National College Of Arts Lahore Nca

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  • Contact 92-42-9210599, 92106
  • Address 4-Shahrah-e-Qauid-e-Azam, Lahore

National College Arts (NCA) which is now a premier, public sector art and design school of Lahore, was initially founded as the Mayo School of Industrial Arts during the British rule. The foundations of the art school were laid down near the Lahore Museum by the British and Lala Laipar RAi.The Mayo School was upgraded to the status of National College of Arts in 1958. The NCA was given the status of an autonomous degree awarding institute in the 1958. And much later, during 2011, NCA was granted charter by the Government. The National College of Arts stands among the oldest and foremost Colleges of Arts in Pakistan. It is also the second oldest institute in the region of South Asia. This highly reputed institute is ranked as Pakistan’s top most Art School. The highly ranked institute has won a number of awards for rendering commendable services in the field of education.

The National College of Arts contains three of the oldest and well-established departments (fine arts, design and architecture) which disseminate high standards of art education equivalent to international standards of higher education. NCA has a glorious history, as the institute is offering educational programs from the past 140 years. More than 1000 students are privileged to enroll in this prestigious institution where highly qualified faculty can brighten up the future of these students. The University is authorized to conduct student exchange programs with foreign universities of fine arts and design. National College of Arts holds UNESCO chair in architecture.

The main campus of National College of Arts is conveniently located at the historical Mall Road, Lahore. The prime location of the institute makes it easily approachable and accessible. The NCA expanded and further developed itself in order to cater a larger number of students. A sub-campus was constructed at Liaquat Road in Rawalpindi to provide learning opportunities to the students from twin cities. The distinguishing feature of the NCA campuses is the diversity of students. Students from all regions of Pakistan are welcome to this honorable institution which is a hub of academic and cultural activities.

The academic programs offered at NCA are a perfect blend of theory, practice and research. The arts education delivered at NCA is a combination of traditional and modern education.

The well-known institute adopts an inter-disciplinary approach, offers various facilities and creates a pluralistic culture within the campus of NCA. A wide range of academic and non-academic opportunities are provided to the students which can enrich their learning experience at NCA.

The following facilities are offered by the NCA:

  • A comfortable residential facilities for students.
  • Residence for the visiting faculty.
  • Latest, up to date equipment and instruments for studios and laboratories.
  • Well-designed, multi-levelled academic buildings.
  • Well-resourced and well-stocked library.
  • Well-lit and cross ventilated classrooms.

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  • NCA offers a holistic environment where you learn by doing and experiencing. No other institute offers such an un-conservative but highly effective form of teaching.

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nca Rankings

  • Overall Ranking 2.8
  • ilmkidunya Ranking 2.8

NCA Contact Information

  • 4-Shahrah-e-Qauid-e-Azam, Lahore

  • Contact #92-42-9210599, 92106



Admissions in National College Of Arts Lahore Nca View All Admissions

  • Admission Announced03-Sep-2023
  • Last Date to Apply18-Sep-2023

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Course & Programs Offered

  • National College Of Arts Lahore Nca offers more than 71 course and programs in folowing disciplines and study levels.

  • Diploma & Certificates



    M. Phil

    Ph. D


  • Above list of programs is created based on data with us. More details on these programs can be found at the institution’s own website.

  • Some of the programs National College Of Arts Lahore Nca offers include courses like

    Certificate of Group Music Performance Textile Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Design MA Interior Designer MA Multimedia Arts MPhil Communication & Cultural Studies MPhil Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management PhD Communication & Cultural Studies PhD Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management Certificate in Media Production PGD in Multimedia Arts

    & more.

NCA Fee Structure

Find our latest fee structure that National College Of Arts Lahore Nca has in place for various study programs. Find below fee structures for some programs.

  • Bachelor of Fine ArtsRs 23,600/-
  • MA Interior DesignerRs. 21,800/-
  • MPhil Communication & Cultural StudiesRs. 21,800/-
  • PhD Communication & Cultural StudiesRs. 21,800/-

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    09 Jun 2018

    How much percentage require for admition??

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    Sohaib Aslam

    13 Aug 2016

    mujhe online apply karni hair kes tarha karu

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    Sana Bukhari

    23 Jul 2016

    tell me fee structure of textile designing

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    Ehsan Ali

    10 Dec 2015

    Sir i have passed my intermediate in computer science but i am interested in painting , music, playing musical instruments and English please guide me what should i do.which university is best for me.


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