The Goa College of Art is recognised as the premiere and only Art Institution in the State. Founded in the year 1972 by the Kala Academy, the College was brought under the administration of the Department of Education, Government of Goa in June, 1983. Presently, it is under Directorate of Technical Education, Goa.
Art education in the College aims at advancing knowledge and professional competence in the fields of Painting and Applied Art.. The objective of its educational programme is to imbibe in talented Goan youth the conceptual and technical excellence so vital to self-expression and competence in the field; and to help prepare students for rewarding careers as artists and designers or educationists in the subject of Art.
The College is affiliated to the Goa University for a four years degree course in Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) and Bachelor of Fine Art (Applied Art), providing a sound base in Visual Arts.The B.F.A. Degree Course begins with one year of basic in the respctive discipline followed by three years of study which include two years of specialization in the chosen stream.
This college has a history of over four decades in imparting fine art education to aspiring young minds in this beautiful state of Goa. So far, the college has trained more than 1000 professional artists since its inception in the year 1972. Today they are seen contributing significantly and providing creative design solutions to the industry, in education, film making, advertising, event management etc. both, in their home state, and globally. They have not merely contributed, but have excelled in their respective roles, have held key positions and have won laurels too.
The Goa College of Art was founded in 1972, by the Kala Academy for Goa Daman & Diu. It was taken over by the Government of Goa and came under the administrative control of the Department of Education on 1st June 1983. The college is presently under the Directorate of Technical Education, Porvorim. It is affiliated to the Goa University and is located atop the picturesque Altinho hillock within its own spacious campus.
With a commanding view of Panaji and its surroundings, the college campus at Altinho inspires creativity. The college is well equipped with studios catering to the many specializations, with lecture halls and exhibition area.
The college is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer laboratory, which serves as a hub for design assembly, for a
The college has a full-fledged library. It has a total in excess of 10,000 books in it's collection.
For girls, there is a provision made at the Govt. Polytechnic Girls Hostel, Altinho, Panaji, which is on availability.
Presently, the college has an arrangement of a few seats for boys at the Government Quarters, in close vicinity of the college.
The Goa College of Art campus is located at the far end of Altinho, a hillock that dominates the city landscape. A visitor to the College would be greeted by a panoramic view of the river Mandovi and the Campal - Miramar stretch of land. The College campus spreads over an area of 1800 sq.mts and provides the perfect atmosphere to budding artists who hold promise to a career in the creative field of art and design