About School of Fine Arts & Design

The School of Fine Arts and Design stands as an inspiring hub where creativity converges with skill, innovation intertwines with tradition, and imagination takes tangible form. Within its vibrant halls, students immerse themselves in a world of artistic exploration, honing their craft in diverse disciplines such as painting, sculpture, graphic design, fashion, architecture, and more. The school cultivates an environment that celebrates individual expression, fostering a deep understanding of technique while encouraging boundary-pushing experimentation. Faculty members, themselves accomplished artists and designers, provide mentorship, guidance, and a wealth of expertise to inspire the next generation of visionaries. Through collaborative projects, exhibitions, and immersive learning experiences, the School of Fine Arts and Design nurtures not just technical prowess but also a profound appreciation for the power of art and design in shaping our world.

Dean’s Message

I am delighted to welcome you to Noida International University, School of Fine Art and Design, extremely pleased to serve as Director of SoFAD, incredibly proud of the academic quality, pathways and opportunities available to our students.  Learning at SoFAD, NIU isn’t just an academic pathway to a valued credential, it is an experience to nurture. Our school stands at the intersection of diverse cultures, embracing the invaluable exchange that occurs when artistic expressions merge with varying global influences. We believe that cultural exchange is not merely an enriching experience but an essential element in the evolution of artistic endeavors.

Our school stands as a melting pot of innovation, where tradition meets the cutting-edge techniques, and where passion meets proficiency. We believe in the power of creativity to transform lives and inspire change. Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to not only impart knowledge but to encourage experimentation, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Within our halls, students discover their unique artistic voices and refine their skills under the guidance of experienced faculty who are accomplished artists and designers of industry as well as in academics in their own right. We foster an environment that values diversity, inclusivity, and the celebration of varied perspectives.

Whether students aspire to be an avant-garde artist finding the inner voice and putting expression in visual art or a visionary interior designer shaping the spaces of tomorrow, the SoFAD is the canvas upon which your dreams can flourish.

Key Highlights:

  • Annual Art and Design exhibition with Jury
  • Art and design studio & practices
  • Visits of museums, Art galleries, historical places & major Art Exhibitions
  • Educational Tour
  • National & International Participations
  • Art  and design Workshops & Seminars
  • Expert Lectures & Film Screenings
  • Live Model Study/Case study

About Department of Fine Arts

School of Fine Arts (SFA) is on the map of higher education, widely known for innovative and rigorous education, nurturing professional needs of students through focused global approach in education and research with international prospective, commitment to excellence and learning based on experimentation, exploration and exposure to traditional and contemporary art practices. Faculty of SFA being the bedrock with academic luminaries across India and abroad, SFA offers two programs Bachelor of Fine Arts- BFA 4 year Degree program with specialization in Painting, Sculpture and Applied Arts, and Master in Fine Arts – MFA 2 years Masters program in Applied Arts and Painting. Both programs provide students with creative and rich curriculum combining theory and practical, inculcating in-depth knowledge of art history, contemporary trends and widely developing skills with multi-dimensional approach. Studio practice complimented with discussions, lectures, demonstrations and workshops with eminent artists, conduct of seminars conferences leading students to attain a degree of satisfaction to launch in the professional strata.

Career Opportunities in Fine Arts

Creative skills with expertise in different art forms are achieving profitable opportunities in creative industry and commercial sectors. Students with ready portfolio acclaim ones acquired expertise in fields of government and private museum and gallery curating, art gallery manager, commercial artist, calligrapher, art therapist, graphic designer, illustrator, art director, advertising art designer, cartoonist, 3D designer, exhibition designer, ceramic designer, fine artist, printmaker, sculptor, academician, set designer, prostatic modeler, freelance artist in vast creative sector.

About PhD/ Research/ Docoral Program in Painting and Applied Arts

Fine art and design areas of supervision include: drawing; painting; sculpture; printmaking; digital media; art and design; history and theory of the 20th century art.

Supervision covers theoretical approach and is provided through a research committee and regular individual tutorials/ discussions with supervisors.

The curriculum includes compulsory coursework, research proposal, objectives, research work, progress presentation, synopsis, and thesis defense. It also includes acceptance/publication of research papers in peer-reviewed indexed journals.

Thrust areas of Research

Doctoral program at NIU enables Fine Art & Design students, professionals and academicians to enhance their careers by developing research skills and inculcating research in their higher studies. The program equip the Visual Art & Design practitioners, art entrepreneurs, academicians, and cultural workers to critically analyze contemporary, historical, European or Indian art scenario, and device the best workable resolutions to complex art issues. Broad areas but not limited to below mentioned areas of research are:

  • Modern Art
  • Folk and Tribal Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Geometry in Art
  • Spiritual Art Forms
  • Indian Traditional art
  • Impact of Great Masters
  • Contemporary practicing artists
  • Historical Art movements
  • World Art History
  • Installation Art
  • Photography
  • Typography and Calligraphy
  • Semiotics and Symbols
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Creative Advertisement Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Printing Technique
  • Print Media
  • Online Social Media Advertising
  • Narrative Art
  • Mural & Relief Art

About Department of Design

The Department of Interior Design at our university is a hub of creativity, innovation, and exploration within the field of design. Committed to excellence, our department offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum designed to nurture the talents and skills of aspiring interior designers. We pride ourselves on fostering a learning environment that combines theoretical knowledge with practical experiences, preparing students to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of interior design.

Led by a team of esteemed faculty members who are industry professionals, our department places a strong emphasis on personalized education, mentorship, and hands-on learning. Students benefit from a diverse range of courses that cover various aspects of interior design, including spatial planning, design history, sustainability, technology integration, and conceptual development.

Whether students aspire to specialize in residential, commercial, hospitality, or sustainable design, our department equips them with the knowledge, skills, and portfolio necessary to thrive in a competitive and dynamic industry. With a focus on critical thinking, creativity, and ethical design practices, we aim to empower our students to become versatile, socially conscious, and visionary interior designers who can transform spaces and enrich lives.


A dissertation and a thesis represent the pinnacle of academic research and scholarly inquiry, serving as comprehensive documents that demonstrate a student’s mastery of a specific subject or field of study. A thesis typically pertains to a master’s degree program, while a dissertation is a requirement for a doctoral degree. Both delve deeply into a chosen topic, presenting original research, analysis, and critical thinking. These documents demand meticulous planning, extensive literature review, rigorous methodology, and coherent argumentation to contribute new knowledge or offer a novel perspective within the academic discourse. They require adherence to strict formatting guidelines and citation styles while showcasing the author’s ability to conduct independent research and contribute meaningfully to their academic discipline. Dissertations and theses stand as the culmination of years of dedication, representing the scholarly expertise and intellectual rigor of the author.


Interior design offers an array of dynamic career opportunities for creative individuals passionate about shaping environments. Graduates in this field can explore diverse paths, including becoming residential interior designers specializing in homes, commercial interior designers focusing on spaces like offices and retail stores, or hospitality designers crafting captivating experiences in hotels and restaurants. Roles in sustainable design, where professionals prioritize eco-friendly solutions, are also burgeoning. Additionally, careers in set design for film and television, exhibition design for museums and galleries, and working as freelance designers or design consultants offer exciting avenues for interior design enthusiasts. With the constant evolution of design trends and the growing emphasis on wellness-centric spaces, the field of interior design continues to expand, presenting an array of rewarding and ever-evolving career prospects for aspiring designers.

Research Program:

Our research areas explore themes as diverse as the impact of wall painting; ancient rock art on rock shelters and contemporary art, to the way memes are transforming society. Our community of creative research includes artists, art historians, heritage and digital specialists. Fusing the historic with the contemporary is a core part of our ethos. Impact of various artists on contemporary practicing artists, Importance of Art movements in world art history, Role of methods and materials and its importance in present context, Essentials of contemporary ways of doing art works in given time and space, Journal of the Early Book Society for the study of manuscripts and printing history, Role of technology and internet for modern trends in visual art, Challenges for Creativity in contemporary times as visual artists. Impacts and Role of social media in concept development in visual language for student from rural and urban setups, Study the processes and effects through updated technology for the use in present scenario, Impacts of Art Houses and Galleries for young and upcoming artists in the country, Studying and understanding the concept development in visual art through society and history, Art as social tool and its impacts on society, Understanding various forms of traditional and tribal art in India and abroad, A study modern art in India and abroad, Elements of visual arts and their application in visual language.

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Programmes Offered

ProgramCourse Duration (Years)EligibilityFEE PER SEMEnquiry Now
BFAFoundation, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture & Applied Arts4Class 12th Board exams with 50% aggregate marks or its equivalent36500Enquiry Now
MFAPainting2Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university, obtain the minimum aggregate percentage (usually 50% - 60%)27000Enquiry Now
 Applied Arts  27000Enquiry Now
B.InteriorBachelor of Interior Designing   4Minimum 50% marks in 10+2 52000Enquiry Now
B.D.EBachelor of Design & Entertainment(Game Designing/Film Designing)4Minimum 50% marks in 10+2 71500Enquiry Now
Ph.dVisual Arts (Fine Arts/ Painting/ Sculpture/ Design/ Cultural Studies)3The candidates must score minimum 55% or above in the masters level  Fine Arts/ Painting/ Sculpture/ Design/ Culture Studies/ Art and Aesthetics from any accredited Indian or Foreign University in the relevant field with the mentioned marks or grade point average are eligible to apply.
The admission to PhD Fine Arts course is generally given on the basis of Entrance Exams followed by Personal Interview. The candidates will have to explain their research idea during the personal interview
51000Enquiry Now

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Student Speaks

Garima Verma (3rd Year- Applied Art, School of Fine Arts) has received an award  in the International Virtual Photography Competition on the occasion of World Photography Day- 19th August 2021. Her three photographs got selected in the competition; one of the photographs has received first position in the category of Grassroots innovations.

Garima Verma

He secured third prize in the painting competition on the theme “Circular economy for Productivity & sustainability” on the occasion of National Productivity Week Celebration organized by national productivity Council, New Delhi.

Sanjay Soni

He has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for his winning painting of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen in Sweden India Nobel Memorial Painting Contest organized by Embassy of Sweden.

Kailash Kumar Shah

Vidushi is a prolific Artist with a strong interest in Graphic and Creative Illustrations. She has worked as a personality development mentor for aspiring MBA students.

She is a lead illustrator at a Small town Bandits, a Creative Consultancy in India from last 2 years.


She has worked as an Intern at Delhi Secretariat under Shri Manish Sisodia in Art, Culture and Linguistic department. Full time job at an Organisation called Expert GRAD as a Research Associate.


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