Master of Fine Arts [MFA]

Masters of Fine Arts(M.F.A) is a postgraduate course in the study of visual and performing arts. A candidate has to be a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a recognised university in order to be eligible for this course. 

Masters of Fine Arts is a two year program and some colleges offer the course with a specialisation or give the candidate the freedom to choose a specialisation while doing the course. The course is completed over the duration of four semesters.  The mode of admission is either through Entrance Examination or on the merit marks in qualifying examination followed by a personal interview.

The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between 75,000 INR to 1.5 lakh.

Masters of Fine Arts graduate can obtain jobs in sectors like Graphic Designing, Electronic/ Print Media, Art directing, and Consultancy and can work as Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Art designer, Design Consultant, and Production Manager. A fresh graduate of this course can expect an average annual salary of 1 lakh to 2.5 lakh.

About Master of Fine Arts

Fine Arts is a course in visual arts and designing. Fine Arts often studies the importance, applications of Arts and its aesthetic values. It is a term which covers multiple disciplines under it. The course imparts knowledge and skills of visual and performing arts which would help students make a stunning career in the art and craft industry and contribute further contribute in the art and culture of the country. 

Who should opt for M.F.A.?

Anyone with creative mind and soul, who love colors and art should go for this course without any second thoughts. Person who is interested in learning new techniques and ways to play with paper and pencil, this is the field for him/her.


As stated earlier, the term ‘fine arts’ covers up many specialisations. Some of the specialities of Fine Arts are as follows:

  • Acting, Theater and Stage management
  • Ceramics
  • Computer animation, animation and graphic design
  • Creative writing and Dramatic writing
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Painting and Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Interior design


This course is completed over the duration of two years. Since the course follows a semester system over annual mode, the duration of the course is divided into four semesters like in Patna University, PatnaDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabadand Amity University, Lucknow.