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National College Of Arts

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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 National College of Arts 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 country has to offer. Our undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses have proved the test of time.

National College of Arts
National College of Arts, Lahore

National College of Arts – Admissions, Departments & Scholarships

In accordance with the policy of the Government of Pakistan with respect to admission in national institutions, the following places in each degree course are allocated to applicants from various areas of the Country.

1. Punjab 50%
2. KPK 10%
3. FATA 5%
4. Azad Jammu & Kashmir 5%
5. Sindh 20%
6. Balochistan 7%
7. Gilgit and Baltistan 7%

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
The College conducts admission tests that are held in all the provinces of Pakistan.
1. 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with at least 45-50% marks in intermediate and no 3rd division in matriculation.
2. Candidates wishing to join the department of fine art and faculty of design are required to obtain high grades in the drawing and aptitude tests.
3. Candidates wishing to apply for the department of architecture are required to pass an examination in mathematics in addition to drawing and aptitude tests.
4. Those wishing to apply for the department of musicology and film and television will be required to take an aptitude test.
5. Only those candidates are eligible to take the admission examinations who have passed the Higher Secondary/Intermediate Examination or its equivalent from any recognized institution, with a minimum of second division (45% Marks).
6. Students with the third division are not eligible to apply.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
The National College of Arts grants equal opportunities to women and men who possess an exceptional aptitude for the visual arts and who have attained a reputable standard in general education before applying for admission. The College does not discriminate against admission for physically challenged persons. The National College of Arts conducts admission tests which are held in all the provinces of Pakistan.
Candidates wishing to join the department of fine art and faculty of design are required to obtain high grades in the drawing and aptitude tests. Candidates wishing to apply for the department of architecture are required to pass an examination in mathematics in addition to drawing and aptitude tests. Those wishing to apply for the department of musicology and film and television will be required to take an aptitude test. Only those candidates are eligible to take the admission examinations who have passed the Undergraduate degree with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA. Students with the third division are not eligible to apply.



Department of Fine Arts

ProgramDiplomaPGDBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.philPh.D
Fine Arts (Painting)
Fine Arts (Printmaking)
Fine Arts (Sculpture)
Fine Arts (Miniature Painting)
Visual Art
Multimedia Art
Calligraphy
Fresco Painting

Department of Design

ProgramDiplomaPGDBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPh.D
Design(Visual Communication Design)
Design (Textile Design)
Design (Ceramic Design)
Design(Product Design)
Interior Design
Furniture Design

Department of Architecture

ProgramDiplomaDiploma(PG)BSM.A/M.ScMS/M.philPh.D
Architecture

Department of Film & Television

ProgramDiplomaBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPh.D
Film and Television

Department of Musicology

ProgramDiplomaBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.philPh.D
Musicology

Department of Cultural Studies

ProgramDiplomaBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.philPh.D
Cultural Studies
Cultural Heritage Conservation

A limited number of scholarships from government funds, private and alumni donations are available through the National College of Arts, both as a need-based grant as well as on merit basis. Scholarships are announced at the start of the academic year in the National College of Arts, and applications are invited from the students for the award of scholarships.
1. Government merit awards are granted in accordance with the result of the first term examination in the case of students of the first-year foundation course, and on the result of annual evaluations in the case of students from other years.
2. A scholarship fund was established in 1992 through private sector donations for need-cum-merit assistance, administered by the Heads of Departments Committee.
3. Full and Half tuition fee exemption may be granted by the Principal on compassionate grounds to a limit not exceeding 10% of the regular students on the College rolls.
4. Students whose siblings pay the full fee as regular students in any government institution are entitled to a half-fee exemption as per government rules.
5. Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarships: For Scholarships please visit:www.peef.org.pk.
6. The Government of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa award scholarships to students from their respective areas.
7. The National College of Arts Endowment Fund Scholarships are awarded to the students from all departments on need cum merit basis.
8. Nayyar Ali Dada Scholarships are awarded to architecture students on need cum merit basis.
9. Omar Aftab Trust Scholarships are awarded to students from all departments on need cum merit basis.
10. Asim Butt Scholarship Endowed in memory of Asim Butt (1978-2010), a widely appreciated painter, graffiti artist, and muralist. He came to special attention in 2007 for his political graffiti across Pakistan and his contribution to public art through the murals he painted in Karachi. The scholarship is awarded to the students of the fine arts department on merit cum need basis.
11. Zahra and Z.Z. Ahmed Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students from all departments on need cum merit basis.
12. Rehana Majid Nizami Scholarship A needs cum merit-based scholarship for undergraduate fine art students funded in her memory by Majid Nizami and Rameeza Majid Nizami Trust and Nawa- e- Waqt Group.
13. Ch. Faqir Hussain Scholarship is awarded to students from all departments on need cum merit basis.
14. The BF Biosciences Ltd Scholarship is awarded to students from all departments for the duration of their degree on a need-cum-merit basis.
15. Shezan International Scholarship is awarded to students from all departments on need cum merit basis.
16. Lux Style Awards (two Scholarships) For meritorious students in the department of film & TV.

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The NCA follows a world-class applied research methodology. There is a strong interdisciplinary research environment for students. This helps the student to strengthen their research project.

Seminars and workshops are suitable for students, who don’t attend the classes regularly and gain knowledge in less time period. Students also get to know about their field and gain solutions for problems that they have been encountering.

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