College of Arts & Crafts was established at Govind Mitra Road, Patna on 25th January 1939, by Late Shri Radha Mohan Ji. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first member of the Management Committee of this college. Government of Bihar took control of this famous college in the year 1949 and in the name of Government School of Arts & Crafts, it used to offer five year Diploma programmes. But, during the year 1957, the school was shifted to Vidyapati Marg, where it stands today with a newly built structure and consisting of a student's hostel as well. The institution was renamed on 12th April 1977 to Government College of Arts & Crafts and is affiliated with Patna University. The college is situated 3 km away from the Patna Railway Station and is at a distance of about 2.5 km away from Gandhi Maidan.
The strategic vision of the College of Arts & Crafts Patna is to foster educational excellence in fine art/visual art and to develop research oriented environment. This vision is carried out by the faculty and staff of the college through artistry and engagement. A strong fine art program unlocks and supports the artistic potential of our students. The best discipline comes from a commitment to shared goals. The visual/ fine arts encourage each individual to work in a creative, cooperative and collaborative manner while promoting independent thinking. Students learn best in a participative and creative environment placed within a firm framework of high standards in teaching and learning. This vision builds on the core values of the institute that contribute to the educational experience and embrace teaching, scholarly/creative work, and service such as:
1. Provide advancement of knowledge in Visual Art field.
2. Promotion of arts and developing a culturally rich environment
3. To make this college a center for Visual Art in all its disciplines
This College runs Bachelor of Fine Arts, a 4 years (8 semesters) course program in Visual Art having four different subjects of Visual Art. The mission of the College of Arts & Crafts Patna, is to prepare students with strong personal interests in the Visual Arts and to successfully pursue higher learning and/or a career in Fine/Visual Arts by channeling their unique skills and talents through an intense, integrated academic and arts program with high academic and artistic standards.
The College of Arts & Crafts Patna provides high quality educational program for students with a highly developed curriculum in various disciplines of Visual Arts. We aim to develop the students artistically and socially so that they leave the institute as independent, cooperative, responsible and creative young adults with a lifelong interest and ability in Visual Arts. We believe that these skills and qualities will prepare our students to pursue further educational and professional goals and allow them to contribute to the life and wellbeing of society as a whole.
We believe that a strong fine art program unlocks and supports the artistic potential of our students. The best discipline comes from a commitment to shared goals. The course in Visual/ Fine Arts encourages each individual to work in a creative, cooperative and collaborative manner while promoting independent thinking. Students learn best in a participative and creative environment placed within a firm framework of high standards in teaching and learning.Learning outcomes are continually reassessed in response to disciplinary standards, the evolution of technology and industry expectations and the need of the time. The course objectives parallel professional expectations.
The college aims:
1. To provide students with the instructions and studio resources appropriate to national expectations for a BFA;
2. To encourage the students to attain mastery and proficiency in media handling and critical thinking in line with professional expectations
3. To encourage students to develop original aesthetic visions
4. To increase studentís awareness of diverse artistic trends across history, Nationality and race.
5. To help students in developing and maximizing their creative problem solving skills
6. To provide students with professional applications of class room instruction
7. To develop relationships between candidates, alumni, and the community
The objective of the teaching program and training in the college is to achieve overall refinement of the student's perception, to provide instructions in all branches of fine arts/visual art and to make provision for higher learning in Fine Arts/Visual Arts and spreading of knowledge their of. The program is not confined to the skills of the profession alone but also to create the right kind of intellect, as well as emotional cultivation to arrive at a level of composite creativity and thought.