Over the years students have produced
over five hundred 8000 word research dissertations in a wide range
of cultural and design related areas. These include architecture,
urban planning, heritage, crafts, fine art, Islamic art and culture,
the environment, social psychology, typography, illustration, design,
Faculty research includes Urban Planning,
Rural Development, Disaster Management, Cultural Theory, Sufism, History
of Art, Media Studies, Islamic Civilization, History of Film, Philosophy,
Psychology, Economic Revival of Traditional Crafts. All faculty are
practicing professionals with a national or international profile.
The Department has its own publishing
house, the Visual Studies Press, which has recently published its first
book: Communication Drawings. A beginner's guide to Graphical Language
by our faculty member Naji Akbar. Next publications by faculty members
that are in process: A comparative guide to Eastern and Western cultures
by Saqlain Zaidi, A practical guide to Islamic Art by Rizwanullah Khan.
Architecture: Architectural Design,
Architectural Research, Urban/Rural Planning, Interior Design,
Historical Site Management, Landscape Architecture.
Industrial Design: Product Design,
Furniture Design, TV/Film Set Design, Transport Systems, Exhibition
Design, Interior Design, Signage System Design.
Textile Design: Print Design, Apparel
Design, Interior Design, Craft Management, Set Design, Fashion
Accessories, Stationary for Home Furnishing, Display System Design.
Design & Media Arts: Advertising.
Exhibition Design, Information Graphics, Publishing, Editorial
Design, Signage, Illustration, Photography, Creative Management,
Animation, Motion Graphics, Film & Television Production.
Ceramics & Glass: Pottery, Crafts
Management, Glassware, Interior Design Projects, Sculpture.
Fine Art: Art Practice, Art Criticism,
Animation, Illustration, Set Design, Video, Art Administration,
Art Restoration, Gallery Management, Miniature Painting, Museum
Islamic Arts: Museum Consultancy,
Architectural Detailing, Islamic Patternmaking, Crafts Management,
Miniature Painting, Book Binding, Art Research, Restoration, Calligraphy,
Art History: Art Critic, Museum Consultant,
Researcher, Art Administration, Art Restoration, Gallery Owner,
MSDI: Designer, Policy Marker, Consultant
for NGO and INGO and Government Planning organizations.