NCA at a Glance
AT A GLANCE
Founded in 1875, National College of Arts (NCA) is the oldest and the top ranked institute of Pakistan in the field art and design. It is not only known for its amazing art but also its extremely creative environment across the country. NCA has two campuses. Lahore campus is the oldest and the most popular whereas the second campus is located at Rawalpindi. Extra-curricular activities and annual events form a major part of cultural and social life at NCA.
NCA offers degrees in:
- Fine Arts
- Film and Television
- Visual Arts
- Interior Design
- Architecture & Planning
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Architecture Bachelors 97940 5
- Arts & Design
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Communication & Cultural Studies Masters 0 2 Communication & Cultural Studies Masters 0 3 Cultural Heritage, Conservation & Management Doctorate 0 3 Cultural Heritage, Conservation & Management Masters 0 2 Design Bachelors 97940 4 Film & Television Bachelors 97940 4 Fine Arts Bachelors 97940 4 Interior Design Masters 0 2 Multimedia Masters 0 2 Musicology Bachelors 97940 4 Visual Arts Masters 0 2
NCA is the best university for art and design in Pakistan. The academic environment is extremely unique but enabling and appeals to the artistic nature of the students. The academic environment is exuberant and creative with art studios here and there. Students work in these studios as they want and the studios display the finished and in progress art work of the students. Being the top and among the very few universities for art and design in Pakistan, NCA has excelled in all degrees that it offers. NCA has attracted some of the best artists that this land has produced so far as its students and faculty members. For example Iqbal Hussain, the owner of coco’s Den and pioneer of displaying life at heera mandi through his paintings was an exceptionally talented student of NCA who later taught at the university as well. He became the chronicler of Lahore’s red light district and got worldwide recognition for his work. NCA also has produced some very famous artists of Pakistan. For example Ali Zafar is a proud alumni of NCA.
The overall academic environment is colorful, creative and mystical and is kept informal so that it is well suited for the artistic nature of the students.