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The Department of Fine Art offers a four year course leading to bachelor degree in Fine Arts. Many graduates of the Fine Art Department at NCA have found fame and recognition in Pakistan and abroad.

The Department of Fine Arts is the foremost programme for artistic and intellectual discourse and activity in the country. It involves leading professionals to contribute through their teaching/ presence and provides freedom/venue to students for developing into successful creative individuals with independent aesthetic choices. It aims that students should have academic skill, analytical ability and confidence to find independent solutions. It trains students, at the end of their course, in becoming practitioners with meaningful understanding of tradition and information of contemporary.

To attain this, the Department of Fine Art offers a range of courses, which include studio and theory. Divided into Majors of four different disciplines: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Miniature Painting; Studio Drawing, Studio Electives, and Fine Art Seminar.

Each student of Fine Arts, in the 2nd Year is introduced to all 4 Major subjects, before choosing one to pursue in 3rd and 4th years. During this period, Studio Drawing and Fine Art Seminar contribute towards developing an individual approach.

The Department of Fine Arts, in accordance to the vision of NCA, facilitates students to enrol in Elective Courses, offered by the Department as well as from other departments of the institution. Recognizing the need for a multi-disciplinary pedagogy, the programme is structured to encourage exposure and experience beyond a student’s selected course of studies/Major Subject.

Specialization in Miniature Painting was established in 1982; in this course, studentsare taught the skills and traditional techniques of miniature painting. They are encouraged to develop an awareness and sensibilityof contemporary practices of this art form. They learn the preparation of wasli (traditional paper), handmadebrushes, and preparation of colours. The use of the traditional along with the contemporary approaches expand the vision and equipwith technical possibilities.

The Painting course introduces students to a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, water colours, mix-media and tempera. Students are encouraged to articulate their visual and verbal ideas. They experiment with materials to formulate an individual approach to image making. Three well-lit studios provide sufficient room for the painting projects.

The Printmaking course imparts training regarding all intaglio techniques such as dry point, etching, engraving, photo-etching and aquatint.
An extensive course in the planographic processes, such as offset and direct method lithography; relief printing processes such as woodcut and lino-cut are taught along with silkscreen printing and digital printmaking.

Sculpture as a medium has moved from making three dimensional objects to site-specific installations and videos. The multidimensionality of this process links it withtechnology and materials,both new and old. It allows thestudents to explore and definenew frontiers in material,form and expression. Thestudents are encouraged texperiment with a range ofmediums and materials.

Foundation Semesters

1st Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FNDN-1101 Drawing I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1102 Drafting I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1103 Design Process I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1104 Sculpture I Foundation Studio 3
COMP-1101 English Language and Literature I Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1106 History of Art I Foundation Theory 2
FNDN-1107 Introduction to the Arts I Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1102 Pakistan Studies Compulsory Theory 1
Total 18

2nd Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FNDN-1201 Drawing II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1202 Drafting II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1203 Design Process II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1204 Sculpture II Foundation Studio 3
COMP-1201 English Language and Literature II Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1206 History of Art II Foundation Theory 2
FNDN-1207 Introduction to the Arts II Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1202 Islamiyat Compulsory Theory 1
Total 18

3rd Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FA-2101 Introduction to Fine Art IA
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-2102 Introduction to Fine Art IB
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-2103 Drawing I core Studio 4
FA-2104 History of Arts I core Theory 2
FA-2105 Fine Art Seminar I Elective Theory 2
FA-2106 Calligraphy Elective Studio 2
Total 18

4th Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FA-2201 Introduction to Fine Art IIA
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-2202 Introduction to Fine Art IIB
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-2203 Drawing II core Studio 4
FA-2204 History of Arts II core Theory 2
FA-2205 Fine Art Seminar II Elective Theory 2
FA-2206 Traditional Techniques of Miniature Painting Elective Studio 2
Total 18

5th Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FA-3101 Fine Arts Major IA
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-3102 Fine Arts Major IB
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-3103 Drawing III core Studio 4
FA-3104 History of Arts III core Theory 2
FA-3105 Fine Art Seminar III Elective Theory 2
FA-3106 Performance Art Elective Studio 2
Total 18

6th Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FA-3201 Fine Arts Major IIA
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-3202 Fine Arts Major IIB
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-3203 Drawing IV core Studio 4
FA-3204 History of Arts IV core Theory 2
FA-3205 Fine Art Seminar IV Elective Theory 2
FA-3206 Installation Art IV Elective Studio 2
Total 18

7th Semester


Code Courses Category Type Credits
FA-4101 Fine Arts Major IIIA
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-4102 Fine Arts Major IIIB
Painting/Miniature Painting/Sculpture/Print making
core Studio 4
FA-4103 Drawing V core Studio 4
FA-4104 History of Arts V Core Theory 2
FA-4105 Contemporary Art Seminar V Core Theory 2
FA-4106 Curatorial Studies and Critical Writing Elective Theory 2
Total 18

8th Semester

Thesis 18 credits


Elective Courses

From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose elective courses from within his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor. Each Elective Crouse will be of 2 credit hours.


Code Courses Type
FA-2101 Introduction to Fine Art IA
Painting/Miniature Painting/
Sculpture/Printmaking
Studio
FA-2102 Introduction to Fine Art IB
Painting/Miniature Painting/
Sculpture/Printmaking
Studio
FA-2103 Drawing I Studio
FA-2104 History of Arts I Theory
FA-2105 Fine Art Seminar I Theory
FA-2106 Calligraphy Studio
FA-2201 Introduction to Fine Art IIA
Painting/Miniature Painting/
Sculpture/Printmaking
Studio
FA-2202 Introduction to Fine Art IIB
Painting/Miniature Painting/
Sculpture/Printmaking
Studio
FA-2203 Drawing II Studio
FA-2204 History of Arts II Theory
FA-2205 Fine Art Seminar II Theory
FA-2206 Traditional Techniques of Miniature
Painting
Studio
FA-2206 Traditional Techniques of Miniature
Painting
Studio
FA-3103 Drawing III Studio
FA-3104 History of Arts III Theory
FA-3105 Fine Art Seminar III Theory
FA-3106 Performance Art Studio
FA-3203 Drawing IV Studio
FA-3204 History of Arts IV Theory
FA-3205 Fine Art Seminar IV Theory
FA-3206 Installation Art Studio
FA-3207 Curatorial Studies and Critical Writing Theory
FA-4103 Drawing V Studio
FA-4104 History of Arts V Theory

  • Officiating HOD
    Nadia Batool Hussain

Nadia Batool Hussain
Assistant Professor
Head of Department
B Science, Financial Management, Southeastern University, Washington DC, USA
BFA, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi
Post-Baccalaureate, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA



  • Imran Ahmed
    Imran Ahmed

Imran Ahmed
Associate Professor
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore
Master in Art Administration, University of New south Wales, Australia

  • Nadia Rahat
    Nadia Rahat

Nadia Rahat
Assistant Professor
BA, University of the Punjab, Lahore
B Des, National College of Arts, Lahore
M.A Education, Allama Iqbal University, Islamabad
MA Computational Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

  • Aqeel Ahmad Solangi
    Aqeel Ahmad Solangi

Aqeel Ahmad Solangi
Assistant Professor
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore
MA Visual Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore
MFA, Bath Spa University, Bath UK

  • Ayesha Maryam Durrani
    Ayesha Maryam Durrani

Ayesha Maryam Durrani
Assistant Professor
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore

  • Zahid-ul-Haq
    Zahid-ul-Haq

Zahid-ul-Haq
Assistant Professor
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore

  • Fatima Hussain
    Fatima Hussain

Fatima Hussain
Assistant Professor
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore
Pg Dip Fine Arts, Byam Shaw School of Art, UAL, London, UK
MFA, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, UK

  • Beenish Khalid
    Beenish Khalid

Beenish Khalid
Assistant Professor
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore M.A Art Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

  • Muhammad Zeeshan Younus
    Muhammad Zeeshan Younus

Muhammad Zeeshan Younus
Lecturer
BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore

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