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About Bachelors of Fine Arts- BFA-3 Years/ BFA (Hons.) – 4 Years

The course philosophy for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Contemporary Art Practices is centered around nurturing creativity, honing technical expertise, fostering critical thinking, and encouraging ethical and socially responsible art practices. The program emphasizes the use of emerging technologies in art, encouraging students to explore the intersection of art and technology. The program also encourages students to explore the boundaries of art and critical ideas, promoting the hybrid nature of current art practices.

We aim to develop the individualization of the students’ pictorial language, allowing them to create art that is true to who they are. Our program is designed to address the needs of students looking to become successful emerging artists and creative minds with the skills to become active individuals in the art world through multiple outlets, including exhibition/sales routes, arts education, art writing, curation, and more.


Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Professional Communication
  • Fundamentals of Visual Arts
  • Historical Overview of Art Movements
  • Drawing and Painting
  • The World of Clay and Sculpture/ Creative Clay Creations
  • Digital Art and Design
  • Aesthetic Appreciation and Criticism (INDIAN)

Semester 2

  • Art Appreciation through Writing
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • Discover Art of India
  • Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Photography and Image Making
  • Advanced Digital Art and Design
  • Art and Cultural Discourse

Semester 3

  • Handmade in UID
  • Advanced Photography and Image Making
  • Art and Architecture in Ancient India
  • Art Across Eras: Greek to Renaissance/ Greek Foundations TO Renaissance Revival
  • Western Aesthetics
  • Elective -1
    1. Water Colour Painting
    2. Sculpture – Crarving
  • Project – 1

Semester 4

  • Moving Images: The Art of Video
  • Motion Graphics
  • Art and Architecture in Medieval India
  • Art Across Eras: Baroque to Romanticism
  • Indian Aesthetics
  • Elective -2
    1. Oil Painitng
    2. Sculptute – Casting
  • Project – 2

Semester 5

  • Advanced Video and Motion Graphics
  • Community Art Intervention
  • History of Modern Indian Art
  • History of Modern European Art
  • Post Moderism and Critical Theory
  • Elective -3
    1. Performance Art
    2. Instalation Art
  • Multimedia Art Project

Semester 6

  • Immersive Technologies-AR/VR Based Art
  • Public Art
  • History of Contemporary Indian Art
  • History of Contemporary Global Art
  • Portfolio Development
  • Elective -4
    1. Sound Art
    2. Electronic Art
  • Inter-Disciplinary Art Project

Semester 7

  • Art Internship
  • Exhibition Reviews
  • Global Art Market and Trends
  • Elective – 5
    1. Art Direction
    2. Sustainable Art Practice
  • Project – 5

Semester 8

  • Art Management
  • Research Paper
  • Graduation Display Project
  • On Successful Completion of 3 Years (6 Semesters ) -the degree awarded will be BFA
  • On Successful Completion of 4 Years (8 Semesters ) - the degree awarded will be BFA (Hons.)

Areas of Mastery

Students pursuing a BFA in Contemporary Art Practice often have the opportunity to explore and specialize in one or more of these areas based on their interests and career aspirations. Mastery in any of these areas often involves a combination of practical studio work, theoretical studies, critical analysis, and hands-on experience through exhibitions, internships, and collaborations. Some areas of mastery within this field might include:

  • Visual Arts: Mastery in traditional mediums like painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media techniques, as well as exploring innovative approaches and experimental forms of expression.
  • Digital Art: Proficiency in digital mediums such as digital painting, graphic design, 3D modeling, animation, interactive art, and multimedia installations.
  • Conceptual Art: Developing a deep understanding of conceptual frameworks, critical theory, and the ability to articulate complex ideas through art forms such as installations, performance art, and art interventions.
  • Contemporary Art Theory: Mastering the understanding and analysis of contemporary art movements, art history, critical theory, and philosophical concepts that underpin contemporary art practice.
  • Socially Engaged Art: Mastery in creating art that addresses social, political, or environmental issues, often involving community engagement, activism, or participatory art projects.
  • Site-Specific Art: Expertise in creating artworks tailored to specific locations or environments, exploring the relationship between art and space.
  • Experimental Media: Mastery in unconventional or emerging media such as virtual reality, augmented reality, bio-art, sound art, and new media installations.
  • Performance Art: Proficiency in creating and performing live art, exploring the body as a medium and addressing various themes through performance.
  • Curatorial Practices: Understanding the curatorial process, exhibition design, art curation, and the ability to organize and present art in galleries or other spaces.
  • Professional Development: Mastery in marketing, networking, entrepreneurship, and the business aspects of being a contemporary artist.

Programme USP's

  • Interdisciplinary Approach: This program has a unique interdisciplinary approach, allowing students to explore various art forms and techniques, including digital media, performance art, installation, and traditional fine arts.
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities: This program offers hands-on experiences and practical learning opportunities, such as studio sessions, artist collaborations, exhibitions, and community projects, offering students real-world exposure and networking possibilities.
  • Faculty Expertise and Mentorship: This program offers specialized faculty's diverse expertise and their roles as active practitioners in the contemporary art scene, providing mentorship and guidance to students based on real-world experiences.
  • Emphasis on Critical Thinking: This program believes in fostering critical thinking and conceptual development, encouraging students to question societal norms, engage in meaningful discourse, and develop their unique artistic voice.
  • Access to State-of-the-Art Facilities: The program allows students to access cutting-edge facilities, technology, and resources, enabling students to experiment with new mediums and techniques, fostering innovation and creativity.
  • Opportunities for Professional Development: The program has numerous initiatives for professional development, including internships, artist residencies, and workshops, preparing students for careers in the contemporary art world.
  • Engagement with Contemporary Issues: The program believes in commitment to addressing contemporary social, cultural, and political issues through art, encouraging students to create work that provokes thought and dialogue.
  • Portfolio Development and Exhibition Opportunities: Numerous support provided in developing a strong portfolio and opportunities for students to exhibit their work locally, nationally, or even internationally, aiding in their visibility and recognition as emerging artists.
  • Flexibility and Customization: The BFA program provides lots of flexibility within the program, allowing students to tailor their coursework based on their interests and career aspirations within the realm of contemporary art practices.


Graduate Profile

Masterful Artistic Skills

Graduates possess a strong foundation in traditional artistic mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpture, alongside proficiency in contemporary mediums including installation, performance, and digital art.

Technological Proficiency

Graduates are adept at utilizing digital tools and techniques, enabling them to navigate the digital landscape of modern artistry.

Conceptual and Critical Thinkers

Graduates have honed their ability to think critically and conceptually, understanding the historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts of art. They can articulate and defend their artistic concepts effectively.

Professional Expertise

Graduates are equipped with practical skills in marketing, portfolio development, exhibition planning, and understanding the business side of art, enabling them to thrive in the competitive art industry.

Interdisciplinary Prowess

Graduates have explored interdisciplinary approaches, allowing them to collaborate across diverse artistic disciplines and broaden their creative horizons.

Ethical and Socially Responsible Artists

Graduates engage with societal issues through their art, demonstrating a deep sense of ethics and social responsibility in their creative endeavors.

Effective Communicators

Graduates can express their ideas and artistic intentions eloquently, both in writing and verbally, facilitating meaningful dialogues about their work.

Entrepreneurial Acumen

Graduates possess entrepreneurial skills, including arts and financial management, grant writing, and other business skills, empowering them to manage their artistic careers independently.

Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Perspectives

Graduates exhibit a deep understanding of diverse cultural perspectives and inclusivity, reflecting these values in their artwork and interactions with diverse audiences.

Environmentally Conscious Artists

Graduates are aware of environmental concerns and integrate sustainable art practices into their work, contributing positively to the environment and society through their art.

Adaptive Innovators

Graduates are adaptable to changing trends and market demands, demonstrating innovation in their artistic expressions and approaches.

Global Art Ambassadors

Graduates are globally aware, appreciating art as a universal language, and are capable of engaging with international artistic communities."