The BFA course is known as Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, is designed to prepare students for careers in their preferred creative discipline or for succeeding in master programs. KU Art + Design’s curriculum highlights intensive studio practices, with the foundation in basic techniques, followed by stages of innovation and critical learning, and culminating in the development of an independent visual idiom. Students earn a BFA degree in Graphic Communication or Studio Art after completion of a 4-year, 8-semesters course with 139 credits.
Students are encouraged to grow their artistic abilities in the teaching process at KU Art + Design, contributing to the development of original art and design work. Nepal has a rich culture, art, and crafts that can come forward as a source of knowledge while learning and studying mainly from western arts. KU Art + Design helps to advance the creation of Nepalese art in the visual practice that is crucial in the context of South Asia’s art practice as well as worldwide.
We are in a fast-paced age, where everything moves rapidly, but BFA allows us to think, contemplate, and reflect in the most imaginative and innovative way. The BFA prepares students for technical careers in art and related subjects by studying from the BFA. In addition to academic practice, BFA provides a range of strategies to broaden the process of self-learning, including ethics, beliefs, knowledge, social harmony, and motivation. With the support of self-learning, it enhances to become an individual visual practitioner. KU Art + Design is intended to prepare students to work ethically in their respective creative fields.
1. To develop students’ creative abilities to produce original works of art and design.
2. To extend their knowledge and understanding of Nepalese Art and that of other civilizations.
3. To prepare them for professional careers and further training in Art and related subjects.
Foundation: BFA First / Second Years
Specialization: BFA Third / Fourth Years
Students choose either Graphic Communication or Studio Art in Third Year. They will also opt for one Elective course offered during the semester. Each semester various thematic Electives are offered as per the availability of resource persons. These thematic topics fall into the various courses viz Illustration, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Art Writing, Art Management, Public Art Practice, Memories, and Archiving.
Language of Instruction
All lectures and written work are in English. Informal studio instructions are provided in Nepali or English.
The four-year course comprising of 8 semesters commences in the late Fall.
An intermediate qualification, minimum of 3 subjects in A-Level / minimum 40% in plus 2 in any subject or equivalent.
Plus 2D and 3D separate studios, an English test, and an interview.
A portfolio would be very helpful during the time of your interview.
The Entrance Test
2D and 3D Studios: to inquire applicant’s basic aptitude in visual interpretation in 2D and 3D
English: to inquire applicants basic aptitude in written and spoken English
Interview: to inquire applicants aspiration to commence this course
Contact the KU Art+Design office if you need further information.