B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Duration: 3 Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: 10+2

B.F.A. stands for Bachelor of Fine Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts is an Undergraduate Academic course in the field of Fine Arts. Fine Arts in terms of academics, is the study and creation of visual works of art. Visual works of Arts can be in the form of painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, architecture, photography etc. BFA is an integrative course having duration of 3-4 years. It is also known as BVA which is an abbreviated form of Bachelor of Visual Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Course in it's initial year includes drawing, painting, figure drawing, portraiture, watercolour, art-making concept development, art history critique etc. The course can be pursued either as a Full Time Graduate Course or Part Time Graduate Course i.e. through Correspondence or Distance Education depending upon one’s choice. Candidates who have a natural interest for Visual Arts or natural skills such as sketching, drawing and visualization are perfectly suited for pursuing this degree. Those who really enjoy creating and imagining and are interested enough to carve a strong niche in the field of performing or visual arts should absolutely go for this one. Fine Art Courses provided through Correspondence or Distance Education Institutions include School of Open Learning in Delhi University and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree can be pursued by those candidates who have successfully completed their HSC (10+2) examinations in any stream from a recognised board.
  • Though there are no entrance test for the Bachelor of Fine Arts course but a few Institutes may conduct these.
  • Some BFA Institutes may conduct an Aptitude Test as well and on the basis of the test the final decision for admission is made.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Subjects

Bachelor of Fine Arts Subjects vary depending upon one's choice of specialisation.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialisations

  • Architecture.
  • Calligraphy.
  • Cartooning.
  • Dance.
  • Graphic Designing.
  • Illustration.
  • Music.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking.
  • Painting.
  • Sculpture.
  • Theatre.

Course Structure

1.  Most of all the Institutions offering BFA, have a Foundation Course which involves the 1st year. In the first year all the subjects of Visual Arts or Fine Arts available are taught.
2.  The 2nd year marks the beginning of the the 3 years Specialization Course.
3.  Based on the credits obtained in the 1st year, the 3 years Specialization Course is done.

Outlines of Tests, Syllabi and Courses of reading in the subject of Bachelor of Fine Arts for the Examinations of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 – Panjab University

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

(a) The following shall be the scheme of papers prescribed for the Examination to be held at the end of each year:-

Subject

No . of Papers

Examination Marks

Marks Reserved for Sessional Marks

Aggregate

Duration

THEORY (QUALIFYING SUBJECTS)

English

Paper-A

Paper-B


2

 

50

50

 

--

 

100

 

3 Hrs. each

Hindi

Paper-A

Paper-B

OR

Punjabi
Paper-A

Paper-B

OR

History of India

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

50

50

 

 

50

50

 

 

100

 

--

 

 

 

 

--

 

 

--

 

 

100

 

 

 

100

 

 

100

 

 

3 Hrs. each

 


3 Hrs. each

 

 

3 Hrs. each

BFA 1ST YEAR FOUNDATION COURSE (REVISED SCHEME)

(Common to all disciplines i.e. Painting, Sculpture, Applied Art, and Graphics (Printmaking)

THEORY

Cultural History of India

1

80

20

100

3 Hrs. each

Punjabi

compulsory

Paper-A

Paper-B

OR

History & Culture of Punjab (in

lieu

of

Punjabi

compulsory

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

40
40

 

80

 

 

 

10
10

 

20

 

100

 

 

 

 

100

 

3 Hrs. each

 

 

 

3 Hrs. each

Health Education

1

--

50

50

--

NOTE: ‘History and Culture of Punjab’ be allowed as an option in lieu of Punjabi (Compulsory).

In the following individual hardship cases:-

i) Students who have been out of Punjab for the last 10 years.
ii) Students who are not domicile of Punjab and have not studied Punjabi up to Class 10th i.e. Matric.
iii) Wards of Defence Personnel and Central Govt. Employees
iv) Foreigners.

The Syndicate clarified that ‘Students who have been out of Punjab for the ‘last 10 years’ would mean “Students, who are domicile of Punjab and have been living outside Punjab and Chandigarh for the last 10 years.”

PRACTICALS

Subject

No. of Papers

Exam Marks

Sessional Marks

Aggregate Marks

Duration

Geometry & Perspective

1

75

25

100

3 Hrs

Drawing

1

75

25

100

12 Hrs

Painting

1

75

25

100

12 Hrs

Design

 

75

25

100

12 Hrs

Lettering & Layout

1

75

25

100

12 Hrs

Clay-Modelling & Sculpture

1

75

25

100

12 Hrs

Printmaking

1

75

25

100

submission

*Note:- Unaided original works comprising of 2 compositions in print-making to be completed in 8 working days. Material to be supplied by the institution and work to be certified by the In-charge of the section for final assessment.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting) Second Year Theory
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting) Final Year Theory
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PRACTICALS
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*Note:- Unaided original works comprising 2/3/8/2/1 in Mural/composition Graphics (Printmaking)/Photography/Ceramics/Composition-B(3-Dimensional Wood Carving or Stone Carving ) to be completed in six weeks time. Material to be
 supplied by the institution and work to be certified by the In-charge of the session for  final assessment.

Bachelor of Fine Art (sculpture) Second Year Theory
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Bachelor of Fine Art (sculpture) Third Year Theory
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PRACTICALS
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Bachelor of Fine Art (sculpture) Final Year Theory
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*NOTE:- One unaided original work to be completed in six weeks time in any of the optional subjects. In the subject of photography 8 works (Photographic enlargements) are required to be submitted. Material to be offered by the institution and the work to be certified by the In-charge of Section for final assessment.

Bachelor of Fine Art (applied art) Second Year Theory
B.F.A. Syllabus

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Bachelor of Fine Art (applied art) Third Year Theory
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*Note:- Subsidiary group will consist of any two subjects from the following and will be the same in Final year as selected by the student of third year.

1. Blockmaking.
2. Lithography.
3. Printing & Typography.
4. Packaging.
5. Photography.
6. Interior Decoration.
7. Exhibition & Display of Design.
8. Computer Graphics.

Bachelor of Fine Art (applied art) Final Year Theory
B.F.A. Syllabus

PRACTICALS
B.F.A. Syllabus

*Note:- Subsidiary group will consist of any two subjects from the following and will be the same in Final year as selected by the student of third year.

1. Blockmaking.
2. Lithography.
3. Printing & Typography.
4. Packaging.
5. Photography.
6. Interior Decoration.
7. Exhibition & Display of Design.
8. Computer Graphics.

Bachelor of Fine Art (graphics-printmaking) Second Year Theory
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PRACTICALS
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Bachelor Of Fine Art (graphics-printmaking) Third Year Theory
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PRACTICALS
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Bachelor of Fine Art (graphics-printmaking) Final Year Theory
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PRACTICALS
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*Note:- Photography or blockmaking or mural or ceramics comprising 8/6/2/2 works respectively completed in six weeks time shall be submitted for final assessment duly certified by the In-charge of its being unaided and original works of the students. There shall be one internal and one external examiner for each paper of Theory and Practical Examination, who would jointly examine the candidates. Candidates are required to bring there own materials for all practical examinations.

Some of the renowned Institutes providing BFA Course:

For a list of Fine Art School and Bachelor of Fine Arts Colleges in India
 
Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of Fine Arts

1.  Bachelor of Fine Arts programme prepares the students for establishing a career in the field of visual communication and performing arts.
2.  After successfully completing BFA, one can pursue a Masters degree in Fine Arts i.e, M.F.A. (Master in Fine Arts) or M.V.A. (Master in Visual Arts).
3.  The degree helps a student to develop an overview of the Fine Arts industry. Those who want to rekindle their hidden or buried talent can also go for BFA.
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts Careers

After completing B.V.A. from any private or government Institution, a candidate can join in a school as an art teacher, as a photographer or as an artist in government offices. A graduate can also start a career as freelance workers and go for direction, photography, television, clothing and fashion. One can also start as art directors for magazines, on-line services, software companies, publishing houses, manufacturers, advertising, promotion and product design. Bachelor of Fine Arts jobs include 3d Artist, Art Critic, Art Teacher, Animator, Art Director, Creative Director, Drawing Teacher, Editor, Furniture Designer, Freelance Workers, Graphic Artist / Designer, Music Teacher, Production Artist, Senior Graphic Designer, Sr. Art Director, Set Designer etc.

Some of the related job areas and fields for B.F.A. 

  • Art Studios.
  • Advertising Companies.
  • Boutiques.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Fashion Houses.
  • Publishing Houses.
  • Tailoring Shops.
  • Television Industry.
  • Theatres.
  • Websites.
After completing B.F.A. you can become:
Fine Arts Courses
Fine Arts Degree Courses
B.A. (Drawing and Painting)
B.A. (Fine Arts)
B.A. (Hons.) (Fine Arts)
B.A. (Lalit Kala)
B.A. (Visual Arts)
B.F.A. (Applied Arts)
B.F.A. (Digital Graphics Technology)
B.F.A. (Drawing & Painting)
B.F.A. (Graphics)
B.F.A. (History of Art)
B.F.A. (Hons.) (Mural)
B.F.A. (Hons.) (Painting)
B.F.A. (Painting)
B.F.A. (Photography)
B.F.A. (Sculpture)
B.P.A. (Performing Arts)
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)
D.Litt. (Visual Arts)
M.A. (Art of Central Asia)
M.A. (Art of China and Korea)
M.A. (Art of Nepal and Tibet)
M.A. (Art of South East Asia)
M.A. (Drawing and Painting)
M.A. (European Art)
M.A. (Fine Arts and Painting)
M.A. (Fine Arts)
M.A. (Indian Art)
M.A. (Lalit Kala)
M.A. (Painting)
M.A. (Performing Arts)
M.A. (Sculpture)
M.A. (Visual Arts)
M.F.A. (Applied Arts)
M.F.A. (Filmmaking)
M.F.A. (Graphics)
M.F.A. (History of Arts)
M.F.A. (Painting Applied Art Sculpture)
M.F.A. (Painting)
M.F.A. (Print Making / Graphics)
M.F.A. (Sulpture)
M.F.A. (Visual Media)
M.Phil. (Performing Art)
M.Phil. (Visual Arts)
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Master of Performing Arts (M.P.A.) (Drama)
Master of Visual Arts
Ph.D. (Visual Arts)
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D.F.A. (Diploma in Fine Art), Applied Art with Graphic Designing
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Diploma in Applied Art
Diploma in Art and Craft
Diploma in Commercial Art
Diploma in Commercial Art / Graphic Design (Graduates)
Diploma in Commercial Art / Graphic Design (Professional)
Diploma in Fine Art (Advance)
Diploma in Fine Art (Painting)
Diploma in Fine Arts
Diploma in Painting
Diploma in Painting, Sculpture, Applied Arts
Diploma in Performing Arts
Diploma in Printing Arts
Diploma in Sculpture
Diploma in Sketching & Oil Painting
Diploma in Visual & Fine Arts
Foundation Diploma Course in Fine Arts
Post Graduate Diploma in Art and Craft
Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Designing & CAD/CAM (PGDCD)
Post Graduate Diploma in Sculpture
Professional Course of Fine Art (Foundation)
Fine Arts Certificate Courses
Certificate Course in Drawing and Animation
Certificate Course in Plate Making and Offset Printing
Certificate in Crafting Creative Communications (C.C.C.)
Certificate in Fine Arts
Certificate in Performing and Visual Arts
Certificate in Visual Arts - Applied Arts (CVAA)
Certificate in Visual Arts - Sculpture (CVAS)
Super Professional Course of Fine Art (Foundation)
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