Career In Fine Arts

Do you like to do sketching, drawing & creativity?

If yes!

Then, the study in Fine Arts will suit you.

A fine art is a fine collection of art that is done to create beautiful things.

The term “Fine Art” refers to an art form developed primarily for its aesthetic value and its beauty.

What Does Fine Art Include?

The main fine arts were film, dancing, painting, photography, architecture, pottery, conceptual art, sculpture, music, printmaking, interior design and drama.

In a simple way, it is defined as”

“Fine Arts is the study & making of visual works of art. It can be in the form of dancing, paintings, photography, film, architecture, etc.”

It teaches and prepares students to become artists and to follow other practices that are associated with the making of art.

According to Aristotle “the main aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but also their inward significance”.

As per some writers, the idea of fine art was invented early modern period in the West. Larry Shiner in his book: “The Invention of Art: A Cultural History” finds the invention of fine arts in the 18th century.

fine arts career

Courses & Duration

There are a large number of certificate, diploma and degree level courses in fine arts courses that are offered by various Institutions. You can also pursue postgraduate & Ph.D courses in Fine Arts. The duration of the courses varies from 1 to 5 years.

Diploma Course:

  • Diploma in Fine Arts: It is one year course. This course can be pursued after class 12th.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA): The duration of this course is 4 to 5 years.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (BA): It is three-year duration programme.

Postgraduate Course:

  • Master of Fine Art (MFA) or Master in Visual Arts (MVA): It is two years duration programme.
  • Master of Arts in Fine Arts (MA): The duration of this course is typically two years.
Get career tips in Fine Arts through email or sms by filling this form: 
Please wait...

Also Check:

Arts & Humanities Courses

Some institution offers Bachelor courses through correspondence and distance education. Two famous institutions are IGNOU, Delhi and School of Open Learning at Delhi University offer fine arts course in correspondence.

Some of its specialized fields are:

Skills required in Fine Arts

  • The drawing made by you should be realistic in the visitor’s eyes.
  • You have to be full of art materials & how to proper use of them.
  • The presentation & displaying of your work should be in a proper manner and accurate.
  • You must possess creativity
  • The techniques used with colours and color theory.
  • The communication & interpersonal skills are required to be present within you.
  • You have to be knowledge of all digital media used with some latest technologies.


  • You can pursue a diploma or degree course, after completing higher secondary education (12th) examination from any recognized board. You can get admission in the bachelor course after qualifying the aptitude test that is conducted by few BFA Institutes.
  • If you want to pursue education in master programme, you have to qualify the bachelor degree in fine arts.

Some of the famous colleges that offer UG & PG courses in Fine Arts:

  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Delhi
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Kurukshetra University
  • Amity University
  • International Institute of Fine Arts, Delhi

Top Colleges in abroad offering Fine Arts:

  • Northeastern Illinois University, USA
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Newcastle University, UK
  • University of Southampton, UK

Career & Jobs

Why Study Fine Arts?

Today, the opportunities in Fine arts are increasing at a rapid rate in the various sectors.

Presently, to obtain excellent salary, popularity and prestige, youth population of India are getting attracted to this field.

After completing graduation, students have a choice to work as an art teacher, artist in government offices or photographer. You can also start your career as a freelance worker & go for direction, clothing, photography, television and fashion.

You can also pursue careers in academia, architecture and the film industry. You can join creative departments of magazines, advertising agencies, and newspapers in the publishing or the textile industry.

Fine art graduates may also apply for mainstream graduate employment and training in a broad range of industries, for example, banking, art gallery, insurance, media and public relations.

The fine artists work is to produce artwork by using a wide variety of media and techniques.

You can display your work in museums, private galleries or have a private collections and get rewarded for your work. The objects made by you will sell in studios, auctions, stores or at arts and crafts shows.

The scope in fine arts is quite good, you can earn respect & money both under this professional career. The multimedia artists and animators work in the motion picture or video gaming industries.

Some of the Job profiles are:

  • Art therapist
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Drawing Teacher
  • Set Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Music Teacher
  • Creative Director
  • Editor
  • Furniture Designer
  • Art Director
  • 3d Artist
  • Animator

Employment Areas are:

  • Advertising companies
  • Boutiques
  • Art Studios
  • Theatres
  • Tailoring Shops
  • Fashion Houses
  • Education Institutions
  • Television Industry
  • Animation
  • Teaching
  • Textile Industry
  • Sculpture

Salary Package

The salary will vary depending on the Jobs. A graduate in fine arts can start their career in between Rs. 2 to 3  lacs per annum that depends on the basis of their talent. The salary package will be increased along with experience as well as knowledge. Those peoples want to work in advertising agencies & publishing houses, they can earn attractive compensation of nearly Rs. 4 to 5  lacs per annum. The average annual wage of fine artists in abroad is $58,250.

Books & Study Material

  • The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro
  • The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
  • Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing by Margaret S. Livingstone
  • History of Art by H.W. Janson
  • Wall and Piece by Banksy
  • American Painting by Donald Letcher Goddard
  • The Paintings Of Samuel Palmer by Raymond Lister

For more information about Career in Fine Arts, you can ask  your query below.

Displaying 163 Comments
  1. Samruddhi wani says:

    I am now in 12th std in science stream but i am confused that should i take engineeri g or fine arts i love drawing sketching and all creative works but i have a doubt that is this field really good? Can i get a good job in this field and what course will be better for me after 12th please do suggest i request you because i need some guidance about this and no one has the accurate information about this field

    • Avani thakur says:

      Hello samruddhi…I’m also in the same situation as I were…I wanna know that what u did in that situation… please help me..Ur opinion will be very helpful for me..pls comment as soon as u can…

  2. shruti kshirsagar says:

    After 1Oth I have completed diploma in computer and then completed BE in computer. But i am also interested in fine art .. can i get admission if i have not done 12th

  3. Kritika sood says:

    I have done MSc. Chemistry… Paintings are my passion… I want to a professional course… Which course cn teach me better from Chandigarh?

  4. Srivani says:

    Iam intrested in doing fine arts.How can join in this field.Iam intrested in painting,drawing,craft stuff.plz help me in doing this.

  5. सचिन says:

    Me 12th कर चुका हूं mjhe fine arts course karna h mjhe koi clg बताईये me मध्य प्रदेश से हू

  6. Nishant says:

    I am passing10th can i choose fine art after 10th or do it after 12th please guide me

  7. Garima srivastava says:

    I have completed m.f.a(master of fine arts)..then which course r suitable art teaching job after m.f.a

    • Avani thakur says:

      Hello Garima…u did I wanna know that is it a good course?? Or what’s the salary Nd is it difficult to get the job… I completed 12th science this year but I’m also interested in fine what should I do?…pls help me …Ur comment will be very helpful to me….

  8. Manoj says:

    Is it necessary to rank neet or kcet exams to get sets in fine art collages .I am in 12th please guide me I have great interest in arts I am fed off with science course.please ….

  9. Krishi Gunjal says:

    I am Engineering student through mechanical field i was completed my 3year diploma in production engineering. But i am interesting in creativity , art , designing … can i apply for bachelor degree in fine arts now on the basis of diploma or any aptitude examination about fine art .please guide me … thank you

  10. Rajveer arora says:

    Is it compulsory to have fine arts subjects in high school to choose career in fine arts

  11. Reemaa says:

    Can u show me more details abut BA journalism,mass communication and English courses and fees in India!!!!!

  12. Priya says:

    I am interested in craft stuff. Is there any job for that?

  13. Billa Nagesh says:

    How to join fine arts
    And which is best college

  14. Stuti says:

    I am a 10th class student. I want to ask that can I study fine arts after completing my 10th only, or is it required to finish the 12th boards to pursue fine arts?

  15. Riya says:

    I am a B.Fa student.I need some guidance about the fine arts books-history of arts,fundamental of art and related to this.

  16. Padmaja says:

    I completed my graduation btech Ece.. Im good in drawing.. Shall I pursue masters in arts

  17. Ruhi says:

    I have completed my mbbs course and am a certified doctor.
    But now I want to pursue a full fledged career in fine arts, can I apply for some course wherein I can be an intern and earn as well?
    Kindly help!

  18. nipun says:

    can i do mfa in applied arts if i have a graduate degree of bsc. interior design

  19. Sargeet Kaur says:

    I’m currently pursuing my class 12th with commerce stream. Can I apply for undergraduate course for fine arts? & What is the eligibility required?

  20. Mridu says:

    I am bsc student 3rd year Nd is goin to complete my graduation soon…can I apply for bachelor degree in fine arts now

  21. Angel Wilson says:

    I’m a +1 student. I’m interested in art, mainly pencil drawing and photography. I wish to opt this as my career. Can you suggest me a course in fine arts for me to select after +2? Maybe a degree course.

  22. Ayesha Fatima says:

    can u tell me which university is best for BFA in U.P

  23. Hardik Chopra says:

    Sir/Ma’am i want to ask that does diploma in fine arts worth? Actually i have completed diploma in electronics & Communication engineering. But i want to do something in art side. will you please help me! i’am very confused about this.

    Thank you
    Hardik Chopra.

  24. Aparna says:

    i have comepleted my btech.. but im interested in arts and crafts making.. how could i join through you.. that will b the package for Freshers

  25. amaan says:

    Can’t this course be done after 10th class plz tell me

  26. shristi singh says:

    I m bio student and fine arts is my additional subject. But I like painting and sketching. So, can I apply for this if it is good carrier option.. ?

  27. kenbom dai says:

    I graduted in B.A(bachelor of art) so if i will do architect course, it will takes how many years of course??
    Any one???

  28. fine arts abroad says:

    I wish to know about doing a degree in fine arts in abroad. Tell me top universities and colleges in Europe… please..

  29. surbhi says:

    Hi,i m complited fashion designing 2 year diploma course from inifd indore now i see that nothing to do after doing this course,so what can i do
    Plzzz suggest me…

  30. pallavi kaushik says:

    I am doing UG course in commerce stream after that i wanted to do masters in fine arts.
    Tell me that i am eligible for doing masters in fine arts or not.

  31. Srikrishna yadav says:

    My sister has done BFA and MFA from university of Allahabad .her English is so weak .what is the career opportunities for him …we live in Allahabad.

  32. Kamal says:

    I drop my graduation degree and didn’t complete and has been ten years art is good since i was child and have very much intrest and people appreciate my painting too.I didn’t recognize my skill that I could make carreer in this and even my family,never I’m in 30 yr of age from this june.I know its too late but I want to raise my carreer in this field.can i get admission plz guide and help me..

    • Your Name...Anurag kumar says:

      U can do ,i m studing in Delhi university Clg of art. And there is no age limit there ,i have a frds in 1st year he is 32 year old

  33. Sonali says:

    I m pursuing my MA Fine arts degree and I am unable to decide what to do next…
    Kindly suggest me some courses options after ma fine arts degree

  34. Prashan Thakur Your Name... says:

    Am doing my bachelor in fine arts …THen I will do masters in applied arts usske badd nai patta Kia honne wala future ..

    • Prasad Nair says:

      Interested to join us to explore art in different medium. We are a company based in Oman specializing in decorative and 3D finishes.

  35. sumita says:

    I am graduate from fine arts painting I just want to know that what can be the job opportunities regarding this degree except teaching

  36. vikas says:

    hello sir ….ihv complete bsc …..and i have many interest in fine art …can you suggest me ….can i do mfa ?? and plz tell me about its career after mfa or bfa

  37. Divya singh lodhi says:

    I’m bsc final year microbiology student.. I want some details for after graduation about the fine Arts… I lv painting n sketching.. bt I hv no idea about courses.. will u plz tell me about all details all cost, fee n gud job n gud career.. plz tell me all details

  38. tamanna rohilla says:

    i m just of 15… in 11th class.. i m gud in sketching… i mostly make comics characters… also getting better in making real face.. my dad wants me to go in medical line.. cuz my family wants a secure future for me.. nd they think there is no scope in sketch side.. they want me to take govt. job plz guide what should i do..i cant let go my talent waste

    • Dolma says:

      Though m not the councillor but I hv gone through Ur mgs..I think u should choose Ur career based on Ur interest..becoz this is Ur life u hv to choose Ur own career..U shd understand Ur own strength make it stronger n make it cum true..whereas about your parent they are right too..they might think thr son is making childish decision which will lead to nowhere.but if u believe in Ur strength nd in Ur interest u should make urself confident enough to tell Ur parent not to worry about u..becoz if u think u can’t do as well in medical line as much as u can do in sketches nd paintings u should always choose the better one.if u r good enough to understand medical course thn it depends on Ur interet…everything is in Ur hand…go through the net browse scope for the sketches n painting there are many…do research choose the right one nd be dedicated to Ur target..set the goal n follow step by step…U r just 15 u will see many options in this world u might change Ur mind..don’t get pressed by the others opinion..

  39. Chhabi says:

    I like painting &sketching but I do not know job line after bfa .Plz guide me sallery and good career

  40. Pavithra says:

    Will u plz tell me about total cost of this course…. graduation in fine arts .

  41. anamica says:

    can do masters in textile or appreal designing from NID or any reputed government college after being a BFA graduate?

  42. komal sadhwani says:

    i m interest in painting nd sketching i know all the my family is not supporting me.can u plz tell me wht should i do without joining bfa cource. and how will i become best in this field.plz plz rply me its very very importnt in my life

  43. jerryboylim says:

    i love my degree which is he bachelor of fine arts .

  44. Your Name... says:

    I’m from Tripura,India.
    Would you pls tell me about total cost of this course B.F.A(drawing & painting) in our state?

  45. Samrat Chakraborty says:

    I’m from Tripura,India.
    Can a get any job in our state getting the degree B.F.A?

  46. Anjali chawla says:

    I m so much interested in painting i want to make my carrer in fine arts whats the matter which cones in the entrance test of fine arts n what should i do to perform it well in entrance test.

    • Deepanshu says:

      Hey…I m also desirous to make a carrier in this field ..but i m confused what college will be best ..and i have searched for getting admission u will have to clear entrance test.

  47. Ashish Tyagi says:

    i am really intrested to make something in arts but can only pursue any course related to arts in delhi. i want to know which course i should do and from where.

  48. shiwani shandilya says:

    Very much useful. Thank you Sarvgyan for the information. I want to build my career in fine arts because this is my dream.

  49. Fine arts says:

    I am interest to muchh but can I do any job I am confuess

  50. Nivethachellam.K says:

    Can we join this course after completing bachelor of engineering in electrical???

  51. SHARANAGOUD R B says:


  52. Tanya Singh says:

    I have completed my 10+2 with sci stream nd am intrstd in fine arts now my dad want me to do b.a eng hnrs bt i want to do B.F.A can i do both together? Plzz suggest….

  53. bhavesh solanki says:

    Hey…..I m going to take fine arts….but I don’t want to be an artist……what should I do….Can you suggest me….

  54. Divya Santhoshi says:

    I am divya ,this year 2017 i will be completing my graduation b com ,the next i want to build up my career opting for fine arts,as i am interested in it.So, is it good for me to take up such course?suggest me if good wt course to opt for and where?

  55. Varad saoji says:

    Which clg is better in Maharashtra for bfa painting

  56. Chandru A S says:

    I think i can buy a great job with your help…….

  57. eacher says:

    Looking for a fine arts teachers job.

  58. mehta says:

    I want to study for fine arts where I can apply ND which clg is better for it in Ahmedabad

  59. Rajesh kumar says:

    what is technical drawing?
    is technical drawing course run by any university /institution through distance mode?
    what is career scope of it?

  60. Rajesh kumar says:

    what is career of diploma course in fine arts.
    which recognized universities /institutions include diploma,degree courses in fine arts through distance mode.

  61. mintu says:

    I am post graduate fine art of painti is my can I apply for an artist jobs…

  62. Diksha Sharma says:

    I have done my graduation in animation and vfx from arena animation affilliated by mahatma gandhi university… I m a sketching artist and a graphic designer… Now i want to do masters can i persue in m.a. fine arts directly… If not then what should i do for further education… To do masters and more i want to continue my sketching nd want to learn more…

  63. Valli says:

    I have a unique art style. I started it as a hobby and now, am really Good at it. Am not sure under what art form it falls under though. I have not seen anyone else do this kind of art till date. Either am the only one with this style of art or I have met very few people in this domain. Is there a way to contact concerned authority to show my artwork and help decide where I fit in terms of career? Please guide.

  64. monika says:

    I am post graduate fine art student in Ludhiana’s college. I want to know what should be next for me which can help me to make my carrier . I want to join some advertising company in ludhiana. please suggest me some thing best .

    • Sarvgyan says:

      you can look for job opportunities in this field. As you mentioned advertising company is a good option to start your career, you can make your portfolio by doing some freelancing work, or doing some internship in arts school, Fine arts events & exhibitions etc. This will help you to gain some experience and also help you in getting a good job.

  65. Shivaprasad.M says:

    I need to how can apply for art rltd jobs

  66. nayan choubisa says:

    I want big business i am not another person dependent not job fear out of me

  67. gunjan sharma says:

    I want to career in art….what should I do after 12 state board….how much percentage to get to in 12 to admission in top college..

    • Sakshi says:

      U need at least 85%

    • Mrunendra Jengthe says:

      Candidate should be an Indian National and should have passed/appeared the HSC (Std.XII /10+ 2 Level) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (any stream) or its Equivalent examination with English as one of the subject and secured minimum 45% marks in aggregate. (40% marks in aggregate for backward class Category candidates belonging to M.S. only).
      In case percentage, Marks (converted out of 100) in the subject added together at H.S.C. (std.XII), comes in fraction then percentage of marks shall be rounded off as explain in the example for the purpose of deciding the eligibility of the candidate. Example: – if the percentage of marks comes out to be 44.50% to 44.99% then it shall be rounded to 45% and if the percentage of marks comes out to be 44.01% to 44.49% then it shall be rounded to 44%.

      • Harshad says:

        Which course should I do for drawing,panting & photography. What will be fees for such types of courses?

  68. subhasis paul says:

    i need to … can i aply for art related jobs

  69. ravi says:

    I have want to a job an artist

  70. .megha says:

    Where we can find for job as an artist mostly in which city pls reply

  71. yasin ali says:

    Time in Admission opene in yeare 2016

Leave a comment


Date Extended for SarvGyan Scholarship Test (Rs. 2 Lac)

Get Updates Download Brochure