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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.


Programme Structure


Total Number of Credits

24

Taught Subjects (Credits)

24

Total Number of Semesters

02

Semester Duration

18 Weeks

Classwork

16 Weeks

Testing and Evaluation

02 Weeks

Course Load /Semester

9-12 Credits

Studio Courses

60 %

Lecture / Seminar Courses

40 %


Semester 1

No. Courses Contact Hours Studio / Theory Credit Hours
1

Art Theory and Criticism I

3

Theory

3

2

Third Space Seminar I

3

Studio

3

3

Research Seminar I

3

Theory

3

4

Studio Practice I

6

Studio

3

Total

12


Semester 2

No. Courses Contact Hours Studio / Theory Credit Hours
1

Art Theory and Criticism II

3

Theory

3

2

Third Space Seminar II

2

Studio

2

3

Research Seminar II

3

Theory

3

4

Studio Practice II
a. Course work
b. Placement with a traditional practitioner

8

Studio

4

Total

12




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.











  • Murtaza Jafri
    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




  • Ms. Saamia Ahmed

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


  • Imran Ahmad

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

  • Rabeya Jalil
    Rabeya Jalil

Rabeya Jalil
Associate Professor
Ed.M (MPhil) Art Education
Columbia University Newyork

  • Saulat Ajmal
    Saulat Ajmal

Saulat Ajmal
Lecturer
MFA (Painting, Printmaking)
Virginia Commonweath,
University, USA

  • Zobia Yaqoob

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

  • Ali Baba

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

  • sajjad
    Sajjad Nawaz

Sajjad Nawaz
MA (Hons.) Visual Art
NCA Lahore, Pakistan

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