Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA) in Mysore, India is a visual art school and is established in the year 1982 under the Department of Kannada Culture, Government of Karnataka. CAVA is a premier institution in the field of visual arts and its aim is to encourage and give high-quality education to art students and teach them to be excellent in all forms of visual art. The academy, which is affiliated with the University of Mysore, offers courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics, applied arts, photography and photo-journalism, and art history. CAVA has a view to carrying forward the tradition of creativity and craftsmanship of Mysore. CAVA awards degrees in Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) and Master in Fine Arts (MFA).
CAVA was started by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1906 as Chamarajendra Technical Institute. The elaborately composed structured runs along the road. The academy is close to the city’s railway station, on Sayyaji Rao Road. It runs Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) Integrated course of five-year duration with 6 specializations and a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) course of two-year duration with 3 specializations. Placement assistance is provided to the students by the institute for seeking the best job in the industry. by developing their personalities, It also provides training and career guidance services to shape the career of students. The institute organizes various programs to enhance the students' skills and prepare them for challenges in the future.
The library of the college holds 5497 volumes and subscribes to 20 national and international journals/magazines and 10 newspapers. CAVA also organizes tours, seminars, and exhibitions of works executed by its students and leading artists. During the Dasara festivities, the student artworks are exhibited.
Location: Indian Text Book Press Campus, Siddarthanagara, Mysore