Career Option in Fine Arts

A. Field description
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Fine arts deals with art forms like painting, sculpture, ceramics, dance, and drawing. It requires an eye for beauty and the ability to express it aesthetically. With time and technology, novel forms of art such as digital art, filmmaking, and multimedia have enabled an artist to broaden the scope. A career in fine arts not only involves the creation or study of artwork, but includes the ability to market it as well.

B. Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility

To become a Professional in Fine Arts, one should have a graduate degree (B.F.A). The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the government colleges on fine arts.

Basic eligibility criteria

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the major or Diploma holders can choose Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (B.F.A) as their career course.

Course Duration

Training in this field is available in institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:
four year B.A. degree
One year international programme in Visual Arts
Three year advanced Diploma in fashion design
Two year diploma in Painting, Textile Design and Photography
Two Year Diploma & 1-Year Certificate Course in Computer Graphic

C. Approximate Education Expenses

The total expense for doing Bachelor of Arts is as follows:

  • B.F.A - Rs.1500/ per year - (4 Years)
  • M.F.A - Rs.1700/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

Additional Skills

Anybody willing to pursue a career in fine arts needs to be creative and imaginative. Patience, keen observation, eye hand coordination are some of the traits required to be successful in the field.

Higher Education Options

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Post Graduation.

D. Institutions that offer this Education

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Fine Arts. For more information on colleges, visit

Job Opportunities and Job Roles

A person who has completed B.F.A has wide opportunities in the following fields of industries.

  • Advertising agencies
  • publishing industry
  • Graphic arts
  • Teaching
  • Films and theatre productions
  • Textile industry

A fresher can opt for various job openings like

  • Visualizing professional
  • Illustrator
  • art critic
  • artists
  • art professionals
  • Design trainer
E. Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.4,000 to Rs.9,000 for freshers and increases with experience and knowledge. Those who are working in media and publishing houses, advertising agencies and textile industries can get lucrative pay packages of Rs 12,000 to Rs 25,000 per month. Fine arts professionals working in theatres, drama and production houses can get a salary of Rs 8,000 to Rs 20,000 per month. Those in teaching field also have good earnings.
Prospects of success in the field of fine arts depends on the individual’s talent, motivation, and interest, awareness of market for their creativity, experience and exposure.

F. Related Links

The Fine Arts Society is the best and leading cultural and community service institution in Mumbai for fine arts. Membership of the Fine Arts Society is considered most prestigious and sought after.

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