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BFA Traditional Art and Craft

Program Outline

MGMU Leonardo da Vinci Traditional Art and Craft program offers a rich and immersive experience, celebrating the cultural heritage and craftsmanship of various regions. Through hands-on learning and expert guidance, participants will discover the beauty and intricacies of Ceramic Pottery and Bidree Art.


a. HSC with minimum 50% marks from recognized board in any discipline.
b. Lateral Eniry to B.FA. Il year: Any candidate having passed XII and obtained a one year Diploma in Art, Foundation or Art Teacher diploma (ATD) from Directorate of Art, Maharashtra is eligible for lateral entry to Il year (3rd Semester) of UG degree. Valid score in MGMU-CET


8 Semesters | 4 year

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Year wise Program Structure of Undergraduate Program


Year 1

Professional Core(PC)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

Indian knowledge System (IKS)

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)


Year 2

Professional Core (PC)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

Indian Knowledge System


Value Education Course (VEC)


OpenElective (OE)


Year 3

Professional Core (PC)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)

Year 4


Professional Core (PC)

Professional Elective (PE)

Graduation Project (GP) Design / Art Collection

FieldProject (FP)

Industry Internship (OJT)

SR.NO NAME Organization
1 Dr. Monika Aggarwal Chairperson, Dean Faculty of Design, MGM University, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, Email id: [email protected].
2 Dr. Milind Dhobley Professor, Dean, MIT School of Fine Arts & Applied Arts, Pune
3 Jitendra Pawar Assistant. Professor, Department of Fine Arts MGM University, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar
4 Rajesh Rameshkumar Shah Assistant Professor, Department of fine Arts MGM University, MGM University, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar
5 Mr. Dinesh Sapkale Expert in Industry, Art Director -Brand & Graphics, Spline communication Address: D 505,Sr. No. 39,15/16B, Ambegaon BK, Pune-46
6 Dr. S.S. Ambekar Expert in Academics, Expert in Industry, Assistant professor: School of Design (Dept. of Fashion Design) MIT-World Peace University, paud Road' Pune Maharashtra.
7 Dr. Ganesh Tartare Expert in Research Organization, Professor, Address: Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai

A Bachelor's degree in Traditional Arts and Crafts opens up several unique and creative career opportunities related to ceramics, pottery, and traditional crafts. Here are some potential career paths you can consider:

Ceramic Artist: As a ceramic artist, you can create original ceramic artworks, including pottery, sculptures, and decorative items. You may exhibit your work in galleries, participate in art fairs, and sell your pieces directly to collectors or through galleries and online platforms.

Potter: Potters specialize in crafting functional and decorative pottery items like bowls, vases, plates, and cups. You can sell your pottery through art markets, craft shows, and online stores or establish a pottery studio and offer classes or workshops.

Ceramic Designer: Ceramic designers work with companies that produce ceramics for commercial use, such as tableware, home decor, and tiles. They design patterns, shapes, and glazes for mass-produced ceramic products.

Ceramic Technician: Ceramic technicians assist in the production process, working in ceramics manufacturing facilities to ensure quality control, kiln operation, and glaze formulation.

Ceramic Instructor: With additional education and training, you can become an instructor in ceramics and pottery, teaching students of all ages and skill levels in schools, community centers, or your own studio.

Ceramic Restorer/Conservator: Ceramic restorers and conservators repair and preserve valuable ceramic artifacts and artworks, ensuring their longevity and maintaining their original condition.

Museum or Gallery Curator: If you have a passion for ceramics and pottery, you can work in museums or galleries, curating exhibitions, managing collections, and promoting ceramic artists and artifacts.

Bidriware Artisan: If you specialize in Bidriware, you can continue to create intricate Bidri metalwork and promote this traditional Indian craft. This might involve selling your work, exhibiting it in cultural exhibitions, or working with artisans' cooperatives to support the craft's preservation.

Art Entrepreneur: Consider starting your own ceramics studio or pottery workshop, producing and selling your creations, hosting classes, and potentially collaborating with other artists or artisans.

Ceramic Supply Store Owner: If you have a good understanding of ceramic materials and tools, you can open a store that sells ceramics supplies, including clay, glazes, kilns, and equipment.

Ceramic Researcher/Writer: Engage in research related to ceramics, pottery, or Bidriware and contribute to publications, books, or academic journals as a researcher, writer, or historian.

Ceramic Consultant: Offer your expertise as a consultant to individuals, businesses, or organizations looking to incorporate ceramics or pottery into their spaces or products.

Export and Trade Specialist: If you specialize in Bidriware, you can explore opportunities in export and international trade, promoting this traditional craft to a global market.

Artisan Cooperative Organizer: Work with local artisans and craft cooperatives to help them market their ceramics and pottery, potentially providing design guidance and access to broader markets.

Ceramic Critic or Blogger: Share your insights and reviews of ceramics and pottery through a blog, vlog, or social media, building an audience interested in the field. Networking, showcasing your work, and participating in craft exhibitions and art events can help you establish your career in ceramics, pottery, or Bidriware arts. Additionally, consider further education or apprenticeships with experienced artisans to refine your skills and gain exposure in your chosen niche.

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Mr. Makhanlaal Vishwakarma

Computer Lab

The Computer lab caters the class of 40 students. List of Design Software accessible to the students:-

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDRAW AutoCAD

(All the computers have 24X7 internet access.)


IFD Total books. 601 volume Total magazine 06 Volume 189

Total journal 03 Volume 30

COFA Total books volume 852 Total magazine 4

Textile Testing Lab

List of equipmentā€™s accessible to the students: -Fibre testing equipment - Microscope

Yarn Testing Equipment - Beesly Balance Twist Tester Wrap Reel Motorized Crease Recovery tester GSM Round Cutter Fabric thickness tester Tearing strength tester

Washable platform for Chemical Testing with a sink at the corner For Mechanical Testing wooden platforms or tables with storage and a centre table for cutting of specimen and demonstration

Weaving Studio

Equipped with table looms so that students can create weave patterns.

Garment Construction Lab

Garment Construction lab is equipped with commercial sewing machines (Juki), drafting tables and white boards

Pattern / Draping Making Studio

The Pattern making studio is equipped with drafting tables, dress forms and white boards.

Display Arches

Exhibition Area to exhibit students, work.