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Career in Fine Arts

These days, ‘Creative and Commercial Arts’ is one of most sought-after career fields. There are many students who have creative abilities and talent. All they have to do is sharpen the inbuilt aptitude, by giving themselves a formal triaging, which is available through fine arts at the certificate, diploma and degree level by numerous institutions.

Options in Commercial Fine Arts courses range from sculpture, applied arts, painting, craft, graphic interior design and painting. One should always get a professional training as it helps you to acquire the technical skills to survive in an industry where competition is never ending. One can get training at diploma and degree level. For getting the admission in Bachelors Degree course in Fine Arts (BFA), the minimum education required is Higher Secondary Examination or 10+ 2. Consequently, the eligibility for the Post Graduation Degree course in Commercial Fine Arts is a graduate degree in Fine Arts.

Some famous colleges in India that offer these courses are Symbiosis Institute of Design, Jamia Milia Islamia, Loyola College, Amity University, University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, International Institute of Fine Arts, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, University of Delhi.

Those who have acquired professional training can work in the respective fields as a freelancer. This allows variety and liberty in their projects. Illustrators, cartoonists, and designers are in a great demand in publishing industry and newspaper houses. Those who have expertise in applied art have ample opportunities in advertising agencies as graphic artists, designers, visualisers, and creative directors. Professional artists have unlimited opportunities in front of them ranging from working in art studios, advertising companies, fashion houses etc. There are many more related career options like teaching, direction, photography, television, clothing and fashion, art directors for magazines, on-line services, software companies, manufacturers, promotion and product design.

In electronic media, one can design non verbal presentations for television programmes involving trade figure analysis, election results, etc. Many commercial artists also design stamps and letter heads for government organizations and private firms. Software firms in India hire experts in commercial fine arts as “Graphic equalizers”.

One can also explore career options in abroad as there too you can find good career opportunities. There is an option to organize exhibitions and auctions for creative work in India and abroad also. One can also arrange workshops on fine arts and other related fields for better career prospects. Thus, we can say that there are unlimited options for job opportunities for the trained and professional artist in the field of fine arts, creative arts and commercial arts. After the completion of the course, one can choose his/her desired field and can work with either in a good company or for his/her own. This field can give you name and fame for the piece of work.

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