The Karnataka state Open University was established on 1st June 1996 by Govt. of Karnataka. Keeping in view of the higher educational needs of Karnataka state, in particular and our Country at large.
KSOU
has been providing higher education in different areas of study, to all those who aspire for it. Through Distance Education Scheme this University enjoys a unique privilege of a long and rich experience in the field of Distance Education. The K.S.O.U. launched the B.F.A. programme with joint M.O.U. with D.M.S.-L.K.M.S. Mysore 9R.0, as its Study Centre, functioning its Administrative office at Mysore. It is responsible for delivery of total programme as per the norms of K.S.O.U. It gives us immense pleasure to welcome you as a student of our BFA Degree programme.

In recent times, the concept of education is directly linked with the challenges of the present society.
All these years. K.S.O.U. was imparting Education in the Field of Social Sciences like, Commerce, Management, Teacher Education and Information Technology etc. In addition to them now we have entered into a new area, giving opportunities for learning the ancient skills and artistic techniques through visual arts and its appreciation.

Apart form knowing about basics of visual arts, we are also impartation work-based skills to develop various cream of our culture and heritage through this format. B.R.A. programmes like, Realistic Art, Modern Art & Applied Art fields, in view to revive with contemporary needs.