BFA in Traditional Nepali Painting

BFA in Traditional Nepali Painting

BFA in Traditional Nepali Painting is a course under BFA Painting. 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.

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.


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

Job Prospects

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.

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, 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.

First Year 

S.N. PaperSubjectCodeFull MarksPass
 1. 1 Compulsory Englishtn.ptg c1 100 35
 2. 1 Compulsory Nepalitn.ptg c2 100 35
 3. 1 Drawingtn.ptg 3 11 100 40
4.iiNepali Traditional Motifs tn.ptg 31210040
5.iiiStudy of Different Faces tn.ptg 31310040
6.ivHistory of Art  Theory and Aestheticstn.ptg 31410035

Second Year

SN.Paper SubjectCode  Full MarksPass Marks
1. iiCompulsory Englishtn.ptg c1 100 35
2. v Drawingtn.ptg 315 50 20
3.viNepali Traditional Motifs tn.ptg 316 100 40
4.vii Study of Different Faces tn.ptg 317 100 40
5.viiiStudy of Gods and Goddesses tn.ptg 318 100 40
6.ix Technical Theorytn.ptg 319 50 18
7.x History of Arts & Aestheticstn.ptg 320 100 35

Third Year

S.N.PaperSubjectCodeFull MarksPass Marks
1.xiDrawingtn.ptg 3215020
2.xiiStudy of Gods and Goddesses tn.ptg 32210040
3.xiiiCompositiontn.ptg 32310040
4.xivTraditional Nepali Motif tn.ptg 32410040
5.xvTechnical Theorytn.ptg 3255018
6.xviHistory of Arts and Aestheticstn.ptg 32610035

Fourth Year

S.N.PaperSubjectCodeFull MarksPass Marks
1.xviiDrawingtn.ptg 32710040
2.xviiiManjuvarja Mandala tn.ptg 32810040
3.xixCompositiontn.ptg 32910040
4.xxColouring and Lining tn.ptg 33010040
5.xxiGradation and Gold applying tn.ptg 33110040
6.xxiiHistory of Arts and Aestheticstn.ptg 33210035

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