Arch (UET, Lahore), PhD ( University of Sheffiled, UK)
Prof. Dr. Syed Tauseef Ahmad is a renowned educationist in the field of architecture and urban design. He graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, and received his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He started his career as a lecturer at the UET in 1979. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Pakistan and Malaysia, both in the public and private sector Universities. He has traveled widely. He has supervised more than one thousand undergraduate and post-graduate theses in Pakistan and abroad. He has published research papers in international journals and presented them at international conferences. His interest is in sustainable architecture and the use of digital media in Architecture. He established a School of Architecture at the University of Lahore which became known in a noticeably short period for the quality of its graduates. He is now part of the growing faculty of the Institute of Art and Culture, Lahore.
Post-Doctoral Research-Southern Illinois University, USA(2007)
Pre-Doctoral Research (Turkey)
HEC Fellowship (UK)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan is Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore. He is also working as Dean of the School of Digital and Cinematic Art. Previously, he was associated with Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. Dr. Khan remained chairman of the Department of Communication Studies at BZU for 11 years. He also worked as Director of Academics, Director of Students Affairs and Chairman Affiliation Committee of the university. He carries over 34 years of teaching and research experience at the university level. He has been visiting scholar at foreign and national universities. Dr. Khan holds Masters in Mass Communication with distinction, a doctorate in Mass Communication and Post-doctorate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA). Dr. Khan completed fellowships from Turkey and the United Kingdom in the field of Mass Communication. He also got a fellowship in Broadcast Journalism from Staffordshire University, UK. He has vast experience in supervising theses at Masters, MPhil, and Ph.D. levels. Dr. Khan has authored more than 40 research papers published in national and international research journals. He also presented research articles at several international conferences. Dr. Khan participated in mass communication-related conferences, workshops, and seminars around the country as well. He is a member of the Board of Studies/Selection Boards as an expert on Mass Communication at several universities in Pakistan as well as a member of various committees of academic nature. He also worked as Secretary-HEC National Curriculum Revision Committee for Mass Communication.
Zafar M Khokhar is a seasoned professional, pedagogist & researcher in the field of IT and the Gaming Industry, having more than 20 years of diversified National and International experience in countries like the USA, Oman, Kuwait, etc., specializing in Game Design, along with IT, ERP, Project Management, Agile, Graphics Design. Vast experience in teaching and mentoring students from a life-changing aspect. He is an independent researcher and co-author. He always focuses on, bridging the gap between academia and Industry.
Syed Urooj Zafar Samdani, Head of Dept. Film & TV. Film and TV Director/Producer of Drama and Current Affairs shows with over 25 years of experience in the field. M.Phil in Mass Communication and Management, Superior University 2016. 2-year Diploma from The New University of Cinema and Television, Rome, Italy with Specialization in Film and Documentary Direction. Pioneer and Founding Member at ARY Digital, Geo TV and Waqt News. Former Head of Dept. Theatre, Film and TV at BNU. Former Head of Programming at Waqt News. Has also worked in Express News, Business Plus and Aaj News in senior management positions.
For more than eight years, Muhammad Usman Siddique has been a professor at several prestigious universities in Pakistan. He graduated from the University of Management & Technology with an MS in Strategic Human Resource Management in 2018. having more than 10 years of professional experience in the gaming industry. He has created numerous games and applications. He routinely publishes the results of his study in prestigious journals and conferences. His contributions to research have also been published as a co-author and independent researcher in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Bilal Ahmed Bhatti is Art director, concept artist and Animator working in Game and animation industry for past 7 years. He has worked in reputed gaming studios like FRAG Games and Mindstorm studios, Lahore. He has completed his MULTIMEDIA Arts degree from National college of Arts, Lahore with distinction. He has been teaching for more than 7 years in different Art and Design institutes in Pakistan like NCA Lahore, COMSATS Lahore, PIFD and IAC.He has established multiple Game and animation departments in different institutes in Pakistan and has participated multiple exhibitions in Pakistan. He is BOARD OF DIRECTOR of Kohsar University Murree.
Asst Prof. Uroob Rubbani graduated with a distinction from University College of Art and Design. She has eight years of experience working with different software houses. She started her career as a designer at Ozi Technology and has experience handling design teams in agency. She had privilege of handling 2d art styles of different game genres as well as was involved in research of different projects. One of the project thereafter she did in an INGO was of edutainment genre directed at schools catering underprivileged students where History and Geography was taught to students within a game. In Abacus Consulting, She designed User Interface of Ufone Upaisa app. Currently She is working as an assistant professor at School of Digital and Cinematic Arts (SADA), Institute for Arts & Culture, Lahore.
Mr. Syed Ali Sultan has done his Master’s in MA Communication, Culture, and Media 2021 from Coventry University, UK, and BA (honors) in Mass Communication 2017 from Forman Christian College, Lahore. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor at School of Digital and Cinematic Arts, Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore. He is actively involved in the development of a degree program in BS Mass Communication at Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore.
Influence of Social Media on Modern Day Political Culture and Policy Building | Research paper on “The impact of Digital gaming transformation era on the Youth” | Research paper on “Marketplace used by supermarkets”| Research paper on “ Identity and the good life, Pursuit of internal happiness” | Research Paper on “Subjectivity and the Screen”
Saleem Ullah Khan, Assistant Professor Game Design and Development at School of Digital and Cinematic Arts with over 7 years of experience in the field. Has done his Software Engineering and Computer Science Studies with specialization in Game Development in 2015 from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. Poineer and Founding member at ZAAWS Studio, a mobile games development studio. Former Team Lead of Game Development and Publishing at TresLogics. Has worked on over 50 commercial games, playing vital role in Game Development, Publishing and making marketing strategies, and trained many new commers in the industry.
Having gained 10+ years of professional experience in Multimedia Arts, Mobile Games and Apps, 6+ years in the teaching as Assistant Professor (Visiting) at Kinnaird College for Women and Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore, Imran Gul is an award winning artist, teacher and writer. He has worked as Principal CG Artist and Team Lead at leading companies like GenITeam Solutions, Tribech Solutions and Red Signal. Besides working for metaverse games with Devolution World ( https://devolution-world.com/) and Head Games (https://headgames.io), He has also worked with Discovery (Seas of Fury), Crazy Labs, Voodoo, Emirates Transport (UAE), ICarpool (USA), IDM (UAE).
Shamroz Aziz Khan is a VisualArtist/Motion Designer who has expertise in Conventional and Digital arts. He is currently Lecturer in school of digital and cinematics arts, Institute for Art & Culture. Teaching conventional art leading to digital transformation in animations and motion design. He completed his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Punjab University, College of art and design, and Master’s in Multimedia arts – Animation Design from National college of Arts. His personal artwork revolves around the concept of Psychoanalysis, the transition in a person’s life from conscious to sub-conscious phase and vice versa.
Tanzeel Uz Zaman is an Artist/Visual Designer who works in both digital and analog design with 6+ years of Agency experience.
He completed his intermediate in Fine arts from government college university, Bachelors in Graphic design from government College University and Master’s in Multimedia arts – Game Design from National college of Arts.
He is currently Lecturer in school of digital and cinematics art – Institute for Art & Culture and was previously appointed as senior visual Designer in Systems limited Lahore, He also taught UI/UX design in VCD of NCA.
Ms. Noreen Arshad, Lecturer in Animation Department of SDCA, Institute of Art and Culture. Creative and motivated professional with 8+ years of experience on multi-platforms as a Digital Artist and Art Instructor. Privileged to work under great leaders, organizations and institutions such as Sofizar, Lahore Grammar School, Muddy Apps, and Sargodha University. Earned a graduate degree in Graphic Design and an MPhil in Art History from Punjab University College of Art and Design with higher grades/CGPA. Inspiring career growth in the education sector through research publications.
Omer Qureshi is a Director, Cinematographer & Editor. He completed his M.Phil. in Media & Communication Studies from UCP (2021) and BA (Hons) in Theatre, Film, and TV Studies from BNU, (2017). Currently, he is pursuing a PhD. in Media & Communication Studies.
Omer has experience spanning six years, in the production of TV commercials and digital video content for esteemed brands such as TECNO, Realme, & Infinix. He has contributed to several video songs, such as title song for a web series “Bulla” & “Qadar jani” and has worked with Faseh Bari on his short film, ‘Gulzar’.
Nasir Malik has done his Masters in Screen Production from Griffith Film School, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 2021. His specialisation was in sound and music for screen and majors in digital filmmaking. He did his BA (Hons) in Theatre, Film and Television from BNU (2017).
Nasir also works as a sound recorder, designer and mixer for films and, as a music screen artist. One of his recent cinema works was as sound designer (foley artist) for a short action thriller Pakistani film titled “ABDUCTION” which was screened in cinemas in Pakistan. He has also worked in various funded film projects during his time in Australia.
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Arts with a double major, Theatre and Visual Arts, Ohio University, USA
MFA Painting (Gold Medalist), Punjab University, Pakistan
MFA (PU) Gold Medalist
Dr. Shahida Manzoor (gold medallist) is the first Pakistani woman who earned her Ph.D. (2003) from Ohio University, the USA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a double major, Theatre and Visual Arts. She is considered one of the renowned artists in Pakistan. Started teaching at Punjab University and taught for four years at Ohio University, USA. She initiated Ph.D. and MPhil programs for the first time at Punjab University, College of Art and Design. As a Coordinator of the Research Centre, College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, she supervised 12 doctoral students and more than 50 MPhil, and MFA students. Published 20 research papers in HEC-recognized journals. Her major areas of research are; History of Art, Art Criticism, Architecture, and Aesthetics. Served as Principal College of Art & Design from 2014 to 2020. In this capacity, she has supervised some of the major architectural projects including the first-ever Renovation of the Grand Hall of Punjab University and Lecture Theatre. Moreover PC-1 for a new block, development of new block and computer labs.Dr. Shahida Manzoor played an active role in developing curriculums for Ph.D. and MPhil programs. Dr. Shahida is a member of Syndicate (University of Sahiwal), a permanent member of the Selection Board (Women University, Sialkot), Academic Council (University of Punjab), and a member of the Board of Studies (GC University Faisalabad, GC University Lahore, and Women University Rawalpindi). She has exhibited artworks in numerous national and international group shows along with 2 solo shows. She is the recipient of the COT scholarship and the Shakir Ali Award.
Ph.D. (Information Technology) – 2020 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), KL, Malaysia
MS (Computer Science) – 2003 University of the Punjab, Pakistan
OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) – 2000 (Oracle Corporation)
Oracle Certified Internet Application Developer 6/6i
Post Graduate Diploma (Software Engineering) – 1999 Software Engineering
HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor. A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a skilled multi-certified and multi-disciplinary IT professional with more than 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Information Systems. More than 10 years of hands-on experience in developing and managing Information System projects. Expertise in Project Management, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, System Analysis & Design, Database Management, Development & Administration, Information Systems Control & Audit, Information Systems Architecture, IT Ethics & Society, Communication Skills, etc. Possesses sound knowledge and experience related to the Information Systems Development Life Cycle and familiarity with IT & IS Project Management procedures. His latest research developments are related to Knowledge Management and Requirements Engineering.