Life at IAC incorporates a rich culture of research and academics along with co-curricular activities that accompany the students with an ingenious platform to develop their practical skills and gain firsthand experience of what they learn in the classrooms. Our campus provides a whole wide environment for grooming, as it is equipped with the following features:
The Teaching faculty are the heart of any institution of higher learning, and that is particularly true at the Institute for Art and Culture (IAC). We are proud of the distinguished scholars and researchers who make up our faculty and of the excellence and commitment to their students they demonstrate in the classroom, laboratory, and studios, and their role as mentors and advisors. Our teaching faculty comprises experts in a wide range of areas who are available to provide authoritative commentary to the students on numerous multidisciplinary topics.
IAC is honored to mentor its students with well-qualified Foreign and Indigenous faculty who leave no stone unturned in refining students in the path of pursuing their passions. Carving the minds of the millennials and adding dexterity to their skill set is what we are aimed at. Our dedicated Team of Teachers assures the mental and practical development of each student so they can perform and execute their talents by stepping out of the box.
IAC is leaving no stone unturned in grooming its students by inducing the interdisciplinary approach. We provide a platform for various opportunities and we are expanding the horizon of learning aspects. The vision to inculcate multi-perspective coaching is what we aim for. All the courses at IAC, especially the electives, are open for all the schools to choose from. We aim to provide an interdisciplinary and holistic environment to the students where they can work and get hands-on with multiple disciplines and programs. In this practical approach, each school has designed a framework for their programs that incorporates and encourages students to choose from a wide range of courses being offered throughout the institute. This aids in integrating other knowledge areas into the degree programs and exposing students to diversified subjects and courses.
In many ways, today’s young adults are more aware, decisive, and responsible for their futures. Beyond schooling, as students step into the world of higher education, it becomes the duty of modern universities to have an educational arena that fosters discovery, and growth, and most of all, keeps the flame of interest eternally ignited.
All this and much more can be achieved through a multidisciplinary approach. But coming from times when academic departments don’t speak to each other, opportunities are unknown, and access is scarce, it is first important to understand what exactly this possibility of a multidisciplinary education is.
Education is a complex world with many styles, values, and philosophies. When it comes to choosing what’s right for you, it’s important to take the time to figure out what kind of system fits your learning style. Especially if you’re the one paying for it. You have the amazing opportunity to choose your path; what direction will you take?
Multidisciplinary learning is a wonderful way to integrate your education into a comprehensive unit rather than scrambling to draw connections between seemingly unrelated parts. It empowers you to see tangible correlations across subject matters rather than view each in a silo.
The world isn’t segmented into perfectly contained blocks, and your education shouldn’t be either! The benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to education are plentiful! Could it be what you’ve been searching for?
Multidisciplinary learning is not your average school experience. A multidisciplinary curriculum is one in which a single topic is studied from the viewpoint of more than one discipline. Educational Institutions like Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) realize the advantages of multidisciplinary education and have gone above and beyond to integrate it into their education platform.
If you need some multidisciplinary examples to better understand, think about a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design. Instead of just studying courses related to Fashion, you would have professors from other degree programs such as Textile Design and Graphics Design each drawing on their specialty to provide a well-rounded understanding of the subject matter. (i.e., the professors from multiple backgrounds and specializations cross-pollinate their teachings, so you have a better understanding of how several connected domains of knowledge work together in the grand scheme of things.)
Here at IAC, the multidisciplinary approach relies on people crossing disciplines to share knowledge, thereby enhancing your scope and depth of learning.
One of the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach in education is you get a more holistic understanding of the world. Rather than looking at individual departments and their subject matters separately, a multidisciplinary approach integrates parts of each department into the study programs of the other.
For example, the Institute for Art and Culture weaves Information Technology and Animation Design into the Game Design and Development program and looks at Game Design and Development Program as part of the Digital and Cinematic Arts.
Have you ever been trying to solve a puzzle by yourself and have one section that completely defeats you? You stare at it for hours but can’t figure it out for the life of you. Then, one day, a friend saunters by and picks up that pivotal piece and places it perfectly. Ah, the magic of different perspectives!
A multidisciplinary approach at IAC is kind of like that. With different professors integrating subject matters, you get the perspective of one professor on a single knowledge domain and a different perspective from the other professor on the next day. It opens the doors to different ideas and ways of understanding.
At IAC, multidisciplinary learning isn’t just an educational philosophy—it’s a tangible way of understanding the world. When you graduate, you’ll be working with people from across multiple disciplines. Being able to compile and collaborate with people from across the spectrum will help you function in the professional world.
Hopefully, any education route you take emphasizes the importance of collaboration. However, one of the most important advantages of a multidisciplinary curriculum is the idea of coming together to create a better whole.
Being able to communicate effectively with people across disciplines is integral to multidisciplinary learning. At IAC, You learn the same vocabulary, you understand their values, and you know what motivates them. These skills will help you make connections, solve big problems, and work synergistically with your peers.
Multidisciplinary learning will make your degree abroad even more valuable! The benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to education are clear. By melding together subjects, you’re connecting the brightest minds. Having people across disciplines work together creates a harmonious, integrated approach to learning. Multidisciplinary learning programs may not be very common, but that’s part of what makes them special at IAC.
Consciously breaking down boundaries between disciplines, students can take up courses from different schools. This means the breadth and depth of university education are tremendously enhanced. The most effective universities are always multidisciplinary.
Cross-listing courses across multiple schools at IAC sets the tone for truly multidisciplinary education. Students are required to choose electives for credits. This not only exposes students to new and diverse disciplines, concepts, thoughts, or perspectives, but also helps them discover what interests them, and how to link their specialized areas of study to other variables.
Higher education is not only about gaining advanced knowledge of disciplines, but also learning more about yourself, discovering your interests, nurturing your passions, channeling your talents, challenging yourself and growing as a student, individual, and member of society
At the end of the day, the real world is complex. Phenomena are complex. You simply cannot understand it through one lens. A rounded, holistic perception is key. An inevitable outcome of looking at life and learning through a multidisciplinary lens is the ability to approach problems with a broader perspective.
For a student who is studying at IAC, for instance, the course on ‘Game Design & Development’ offered by the School of Digital and Cinematic Art (SDCA)—which combines the subjects of Game Design, Animation, and Information Technology—this crossing over and coming together of disciplines trains the mind to join the dots between many aspects of a problem. You begin to think out of the box. You can draw from a range of concepts, disciplines, and perspectives to identify the best integrated solutions to today’s problems that are themselves multifaceted.
New roles are being carved out with the changing times—and in an era of exponential change and development, an undiscovered future awaits young Pakistan. Even recruits are on the lookout for hiring multidisciplinary talent. Narrow training is giving way to transferrable and dynamic skills. Through a multidisciplinary approach, a student gains an arsenal of skills—problem-solving, critical thinking, time-management, self-management, communication and writing, analysis and research methodologies, teamwork, and much more—that are easily transferable across work environments.
Youngsters can now find very interesting careers in new and emerging fields as a result of a vibrant multidisciplinary background. It gives them the exposure, education, and experience to branch out into different directions and expands their avenues.
An ever-growing array of assistance is provided through the Job Placement Cell (JPC) to undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of career drafting, as well as in job and higher education settlements. It paves way for employers to pinpoint pertinent candidates and connects students with thriving professionals from diverse industries, which supports them flourish their professional competence and matching their skill set with the needs and conditions of potential employers.
We do our best for distinction in career assistance and placement services to provide convenience to undergraduate and graduate students by coming up with a range of career prospects through job and higher education placements within and beyond Pakistan. For career progression, we pursue to place our graduates in professionally developed administrations and provide a platform for our students to interact with prominent proficient trainers of the productiveness to boost their expertise at radical levels.
We envisage being acknowledged as an exceptional career service provider, enabling IAC students and graduates. We reassure them to hunt for prime educational and professional careers while instilling aspiring procedures and rehearses and upholding the premier degree of personal and professional veracity in our undertakings.
Considering the necessities of a competitive job arcade, the significance of professional growth along with academic brilliance cannot be overstated. Training breaks for professional development empower students to achieve self-reliance in the work they do and form integrity as they continue to attain new skills.
We recurrently arrange an extensive range of training activities which comprise replicated interviews, guest speaker sessions, and mock assessments to polish perceptive expertise and enhance the employability skills of pupils. To administer these activities, we engage prominent and veteran specialists from numerous industries and corporate sectors, and each student prefers to attend these activities. We entirely emphasize the subsequent areas for skill evolution of IAC students:
The JPC team also offers precise assistance to students to help them in discovering suitable occupations based on their individual needs and skills. Students often visit our office to seek recommendations on the following:
Under this program, the senior, junior, and sophomore year students from IAC visit the offices of leading companies for a few convenient hours to seek the counsel of high-profile, experienced professionals from the corporate sector, as well as acclimatize to professional working environments.
The idea of this mentorship program is to prepare our students for the job market and practicalities of professional life as well as enable them to face workplace challenges of the future. The program would also provide an opportunity to the organizations if a short-term project is assigned to the IAC students.
Objectives of the Program
Talent hunting is a real thing nowadays. Eminent companies approach prominent universities and institutions to hunt for new talents and genius employees.
A great number of national & international companies from various sectors come to IAC annually to mine the top talent of Pakistan. We help the recruitment partners to our best and facilitate them to ease the process. We also mentor and motivate our pupils to fully participate and get engaged in these recruitment activities for bright prospects.
With the paced expansion in the library, it is equipped with the latest publications and journals relevant to the programs at IAC. IAC is deeply committed to enriching the academic experience of students as well as teachers through its diverse collection of printed and digital resources.
A dedicated archival section accompanies a wide range of master artists like Khalid Iqbal, Anna Molka Ahmed, Colin David, Architects like Shaukat Nawaz Raja, designers and creative artists as well as important collections such as the Masood Khadarposh Trust and others.
You can also avail a vast collection of videos, slides, photographic collection, and other audio-visual material. Individual cubicles fitted with audio-visual technology are provided to facilitate researchers.
IAC has a dedicated collection of e-books and e-journals, which can be easily accessed through the computers placed within the library and through DVDs and other media transferable devices.
IAC Gallery is a state-of-the-art facility that reflects the institute’s vision of bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary art. It provides an opportunity for artists and curators and even students to exhibit their research-oriented work.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSES
The project management courses at IAC help explain how successful projects are organized and administered. Students learn about project life cycles. They are given tools and techniques for structured planning, how to manage change and risks, and how to manage stakeholder expectations hence training them as the leaders and managers of the future.
STUDENT FACILITATION CENTER
The main purpose of the establishment of this center is to facilitate IAC students by all means under the umbrella of the Student Facilitation Center (SFC). The mission was to enhance the personal, social, and career development of IAC Students. In SFC two main domains are working i.e. soft skills lounge and well-being center. The soft skill lounge offers courses for grooming & professional development. Soft skills strengthen students from within. These skills empower them to understand “who they are” and how best they can come across as competent individuals in any given situation and the well-being center promote a meaningful healthy life. We take care of our student’s strengths in a wholesome.
IAC organizes an annual “Job Fair” on the campus which is an outstanding way to meet potential employers in reputed organizations and companies. This fair not only provides golden employment opportunities but also provides an extensive network for career exploration, socialization, and personal and professional development.
The fair includes numerous national and international companies from various industries. Student counseling is also done on a very large scale to help guide them according to their aptitude, interests, and the scope of different areas globally. The fair has become a prestigiously great event for the students and the companies as well and still it is growing even greater for the large scale impacts it has on young students’ career opportunities and ease for the companies to discover fresh talent.
IAC provides a Student Exchange Program where students are sent to different renowned and popular institutes and universities for a definite span to explore, evaluate and judge various aspects of student life, competence, curriculum and activities. This Student Exchange Program helps our interested students to get exposure to other universities which not only helps to see their environment, curriculum, characteristics, practical and theoretical knowledge, cognitive skills, behavior, and values which can not only be used to improve performance but also to demonstrate and showcase their skills, talent, expertise, brilliance and experience to the other party.
This exposure not only is significant for their personal development as a student but also beneficial for the institutions to compare contemporary practical, intellectual, analytical, and theoretical knowledge. In today’s competent and proficient world, the exposure and experience for any skill are inevitable and IAC Student Exchange Program is significantly valued for serving the purpose.
IAC recently signed MOU with RUBIKA. RUBIKA is a private college specializing in Video Games, 2D/3D Animation, and Design, and is located on 4 campuses in Valenciennes (France). Seven Students traveled to France for summer camp which was fully funded by the institute. IAC is also in the process to collaborate with other universities like Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara, Turkey, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSFAU), Istanbul Turkey, and Bahcesehir University (BAU) Istanbul, Turkey.
IAC under SCE (Society for Cultural Education), in collaboration with Prospero, has signed an MOU for launching CVPA Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Students. We aim for the provision of a platform in the arenas of Arts, Media, Creativity, and its training and execution.
Performing Arts holds a focal point in transferring the traditional notions of art and contemporary innovations to the audience. This is executed by reintroducing the historical aspect and pitching their modern solutions through art. It has a subtle way of inducing its crux and core message in the viewers. It inculcates a sense of interactive skills and engaging communication in students. Not only encouraging self-confidence but also helping students ace in respective fields of arts holds a huge chunk in our goal.
Expanding the horizon of Performing and Visual Arts, IAC and Prospero in the alliance are leaving no stone unturned in inducing creativity in students of all fields by:
CVPA is aimed to train students in subsequent facets:
IAC has a Botanical and Herb Garden to promote its approach towards passive environmental control, safeguarding endangered species, and educative aspects regarding regional flora and fauna. Herbal and Fruit Garden is also part of this plantation. Conservation of indigenous species as a part of sustainable development can be used as a research laboratory and a data storehouse. Creating awareness and nuances of the global and the local issues about sustainable development goals, IAC has established a botanical garden at its campus that not only acts as a permanent reference center, an educational resource, but also as a living archive for the systematic research on the flora of Pakistan. At IAC, the collection contains fruit trees, endangered herbs, indigenous trees and shrubs of Lahore, and a wide range of flowering trees, shrubs, and creepers. The botanical garden at IAC serves in creating a miniature for conserving the fauna species beneficial for a balanced ecosystem.