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Interior Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design



The PGD in Interior Design is a professional course for individuals aiming for comprehensive understanding of technical, functional, and representational aspects of professional practice in the area of interior design. This 1-Year course familiarizes students with the tools, techniques, and processes to understand varied issues of particular interior design project, resolve the issues through functional and schematic development, prepare working and technical drawings and finally monitor execution. Given the constraint of one academic year, the scope of this diploma covers the more pragmatic concerns of design, although conceptual and philosophical development and discussion is encouraged, we encourage research through reference books, meeting related professionals, and visiting sites. Moreover, these aspects are also made part of the assignment.

Introduction

Awareness of interior design as a discipline and profession is a fairly recent phenomenon and few institutions are offering diplomas in interior design. This has not only imparted stimulus to this profession nationwide, but has also created awareness about cultural sensibilities and living spaces.

The duration of the program is 1 year. The rate of professional employment of NCA interior design graduates is almost 100%. Graduates of the program are also teaching at various institutions and have played a key role in setting up new interior design programs in HEC recognized public and private universities of the country. Interior design graduates have gone abroad for higher studies and professional employment. In the recent years, this program is also proving to be a base for teacher training, as a number of young faculty members of NCA and other institutions have enrolled in this program and graduated.

The richest asset of the department is the learning environment and facilities comprising of various art and design departments of the National College of Arts. The students use the facilities of these departments and also participate in the vibrant cultural activities of the college.

The program of study consists of courses in design, materials, colour theory, lighting, drawing and presentation, art history, etc.

Objectives

The Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design program aims to train professionals seeking innovative design solutions. It also aims to impact the profession by instilling creative and ethical qualities in the practice and finding its application in the related areas of furniture design, interior textiles, etc. The graduates are seen as leaders of the profession for envisioning a humane and inspiring environment for the future through design rooted in the academic and cultural sensibilities of the region.

Philosophy and Methodology

Applicants from all over the country with diverse cultural backgrounds and education in various creative disciplines like architecture, architectural engineering, civil engineering, textile design, product design, fine arts, literature and interior design are admitted to the program. This creates a rich mix of skills and intellectual abilities. Peer learning therefore is a key aspect of this program. It helps in designing inspiring environments that trigger human creative abilities.

Imagination is of core importance in interior design. This is achieved through an interdisciplinary approach that is unique to the NCA. Students are encouraged to connect with and visit other departments and participate in their co-curricular activities. They are also encouraged to read and write since liberal arts share their core ideas and sensibilities with the creative arts.

Admission Criteria

Aptitude Test
Interview


Programme Structure


Total Number of Credits

24

Taught Subjects (Credits)

24

Total Number of Semesters

02

Semester Duration

18 Weeks

Classwork

16 Weeks

Testing and Evaluation

02 Weeks

Course Load /Semester

9-12 Credits

Studio Courses

70 %

Lecture / Seminar Courses

30 %


Semester 1

No. Courses Contact Hours Studio / Theory Credit Hours
1

Interior Design Studio I

8

Studio

4

2

History of Interior Design I

2

Theory

2

3

Construction Technology & Materials I

2

Theory

2

4

Drawing I

4

Studio

2

5

Color I

2

Theory

2

6

Computer Aided Drawing Presentation I

4

Studio

0

Total

12


Semester 2

No. Courses Contact Hours Studio / Theory Credit Hours
1

Interior design studio II

8

Studio

4

2

History of Interior Design II

2

Theory

2

3

Construction Technology & Materials II

2

Theory

2

4

Drawing II

4

Studio

2

5

Furniture design II

2

Theory

2

6

Drawing presentation II

4

Studio

0

Total

12



Admission Requirements

Applicants with minimum 16 years of education or equivalent qualification in relevant fields with minimum 60% marks from an HEC recognized institute are eligible to apply.



  • Syed Faisal Sajjad

Prof. Syed Faisal Sajjad
Programme Director
B.Arch. NCA
M.Arch. U.E.T., Lahore
PhD Scholar UET, Lahore
MPCATP, A I AP

  • Umar Saeed

Umar Saeed
Professor
Design Studio

  • Prof. Dr. Farida Batool

Prof. Dr. Farida Batool
Thesis Advisor

  • Dr. Shaila Bhatti

Dr. Shaila Bhatti
Thesis Advisor

  • Dr. Mazhar Abbas Rizvi

Dr. Mazhar Abbas Rizvi
Furniture Design

  • Azhar Syed

Azhar Syed
Professor
Professional Practice

  • Khurshid Ahmed

Khurshid Ahmed
Professor
Materials and construction technology

  • Khalid Yar Khan

Khalid Yar Khan
Associate Professor
Design Studio

  • Syed Aqeel Anwar Kazmi

Syed Aqeel Anwar Kazmi
Assistant Professor
Thesis Supervisor

  • Masood Hameed

Masood Hameed
Assistant Professor
Drawing

  • Hafiz Khurram Zeeshan

Hafiz Khurram Zeeshan
Assistant Professor
Design Studio

  • Syeda Yasmeen Amir Jafri

Syeda Yasmeen Amir Jafri
Assistant Professor
Design Studio

  • Ms. Fareena Munawar

Ms. Fareena Munawar
Assistant Professor
Design Studio

  • Sulman Lateef

Sulman Lateef
Assistant Professor
3D Max




  • Mamoon Naeem

Mamoon Naeem
Assistant Professor
Drawing Presentation




  • Mahrukh Butt

Mahrukh Butt
Assistant Professor
Materials and construction technology

  • Salman Gohar

Salman Gohar
Lecturer
Design Studio

  • Zeeshan Asim

Zeeshan Asim
Lecturer
Design Studio, Drawing Presentation

  • Sara Cheema
    Sara Cheema

Sara Cheema