Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year

102 courses | 69 colleges

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

Fine art courses have gained popularity amongst art aspirants who seek education in modern or emerging arts while focusing on the concepts of fine arts. They are one of the most popular MA Courses in India. Master of Fine Art is one such course that has seen a warm reception from students applying for master courses.

The elite Indian society has lately been emphasizing the importance of creativity and how students with new ideas should be encouraged. In the wake of this call for creativity, students seek a master of fine arts courses to excel in this field. Masters of Fine Arts can be a bright career option after pursuing Bachelor of Art courses.

There are various fine art degree courses as well as diploma courses in the field of arts that one can pursue at undergraduate as well as doctoral level. The programme covers various aspects of aesthetic arts that were created in the ancient or the medieval era. The course focuses on the concept of art rather than keeping it limited to the application. Self-initiated research is also an essential part of the programme to help the students understand current art practices.

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

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates who have pursued bachelors in fine arts or BA degree in the same field.
  • Minimum Marks Required: At least 50% marks

M.F.A Admission Process:

Admissions are done either on the basis of graduation score or on the basis of written test. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted to assess the students’ skills.

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

First Year:

History of Indian Architecture History of Indian Painting & Sculpture Drawing & Painting
Principles & Sources of Art History of Indian Painting Philosophy


Second Year:

History of Western Art History of Modern Movements in Art in Europe History of Modern Movements in Art in India
Aesthetics Creative Planning Exhibition & Seminar


Career Options and Job Prospects

With the privatization of India, a lot has changed for candidates who seek a career in arts. The options are not limited and various industries are opening their gates to creative artists in order to empower themselves with the aura of innovation. Following are some of the fields where candidates can apply for jobs after pursuing masters of fine arts:

  • Advertising
  • Art studios
  • Clothing industry
  • Dance studios
  • Digital media
  • Fashion houses
  • Magazines
  • Printmaking
  • Publishing houses
  • Sculpture-making

Apart from these, there is always the option of pursuing research and teaching as a career. There are some government universities that hire fine art graduates who can hone young art aspirants and prepare them to propagate creativity.

Salary packages depend on the type of jobs that you are taking. Advertising, fashion, art and dance studios are the highest paying sectors in this field that can offer packages of up to Rs. 40,000 per month for freshers. Experienced candidates can be offered up to Rs. 60,000 in this field depending on their skill and quality of experience.