Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts is an undergraduate academic degree awarded in the course or a program in the field of Fine Arts. It is popularly known as BFA or BVA which is an abbreviated form of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Bachelor of Visual Arts degree.

Fine Arts in terms of academics, is the study and creation of visual works of art. Visual works of Arts can be in the form of painting, sculpture, dance, music, theater, architecture, photography etc.


BFA is an integrative course having duration of 4 years.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree can be pursued by those candidates who have successfully completed their HSC (10+2) examinations in any stream from a recognized board. Though there are no entrance tests for the Bachelor of Fine Arts course but a few Institutes do conduct these. BFA Institutes may also conduct an Aptitude Test and on the basis of the test the final decision for admission is made. You would also require presenting a portfolio of at least 15-20 pieces of art work to support your interest and talent in this field.

Course Structure

Most of all the Institutions offering BFA have a Foundation Course which involves the 1st year. In the first year all the subjects of Visual Arts or Fine Arts available are taught.

The 2nd year marks the beginning of the 3 years Specialization Course. Based on the credits obtained in the 1st year, the 3 years Specialization Course is done.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Subjects:- Bachelor of Fine Arts Subjects vary depending upon one's choice of specialization.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialization






Graphic Designing







Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

After successfully completing BFA, one can pursue a Masters degree in Fine Arts i.e, M.F.A. (Master in Fine Arts) or M.V.A.(Master in Visual Arts).

The degree helps a student to develop an overview of the Fine Arts industry.

Bachelor of Fine Arts programme prepares the students for establishing a career in the field of visual communication and performing arts.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Jobs

After completing B.V.A. from any private or government Institution, a candidate can join in a school as an art teacher, as a photographer or as an artist in government offices. A graduate can also start a career as freelance workers and go for direction, photography, television, clothing and fashion. One can also start as art directors for magazines, on-line services, software companies, publishing houses, manufacturers, advertising, promotion and product design.

Employment Areas

Art Studios

Advertising Companies


Educational Institutes

Fashion Houses

Publishing Houses

Tailoring Shops

Television Industry


3d Artist

Art Critic

Art Teacher


Art Director

Creative Director

Drawing Teacher


Furniture Designer

Freelance Workers

Graphic Artist / Designer

Music Teacher

Production Artist

Senior Graphic Designer

Sr. Art Director

Set Designer.

Best Fine Arts colleges in India

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai

JamiaMilliaIslamia, Delhi

Kala Bhavana(Institute of Fine Arts) – Visva-Bharati, Dist. Birbhum

College of Art, Delhi

Bharati Kala Mahavidyalaya (College of Fine Arts), Pune

Faculty of Fine Arts – RabindraBharati University, Kolkata

Sri Venkateshwara College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath,Bangalore

Jain University, Bangalore

KEN School Of Art, Bangalore

Kalari Academy Of Performing Arts, Bangalore

Takshaa Academy For The Artist, Bangalore

Bornfree Art School, Bangalore