There are several courses in Fine Arts including Bachelors/Masters Degree in Fine Art. For BFA courses, one must have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations or 10+ 2 level. It is usually a four to five year courses. MFA course is open to BFA graduates. This is a two year course. Other than these courses there are diploma and certificate courses in various streams of fine arts. To pursue a career in fine arts, besides academic qualification, one should have a creative bent of mind and an eye for detail.
Professionals in fine arts have many avenues open to them depending on their talent, personality and perseverance. They can seek employment in advertising agencies, textile industry and media houses. Besides fine arts professionals can also work in production houses, theatre and drama houses. Dancer, musician, painters can also work independently or on contractual basis. Many of the fine artists can opt teaching as their career option. They also can work as art critics and writers on art.
Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
There are several universities in India that offer several courses in fine arts. Some of the important universities are Allahabad University, Allahabad; Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, Anna University, Chennai; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Bangalore University, Bangalore; Goa University, Goa; Gujarat University, Ahmedabad; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra; Nagpur University, Nagpur; Punjab University, Chandigarh; Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata; University of Ajmer, Ajmer; University of Calcutta, Kolkata; University of Delhi, Delhi; University of Chennai, Chennai; University of Mumbai; Mumbai; University of Pune, Pune; University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Visva Bharati, West Bengal.
Remuneration of fine arts professionals may vary depending on the nature of the jobs. 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 months. Fine arts professionals working in theatre, drama and production houses can get salary of Rs 8,000 to Rs 20,000 per month. Those in teaching also have good earnings. Besides Fine Artists working independently have varies income depending upon their skill and ability of innovation.