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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years-4 years
Average Fee
20 K-50 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a three-year undergraduate programme which is the academic study of visual work of art such as painting, dance, sculpture, photography, painting, and others. The course is also known as Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA). It is a great career choice for the aspirants who enjoy imagining and creating something new. BFA offers students professional training standards, cultural exposure, aesthetic awareness and knowledge about different types of arts.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50% to 60%, varies from college to college
  • Age Limit: Some colleges and entrance exams may have an age limit for candidates who seek admission in BFA.

Note: It is mandatory to submit original copies of necessary documents, mark-sheets at the time of admission.


BFA Admission Process:

For BFA there is mainly direct admission on the basis of the selection criteria that may vary from college to college.

Some colleges and universities conduct entrance examination for the same.

Following are some of the popular BFA Entrance Exam:

  • Delhi University Entrance Exam
  • JNAFAU Entrance Exam
  • Banaras Hindu University Entrance Examination

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Syllabus

First Year:


Portrait Painting


History & Appreciation of Art

Painting from Full Figure

Poster Design

Methods & Materials1

Composition Painting

Press Advertisement


Second Year:

Specialization Courses

Graphics Printmaking

Magazine Advertisement

Environmental Education

Composition A

Composition B, dimensional, stone and wood carving

Methods & Materials 2

Ceramics & Moulds

Aesthetics 2


Third Year:

Specialization Courses 2

History & Appreciation

Composition Painting 3

Method & Materials 2

Life Study

Drawing 3

Aesthetics 2

Print Making

Indian Aesthetic, Portrait Painting

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Career Options and Job Prospects

A bachelor's degree in Fine Arts can lead to various employment opportunities such as ceramics, animation, drawing, film production, craft artist, fine artist, art teacher and others. Interested candidates can pursue further studies and choose to pursue a master's degree in photography, fine arts, ceramics, creative writing, and any other degree in the field of fine arts.

BFA helps students build holistic approach in the field of fine arts to make them job-ready for various art-studios, publishing houses, and others. The annual salary of a fresher after pursuing BFA is Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh.

Questions Related to BFA Course

What are the requirements for MFA admission in a reputed institution after BFA?

-sooryaUpdated on June 04, 2021 04:57 PM
  • 1 Answer
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Dear student, the following pointers will explain to you the detailed eligibility criteria which you have to fulfil to be ...


How much is the annual BFA programme fee at MIT World Peace University Pune?

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  • 1 Answer
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Dear student, the annual BFA programme fee at MIT World Peace University Pune is INR 1,20,000/-. The university ...


When will the BFA admission process for the academic year 2021-22 at Government College of Art Chandigarh begin?

-rinkiUpdated on May 04, 2021 04:50 PM
  • 1 Answer
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Dear student, the official website of the Government College of Art Chandigarh does not contain any information regarding when the ...


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FAQs about Bachelor of Fine Arts

I want admission in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam , Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) courses.

What are the top colleges offering Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Gargi College (New Delhi) , Hindu College (New Delhi) , Ramjas College (New Delhi) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Madras Christian College (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or not.

What is the average fee for the course Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) ?

The average fee for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is INR 40,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) are : Psychology , Fashion & Textile Design , Visual Communication , Traditional Sculpture.

What is the duration of the course Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) ?

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a 3 year course.

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