BFA in Traditional Nepali Painting - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


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BFA in Traditional Nepali Painting is four years course. In First year, the student will be imparted with the basics of drawing in relation with the traditional paintings - followed by preliminary knowledge of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Different attributes like hand gestures (Mudras), body postures, vehicles (Bahanas), complexions (Varna) etc and the complex details on the elements of embellishments like depiction of halo, aureoles and the background materials are taught and introduced. As the senior student, he or she is expected to create and paint a typical Paubha' -with multiple deities. 


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Admission criteria

For admission in BFA in Traditional Nepali Painting program of Tribhuvan University, students must have:

  1. Scored needed GPA for the study of Fine Arts.
  2. Passed 10+2 program in any stream.

Curricular structure

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
Total600

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
Total600

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
Total500

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
Total600