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Sirjana College of Fine Arts

Historical Background

Sirjana College of Fine Arts (SCoFA) was established in 2001 in affiliation with Tribhuvan University. The emergence of this College has come as an outcome of a long debate – and with a common aspiration. Then it was with a noble vision shared by a group of select prominent artists and the art lovers of Nepal. And today, it has resulted, and become a matter of pride and privilege being the first and the only Fine Arts College in Nepal – established exclusively by the Art Community. It functions as a non-profit and community-based College and is being run under the set courses according to the prescribed curriculum framework of TU. Today, with great pride, it stands as premier and a leading institution of Fine Arts in Nepal.

In its initial years (AD 2001-2003) the College was granted permission to run the Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) in Fine Arts under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of TU. Later, three-years Bachelor’s program was introduced in the academic year of 2003-04.  

As per the decision made by the University to phase out the PCL from the academic session 2010-011, the College was entitled to commence the plus two (+2) level programs in affiliation with the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), Nepal. At present, the new courses on the Higher Secondary level in Fine Arts offer Painting, Applied Arts, Sculpture, History of Arts, Music, and Dance. Regarding the Music course, the subject has been included in compliance with the provision made for the previous PCL of TU.

As TU initiated four-years Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a new curriculum from the academic session 2012-013, Graphic Communications, Music, and Dance were also added and introduced accordingly by the College at the BFA level, since then. The addition of Traditional Nepali Painting and Traditional Nepali Sculpture was also made in the curriculum of BFA as the major subjects.

The evidence of strong academic excellence of the College can be traced through the remarkable passing percentage. The outstanding result of the College also signifies the quality of education it imparts. Its graduates have topped the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of TU several times. Likewise, a remarkable number of Higher Secondary graduates have successfully been able to enroll themselves in the Bachelor degree programs at various art institutions of India under the Indian Government’s scholarship program and abroad.

At SCoFA, the students have an excellent opportunity to pursue a career and to become a leader. It's not just about meeting the potential, it's also about exceeding it. The academic excellence of the students here is well testified by the results of every annual examination held by TU.

The following meritorious students of Sirjana College of Fine Arts have had set the proud records of topping the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of TU at Proficiency Certificate Level and Bachelor level in the following Years:

1.       2002: Bhawana Manandhar – Faculty Topper (PCL)

2.       2004: Barsha Malla – Faculty Topper (PCL)

3.       2006: Supriya Manandhar – Faculty Topper (PCL)

4.       2005: Bhawana Manandhar – Aisworya Vidhya Padak (Bachelor's level)

5.       2008: Menuka Rai – Faculty Topper (PCL)

6.       2014; Kuldip Jung Bahadur Gurung – Nepal Vidhya Bhushan 'Ga' (Bachelor's level)

7.       2014: Rashana Bajracharya: Nepal Chātrā Vidhyā Padak (Bachelor's level)

Vision

The College, in a due course of time, is envisioned to be the leading institution of excellence in Fine Arts education in Nepal. It would achieve excellence through transformative art skills, exemplary professional preparation, and impactful engagements. Moreover, its individual and collaborative efforts would help enhance and add relevance to Fine Arts in modern and industrial society. Additionally, the implication of its application in everyday human activities will be of paramount importance.

Mission

The mission of the College is essentially to impart quality Art education – in the streams of Fine Arts like Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Communications, Music, and Dance; and would continue to create a pool of globally competitive artists annually. At the same time but, it would also remain engaged to nurture and project the rich cultural heritage of Nepal globally. Precisely so, the College has made special provisions in the Academic Courses – Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) in Traditional Nepali Art – in Painting and Sculpture.

Goal

Rejuvenate the glory of Nepali cultural heritage and help establish Nepal as a premier center of Art and Culture in the entire region.

Objectives

  • Produce skilled human resources by offering education programs on Fine Arts; painting, sculpture, music, and dance from High school level to Post-graduate level.
  • Offer training courses on art education at the foundation level and to the High school level teachers.
  • Organize workshops, exhibitions, symposiums, and seminars to develop professionalism among learners and to promote Nepali arts at national and international levels.
  • Carry out research works, explorations, and surveys in the field of Fine Arts.
  • Felicitate eminent personalities who have had contributed in the field of art, literature, and related research works.

Alumni Association

SCoFA has an Alumni Association named – Sirjana College of Fine Arts Alumni Association (SCoFAA). The alumni have an influential role to play in maintaining an important and positive relationship of the College with the community. The Alumni Association has been supportive of expanding alumni – professional network. This is to establish a needed connection with the recent graduates as well as passed graduates.

These connections lead to internships, jobs, clients, partnerships, and other valuable career opportunities, for the students of the College. In this regard, the Sirjana College of Fine Arts Alumni Association conducts regular meetings and programs to bring all the alumni together in a common platform.

The Alumni Association has a legal provision that guides the formation, renewal, membership, and activities. The major activities of the Alumni Association are:

  • Create events to connect the College with community and public
  • Create fundraising events to support the College
  • To support enrolled students through the SCEPU for placement and jobs
  • Encourage the members to participate in different committees and units of the College and provide valuable feedback

The College has recognized and provided legitimate status to the Alumni Association by mentioning its formation in the College statute and details in the College Operational Guideline. 

Mission

The mission of the College is essentially to impart quality Art education – in the streams of Fine Arts like Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Communications, Music, and Dance; and would continue to create a pool of globally competitive artists annually. At the same time but, it would also remain engaged to nurture and project the rich cultural heritage of Nepal globally. Precisely so, the College has made special provisions in the Academic Courses – Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) in Traditional Nepali Art – in Painting and Sculpture.

Vision

The College, in a due course of time, is envisioned to be the leading institution of excellence in Fine Arts education in Nepal. It would achieve excellence through transformative art skills, exemplary professional preparation, and impactful engagements. Moreover, its individual and collaborative efforts would help enhance and add relevance to Fine Arts in modern and industrial society. Additionally, the implication of its application in everyday human activities will be of paramount importance.

Goal

Rejuvenate the glory of Nepali cultural heritage and help establish Nepal as a premier center of Art and Culture in the entire region.

Salient Features

The college has reasonably a well stocked library- with a specialized focus. It has an impressive collection of books on Art of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Communications and Dance/Music etc. The students constantly avail the facility for their references purposes in studies and paper writings.

The college has professionals with long and respectable teaching experiences in their respective fields. Moreover, some of the faculty also has the privilege of being the eminent personas in their respective genres of Arts in the country.

As the college aims to transform each of the students into a celebrity, eventually - in future, it has made visions to familiarize students with all the practicalities of public exposures. And it entails many skills after their graduations.

Accordingly therefore, the college has created a space as a display hall - an Art Gallery. Moreover, the college also houses one of the renowned Art Galleries in the town- Srijana Contemporary Art Gallery. Here, they can gain first- hand practical experience to exhibit works.