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One of the most esteemed undergraduate degrees in visual arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)  is the program  which helps students gain skill , knowledge  and experience in various field of art. This course includes sculpture, literature, animation , painting , different forms of art and other specialisation. Students can  choose a specialization as per their area of interest in different field of art . BFA not only educates the students but also help them to enhance their skills and help to furnish the potential . Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is basically a three to four years programme which can be pursued through full time, part time or distance learning. Nowdays many students are opting for a career in Fine Arts not only to earn high remuneration but also to gain fame , name and prestige.


 There is no fixed or rigid criteria for being eligiable to appear for BFA but some universities/ colleges may also demand the students with +2 from any recognised board with minimum aggregate percentage of 50% - 60% (not fixed). Apart from this, preference at the time of admission is sometimes given to candidates who have studied Arts/ Humanities in Class 12th and have some basic knowledge of the Fine Arts subject which they are looking to pursue along with some prescribed skillset and to take admission in some college enterance test is taken to eliminate students with no skills or less . 

Required Skillset for BFA

A Fine Arts course is usually pursued by students who have an artist and talent hidden in them. However, candidates who have a creative type of mind and an instinct towards visual or performing arts are a good fit for BFA course. Some basic skills that candidates should have to pursue BFA are listed below :

Sketching skills

Drawing skills

Visualisation skills

Imaginative skills

Artistic skills

Presentation skills

Problem-solving skills

Communication skills




BA in Fine Arts: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of BA in Fine Arts.

Major Highlights of BA in Fine Arts

Name of the course

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Fine Arts)

Course level



3 years, full time


Fine Arts

Examination Type

Semester System


10+2 qualification in any stream with minimum 50% marks aggregate

Admission Process

Either based on entrance test or marks secured in the higher secondary level or both

Average Course Fee

INR 85K to 6 Lakh

Average Starting Salary

INR 2 Lacs to 9 Lakhs



 Some of the top colleges for pursuing BFA (Bachelors in Fine Arts ) are listed below.

MI New Delhi - College of Art

MI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia

LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University

BHU Varanasi - Banaras Hindu University

UNIPUNE (Pune University) - Savitribai Phule Pune University

Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

AMU Aligarh - Aligarh Muslim University

Manipal University, Jaipur

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Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

Visva Bharati University - Visva-Bharati




·      Painter – If you have BFA degree in painting, a good portfolio of artwork and you will easily get work as a freelancer to make portraits or art works for interiors. You can also commission your work through corporate or put them out in exhibition or museums to be sold. You can work under an art dealer in order to get constant work. Or sell your paintings on various social media platforms like Instagram , Facebook ,pinterest , you tube etc. Along with artistic skills you also require business and communication skills to gain success.

·   Art Dealer - More than artistic values this career need network building and business values with good understanding of arts . Art dealers are supposed to stay up to trend and understand the needs of the client and acquire similar kinds of work from artists, painters, sculptors that can be easily sold. Art dealers’ work involves the buying and selling of art pieces.

·   Exhibition manager  - Another option after BFA ( Bachelors in Fine Arts ) is to be exhibition manager who is into the management work and conduct , operate , organise and manages the exhibition across the country .

·  MUSEUM CURATOR - They preserve, maintain and collect artefacts in a museum, if should have a specific BFA degree, you will be required to raise funds, make events, make public relations etc.

·   Graphic designer - They are high in demand since one requires a graphic designer to design multimedia, web, logo, prints etc.With a BFA in graphic designing you can easily work for any creative firm most of them require a graphic designer or may also work as a freelancer and earn a lot of money with flexible work duration.

·  Product designer – Product designing has a good scope. all you need is to design a product be aesthetic , creative , relative , different and according the specifies protocol . Product designer are need in corporate world with a good package of salary.

·       UX Designer –If you have  BFA degree you can go for UX Designing as the digitization is its on its peak demand for UX designers is increasing .The work of UX Designer is to create templates for various kinds of magazines , posters, brochures and for various social media posts . One can work with any company full time or part time as a freelancer

·     Art therapist - After doing BFA ( Bachelors In Fine Arts ) you can opt for the art therapist . This career allows you to prescribe art and its form to different individuals are suffering from any mental ailment . Art therapist understand the patient and let them express their feelings and thoughts and help them to relax .

·       Editor – Editor basically  give the final edited article, script, book etc. They can work with publishing houses, television industries etc. You can opt for full time job as well as part time or freelancing work.

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