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

  • World Art Studies I
  • Material and Methods I
  • Writing and Rhetoric Workshop I
  • 2D Foundation I
  • 3D Foundation I
  • Photography Basics I

Second Semester

  • South Asian Art Studies I
  • Material and Methods II
  • Writing and Rhetoric Workshop II
  • 2D Foundation II
  • 3D Foundation II
  • Photography Basics II

Third Semester

  • World Art Studies II
  • South Asian Art Studies II
  • 2D Foundation III
  • 3D Foundation III
  • Graphic Design Basics I
  • Printmaking Basics

Fourth Semester

  • World Art Studies III
  • South Asian Art Studies III
  • 2D Foundation IV
  • 3D Foundation IV
  • Graphic Design Basic II
  • Design Basic Studio

Fifth Semester

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

Sixth Semester

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

Seventh Semester

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

Eighth Semester

  • Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 1- Mentorship
  • Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 2- Integrated Project
  • Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 3- BFA Dissertation
  • Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 4- Portfolio Development and Presentation
  • Specialization offered: A- (Graphic Communication) 5- Internship
  • Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 1- Mentorship
  • Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 2- Integrated Project
  • Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 3- BFA Dissertation
  • Specialization offered:B- (Studio Art) 4- Portfolio Development and Presentation
  • 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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