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MVA Contemporary Art

Program Outline

MGMU Leonardo da Vinci Contemporary Art Postgraduate (PG) Program offers a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum that caters to aspiring artists, curators, art historians, and art enthusiasts.


Passed minimum Three-year Duration Bachelor's Degree in Painting awarded by any of the Universities recognised by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities.
Foreign students should have passed an equivalent exam and must have required proficiency in English Language. Valid score in MGMU-CET


4 Semesters | 2 year

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Year-wise Program Structure of Postgraduate Program


Year 1

Professional Core(PC)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

Indian Knowledge System (IKS)

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)

Year 2

Professional Core


Professional Elective(PE)

Research Project (RP)

Graduation Project (GP) Design / Art Collection

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 Master's degree in Contemporary Art can open up various career opportunities in the field of fine arts, visual arts, and related industries. While careers in fine arts often require dedication, perseverance, and the pursuit of creative passions, there are several paths you can explore. Here are some potential career opportunities after completing a Master's in Drawing and Painting:

Fine Artist: As a fine artist, you can create and exhibit your original artwork, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces. You may sell your work through galleries, art shows, and online platforms.

Art Instructor/Teacher: With additional teaching credentials or certifications, you can become an art instructor at schools, colleges, universities, or community centers, imparting your knowledge and skills to aspiring artists of all ages.

Gallery Curator: Gallery curators manage and curate art exhibitions in galleries, museums, or cultural institutions. They select artworks, plan exhibitions, and promote artists.

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

Art Therapist: Art therapists use art as a therapeutic tool to help individuals express themselves and work through emotional and psychological challenges. They often work in healthcare settings, schools, or counseling centers.

Illustrator: Illustrators create visual representations for books, magazines, advertisements, animations, and multimedia presentations. They may specialize in various genres, such as editorial, children's books, or concept art.

Freelance Artist: As a freelance artist, you can take on various projects, such as commissioned portraits, mural paintings, book cover illustrations, and concept art for games or films.

Art Gallery Manager/Director: Gallery managers and directors oversee the day-to-day operations of art galleries, including artist relations, exhibitions, sales, marketing, and budgeting.

Art Critic or Art Writer: Art critics and writers analyze and write about art, offering insights, reviews, and critiques of artworks, exhibitions, and art movements through articles, books, blogs, or journalism.

Art Consultant: Art consultants assist individuals, businesses, or institutions in selecting and acquiring art for their spaces. They often provide expertise on art acquisition, curation, and investment.

Art Historian: Art historians research and analyze the history, context, and significance of artworks, artists, and art movements. They often work in academia, museums, or research institutions.

Art Entrepreneur: Consider starting your own art studio, gallery, or online platform to showcase and sell your work or the work of other artists.

Art Researcher: Engage in research related to art history, techniques, or contemporary art issues and contribute to publications, books, or academic journals as a researcher or writer.

Art Exhibition Designer: Exhibition designers plan and design the layout and presentation of artworks within exhibitions or museum spaces to create engaging and immersive experiences for visitors.

Public Art Coordinator: Public art coordinators work with local governments, organizations, and artists to plan, fund, and oversee public art installations and projects. Building a strong portfolio, networking within the art community, and actively participating in art exhibitions and events can help you establish your career as a professional artist or find opportunities in related fields. Pursuing further education or specialized training in areas like art education, conservation, or gallery management can also enhance your career prospects.

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Mr. Rajesh Rameshkumar Shah

Dr. Aayushi Verma

Mr. Makhanlaal Vishwakarma

Mr. Sachin Kamble

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 equipment’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.