Published: 20th May 2017
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath starts two new contemporary courses. Wait for more! It also gets a new campus
The Chitrakala Parishath is designing two new contemporary courses for the coming academic year
Here's a good news to all art enthusiasts out there! The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is set to start two new courses for the next academic year. While one of this four-year-long courses is in animation, the other is in ceramics.
The Parishath is now in the process of designing curriculum for each of these courses.
At present, the arts college is running a diploma course in Animation with just 10 seats per year. Tejenndra Singh Banoi, Principal, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath said that the courses are being introduced following an increasing demand from students for the same.
"Each year, we see a growing number of application for Animation courses. Also, at the Parishath, courses and curriculum are revised every once in two to three years based on the contemporary art. Bearing the demand in mind, we had sought approval for starting Bachelors course in Ceramics and Bachelors in Visual Arts (Animation)" he said.
The College, at present, has five departments. The authorities are, however, yet to decide how many seats would be offered under each of these.
At the Parishath, courses and curriculum are revised every once in two to three years based on the contemporary art. Bearing the demand in mind, we had sought approval for starting Bachelors course in Ceramics and Bachelors in Visual Arts (Animation)
Tejenndra Singh Banoi, Principal, CKP
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath which is one of the best known fine art colleges in the City offers a wide range of courses from painting, specialised fine art forms and sculpturing.
Established in 1960, the present premises of this Institute is located on Kumara Krupa Road also houses galleries that provide a platform where noted artists display their works.
Parishath is relocating it's academic section to a new 15-acre campus in Ganakal in Kengeri. With the construction having begun last year, Banoi said that they would relocate to the new premises by 2018.
In the first phase, the admin block, art galleries, department of painting, department of sculptures and department of graphics are being constructed.
"With a larger space to work, there is scope for the introduction of additional courses," said Banoi.
A proposal for the same which was submited to the State in 2015 seeks to have state-of-the-art galleries for the display of works by students and dedicated workspace 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 assurance them the same. The studios are being designed to meet international standards," said the principal.
Students can now look forward to having larger space for special installations and display of 3d artwork.