Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) | Kathmandu University

Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) is an undergraduate degree, which mainly deals with the education related to visual or performing arts. BFA degree is also called as Bachelor of Creative Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts. This degree is dedicated to those students who are planning to settle their professional career in the sector of arts. This degree is practical based course. This degree is four year program.

This degree is launched by focusing the ambitious, motivated and imaginative candidates. This degree is designed in such a way that it helps to develop and exhibit an exciting studio practice and acquire the professional, intellectual skills of students. This degree helps students to fully develop ideas to deepen knowledge of art history and contemporary art in students. This course is usually pursued by the students who have an performer hidden in them. Candidates who have a creative bent of mind and a natural instinct towards visual or performing arts are a perfect fit for BFA course.

List of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The main objectives of BFA degree are:

  • To develop practical skill among the students.
  • To provide the understanding of Nepalese art and of other civilization to the students.
  • To know the history, theory as well as to get practice of visual and media.
  • To prepare arts with originality and depth.
  • To apply their knowledge in the production and analysis of media arts.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All candidates who have completed their grade 12 in any stream from college/ university/ board recognized by Tribhuvan University are eligible for admission.
  • Although there is usually no other 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.
  • Beside this criteria, 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.

First Semester

  • BFAT 101: World Art Studies I
  • BFAT 103: Material and Methods I
  • BFAT 105: Writing and Rhetoric Workshop I
  • BFAF 101: 2D Foundation I
  • BFAF 103: 3D Foundation I
  • BFAF 105: Photography Basics I

Second Semester

  • BFAT 102: South Asian Art Studies I
  • BFAT 104: Material and Methods II
  • BFAT 106: Writing and Rhetoric Workshop II
  • BFAF 102: 2D Foundation II
  • BFAF 104: 3D Foundation II
  • BFAF 106: Photography Basics II

Third Semester

  • BFAT 201: World Art Studies II
  • BFAT 203: South Asian Art Studies II
  • BFAF 201: 2D Foundation III
  • BFAF 203: 3D Foundation III
  • BFAF 205: Graphic Design Basics I
  • BFAF 207: Printmaking Basics

Fourth Semester

  • BFAT 202: World Art Studies III
  • BFAT 204: South Asian Art Studies III
  • BFAF 202: 2D Foundation IV
  • BFAF 204: 3D Foundation IV
  • BFAF 206: Graphic Design Basic II
  • BFAF 208: Design Basic Studio

Fifth Semester

  • BFAT 305: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 1- History of Graphic Design
  • BFAG 301: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 2- Design Principles
  • BFAG 303: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 3- Typography
  • BFAG 305: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 4- Digital Tools I
  • BFAG 307: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 5- Image Development
  • BFAE 301: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 6- (Electives) I- Photography Advanced
  • BFAE 303: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 7- (Electives) II- Illustration
  • BFAT 301: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 1- World Art Studies IV
  • BFAT 303: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 2- South Asian Art Studies IV
  • BFAS 301: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 3- Studio Art I
  • BFAS 303: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 4- Traditional Art Practice I
  • BFAS 305: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 5- Studio Seminar I
  • BFAE 301: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 6- (Electives) I- Photography
  • BFAE 303: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 7- (Electives) II- Illustration

Sixth Semester

  • BFAT 306: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 1- Printing Technology
  • BFAG 302: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 2- Design Studio
  • BFAG 304: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 3- Package Design
  • BFAG 306: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 4- Digital Tools II
  • BFAE 302: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 5- (Electives) I- Photography Advanced
  • BFAE 304: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 6- (Electives) II- Illustration
  • BFAT 302: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 1- World Art Studies V
  • BFAT 304: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 2- South Asian Art Studies V
  • BFAS 302: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 3- Studio Art II
  • BFAS 304: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 4- Traditional Art Practice II
  • BFAS 306: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 5- Studio Seminar II
  • BFAE 302: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 6- (Electives) I- Photography
  • BFAE 304: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 7- (Electives) II- Illustration

Seventh Semester

  • BFAT 407: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 1- Advertising Theory
  • BFAT 405: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 2- Research, Documentation and Archiving
  • BFAG 401: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 3- Campaign Design
  • BFAG 403: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 4- Digital Studio
  • BFAE 401: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 5- (Electives) I- Photography Advanced
  • BFAE 403: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 6- (Electives) II- Illustration
  • BFAT 401: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 1- Art Theory and Aesthetics
  • BFAT 403: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 2- Art in Education
  • BFAT 405: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 3- Research, Documentation and Archiving
  • BFAS 401: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 4- Studio Art III
  • BFAS 403: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 5- Studio Seminar III
  • BFAE 401: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 6- (Electives) I- Photography
  • BFAE 403: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 7- (Electives) II- Illustration

Eighth Semester

  • BFAR 402: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 1- Mentorship
  • BFAR 404: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 2- Integrated Project
  • BFAR 406: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 3- BFA Dissertation
  • BFAR 408: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 4- Portfolio Development and Presentation
  • BFAR 410: Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 5- Internship
  • BFAR 402: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 1- Mentorship
  • BFAR 404: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 2- Integrated Project
  • BFAR 406: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 3- BFA Dissertation
  • BFAR 408: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 4- Portfolio Development and Presentation
  • BFAR 412: Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 5- BFA Exhibition Project

Scope and Career Prospects

After completing the BFA degree, Students can work in the following areas:

  • Multimedia Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Art Conservator
  • Director
  • Teacher
  • Musician
  • Fine Artist
  • Animator
  • Painter
  • Writer
  • Actor

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