As the first stepping stone to attempting creative endeavors, NCA has always emphasized the importance of drawing and is therefore offering a diploma course in Drawing in an attempt to facilitate all those aspiring to become better artists and creative individuals.

Aims And Objectives
    To enable students to:
  • Learn different drawing techniques/mediums.
  • Develop eye/hand coordination.
  • Comprehend the elements and principles of image making
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will be able to develop, construct and convey their ideas and concepts using drawing as a tool.
  • Students will be able to study and draw objects as per the requirement of their project.
  • Students will be able to perceive, explore new ideas, and look at things from different perspectives.
  • Students will experiment freely with diverse mediums.
Course Structure

Duration:                       1 Academic Year
1-Academic Year:           2 Terms
Evening Programme:      2:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Days/Week:                   Monday-Friday

Entry Requirements

F.A/FSc. or any equivalent Certificate with minimum 45% marks.

Admission Criteria

Applicants are advised to bring any related work for the interview.

Course Outline

Theory: 25%
  • Art History
  • Art Criticism
  • Seminars
Practical: 75%
  • Introduction to materials and techniques
  • Observational Drawing
  • Drawing as a Medium of Expression

Fee Structure

Admission Fee

Rs. 6600 (one time)

Registration Fee

Rs. 2500 (one time)

Examination Fee

Rs. 1450 (one time)

Degree Fee

Rs. 1000 (one time)

College Security

Rs. 1000 (one time)-refundable

Library Security

Rs. 160 (one time)-refundable


Rs. 12710 (payable at the time of admission)

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fees

Rs. 6500 (per month)

January to March 6500 x 3

Rs. 19500

April to June 6500 x 3

Rs. 19500

July to August 6500 x 3

Rs. 19500

September to December 6500 x 3

Rs. 19500

Total tuition fees for 12 months

Rs. 78000

Grand Total (Tuition Fees & Admission)

Rs. 90710/-

Note: The fee is payable 3 months in advance and is to be calculated for the calendar year. It is non-refundable.

  • Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri

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

  • Muhammad Shahzad Tanveer

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

        Sculpture, Painting & Drawing Faculty:

  • Ali Baba
    (BFA, Fine Arts, MA (Hons.) Visual Art, NCA)

  • Ahsen Asif
    (BFA, Fine Arts, NCA)

  • Saleem Ansari
    (BFA, Fine Arts, NCA)