BFA- Course Overview

About BFA (Bachelor of fine art)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a three-year undergraduate programme which is the academic study of visual work of art such as painting, dance, sculpture, photography, painting, and others. The course is also known as Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA). It is a great career choice for the aspirants who enjoy imagining and creating something new. BFA offers students professional training standards, cultural exposure, aesthetic awareness and knowledge about different types of arts.


  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50% to 60%, varies from college to college
  • Age Limit: Some colleges and entrance exams may have an age limit for candidates who seek admission in BFA.

Note: It is mandatory to submit original copies of necessary documents, mark-sheets at the time of admission

BFA Admission Process:

  • For BFA there is mainly direct admission on the basis of the selection criteria that may vary from college to college.

    Some colleges and universities conduct entrance examination for the same.

    Following are some of the popular BFA Entrance Exam:

    • Delhi University Entrance Exam
    • JNAFAU Entrance Exam
    • Banaras Hindu University Entrance Examination



   First Year:


Portrait Painting


History & Appreciation of Art

Painting from Full Figure

Poster Design

Methods & Materials1

Composition Painting

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Second Year:

Specialization Courses

Graphics Printmaking

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Environmental Education

Composition A

Composition B, dimensional, stone and wood carving

Methods & Materials 2

Ceramics & Moulds

Aesthetics 2


Third Year:

Specialization Courses 2

History & Appreciation

Composition Painting 3

Method & Materials 2

Life Study

Drawing 3

Aesthetics 2

Print Making

Indian Aesthetic, Portrait Painting

Career Options and Job Prospects

A bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts can lead to various employment opportunities such as ceramics, animation, drawing, film production, craft artist, fine artist, art teacher and others. Interested candidates can pursue further studies and choose to pursue a master’s degree in photography, fine arts, ceramics, creative writing, and any other degree in the field of fine arts.

BFA helps students build holistic approach in the field of fine arts to make them job-ready for various art-studios, publishing houses, and others. The annual salary of a fresher after pursuing BFA is Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh.