Situated in Mysore, Karnataka, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts offers courses in sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics, photography, applied arts and photo-journalism. This institute is affiliated to the University of Mysore. Wood inlay is a prominent feature of this institute.
College of Fine Arts Trivandrum is located in Kerala and is an ideal place for those aspiring to obtain training in fine arts. The college is affiliated to University of Kerala. Three disciplines are mainly covered in this college namely applied art, sculpture and painting. Thrissur, in Kerala nests the College of Fine Arts. Founded in 1910, the college emerged as an elite institute for arts in the country.
Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai is the most ancient art college of the country, situated in Chennai. The institute was founded by surgeon Alexander Hunter, in the year 1850. The institute was previously a private art school which was later undertaken by the government. The spheres of art covered in this institute are sculpture, visual communication, graphic art, textile design and ceramic art. Both graduate and post graduate courses are offered in this institute.
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University is situated in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The institute has two schools which provide training in two disciplines namely Fine Arts and School of Planning & Architecture. Various graduate and post graduate courses are offered in this University.
Another elite art institute is Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, located in Bangalore, Karnataka. The institute had acquired a great fame in various art exhibitions at state and national levels and works to promote the art and culture of the country.
In the year 1915, Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts was established by Raja Verma, the son of Raja Ravi Verma at Mavelikkara, Kerala. Training in different disciplines like sculpture, painting, applied arts and fine arts are provided by this institute. It is affiliated to University of Kerala.