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Rawalpindi Institute of Art and Design (RIAD), is Registered with the Registrar of Firms Rawalpindi District, vide ROF/RWP/664 dated 17 June 2011. RIAD is also affiliated with Skills Development Council (SDC) Islamabad.

The Institute has regular classes for four days a week i.e. Mondays through Thursdays and remains closed on the remaing days of the week. Timings are 9.00 am to 1.30 pm. As 96% students are female, evening classes have been deferred due to severe power outages, administrative and other issues.

RIAD, offers its students a platform that helps to develop and hone their artistic skills. Currently six courses are being run i.e. Interior Design, Textile Design, Graphics Design, Textile & Fashion Design, Photography & Fine Arts covering, drawing, sketching, painting and calligraphy. Courses planned to be added in the future are Multimedia and Film making.

Prospective Students

  • People of any age, unable to acquire mainstream education due to various reasons.
  • Those who wish to learn or improve upon their skills and augment their incomes.
  • Students that wish to enroll in institutes or universities where drawing is a prerequisite for admission, e.g. National College of Arts, Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Iqra University, Fatima Jinnah Women University, National University of Science and Technology, COMSAT etc.
  • Summer camp for children.


At RIAD, we craft art and our students learn to appreciate and blend traditional craft with modern art in an atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning. In the backdrop of prevalent economic and social despondency, RIAD aims to empower its students ( By God's Grace ) with skills that give them the confidence to be strong, take control of their lives and help their communities in turn. Simply put, we help our students and they in turn help their communities.


Pakistan is blessed with a fertile land, hard working people, great history and abundance of human talent yet the number of unemployed graduates, already existing by the thousands increase by each passing year. Our youth is either wandering aimlessly on the streets, falling victim to illegal narcotics or being exploited to extremism. There is boredom, monotomy and aimlessness. In all this gloom, people have ceased to smile, laugh or enjoy. Our mission is to give them hope, by offering them usable, potent skills. Skills that will allow them to creat visually appealing work befitting the requirement of the modern world, thus offering them as an alternative, brighter life and a viable future.






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