School of Visual Arts

About School

Visual Arts represent wide-ranging areas of artistic practices in which Creative painting, environmental art and technology based arts are being given primary importance. The School of Visual Arts is a space where practices traditional and non-traditional methods of art making are nurtured and developed within conceptually and methodologically strong structures.

In SVA we believe in mentorship with a constant push towards experimentation and innovation. Specializations in specific branches and cross disciplinary studies are the distinctive nature of our courses. The graduate and post-graduate courses at SVA are designed to combine conceptual and skill- based learning aimed at creating professional possibilities in experimental and research-based practices, to produce Artists, Historians, and Curators for the future.

Courses Available

Creative Painting

4-Year BVA

This course is designed to help students to understand the nature of creativity by letting go of stale habits....

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Digital Drawing & Illustration

4-Year BVA

This is a unique undergraduate course specially designed to keep pace with changing technology and its role in....

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Curatorial Practices in Arts

2-Year MVA

This first MVA of its kind in the country prepares students to expand the role of curators in connecting...

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Fashion Art

2-year MDes

This course focuses on creating fashion illustrators who will be able to meet the requirements of the...

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Art Education

2-Year MVA

This course is designed for and focused on preparing art educators for the future. The pedagogical approach...

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Contemporary Art Practice

2-Year MVA

Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically. Artists react to observations of the world we live in...

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Photography

1-Year Diploma

Photography is about an idea, a message, or an emotion. That idea or message may be something small, a single word...

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Painting

1-Year Diploma

The program is aimed at those who have practiced painting as a hobby and are looking at more structured...

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PEOPLE

Prof. SM Kulkarni is a graduate of Sir J.J. School of Arts, Bombay, post graduate from College of Fine Arts, Baroda and a second post graduation from National Institute of Design, AHMEDABAD. Prior to joining WUD, he was the Dean of Sushant School of Design at Ansal University. He has also taught at NIFT, IICD, FDDI and Banasthali University, Rajasthan. Besides teaching, Prof. Kulkarni has over 30 years of consulting experience. Some of his prestigious assignments include the Golden Eye Exhibition at Copper Hewits Museum New York, as part of Festival of India; Apana Ustav (New Delhi); Timeless art Exhibition for Times of India Centenary Celebration; Muzaffar Ali for film Zooni etc. The repertoire of clients also includes Ritu Kumar, UNDP, SEWA, Findia Foundation, NCJD & Ministry of Textiles.

Dr .Preeti Yadav teaches undergraduate and Postgraduate students  in School of Communication and Visual Art Department at WUD. She has done Ph. D. in visual communication from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT),M.Phil & Masters in visual communication from Dr.B.R.Ambedekar University, and Bachelor’s in Applied Arts from the Rajasthan School Of Art. Her Ph.D. research focuses on young consumer's perception on design characteristics of mascot as a form of communication in advertisement. During her Ph.D. she was visiting researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, School of Design. Attended two courses in University Art of London 1-Communication for PR and Advertising at London College of Communication in UK 2-Typography at Central Saint Martin in the UK. Her other research interests are in the field of Advertising, Brand identity, Typography, Packaging, Design Semantics, Publication Design, Visual Ethnography, Information Graphics, Visual communication, Visual interface design and fine arts. Her publications that have published in international Journals and international conferences. She was awarded "The Best Paper Award" at ICCVAD 2018 International Conference on Communication, Visual Arts & Design, Held on 2018 at London, United Kingdom and most "DISTINGUISED PAPER" Award from International Conference of Research into Design ICORD'17. One of her paper had been short listed for "YOUNG RESEARCH AWARD" at HWWE15. She previously taught at Amity School of Fine Arts, Amity University, Noida. She has 14years’ teaching and research experience in her relevant field.

Anupam Saikia is a Visual Artist working with multidisciplinary approached based and work in Delhi and Assam, currently working as Assistant Professor at World University of Design. Anupam is a Prolific Painter, along with around eight years of experience in Performance Art, he is practicing Performance as mediums exploring new areas, method, exploration with time and context National and International level. His live actions and exhibitions took place in Basel/Switzerland, Malmo, Sweden, Pan Asia/Korea, Istanbul Performance art’s Platform, Bangladesh, and many places/Galleries in India. He has been participating as a performance artist at Kochi Biennale 2016 (Students Biennale and Colleterial Program as well), Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale II 2018, Kolkata International Performance art festival since 2016 and working as Assistance curator at Kolkata International Performance Art Festival 2019. A major exhibition like “Worker and farmer: the panorama of resistance” Second edition of Future Collaboration at Khoj International Artist Association, KHOJ, New Delhi at 2018. Indeed, he successfully finished a Performance project cum residence, Srinagar Biennale Basel- Artist in Residence at Basel, Switzerland in 2018. He is a founder member of Anga Art collective est. in 2010, among the first art collective in Northeast India, who tried to develop an alternative Art Practices in the context of Assam.

Visual Artist and academician, alumni of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Vadodara, Ms Pooja Panchal has been tenure with Surat School of Fine Arts, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat and Noida International University, Noida, where she was heading the School of Fine Arts. She possesses vast experience in the field of Visual Arts in the context of representing as a Studio Artist, participation in Residencies. Camps, Art Workshops, seminars, conferences. Collections of her artworks are placed at many cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Kochi.

A Gordon Square International Award winner for MA in Art Management and Art Policy at Birkbeck University of London , Akansha also have MFA if Art History and Art Appreciation from Jamia Milia Islamia, Central University New Delhi , and a BFA in Applied Arts from Amity University Noida. Akansha is an Art Academician and an Arts Manager and has an experience in working with Art Institutions of highest respect in capital city like in past she has worked with Lalit Kala Akademi Ministry of Culture New Delhi as Program Assistant , Niv Art Centre as their Main Curator and Gallery Manger and as a Centre of Arts Manager with Artest and Art Abode Gurgaon, Also she has been a guest faculty in different art institutions from time to time. She is also a Fund Raiser and has managed to achieve serval funds national and international for different art organisations and institutions. Very recently she has presented her first international paper at 1st International Craft Festival Kokand Uzbekistan in collaboration with World Craft Council fully funded trip by Uzbekistan Government.

Board Members

Veer Munshi

Professional Artist

Veer Munshi born in Srinagar Kashmir studied fine arts from M.S.University Baroda who now lives in Delhi/Gurgaon for last 26 years...

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Achia Anzi

Professor

Achia Anzi, was born in Israel in 1979. Anzi did his MFA & BFA in Sculpture from the University of Rajasthan, in 2004- 2010, Diploma and BA...

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Siddhartha Tagore

Director Art Konsult and Publisher of Art & Deal

Siddhartha Tagore established ‘Art Konsult’ about two decades ago with a vision to promote Indian Contemporary Art...

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Qazi M Raghib

Art Director / Art critic

Presently with National Herald, Qazi Raghib is a Creative Director and Art Critic. Associated with India Today Group, Inflight Magazine...

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