Being a biggest sucker of Arts and Design we decided to visit NCA Degree show 2019. It’s an undergraduate degree show held annually where graduating students display their thesis. This thesis display is one of the most important design event of Pakistan.
This year the Degree Show was inaugurated by Honorable chief guest “MR. Shafqat Mahmood” (Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training). The first day of display is a private showcase where special guests are invited and the days following that it's made open for public so you can visit if you are a big ‘design admirer’. One thing I really liked this time is that they did not display any thesis details alongside the display because they want people to freely perceive the display according to their thinking which means every eyeball will give a new meaning to the same project.
As I have told earlier that there are different departments and students from each department display their work. Through this event all forms of arts are rolled into one, be it Product Design, Visual Arts, Textile, Music, Film & Television you will definitely find lotsa interesting project under one roof.
I visit this degree show every year because each and every display in this event contains a very strong message. Honestly I don’t visit any art galleries but this event fascinates me even more because all projects are done by our youth instead of professionals. I prefer this degree show over any art gallery, also because it gives you displays from diverse fields of Arts, Architecture and Design. Historically there were five types of arts i-e painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry with performing arts. With the advancement of technology Fine Arts witnessed some new fields of arts like visual arts, print making and product design.
Here are some of the highlights from the show