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Admission & Course

BFA / MFA

A Schedule for admission process in under Graduate and Post Graduate level has been settled as in the following manner.

 

Our old MVA course is converted to new MFA course.

So all MVA should be read as MFA on our website.

 

a) Total marks required 55% for MFA admission.

b) Original Marksheet of Higher Secondary (for BFA) and marksheet of BFA/BVA & age proof (Madhyamik admit card and BFA / College certificate) for MFA is required.

c) Cost of Admission form & brochure: Rs 350.

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Admission Procedure:

Prescribed forms and other information for B.F.A Part-I (Foudation) course for the session 2016-2017 will be available through college website from 1st June-2016 to 15th June-2016 and Forms for M.F.A course from 16th June-2016 to 30th June-2016. One may download and upload the forms through website www.gcac.edu.in.

Eligibility For B.F.A:

  1. Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent.
  2. Age as on 01.07.2016 : 23 years below.

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

  1. Mark sheet of Higher Secondary examination or equivalent.
  2. Admit Card of Madhyamik examination or equivalent.
  3. 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 mimimum average of 55% marks.

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

  1. Admit Card and Mark sheet of B.V.A/B.F.A examination.
  2. SC/ST/OBC certificate, if any.

Issuance of Admit Card

Issue of admit cards through our website from 20th June 2016 (B.F.A). Issue of Admit card through our website from 5th July 2016(M.F.A).
Eligibility for Applying for BFA

Academic sessions at GCAC begin in June every year. A candidate seeking admission to GCAC must pass the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/Council, with 40% marks in Bengali and English. He/she should be 23 years or below on 1st July 2011 (the year of admission). Forms will not be issued to over-age candidates.

Admission Test Details for BFA

Admission Test Subjects:

  • Drawing
  • Aptitude Test
  • Viva-Voce*

*If necessary, the candidates may have to sit for a language test too.

Note:

  • In the application form itself, the applicant should clearly mention the choice of stream/subject for specialization that he/she wishes to pursue after successfully completing the one-year Foundation Course. Subject for Specialization once opted for cannot be changed.
  • Admission of overseas applicants is subject to the approval of the University of Calcutta and the Govt. of West Bengal.

Admission Test Timings: Admission tests will be held on the notified dates in 2 sessions, between 11 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 4 pm. (Lunch Break is from 1 pm to 2 pm.)

Reporting time: 10:30 am

Selection Criteria: Selection for admission will be strictly on the basis of merit.

Reservation of Seats: Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/O.B.C. is as per rules by the Govt. of West Bengal.
Admission to the Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA)

The minimum qualification for admission to the MFA(SEMESTER) Degree Course in Fine Arts shall be B.F.A. Degree with 55% marks (aggregate) in the previously mentioned specialization or such a degree from any other university recognized as equivalent as per the rules framed by the University of Calcutta.

Role of the Admission Committee

  • Change in the number of seats cannot be challenged, as it is at the discretion of the Admission Committee.
  • The decision of the Admission Committee of the college regarding admission is final. No enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection.

Fee Structure

B.F.A.

FEE STRUCTURE
Admission Fee-Rs. 75/-
BFA Tuition Fee- Rs. 900/-
Caution Money- Rs. 20/-
Pankha Fee- Rs. 2/-

MFA

FEE STRUCTURE
Admission Fee- Rs. 125/-
MFA Tuition Fee- Rs. 1500/-
Session Charge- Rs. 100/-
Caution Money- Rs. 300/-
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Eligibility for Examinations

Examinations: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) (Professional Course)

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

  • BFA Part I – at the end of Foundation Course
  • BFA Part II – at the end of First Year of Specialization
  • BFA Part III – at the end of Second Year of Specialization
  • BFA Part IV – at the end of Third Year of Specialization

Criteria for BFA Examinations

Attendance

  • Students who have 75% attendance of the total classes in the session will be allowed to sit for the examination in Under-Graduate level as a regular candidate.
  • Students having 60% attendance and above but less than 75% will have to apply for condonation to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta, after paying the condonation fee for Non-Collegiate candidates as per the regulations of the University of Calcutta.
  • Students having attendance below 60% will be declared Dis-Collegiate and will not be allowed to sit for the examination in that session.

Failures/ Breaks

  • Students failing twice to pass the foundation level will not be permitted to continue in the college.
  • No break in studies will be appreciated in this regard.
  • Also, at the Specialization level, students will get two chances to sit for examinations in each part without any break in studies.

Qualifying Marks: The minimum qualifying percentage of marks for BFA is 40% in theoretical and 40% in practical papers of the total marks for all examinations.

Examinations: Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) (Professional Course)

Criteria for MFA Examinations

Attendance

  • No student will be allowed to sit for the MVA examinations if he/she does not attend 75% of the routined classes (both theory and practical).
  • Students having 65% attendance and above but less than 75% will have to apply for condonation to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta, after paying the condonation fee for Non-Collegiate candidates as per the regulations of the University of Calcutta.
  • Students having attendance/percentage below 65% will be declared Dis-Collegiate students and will not be permitted to sit for the examination in that session.

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Course Structure and Content

4 Year Integrated Course Leading to BFA Degree
The course offered here is a four year integrated course comprising one year in Foundation and three years in Specialization, leading to a BVA professional degree course, has been introduced from the session 2003-2004.

The One Year Foundation Course (Part I)
This is mainly an orientation course where the students are given a general training in different subjects related to specialized streams 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.

2 Year Semester Course Leading to MFA Degree
The two years post graduate curriculum is offered which leads to MVA degree. At the post graduate level, students get a chance to experiment with and develop a visual language of their own.

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): 800 marks

Practical: 500 marks
Theory (Bengali, English, Indian Art and Culture): 300 marks

Part II: 600 marks

Practical: 400 marks
Paper I: 100 marks
Paper II: 100 marks
Paper III: 100 marks
Paper IV (Elective): 100 marks

Theoretical: 200 marks
Paper V (Method and Materials): 100 marks
Paper VI (History of Art): 100 marks

Part III: 600 marks

Practical: 400 marks
Paper I: 100 marks
Paper II: 100 marks
Paper III: 100 marks
Paper IV (Elective): 100 marks
Theoretical: 200 marks
Paper V (Method and Materials): 100 marks
Paper VI (History of Art): 100 marks

Part IV: 600 marks

Practical: 400 marks
Paper I: 100 marks
Paper II: 100 marks
Paper III: 100 marks
Paper IV (Elective – Multimedia, Computer Graphics): 100 marks

Theoretical: 200 marks
Paper V (History of Modern Art): 100 marks
Paper VI (Indian/Modern Contemporary Art, History of Designing, History of Advertising): 100 marks

2 Years Semester Structure of Curriculum at MFA Level

MFA (1st Semester & 2nd Semester)

Practical: 250 marks
Paper (1st Semester & 2nd Semester) (Exhibition cum Examination): 150 marks

  • Internal Assessment (by departmental teachers): 30%
  • Internal + External Assessment (by panel of examiners and departmental teachers): 70%

Theoretical: 70 marks

Project: 30 marks

MFA (3rd Semester & 4th Semester)

Practical (There will be no theoretical paper in MVA Part II)
Paper I (Exhibition cum Examination): 150 marks

  • Internal Assessment (by departmental teachers):  30%
  • Internal + External Assessment (by panel of examiners and departmental teachers): 70%

Paper II (Elective): 70 marks

  • Project Paper: 30 marks

Paper III (Dissertation and Viva-Voce): 100 marks

Specialization in BFA and MFA Streams

BFA

  • Painting
  • Painting (Indian Style)
  • Graphic Design/ Applied Art
  • Modelling and Sculpture
  • Textile Design: Weaving, Printing and Dyeing
  • Ceramic Art and Pottery
  • Design: Wood and Leather

MFA

  • Painting (Painting, Painting – Indian Style, or Print Making)
  • Sculpture
  • Design (Applied Art, Textile Design, Ceramic Art & Pottery, or Design: Wood and Leather)

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Ph.D.

The Ph.D. programme has been introduced by the University of Calcutta in our college in 2005.

Research Facilities

We have a highly resourceful library and experienced faculty to guide our research scholars.

Our Research Scholars

Our first research scholars are:

  • Saumen Khamrui
  • Sanjoy Sengupta
  • Benod Mukherjee
  • Sangita Chaudhuri

 

 

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