National College of Arts
|Motto||کسب کمال کُن کہ عزیز جہان شوی
Kasb-e-kamal kun ke Aziz-e-Jahan shavi
Motto in English
|Seek excellence in your work, so you can be admired by the world|
|Type||Public art school|
|Established||1875 (as Mayo College of Arts)|
|Location||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
Founded as the Mayo School of Industrial Arts in 1875 by the British and Lala Lajpat Rai alongside the Lahore Museum. John Lockwood Kipling became the school's first principal and in 1958 the Mayo School was restructured as the National College of Arts. It was granted degree-awarding institution status in 1985 and received a university charter in 2011.
NCA is the oldest art school in Pakistan and the second oldest in South Asia. As of 2016, the college is ranked as Pakistan's top art school. The college maintains three departments; fine art, design and architecture, combined teaching over 800 students. The college runs faculty and student exchange programs with School of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Instituto Superior de Arte. It also hosts the UNESCO Chair in architecture.
One of two art colleges created by the British Crown in British India in reaction to the Arts & Crafts Movement, the Mayo School of Industrial Arts was named in honor of the recently assassinated British Viceroy of India Lord Mayo in 1875. Its first principal was Lockwood Kipling, who was also appointed the first curator of the Lahore Museum, which opened the same year in an adjacent building. The school was renamed the National College of Arts in 1958. Designated the premier art institution in the country, it was transferred to the Education Department from the Department of Industries in the 1960s. It received degree-awarding status in 1985 and created its first graduate programs in 1999. In 2006, the school opened a second campus, at Rawalpindi. It became a university in June 2011.
The school features the following departments:
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Fine Arts
- Department of Communication Design
- Department of Ceramics Design
- Department of Product Design
- Department of Textile Design
- Department of Musicology
- Department of Film and Television
- Department of Multimedia Arts
- Department of YKI
- Department of Interior Designing
Mayo School of Arts
- 1875-1894 - Lockwood Kipling
- Percy Brown
- 1903-1913: Bhai Ram Singh
- 1913-1930: Hugh Lionel Heath
- 1930-1942: S. N. Gupta
- 1943-1947: Mian Muhammad Hussain
- 1947-1954: Ghulam Nabi Malik
- 1954-1956: Sidney Spedding
- 1949-1965: Qazi Mohammad rafique
National College of Arts (1958 - present)
- Shakir Ali
- Khalid Iqbal (Acting)
- Iqbal Hassan
- Abbasi Abidi
- Salima Hashmi
- Sajida Haider Vandal
- Naazish Ata Ullah
- Fozia Qureshi (Acting)
- Ustad Bashir Ahmed (Acting)
- Sajjad Kousar (Acting)
- Dr. Shabnam Khan (Acting)
- Murtaza Jafri (2013–Present)
- Bhagat Singh - Celebrated Indian Socialist Revolutionary
- Sukhdev Thapar - Celebrated Indian Socialist Revolutionary
- Mahmood Hayat - Pakistani artist and designer
- Zain Naqvi - Pakistani designer and graphic novelist
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- Nadeem Omar Tarar, From Primitive Artisan to Modern Artists, Colonialism, Culture and Art Education in Punjab, South Asian Studies retrieved on September, 2011
- Ali, S. Amjad Painters of Pakistan Islamabad: National book Foundation 1995 pg 34
- Hugh Heath Principle of Mayo School, Lahore. 1871-1938