TEXTILE DESIGN

Textile is a craft as old as human civilization. The four year programme incorporates the current, the traditional and the classical design practices in the profession. It is an interface between material and making that creates a challenging and dynamic environment. Patterns, weaves, knits, embroidery, embellishment and value addition through motifs, colours, materials, fashion trends and visual merchandising are some of the areas of textile design. The young textile designers are trained to face challenges pertaining to industry and economy, individual and society, techniques and technologies. The department trains the students to weave new ideas into industry or industry into their ideas, by making them work around a rigorous routine of industry based internship programmes.

The department maintains hand looms, block printing, manual screen printing, and dyeing of fabric and yarn facilities as well as a computer lab for technological solutions. Ecologically and environmentally sustainable design issues are made an important concern of the course. Hence courses and workshops on naturally extracted dyes and their applicability are an important part of the curriculum. Fabric construction, surface treatments, colour, pattern and trend forecast are the basics for a textile designer but an ethical and conscientious design practice is also a must for a textile designer.

Textiles is an ancient craft when entering the domain of Design, touches unfathomable depths of creativity. The Bachelor Degree Programme, while incorporating the sensibilities of the traditional, the classical and the contemporary, maintains an interface between materials and making, that creates a challenging and dynamic environment. Creation of patterns, weaves, embellishment and further value addition through motifs, colours and materials by following current fashion trends and visual merchandising are some of the major areas of textile design in which the Department trains the students. The young textile designers of the future are trained to face challenges pertaining to industry and economy, individual and society, techniques and technologies. The department expects and encourages the students to bring forth and experiment with new ideas without a fear of unsuccessful outcomes. It firmly believes that overcoming the fear of failure makes a good designer.

Ecologically and environmentally sustainable design issues are an important and inherent concern of the course. The Department maintains that fabric construction, surface treatments, colour, pattern and trend forecast are the basics for a textile designer but an ethical and conscientious design practice is also a must for a ‘thinking’ textile designer.

The department maintains hand looms, printing and dyeing facilities as well as a computer lab for technological solutions.

Industry-based and craft-interventionist internships are arranged and highly encouraged.

PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE
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
FNDN-1106 History of Art I Foundation Theory 1
FNDN-1107 Introduction to the Arts I Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1101 English Language and Literature I Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-1102 Pakistan Studies Compulsory Theory 2
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
FNDN-1206 History of Art II Foundation Theory 1
FNDN-1207 Introduction to the Arts II Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1201 English Language and Literature II Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-1202 Islamiat Compulsory Theory 2
Total 18

3rd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
TEXD-2101 Textile Design Studio I Core Studio 3
TEXD-2102 Textile Materials and Methods I Core Studio 2
TEXD-2103 Drawing I Core Studio 3
TEXD-2104 Weaving I Core Studio 2
CULTS-2107 History of Design I Core Theory 1
NCA-2101 History of Art I Core Theory 2
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

4th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
TEXD-2201 Textile Design Studio II Core Studio 3
TEXD-2202 Textile Materials and Methods II Core Studio 2
TEXD-2203 Drawing II Core Studio 3
TEXD-2204 Weaving II Core Theory-Studio 2
CULTS-2207 History of Design II Core Theory 1
NCA-2201 History of Art II Core Theory 2
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

5th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
TEXD-3101 Textile Design Studio III Core Studio 3
TEXD-3102 Textile Design Seminar I Core Theory 2
TEXD-3103 Drawing III Core Studio 3
TEXD-3104 Advanced Weaving I Core Studio 2
TEXD-3105 Marketing and Merchandising I Core Theory 1
NCA-3101 History of Art III Core Theory 2
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

6th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
TEXD-3201 Textile Design Studio IV Core Studio 3
TEXD-3202 Research Methodology Core Theory 2
TEXD-3203 Drawing IV Core Studio 3
TEXD-3204 Advanced Weaving II Core Studio 2
TEXD-3205 Marketing and Merchandising II Core Theory 1
NCA-3201 History of Art IV Core Theory 2
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

7th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
TEXD-4101 Textile Design Studio V Core Studio 6
TEXD-4102 Textile Design Seminar II Core Theory 3
TEXD-4103 Drawing V Core Studio 3
TEXD-4104 Textile Materials and Methods-Advanced Core Studio 3
Total 15

8th Semester

Thesis 15 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 Course will be of 2 credit hours.


Code Courses Type
TEXD-2102 Textile Materials and Methods I Studio
TEXD-2103 Drawing I Studio
TEXD-2104 Weaving I Studio
TEXD-2202 Textile Materials and Methods II Studio
TEXD-2203 Drawing II Studio
TEXD-2204 Weaving II Theory-Studio
TEXD-3102 Textile Design Seminar I Theory
TEXD-3103 Drawing III Studio
TEXD-3104 Advanced Weaving I Studio
TEXD-3105 Marketing and Merchandising I Theory
TEXD-3203 Drawing IV Studio
TEXD-3205 Marketing and Merchandising II Theory
TEXD-4103 Drawing V Studio
TEXD-2105 Design Thinking Theory
TEXD-2108 Accessory Design Studio
TEXD-2205 From Ornamentation to Design Theory
TEXD-2206 Textile Museum Studies Studio
TEXD-2207 Style Assembling and Art Direction Studio
TEXD-3106 Illustration and Literature Theory
TEXD-2208 Creative Contextual Studies Studio
TEXD-2109 Design Intervention Theory
TEXD-2209 Block Printing Studio
TEXD-2210 Basics of Fashion Design Studio
TEXD-2207 Interest in Art Direction, Costume and Theatre Design Studio
TEXD-3206 Fashion Technicalities Studio
STUDENT'S
WORK
FACULTY
Prof. Dr. Iram Zia Raja

Head of Department
B.Des. NCA
MA Multimedia Arts, NCA
MPhil (Fine Arts) University of the Punjab, Lahore
PhD (Art & Design), Punjab University, Lahore

Attiya Javed

Associate Professor
B. Des. NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
M.A. Interior Design, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan

Umber Zahid

Associate Professor
B.Des. NCA
MA (Fashion & Textile Design), University of Boras, Sweden

Muhammad Tayyab Qaisrani

Assistant Professor
B. Des. National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Mobeen Tayyab

Assistant Professor
B.Des, NCA, Lahore
MA Multimedia Arts, NCA

Irfan Gul Dahri

Lecturer
B. Des. National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Umar Waheed

Lecturer
B.Des. NCA

Minahil Fatima

Lecturer
B.Des. Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore

FACULTY FOUNDATION SEMESTER

Khalid Ibrahim
Head of Foundation Year

Associate Professor
Architecture

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Shehnaz Malhi
Nausheen Saeed
Sadia Amin Raja
Awais Aqdus
Sumaira Ameen
Prof. Dr. Syeda Farida Batool
Muhammad Arshad Saeed
Ammara Khalid
Tausif Zain Ul Abedin
Wasim Akhtar
Ali Zafar
Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi
Naveen Zehra
Mujahid Sohaib Butt
Nariman Aziz
Ateeq ur Rehman



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