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College of Fine Arts - [CFA], Thiruvananthapuram

College of Fine Arts - [CFA], Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Estd 1881 KU, Thiruvananthapuram Public

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Located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, The College of Fine Arts is one of the premier institutions of the Government of Kerala. The college is administered by DTE Thiruvananthapuram and offers Bachelor and Master degree courses in Fine Arts.

DTE organizes an annual common entrance test (Aptitude Test) for admission in the integrated B.F.A. course of the college. In all courses, the standard reservation policies of the Government are applicable.

College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram Highlights

Established | Institute Type1881 | Government
Accredited toDTE Thiruvananthapuram
Affiliated toUniversity of Kerala
Courses offeredB.F.A. and M.F.A
Application modeOnline
Admission criteriaEntrance Test
Entrance exam nameCommon Entrance Test of DTE
Facilities availableArts Galleries, Hostels, Casting Studios, Canteen, Computer Lab, Library
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College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram Courses

College of Fine Arts currently offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses in Fine arts.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Integrated)Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 pass from a recognized institute
Selection criteria: Entrance test
Master of Fine Arts
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: B.F.A. degree from a recognized institute with specialization in the relevant field
Selection criteria: Merit Specialization offered: Painting and Sculpture 

Read More: College of Fine Arts Courses & Fees

College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram Admission

The College of Fine Arts in Thiruvananthapuram admits students in its Bachelor program through a common entrance test organized by DTE. For the Master's course, the selection is based on merit.

How to apply?

  • Visit the online admission portal of DTE Kerala.
  • Register using your basic details.
  • Log in to complete the detailed application form.
  • Upload image and signature as per the requirement.
  • Pay the examination fees.
  • Appear and successfully qualify the entrance test.
  • Select the College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram as your preferred institution.

College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram Scholarships

The College of Fine Arts offers a limited number of scholarships for talented students. The scholarships are mainly from external sources.

  • The Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant: Annual grant of INR 2 lakhs to support a year-long independent research project.
  • Palette People Fine Arts Scholarship 2020: Only for the final year students of MFA and BFA. The student also needs to be a Keralite.
  • CIMA Awards 2022: Award for talented artists between the age of 25 to 45 years.

College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram Facilities

We have listed some of the top facilities of the College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram below.

  • Art Gallery: The college boasts five specious art galleries which host annual shows and passing out students work.
  • Work studios: The college offers a number of state of the art studios that equip students with various skills. These include Bronze Casting Studio, Ceramic and Pottery Studio, Graphics Printmaking Studio, Photography/Process Studio, Welding & Metalwork studio and wood-work studio.
  • Hostel: The college currently offers hostel facilities only for male students. The hostel is located on the campus and can accommodate 120 students.
  • Library: The library of the college has a gigantic collection of about six thousand books. The students can also access selected journals.

College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram Faculty

A highly qualified and experienced faculty guide the students in the College of Fine Arts. The college currently has three departments. The faculty strength is listed below.

  • Professor: 6
  • Lecturer: 11

Read More: College of Fine Arts Faculty


Ques. How to reach the College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram?

Ans. The College of Fine Arts is located in the heart of the city of Thiruvananthapuram. It's located in Palayam, on the M.G. Road and only a few meters away from the Kerala State Legislative Assembly building.

Ques. How are the placements of College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram?

Ans. Being an art college, the college does not offer any specific placement opportunities. Still, many of its graduates find employment in different sectors easily.

Ques. How are the practical classrooms of the College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram?

Ans. All the practical classrooms aka studios are spacious and well-lit. These rooms offer several facilities that enable the students to work in the atmosphere of professionals.

Ques. How is the campus of the College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram?

Ans. The old buildings of the college are aesthetically pleasing heritage buildings. The new buildings on the other hand offer modern amenities. The whole campus is an eco-friendly green campus.

Ques. Can students from outside Kerala study at the college?

Ans. Yes, students from anywhere in the country can study at the College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram. However, there may be specific reservations and scholarships available only for the Keralites.

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    Khilawan KumarBFAPursued
    BATCH : 2019

    Books is best friend

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    9 /10

    Placement is the main thing through which students want to take admission here. Placement cell of are college is really impressive because always provide best placement opportunites to the students and also give concern to providing internship opportunity also.

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    Sanjay GuptaB.F.APursued
    BATCH : 2019

    Study is the only way

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    Placement provided by our college is really useful, i am not got placed by the college because i am in the second year but i saw good placement of our senior who has good job right now and our college also provide internship opportunity to the students who are not in the final year.

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    Visakh AmbedkarBFAPursued
    BATCH : 2021

    Best Fine arts college in kerala and one of the best in india

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    Very good place to strengthen your art career. It is one of the best art institution in india and is the best in kerala. There are great facilities here to help us build a strong foundation. Art is complex and even with all these facilities the way you make use of it defines what you make out of it.

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    Thiruvananthapuram - 695033
    Kerala , India

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