For individuals...

Who possess the ability to think critically, are creative, curious and ready to challenge the boundaries of art and explore the transformative potential of visual arts in the immediate world.

Looking for...

A programme that prepares, trains and equips students in Fine Arts, Art history and Aesthetics through a methodology comprising a combination of tutorials, lectures, seminars, and workshops.

To become...

  • Artists
  • Creative practitioners and researchers
  • Academicians
  • Curators
  • Creative Directors

Sculpture

Painting

Mix Media

About the Programme

  • Overview
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6
  • Semester 7
  • Semester 8
  • Credits Required

The curriculum is structured to explore visual art concepts, research and studio skills, and critical thinking and practices, training students to become flexible thinkers, proficient makers, and lifelong learners. They will acquire a range of art-making skills through core studio courses focused on 2D, 3D and 4D inflexions. Through conceptual exploration, practice, readings, discussions, and critiques in core seminars, students will develop an in-depth understanding of artistic theories and concepts. They will develop essential research, writing, and critical reasoning skills with conceptual foundations for creative inquiry.

Learn fundamental skills to observe form building and representation. Introduction to material exploration through exercises in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and writing skills to understand the world around and develop visual vocabulary. Students can get an overview of world civilizations through visual representations that mark the social, political and cultural shift.

Understanding form building through material exploration, understanding characteristics, decoding the visual language are some of the learning outcomes of this semester. Learn about different techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture and pottery to develop form building. An overview of the twentieth century through art, social, political, economical and cultural history form the lens of students to perceive the immediate world.

The semester will guide students to develop a deeper connection between the self and the world through material exploration and understanding materiality in 2-dimensional creative language. Art history (prehistory to medieval) will develop a lens that will help students to understand the conceptual and contextual development that shaped the present world. Students will choose electives from humanities, sciences and technologies to create their own curriculum.

Building on the learnings from the previous semester, students will take up advanced studios in painting and sculpture to understand 2 and 3-dimensional aspects of creative language. Additionally, they will learn about the non-tangible aspects of the cultural perspectives through different theories and art practices, art production under different patronage, and the role played by artists within the changing times.

Students will choose their specialisation ( painting, sculpture, mix media). Students will study contemporary art practices in the studio or art in the public domain. They will develop and sharpen conceptual learning and skill development by working with different materials to build a visual language. Furthermore, they will learn the philosophy of art from different eras and engage with art history, both as a distinct field and as an area that comes into conversation with other disciplines.

Know the historical and contemporary significance of the human form that can be used as a medium, material and exploration. Learn about the central contemporary debates in the philosophy of art, the impact of historical events such as industrialisation on art and culture and understand political and social changes and reflection through art practices.

Summer Internship

The semester will also require students to pursue internships which will be an important component in their learning process.

This semester introduces students to artistic research and methodologies, through philosophical debates in art criticism and contemporary practices. The semester culminates into a research paper, highlighting their individual practices and historical relevance. In-studio students focus on their portfolio building by developing an individual art language.

In the last semester, students will work with two mentors of their choice to build their final portfolio and present it to public viewing in the Graduate Show. In addition, they will write a dissertation on their selected topics where they will work with a mentor.

Total Credit requirement for the completion of the programme (currently being developed): 160 Credits



  • Studio
  • 90 Credits
  • Theory and Internship
  • 38 Credits
  • Electives
  • 32 Credits

Meet the Faculty

  • Dr Anunaya Chaubey
    Provost;
    Director, Anant Fellowship;
    Ph.D. in English Literature, Patna University;
    Salzburg Global Fellow
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  • Dr Amareswar Galla
    Professor and Director,ICICL;
    Ph.D., Australian National University;
    Salzburg Global Fellow
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  • Dr Bindu Bhadana
    Ph.D. in Transcultural Studies,
    University of Heidelberg
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  • Dr Abhishek Kumar
    Associate Professor;
    Ph.D. in Management, Pondicherry University
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  • Sharmila Sagara
    Associate Professor;
    Master's in Sculpture,
    Maharaja Sayajirao University
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  • Vijay Sekhon
    Associate Professor;
    Master of Fine Arts, M.S. University
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  • Dhara Dave
    Assistant Professor;
    Master of Visual Arts in Art History and Aesthetics,
    Maharaja Sayajirao University
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  • Vishnupriya Rajgarhia
    Assistant Professor;
    Master's in Fine Art, Lady Margaret Hall,
    University of Oxford
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  • Nisar Momin
    Assistant Professor;
    Master of Fine Arts,
    Cambridge School of Art
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  • Abhishek Choubey
    Assistant Professor;
    Master's in Photography,
    National Institute of Design
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  • Dr Sundar Sarukkai
    Ph.D., Purdue University,
    Visiting faculty, Anant Fellowship
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