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Career prospects in Fine Arts

Career prospects in Fine Arts

Although today people have woken up to the concept of arts and its importance but we are still far away from how it is in the other parts of the world. Although with its acceptance, this conventional art form has brought with itself the notion of in-cashing the opportunities and making it profitable for commercial purposes. There has been increase in this industry over the past few years, and today’s youth has started opting for the field on realizing the popularity, esteem and the kind of pay packages involved.

The wide range of Job Roles of a Fine Arts individual can be as follows

  • Painter.
  • Graphic Designer.
  • Digital Designer.
  • Artist.
  • Visualizing Professional.
  • Art Professional.
  • Illustrator.
  • Craft Artist.
  • Animator.
  • Lecturer.
  • Art museum Technician.
  • Art Conservator.
  • Art Director.
  • Dance.
  • Comics.
  • Conceptual Art.

Industries / Companies / who hire these professionals:

  • Publishing Houses.
  • Design Manufacturing Companies.
  • Magazines.
  • Textile Industry.
  • Colleges (Teaching).
  • Digital Media.
  • Advertising Companies.

Big Multi National Companies like for example Amazon, Nvidia, Flipkart, Wipro, Myntra, Samsung etc. too nowadays hire Fine Arts people especially ones in digital photography, illustrator, designing, animator etc.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this field get the choice of joining software companies, publishing houses, art studios, freelancing, etc. There is a majority of people who are self employed in this field and this enables them to work on pieces and work of their choice. One can start working as a critic or an art specialist as well but this option would require some previous experience in the field and some hands on job which exposes you to art so that you later have the option of knowing what you are criticizing or commenting on.

There are many artisans that who freelance and make their living on the basis of the work they do. However you should keep in mind, that while doing this you will not only create but also promote on your own and this also brings along with itself the fear of an irregular income. On the contrary of your work is great then there are great rewards for the work that you do, but it will be a risk which you will have to take to find out. You can join creative departments of advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers in the publishing industry or the textile industry. Electronic media, films and theatre are other options. The salary is varied, and also depends on your talent. You can also be an art historian, art dealer, art therapist or art educator. Unfortunately, few artists have the luxury of becoming full-time painters or sculptors.

Salary expectancy

A fresher in this industry can start his career with somewhere Rs 10,000 per month that also depending on the basis of your talent. People who work with magazines, publishing house or advertising agencies can also expect to earn Rs 15,000 to 25,000 a month. Depending on the exposure, experience and obviously talent with hard work the above figures will definitely increase.

Each college has different distribution of seats keeping in mind each year seats gets increased and each year the top colleges come out with fresh set of available seats. Till last year


No. of Seats Available



College of Arts, Delhi


Faculty of Fine Arts (Jamia Millia Islamia), Delhi


Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai


Vishwa Bharati Kala Bhavan


Department of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra


Department of Fine Arts,Stella Maris College


Bharati Vidyapith, Pune


L S Raheja, Mumbai



Generally online many sample question papers are available based on respective specializations, also with according syllabus. Students should be through with English, General Awareness to crack the entrances. The combination will vary according to what a student is selecting