Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A) after 12th


The Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) is a graduate level course that is designed mainly to provide students with the theoretical knowledge as well as technical skills that are needed to develop their own perspectives and practices in the area of contemporary visual art. The most important thing about this course is that opportunities are given to students to enhance their inborn artistic skills as to develop a career of their choice in the field of Arts. More details on how to approach the Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A) after the completion of class 10+2 is mentioned below.

Eligibility for Bachelor of Visual Arts Course

Aspirants who desire to join the BVA course must have a pass in class 12 from any discipline. They also need to have a natural interest towards the arts subject. They must be innovative and have the ability to understand art the way it is. Because of the availability of numerous specializations, it will be easy for students to choose an area that interests them. Once they have completed this graduate level course in Fine Arts, students can go for higher studies, namely the Masters Degree in Fine Arts.

Entrance Exam after 12th for Bachelor of Visual Arts

Admittance of aspirants into the BVA course is done in accordance with their performance in the entrance test performed by the institution concerned. Those aspirants who clear the exam with top marks shall be top listed and be informed about the personal interview and studio test. It is to be noted that preference will be given to those students who have learned arts and painting in their class 12.

  • Banaras Hindu University BFA Entrance Examination
  • Delhi University entrance exam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) Entrance Exam

Reference books for 12th students for Bachelor of Visual Arts Exam

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis by Anna Robertson
  • Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson

Reference books are not that much necessary for students when preparing for the Fine Arts exam. But they need to have an idea about the fundamentals of Fine Arts in addition to fine aesthetic skills. It’s good to be creative as well.

Preparing for Bachelor of Visual Arts course

A good eye for detail together with a creative mind is the basic thing needed by students who wish to study this course. As students need to express their ideas freely, communicative skills are also of vital importance as well. It will also be beneficial for them if they have fine technical skills and knowledge. One other thing to be ensured by all students is to select a college that offers the course they wish to join. It will be good if they conduct a small research about the college they are about to join, its affiliation and location etc.

Colleges offering Bachelor of Visual Arts Course

Many prestigious Indian institutes of education offer students the graduate level course in Visual Arts. A few of those institutions comprise of:

  • Colleges of Arts and Commerce, Vishakhapatnam
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai
  • University of Mumbai
  • Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal

A few other colleges that are of equal repute comprise of the Sri Venkateshwara College of Fine Arts, Goa University and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.



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2 Responses to “Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A) after 12th”

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    is their any difference bfa and bva course and another question is the animation course come under bfa or bva is theirvbany collge in kolkta bva animation couse or not

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