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 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. The college has a full-fledged library. It has a total in excess of 10,000 books in it's collection. The college has a number of studios to facilitate the on going study program.
For girls, there is a provision made at the Govt. Polytechnic Girls Hostel, Altinho, Panaji, which is on availability