Department of Art and Design

Contact No: +92919218017
Email: fine_arts@upesh.edu.pk

Introduction:

The Department of Fine Arts, University of Peshawar, the first professional institute of Fine Arts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was established as a two years certificate course in 1964 with a view to imparting and promoting art education in the province and with the future planning to raise its standard to the degree level. In 1980 & 1982, the department was upgraded to the level of BFA(Bachelor of Fine Arts) & MFA (Master of Fine Arts) respectively. The courses are designed with the aim to enable the students not only in technical skills of media, materials, methods, techniques and processes, but also to develop concepts, value of research, and to mature their creative imagination and skills to be able to communicate and apply the knowledge of art in practical situations. The courses also lay emphasis on the search for focus individual and aesthetic solutions to given problems in the form of projects, work-shops and lectures. Computer Graphics are an integral part of the course. The works of the students are put on display at the end of every academic year for evaluation. All assignments/projects are research oriented and emphasis is given to creativity.

Vision:

Name of the department has been changed from Department of Fine Arts to Departments of Art & Design recently.

Established in 1964, this is the first ever institute of the province to encourage Art and Artistic activities in this part of the country, In 1980 and 1982, the department was up graded to the level of BFA and then MFA respectively. Workshops, Study trips and regular class lectures are integral part of the courses.

Mission:

To provide modern facilities of education to the students on the premises and to boost up their educational level by holding workshops and seminars time to time. BFA Syllabus is designed in accordance with the HEC Academic Policies and for current job market available in various fields related to Art such as Textile Industry, advertising industry etc., for becoming Professional Artists and Designers.

Objectives:

To make this department the best Art institute of the Province and to enhance the quality of education and teachings is our main objective.