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BVA/BFA (Design)

BFA or Bachelor of Fine Arts is an undergraduate degree course which deals with the study of Visual or Performing Arts. The course is sometimes also referred to as Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) in which the study of Visual Arts includes subjects such as painting, sculpture, photography, literature, animation, etc. On the other hand, the study of Performing Arts involves subjects such as dance, theatre and music. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree often requires an area of specialization to be chosen by the candidate as per his/her interest.

A BFA course not only educates but reforms the skills of candidates to enable them to become artists in their chosen field. Career opportunities for fine arts graduates are ample wherein they can choose to be an art teacher, writer, fine artist, actor, art director, and a lot more. These days many students are opting for a career in Fine Arts not only to earn high remuneration but also to gain popularity and prestige.


All candidates who have cleared Standard XII in any stream from a recognised board meet Bachelor of Fine Arts eligibility criteria. Although there is usually no other set criteria but some universities/ colleges may also demand a minimum percentage (usually 50 – 60%) that candidates need to secure in Class 12th to get admission in BFA course.

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.

Future Scope

  • Fine Artist: The main job role of a fine artist is to produce artwork using various techniques. As a fine artist, a candidate may find a job as painter, sculptor, illustrator or printmaker in a commercial art studio, design company, publishing house, advertising agency, etc. A fine artist can also choose to work independently and sell their work through art galleries.    
  • Actor: Candidates who possess a BFA degree with a specialisation in theatre can work as an actor on screen or stage. As an actor, a candidate can express ideas and portray characters in television, film, theatre and other performing arts media. An actor can also choose to work at theme parks or live events.  
  • Multimedia Artist: Candidates who pass their BFA course with a specialisation in multimedia are responsible for creating animation sequences or storyboards. Such candidates typically work for ad agencies or software, gaming, designing, and television companies.  
  • Art Director: Candidates who clear BFA courses with a graphic or multimedia design specialisation usually go-ahead to become an art director. Major responsibilities of an art director include guiding the development of visual and written material through the layout and design of artwork and copy. An art director typically works for publishing houses or ad agencies.
  • Painter: As a painter, a candidate can create various artworks such as watercolour painting, oil painting, ink wash painting, acrylic painting, pastel colour painting, glass painting, encaustic painting etc. A painter usually works independently and exhibits or sells his/ her paintings at art galleries.
  • Graphic Designer: A graphic designer typically creates visual concepts by hand or by using software to communicate ideas that inform as well as captivate consumers. A graphic designer develops an overall layout and production design for advertisements, magazines, brochures, etc.
  • Animator: An animator has the main job of creating pictures and visuals for movies, video games, books, television, etc. In today’s digital era, most of the animation is computer-generated but animators still need to create their initial sketches by hand.  
  • Art Conservator: An art conservator, also known as an art restorer, is responsible for preserving as well as analysing artefacts and works of art. S/he is also responsible for repairing damages done to different forms of artwork such as sculptures, paintings, murals, ceramics, textiles, books, historical artefacts, etc.   
  • Photographer: A photographer is an artist with a camera who uses his/ her technical skills as well as artistic ability to take pictures of people, places, landscapes, food, and a lot more.