B.F.A. (Photography) is an undergraduate program offered by Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi.

Duration: FOUR Years - EIGHT Semesters

Eligibility: 10+2 any stream with 50% marks

Curriculum and Syllabus

UG General Subjects  Curriculum  Syllabus

Course of Study

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Communicative English Professional Communication Life Skills 1
Language Paper 1 Language Paper II Art Through Ages
Multimedia Graphics and Animation Introduction to Visual Arts Introduction to Aesthetics
History of Photography Introduction to Photography Technological Foundation for Photography
Chiaroscuro 1 (Drawing) (Object Study) Environmental Science And Sustainability Amrita Value Programme 1
Multimedia Lab 1 Cultural Education II Videography and Video Editing Lab 2
Cultural Education 1 Videography and Video Editing Lab 1 Multimedia Graphics and Animation Lab 2
Language and Communication Practice Lab Multimedia Graphics and Animation Lab 1  
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Western Aesthetics ( Theory) Advanced Photo Editing Introduction to Photojournalism
Elective 1 Advanced Lighting Practice Fine Art Photography
Nature Photography Life Study- 1 (Drawing) Portrait Photography
Basics of lighting for Photography Elective 2 Event Photography - Mini Project
Open Elective 1* Life Skills 3  
Life Skills 2 Live in Labs#/ Open Elective*  
Amrita Values Programme 2    
Semester 7 Semester 8
Internship Project
Photojournalism – Mini Project Degree Show
Creative Photography – Mini Project  
Photo Story – Mini Project  
Fashion Photography
Art Direction
Introduction to Mural Painting
Chiaroscuro 1 (Drawing) (Object Study)

Open Electives

Advertising Basic Statistics Citizen Journalism
Creative Writing for Beginners Desktop Support and Services Development Journalism
Digital Photography Emotional Intelligence Essence of Spiritual Literature
Film Theory Fundamentals of Network Administration Gender Studies
Glimpses of Indian Economy and Polity Graphics and Web-designing Tools Green Marketing
Healthcare and Technology History of English Literature Indian Writing in English
Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare Introduction to Ancient Indian Yogic and Vedic Wisdom
Introduction to Computer Hardware Introduction to Event Management Introduction to Media
Introduction to Right to Information Act Introduction to Translation Linguistic Abilities
Literary Criticism and Theory Macro Economics Managing Failure
Media Management Micro Economics Micro Finance, Small Group Management and Cooperatives
Negotiation and Counselling New Literatures Non-Profit Organisation
Personal Effectiveness Perspectives in Astrophysics and Cosmology Principles of Marketing
Principles of Public Relations Science, Society and Culture Statistical Analysis
Teamwork and Collaboration The Message of Bhagwad Gita Understanding Travel and Tourism
Videography Vistas of English Literature Web-Designing Techniques
Organic Farming Basic Legal Awareness on Protection of Women & Rights  
Amrita Values Programme Language
Message from Amma’s Life for the Modern World Hindi
Lessons from the Ramayana Kannada
Lessons from the Mahabharata Malayalam
Lessons from the Upanishads Tamil
Message of the Bhagavad Gita Sanskrit
Life and Message of Swami Vivekananda  
Life and Teachings of Spiritual Masters India  
Insights into Indian Arts and Literature  
Yoga and Meditation  
Kerala Mural Art and Painting  
Course on Organic Farming and Sustainability  
Benefits of Indian Medicinal Systems  
Temple Mural Arts in Kerala  
Organic Farming in Practice  
Ayurveda for Lifestyle Modification  
Life Style and Therapy using Yoga  

* Two Open Elective courses are to be taken by each student, one each in the 4th and the 5th semesters, from the list of Open Electives offered by the School.

# Students undertaking and registering for a Live-in-Lab project, can be exempted from registering for an Open Elective course in the fifth semester.

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Undergraduate (UG)
School of Arts and Sciences