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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) is a 3 years undergraduate course. Fine Arts degree is also known as a B.F.A. or B.V.A. (Bachelor of Visual Arts). B.A. in Fine Arts is an established course including ideas of different types of visual and performing expressions including painting, design, engineering, music, and verse that are created principally for style or excellence instead of the business application.

B.F.A. in Applied Arts is expected to interface qualified understudies with foundations and ventures in a successful way. It is an imaginative program intended to fill in as an instructive stage to touch off inventive enthusiasm in, and build up an exceedingly innovative activity situated profession for, intrigued candidates.

This course can be:

  • Full-time Graduate course.
  • Part-time Graduate course.

Courses & Eligibility

For Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) course, a candidate must not be from any particular stream. The following educational eligibilities are required for the course of B.F. A.:

  • 12th passed with not less than 50% marks from a Recognized Board
  • Candidates passed 10+2 from any stream are eligible to apply for this course
  • There is no Entrance Test for B.A.

Course Curriculum

The syllabus of the course of B.F.A. may differ from college to college, but the structure is the same. A definite syllabus of the same is as per the following:


Indian Culture and Art
Geometry and Perspective
Drawing I
Clay Modeling
2 D Design
Communication Skills I
Environmental Studies
2 D Design – II
Drawing II
Mold Making and Casting
Object Photography
Communication Skills IV


History of Indian Art -I
Lino Cut Print
Portrait Painting – I
Pictorial Composition - I
Drawing – III
Indian Aesthetics
Portrait Painting – II
Wood Cut Print Making
History of Western Art - I
Pictorial Composition - II
Drawing – IV


Pictorial Composition - III
Life Study – I
Educational Trip
Western Aesthetics
Drawing – V
History of Indian Art - II
Life Study – II
Graphics Tools
Art Gallery Management
Print Making in Mix Media
Composition Painting – I

Career Prospect

Job Profiles and Work areas for the Graduates of BFA are as follows:

BFA Graduate can get jobs in the following areas:

Advertising companies
Art studios
Clothing industry
Dance studios
Digital media
Fashion houses
On-Line services
Publishing houses
Publishing industry
Graphic arts
Films and theatre productions
Textile industry

BFA Graduate can work at the following designations:

Art therapist
Multimedia programmer
Drawing Teacher
Set Designer
Production Artist
Music Teacher
Creative Director
Furniture Designer
Art Director
3d Artist

Pay & Remuneration

Employees with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Degree, the average minimum salary ranges by the position of job and their experience and also the company and condition of the company.

Salary of a B.F.A. Graduate may be Rs. 15,000 - Rs. 25,000 per month for a fresher. It may increase with working experience and eligibility of employee.

Famous Personalities

Some of the famous personalities in the field of Fine Arts are as follows:

  • Cate Blanchett (14 May 1969)
  • Sharon Stone (10 March 1958)
  • Timothy Olyphant (20 May 1968)
  • Kenneth Branagh (10 December 1959)
  • Igor Kufayev (5 January 1966)
  • Egon Schiele (31 October 1918)
  • Bryan Ferry (26 September 1945)
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (30 November 1825 - 19 August 1905)
  • Amrita Sher-Gil (30 January 1913 - 5 December 1941)
  • Abanindranath Tagore (7 August 1871 - 5 December 1951)
  • Raja Ravi Verma (29 April 1848 - 2 October 1906)
  • Nandlal Bose (3 December 1882 - 16 April 1966)
  • Tyeb Mehta (26 July 1925 - 2 July 2009)
  • Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 - 7 August 1941)
  • Jamini Roy (11 April 1887 - 24 April 1972)
  • M F Husain (17 September 1915 - 9 June 2011)
  • Nicholas Roerich (9 October 1874 - 13 December 1947)

Top Colleges in India

There are various Government as well as Private colleges available for the course of B.F.A. across India. Some of the famous and top colleges are as follows:

Top Colleges for B.F.A
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
College of Art, Delhi University, Delhi
Government College for Women, Ludhiana
Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Delhi
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda
Kurukshetra University, Haryana
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Jamia Millia Islamia,  New Delhi
Banasthali University: Faculty of Fine Arts, Banasthali
Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal
Allahabad University: Faculty of Arts, Allahabad
Sri Sri University, Odisha
College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai

Other Details

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Specialization Courses:

  • Architecture
  • Graphics Designing
  • Calligraphy
  • Cartooning
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre

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