Department of Fine Arts

Three programmes



Art Studios


Prof. BV Suresh


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About the Department

The Department of Fine Arts was established in 1988 at the University of Hyderabad alongside the Departments of Dance, Theater and Communication to form the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication. The aim was to bring the various artistic practices within a single broader academic program in order to interrogate, more systematically, the communicative aspects of the aesthetic traditions, and the aesthetic dimensions of communication systems. Although it began with only the discipline of Painting, the Department of Fine Arts has, over the years, grown to offer two-year MFA courses in Painting, Print Making and Sculpture. The MFA Program in Art History and Visual Studies was the most recent addition to the Department in 2010.

The Department of Fine Arts was established under the stewardship of eminent artists Laxma Goud, D L N Reddy, R S Sham Sunder, and other young faculty members, and has over the years grown and developed into a premier Art School in the country. The pedagogical commitment has been to provide a space for a serious art practice that can be freely carried out in a supportive, challenging and enriching environment. The faculty endeavor to inculcate a strong work ethic in the students while motivating them towards achieving a sense of independence, self-esteem and joy in their accomplishments. The increasing visibility and growing list of achievements of its alumni in the world of Contemporary Indian Art bear testimony to these claims.

Studios & Workspace:
The Department of Fine Arts is endowed with two Painting studios, one Sculpture Studio, one Print Making studio and several open courtyards for students to carry out their artistic practice. In addition, The Department also has a large Seminar Hall, a smaller classroom and an Art History Archive and Reading room in which classes/seminars/slide shows/discussions take place. The Sculpture and Print Making studios are furnished with high quality technical tools and equipment. The Department strives to provide a clean, safe space and a social environment that is conducive for a serious pursuit of artistic practice and intellectual progress.


MFA (Fine Arts)

Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture


MFA (Fine Arts)

Art History, Visual Studies