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National College Of Arts

All the institutes have some history behind them; National College of Arts also has a historical background. In the early 1915 this institute was known as Mayo school of arts. It was set up my commemorate Lord Mayo, the British Viceroy in Indian, who was later assassinated in 1872 which made Lockwood Kipling the first principal along with his curator as the curator of Lahore Museum. NCA is the most advanced and well equipped Arts College and is declared as the best arts college in Pakistan by HEC in their latest Ranking display. There are various well maintained departments which are rendering their services in the college which includes Department of Agriculture which was set in 1985, this is the 5 year course regarding architecture and building materials. The course is designed to equip students with all the skills necessary for good architectural practice. The other department is of fine arts this is the 4 year degree program.

National College Of Arts Lahore

There are four major areas of specialization: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Miniature. The department of Communication Design is another innovative approach of the college which teaches the students the effective ways and the basic principles of advertising and visual communications. Another practical learning of the students is through the department of ceramics design which enables the students to use the clay and mud in such an effective manner to create models and designs which are one of the major constituent of the studies of Arts.

Under Graduates Departments:

  •     Department of Fine Arts
  •     Department of Communication Design
  •     Department of Ceramics Design
  •     Department of Product Design
  •     Department of Textile Design
  •     Department of Architecture
  •     Department of Musicology
  •     Department of Film and Television

Post Graduates Programs:

  •     M.A Honors Visual Arts
  •     M.A Multimedia Arts
  •     M.A. Interior Design
  •     M Pdil/Phd

Short Courses of National College Of Arts

Media Productions 16th Short Course
Media Productions 16th Short Course classes shall commence
from Monday, 23rd Jan 2012 at 2:30 PM

The department of Product design enables the students to learn the various processes required to formulate and create solutions regarding any specific problems. There are so many other departments which consist of department of textile design and Musicology. Department of film and television and multimedia arts are also few things which have added charm and interest among the students to get attracted towards such innovative and thought-provoking courses, which are required in the modern era. Various clubs and societies are also an important factor of socialization among the students of the college inside and outside the institute.  Various clubs and societies includes film club, poetry club, western music society, eastern music society and dance society. These clubs enables the student to remain interacted and to continue their progress towards creativity and innovation.

The admission criteria for the college are through a test taken by the college them, selves. The eligibility criteria is only 45% marks in higher secondary/Intermediate Examination. NCA is working for the improvement of creativity in the society and its attractive courses are continuously pulling students from the country as well as from abroad to acquire the knowledge and education of Arts.

National College Of Arts Lahore Picture Gallery

Contact Us:
4-Shahrah-e-Qauid-e-Azam, Lahore
Tel: 92-42-99210599, 99210601
Fax: 92-42-99210500
Email: [email protected]



  1. hello i am zain zafar i want to get admission in achitect engineering i m already graduated kindly send me details in which coursei got admission.

  2. helo …
    i,m huma zahoor .i want to join fashion designing after metriculation plz guid me how can i join fashion designing.

  3. Hye!!! i am doing f.a from jinnah collage …. i want to get admission in NCA fashion designing so plz guaid me about fashion designing 🙂 thnks

  4. hey m ayesha… i hve dne fsc(pre-eng) i want to get admsn in ncs,interior designing.but i dnt knw the criteria n wt does interir designing includes in it.kindly let me knw plz

  5. hi…m ayesha here.m from peshawar nd i have done my masters in urdu from peshawar i want to do short course in block painting.if u have any facility then plz let me know.

  6. i am doing f.a from kc and my elective subjects are psychology, english literature and civics. i want to get admission in nca, fine arts. but i dont know the criteria and what does fine arts includes in it. so kindly guide me. thnkxxxx

  7. hey this is hassan,
    i did o-levels in 2008 after that i started CAT n nowadays m doing ACCA m on second module…
    i want to get addmission in NCA in media studies (a short course) so is it necessary to get A-levels or Inter done for the admission criteria ?
    kindly let me knw as soon as possible thankz


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