M.A. or Master of Arts is basically a non-science stream of education which deals with theoretical and art based subjects like languages, sociology, history, fine arts and many more. M.A. in History of fine arts is one such subject which combines both the theoretical study about the history of arts and arts itself. The course covers the details of how the art forms evolved in India and in other countries. Candidates will get research opportunities in current art forms, theory of arts and contemporary art forms.
This course is available in regular, part-time modes and even through correspondence in some institutes.
This course requires graduate candidates holding Bachelor of Arts degree in relevant field from any of the registered institutes in India or aboard. The minimum marks and age criteria vary from one institute to another and candidates are advised to check the same from the selected institute before submitting their applications.
Admissions process is very simple in most of the cases. Candidates just need to fill in and submit their application enclosed with all other required documents. They should read the details carefully before submitting their application carefully to avoid the end moment rejection of their application due to any reason.
Admissions can be offered directly, on the merit basis or through entrance tests depending upon the institute selected for admission.
Just like any other postgraduate degree course, it is also having 2 years duration and these 2 years are divided into 4 equal parts known as semesters. Each semester is having 6 months duration.
It varies in case of part-time course and through correspondence.
Further Study options
After completion of this course, candidates interested in pursuing higher studies should enroll in Master of Philosophy which is a research kind of course. After that Ph.D. or Doctor of Philosophy can also be done.
Bachelor of Education and the Master of Education are options for those who are willing to have a career in teaching.
The course starts with topics like the history of Indian paintings, history of Indian Sculptures, principles of art appreciation and history of Indian Architecture.
Then candidates learn about the history of European arts, an art of China and Iran, history of the art of an ancient orient, etc.
The course includes some practical work and projects also.
These candidates are ideal for working in art criticism, fashion houses, publishing houses, education institutes, animation companies, etc.
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