BFA Visual Arts

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec
  1. Drawing 1
  2. Sculpture 1
  3. Introduction to Visual Culture
  4. Mathematics 1  (3)
  5. Communication Skills (3)
  6. Islamic Studies* (2)
  1. Painting 1
  2. Photography
  3. Sculpture 2
  4. Survey of Western Art and Design
  5. Statistics 1 (3)
  1. Painting 2
  2. Coding for visual graphics
  3. Videography
  4. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design
  1. Seminar Art Theory and Criticism
  2. Thesis Studio 1
  3. Research Methods I
Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May
  1. Climate Change/ Environmental Science: Intro (3)
  2. Computer Imaging 1(3)
  3. Drawing 2
  4. Intro. To English Literature(2)
  5. Academic Writing (3)
  6. Sociology/Psychology *(2)
  1. Entrepreneurship* (2)
  2. Survey of Asian Art
  3. Printmaking I
  4. Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan * (2)
  5. Civics and Community and Engagement *(2)
  1. Major Studio
  2. Printmaking 2
  3. Programming for Visual Graphics
  1. Thesis Studio 2
  2. Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
  3. Pakistan Economy *(2)
  4. Research Project (3)
    Summer Term: June – Aug  


 Art Residency Field Assignment and Report (Internship)(3)


Length of BFA programme and Graduation Requirements: The BFA in Visual Arts is a 4 year degree programme requiring completion of a minimum of 126 credit hours. A CGPA of 2.0 is required to graduate from the programme.
Credit Hours: All courses are 4 credit hours each except courses indicated as (3 credit hours) and (2 credit hours.)
Academic Year: The academic year consists of 2 Semesters (Winter, Spring) and an optional Summer Term for deficiency/ failure/repetition courses. The Winter Semester from September - December and Spring Semester from January – May consist of 16-18 weeks each including one week for Mid Semester Exams and one week for Final Semester Exams. The optional Summer Term for deficiency/failure/repetition courses will be from June – August for 9-11 weeks.
Course Load: Students can take a maximum of 21 credit hours during the regular winter and spring semesters and a maximum of 8 credit hours in the optional Summer Term for deficiency/failure/repetition courses. The maximum number of total credit hours excluding deficiency/failure/repetition courses may not exceed 42 credit hours in an academic year. The Research Method Course and Research Project in the fourth year cannot be advanced to an earlier semester.
Internship: In order to graduate students will be required to complete an Applied Environmental Science Field Assignment and Report (Internship) ( 3 credit hours) at least 6-8 weeks in duration which is to be taken in any Summer Term.
Entrance Requirements: Admission into the Lahore School’s Bachelors Programmes is regulated through i) SAT I (1200 with minimum 600 mathematics) or Lahore School Entrance Examination, Art Aptitude test for entry into BFA Visual Arts programme and ii) interview process. Entrance requirements for the Bachelors Programmes are 12- 13 years of formal schooling with a maximum of one gap year with the following certifications meeting the HEC requirement for admissions into BS Environmental Science programme: (i) Matric and Intermediate with at least 60% marks (ii) American High School Diploma with IBCC equivalence of 60%. (iii) International Baccalaureate with IBCC equivalence of 60%. (iv) GCE ‘O’ Level passes in 8 subjects and A level in three principal subjects with IBCC equivalence of 60%. No credit in A Level will be given for any Advanced Subsidiary or General Paper or any other half credit course. Candidates awaiting final result can also apply subject to the condition that they submit their A Level / FA / FSc and High School result soon after their declaration in August. An equivalence certificate will be required for O-Level / American High School Diploma / International Baccalaureate and A-Level from IBCC.

The Lahore School of Economics has the right to make modifications in its Policies including Admission Policies, Fees, Courses, Course Sequence, Seminar, Tutorial and Graduation requirements for any Undergraduate/ Graduate Programme