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Four years B.F.A course

A bachelor’s course in Fine Arts covers a comprehensive range of artistic practices, including Visual Arts, creative painting, environmental arts, technology-based arts, and photography. DOT School of Design serves as an outstanding college amongst all fine arts colleges for bachelor’s course in Fine Arts to the candidates aspiring to explore the various realms in the world of art.

Opportunities to showcase one’s talent and creativity is growing at a rapid pace in the field of Fine Arts. Doing a bachelor’s course in Fine Arts at DOT School of Design leverages students with exceptional theoretical and practical knowledge they need to make their careers shine. We prime our graduates to carve a niche for themselves and create inspiring trends in the world of art.


BFA in Visual Arts is a 4 years undergraduate programme which is the academic study of visual work of art such as painting, sculpture, print-making photography, Illustration along with a strong background in art history and art appreciation.

The first-year of this course deals with basic fundamentals of art, creative thinking and mind mapping, sketching and illustration, liberal arts, form, colour and composition study.

Second-year takes the students to the core subjects in Visual Arts.

Workspace for students studying fine arts design course in Chennai with paintings on a painting board stand and spray paint walls

By the third year, subject knowledge in areas such as media exploration, painting with different mediums, relief sculpture, printmaking, pattern making, textile art, ceramic art, sculpture techniques, art appreciation, work art history, and photography in a more advanced and stronger manner.

With the start of their final year, students are prepared for their professional experience through Intellectual property rights, portfolio skills and a professional internship from industry and art entrepreneurship.

By the end of the final year, the student completes a graduation project that showcases all their knowledge and skills they learnt and developed through the whole program. With a jury evaluating their works, they complete their bachelor program in Visual Arts.

  • Elements And Principles Of Art
  • Basic Drawing And Painting
  • Basic Modelling And Sculpture
  • Fine Interpersonal Skills.
  • Drawing Skills.
  • Indian Art History
  • Pattern Making
  • Basic Illustration
  • Aesthetics
  • Print Making
  • Work Art History
  • Art Appreciation
  • Advanced sculpture
  • Basic graphic design
  • History of contemporary art
  • Ceramic art
  • Curation and representation
  • Set design
  • Basic animation and story telling
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Portfolio development
  • Art entrepreneurship
  • Graduation project
  • Advanced Painting

With eminent faculties from esteemed universities, industry experts as advisors, regular updation of syllabus and industry viable infrastructure, DOT is confident in delivering a quality and value education to students. Enrolling in our BFA course helps you sharpen your artistic skills and prepares you with an unlimited scope to choose an illustrious career.


A degree in Fine Arts throws open an entire treasure trove of career opportunities with lucrative remunerations, fame and distinction.

A B.F.A in Visual Arts student from DOT can find ample opportunities in the creative field as a fine artist, commercial artist, graphic design artist, calligraphist, illustrator, storyboard artist, comics book artist, commercial art gallery manager, art curator, set designer, mural artist, print and surface designer in textile firms and an academician.

Skills Required For Visual Arts

Fine Arts encompasses an entire world of various forms of art like visual arts, performing arts, etc. To shine and ace the BFA course with flying colours, students need to be creative, inventive, original, and keep an open mind to new trends. The BFA course enables students to choose an area of interest and sharpen their skills and broaden their knowledge.
Apart from a well-nurtured interest in this field, the following skills are must-haves to excel in the BFA course:

  • Artistic Talent.
  • Drawing Skills Talent.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Unlimited Creativity.
  • Knowledge Of Digital Media.
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Knowledge Of Colouring Techniques.
  • Knowledge Of Work Presentation And Display.


What Course Must I Join To Pursue My Visual Arts Dreams After The 12th Grade?

DOT School Of Design offers a B.F.A course in Visual Arts for candidates who have just successfully completed their 12th grade / HSC / Equivalent diploma . The course is designed to teach all the basics one must pursue towards a career in Visual Arts.

What Is The Selection Criteria To Join BFA Visual Arts In DOT?

Eligible candidates have to undertake DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) conducted by DOT. Check on DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) for more information about the test.

How Good Is Your Faculty For BFA Visual Arts?

DOT School of Design has the best faculty who possess more than a decade of experience in the BFA Visual Arts field. Please visit Faculties to know more about the profile of our faculties

Does DOT Arrange For Placement Assistance For Its Graduating Students?

At DOT School of Design, we have different programs to assist students in carving their path into the future. One of the assistance programs is INCO - Industry Connect, which connects industrial experts and students. Another assistance program is IRC - Incubation Research Centre, where the students are given assistance in various ways to come up with their own designs or projects and become an entrepreneur. The third program is Fablab where a designer is given physical space and tools at DOT to do their projects. The designer can also get DOT students into their project if need be. These assistance from DOT to students are not only for their career, but also for their academic projects.

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