Top 5 Art Schools in Pakistan

Pakistan is a country of dense culture. It has its long and elongated roots in history and art.

Even though people fascinate art when it’s a passion but as it grows to become a profession, they don’t really appreciate it. As Art Field sounds more like a profession that would leave you struggling through most of your life. But now days we can see people with art background creating a successful career in Film, Fashion design, Fine arts, architecture, ceramics or musicology.

Here is the list of top art school of Karachi that gave birth to many artist

National College of Arts – NCA

NCA is the oldest art school in Pakistan. It is situated in Lahore. It was established in 1875 initially as mayo school of industrial arts. This college is ranked as Pakistan’s top art school. NCA maintains five departments in fine art, design film and TV, musicology and architecture and consists of over 800 students

Official website:

Address: 4, Shahrah-E-Quaid-E-Azam, Lahore

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture – IVS

Indus valley school of arts is one of the top ranked art school of Karachi. It was founded in 1989 by a group of professional architects, designers and artists. Since then it has been shaping the future of many individuals and transforming them into well-known artist. This institute offers 5 years degree program in architecture and 4 year program in interior design, fine arts and textile and communication design.

Official website:

Address: ST-33, Block 2, Scheme 5, Clifton, Karachi

Beaconhouse National University – BNA

Beaconhouse National University was founded by Mrs. Kasuri in 2003. It is one of the finest art school of Lahore. Although it is founded just yet but it has produced hundreds of artist per year since its emergence. This art university offers different programs in fine arts, engineering, business and management sciences and humanities. This university is ranked in the top listed universities of arts. It offers different courses and has foreign students from different countries.

Official website:

Address: 13 Km Off Thokar Niazbeg – Raiwind Road, Tarogil, Lahore

Karachi School of Arts – KSA

Karachi School of Arts is well performing and well reputed institute of Karachi. It was founded by Rabia Zuberi in 1965. Since then it is nurturing its students and turning them into artist. It offers 4 year bachelor program in design & media arts and textile. It also offers 4 year diploma program in communication design, textile design and fine arts

Official website:

Address: ST-2B, Block-17, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Adjacent to National Stadium, Karachi

National Academy of Performing Arts – NAPA

Napa is a performing arts institute. It was founded in 2005 in Karachi. Although its foundation is new but it is rooted deep. This institute is lead by legendary artist like Talat Hussain and Rahat Kazmi and thus it has produced the brightest of starts.

Napa offers courses like music, theater and now makeup too.

Official website:

Address: M.R Kyani Rd, Civil Lines, Karachi, Sindh


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