Bachelor of Visual Arts  (BVA)


This undergraduate course has a duration of 4 years, where you can learn about painting, sculpturing, print media, modelling, book art, interface design and so on.

Visual art focuses on communicating through visual means. This includes exhibitions spaces and expos, museums and art centres. This 4-year program gives you practical knowledge and experience in the art of everything like if you want to paint, draw, make a sculpture of anything and so on. If graphics, UI and UX design interest you, you’ll learn it in the course. This a broad spectrum course with numerous art forms made available to students.

If you want to learn product design, material art or graphics, this course is a great ride for you. There is not much difference between fine arts and visual arts but the subjects and the focus has deviated slightly and also the academic pattern. If you are a person who wants to enter into the field of cinema or a director of films or short films, then this course suits you better. Learning visual arts at schools and college helps one in thinking creatively, improves in their personality, and also shows great improvement in both mental and imagination skills. The colours that you see around you, recognising and creating patterns and designs that appeal to the masses or art forms that narrate a story – all these can be studied in this course.

Apart from this, this course provides a solid foundation for theatrical, film making methodologies. One also gets acquainted with the art of direction and photography.


Eligibility criteria

passing of 12th from a recognized board or university from any stream, who are more creative and has an interest in the field of arts, cinema and design. The aggregate marks should be minimum of 45% of marks and may vary depending on the universities policy or the college that the candidate is looking to get admitted to.


Colleges/ Universities offering this course

  • St.pauls
  • Vogue Institute of Art and Design
  • Asian Institute of Design
  • Reva University

Entrance Exam for this course/ after completion

  • JMI BFA Entrance
  • Delhi University Entrance Exam

Since the course offers a great deal of artistic exposure, one is eligible for numerous art specialisation courses.