Career Option in Fine Arts


For the creative and the enthusiastic for a distinctive career, ‘Fine Arts’ is the best choice. The career provides a great prospect of novelty. Though the line is opted by few, the number is increasing consistently. Comparing with the percentage of opportunities in the previous decades, there is a huge scope in the recent decade. Thus, the colleges providing the course are also increasing day by day.

What areas comes under ‘Fine Arts’?

Arts like Painting, Drawing, Textile Designing, Pottery, Theatre, Photography, Designing, Sculpture etc. are considered as Fine Arts. Now-a-days the technological advancement added few others like Computer Graphics and 3D Animation. The mastery in any one of the arts makes a professional artist.

What Courses are available in Fine Arts?

There are several courses offered by many universities and institutions. Certificate, Diploma, Graduation, Post Graduation and Ph.D. are the existing courses. The span of the courses varies from 1 to 5 years. The education eligibility for Certificate courses is passing in 10th, for Diploma and Graduation is passing in 10 + 2 or equivalent, for Post Graduation is passing in a Degree and for Ph.D. is passing in Post Graduation.

Universities or Institutes offering the course:

IGNOU, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University of Hyderabad, Andhra University of Vishakhapatnam, Osmania University of Hyderabad, Aligarh Muslim University of U.P. and Amity University of Noida are few universities.

The Institutes like International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) of Delihi, AAT College, Kala Bhavan – Institute of Fine Arts of Viswa Bharathi, Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art of Mumbai, Bharati Kala Vidyalaya, LS Raheja School of Arts, Himanshu Art Institute of Delhi are the major institutes offering different types of courses.

Scope of Job:

The title of the jobs particularized for Fine Arts students are: Instructor, Artist, Art Director, Art Studio Assistant, Art Appraiser, Curator, Photographer, Technical Director, Designer etc. The scope is mainly in photo studios, theatres, museums, art institute, television, film Industry, publishing companies, Soft ware and advertising companies.

But many of the artists prefer to be freelancer or self-employed. Selling their art works or accepting the projects individually are preferred by them. The payment depends on exposing themselves in the field. An amateur artist may start with a range 3,000 – 10,000. Yet, the professionals always paid high depending on the quality of the work.

In teaching field, the payment ranges from 10,000-50,000. Highly qualified teachers are paid even more. Few industries like film, television and advertisement encourage talent and pay high depending on the accomplishments. More achievements hike the payment.

What to be concerned in the career?

  • Art inspires others and helps to carry out new ideas. Thus, the art must be artistic. At the same time, it must meet the contemporary requirements.
  • The technical advancements are ruling in every field including Fine Arts. Utilizing the technology and updating oneself is rather important.
  • The mass media always focus on uniqueness and freshness in the content. Thus, thinking out of box is mainly expected.

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