Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is designed to prepare students for careers in their preferred creative discipline or for succeeding in master programs(MFA).

Lalitkala Campus started BFA program in Nepal from 2034 BS. After completion of BFA, students can pursue Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Lalit Kala campus has started the Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (Master’s Degree in Painting, Sculpture, and Music ) from 2066 BS. Under Tribhuvan University, Srijana College has also been offering BFA program since 2058 BS.

BFA seeks to polish the creative passion of young students and groom their talents academically. Practically a virgin field, fine arts presents students and professionals alike with many opportunities. The program aims to be a guiding post for passionate artists to cash in on those opportunities. 

Salient Features

Entrance Form Rs 1000/-

1st-year admission and tuition fee approx  Rs. 20000/- per year.

2nd-year admission and tuition fee approx  Rs. 20000/- per year.

3rd-year admission and tuition fee approx  Rs. 20000/- per year.

4th-year admission and tuition fee approx  Rs. 20000/- per year.

  • Books, stationery, and other materials are excluded from the above fees.
  • Fees are subject to change.
  • Scholarships are available to regular, talented, and needy students according to rules.

Eligibility

  • All the candidates must have passed +2. Students from every discipline are accepted.

All the candidates must appear for the entrance test and clear the test for admission.

Admission Criteria

Documents required for registration:

  •           1. Copy of SEE Mark-sheet and Character Certificate
  •           2. Original Migration Certificate of +2
  •           3. Copy of +2 Mark-sheet and Character Certificate
  •           4.  PP size photo 2 Copy
  •           5. Rs 1000/- for the Entrance form and approx. Rs 20000/- per year for admission

When can I enroll for BFA course?

Admissions usually start for BFA program around February each year. The entrance test is usually scheduled for March last week. You will be provided with detail information when you submit your application form.

Do I need to have prior knowledge of Art before I enter for this course?

Not necessarily. Since the course is designed for the very beginners, you can enroll without any prior knowledge of Art. However your previous knowledge could be beneficial if you have any.

What do I need to prepare for the entrance test?

Our entrance test is designed in such a manner that it will project your ability and inquisitiveness for the course. 

Job Prospects

Possible Career Paths after Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graphic Communication 

Innovator, Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Typographer, Illustrator, Photographer, Animator, Art Director, Entrepreneur, Interdisciplinary Artist, Storyboard Artist, Videographer, Film-maker, Animator, Product Designer, Researcher, Web Designer, Interior Designer, Game Designer, etc.

Possible Career Paths after Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Painting and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Traditional Nepali Painting

Artist, Art Educator, Gallery Manager, Painter, Illustrator, Innovator, Craft Artist, Designer, Researcher, Animator, Art Director, Entrepreneur, Interdisciplinary Artist,  Art Writer, etc.

Possible Career Paths after Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Sculpture and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Traditional Nepali sculpture

Artist, Art Educator, Exhibition Designer, Industrial Designer, Museum Technicians and Conservators, Curator, Craft Artist, etc.

Possible Career Paths after Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Music (Vocal/Instrument/Tabla/Dance)

Singer, Musician, Music Producer, Music Teacher, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, Sound Technician, Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Talent Agent, Event Manager, Arts Administrator, Music Therapist, Dance Therapist, Actor, Community Arts Worker, Personal Trainer, etc.

Other options after specialization

Art Historian, Curator, Art Administrator, Art Activist,  Museum Manager, Product Designer, Researcher, Tattoo Artist, Art Critic, Interior Designer, Conservator, Restorer, Heritage Expert, Museologist, Radio Producer, Theatre Stage Manager, etc


Curricular Structure

Program Format:

  • Foundation: BFA First Year
  • Specialization: BFA Second, Third, and Fourth Years

Students enrolled in BFA in Painting, BFA in Sculpture, and BFA in Graphic Communication, are offered the same course in the first year and specialization starts only in the second year. Similarly, students enrolled in BFA Classical Vocal/Instrument (Music), BFA in Classical Tabala (Music), and BFA in Classical Dance (Music), are offered the same basic course in the first Year and Specialization starts in the Second Year.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting

During the Four Years of Studies, a student is expected to learn beginning with the basics of Drawing from simple geometric objects to more complex- non-living objects, mannequins, life studies from head to full life studies. As the student progresses to the senior class, he or she is expected to learn in addition to a new method of art known as Printmaking, practical exposures in more mature mediums like watercolors, oil colors, and acrylics. Also, the student will have learned and made a good understanding of the full human figure in application to painting it.

And finally, he or she is able to express independently know as Creative Composition- with the help of skills and knowledge learned from earlier classes. This is in addition to the theoretical papers in Technical Theory, History of Arts, and Aesthetics- World and Nepal.

For those who choose to study in Traditional Painting, beginning in the First Year, the student will be imparted with the basics of drawing in relation to the traditional paintings- followed by preliminary knowledge of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Different attributes like hand gestures (Udras), body postures, Vehicles (Bahans), complexions (Varna), etc, and the complex details on the elements of embellishments like the depiction of halo, aureoles, and the background materials are thought and introduced. As a senior student, he or she is expected to create and paint a typical ‘Paubha’- with multiple deities.

BFA Painting First Year

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Compulsory paper

English

I

Ptg.C1

100

2

Major Practical

Drawing

I

Ptg.311

100

3

Major Practical

Painting

II

Ptg.312

100

4

Major Practical

Sculpture

III

sculp.313

100

5

Major Practical

Graphic Communication

IV

Graph.314

100

6

Major Theory

History of Arts and Aesthetics

V

Ptg.315

100

Total

600

Second Year

Painting

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Compulsory paper

English

II

Ptg.c2

100

2

Major Practical

Drawing

V

Ptg.315

50

3

Major Practical

Head Study

VI

Ptg.316

100

4

Major Practical

Composition

VII

Ptg.317

100

5

Major Practical

Printmaking

VIII

Ptg.318

100

6

Major Theory

Technical Theory

IX

Ptg.319

50

7

Major Theory

History of Arts & Aesthetics

X

Ptg.320

100

Total

600

Third Year

Painting

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Major Practical

Drawing

XI

Ptg.321

50

2

Major Practical

Life Study

XII

Ptg.322

100

3

Major Practical

Composition

XIII

Ptg.323

100

4

Major Practical

Print Making

XIV

Ptg.324

100

5

Major Theory

Technical Theory

XV

Ptg.325

50

6

Major Theory

History of Art and Aesthetic

XVI

Ptg.326

100

Total

500

Fourth Year

Painting

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Major Practical

Drawing

XVII

Ptg.327

100

2

Major Practical

Life Study

XVIII

Ptg.328

100

3

Major Practical

Composition

XIX

Ptg.329

100

4

Major Practical

Print Making

XX

Ptg.330

100

5

Major Practical

New Media

XXI

Ptg.331

100

6

Major Theory

History of Art & Aesthetic

XXII

Ptg.332

100

Total

600

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graphic Communication 

The course of BFA in Graphic Communications is an Art applied to the communication needs of growing industrial and commercial promotional activities. The course begins with subjects like Typography, practical lessons to control space in the design for print like Press Advertisements, create Package Designs, etc. Gradually, he or she will have given detailed lessons on Image Development like Illustrations or Photography, create Corporate Identity Meanwhile, the student will also be familiar with digital tools to create camera-ready designs for print.

In the final year, the student is expected to be fully versatile with various aspects of Design, Image development either by hand-drawn illustrations or photography – its reproduction process, and so on. And finally, the student is expected to act as an independent designer- ready to cope with any design needs and its solutions.

BFA Graphic Communication First Year

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Compulsory paper

English

I

Graph.C1

100

2

Major Practical

Drawing

I

Graph.311

100

3

Major Practical

Painting

II

Ptg.312

100

4

Major Practical

Sculpture

III

sculp.313

100

5

Major Practical

Graphic Communication

IV

Graph.314

100

6

Major Theory

History of Arts and Aesthetics

V

Graph.315

100

Total

600

Second Year

Graphic Communication

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Compulsory paper

English

II

Graph.C.2

100

2

Major Practical

Drawing

V

Graph.315

50

3

Major Practical

Illustration

VI

Graph.316

100

4

Major Practical

Fundamentals of Design

VII

Graph.317

100

5

Major Practical

Introduction to computer tools and photography

VIII

Graph.318

100

6

Major Theory

Fundamentals of Graphic communication

IX

Graph.319

50

7

Major Theory

History of arts and Aesthetics

X

Graph.320

100

Total

600

Third Year

Graphic Communication

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Major Practical

Package Design

XI

Graph.321

50

2

Major Practical

Image Development: Drawing and Illustrations

XII

Graph.322

100

3

Major Practical

Corporate Identity and Press Advertisement

XIII

Graph.323

100

4

Major Practical

Digiral Tools and Photography

XIV

Graph.324

100

5

Major Theory

Technical Theory

XV

Graph.325

50

6

Major Theory

History of Art and Aesthetic

XVI

Graph.326

100

Total

500

Fourth Year

Graphic Communications

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Caricature Drawing and Digital Tools

XVII

Graph.327

100

2

Image Development

XVIII

Graph.328

100

3

Integrated Campaign

XIX

Graph.329

100

4

Elective Subject: Copy Writing, or Elementary Animation, or Elementary Interior Design

XX

Graph.330

100

5

Project work/ Paper writing

XXI

Graph.331

100

6

History of Art and Aesthetics

XXII

Graph.332

100

Total

600

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture

The course for BFA (Sculpture) begins with preliminary aspects of clay modelling of simple human parts like ear, nose, and eyes: and is led to the studies of the human head. As the student progress he os she is exposed to another medium like wood-carving and stone carving of the human head and full life studies- along with the knowledge of composition. Finally, a student will have known the sound knowledge of the human full form and composition. Simultaneously, techniques of Metal Casting are also given to the students.

For the students of the Traditional Sculpture, in addition to the basics of drawings, the lessons on the relief and round compositions- based on the traditional sculptures are provided. Other elements of traditional sculpture-like relief and round carvings on motifs and patterns in stone are also gradually introduced. In the following years, the student will have learned to sculptor create independently – full figures of deities- as according to the traditional ways

BFA First year Sculpture

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Compulsory paper

English

I

Sculp.C1

100

2

Major Practical

Drawing

I

Sculp.311

100

3

Major Practical

Painting

II

Ptg.312

100

4

Major Practical

Sculpture

III

sculp.313

100

5

Major Practical

Graphic Communication

IV

Graph.314

100

6

Major Theory

History of Arts and Aesthetics

V

Sculp.315

100

Total

600

Second Year

Sculpture

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Compulsory paper

English

II

Sculp.C.2

100

2

Major Practical

Drawing

V

Sculp.315

50

3

Major Practical

Head Study

VI

Sculp.316

100

4

Major Practical

Composition

VII

Sculp.317

100

5

Major Practical

Wood Carving

VIII

Sculp.318

100

6

Major Theory

Technical Theory

IX

Sculp.319

50

7

Major Theory

History of Arts and Aesthetics

X

Sculp.320

100

Total

600

Third Year

Sculpture

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Major Practical

Drawing

XI

Sculp.321

50

2

Major Practical

Life Study

XII

Sculp.322

100

3

Major Practical

Composition

XIII

Sculp.323

100

4

Major Practical

Stone Carving

XIV

Sculp.324

100

5

Theory

Technical Theory

XV

Sculp.325

50

6

Theory

History of Art & Aesthetic

XVI

Sculp.326

100

Total

500

Fourth Year

Sculpture

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Major Practical

Drawing

XVII

Sculp.327

100

2

Major Practical

Life Study

XVIII

Sculp.328

100

3

Major Practical

Composition

XIX

Sculp.329

100

4

Major Practical

Metal Casting

XX

Sculp.330

100

5

Elective (activity base)

New Media

XXI

Sculp.331

100

6

Major Theory

History of Art & Aesthetic

XXII

Sculp.332

100

Total

600

Fourth Year

Traditional Nepal Sculpture

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full marks

1

Major Practical

Drawing

XVII

Tn.Sculp.327

100

2

Major Practical

Full Figure Study

XVIII

Tn.Sculp.328

100

3

Major Practical

Composition

XIX

Tn.Sculp.329

100

4

Major Practical

Metal Casting

XX

Tn.Sculp.330

100

5

Elective (activity base)

New Media

XXI

Tn.Sculp.331

100

6

Major Theory

History of Art & Aesthetic

XXII

Tn.Sculp.332

100

Total

600

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance (Music)

The Course for BFA in Classical Dance has various components- based on the earlier classical practices. It has begun with preliminary Music practices in Classical and Folk Dances. It is accompanied by the sound knowledge and skills in the Classical Dances like Kathak or Bharatnatyam, Folk and Charya Dances are gradually introduced and given it in intense practices.

First Year

Music

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Theory

English

I

Mus.C.1

100

2

Practical

Classical Vocal / Instrument

I

Mus.311

100

3

Practical

Classical Tabala

II

Mus.312

100

4

Practical

Nepali Traditional and Folk Music

III

Mus.313

50

5

Theory

Nepali Traditional and Folk Music

IV

Mus.314

50

6

Practical

Classical Dance/Instrument/Optional Vocal

V

Mus.315

100

7

Theory

Fundamental Theory of Music

VI

Mus.316

100

Total

600

Second Year

Classical Dance

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Major Compulsory

English

II

Dan.C2

100

2

Major Practical

Classical Dance Practical (Kathak or Bharatnatyam)

VII

Dan.317

100

3

Theory

Applied Theory

VIII

Dan.318

50

4

Charya Dance Practical

IX

Dan.319

100

5

Folk Dance Practical

X

Dan.320

50

6

Theory

General Theory

XI

Tab/Voc/Inst.321

100

7

Vocal/Instrument/Tabla

XII

Dan.322

100

8

Total

600

Third Year

Classical Dance

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Major Practical

Classical Dance

XIV

Dan.324

100

2.

Major Practical

Voc/Inst.Accompaniment

XV

Dan.325

50

3.

Theory

Applied Theory

XVI

Dan.326

50

4.

Major Practical

Optional Vocal/ Instrument

XVII

Dan.327

100

5.

Major Practical

Folk Rhythmic Instrument

XVIII

Dan.328

50

6.

Major Theory

Folk Rhythmic Instrument

XIX

Dan.329

50

7.

Major Theory

General Theory

XX

Dan.330

100

8.

Total

500

Fourth Year

Classical Dance

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Major Practical

Classical Dance (Kathak or Bharatnatyam)

XIX

Dan.329

100

2.

Applied Theory

XX

Dan.330

50

3.

Major Practical

Charya Dance

XXI

Dan.331

100

4.

Major Practical

Folk Dance

XXII

Dan.332

100

5.

Stage Performance

XXIII

Dan.333

100

6.

 

Choreograhy

XXIV

Dan.334

50

7.

Major Theory

General Theory

XXV

Dan.335

100

8.

Total

600


BFA in Classical Tabala (Music)

The Course for BFA in Classical Music Tabala is an interesting mix- beginning with the basics like Classical Tabala to Folk Rhythmic practices. In the later years, the students are also expected to learn more advanced skills and knowledge in Stage Performance and Sound Technology.

First Year

Music

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Theory

English

I

Mus.C.1

100

2

Practical

Classical Vocal / Instrument

I

Mus.311

100

3

Practical

Classical Tabala

II

Mus.312

100

4

Practical

Nepali Traditional and Folk Music

III

Mus.313

50

5

Theory

Nepali Traditional and Folk Music

IV

Mus.314

50

6

Practical

Classical Dance/Instrument/Optional Vocal

V

Mus.315

100

7

Theory

Fundamental Theory of Music

VI

Mus.316

100

Total

600

Second Year

Tabala

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Theory

English

II

Tab. C2

100

2.

Practical

Classical Tabla Practical

VII

Tab.317

100

3.

Voc/Inst. Accompaniment

VIII

Tab.318

50

4.

Theory

Applied Theory

IX

Tab.319

50

5.

Practical

Folk Rhythmic Instrument Practical

X

Tab.320

50

6.

Theory

Folk Rhythmic Instrument Theory

XI

Voc/Inst.321

50

7.

Practical

Vocal/Instrument Practical

XII

Tab.322

100

8.

Theory

General Theory

XIII

Tab.323

100

Total

600

Third Year

Tabla

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Major Practical

Classical Tabla Practical

XIV

Tab.324

100

2.

Major Practical

Voc/Inst.Accompaniment

XV

Tab.325

50

3.

Theory

Applied Theory

XVI

Tab.326

50

4.

Major Practical

Optional Vocal/Instrument Practical

XVII

Tab.voc/inst.327

100

5.

Major Practical

Folk Rhythmic Instrument Practical

XVIII

Tab.328

50

6.

Major Theory

Folk Rhythmic Instrument Theory

XIX

Tab.329

50

7.

Major Theory

General Theory

XX

Tab.330

100

Total

500

Fourth Year

Tabala

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Major Practical

Classical Tabla

XXI

Tab.331

100

2.

Audio Record CD Presentation

XXII

Tab.332

50

3.

Theory

Applied Theory

XXIII

Tab.333

50

4.

Practical

Folk Music Practical

XXIV

Tab.334

50

5.

Theory

Folk Music Theory

XXV

Tab.335

50

6.

Theory

General Therapy

XXVI

Tab.336

100

7.

Performance

Stage Performance

XXVII

Tab.337

100

8.

Theory

Sound Technology Theory

XXVIII

Tab.338

50

9.

Practical

Sound Technology Practical

XXIX

Tab.339

50

Total

600


BFA in Vocal/Instrumental (Music)

The course BFA in Classical Vocal/Instrumental (Music) begins with the fundamentals of Classical and Folk Music. In the following years, the students are well familiarized with the practicalities of Stage Performance and Music Technology.

First Year

Music

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1

Theory

English

I

Mus.C.1

100

2

Practical

Classical Vocal / Instrument

I

Mus.311

100

3

Practical

Classical Tabala

II

Mus.312

100

4

Practical

Nepali Traditional and Folk Music

III

Mus.313

50

5

Theory

Nepali Traditional and Folk Music

IV

Mus.314

50

6

Practical

Classical Dance/Instrument/Optional Vocal

V

Mus.315

100

7

Theory

Fundamental Theory of Music

VI

Mus.316

100

Total

600

Second Year

Vocal/Instrumental

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Compulsory

English

II

Mus.C2

100

2.

Practical

Classical Music – I

VII

Mus.317

100

3.

Practical

Classical Music – II

VIII

Mus.318

50

4.

Theory

Applied Theory

IX

Mus.319

50

5.

Practical

Folk Music

X

Mus.320

50

6.

Theory

Folk Music

XI

Mus.321

50

7.

Practical

Optional Tabla /Vocal

XII

Mus.322

100

8.

Theory

General Theory

XIII

Mus.323

100

Total

600

Third Year

Vocal/Instrumental

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Major Practical

Classical Vocal Music

XIV

Mus.324

100

2.

Major Practical

Voc./Inst. Accompaniment

XV

Mus.325

50

3.

Theory

Applied Theory

XVI

Mus.326

50

4.

Major Practical

Optional Vocal /Instrument

XVII

Mus.327

100

5.

Major Practical

Folk Rhythmic Instrument

XVIII

Mus.328

50

6.

Major Theory

Folk Rhythmic Instrument

XIX

Mus.329

50

7.

Major Theory

General Theory

XX

Mus.330

100

Total

500

Fourth Year

Vocal/Instrumental

S.N.

Nature

Subject

Paper

Code

Full Marks

1.

Major Practical

Classical Music-1

XXI

Mus.331

100

2.

Non Details

Classical Music-2

XXII

Mus.332

50

3.

Major Theory

Applied Theory

XXIII

Mus.333

50

4.

Major Practical

Folk Music

XXIV

Mus.334

50

5.

Major Theory

Folk Music

XXV

Mus.335

50

6.

Major Theory

General Theory

XXVI

Mus.336

100

7.

Stage Performance

XXVII

Mus.337

100

8.

Major Theory

Music Technology

XXVIII

Mus.338

50

9.

Major Practical

Music Technology

XXIX

Mus.339

50

Total

600


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