Government Colleges for Bachelor of Fine Arts


Bachelor of Fine Arts shortly called as BFA is an integrative course, which extends to a period of four years. Candidates who wish to take up this course needs some natural skills like visualization, drawing and sketching.

The course enables the students to prepare themselves for a shining career in the industry of Fine Arts. This course is offered by a number of colleges in India and the list of Government colleges offering this course is given below:

Government Colleges offering BFA course:

Government College of Arts, Chandigarh

Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai

College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram

Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Allappuzha

Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata

Government College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai

Goa College of Arts, Panaji

Delhi College of Arts

Eligibility for Bachelor of Fine Arts Admission:

Any candidate who has completed his/her higher secondary (10+2) examination under any stream of education from a recognized board becomes eligible for seeking admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts course. Even though, most of the government colleges do not conduct any entrance examination for admission of students to the BFA course, some colleges are conducting aptitude test and admission is made to the BFA course based on the performance of the students in this examination.

What are the different specializations available in Bachelor of Fine Arts course?

Candidates can take up any of the following specializations in BFA course depending on their interest:

Theatre Arts



Paint making




Graphic designing





Higher Studies after BFA:

On completion of Bachelor of Fine Arts course, candidates can take up higher education in Master of Fine Arts in any of the aforesaid specializations or they can also do Post Graduate Diploma course in different areas of fine arts like sculpture, painting, dances, drama and music.

Career options after Bachelor of Fine Arts:

Candidates with Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation can find a wide range of job opportunities since this field has wide applications in the job market. Nowadays with the increasing demand for artists in different industries BFA graduates with specialization in painting, web designing, etc… can find job opportunities in the following areas:



Television industry

Tailoring organizations

Publishing houses

Fashion houses

Educational institutions


Advertisement companies

Art studios

Some of the positions that can be taken up by these professionals in Government/private sector companies are:

Set designer

Art Director

Graphic Designer

Production Artist

Music/drawing teacher

Freelance workers


Creative director

Furniture designers

With the development of fashion designing industry, BFA graduates can also find job opportunities in fashion designing companies. Thus, the employment potential of BFA graduates is obviously higher in present day job market or these professionals can also run their own business.

Therefore, if you have a strong desire for artistic works, then Bachelor of Fine Arts is the perfect course for you!



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30 Responses to “Government Colleges for Bachelor of Fine Arts”

  1. 30
    H S Lahiri:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I would like to know about
    1. list of Govt Colleges (rank wise) offering Bachelor degree in Photography as their reguler course.
    2. list of reputated private Colleges (rank wise) offering Bachelor degree in Photography as their reguler course.
    3. Future of Photography as career

    Thanks in advance for sharing these informations…..

  2. 29
    pranali mayekar:

    Rachana sansad college is good for BFA or not

  3. 28

    is there any colleges which offers B.F.A in dance at chennai

  4. 27
    Prachi Sharma:

    I want to pursue for BFA but my father says there is no scope after this as he himself have done 5 years course in fine arts from Shilap Bharati.

    Please advise and help . You immediate response will be highly appreciated

  5. 26
    Prachi Sharma:

    I want to pursue for BFA but my father says there is no scope after this as he himself have done 5 years course in fine arts from Shipl Bharati.

    Please advise and help . You immediate response will be highly appreciated

  6. 25
    chandrakanta mondal:

    Sir,i would like to study bfa in government college of arts and crafts, sir would you kindly give me the details of form release,entrance exam ,admission and other details?
    thanking you,
    chandrakanta mondal

  7. 24

    how much fees in bfa cours pls tell me, i am waiting

  8. 23
    Dr Bhupesh Chandra Little:

    Your list doesnot mention the “Lucknow College of Arts & Crafts” which is not only one of the three oldest colleges of arts in India but also the first institute to introduce Photography at BFA level in 1975 and also introduced MFA Photography in 1996, the only Masters’ Degree in Still Photography in India. Now they have a PhD on offer too in the same.
    I know this as I have been teaching there since 1995. Since 1975 Lucknow Arts College has become a full fledged faculty of Lucknow Univeristy and is also referred to as the Faculty of Fine Arts, Lucknow Univeristy.

  9. 22

    in tamilnadu which university has bfa,,, need adress around cbe or hosur,,

  10. 21
    Avaneesh rathore:

    In what basis thus the admission given in government colleges? PLZ TELLME…..

  11. 20
    bhavna belwanshi:

    plz tell me the entrance exam proccess in admisstion of bfa education

  12. 19

    what are the subjects in fine arts

  13. 18

    I am tanaya, finished 10+2 last year. i want to get admission in govt. art university kolkata.. please tell me when are the forms out for graphic design/applied art…. i’ll be waiting for your reply… thank you…
    - tanaya.

  14. 17
    aviral peeyush:

    i am aviral peeyush and i finished my class 11 and know i will be promoted in class 12 but i want to know that when are the forms out for bfa and of any government university.I don’t have enough knowledge for course of BFA.
    Please tell me maximum fees for 4 years,and best government college in India and when would be there forms available and entrance exam date.
    can i get the entrance model paper any where in the market and which books are there for the entrance available in the market.

  15. 16
    anjani devi:

    kindly tell me when the BFA entrance exam will be conducted for the session 2012 and when is the last date to apply for this course..??

  16. 15

    im persuing my final year be (ece) ……im interested in arts …..i want 2 apply for master of fine arts ….im i eligible to apply …..if so please mail me the list of colleges ………. do we hav any enterance for mfa…..

  17. 14
    Akash Chowdhury:

    I’m a student of class 12 and will be appearing for the Higher Secondary Examinations next year. I keep interest in painting and learning so since 12years. I wish to go for BFA and MFA and build my career with so. If you please suggest a good Art College in Kolkata and a detail of the job oppertunity after BFA and MFA. I’d be faithful to you for you reply.
    Thank you.

  18. 13

    how much fees is required in BFA course ?

  19. 12
    lavisha gulati:

    i want to do bfa but i dont hv kwledge regardin govt collge of bfa???????

  20. 11

    I will didnot fines that 12 but i like study for painting… nan padikalama sir?

  21. 10
    keertika gwal:

    please tell me when the notification for entrance exame of bfa 2012 releasing

  22. 9
    amrith cr:

    i had done my (bfa) degree and i was working in private comapany but now i wan 2 join for govt.job can u sugest me

  23. 8

    what is the age bar for admission to BFA?

  24. 7
    tirupahi rao:

    we r looking or jobs in sculpture field

  25. 6
    S Selvi:

    I finished my BSc Visual communication, i want to study MFA in government fine arts college… Can i do MFA with my BSc degree..?

  26. 5
    ekta soni:

    what is the last age limit for admission in B F A

  27. 4

    respected sir/madam,
    i am a graduation student n will b complleting it next yr.i hav great interest in painting n i want to learn please suggest me some good colleges where i can pursue fine arts course within short duration.
    you may hav a look onto my sketches on facebook account

  28. 3
    sunny kishore:

    sir/madam maine govt. school se is year 12 pass ki h

    sir/madam mujhe “Govt. College For Bachelor of Fine Art” ke enterance exam ki date pta krni hai

    sir/madam PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ enterance exam ki date mjhe pta krne mai meri halp kre….

  29. 2

    i’m persuing b.c.a but i have a great intrest in fine arts. specially in painting, calligraphy, sketching. i want to learn about these. what sould i do plz suggest me……..

  30. 1
    anuradha misal:

    what are the subjects included in the examination of BFA and which books I should refer for it?