Career Option in Painting

A.Field description

Text Box:  Painting and decorating is a multi-faceted skill with several job opportunities. A creative person can become a painter and decorator with special effect and wall papering skills, a sign writer, Interior Designer, Owner-Manager, Estimator or Contracts Manager to name some of the options.

B.Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility

To become a professional in the painting industry one should have a graduate degree (B.F.A) or at least a diploma in Painting. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by private and government arts colleges in India and around the globe.

Basic eligibility criteria

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the major can choose Bachelor degree Fine Arts in Painting (B.F.A).

Course Duration

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in Painting is two years.
  • B.A, B.F.A (Painting) is Four years.
  • M.A, M.F.A (Painting) is a two-year program in various universities.
Approximate Education Expenses

The total expense for doing Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Government arts colleges 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.

C.Institutions that offer this Education

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Painting.

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D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Good creativity and marketing are the two main criteria determining the career success for a professional.

A Painter should also develop qualities like

  • dedication,
  • expressive skills,
  • international exposure,
  • creativity,
  • Marketing ideas etc. 
E.Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.3,000 to Rs.8,000 for starters and increases with experience and knowledge.

F.Related Links

The Society of Decorative Painters was organized in 1972 to stimulate worldwide interest and appreciation for decorative painting; to recognize diversity and excellence in the art form; and to serve as the resource center for all aspects of decorative painting. The Society boasts a worldwide family of painters with interests as varied as the places in which they live.

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