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At A Glance2019-11-21T06:43:43+00:00

1964-65

Rabia Zuberi and Hajra Zuberi setup a small art school
The School was registered with Board of Technical Education
Named the school “Mina Art School” after their Father’s name

1966

Mansoor Rahi joined Mina Art School as Principal

1968

First batch completed their 4 years Fine Arts diploma
Lubna Agha, Abdul Hafeez and Taufeeq Ahmed were in the first batch

1970

School was renamed as Karachi School of Art suggested by Shakir Ali

1974

1000 sq yards land was acquired for the School in Gulshan area

1975

Mansoor Rahi and Hajra Mansoor moved to Islamabad
Rabia Zuberi became the Principal
Abdul Hafeez was appointed as Head of Fine Arts Department

1978

Abdul Hafeez left KSA and joined PTV
Zaheen Ahmed promoted to Head of Fine Arts
Construction of the new campus began

1979

School was shifted to its new single floor campus

1980

Established department of Graphic Design

1984

Ather Jamal was appointed as Head of Graphic Design
First batch of Graphic Design graduates

1986

KSA organized its first art exhibition “Artists of Tomorrow with Artists of Today”

1988

Participated in International Biennale of SAARC countries
Ghalib Baqar of KSA won first prize in painting

1989

KSA celebrates its Silver Jubilee (25 years)

1990

First Floor of the building was constructed

1994

Department of Textile Design was established
Durr-e-Afshan was appointed as first Head of Textile Design
Initiated Truck Art Caravan project in collaboration with PSO

1995

Artist Exchange Program in collaboration with Scotland Transport Museum

1996

Department of Computer Graphics was established
Won top seven positions in Athena Awards
Second floor of the building was constructed

1998

First batch of Textile Design graduates
First batch of Computer Graphics graduates

2002

Roll Call exhibition of 52 artists from KSA was held at VM Gallery

2003

Rabia Zuberi honored with Life-time achievement award at the 8th National Exhibition

2004

Grand celebration on completion of 40 years

2006

State of the art CADCAM facility introduced in Textile Department

2007

Imran Zuberi was appointed as the Executive Director

2008

Romila Kareem was appointed as Coordinator Academics
KSA Gallery was established on campus
Shahana Rajani appointed as the first Curator of the Gallery

2010

Karachi University granted affiliation to KSA
Rabia Zuberi honored with President’s Award for Pride of Performance

2011

In recognition of Zaheen Ahmed services KSA Library was renamed as Zaheen Library

2013

KSA launches its first quarterly newsletter titled Takhleeq

2014

KSA celebrates its Golden Jubilee – 50 years of success
Roll Call – II was held at VM Art Gallery to commemorate 50 years
Printmaking dept. initiated Golden Jubilee Box Print portfolio project
First degree batch graduates

2015

Fashion Design department was established
Javeria Shahid was appointed as first Coordinator of Fashion Design
Launched professional evening programs in multiple disciplines

2016

Affiliation with University of Karachi discontinued
Last degree batch graduates with KU

2017

Convocation for all degree batches held