The College of Fine Arts Trivandrum
is a fine arts
college located in Kerala
The college was founded in 1888 by Moolam Thirunal
Sir Rama Varma, the then Maharaja
for the state of Travancore
. The college was first known as H. H. The Maharaja’s School of Arts, Travancore. Later on in the 20th century the school was renamed to The University of Travancore. In 1957, after the formation of first democratically elected government in Kerala
, the School of Arts was brought under the Directorate of Technical Education. In 1975, the school was upgraded as the College of Fine Arts and became affiliated with the University of Kerala
. In 2001, the college celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year with exhibitions, seminars and workshops.
Currently the college is under both the Kerala University (for examination) and Directorate of Technical Education (for administration).
The college offers professional Bachelor of fine Arts (BFA) courses broadly in three disciplines Painting, Sculpture and Applied Art. Duration of the course is 4 years, after the completion of the 4 years students have to appear for the examination conducted by The University of Kerala.
The curriculum of the first year of the four-year BFA Degree Course is an integrated course for all students and acts as a foundation to the BFA specialization courses. Students who pass the first year university examination are allotted one of the three specializations according to their talent and......