MFA - MVA Master 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. Master of Fine Arts is a Post Graduate
Academic Degree in the field of Fine Arts. It is popularly known as MFA or MVA
which is an abbreviated form of the Master of Fine Arts degree or Master of
Visual Arts degree. Both are one and the same thing. Generally, under this
course a candidate undergoes training by registering under any Lecturer, Reader
or Professor under the guide-system or system of the institution. The emphasis
of MVA program is on practical studio, prescribed theory subjects and research
in selected fields.

Duration - MFA programs
duration is 2 years.


  • For pursuing Fine Arts Degree in Fine Arts one requires to have acquired
    the BFA Degree from any recognized University.

  • Some Institutes allow candidates appearing for the final year degree
    examination to apply for the program, provided they are able to produce
    their mark sheets as per the stipulated time specified by the Institute.

  • Foreign students studying in Indian Universities are required to appear
    in the Common Entrance Test. Foreign students, who have already qualified
    from Indian universities, are required to submit their latest GMAT scores
    failing which their applications will not be considered. Those foreign
    students do not belong to either of the above categories, i.e. (i) and (ii),
    are supposed to submit their latest GMAT or TOEFL scores.


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.

Online Fine Arts Masters Degree

There are several Online Fine Arts Colleges which provide Online Fine Arts
Degree. Students should have a Bachelors Degree in order to be eligible for the
enrolment for the Masters Program in Fine Arts. There are several accredited
schools and colleges offering Online Masters Program in Fine Arts. Enrolment
specifications and admission requirements for the masters program vary from one
institute to another.

Some of the Schools that offer Online Programs in Fine Arts are:

  • International academy of design and technology, Chicago.
  • Ashford University, Clinton.
  • AAmerican Inter continental University Online, Hoffman estates.
  • ICS Canada,Quebec.
  • Penn Foster Career School, Scranton.

In order to get detailed information, one can visit the respective websites
of the Institutes mentioned above.

Master of Fine Arts Subjects

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

Master of Fine Arts Specialisations

  • Architecture.
  • Comics.
  • Conceptual Art.
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Illustration.
  • Painting and Drawing.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking And Imaging.
  • Sculpture.
  • Theatre.

Who can and Who should pursue Master
of Fine Arts Degree

  • Those who want to gain advanced skilled within the discipline and
    practice of the fine arts are the one's who should apply for this degree.
    Master of Fine Arts Degree is meant for those who want to inculcate creative
    talent, self confidence, perseverance, awareness of, and interest in the
    social environment and community needs, tastes, and customs would benefit
    most from the MFA degree.

  • MFA Fine Arts Degree is also meant for those artists who are all ready
    in the business environment and are willing to acquire the acumen which
    enables one to take responsibility as well as criticism, to appreciate
    economic constraints of clients, to communicate with clients and take
    interest in all types of assignments.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of
Fine Arts Degree

  • After MVA, one can pursue, Ph.D. (Doctorate of Philosophy) degree.

  • Fine Arts Degree at Masters level hones individuals talent, motivation,
    interest and creates awareness of market for their creativity, experience
    and exposure.


Master of Fine Arts Jobs

Professionals in Fine Arts have many avenues open to them depending on their
talent, personality and perseverance. Graphic Arts Specialists help out in
Typography. Artists may design stamps for Postal Departments and also Travel
Brochures for Transport and Tourism Industry. After completing M.F.A. / M.V.A.
one can join in government or private colleges as Lecturers/ Reader/Professors.
One can also be independent Artist or be Self Employed.

Employment Areas

  • Art Critic.
  • Art Consultant.
  • Art Studios.
  • Advertising Companies.
  • Animation Companies.
  • Boutiques.
  • Cartoon Carping
  • Comics.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Fashion Houses.
  • Music Companies.
  • Publishing Houses.
  • Tourism Industry.
  • Tailoring Shops.
  • Television Industry.
  • Theatres.
  • Web Designing Companies.

Job Types

  • 3d Artist.
  • Art Critic.
  • Art Restorers
  • Art Teacher.
  • Animator.
  • Art Director.
  • Creative Director.
  • Drawing Teacher.
  • Editor.
  • Furniture Designer.
  • Freelance Workers.
  • Graphic Artist / Designer.
  • GGemologist.
  • Jewellery Designers.
  • Musicians./li>
  • Music Teacher.
  • Photographer
  • Production Artist.
  • Professor.
  • Senior Graphic Designer.
  • Sr. Art Director.
  • Set Designer.
  • Teacher (Art, Music, Theatre).
  • Theatre Director.
  • Writer.

MMFA - MVA Courses in India

M.F.A. (Drawing and Painting)

M.F.A. (Graphics)

M.F.A. (History of Arts)

M.F.A. (Print Making / Graphics)

M.F.A. (Sulpture)

M.F.A. (Visual Media)

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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