HUNERKADA was founded by Mr. Jamal Shah, a renowned artist of Pakistan, at Islamabad in 1992. It expanded its footprint to Lahore in 1997 with establishment of its second campus in Pakistan. Hunerkada is a non-government and not-for-profit organization involved with education at college level offering a wide variety of programs in the fields of Visual and Performing Arts.
The programs being offered at Hunerkada include four year undergraduate degree programs, diploma programs, and short courses in almost all sectors of these fields. Hunerkada offers four years BS programs for Textile Design, Fashion Design, and Graphic Design. In addition Diploma and Certificate programs in various disciplines of Visual and Performing Arts, and Design are also offered.
Hunerkada has been actively engaged with renowned national and international organizations and have successfully completed projects with World Bank, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, Cold Water, BRSP, and BKTEF and have helped many other NGOs as consultants.
Hunerkada has a highly qualified, capable and motivated team of teaching as well as management personnel. High standards are being maintained to ensure satisfaction of its employees as well as the students. They ensure maximum efforts for best utilization of their capabilities in teaching as well as completion of various projects. Currently Hunerkada is working with UNICEF and Ministry of Education for the development of interactive Arts program for community based schools in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Hunerkada is also developing a resource base for teaching Quranic Calligraphy and traditional Islamic Arts. Hunerkada is a project of the Arst Association of Pakistan registered under Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860 registration No.RS/ICT/167 of 1992.