The gateway courses are designed to offer thematic overview of various disciplines and media practices that constitute the field of Visual Arts. Given the university’s geographical and cultural location, the gateway courses introduce the students to the visual worlds of South Asian Art in its diverse form and material media. Gateway courses offer critical training to some of the basic terms and methods of reading histories of South Asian Art as part of larger global cultural formations, explores sites of display of art in South Asia and beyond, engage with artistic practice through various media.
The elective courses are designed thematically to address specific questions that are central to the disciplinary fields that constitute the realm of Visual Arts. These courses often extend beyond South Asia, raising larger questions around form, style, media and site specificity of the visual image. Elective courses engage with processes of production, reproduction, circulation and the impact of image making on the viewing public. The Elective courses explore the shifting temporal and cultural locations of major art movements, and dwell on methodological challenges posed by the turn to critical global art histories.