BVA in Applied Arts is a 3-year undergraduate course in the discipline of Visual Ars which is about aesthetic and imaginative aspects of art. The course is designed to offer both theoretical and practical lessons to eligible candidates in the discipline, with insights into both ancient and contemporary art, the focus being on the latter.
Although the course’s duration is 3 years, it can be pursued for an additional 4th year, wherein the practical lessons in visual arts are imparted by way of individual studio work development and research papers. The average course fee charged in India ranges between INR 30,000 and 70,000. The average annual salary offered in India to successful graduates of the course ranges between 3 and 6 lacs.
BVA in Applied Arts: Course Highlights
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized Board|
|Admission Process||Counselling after qualification of entrance examination|
|Average Course Fee||INR 30,000 - 70,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 - 6 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Art Galleries, Art Studios, Crafts Council, Art Companies, etc.|
The course primarily aims to offer to eligible candidates:
In the first year of this comprehensive program, individuals are given introduction to fundamental conceptual skills in art. The course curriculum includes lessons in drawing, lectures, and seminars by means of studio facilities and research methods.
In the following years of the course, candidates are offered the opportunity to expand their understanding of the visual arts through subjects of study such as studio and art theory, in addition to studio-based practice. Students work primarily in major studio settings in the final year of the course.
Besides artistic talent, ideal candidates for the course would have:
Fine art is a highly competitive field. Fine artists need to be resourceful in order to create their own opportunities and seek out new and interesting places to show and sell their work, such as artist-led spaces, bars, museums, shops, events, and public spaces.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees in INR|
|Faculty of Fine Arts M. S. University||Vadodara||22,200|
|Faculty of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharti University||Kolkata||15,820|
|College of Fine Arts & Crafts Kala Bhawan, Visva Bharti University||Kolkata||61,680|
|Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University / Agra University||Agra||30,000|
|Mahatma Gandhi College of Fine Arts (M.G.M.)||Udipi||40,000|
|Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts||Mavelikara, Kerala||8,950|
Candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have completed the 10+2 level of education from a recognized educational Board, preferably in the Arts stream, and with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level, and often, on the former’s performance in a relevant entrance test, depending on the institute offering the course.
Some such major entrance tests are listed here.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Drawing from Nature/Object|
|Design Theory, Practical|
|Indian Culture and Arts|
|Still Life (Rendering)|
|Drawing from Human Figure/Antique|
|Fundamentals of Arts with 2D Design (Advance)|
|Indian Culture and Arts (9th Century to 13th Century)|
|3 - D Design|
|Still Life (Rendering)|
|Head Study (Rendering)|
|Indian Culture and Arts (14th Century to 18th Century)|
|Fundamentals of Computer|
|Still Life (Painting)|
|Head Study (Painting)|
|Indian Culture and Arts (19th Century to Contemporary)|
|History of Western Art (Prehistoric to 8th Century)|
|Drawing from Life (Rendering) full figure on ½ imp. Paper)|
|Mural Design I|
|History of Western Art (9th Century to 13th Century)|
|Painting from Life (full figure)|
|Mural Design II|
|History of Western Art (14th Century to 18th Century)|
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Fabricator||Art Fabricators provide services relating to the production of large or technically difficult artworks. Typically, an art fabrication studio has access to the resources, specialized machinery, and labor necessary to execute particularly complex projects.||12,56,980|
|Visual Artist||Visual Artists typically work as Graphic Designers for companies, although the role is far more constrained in terms of creative flexibility, and requires a significantly different skill set.||2,74,572|
|Studio Manager||Studio Managers ensure that all briefs are dispatched in the studio based on individual strengths and skills, create a workflow structure, review daily work schedules of the creative department, ensure that work is delivered on deadline, compile studio schedules, and update studio schedules regularly.||1,028,270|
|Curator||An Art Curator is responsible for implementing and managing art exhibitions and collections, typically at museums, by collecting, organizing, evaluating, and cataloging arts, collectibles, and historical items. They also often participate in conceptualizing exhibitions, researching artwork, and doing outreach for organizations by providing instructional activities, and educational and public service programs.||5,97,743|
|Gallery Owner||The primary responsibilities of an Art Gallery Manager include managing exhibitions, maintaining the gallery’s art work, and scheduling programs that develop an artistically appreciative audience, staffing, and inventory control.||5,97,743|