CFA-College of Fine Arts

CFA-College of Fine Arts


Government College of Fine Arts

By Sathya Ramachandran
Government College of Fine Arts

The Government College of Fine Arts (initially known as the Madras School of Art) in Chennai is the oldest art institution in India. The institute courses are affiliated to Madras University. The institution was established in 1850 by surgeon Alexander Hunter as a private art school. In 1852, after being taken over by the government, it was renamed as the Government School of Industrial Arts.

Later, it was renamed as the Government School of Arts and Crafts and the Government College of Arts and Crafts (1962), before finally being renamed as present. The institute offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in painting, sculpture, visual communication, textile design, graphic arts and ceramics. It offers postgraduate programmes in painting, visual communication, textile designs and ceramics. In 2009, it started offering a course leading to the Master's degree in Fine Arts in sculpture.

The Government College of Fine Arts offer courses in Fine Art, Craft, and Architecture. The object of the institution is to provide courses for students of ability and inborn talents. S The Government College of Fine Arts consists of great infrastructure with latest facilities for both faculty and students.

The Government College of Fine Arts campus provides all the latest facilities like internet connectivity, cafeteria, medical facility, Post office, stationary store. The institute encourages students to participate in sports and cultural events and has a common room where students can play indoor games like Table Tennis, Carom, Chess, etc and additionally campus consists of sports grounds for Cricket, Volleyball. The College campus hosts many cultural and extracurricular events throughout the year which are organized by student committees along with art exhibitions for students as a platform to show their skills.


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