Boundaries are limitless in the realm of creative expression, offering a wide canvas for growth and realization of ideas. With an unwavering dedication to nurturing creative potential, the National College of Arts (NCA) has stood as a cornerstone of art and design education in our country for nearly a century and a half. Our primary goal is to foster artistic expression, encourage innovation, and facilitate cultural exploration.

Throughout its rich history, the NCA has been the alma mater of Pakistan’s best artists, architects, designers, film makers, researchers and musicologists. We invite you to be a part of this journey of self-discovery and mastery, where every stroke of the brush, every note played, and every idea shared contributes towards shaping a vibrant and diverse artistic community.

Starting as Mayo School of Industrial Arts in 1875, the College has now transformed into a contemporary art institution offering nine undergraduate, and four post-graduate programmes at Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad campuses.

The faculty at the NCA are professionals, adept in various teaching methods that empower each student to excel. Furthermore, the institution has progressed to match international benchmarks as a Federal Chartered Institute, meeting the contemporary pedagogical requirements. NCA prioritizes diversity which is crucial for enhancing self-assurance, learning, and growth. The presence of international students, visiting faculty, and educators from various provinces ensures a conducive environment for an enhanced cultural and social mix.

The NCA believes in inclusiveness, promoting progressive values and spreading art awareness. This is achieved through active involvement in various community outreach initiatives focused on skill development for the underprivileged.

As Vice Chancellor, I am excited to witness your growth and your contribution to the world of art. Embrace this opportunity to transform your passion into a lifelong pursuit, and together, let’s paint a bright future with new hopes and dreams.

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Vice Chancellor

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