SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART



CREATIVE PAINTING (4-Year BVA)

This course is designed to help students to understand the nature of creativity by letting go of stale habits and conditioning that prevent one from making contact with the natural flow of creative energy. Both inner and outer worlds and their relationship to colour will be explored during the course, through painting from a life model as well as from imagination.

Painting and Drawing fuses traditional expertise and technique with cutting-edge contemporary approaches to art making. In this program, you can study virtually every approach to painting and drawing, from traditional oil painting to graphic novel production and 3D spatial installation. Your technical, formal and conceptual skills will be developed through focused studio production and instruction in theory, art history and cultural studies. Drawing incorporates a wide array of materials and explores body, gestures, mark making, the construction of visual space, as well as symbols and storytelling. In Painting classes, you will explore colour through paint application, tools and techniques along with the formal language of painting and its use in abstract, figurative and hybrid/expanded modes.

As active professional artists, our faculty brings insight into the exciting and complex world of art. You will gain the ability to think creatively and critically and to materialize your ideas in visual form. These skills sets, along with the development of visual literacy and expertise, can be applied to multiple professions in the visual arts. Our aim is for you to leave the program with an understanding of your own intentions and visual language, strategies for sustaining an artistic practice, critical thinking skills, an understanding of historical context and an understanding of contemporary possibilities of painting and drawing.

Careers: Your degree can lead to many paths such as - Practicing artist, Gallery or museum curator, Commercial artist, Graphic designer/ novelist, Medical illustrator, Arts administrator, Exhibition designer, Graduate studies in visual art

DIGITAL DRAWING & ILLUSTRATION (4-Year BVA)

This is a unique undergraduate course specially designed to keep pace with changing technology and its role in art and culture. The curriculum integrates traditional drawing and illustration with digital technologies that further the dimensions of these mediums. This is the only undergraduate course in India, looking at drawings in a holistic and futuristic way. Stress will be given on the development of individual styles with a strong conceptual foundation.

Digital Drawing and Illustration students will develop skills with a variety software-based skills, yet constantly being exposed to traditional media methods and conceptual drawing skills. They will also be taught to integrate their works with photography and animation. Critical thinking, innovation, self-assessment and presentation techniques are an important part of the course along with direct industry exposure.

Careers: The future of the creative industry rests on drawing and it is a key skill and ability sought after across all creative industries. Drawing based visualization and illustration skills are required in the product, automobile, textile, graphic and fashion design industries along with a heavy demand from the printing and publishing industry. Young professionals specializing in drawing are also important for concept mappings, storyboarding, animation and comic industries.



CURATORIAL PRACTICES IN ARTS (2-Year MVA)

This first MVA of its kind in the country prepares students to expand the role of curators in connecting art, artists, and communities--engaging audiences more effectively by proposing alternative models of exhibition-making, institution-building, and social justice through art. The program offers a hands-on curriculum that balances collaboration and socially engaged practices with academic research in history and theory. Students work in diverse experimental contexts & formats, with alternative models of exhibition planning. Designed to forge links among artists, institutions, and communities, the program promotes a collaborative culture linking diverse audiences, and local issues to global discourses. Through real-world collaborative exhibits, students will be expected to raise awareness, bridge societal gaps, and catalyze exchanges across various disciplines, both inside and outside the art world.

Students will stand to gain a grounding in art history, theory, and criticism, as well as a historical perspective on curatorial practice, including the ethics and politics of the art world; Obtain significant insight into issues relevant to the practice; Study the process and working methods of exhibition creation, as well as the role and responsibilities of curators; Explore writing skills specific to exhibition practice; Collaboratively research, propose, plan, and execute a major exhibition with fellow students during the first year; Forge enduring relationships with artists and the regional arts community.

The program seeks to enroll students with diverse backgrounds, including applied arts graduates, liberal arts and science graduates, or working professionals in education, social work, or art or non-profit management who wish to engage in advanced research and use projects to explore the role of a curator.

Careers: Graduates of the program will be cultural leaders committed to working in an interactive, inclusive process, and having a deep understanding of the complex role curators can play within cultural institutions, galleries, the art market, and their communities.


FASHION ART (2-Year MVA)

This course focuses on creating fashion illustrators who will be able to meet the requirements of the rising demands of the fashion and entertainment industries. The unique feature of this course is the manner in which Art and Fashion are brought together in terms of concept and skill. With an emphasis on fashion trends and artistic practice, students will study fashion, illustration, the related histories along with studying fashion figures, different mediums and techniques. They will be guided to develop their individual styles through which they can create branding and identities for themselves.

The course has a perfect mix of classrooms, studios and industry as learning spaces for the student. Creativity and experimentation are the key features of the pedagogical focus of the course making sure that our students are always able to innovate and rebrand themselves throughout their professional journey. A key feature of the course is exposure to various kinds of 2D/ 3D software and techniques making our students equipped to face the technological challenges of the future world.

Careers: Fashion brands, design houses, architects, graphic design companies, advertising agencies, media, event and entertainment companies, trend forecasters and the publishing industry are looking out for and hiring fashion illustrators. The internet and social media have also opened up new possibilities of individual professional practice.


ART EDUCATION (2-Year MVA)

This course is designed for and focused on preparing art educators for the future. The pedagogical approach is towards creating art educators who are fully aware of the needs of a global and diverse society, are highly knowledgeable about art, its concepts and his histories, along with having the presentation and interpersonal skills required for good teaching. Along with opening up of perception and enhancement in skill, the course also cultivates the innovative kind of intellect and creative sensibilities. The course integrates art history, art criticism, along with studio, community and public art making stressing on how art education can influence societal beliefs and value systems.

Careers: The program inculcates skills such as leadership, critical thinking, and better communication, making them in demand across various industries. A variety of career paths are available for graduates of art education programs. Individuals could become art teachers to children, teenagers or even adults. Others may choose to work as curriculum directors. For those who do not wish to teach full-time, possible options include working as a museum curator or running an art studio. Some graduates may become full-time professional artists, and others could decide to supplement their full-time jobs as part-time artists taking commission work.


CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE (2-Year MVA)

Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically. Artists react to observations of the world we live in, translating experience into art production and interventions. Merging genres and media and creating new contexts for the expanding field of art practice. The Master’s program in Contemporary Art Program emphasizes on art meeting the public and creation of a framework for an individual history of practice. Regular dialogues with faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, scientists, designers helps develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. The studio based program encourages practices that are speculative and reflective, encouraging work in a range of media. It is concerned with ways of learning that are experiential – embodied through and understood by the acquisition of a practice.

Students produce artworks and projects in a family of media, adapting approaches drawn from an increasingly wide array of subject disciplines. The program also involves the theoretical study of this family of media and approaches, drawing on related fields and methods. Media-related disciplines include sculpture, painting and printmaking, photography, audio visual and new media. The program also encompasses approaches to practice that are non media-specific, including intermedia, time-based arts, performance, installation, social-practice, education and art writing.

Careers: The program is aimed at professional artists who want to develop a more ambitious artistic practice by extending their practical, theoretical, organisational and economic knowledge. It develops from a broad to a specialist understanding of the technical resources and validating contexts in which artists work today.


PHOTOGRAPHY (1-Year Diploma)

Photography is about an idea, a message, or an emotion. That idea or message may be something small, a single word, or it may be a whole statement that the photographer wants to explore. The photography programme will help students learn the basics & essentials, gain the requisite skills and develop a style required to be a successful photographer - History of photography, professional photography techniques, Lighting, Photography equipment, Digitally editing, Photo manipulation techniques; Travel, outdoors, nature and landscapes, Macro, Portrait photography, Wedding photography, Product and advertisement photography, Fashion and Sports photography; Photojournalism.

Careers: The programme has prospects in advertising, fashion industry, news media and as freelance photographer.

PAINTING (1-Year Diploma)

The program is aimed at those who have practiced painting as a hobby and are looking at more structured inputs. The program fuses traditional expertise and technique with cutting-edge contemporary approaches to art making. You’ll study different approaches to painting and drawing. Your technical, formal and conceptual skills will be developed through focused studio production and instruction.You will explore colour through paint application, tools and techniques along with the formal language of painting and its use in abstract, figurative and hybrid/expanded modes. By end of the program you’ll have an understanding of your own intentions and an understanding of contemporary possibilities of painting.

Careers: Your diploma will provide with enough confidence to take up painting professionally. It can lead to many other paths such as - practicing artist, illustrator, art administrator etc.