Foundation Year Studies

This year marks the beginning of the 4 years degree programme. It sets the groundwork for all the advanced courses ahead. Here you learn the fundamentals of design and art and develop an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of art and design.

The year exposes you to the fundamentals of visual understanding in fine art and design history with a particular focus on enhancing written expression and introducing the strategies of analysis and customizing design processes. The practical element of the Foundation in Art and Design introduces experimentation in a range of creative practices including Fashion, Graphics, Materials and Models and Digital Communication.

Studio courses provide a transformative experience with several mediums and approaches towards design production, while theory courses provide conceptual frameworks dealing with history and its interpretation. In this very year you are exposed to various practices on how to visually articulate your ideas for your intended audience.

This strong learning experience develops a strong creative understanding of the various disciplines offered at PIFD. Foundation Year Studies, thus provides with the pathway to undergraduate studies leading towards the following programmes:

  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  • Furniture Design and Manufacturing
  • Gems and Jewellery Design
  • Leather Accessories and Footwear Design
  • Ceramic and Glassware Design

Foundation Year Studies

This year marks the beginning of the 4 years degree programme. It sets the groundwork for all the advanced courses ahead. Here you learn the fundamentals of design and art and develop an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of art and design.

Semester I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-101 English-I (Compulsory) 2
PKST-102 Pakistan Studies (Compulsory) 2
DRW-103 Basic Drawing-I 3
DHT-104 Design History and Theory-I 1
DC-105 Digital Communication-I (Compulsory) 2
HAC-106 History of Art and Culture-I 1
MNM-107 Material and Models-I 3
SHP-108 Shaping-I 3
Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-151 English-II (Compulsory) 2
ISL-152 Islamic Studies (Compulsory)* 2
DRW-153 Basic Drawing-II 3
DHT-154 Design History and Theory-II 1
DC-155 Digital Communication-II (Compulsory) 2
HAC-156 History of Art and Culture-II 1
MATH-157 Mathematics (Compulsory) 3
SHP-158 Shaping-II 3

Note: *Ethics (ETH-162) shall be offered for Non-Muslim students.
Deficiency Courses e.g. Physics/Chemistry, Creative Skills and Ecological Studies shall be offered in Semester One and Semester Two, if needed.

Mr.Umar Hameed

Associate Professor /
Course Coordinator

MA (Innovation for Digital Futures), University of Huddersfield, UK.

Post Graduate Certificate Media Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Bachelor in Design (Textile Design), National College of Arts, Lahore.

Mr. Abdul Moin Awan

Lecturer/ Deputy Course Coordinator

Bachelor in Fine Art, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi.

Ms. Maida Hassan

Assistant Professor

Masters in Graphic Branding and Identity, University of Arts, London.

Masters in Graphic Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ms. Mariam Ali

Assistant Professor

Ph.D Scholar Fine Arts, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

MS Fine Arts in History of Art with specialization in Jewellery, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

BBFA (Hons) Graphic Design Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Mr. Qaiser Khan Shinwari

Assistant Professor

Enrolled in MPhil. Art and Design Education, Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore.

BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Ms. Asmarah Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Ph.D Scholar Fine Arts, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

M.Phil History of Art, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

MFA, College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Mr. Mufakhar Subhani

Lecturer

MFA Painting, College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Bachelors in Fine Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Ms. Munazza Baqir

Lecturer

MFA Sculpture, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Mr. Aqeel Abbas

Lecturer

MFA Painting (Hons), College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

BFA Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore.

B.Com, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Mr. M. Naveed Hussain

Lecturer

MFA Painting, College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

BFA Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Mr. Mutaib Shah

Lecturer

BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Ms. Lala Rukh

Lecturer

MPhil Teaching English as Secondary Language, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

MA in English Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

BA, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ms. Sufia Sultana

Lecturer

Ph.D Scholar Linguistics, UMT, Lahore.

MA English Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

MA TEFL, AIOU, Islamabad.

CELTA, University of Cambridge.

Ms. Hira Shakeel

Lecturer

MPhil History of Art, College of Arts and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

MFA Graphic Design, College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore. PU

Ms. Sana Khan

Lecturer

MFA (Hons), College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Enrolled in M. Phil History of Art, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ms. Alia Aqeel

Lecturer

MS Art History, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Master of Fine Arts, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Mr. Kousar Iqbal

Lecturer

Enrolled in MFA, National College of Arts, Lahore.

BFA Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Ms. Fareeha Nadeem

Lecturer

MPhil English Literature, Government College University, Lahore.

MA English Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ms. Tatheer Zahra

Lecturer

MPhil Applied Linguistics, UMT, Lahore.

MA English Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

B.Ed (AIOU), PGD in English Language Teaching, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ms. Amna Azmat

Lecturer

MS TESOL, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

MA English Literature and Linguistics, NUML.

Ms. Sidra Tahir

Lecturer

Master in English Language Teaching and Linguistics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

BA, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ms. Moira Plair

Lecturer

Master in Art, Design and Architecture Studies, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education, BNU, Lahore.

BFA Visual Arts, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

Ms. Ifrah Afzal

Lecturer

Mr. Khalid Mehmood

Lecturer

Enrolled in MPhil. Art and Design Education, Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore.

B.Des Graphic Design, Centre of Excellence in Art and Design, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.

Ms. Sarah Zulfiqar

Lecturer

MS TESOL (Teaching of English to the students of other languages), Lahore College for Women University.

Ms. Nazia Dilawar

Teaching Associate

MPhil TESL, BNU, Lahore.

MA English Language and Literature, University of The Punjab, Lahore.

B.Ed., University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Mr. Ahsan Fazal

Lecturer

B. Arch, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Ms. Binish Khan

Lecturer

MPhil Theatre Film and Television, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

BS hons ,Textile and Fibre Art Design, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

Mr. Ali Ahmad

Lecturer

Ms. Prof. Dr. Farzana Rizvi

Visiting Faculty

PhD Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab Lahore.

M Phil Political Science, University of the Punjab Lahore.

Mr. Aneel Waqas Khan

Visiting Faculty

MPhil, Government College University, Lahore.

MA Political Science, University of Punjab.

BA Hons, Government College University, Lahore.

LLB from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

Mr. Aamir Yazdani

Visiting Faculty

MSc Irrigation Engineering, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

BSc Civil Engineering, UET, Lahore.

Mr. Naeem Ahmed Baloch

Visiting Faculty