Government College of Art GCA, Chandigarh

Government College of Art GCA, Chandigarh
City Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh
Phone 0172-2740309
Fax 0172-2744896
Email [email protected], [email protected]
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Government College of Art GCA, Chandigarh is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh

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    Government College of Art is about 55 years old institute with a century old Glorious heritage. The college is affilated to Panjab University, Chandigarh and is approved by All India Council of Technical Education. This Institution is a platform where the method of practice of Art can be learnt by the up coming artists to bring out their creative talents. It is the only nucleus institution of its kind in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir Government College of Art, Chandigarh (GCA) is an institution for advance training in Visual Arts (creative and applied) leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree of the Panjab University. The objective of teaching programme and training in the college is to achieve overall refinement of the students perception not confined to the skill of the profession alone but also to create the right kind of intellect, as well as cultivation so as to arrive at a level of composite creativity and thought. It is an education that integrates academics with the relevant work exposure. Teaching throughout the course is based on an inter-disciplinary approach which in addition to classroom learning through lectures, slides shows, talks, discussions, assignments comprehensive tests etc. entails numerous site visits and on the spot studies. This combination of work and their classroom training to practical situations encourages academic achievement and expansion of knowledge and skill and develop their vision with aesthetic approach.

    There is a high rate of employment for GCA degree holder in a number of important organizations in the country and private sector such as advertising agencies, industrial and Publication houses, newspapers and magazines, films and performing art studios, textile and consumer goods industries, Multi media and web page designing studios. Many other passouts hold important posts in government and public sector undertaking in India and abroad, while other become freelance artists, designers, sculptors, painter, printmaker and visualizes, or join the teaching profession and a large number establish their own practices.

    The partition in 1947 saw India divided into Hindustan and Pakistan. The Mayo School of Art was left in Pakistan (now known as National College of Art, Lahore), The Government of Punjab was pleased to accord the administrative approval for setting of a School of Art, Shimla (Punjab) on the pattern of Mayo School of Art. The school was given a new name Government School of Art and Craft, Punjab.
    It was finally established on 16th. August 1951 with a thought it should take the place of the Mayo School of Art in East Punjab S.L. Prasher, was asked to organise the Art school. He was the Vice Principal of Art School in Lahore at the time of partition and was appointed as the first principal of this institution. His search for teachers continued and he succeeded in getting creative people of his choice to join hands with him. P.N. Mago, Satish Gujral, Baldev Raj Rattan, Kanwal Nain A.C. Gautam, Sunirmal Chatterjee, P. R. Trivedi, , N. K. Dey, were the illustrious teachers. They were trained by different teachers under different centres of Art, like Calcutta School of Art, Mayo School of Art Lahore, Viswa Bharti University Santiniketan, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai and Delhi College of Art.

    Government College of Art,
    Sector 10-C,
    Chandigarh –160011
    ( India)

    Tel Phone Nos. 0172-2740309

    Fax No. 0172-2744896

    Government College of Art GCA, Chandigarh offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

    Masters Degree Courses

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

    Government College of Art (GCA), Chandigarh offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

    View Details Duration: 2 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree

    Diploma / Certification Courses

    Diploma in Fine Arts

    In order to provide education in Fine Arts to the physically challenged persons, this institution has started a 'Special Diploma Course in Fine Arts' of Panjab University from the session 2003-2004. The duration of the course is four years. Four seats are available for the course - one seat in each of the disciplines viz. Painting, Sculpture, Graphics (Printmaking) and Applied Art with the proviso that the mentally challenged persons will be eligible for seats only in the disciplines of Painting and Applied Art. These students will study the practical subjects prescribed for the B.F.A. course but are exempted from the study of Theory subjects.

    Minimum qualifications for admission to the Special Diploma courses is a pass in the Secondary School Certificate (Class 10th) Examination with a minimum of 40 per cent marks or any other examination recognized by the Syndicate of Panjab University as equivalent with a minimum of 40 per cent marks. The Procedure of Admission and Selection shall be the same as that of Degree courses except that the Aptitude Test shall consist of 'Object Drawing' and 'Composition' only of 75 marks each. The Aptitude Test shall be held along with the UT Pool and a separate merit list will be drawn for the Special Diploma.

    View Details Duration: 1 Year    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Diploma / Certification

    Bachelors Degree Courses

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

    Bachelors of fine art, a four years full time degree course is divided into two parts.

    Foundation course:
    This course is of one-year duration and is common to all the students. This course provides basic instructions to lay the foundation for the specialization courses.

    Specialization courses:
    The college provides Specialization Courses in Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, (print making) and Applied arts. These courses are of 3 years duration and give intensive and advance training to students in practical and theory.

    Details of Course and Scheme of Examination B.F.A:
    The College of Art makes endeavors in its education programme, to take account of what has happed in the past to be alive to the present and plan for the future. Fine art today is multi-dimensional process reaching neatly all aspects of nature and humanity in search of from, expression and affirmation of his or her own vision the formative processes of life experience, and the complexity of her participation in cosmic evolution.

    Design, like Art, is a human response to their needs and desires. Factors motivating design range from the common needs for food, shelter, clothing and communication to the most esoteric desires of esteem and self-realization. Design or a force that historically reflects both individual interpretation, conditioned by changing environments and the restrains of materials and technologies of the time.

    The objective of teaching theory subject i.e. Aesthetics and history is to acquaint the students with the visual cultures from the earliest time to present. They are designed of the conviction that the students can understand his relation to his own time and the technology of his command through awareness of the relationship to his artistic predecessors. They form an important part of the overall teaching programme, and the instructions are appropriately supported by visuals, lecturers, discussions, seminars, written exercises and tests. The History of Art course is divided into two parts, First introduction to different civilization of the world for foundation level students and second, chronological study of the development of world arts for specialisation classes. At the specialisation level the students study Indian Aesthetics and Western Aesthetics accordingly. Fine matiere, a sort secondary beauty common to every well-done job, is discernable in the aesthetic quality of artwork of all ages and lands. The separate theory courses of methods and materials for Painting, Graphics and Sculpture specializations offer the students an insight into the behaviour pattern, scopes and limitations of various traditional and contemporary materials. Such knowledge helps the students to avoid the common pitfall of indifference.

    Advertising Profession and Practice is necessary to understand the market trends and its function as well as product research. The objective of teaching such a theory courses to the Applied Art specialization is enhance their capacity to face the challenges of the profession effectively.

    View Details Duration: 4 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Bachelors Degree
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