Fine arts courses and career options
Fine arts are the arts that deal with the passion of a person. Painting, Drawing,
Textile Designing, Pottery, Theatre, Photography, Designing, Sculpture etc. are
considered as Fine Arts. The advancement in the technology has contributed few others
in fine arts like computer graphics and 3D animation. The one who gets expertise
in any of the fine arts can be called an artist.
There are several courses offered in fine arts.
- Certificate courses
- Diploma Courses
- Graduation courses
- Post Graduation Courses
- M.Phil. Courses
- Ph.D. Courses
The above are the major courses offered by different universities and institutes.
Though nomenclature of the programs differs, the core content of the courses remains
Most of the institutes offer the above courses in any of the streams that come under
fine arts. Yet, few institutes offer the courses that cover more than one performing
art. Many institutes offer the courses in regular, part-time and distance modes.
Even several online courses are available for those who would like to learn from
Certificate courses: The eligibility criterion to the certificate courses is passing
in 10th or equivalent. Few institutes admit the candidates through the admission
Diploma courses: Passing in 10+2 is the basic academic eligibility for the diploma
courses. Few institutes admit the candidates through the admission test.
Graduation courses: For B.A. in any of the fine arts, the eligibility is passing
Post graduation courses: For M.A. in any of the fine arts, the eligibility is graduation
in the relevant art form or equivalent.
M.Phil: Post graduation in the related art form is the academic eligibility for
the course. The admission is through the entrance test.
Ph.D.: Just like M.phil., Post graduation in the related art form is the academic
eligibility for the doctoral program. The admission is through the entrance test.
Fine arts offer creative and the enthusiasm for a distinctive career. Photo studios,
theatres, museums, art institute, television, film Industry, publishing companies,
Software and advertising companies, teaching organizations and institutes are few
of the fields that offer opportunities to the qualified fine arts students. Few
of the job titles are:
- Art Director
- Art Studio Assistant
- Art Appraiser
- Technical Director
- Teacher, etc.
Teaching field: Instructor, teacher, lecturer and professor are the major job roles
of the field. The opportunities are found in schools, related colleges and institutes
of government and non government organizations. Many earn through private teaching
to the individuals. Ph.D. holders are recruited as professors.
Film and television industry and advertising companies: These industries provide
maximum scope to the fine arts candidates. Every aspect of the industries offers
opportunities for the skilled and experts of the fields. Multi skilled are the most
Many of the artists prefer to be a freelancer or self-employed. Selling their art
works or accepting the projects individually are preferred.
The innovative thinking capability and artistic skills are rather important issues
besides the qualification for higher payments. The skilled and updated artists are
always offered handsome pay. The government jobs or fixed payments range from Rs.
6000/- per month and above.
Fine arts courses offer distinctive career options that make a glorious path to
the bright future.