Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Drawing and Painting) - Course Overview




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    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Drawing and Painting Eligibility, Top Colleges, Syllabus, Duration, Salary

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    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Drawing and Painting is a 3 years’ graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is 12th class from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam.

    The course highlights the visual texture that can be created to look like real and textures, two-dimensional work of art; texture gives a visual sense of how an object would feel in its real life.

    Admission to the course is depends upon candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, and subsequent round of counselling.

    Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to (B.A.) in Drawing and Painting are as follows:

    The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1,000 to 2 Lacs, for a span of 3 years. Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Arts Administrator, Art Restoration Specialist, Visiting Artist, Commercial Artist, Muralist Painter, Interior Designer, Decorator-Wall Papering Painting Engineer, Teacher, Comic Artist, Art Director, Animation Programmer, and Graphic Designer. The average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 2 to 8 Lacs, increasing with candidates’ experience and expertise.

    B.A. (Drawing and Painting): Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration of the Course3 years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    Eligibility10+2 with any discipline
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 1000 to 2 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 8 lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesGodrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Diamond Magazines P Ltd, Wow Game Studio, Microsoft, Trizone India, Goodly Overseas P Ltd, Forensic Department, Apple, News18 etc.
    Top Job AreasEducational Institutes, Museums, Art Galleries, Historic Monuments, Paint shops etc.
    Top Job PositionsArts Administrator, Art Restoration Specialist, Visiting Artist, Commercial Artist, Muralist Painter, Interior Designer, Decorator-Wall Papering Painting Engineer, Teacher, Comic Artist, Art Director, Animation Programmer, and Graphic Designer etc.

    B.A. (Drawing and Painting): What is it all about?

    B.A. in Drawing and Painting is an undergraduate drawing and painting study. Whether the art piece is practical, realistic, abstract or dynamic painting and drawing add texture to it. There are numerous kinds of texture in drawing and painting. Real or actual textures are those that can be touched.

    The program intends to build in students drawing and painting skills through advance study and knowledge of general topics such as elements of painting, Indian folk’s art, history of art, creative design, still life painting, Primitive art with reference to Indian Painting, Buddhist art, medieval art, Rajasthan style art, philosophy of art, modern art in Indian painting and colour painting.

    One of the major objectives of this study is to provide candidates with the skills required to create drawings and illustrations which exhibit expanded skills in observation, understanding of pictorial composition, subjective expression, and relevant historical influences upon drawing as a method of visual communication.

    Those candidates who have skills and good knowledge of drawing and painting are the most suitable ones for this course.

    Those candidates, who want work as a drawing and painting teacher, are one of the best fit for this course. They must have to complete graduate degree and then the master or post graduate degree.

    The candidate should be aware of the distinctive shades of colour and the techniques applied to blend them. Candidates should have good communication and language skills which will help them to present their hard work in a professional way.

     B.A. (Drawing and Painting): Top Institutes offering

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Dr. Shakuntala misra national rehabilitation universityLucknowINR 3,840
    Maharaja sayajirao university of barodaBarodaINR 20,000
    Sharda universityGreater noidaINR 1,03,000
    University of rajasthanJaipurINR 7,650
    Whistling woods internationalMumbaiINR 3,670
    Parul universityVadodaraINR 14,000
    Mahatma jyoti rao phoole universityJaipurINR 23,300
    Bharathiar palkalaikoodamPondicherryINR 2,090
    St joseph college of communicationChanganacherryINR 18,000
    St joseph's collegeBangaloreINR 42,600
    Sandip universityNashikINR 15,000
    Sharda university, school of art, design and media studiesGreater noidaINR 1,39,000

    Eligibility for B.A. (Drawing and Painting)

    The eligibility criteria for pursuing in B.A. Drawing and Painting must be passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination from a recognized Board.

    B.A. (Drawing and Painting): Admission Process

    For seeking admission in drawing and painting, the candidates should have to clear the 12th standard first. After completing their 10+2, they may get the diploma courses or the degree courses. Some of colleges and institutes are offering the entrance test before the admission. This entrance test contains the screening, group discussion and personal interview of the candidate.

    Admission process generally varies over colleges. A couple of colleges and institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the 12th level.

    Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the Bachelor of Arts in Drawing and Painting colleges in India:

    B.A. (Drawing and Painting): Syllabus and Course Description

    A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Pap. I Pap. I
    Elements of PaintingPrimitive art with reference to Indian Painting
    Principles of CompositionBuddhist Art: (Buddha Period)
    Medium and Techniques MediumMedieval Art (Medieval Period)
    Indian Folk ArtRajasthan Style
    Pap. IIPap. II
    Creative DesigningCopy from Old Masters (One figure composition)
    Still Life PaintingCast Study Bust/Antique/Life
     Pap. I-
    Simple Study-
    Philosophy of Art-
    Modern Art in Indian Painting-
    Contemporary Indian Painting after Independence up to present age.-
    Pap. II-
    Pictorial composition-
    Portrait Study (Coloured)-

    B.A. (Drawing and Painting): Career Prospects

    Graduates from this field can get job offers from software companies, art studios, publishing houses, freelancing, etc. There are some people who are self employed in this field and this helps them to work on pieces and work of their choice. Candidates can start working as a critic or an art specialist as well however this option needed some past experience in the field and some hands on work which opens you to art so that you later have the choice of knowing what you are condemning or remarking on.

    There are big numbers of artisans who freelance and make their living on the premise of the work they do.

    You can join creative departments of advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers in the publishing industry or the textile industry. Electronic media, films and theatre are other options. The salary is varied, additionally based on your skills and talent. You can also be an art dealer, art therapist, art historian or art educator. Unfortunately, couple of artists have the luxury of becoming full-time sculptors or painters.

    Successful graduate of the course can start working as a Drawing Teacher, Design/Drawing Manager, Draughtsman, Painting Inspector, Graphic Designer, Spray Painter, Technician, Team Manager, and Decorative Painter etc.

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Drawing and Painting annual salary
    Arts AdministratorArts administrators are responsible for facilitating the everyday operations and administrations of the organization are fulfilling its mission.INR 597,743
    MuralistMuralist responsible for creating original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.INR 298,165
    Interior decoratorInterior decorators are responsible for creating interiors of homes and businesses such as theatres, office buildings, restaurants, and malls.INR 294,903
    Cartoon artistCartoon artist responsible for draw cartoons for various mediums, such as comic books, newspapers, or animated productions.INR 254,362
    Graphic DesignerGraphic Designer is responsible for making layout and production design for brochures, advertisements, magazines, and corporate reports.INR 274,572

    Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Drawing and Painting) Fee Structure in India

    2.41 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES37.97 K (Maximum Fee)
    8.55 K (Average Fee)
    3.75 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES1.66 L (Maximum Fee)
    39.52 K (Average Fee)

    Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Drawing and Painting) Fee Structure by State

    Uttar Pradesh

    5.72 K
    25.26 K


    3.75 KPUBLIC COLLEGES37.97 K
    18.36 K
    60.36 K


    6.32 K
    12.32 KPRIVATE COLLEGES44.14 K
    24.82 K



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