B.F.A. in Applied Artsis intended to connect eligible students with institutions and industries in an effective way. It is a creative program designed to serve as an educational platform to ignite innovative passion in, and develop a highly creative job- oriented career for, interested applicants.
This 3- year long program offers professional training of global standards, besides non- academic benefits such as self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, and social harmony and appreciation of diversity. The average course fee in India ranges between INR 20,000 and 80,000, and can fetch an average annual salary ranging between INR and 3 lacs.
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The course curriculum includes components such as designing, sculpting, drama, music, pottery, interior designing, painting, and other similar subjects. It explores art as a form, and focuses on creating objects on the basis of concepts and ideas, keeping in mind the aesthetics of objects rather than the utility.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Duration||3 to 4 years|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized educational Board or university|
|Admission Process||Direct admission to colleges. However, some colleges conduct entrance exams for admission to the course.|
|Course Fee||INR 20,000 - 80,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 3 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Photography, Printmaking, Publishing Houses, Sculpture, Clothing Industry, Ceramics Industry, Digital Media, Fashion Houses|
The course prepares students for a dynamic career in the field of visual communication, Applied Arts, and Painting. Enrolled students are adequately trained for employment opportunities at art studios, advertising firms, and publishing houses, exhibitions etc.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by them
|Name||City||Total Fees in INR|
|Sir J. J School of Art||Mumbai||36,000|
|Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||8960|
|College of Art, Delhi University||Delhi||51,300|
|University of Lucknow||Lucknow||63000|
|Aligarh Muslim University||Aligarh||23,205|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University||Hyderabad||40,000|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates need to have completed the Higher Secondary education (10+2) from a recognized educational Board.
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Admission to the course is based on the students’ performance in the relevant admission test conducted by the concerned university. Students are shortlisted on the basis of their obtained merit. Preference is given to candidates who have previously pursued arts or painting at the HSC level.
Some popular B.F.A entrance exams conducted in India are:
Some of the popular avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Graphic Designer||Graphic Designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports||2,74,572|
|Social Media Designer||Social Media Designers design and develop exciting social media pages and applications. They design customized and interactive sections and applications while ensuring that all content is search engine optimization- compliant.||4,56,206|
|Modeller||Often working on a team of Data Architects, Data Modelers are Systems Analysts engaged in translating business requirements into conceptual, logical, and physical data models, who may focus on issues such as reducing redundancy of data within an existing computer system||2,98,165|
|Visual Effects Supervisor||In the context of film and television production, a Visual Effects Supervisor is responsible for achieving the creative aims of the director and/ or producers through the use of visual effects.||2,50,000|
|Art Director||Art Directors are responsible for the overall visual aspects of an advertising or media campaign and coordinate the work of other artistic or design staff, such as Graphic Designers. They hire and supervise a staff of Assistant Art Directors or Set Designers to complete designs.||5,00,505|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Clay Plaster Modelling|
|Collage Painting and Print Media|
|Color Theory and Color comparison|
|Geometrical Drawing and Perspective Drawing|
|History of Art in India|
|Indoor and Outdoor Sketching|
|Silk Screen Stencil Print|
|2D and 3D Animation|
|Graphics Drawing Illustration (Indoor & Outdoor)|
|History of Far Eastern art|
|History of Modern Western Art|
|History of Modern Indian Art|
|History of Western art|
|Letter Calligraphy/ Typography|
|Photography black and White|
|photography and Reproduction Techniques|
|Portfolio Development and Digital Manipulation|
|Project Work Industry Interface|