Fine arts deal with various forms like painting, sculpture, ceramics, dance, and drawing. It requires an eye for beauty and the ability to express it aesthetically. With time and technology, novel form of arts such as digital art, filmmaking and multimedia have enabled an artist to broaden the scope. A career in fine art not only involves the creation or study of artwork, but includes the ability to market it as well.
You probably heard about the famous personality M F Hussain if did not hear, then must watch Gaja Gamini film. He was a versatile artist who changed the views of generation in the art. Many artists are inspired by his art. A bachelor of fine arts is a standard undergraduate degree programme meant for those who have a passion to study different aspect like drawing, painting, sculpting and visualisation, etc.
Education in fine arts is entirely different from other disciplines as it requires inborn talent and skill. So the aspirants must have artistic and creative talent. This mainly focuses on applied art, graphic design, painting and sculpturing.
Today, opportunities are increasing at a rapid rate in this sector. Presently, youth in India is opting for this field to obtain high remuneration, popularity and prestige. Commercial arts are the most raging and emerging field in a fine arts career. With the growth of the digital industry and due to the establishment of hefty brands, there is always a want for good advertising.
Technical catalogues, display windows, packaging, cover designs, billboards, hoardings, etc, are all a part of this magnanimous industry that needs a constant supply of creative ideas. All of us can imagine, but only some can bring those virtual images to life. Drawing, painting and sculpting are magical arts which can be used brilliantly as an asset. It is not at all wrong to say that art sells, and yes of course — you can make a great career out of it.
It is an undergraduate degree course, which deals with the study of visual and performing arts. This degree educates the students to become artists and to follow other practices that are aligned to the making of art.
A bachelor in this degree will often require an area of specialty such as acting, musical theater, ceramics, computer animation, creative writing, dance, dramatic writing, drawing, fiber, film production, visual effects, animation, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, visual arts, technical arts, interior design, metalworking, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, stage management, or television productions.
The duration of the course is four years. An integrated course is offered in the first year, and the remaining three years are allocated for specialisation in applied art. The specialised branches in the second year will be offered on the basis of the students’ aptitude. The first and final year examinations are conducted by the universities to which the colleges are affiliated, and the second and third-year examinations are conducted by the respective colleges.
There are innumerable opportunities that are ready to be unleashed. If you have a business bend of mind, you can even enter the business industry. Having a personal creative venture is no less than a living dream.
This can be achieved by entering into the field of fine arts with the confidence to craft, decorate and adorn ideas into a perceivable form. One which reaches out to the mind of the beholder, not to let loose their glance easily.
The fine arts graduates may become sculptors, painters, illustrators or printmakers. They may work independently, displaying and selling work through their studios or art galleries. Fine artists may also work for commercial art studios, design companies, publishers or ad agencies. Some pursue freelance work or accept commissions.
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.
The writer is director, Delhi College of Art.