1 Courses and Certifications

Online Fine Arts Courses & Certifications

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The great writer Maya Angelou’s words are directed at you. Where does your passion lie? Be it music, dance, writing, acting, sculpting, painting, and so on, fine arts can give you the space to explore your creative spirit.

 Academics all over the world, over the last few decades, have realised the importance of arts. By nurturing the artists, the world has found, in practical and economical terms, how creative skills can work hand in hand with technical skills and benefit different businesses. (Think about the creative necessity in marketing as one example). Now coming back to the art form itself, fine arts can liberate the artist in you and you can go on to etch your name in the history of creativity.

 Institutes offer Fine arts courses at different levels: (UG, PG, diploma, certification, Ph.D.) that you can take to explore the world of arts. 

What is Fine Arts?

Fine Arts is an umbrella term that encompasses varieties of artforms. Some of them are literature, music, sculpting, painting and drawing, dance and choreography, architecture, theatre, etc. A proper definition with respect to academics is quite difficult. Because, historically fine arts began primarily as the arts for aesthetics or beauty, which made it stand apart from applied art or decorative art or, which had a more practical purpose (e.g: architecture, pottery, metal works etc.) However fine arts now means varieties of arts all of which are appreciated for their aesthetic appeal as well as their practical purpose.

Who can pursue Fine Arts courses?

  • You are a creative soul at heart and you wish to have some guidance for the artist in you 
  • You are a professional, who is earning your livelihood through your creative talent and wishes to have some foundation education

If this sounds like you, then go for Fine Arts courses.

Eligibility Criteria for Fine Arts courses

For UG Fine Arts courses (Bachelor of Fine Arts), you must have (10+2) qualifications with a minimum passing percentage (50-60%, depending on the institute requirements. Depending on the institute, the admission could be on the basis of merit or an entrance exam. 

Entrance Exam for Fine Arts courses

Note: You must not be more than 22 years old while applying to BHU.

You can also opt for online Fine Arts courses to enhance your skill set.

Important skills for Fine Arts courses

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Powerful Visualisation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Perseverance 
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Adaptability and Flexibility

What will you learn in Fine Arts courses?

Depending on the institute as well as the specialisations within the course, the subjects in Fine Arts courses can vary. Some of the prominent subjects in Fine Arts courses are as follows: 

  • History of Arts
  • Portrait Painting
  • Graphic Printmaking
  • Illustrations
  • Composition Painting
  • Ceramic and Moulds
  • Life-study
  • Graphic designing
  • Stone and Wood Carving
  • Printmaking
  • Environmental Education
  • Advertising 
  • Poster Designing
  • Theatre
  • Aesthetics (Global, local, multicultural)

Popular Fine Arts certification courses

You can grasp the basics/overview if you are a beginner hesitant to take on fine arts courses or delve deeper into specialisations within Fine Arts courses. Top institutes and educational companies offer Fine arts certification courses which are affordable and of high quality.


Offered by



Study from Still Life

IGNOU Delhi via Swayam

12 weeks

Free (charge for certificate)

Career Opportunities after Fine Arts courses

 Art director

You work in a variety of industries, focussing your creative, marketing, and management skills to promote products, services, brands, shows, etc. You work with your team (writers, graphic artists, videographers, etc.) to design the concept. You work within a budget and coordinate tasks with different teams.

Average Base Salary p.a.: INR 6,49,952/-

Tattoo Artist

You design tattoos based on the customer’s wishes and using tools (ink, needles, etc.) you tattoo their body. You comply with all the health standards and provide the best experience to your customer. You help the customer to decide by showing different designs. Or if they have a concept then you sketch it for them.

Average Base Salary p.a.: INR 1,20,000/-


You can work as a freelancer or part of a dance studio. You could perform in different areas: stage shows, movies, television series, music videos, concerts, etc. You could become a choreographer and work in the entertainment industry. Depending on your passion you explore by becoming a researcher or a teacher.

Average Base Salary p.a.: INR 3,25,000/-

Other careers:

Salary Trends

Average Base Salary of an Art Director based on experience

Experience in years

Average Base Salary p.a.

< 1

INR 5,50,000 /-

1 - 4

INR 5,01,753 /- 

5 - 9

INR 6,87,179 /-

10 - 19

INR 9,00,000 /-

20 and above

INR 18,00,000 /-

** Source of Salary Details: Payscale

Note: The given salary details may vary depending on experience, skills, company, location, etc.

Scope after Fine Arts courses

Technical skills alone won’t drive a business. This is why graphic artists, content writers, marketing specialists (to name a very few) have become integral in almost every business. Coming to entertainment (film, music industry, gaming, etc.), fine arts is the very soul and body. And let’s take a look at academics where institutes are seeking talented mentors (That could be you!) Or you could be the artist who works alone refining and exploring your depth passionately year after year. Hopefully, this summing up has done some justice in explaining the vastness of fine arts. Now it is your turn. 

Take some of the best Fine Arts courses to explore the artist within you and become a sought-after professional.

Top Recruiters

Warner Music Group

Eros International 

20th Century Fox

Universal Pictures

Mark Morris Dance Group

Yash Raj Films 


Q: How do I pursue online Fine Arts courses?
A: You can take many online Fine Arts courses offered by institutes both in India and abroad. You will get certifications from the comfort of your home and nurture your talent.

Q: How long does it take to complete Fine Arts courses?
A: This would vary depending on different Fine Arts courses and institutes. UG Fine Arts courses could be from 4 lakhs and 18 lakhs whereas for PG Fine Arts courses it could be from 3 lakhs and 14 lakhs. Fine Arts certification courses are mostly free courses. A diploma in Fine arts courses can cost up to 2 lakhs. If you wish to pursue research in Fine arts then it can cost up to 6-7 lakhs.

Q: What are some of the top institutes that offer Fine Arts courses in the country?
A: Some of the top institutes offering Fine Arts courses are:
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Q: What is the duration for different Fine arts courses?
A: For UG Fine Arts courses, it is 3 years, whereas for PG it is 2 years. Diploma in PG courses could be from 2-3 years. For research, it could be from 3 to up to even 8 years depending on your pace, institute, etc. When it comes to Fine Arts certification courses, you will be able to complete them within a few months.

Q: What is the use of Fine Arts certification courses?
A: Let’s say you are unsure about pursuing a degree in Fine Arts courses. Then you can take Fine Arts certification courses to have an idea about what it is, as the certification courses can give you an overview. Also, if you are already a professional or fresher with a degree, then you can take Fine Arts certification courses to develop your skills.

Q: What is the job market after Fine Arts courses?
A: It is quite rewarding as well as fulfilling. Be it the entertainment industry (gaming, movies, music, dance, television, shows, etc. )or other businesses which require marketing or different niches within arts (photography, tattoo, etc. ). There are innumerous possibilities and you can choose the one that matters to you.

Career Category
Study from Still Life

Offered by


OVAL – 005: Study from Still Life

The study of the still-life or still-life painting is the depiction of inanimate objects, focusing on their qualities of form, texture, composition, and colour. If you want to learn and understand the art of still life painting, Swayam’s OVAL-005: Study from Still Life course will help you gain in-depth knowledge about the elements and principles of the subject. 

The OVAL-005: Study of Still Life programme is a diploma course which is designed to teach the basic principles of still-life painting and the elements of the art-form to learners. The course can be completed in approximately 12 weeks and is taught by a top instructor from IGNOU. You will learn the subject using various audio-video multimedia and state-of-the-art technology to give you an enriching learning experience.

The OVAL-005: Study from Still Life course by Swayam is an online course. The programme offers video lectures and specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded or printed by the candidate. The course is currently ongoing, and you can enrol in the course to begin learning with the other students.

...Read More
12 Weeks
Skills Covered:
Artistic ability Sketching ability


Popular Articles

Latest Articles

Trending Courses

Popular Courses

Popular Platforms

Learn more about the Courses

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
  • 150M+ Students
  • 30,000+ Colleges
  • 500+ Exams
  • 1500+ E-books
  • Economic Times
  • Financial Express
  • Firstpost
  • Livemint