SPECIALISATION OFFERED AT THE B.F.A AND M.F.A LEVEL

SPECIALISATION OFFERED

Painting

Experimentation is the keyword that describes the painting department. Students of this department are encouraged to chart out their own course instead of following any binding academic syllabus. All the teachers here are eminent painters who shine as guiding stars for the students, helping them to develop their own style of painting and build a career as an artist. The students learning painting at GCAC are kept up-to-date with the latest trends in painting around the world

3-years full-time Specialization Course Main studies at B.F.A which includes
  • Drawing
  • Portrait Making
  • Life Study
  • Antique Study
  • Still Life
  • Composition
  • Mural
  • Print Making
  • Sketch
2 – years full time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be
furnished soon).

Indian Painting

The department was created in 1916 in response to the nationalist views of the freedom movement. It created a platform for the Bengal School of Art and revived the Oriental Styles of painting initiated by Abanindranath Tagore and Percy Brown. The Indian style of painting primarily uses water based techniques and lyrical line drawings, walking in the path of traditional Indian art. Contemporary images and expressions have been added through the last decades, elevating it far above just the mythological paintings practised as academic training for years. Professor Dhirendralal Bramha was a great master teacher in the department

3-years full time Specialization Course Main studies at B.F.A which includes
  • Drawing
  • Life Study
  • Mural
  • Composition
  • Museum Study
  • Nature Study
  • Copy from Old Masters
  • Print Making
  • Sketch
2- years full time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be
furnished soon).

Sculpture

Not Provided

3-years full-time Specialization Course Main studies in at B.F.A which includes
  • Life Study
  • Head Study
  • Portrait
  • Composition
  • Moulding and Casting (Bronze and Fibre Glass casting)
  • Stone Carving
  • Direct Plaster
  • Clay Modelling
  • Wood Carving
  • Terracotta
  • Repousse (embossing)
  • Mixed Media
2- years full time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be
furnished soon).

Graphic Design/ Applied

The Graphic Design/ Applied Art department focuses on the theory and practical applications of design, art, computer graphics, imaging and photography. Students of this department are prepared to develop their skills in creative problem solving to build their career in the field of advertising, media and communication. An industrial liaison panel made of industry level practitioners helps the students of this department to choose their career path, thus, bridging the gap between academics and employment.

3-years full-time Specialization Course Main studies at B.F.A which includes
  • Drawing
  • Sketch
  • Advertising
  • Print & Electronic Media
  • 3-D Design
  • Typography
  • Out-of-Home Advertisement
  • Illustration
  • Print Making
  • Photography
  • Audio Visual Media
2 years full time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be furnished
soon).

Textile Designing

Textile designing is an integral part of our life and culture. Students in the textile design department are taught weaving, printing and dyeing. Added to it their knowledge of different types of natural and synthetic fabrics with a touch of creativity helps them to design textile in a manner that is useful and beautiful. The teachers in this department have years of experience working as professional textile designers, which helps them to guide the students on the right path. Many of our students have even started opened their own business after graduating from the college. The strong liaison between the college and the industry, through regular workshops and training programs, has opened up a number of career opportunities for the students.

3-years full time Specialization Course Main studies in
  • Weaving
  • Printing (Block Printing, Screen Printing and others)
  • Dyeing (Tie and Dye, Batik, etc.)
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Life Study
  • Sketch
2 years full-time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be furnished
soon).

Ceramic art and pottery

The department of ceramic art and pottery focuses on using a traditional medium to experiment with creative ideas. The students of this department are taught the basics of design besides the use of the right tools and techniques. They are encouraged to give shape to their personal thoughts through regular critical analysis of their works of art by other students, teachers and artists. Opportunity is provided to the students of ceramic art and pottery to exhibit their works on a regular basis and have exposure to new ideas through exchange programs and workshops.

3-years full time Specialization Course Main studies:
  • Designing
  • Finishing
  • Glazing
  • Firing
  • Ceramic Mural
  • Ceramic Sculpture
  • Functional and Expressional Pottery Drawing.
2 years full-time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be furnished
soon).

Design :Wood and leather

Wood and leather designing are two of the oldest crafts in the world. Students in the department of Design: Wood and Leather learn, besides the basics of designing, the ways to treat each material in a unique way. Both wood and leather are natural elements that need entirely different kinds of treatments. The teachers in this department are veteran artists in the field. They encourage the students to develop their own style of expression using these two materials. After graduating from the college, many students of this department have set up their own business. Regular feedback and analysis of their works help the students to carve out their desired career path.

3-years full time Specialization Course Main studies in
  • Design and Execution in Wood and Leather
  • Mixed Media Composition
  • Water Colour
  • Oil Colour
  • Mixed Media
  • Object Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Sketch
  • Painting
  • Mural
  • Wooden Sculpture
  • Interior Design
2 years full-time Specialisation course at M.F.A ( Details of the course to be furnished
soon).

Print Making

The department of print making in GCAC prepares its students for a career by providing them with traditional knowledge on the basics of the subject. However, experimentation is also encouraged by the teachers, who are eminent artists in this field. BFA students who have completed their graduation can specialize in printmaking at post graduate level. Regular interaction with printmaking practitioners from around the world, through special lectures and workshops, helps the students of this department to understand the latest trends and develop their individualistic styles.

2-years full time Specialization Course (Degree in Post-Graduate Level only)Main studies in

  • Relief Process: Lino or Traditional Wood Surface
  • Planography: Lithography
  • Intaglio: Etching
  • Stencil: Silk Screen
  • Computer Graphics and Digital Printing