BFA in Digital Arts is a 4- year undergraduate program in arts. The program focuses on design studies through critical thinking, project development, community engagement and collaboration. Candidates are led to develop a refined, critical and unique perspective through a curriculum founded on historical and theoretical grounding, contemporary conceptualization and aesthetics, and technical accomplishment.
Admission process varies from institute to institute, while most colleges offer admission based on the candidate’s score in 10+2 or equivalent examination. A few institutes also conduct entrance examinations for admission to the course. The average fees charged for the program in India ranges between INR 1 and 2 lacs.
The course is ideal for candidates aspiring to explore new skills of communication through digital arts and cultivate a creative potential for innovative media.
The program is designed to cultivate in eligible candidates intellectual, conceptual, and critical skills needed in the graphic and communication design industry.
Such postgraduates are offered in capacities such as Illustrators, Web Designers, Graphic Designers and Multimedia Artists etc.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 or equivalent education|
|Admission Process||10+2 or equivalent examination score|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 4 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Multimedia and Web Industry|
The course offers eligible students a holistic artistic education, based on a curriculum founded on traditional studio practices involving art and design history and theory, with the possibility of specializing in the following:
The course curriculum integrates practice and theory, and covers the interdisciplinary areas of Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Animation and Moving Image.
Since it is a relatively new course in the field of fine arts, a very few institutes offer this program. A list of the institutes offering the course in the country is given below along with their average annual fees and respective locations.
|College/University||City||Average Annual Fees in INR|
|School of Design Studies||Dehradun, Uttarakhand||75,000|
|JLU School of Media & Communication||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||150,000|
|DQ School of Visual Arts||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh||130,000|
|Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth||Pune, Maharashtra||60,000|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Candidates having a keen interest in the multimedia and communication industry and developing it through the perspective of digital arts may opt for this course. Eligible candidates willing to cultivate their creative potential into innovative media are ideally suited for the course.
The admission process for the course is varied, as various institutes have their very own criteria and processes of admission. Some offer admission based on the candidate’s 10+2 scores, while a few institutes conduct their own entrance examinations for admission to the course, a few of which are listed below.
Some of the professional 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|
|Web Designer||A Web Designer's job duties cover all aspects of creating a website. Upon meeting with clients and assessing their needs, Web Designers help create and maintain the product.||3 to 4 lacs|
|Multimedia Artist||They create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.||2.5 to 3.5 lacs|
|Graphic Designer||They create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.||2.5 to 4 lacs|
|Art Director||They create digital animations using Adobe Flash. They may also use computer codes to create websites and graphics, and additional software programs to create SWF files.||3 to 4.5 lacs|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Sketching & Drawing- I|
|Elements of Design|
|Material exploration I|
|Sketching & Drawing- II|
|Principles of design|
|Material exploration II|
|Introduction to Photography|
|Computer applications I|
|Digital Media in Social Content|
|Narrative Skills I|
|Introduction to imaging tool & techniques|
|Introduction to game design I|
|Introduction to typography|
|2D Animation I|
|Narrative Skills II|
|Introduction to 3D Computer Animation|
|Introduction to digital video tools and techniques|
|Introduction to game design II|
|2D Animation II|
|3D Modeling &Animation I|
|Visual Effects & Motion graphics|
|MEL Scripting for artists|
|Level design in games|
|Digital sound design I|
|Website design I|
|Elements of video production|
|3D Modeling & Animation II|
|Digital sound design II|
|Type in motion|
|Game production and prototyping|
|Elements of video production II|
|3D Modeling, UV Mapping & Texturing|
|Web design II|
|Digital graphic art|