Master in Fine Arts (Painting)

University of Hyderabad
In Hyderabad

Price on request

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  • Master
  • Hyderabad
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
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500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Course programme

The Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication started functioning from 1988-89 and offers Masters-level courses in Dance, Theatre Arts, Painting and Communication and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programmes in Communication, Theatre Arts, and Dance.

1) Department of Dance
2) Department of Theatre Arts
3) Department of Fine Arts
4) Department of Communication

The University is indeb­ted to the family of Sarojini Naidu for the bequest by the late Padmaja Naidu of the "Golden Threshold", where the University started functioning. In recognition of this gesture, the University started this School by naming it after Sarojini Naidu to offer postgraduate and research programmes in the fields of arts and culture.

The School provides courses of study in the disciplines of, Dance, Theatre Arts, Painting and Sculpture and Communication. It seeks to enlarge the scope of the academic programme so as to include other areas of artistic endeavor like music. The broad objective of the teaching programme is not only to explore the evolution and forms of arts, but also to bring about an integrated approach to the study of creativity. An inter-disciplinary approach is incorporated in the syllabi. Apart from the core faculty, experts in various fields and guest faculty of national and international repute teach courses in the School.

Master in Fine Arts (Painting)

M.F.A. in Painting / Print-making / Sculpture The School offers a two-year full time post-graduate degree course, Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in the disciplines of painting, printmaking and sculpture. Twenty four hour acess to studio facilities ensure that concepts and skills acquired at the undergraduate level become tools for building a new level of competenence and expertise. A compulsory component of the course is a survey of art history from ancient to contemporary periods of both Indian and Western art. This theoretical foundation is aimed at providing the student an understanding of art in its total context both material and subjective. The students submit a dissertation on a theoretical topic of their choice towards the end of course. The teaching does not presume to concern itself directly with a young artists work. Teachers incite such works and criticize the end products in a spirit of enquiry.

Instruction at the School is essentially tutorial and involves a close working relationship between student and teacher, in which the latter encourages the student to make rigorous analysis of his/her work. A unique aspect of this course is the exposure the students get to the work of artists of national and international repute through the visiting faculty programme and workshops.

In the print-making stream, the students are introduced to a wide array of basic print-making techniques, such as etching, screen printing, lithography, linocut, woodcut, dry point and engraving. The students are encouraged to explore and combine the expressive possibilities of these different techniques in their own work. These studio practices are complimented by a formal introduction to the history and aesthetics of printmaking medium. In sculpture stream, the students are encouraged in experimentation of different methods. History and aesthetics of sculpture are taught to develop a critical understanding in this domain.