The Department of Ceramic Design offers a four year course leading to a Bachelor of Design Degree. The curriculum aims at guiding students through a gradual, well directed path, right from concept to execution. Integrated courses, containing theoretical, historical and practical aspects of Ceramic Design are offered. International ceramists are frequently invited in order to share trends, techniques and philosophies.
The umbrella goal of this programme is to equip future Ceramic Designers with effective strategies needed to solve design problems within the discipline of Ceramic Design, with sympathetic consideration to economic, social and aesthetic needs of the end users.
Our graduates will be able to
1. Apply their basic design knowledge and skills to problems and challenges encountered in their professional careers.
2. Use digital and physical tools, techniques and methods to solve domain specific problems.
3. Engage in lifelong learning in their profession and practice professional and ethical responsibility.
A well-rounded design education requires a meaningful cluster of supportive subjects enabling the students to build up their theoretical and practical experience in a cumulative fashion. Keeping this in mind, the semesters are designed to progressively expose the students to the tested tools and systems of problem solving of varied natures, so that they take up self initiated probes /project themselves in last year of study.
The courses are designed to meet following curricular needs.
A. Understanding the nature and possibilities of material
The nature of material itself in many schools of thought is considered a significant source of conceptual knowledge. By exploring material to its limits students learn material’s behavior and discover how some physical property can be used in developing a personal language or can become part of a design solution.
B. Gradual decision-making in the process of Design
Our programme of study uses PBL (Project Based Learning) as a system to teach practical and real-life design process. Students are challenged with loosely structured PBL assignments. They answer the problems by brainstorming, drawings, models and/or field study to come up with a designed ceramic object as a fit response to the given problem. The evaluation of such assignments is based on all the material outcomes of each step of design as well as the final object, compiled as a portfolio uploaded on the student’s personal blog.
C. Concept building
A strong component of our curricula is the theory and seminar courses which offer theoretical concepts, review of current practices and supporting tools required for a sound Design practice.
|FNDN-1103||Design Process I||Foundation||Studio||3|
|COMP-1102||Ideology and constitution of Pakistan||Compulsory||Theory||2|
|COMP-1103||History of Art I||Compulsory||Theory||1|
|COMP-1104||Introduction to the Arts I||Compulsory||Theory||1|
|COMP-1105||Civic and Community Engagement||Compulsory||Theory||2|
|FNDN-1203||Design Process II||Foundation||Studio||3|
|COMP-1203||History of Art II||Compulsory||Theory||1|
|COMP-1204||Introduction to the Arts II||Compulsory||Theory||1|
|CERD-2101||The Design Process in Ceramics Studio||Major||Studio||2|
|CERD-2103||Object As Idea In Plaster||Major||Studio||2|
|CERD-2105||The Design Process||Major||Theory-Studio||2|
|NCA-2101||History of Art I||Major||Theory||2|
|COMP-2101||A Science of Society||Compulsory||Theory||2|
|COMP-2102||Information Communication technologies in Education||Compulsory||Theory||3|
|COMP-2103||Exploring Quantitative Skills||Compulsory||Theory||3|
|CERD-2201||Human Factor and The Vessel||Major||Studio||2|
|CERD-2203||Moulding and Slip Casting||Major||Studio||2|
|NCA-2201||History of Art II||Major||Theory||2|
|COMP-2201||What is Science/ The science of Global Challenges||Compulsory||Theory||3|
|COMP-2202||Tools for Quantitative Reasoning||Compulsory||Theory||3|
|CERD-3101||Designed Object and Its Appeal to the Senses||Major||Theory||2|
|CERD-3103||Fingerprints in Clay||Major||Theory-Studio||2|
|CERD-3104||Special Topics: Colour||Major||Theory||2|
|NCA-3101||History of Art III||Major||Theory||2|
|CERD-3201||Improving Design Of Existing Objects||Major||Studio||2|
|CERD-3202||Writing for Design||Major||Studio||2|
|CERD-3204||Special Topics: Ornament and Us||Major||Theory/Studio||2|
|NCA-3201||History of Art IV||Major||Theory||2|
|CERD-4102||Contemporary Issues in Clay||Major||Theory-Studio||3|
|CERD-4103||Special Topics: Ethics for Art||Major||Theory||1|
|CERD-3205||Special Topics: Focusing on Waste||Major||Theory-Studio||2|
|CERD-4105||Special Topics: Negotiating Mutual Benefits||Major||Theory-Studio||2|
|CERD-4106||Special Topics: Chronicling NCA||Major||Theory||1|
Thesis 15 credits
From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose an allied/interdisciplinary course from his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor.
Each Interdisciplinary Crouse will be of 2 credit hours.
|CERD-2101||The Design Process in Ceramics Studio||Studio|
|CERD-2102||Freehand Technical Drawing||Studio|
|CERD-2104||Fabrication in Clay||Studio|
|CERD-2105||The Design Process||Theory-Studio|
|CERD-2203||Moulding and Slip Casting||Studio|
|CERD-3101||Designed Object and Its Appeal to the Senses||Theory|
|CERD-3103||Fingerprints in Clay||Theory- Studio|
|CERD-3104||Special Topics: Colour||Theory|
|CERD-3201||Improving Design Of Existing Objects||Studio|
|CERD-3204||Special Topics: Ornament and Us||Theory/ Studio|
|CERD-4102||Contemporary Issues in Clay||Theory- Studio|
|CERD-4103||Special Topics: Ethics for Art||Theory|
|CERD-3205||Special Topics: Focusing on Waste||Theory-Studio|
|CERD-4105||Special Topics: Negotiating Mutual Benefits||Theory-Studio|
|CERD-4106||Special Topics: Chronicling NCA||Theory|
Officiating Head of Department
MFA State University
of New York, USA
MA Arts and Design, BNU, Lahore
MA Ceramic Design,
Alfred University, USA
CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES
Incharge Foundation Studies
Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Prof. Dr. Syeda Farida Batool
Ms. Shehnaz Malhi
Tausif Zain Ul Abedin
Muhammad Arshad Saeed
Sadia Amin Raja
Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi
Ateeq ur Rehman
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