​CBSE 2017-18 Syllabus Class-12 : Fine Arts


CBSE Class-12 Syllabus 2017-18


Subject: Fine Arts

A student may offer any one of the following courses:
(a) Painting (Code No. 049)
(b) Graphics (Code No. 050)
(c) Sculpture (Code No. 051)
(d) Applied Art-Commercial Art (Code No. 052)
The following art terminologies for all the four subjects are prescribed only for reference and general
1. Elements of Composition : Point, line, form, colour, tone, texture and space.
2. Principles of Composition : Unity, harmony, balance, rhythm, emphasis and proportion, abstraction and stylisation.
3. Drawing & Painting : Foreshortening, perspective, eye-level, fixed point of view, vanishing point, ratio-proportion, sketching, drawing, light and
shade, still-life, land-scape, anatomy, vertical, horizontal, two and three dimensional, transparent and opaque. Materials : Paper (Cartridge, Canvas and Hard-board Handmade, etc.), pencil, water, acrylic colours, tempera colours, poster colours, pastel colours, waterproof ink.
4. Media of Composition : Collage, Mosaic, Painting, Mural, Fresco, Batik Tie and Dye.
5. Sculpture : Relief and round sculpture, modelling with clay, terra-cotta, carving in wood, stone, bronze casting, plaster of Paris and metal welding.
6. Graphics : Linocut, relief printing, etching, Lithography, silk screen printing, letter press and offset printing.
7. Applied Art : Book cover design and illustration, cartoon, poster, advertisements for newspaper and magazine, animation and printing processes,
photography, computer-graphic, hoarding and T.V.
8. Portfolio Assessment Method Introduction: The Art Portfolio will consist of a compilation of all art works, from sketch to finished product. The submission would include both the original and improved versions of assigned tasks reflective of gradual improvement. Step by step development of the work will be assessed in all units.
Components of a Portfolio:
  • Schedule of work
  • Research Skills
  • Resources and materials
  • Study of connections with artists / art movements


Courtesy: CBSE