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Global Classroom for Art and Design


‘Global Classroom’ for art and design is an exciting initiative introduced by Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. The brainchild of renowned artist and Dean of BNU-MDSVAD Mr. Rashid Rana, this online program is one of the first such summer programs of its kind offered by any Art & Design institution in South Asia and is designed to include faculty and students from all around the world, ensuring a dynamic online environment committed to enhancing the educational experience of all students that are enrolled.

For the pilot Global Classroom Summer Semester 2020, faculty and teaching associates from Pakistan, India, UAE, UK, France, Greece, Germany & the USA would be conducting workshops, seminars and teaching various 3-credit and 1.5 credit Art & Design courses through remote instruction.

Dean Rashid Rana believes that ‘the emergent age of the virtual, accelerated through COVID 19, has enabled paradigms that perhaps did not exist earlier thus enabling new modes of teaching and learning, leading to the brand-new world that we live in today - a world unified through lack of distance, immediacy and more than anything – limits’.

The Global Classroom for art and design falls in sync with the mission statement of BNU and BNU-MDSVAD. Established in 2003, BNU is the first liberal arts university of Pakistan offering modern curricula in a range of conventional and new disciplines to undergraduate and graduate programs. As a school of BNU, Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (BNU-MDSVAD) believes that art and design education must equip both faculty and students with adaptive tools, skills and strategies to develop multi-modal ideas relevant to the changing interconnections and contexts of global learning. Placing great value in current ideas and practices in visual arts and design that cut across geographical and cultural boundaries, BNU-MDSVAD seeks to foster an independent vision amongst its students, faculty and alumni.

Interested applicants can download the digital cataloge and reserve their slots on first come first serve basis by visiting 

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