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ADMISSION NOTICE 

Govt. of West Bengal

Office of the Principal, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta

28, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata -700 016

Prescribed forms and other information for  B.F.A Part-I (Foundation) course  for the session 2016-2017 will be available through college website from 16th May-2016 to 15th June-2016  and  Forms for M.F.A  course from 16th May to 30th June-2016 . One may download and upload the forms through website www.gcac.edu.in.

 

Eligibility For B.F.A 

Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent.

ii)          Age as on 01.07.2016  : 23 years or below.

 

Documents is required at the time of  uploading the  application form:

i)       Mark sheet of Higher Secondary examination or equivalent.

ii)       Admit Card of Madhyamik examination or equivalent.

iii)        SC/ ST/OBC certificate if any.

Eligibility For M.F.A 

Candidate must have passed B.V.A or B.F.A with Honours from recognized University/Institute with

minimum average of 55% marks.

 

Documents is required at the time of  uploading the  application form:

  • Mark sheet of B.V.A/B.F.A
  • Admit Card of  Madhyamik examination or equivalent.
  • SC/ST /OBC certificate, if any.

Reservation:

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC candidate as per rules of Govt. of West Bengal.

 

COURSE INFORMATION: STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

4 Year Integrated course leading to BFA Degree

The course offered here is a four year integrated course comprising of one year in Foundation and three years in Specialization, leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree course, has been introduced from the session 2003-2004. The two years’ Post Graduate (Semester) curriculum is offered which leads to MFA Degree.

The One Year Foundation Course (Part-I) is mainly an orientation course where the students are given a general training in different subjects related to specialized of visual art. The idea is to relate them to the art world both technically and intellectually. The syllabus, therefore, has been planned to nurture their interest and gradually train them to develop their creative faculty. At the degree level, the importance is more on application. At the post-graduate level they get a chance to experiment breaking any set boundaries of rigid grammar.

4-Years Structure of curriculum at BFA level to be followed by students of all streams

600 marks each year in Specialization

Part-I

FOUNDATION COURSE (one year)
Practical               500marks
Theory                 300marks
(Bengali, English, Indian Art & Culture)
Total                      800marks

 

SPECIALIZATION IN BFA

Streams in BFA level

Painting

Painting Indian Style

Modelling & Sculpture

Graphic Design/Applied Art

Textile Design: Weaving, Printing & Dyeing

Ceramic Art & Pottery

Design: Wood & Leather

 

BFA Part II

Practical

Paper I                                              100marks

Paper II                                             100marks

Paper III                                            100marks

Paper IV (elective)                          100 marks

Theoretical

Paper V (method &materials)      100marks

Paper VI (history of art)                 100marks

 

BFA Part III

Practical

Paper I                                              100marks

Paper II                                             100marks

Paper III                                            100marks

Paper IV (elective)                          100 marks

Theoretical

Paper V (method &materials)      100marks

Paper VI (history of art)                 100marks

 

BFA Part IV

Practical

Paper I                                              100marks

Paper II                                             100marks

Paper III                                            100marks

Paper IV (elective)                          100 marks

Theoretical

Paper V                                             100 marks

History of modern

Contemporary art

(Common to all streams)

Paper VI                                            100 marks

a)      Indian modern

Contemporary art

b)      History of Design

c)       History of Advertising


ADMISSON: ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (SESSION JULY-JUNE)
 

This is a co-educational college. Session begins from June/July. A candidate seeking admission to this college must pass the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) or equivalent examination from recognized Board/Council. He/she should be 23 years or below on 1st July in the year of admission. No form will be issued to over-aged candidates. Application will have to sit for an Admission Test, comprising of i) Drawing,ii) Composition iii) Aptitude Test and and iv) Viva-voce. The Admission Test (practical) will be conducted from 11am-1pm and again from 2-4pm. The candidates selected for viva-voce are expected to have a basic knowledge of credit earned or accumulated in each and in aggregate also.

Choice of the stream to be pursued for specialization (after successful completion of the Foundation Course) must be written clearly in the application by the applicant. Admission of overseas applicants is subject to approval of the University of Calcutta and the Govt. of West Bengal.

Subject for specialization once opted for will not be changed.

Application forms are usually issued from the College office from almost immediately after the date of publication of the result of H.S. Examination, West Bengal.

Admission to master of fine Arts

The minimum qualification for admission to the Four semester system of the Master Degree in Fine Art in the specializations- Painting, Painting(Indian Style), Sculpture shall be BFA or equivalent degree (Minimum 55% in BFA or BVA),  in the subjects mentioned above . For Applied Art and Design, the students intending to specialize in Applied Art/Graphic Design, Textile Design, Ceramic Art and Pottery, Design Wood and Leather have to choose their respective subject in BFA or equivalent, for specialization. Students with a BVA / BFA (Minimum 55% in BFA or BVA) in Painting, Painting (Indian Style) , Applied Art/Graphic Design, Print Making can apply for  specialization in Print Making  .

The College may decide to hold Practical / Viva – voce / Theory  or Practical , Viva – voce and Theory   test for admitting students to the above course if necessary.

Examinations: BFA professional Course

There will be four University Examinations at the end of each session as stated below:

  1. At the end of Foundation Course-BFA Part I
  2. At the end of First Year of Specialization- BFA Part II
  3. At the end of second year of Specialization – Part III
  4. At the end of third year of Specialization – Part IV

 

  1. A student will be permitted to sit for the examination at Under-Graduate level as a regular candidate if he or she attends 75% of the total classes in the session.
  2. A student having percentage below 75% but 60% and above, will have to apply for condonation to the vice-chancellor, University of Calcutta, after paying the condonation fee for non-collegiate candidates as per regulation of the University of Calcutta.
  3. Students having percentage below 60% will be declared as discollegiate students and will not be permitted to sit for the examination in that session.
  4. Students failing twice to pass the foundation level will not be permitted to continue in the college. No break of studies will be appreciated in this regard. Also at the Specialization level, students will get two chances in each part without any break of studies.
  5. The minimum qualifying marks is for all examination 40% in the practical papers of the total marks.

MFA EXAMINATION

A student will be permitted to sit for the examination in postgraduate level as a regular candidate if he/she attained 75% of the total classes in a session.

 

A students having percentage  below 75%, but above 55%, will have to apply for condonation to the vice-chancellor, University Calcutta after paying the condonation fee for non-collegiate as per regulation of the university.

 

Students having percentage below 55% will be declared as discollegiate students.

 

FEE STRUCTURE

Admission Fee-Rs. 75/-

BFA Tuition Fee- Rs. 900/-

Caution Money- Rs. 20/-

Pankha Fee- Rs. 2/-

 

Admission Fee- Rs. 125/-

MFA Tuition Fee- Rs. 1500/-

Session Charge- Rs. 100/-

Caution Money- Rs. 300/-

 

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