BENGALURU: The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath will introduce two new undergraduate courses — Animation and Ceramics — from the next academic year. The Parishath is now in the process of designing the curriculum for these four-year courses.
At present, the arts college offers a diploma course on Animation with just 10 seats per year. Tejendra Singh Banoi, principal, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, told Express that the courses were being introduced following an increase in demand from students.
“Each year, we see a growing number of applications for Animation courses. Also, at the Parishath, courses and curriculum are revised once in two to three years based on the contemporary art. Bearing in mind the demand, we had sought approval for starting Bachelor in Ceramics and Bachelor in Visual
Arts (Animation) courses,” he added.
The college, at present, has five departments and two more will be introduced with the commencement of these courses. The authorities are, however, yet to decide how many seats will be offered in each of these new courses.
The Parishath will relocate its academic section to a new 15 acre campus at Ganakal village in Kengeri hobli. Creation of infrastructure began last year, Banoi said, adding that they will relocate to the new premises by 2018.
In the first phase, the administration block, art galleries, Department of Painting, Department of Sculpture and Department of Graphics are being constructed. A proposal was submitted to the state government in 2015 seeking state-of-the-art galleries for display of works by students and dedicated work space for each of them.
“We will need no artificial light in the studios during the day. Students need at least 10-15 feet space for themselves to be able to work hassle-free. At the new campus, we can give them these. The studios are being designed to meet international standards,” the principal said.