Syllabus for Fine Arts Students

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SYLLABUS OF MASTER OF FINE ARTS (M.F.A.)
I- AIM AND OBJECT:
The Master of Fine Arts courses in Painting, Plastic Arts, Applied Arts, Ceramic Pottery &
Textile Design is designed for the Graduate students who wish to prepare themselves
professionally in the respective fields of Fine Arts.

II- DURATION OF COURSE:
The total duration of course will be of two academic years consisting of M.F.A. Previous and
M.F.A. Final Year.
III-COURSE OF STUDIES AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Those who have passed in the subject concerned under 10+2+4 or 10+5 pattern with a minimum
of 50% marks in aggregate are eligible for admission in the two years M.F.A. in Painting, Plastic
Arts, Applied Arts, Pottery Ceramic and Textile Design through BHU P.E.T.
IV-ADMISSION:
Admission to M.F.A. Course will be through BHU Post-Graduate Entrance Test (P.E.T.)
consisting of one theory paper of 60 minutes duration and carrying 150 marks.
V- COURSE FEES:
As per University rules.
VI-NO. OF SEATS IN EACH COURSE OF M.F.A.:


Painting

-14



Applied Arts

-17



Plastic Arts

-08



Pottery Ceramics

-04



Textile Design

-04

VII- COURSE STRUCTURE:
1-

PRACTICAL
Each of the above subjects will be of 400 marks in Previous and 400 marks in Final. During
MFA(Previous) & M.F.A.(Final) the student will choose his/her Supervisor for the Practical
Subjects and work under his supervision. The student will select area of Practical study in
consultation with the Supervisor and at the end of each Academic session arrange the exposition of
his art works for evaluation.
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The Quota of MFA students for the Practical work under the teachers in each discipline will be
decided at Dean’s level.
2- THEORY
M.F.A. Previous (Theory) :
Paper I (Common Course)

..…..

Aesthetics & Principles of Art Appreciation

Full Marks 100

Paper II

……

History & Technical Theory (of the subject
concerned)

Full Marks 100

M.F.A. Final (Theory) :
Paper I (Common Course)

..…..

Aesthetics & Principles of Art Appreciation Full Marks 75

Paper II

……

History & Technical Theory (of the subject
concerned)

Full Marks 75

Dissertation & Viva – Voce

Full Marks 50

Paper III

……

NOTE :
Paper III in Theory of M.F.A. (Final) will be “Dissertation and Viva-Voce”. The dissertation will
be a report based on practical work done by the students to be prepared under the supervision of
his/her guide (for practical) of minimum 10 typed pages.
VIII – SPECIAL NOTES:
75% of attendance in theory as well as in Practical courses will be compulsory for all M.F.A.
students. The assignment in each of the practical subjects will be given by the supervisor
and at least two External Examiners. The H.O.D. of the concerning Departments will be the
Chairman of the Board.
Defects shall be removed by grinding till it disappears and ensure with any of NDE Technique.
Covering of defects by grinding, plugging, chipping, etc. shall be strictly prohibited.
Minor and Major repairs shall be documented by means of sketches showing the location and
dimensions of defects .
Major repair should be carried out after getting approval from qa head
During welding
iii) Evaluation of Dissertation & Viva – voce :
The Dissertation will be evaluated by and the Viva-Voce be conducted by the same panel of
external Practical Examiner.
X- CLASSIFICATION OF RESULT, DIVISION & MERIT :
i) The merit will be declared on the basis of marks secured be student in University examination.

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ii) The following shall be minimum percentage of pass in M.F.A. Previous & Final examinations :
A- Theory

…………… 33% minimum in each paper

B- Practical

…………… 50% minimum in Practical paper

C- General aggregate

…………… 50%

The following shall be prescribed as minimum percentage for the declaration of results:
First division

…………….. 60%

Second division

…………….. 50%

Honours

…………….. 75% marks of the aggregate

NOTE :
No division will be mentioned in the result of the M.F.A. Previous Examination.
Candidate will be declared to have passed or failed in the respective examination.
XI- ORDINANCES FOR :
i) SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS
M.F.A. FINAL
A candidate who fails or fails to appear either in 1st or IInd or in both (I & II) theory papers of
M.F.A. Final Examinations will be allowed to appear in Supplementary Examination.
A candidate who fails or fails to appear in IIIrd theory paper he/she shall be required to clear the
paper in ensuing Regular Examination as an Ex – student .
ii) PROMOTION
M.F.A. PREV.
A candidate who fails or fails to appear at the M.F.A. (Prev.) in theory papers shall be promoted
to M.F.A. Final. The student promoted to M.F.A. Final Year Courses shall be required to clear the
paper in which he/she failed in M.F.A. Prev. along with his/her Final Year Examinations.
NOTE :
1-

A student who fails or fails to appear in practical paper in M.F.A. Prev. Examination or in M.F.A.
Final Examination he/she will appear in ensuing Regular Examination as a non-collegiate.

2-

If a candidate fails or fails to appear in Supplementary Examination(s) (theory) too he/she will be
allowed to appear in ensuing Regular Examination as a non-collegiate student.

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3-

To pass in practical is essential at M.F.A. Previous level for promotion to M.F.A. Final.

XII - SPECIAL NOTE ON CONDUCTION OF VARIOUS COURSES:
PRACTICAL
A- M.F.A. Painting :
Candidates will select any one of the following Practical subjects for specialization in both
Previous and Final years.
1- Creative Painting 2- Mural

3- Portrait

4- Graphics

In M.F.A. Final the students will do advance work in the subject in which the student worked in
Previous year.
B- M.F.A. TEXTILE DESIGN:
Professional Investigation and involvement in any one subject of the following:
1- Textile Designing and Weaving.
C- Repair welding shall be done neither after completion valve assembly nor after pressure testing.
D- Carry out repair appropriately as described in qualified procedures.
E- For major repair, the weld area shall be preheated and the pre heating temperature shall be
maintained throughout the repair process.
12- Dyeing and Printing
The student will investigate on the basis of his previous study in the field of Textile Design and
Weaving/Dyeing and Printing Art. He/she will work in Banarasi Weaving and Designing,
Jamdani, Paithani, Chanderi and Shawls etc. and on the basis of his/her experiments of colour,
texture, design etc. he/she will work on his/her chosen subjects aesthetically. He/she will acquire
a knowledge of different types of looms. In M.F.A. Final the students will do advanced work in
the subject in which they worked in the previous year.
F- PLASTIC ARTS :
Professional investigation and involvement in two major media: Stone, Wood, Bronze,
Terracotta, Welded Sculpture, Fiber glass, Papermeshy, Mixed media etc. (Choice of the media
depend upon the availability of the same in the Department). The student will choose and plan
his work in consultation with his/her supervisor. Each student will have to prepare and present at
least five works depending on size. In M.F.A. Final, the student will do advance work in the
media in which the student worked in the previous year.
G- POTTERY-CERAMICS :
Candidates of Pottery-Ceramics(M.F.A. Previous and Final) will choose either of the following:
1- Pottery-Ceramics 2- Ceramic Mural/Sculpture

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The students will investigate on the basis of his/her previous study in the field of PotteryCeramic Designing relying on his/her earlier work in designing, glazing/firing of earth ware and
stoneware.
In M.F.A. Final the students will do advanced work in the media in which student worked in the
previous year.
H- APPLIED ARTS
Candidates admitted in M.F.A. Applied Arts will select any one of the following practical
subjects for specialization in both Previous and Final year.
1 – Visualization and Campaign Planning.
2 – Book Design & Book Illustration.


VISUALIZATION& CAMPAIGN PLANNING (M.F.A. Prev. & Final) will involve:
Advertising Campaign for the Press, Analytical study of different product groups. Visual to
be based on the class of Commodity & Class of Appeal.



BOOK DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION (M.F.A. Prev. & Final) will involve:) (i)
Typography & Book Design; (ii) Story Illustration for children and for Adults; (iii)
Editorial Illustration; (iv) Industrial Illustration; (v) Press Illustration

SESSIONAL TO BE SUBMITTED EACH YEAR AS FOLLOWS:
M.F.A. Previous:
Visualization & Campaign Planning

…. Minimum One Advertising

Book Design & Book Illustration

…. 3 Books

M.F.A. Final : Same as previous year
Students of M.F.A. course in Applied Arts shall have to undergo Practical Training for at least 30
days in any Advertising Concern under any eminent artist of the particular field or any professional
organization. The training will be arranged by the Department during the Final year as per
convenience of the Department. The students of Final year will be paid Rs.500/- each towards the
maintenance charges of the Practical Training from the grant already sanctioned for the purpose.
THEORY PAPERS:
M.F.A. (Prev.)
Paper I :

Aesthetics & Principles of Art Appreciation
(Compulsory Paper for all M.F.A. students)
Maximum

– 100

Exam. Timing – 3 hrs.
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1- Principles of Art Appreciation:
(a)

Distinction between Aesthetics and Appreciating Criticism .

(b)

Application of theories in the past and its relevance in the contemporary

2- Sociology Vis-à-vis Arts:
(a) Art as model of Man’s activities and reflection of his world .
(b) Art as a form of Social Consciousness and Reality, Personality, Class, Nationality.
(c) The National Character of Art.
3- Mechanism of Artistic Perception:
(a) Psychology of Artistic Perception.
(b) Psychological Mechanism of Artistic Creation.
(c) Art as an object of Perception.
M.F.A. (Final)
Paper I

Aesthetics & Principles of Art Appreciation
Exam. Timing

: 3 Hrs.

Max. Marks

: 75

1. Fundamental Attitude to Art in India.
2. Brief comparison of the Aesthetic Criteria of East and West.
3. Some Theories Relating to Creativity.
(a) Emotion; (b) Imagination; (c) Inspiration; (d) Intuition; (e) Imitation
4. Globalization of Art.
5. Modern Artists an Art : Courbet, Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso,
Kandinsky, Paul Kee, Modigliani, Duchamp, Giacometti, Malevich. A.N. Tagore, R.N. Tagore,
N. Bose, B.B. Mukherjee, Raza, K.G. Subramaniam, Dinkar Kaushik.
PAPER II
History and Technical Theory of the Subject Concerned
M.F.A. PAINTING (Previous)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 100

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Repair welding shall be done neither after completion valve assembly nor after pressure testing.
Carry out repair appropriately as described in qualified procedures.
For major repair, the weld area shall be preheated and the pre heating temperature shall be maintained
throughout the repair process.
M.F.A. Previous Contemporary Painting – Western Art (Part A)
1 - Background of Modern Painting in West : Neo-Classicism, Realism, Romanticism, Impressionism &
Post Impressionism.
2 - Critical Appreciation of the Twentieth Century Movements in Painting :
(a) Fauvism (b) Cubism (c) Expressionism (d) Dadaism (e) Surrealim (f) Futurism (g) Metaphysical
Painting .
INDIAN (Part B)
Background of Modern painting in India: Company/ Patua / Ravi Verma, Folk etc.
General Scenario
1- Revival of India Art : Bengal School & Bombay School.
2- Western Impact on Contemporary Scenario.
3- Art Circles of the Mid-Twentieth Century: (a) Progressive Art Group; (b) Calcutta Group;
Shilpi Chakra.

(c)

M.F.A. PAINTING (FINAL)
PAPER

II
Exam. Timing

: 3 Hrs.

Max. Marks

: 75

Part A : Western
1- Critical Appreciation of the Modern movement in Western Painting : (a) Abstraction (b) Abstract
Expressionism (c) Pop (d) Op (e) Super Realism (f) Fantasy
2- Present Day Important Painters
3- Art after 1945 to 75
Part B : Indian Contemporary
1- Development of Indian Painting in Post-Independence Era-1945-75 and the later Groups.

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Major exponents : Shailoz, Mukherjee, M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, K.S. Panikkar, Souza, Jehangir
Sabawala, K.G. Subramaniam, K.S. Kulkarni, D.Kaushik, N.S. Bendre, K.K. Hebbar, S.
Chavda, L. Pai, V.S. Gaitonde, G.R. Santosh, G. Pyne, Bhupen Khakkar, Gulam Sheikh, Bikas
Bhattacharya, S. Gujral, M. Bawa, A. Ramachandran, Paramjeet Singh, Ram Kumar,
Bimal Dasgupta.
M.F.A. TEXTILE DESIGNING

(PREVIOUS)

PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 100

1- History and Development of Carpet Design/ Carpet Weaving in Persia, Arabia, Central Asia and
India.
2- History of the Loom – Woven Shawls of Kashmir/ Punjab and its influence on the European
Jacquard-Woven Shawls.
3- History of Persian, Arabic and Turkish Textiles.
4- History of Woven Tapestries.
(a) Coptic, Italian, French and English .
(b) Contemporary Innovations in Tapestry Weaving.
5- History of Indian Costumes (from the earliest phase till 1900.
M.F.A. TEXTILE DESIGNING (FINAL)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 75

1- History of Far Eastern Textile-China, Japan & Korea.
2- History of South East Asian Textile-Indonesian, Cambodian and Thai.
3- Painted and Printed Hanging from Deccan, Gujarat & Rajasthan.
4- Chintz-Its History and Development.
5- The Role of Artist-Designers in the contemporary Indian Textile Designing : K.G. Subramaniam,
J.N. Supakar, Gautam Vaghela and others.

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6- Contemporary folk Contribution.
M.F.A. SCULPTURE (PREVIOUS)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 100

PART A – WESTERN
1. Origin of the Modern Concept in Western Sculpture.
2. Major Trends
(a) Cubist Sculpture-Archipanko, Picasso, Lipchitz, Henry Laurens, Zadkine
(b) Constructivists : Tatlin, Rodchenko, Naum Gabo, Pevsnor, Moholy Nagy.
(c) Dadaists.
PART B - INDIAN
1. Origin of the Modern Concept in Indian Sculpture.
2. Major Exponents : (a) Ramkinkar Baij, (b) Pradosh Dasgupta, (c) Chintamoni Kar, (d) Dhanraj
Bhagat, (e) Shanko Chowdhary, (f) S. Dhanapal, (g) P. Jankiram (h) Amarnath Sehgal.
M.F.A. SCULPTURE (FINAL)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 75

WESTERN SCULPTURE
1. Masters of Modern Sculpture : Jacob Epstien, Henry Moore, Calder, Brancussi, Barbara
Hepworth, Marini, Isamu Naguchi, Louise Nevelson.
2. Masters of Indian Sculpture : A. Davierwalla, P. Pochkhanwalla, M. Pandya, Meera Mookherjee,
K.G. Subramaniam, Somnath Hore, Kanayi Kunhiraman.
M.F.A. CERAMIC / POTTERY (PREVIOUS)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.

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Max. Marks

: 100

INDIAN :
A. Indus Valley : Creation in Clay- a study of their form and Decoration.
B. Indian Creation in Clay-Maurya to Gupta period.
WESTERN:
(a) Egyptian Pottery, (b) Sumerian Pottery, (c) Aegian-(Mynoan, Mycanean, Crete), (d) Greek,
Roman.

(e)

M.F.A. CERAMIC / POTTERY (FINAL)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 75

INDIAN :
(a) Mughal, (b) Contemporary Studio Pottery/ Ceramic Mural etc. (c) Major Exponents : Devi
Prasad, Gurucharan Singh , Nirmala Patvardhan, K.V. Jena.
WESTERN :
(a) Mexican-Pre-Columbian, (b) Chinese, (c) Japanese, (c) Korean, (e) Dutch, German, French
and English.
M.F.A. APPLIED ARTS (PREVIOUS)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 100

1. Budgeting for Advertising and Promotion approaches to budgeting :
(a) Percentage of Sales, (b) Unit of Sale, Competitive Parity, (d) All you can afford,
Objective Method.

(e)

2. Use of Sales Forecasts in Budgeting influences :
(a) Newness of the product, (b) Type of Product, (c) Importance of the Retailer, (d) Scope of the
market, (e) Competition.
3. Measuring the effectiveness of Advertising and Promotion:
(a) To Test or not to test
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(b) What should be tested ?
(c) Classification Schemes for measuring effectiveness.
(i) Pre-Testing & Post-Testing, (ii) Communication and Sales Effects, (iii) Laboratory,
(iv)
Measures and Field Testing, (v) Experiments and Surveys, (vi) Message and Media Effect, (vii)
Individual Advertisements & Campaign , (viii) Advertising on Product Related Test.
4. Designing and Advertising effectiveness Evaluation Programme :
(a) What should be evaluated?
(i) Budget Evaluation, (ii) Media Evaluation, (iii) Creative Evaluation, (iv) Total Plan
Evaluation.
5. International Advertising and Promotion.
(a) What is International Advertising?
(b) Reasons for the growth of International Advertising.
(c) Organizing for International Advertising
M.F.A. APPLIED ARTS (FINAL)
PAPER II
Exam. Timing : 3 Hrs.
Max. Marks

: 75

1- The Emerging Role of Marketing.
(a) What does Marketing do ?
(b) Definition of Marketing.
(c) Environmental factor influencing adoption of the marketing Concept.
(d) The Marketing Concept: a preliminary view.
(e) Planning and Operating under the Marketing Concept.
(f) Implementing the Marketing Concept.
2- The Marketing Process
(a) Indentification of Marketing activities.
(b) A Classification of Marketing activities.
(c) Variations in Classification of Marketing activities.
(d) Performance of Marketing activities & Marketing efficiency.
3- Marketing information system
(a) Marketing information & Marketing decisions.

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(b) Marketing information system.
(c) Analysis of Sales record.
(d) Simulation of Marketing decisions in information system.
4- Market & Market Segmentation .
(a) Market Segmentation.
(b) The why of Market Segmentation.
(c) The who of Market Segmentation.
5- Buyer Behaviour
(a) Buyer Behaviour- External Influences.
(b) Buyer Behaviour- Insights from Psychology.
(c) Buyer Behaviour- Life Style.
(d) Buyer Behaviour- Industrial Users.



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