The visual arts are a critical and dynamic part of a liberal arts education, which occupy an important role in our culture. At School of Fine Art, Design and Architecture, the study of the visual arts encourages students to approach art from multiple perspectives, rooted in contemporary discourses on art and history. The program focuses on skill building and development of critical and analytical skills.
Throughout the four years program, the students acquire knowledge of the fundamentals of art and design, gain experience with the required tools, materials and techniques for making art. A major in painting leads to a meaningful life and a professional career in the field of visual arts.
- Demonstrate a strong level of technical proficiency in painting.
- Demonstrate an ability to think conceptually within a visual medium.
- Develop a strong, cohesive portfolio.
- Demonstrate evidence of historical/contemporary contextual awareness.
- Demonstrate evidence of professionalism.
- Well rounded drawing and sketching abilities as well as an introduction to sculpture and selected media.
- Exposure to hands-on studio settings and the confidence to create.
- Knowledge of the theory, the history and the practice of painting media.
- The ability to design visual projects, create them and present them to peers.
- A good understanding of contemporary design software and modern visual arts techniques.
GIFT University features high technology studios that have been especially designed to aid students enrolled in design and development courses. The studios include a design studio, drawing studio, graphic studio and specialized computer laboratories. These studios enhance student’s understanding of the design industry and help them practically test their concept and skills.
The Visual Art graduate in Painting can explore his path in various fields which include but may not limit to:
- Art Editor
- Art Gallery Director
- Art Consultant
- Sketch Artist
- Exhibit Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Jewellery Design maker
- Interior Decorator
- Set Designer
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The more specific criteria follows:
- FSc (Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical).
- Intermediate with Arts or General Science or Commerce.
- Advanced Levels (A’ Levels).
- Minimum 45% or equivalent marks in intermediate or equivalent qualification.
- Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.
- Relevant level NTS test is also acceptable for admissions.
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