Visual Arts

History of the Department
In keeping with the lofty goals of the University the activities of the department are directed to discover the art world by plunging into the contemporary and avant-garde trends which transcend the geographical boundaries and identifying various aspects of art so that the live past can be woven into the living present and future. The main concern of the department is to explore and add new dimensions to visual art in the contemporary language.
The Department of Visual Arts has two ends, the acquisition and the dissemination of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The practicing Artists and Academicians in art and related fields from all over the world have been invited to give lectures, conduct workshops and share thought & ideas on concepts and Technical aspects in contemporary Art Practice. The department has plans to conduct two art camps every academic year. It also intends to start Exchange Programme for Students and Teachers in the near future with the other Universities & Institutions in India and abroad.
The University had constituted an expert advisory Committee to give valuable suggestions and recommendations for the healthy development of this department, the members include reputed senior Artists, Art Historians and Academicians. We who would enhance the academic standards and encourage a drive towards achievability in the Art practice of the country. Their vision and experience would help shapes this Department into becoming a great learning center in the state, as well as make a mark internationally.
Bangalore University established the Department of VISUAL ARTS in 2004 by the then Hon’ble Vice chancellor Prof. M.S.Thimmappa realizing its dynamic and lofty ideal of evolving as a live cultural centre of higher learning in Visual Arts in this part of Country. Later on well supported by Former Vice-Chancellor Prof. H. Ranganath and supported continuously by our present Hon’ble Vice Chancellor.

Coordinator : Prof. Jayakumar G. Reddy

Contact Us
Tel: 080 22961710

A. Courses Offered:

a) Master of Visual Arts.
b) PG Diploma in Visual Arts

B. Nature of Course

a) Semester Scheme
b) Annual Scheme

C. Duration

a) 2 Years (4 Semesters)
b) 2 Years (Annual)

D. Intake-
a) 20
b) 10

E. Eligibility

Master of Visual Arts in Painting/Sculpture/Graphic Arts/Print making and news Media.: Bachelor of Visual Arts / Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in respective discipline from any University or recognized institution equivalent with the same specifications in terms of number of years of study and subject.

P.G. Diploma in Visual Arts (in painting/ Sculpture/ Graphic Arts/ Print Making/ News Media): Bachelor in Visual Arts / Bachelor in Fine Arts / Diploma in Fine Arts subjects of any University or any recognized Institution equivalent with the same specifications in terms of number of years of study and subject.

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1Prof. Jayakumar G ReddyMaster’s of Fine Arts, (Royal College of Art, London)ProfessorPainting, Print making and Sculpture (Fine Arts/ Visual Arts) Profile