DIPLOMA IN MUSHAF ARTSJPT/BPP(MQA/A9462)
(DIPLOMA IN ISLAMIC FINE ARTS & CALLIGRAPHY)
This programme was developed to generate experts in Islamic Arts particularly in calligraphy and Quranic illumination.
It is an integration of contemporary and traditional Islamic Arts. The syllabus includes graphic applications and the production of Islamic artworks.
Types Of Islamic And Arabic Calligraphy
Study Nasakh Calligraphy At Restu College
Nasakh, which means “copying”, was developed in the 10 century, and refined into a fine art form in Turkey in the 16 century. Since then it became generally accepted for writing the Quran. Nasakh is legible and clear and was adapted as the preferred style for typesetting and printing. It is a small script whose lines are thin and letter shapes are round.
Study Kufi Calligraphy At Restu College
Kufic script, a heavy monumental Arabic script suited to stone carving, appears in the earliest surviving Quran manuscripts. In these, the diacritical marks over the letters are sometimes painted in red. The two styles were often used for contrast in architecture and decorative contexts.
Study Thuluth Calligraphy At Restu College
Thuluth was the medieval Islamic style of handwritten alphabet. Thuluth (Arabic: “one-third”) is written on the principle that one-third of each is a letter slopes. It is a large and elegant, cursive script, used in medieval times on mosque decorations. It was also used for many of the large copies of the Quran produced from the 13 century.
Study Riq’ah Calligraphy At Restu College
Riqah is the simpler style of everyday writing is very economical and easy to write. It is popular for writing in both Turkish and Arabic.
Study Diwani Calligraphy At Restu College
The Diwani script is a cursive style of Arabic calligraphy developed during the reign of the early Ottoman Turks (16 – early 17 century). As decorative as it was communicative, Diwani was distinguished by the complexity of the line within the letter and the close juxtaposition of the letters within the word.
Study Ta’liq/Farsi Calligraphy At Restu College
Ta’liq is a cursive style of lettering developed in Iran in the 10 century. It is thought to have been the creation of Hasan ibn Husain Ali of Fars, but, because Khawaja Abdul Mali Buk made such vast improvements, the invention is often attributed to him. The rounded forms and exaggerated horizontal strokes that characterize the Ta’liq letters were derived primarily from the Riq’ah script.
DURATION OF STUDY
2 1/2 Years (7 Semesters)
SPM / SPMV or equivalent with 3 credits
– Professional Arabic Calligrapher- Islamic Artist – Graphic Designer
– Islamic Arts Entrepreneurs – Qualified Calligraphy Teachers – Museum