Bachelor of Fine Arts

According to Nietzsche, art is not just a form of human activity but is rather the highest expression of the human spirit. Art is a multidisciplinary and collaborative field of knowledge, thus the overall objective of the BFA program is to lead in art-practice, to play a proactive role in developing a philosophy of art relevant to the region and context, and creating an environment that nourishes and instigates creativity to impart education that will help the students to follow their own interests and fully develop their creative abilities.

In BFA the students explore different genres of Fine Arts such as Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Print-making with their own complex context and history. They are trained to develop individual ways of expression based on interpretation, innovation and experimentation and to decide where they stand in relation to the wide-ranging debate on the subject.

Integrating conceptual development with technical skills and introducing interdisciplinary mediums of expression by merging conventional and non-conventional mediums, the course is spread over 140 credit hours and follows three core domains of learning, thinking and skill development, i.e. History of Philosophy of Art, Art Technologies, and Studio Practice culminating into a Thesis. Preparing students to have a meaningful presence within the profession, the whole process is supported by visits, class discussions, presentations, report writing, critique, maintaining of journals, and interaction with guest speakers, extra-curricular activities, workshopEXPERIENCES and participation in community development.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

  • COMSATS has a policy to offer merit scholarships to outstanding students
  • Qarz-e-Hasana is provided to students on need/merit basis
  • Tuition fee scholarships are available for applicants having Fine Arts in their Intermediate/A-Levels

Admission Criteria

  • All applicants appear in the entrance test (NTS)
  • All applicants appear in the Creative Aptitude Test conducted by the department
  • A list of selected applicants is prepared observing the following criteria:
    • 30% of General Merit (Matric/O-Levels 03% + Intermediate/A-Levels 12% + NTS 15%)
    • 70% Creative Aptitude Test (Writing 10% + Drawing 40% + Interview 20%)
  • Studios / Workshops

    • Creative Awakening
    • Drawing
    • Sculpture
    • Elements and Principles of Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustrations
    • Design and Presentation
    • Learning Through Experience
    • Invited Talks, Directed Visits, Recording (Photography & Writing)

    History, Theory and Critical Analysis

    • Art Appreciation
    • History of Design
    • Theory of Design
    • Design Research
    • Design for Community
    • Research Methodologies

    Allied Sciences and Technologies

    • Digital Graphics
    • Advanced Digital Graphics
    • After Effects
    • Photography
    • Advanced Photography
    • Film and Documentary
    • New Media Design (Website, GUI and Interactive Design)

    Career prospects

    Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Creative Visualisers, Media Experts, Web Experts, Interactive Design Experts, Virtual Environment Designers, Cartoon Designers, Advertising Experts, Music and Sound Experts, Photographers, Design Critics, Educators.