BFA - BVA Bachelor of Fine Arts

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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. Bachelor of Fine Arts is an
Undergraduate Academic Degree awarded in the course or a program in the field of
Fine Arts. It is popularly known as BFA or BVA which is an abbreviated form of
the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Bachelor of Visual Arts degree. Both are one
and the same thing. 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.

- BFA is an integrative course having duration of 4


  • 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 do conduct these.

  • BFA Institutes may also conduct an Aptitude Test and on the basis of the
    test the final decision for admission is made.

Course Structure

  • 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.

  • The 2nd year marks the beginning of the the 3 years Specialization
    Course. Based on the credits obtained in the 1st year, the 3 years
    Specialization Course is done.

For a list of Fine Art School and Bachelor of Fine Arts Colleges in India.
Fine Art Courses are also provided through Correspondence or Distance Education
by various Institutions. Two amongst these are - School of Open Learning in
Delhi University and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi
provide fine arts courses in correspondence

Bachelor of Fine Arts Subjects

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

Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialisations

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

Who can and Who should pursue
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

  • As the term, Fine Arts goes, there is no doubt that this field is meant
    only and only for Artists or people with Artistic Skills in any of the
    Visual Arts. Some people are not good at conventional degree which are
    normally pursued but they might have a strong hand in Visual Arts. One
    should be radical in their ideas and at the same time be practical enough to
    create original, inspiring work.

  • 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.

  • There are some who do have a strong liking for Visual Arts but are all
    ready involved in another occupation or there are some who did have the
    skill but it got buried by the requirement of acquiring a conventional
    degree as per the trend. Those who want to rekindle their hidden or buried
    talent can follow their heart with BFA.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Fine Arts Degree

  • 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

  • The degree helps a student to develop an overview of the Fine Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts programme prepares the students for establishing a
    career in the field of visual communication and performing arts.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Jobs

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.

Employment Areas

  • Art Studios.
  • Advertising Companies.
  • Boutiques.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Fashion Houses.
  • Publishing Houses.
  • Tailoring Shops.
  • Television Industry.
  • Theatres.
  • Websites.

Job Types

  • 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.


BFA - BVA Courses in India

  • B.A. (History of Fine Arts)
  • B.A. (Hons.) (Fine Arts)
  • B.A. (Visual Arts)
  • B.F.A. 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. (Print Making and Graphics Design)
  • B.F.A. (Sculpture)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA (Film + Media)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts � BFA (Animation + VFX)
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)
  • M.A. (Film + Media)
  • M.B.A. (Film + Media Management)

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