About Department of Fine Art
Since the session of 2012-2013 the Jahangirnagar University has started their graduation (honours) course in Fine Art department in four years’ term duration. The curriculum of the Fine Art department in Jahangirnagar University has been prepared to maintain the relevancy with the processes of Fine Art education in other universities of Bangladesh. For many years approximately 71 years, the Universities of our country have been continuing the under graduation and post graduation courses in Fine Art disciplines. So, from this point of view, the Department of Fine Art at Jahangirnagar University is a very newer addition in institutional aesthetic studies of art. Though our students are already proving themselves in the national art arena.
The aim of the Fine Art Department is such as if the students can be the strong successors of cosmopolitan art ideas from all over the globe being educated with the eminent history of our dynamic journey. The curriculum consists the elements, which can be the impetus for the students for having unique thoughts of our very own beyond the so called colonial perceptions we are conveying in our minds for decades. With the simultaneous study of our ethnicity, cultural history of thousand years and the history of the world heritage and art the students can adopt the sense of sincere assessment on local art and the practices of international art societies as well.
That is why there is a sincere effort on creating an appropriate curriculum
comparing with the curriculums of the Fine Arts disciplines of prominent universities of our country and abroad. Now the department is continuing its B.F.A courses in three disciplines- Painting, Craft and Fashion Design and Graphic Design. In the Department there are presently approximately 280 BFA and 80 MFA students with 10 faculty members. But we have planned to start gradually with the other prominent disciplines like Sculpture and Printmaking in the very near future. To transform the department into an established Faculty with a strong and diverse educational purpose these disciplines should be included in the curriculum along with all the facilities and support. Preparing the classrooms with the necessary equipment and technical arrangements, equipping a seminar room with a well number of books and research materials, creating a standard gallery space and museum structure as well the Department of Fine Art is proceeding to its dream of making the premises as a dynamic ground of art education. Having all the supports the students can make themselves skilled
enough in practical works at the same time they have had the chances to adopt concrete sense of art understanding. Seminars, symposiums and art festivals will be held on a regular basis to merge our journey with the contemporary international art scenarios with the firm base of our ethnical context. All in a way, there will be all the essential arrangements in our future Faculty where not only the fine art students will be facilitated but the premises will be an open ground for promising art practitioners from our country and abroad.
To materialize all these aims the Department of Fine Art of Jahangirnagar University is preparing the curriculum. Our expectation is to get such artists, art scholars and designers from the department who will have strong knowledge on literature, communication, Fashion, archaeology and Art history, which will provide a firm basis to their conceptions of art. We are on our way to create the circumstance.
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Department of Fine Art have total 10 faculty members.