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M.A. Interior Design

The introduction of MA degree course in interior design has enhanced the diversity of disciplines and creative process in the College.

Awareness of interior design as a discipline and profession is a fairly recent phenomenon and few institutions are offering a Masters Degree in Interior Design. Over the years the decorative aspect of interiors has gradually transformed into the science of interior design.

The M.A. Interior design program at NCA was initiated in the year 1999. The duration of the program is 2 years. The annual thesis show displays the final product of the program. Furniture design is an essential component of MA program and the furniture products designed and fabricated by the students have been showcased in various exhibitions. The rate of professional employment of our interior design graduates is almost 100%. The graduates have either joined the architecture and design consultancies or they have set up their own practices in interior and furniture design. Some graduates of the program are also teaching at various institutions and have played a key advisory and administrative role in setting up new interior design programs in high profile universities of the Country. Our MA degree is fully recognized by the international institutions and our graduates have gone abroad for higher studies and professional employment.

See MA Interior Design prospectus for details.

Courses
  • Interior Design Studio
  • Colour (Support/Studio)
  • Drawing Presentation (Studio)
  • Drawing (Studio)
  • Lighting Design (Support/Lecture)
  • Construction Technology (Support/Lecture)
  • History of Interior Design (Support/Lecture)
  • AutoCAD (Studio)
  • 3D Studio (Studio)
  • Furniture Design (Studio)
  • Presentation (Studio)
  • Professional Practice (Support/Lecture)
  • Thesis Research & Report Writing
INTERIOR DESIGN MA (PRE)

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:
  • Class Meets                     02 days per week, 4hours/day
  • Total Contact Hours        08 hours per week
  • Total Duration                  Two Terms (One Year)
  • Type of Class:                  Studio Class with Lectures

Title of the Course:

INTERIOR DESIGN MAJOR

The student deal with small as well as large-scale interior design problems. These include residences,office environments,restaurants and commercial facilities. Every attempt is made to simulate professional working conditions with "real" sites and requirements. Programming and space planning are central issues in solving these design problems.

In the beginning, this subject deals with our relation to space, form and the environment in a broad sense. Emphasis is on human factors: scale, materials and structures. The subject progress from the abstract to problem solving through analysis and include consideration of professional design problems of moderate scope.

In the later part of the subject, the design of large-scale spaces is studied with an emphasis on planning institutional, public and commercial spaces. The subject includes an exploration of complete solutions to environmental,interior, and architectural problems based on space analysis and planning. Coordination of furnishings, materials, user needs, and accessories is emphasized.



INTERIOR DESIGN MA (PRE)

Interior Design Major
COURSE CONTENTS:

Individual assignments are carried out periodically with the same process to insure that the students understands the process and later on apply the same during their professional career. This process is divided into 3 phases:

Phase One: RESEARCH

This phase includes extensive research on anything and everything about the site and the subject of design.

1. TECHNICAL DRAWINGS:

Students are required to make all plans, sections and also envelops of the rough and neat models of the project from the plan already provided.

2. TECHNICAL RESEARCH:

Students are then required to collect data from "Time Saver Standards for Interior Design" on various aspects of the subject wtth their individual standards and dimensions.

3. SITE ANALYSIS:

Students are required to do a detail analysis of the site making diagrams about the structure, all the services like electrical, plumbing, sewerage, pedestrian traffic, solar direction, wind direction, etc.

4. PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY:

Students are required to do the photographic survey of the site. They are also required to case study of 3 more sites of the same topic to gather information about the latest trends of the market and also to broaden the perception about the subject. Out of the 3, at least 2 case studies have to be from the local market while the one can be researched from magazines, books, internet, etc. This research should be done according to various aspects of interior, like furniture, lighting, partitioning system, flooring, walls, and ceilings, etc, and at the end of the project; this research should be used for design decisions.

Phase Two:DESIGNING

This phase consists of applying the complete research done in the previous phase your design. Keeping the research in the background students are required to work on the following areas first:

1.RELATIONSHIP DIAGRAM:

This will help the students to develop the understanding of relationships between different spaces and then come up with the most innovative solution for the organization of various functions into spaces.

2. THEME:

Students are also required to work on a specific theme while they are working on their design. The idea of developing the theme is to help students develop a direction towards the space planning and help them identify the usage of material in the context of specific theme.
With the help of the above mentioned processes and by applying the research done in the previous phase, students can work towards the design, make improvements in their design after discussion with their teacher.

Phase Three: FINALIZING

This will consist of finalizing your design, working on all the details, working on your presentation, models and material boards.

INTERIOR DESIGN MA (FINAL)

Title of the course:       Interior Design Studio II
Credit Hours:                10
Prerequisites:               Interior design studio I

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:

Days/Week:                            02
Hours/ Week:                         08
Duration of the Course:       32- 36 weeks (2 terms)

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

The interior design studio II in the first term explores design issues of added complexity in terms of the range of specialized issues of interior design addressed in the studio projects. These issues range from adaptive reuse of historic buildings to sustainable interiors to exploring the interface of interior design with other creative disciplines like music, fashion, cinema and literature.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Two design projects are taken up during the first term. At-least one project is concerned with an area of environment design i.e. adaptive reuse, sustainable design and design for physically challenged groups of society.
The second term is completely dedicated to the thesis project that is based on the exploration and research of the student's own area of interest.

FIRST TERM

Assignment 1 :

Space Planning and ambiance are not mutually exclusive but are intertwined aspects of the same problem; ambiance is not derived in a void but is composed of the following:
Concept is arrived at through analysis of the problem at hand.
Analysis is an enunciation of various ways to represent the problem.

Assignment 2:

Focus of the project is to do design intervention in an envelop of historical importance taking into account the historical and conservation issues as the basic stricture/perimeter for design interventions.

SECOND TERM
Thesis Design Project
Admission Requirements

DURATION:

2-Acadmeic Years           4-Terms
Evening Programme       2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Days/Week                      Monday - Friday

LEVEL:

MA              2-years after graduation
                   (Min 16-years of education)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Graduation with minimum of 16-years of education in Architecture, Design,Fine Arts, Film & Television, Performing Arts, Home Economics, Applied Arts or other equivalent degree in relevant subject with minimum 45% (2nd Division) marks are eligible to apply.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Aptitude Test
Interview
Applicants must have a Portfolio



  • Syed Faisal Sajjad

Prof. Syed Faisal Sajjad
Director
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M Arch, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Doctoral candidate, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
M.PCATP, A.IAP
faisalsajjad73@gmail.com
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  • Syed Aqeel Anwar Kazmi

Syed Aqeel Anwar Kazmi
(Assistant Professor)(Contractual Faculty)
B. Arch. National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Syed Fawad Hussain

Syed Fawad Hussain
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.A Philosphy (Pb)
M.PCATP, A.IAP

  • Khurshid Ahmed

Khurshid Ahmed
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.PCATP, A.IAP

  • Azhar Syed

Azhar Syed
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.PCATP, A.IAP

  • Masood Hameed

Masood Hameed
(Assistant Professor Contract)
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Syed Raza Zaidi

Syed Raza Zaidi
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Mamoon Naeem

Mamoon Naeem
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.PCATP, A.IAP

  • Sulman Latif

Sulman Latif
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.PCATP, A.IAP




  • Hafiz Khurram Zeeshan

Hafiz Khurram Zeeshan
Master in Interior Design,
Florence Design Academy, Italy

  • Umar Saeed

Umar Saeed
MA Interior Design, Pratt. USA
B Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Hussain Raza

Hussain Raza
Master of Interior Design
National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
B Arch
National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Khalid Yar Khan

Khalid Yar Khan
B Arch,National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MPCATP, AIAP