Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)is the standard under-graduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts.
It is an interactive course having duration of 3 to 4 years. This course is also known as BVA Bachelor of Visual Arts.Students who have completed their 10+2 can pursue Bachelor of Fine Arts.
The course can be pursued either for full-time graduate course or part-time graduate course .i.e. through correspondence or distance learning.
The average tuition fee for this course varies from 2 Lakh INR to 6 Lakh INR or as according to the fee structure of different universities.
Fine Arts includes Visual Arts and Performance Arts. Visual Arts and Performance Arts have always been an important part of cultures and traditions all over the world. From cave paintings to exquisite paintings of M.F. Hussain, all such art forms fall under the arena of Fine Arts.
In recent years, public’s knowledge as well as interest towards Fine Arts has increased, thus adding in to the curiosity towards this course. In this course students learn to create and appreciate visual works of art. This course leans towards creativity and aesthetic aspect of arts.
Candidates who have a natural interest for Visual Arts or possess natural skills as sketching, drawing and visualization are perfectly suited to pursue this course. This course is perfect for those who really enjoy creating and imagining and are interested in pursuing a career in visual and/or performance arts.
Bachelor of Fine Arts course is of 3 to 4 years depending upon the specialisation selected by the student. Some universities follow semester system in which there are two semesters in each year. For the correspondence or distance mode education, the minimum duration can be 3 years to 5 years or as according to the university.
Candidates who have passed 10+2 or Higher Secondary School Examination from a recognized board of education are eligible for admission to this course. Although there is no other set criteria but certain universities give preference to students who have studied arts in Higher Secondary and possess some knowledge of Visual and Performance Arts.
Admission forms for the BFA course are generally available along with other undergraduate courses’ application forms in the month of May. Mostly the admission is merit based and universities declare a common cut off list for admission to the program.
However, there are some institutes that conduct the entrance examination. Some fine arts institutes carry out Aptitude test and based on that, admission process is carried out.