Details on BFA Course


Bachelor of Fine Arts is an undergraduate programme designed for candidates having interest in the areas of fine arts such as drawing, visualization etc. The course is also known as Bachelor of Visual Arts. It covers areas such as acting, computer animation, creative writing, dramatic writing, drawing, visual effects, interior design, photography, sculpture and stage management etc. In India almost all universities offer BFA course. Unlike all other under graduate programmes, the duration of BFA course is 4 years. Eligibility

Candidates who have completed their higher secondary studies in any discipline are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts course. Some universities ask for a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate as the eligibility criteria. Some colleges conduct entrance aptitude test for this course followed by interview. Entrance test is conducted to measure the natural interest of the candidates towards the subject.

Course details

There are several branches in fine arts degree course and the candidates can select their own choice of specialization. Some universities follow semester system while others conduct the course in yearly mode. They covers basics of the fine arts in the first year and from second year onwards the candidates can focus on their specializations. Specialization can be opted on the basis of the credits obtained by the candidate in the first year. Specializations available in Bachelor of fine arts course are as follows

  • Applied Art
  • Architecture
  • Calligraphy
  • Dance
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Print making
  • Theatre
  • Sculpture
  • Graphic designing
  • Cartooning

Some of the top institutes that offer BFA course in India are as follows

  • Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art
  • University of Mumbai
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Delhi Kala Bhavan
  • Viswa Bharati University, West Bengal
  • Sikkim Manipal University

Course Curriculum


  • History of Art I
  • Foundation English I
  • Environmental Studies
  • Drawing I
  • 2D Art & Design (Applied Art) I
  • Color Composition (Painting) I
  • 3D Art (Clay Modeling) I
  • Print Making I


  • History of Art II
  • Foundation English II
  • Basics of Computer Fundamental
  • Drawing II
  • 2D Art & Design (Applied Art) II
  • Color Composition (Painting) II
  • 3D Art (Clay Modeling) II
  • Print Making II


  • Western Aesthetics I
  • History of Western Art I


  • Western Aesthetics II
  • History of Western Art II


  • Indian Aesthetics I
  • History of far Eastern Art I


  • Indian Aesthetics II
  • History of far Eastern Art II

Apart from this, syllabus of BFA course includes specialization subjects also (from semester II onwards). This may vary according to the stream selected.

Scope and future prospects of BFA course

Fine arts is a vast subject having many future options. Candidates can either go for career options or higher studies. Interested candidates can do post graduate programme in fine arts. Job opportunity is abundant for fine arts graduates in many areas. Aspirants can look for job opportunities in advertising companies, art studios, fashion designing, photography and product designing etc  Graduates can start their career as freelancers, art director, web designer, graphic designer, copy writer and visualizer etc. Experienced professionals can become senior artist or agency manager with a remuneration of Rs. 1,00,000/- to Rs. 3,60,000/- per annum.



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One Response to “Details on BFA Course”

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    mohd zaid:

    sir meine 12th 2012 mein paas kiya hai mein b.f.a mein admission lena chahta hoon iski fees kitni hogi aur kitne saal ka course hai plz reply me….