Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.Des, B.F.A., B.P.A., B.Sc., B.V.A.

What is Fine Arts

Are you tired of the lengthy and frightful subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and have a creative bone in your body? Are you passionate about singing, dancing, acting, sketching or any other creative field and want to have a career in that? Well, then, fine arts has got you covered!

Undergraduate course in fine arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts), is a creative course that helps you channelize your passion and make it your career. Fine arts is the conversion of your imagination to an intangible/tangible art form, such as the lyrics of a song, the music to it, the production of a movie, or a painting, or a movie script.

Fine arts is further classified into visual art, creative art and performing art. It is an undergraduate program which enables an individual to earn name, fame, and money in their specialised field.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Fine Arts

For UG Level

  • Interested Candidates must have passed 10+2 from a recognised board.

  • A minimum aggregate of 50-60% marks must be obtained in 10+2.

  • Some universities can have other eligibility criteria as well.

Entrance Exams for Fine Arts Course

  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU UET)- It is a university level entrance exam conducted for admission in various undergraduate courses. It is conducted in both online and offline mode. It is usually held in the month of June- August.

Note – The candidate must not be more than 22 years old while applying to BHU.

  • Delhi University Arts – There is no entrance exam for admission in Delhi University. The admission is given on the basis of merit list or cut off list provided by the University. A candidate can seek admission if they register online or offline and qualify the merit list. 

  • Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE– It is the university entrance exam conducted by AKTU. It provides admission in various undergraduate disciplines. It is an online mode examination which is generally conducted in the month of August- September.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNU FAU) – It is an entrance exam conducted by JNU to provide admission in fine arts and design courses. It is conducted in the month of June- August.

Scope of Fine Arts in India and Abroad

With the development of various platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and OTTs, the requirement and employability of BFA students, who have a connection with the audience has increased. There’s a huge growth in the audience and therefore many young passionate individuals can follow fine arts to cater to the audiences’ needs. In recent scenarios, fine arts have got more recognition due to the overwhelming acceptance, the artists get from the audiences sitting across the globe. Fine arts is now considered as a serious career option for young individuals and companies offer high salary jobs.

Course Fees Fine Arts

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.00 K
B.A. in Fine Arts at Dr RP Richhariya Degree College, Jhansi
2.90 K
B.A. in Fine Arts at Government PG College, Rajgarh
10.50 Lakhs
B.A. in Fine Arts at MAEER's Arts Commerce and Science College, Pune
4.00 Lakhs
B.F.A. in Fine Arts at MGM College of Fine Art, Aurangabad
2.60 K
M.A. in Fine Arts at Patel Degree College, Kanpur
2.00 K
M.A. in Fine Arts at Government Girls Post Graduate College, Ujjain
14.00 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Fine Arts at Symbiosis International University, Pune
3.00 Lakhs
M.F.A. in Fine Arts at MGM College of Fine Art, Aurangabad
1.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Fine Arts at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
43.75 K
Ph.D in Fine Arts at Sanchi University of Buddhist Indic Studies, Bhopal
6.61 Lakhs
Ph.D in Fine Arts at Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur
1.00 Lakhs
Ph.D in Fine Arts at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
10.00 K
Diploma in Fine Arts at Swami Vivekanand University, Sagar
3.00 K
Diploma in Fine Arts at Pragjyotish College, Guwahati
1.83 Lakhs
Diploma in Fine Arts at Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi
1.10 Lakhs
Diploma in Fine Arts at Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai

Course Subjects

The fine arts course might vary from college to college, but the basic premise will remain the same. Here’s a list of subjects that students, pursuing fine arts course, study:

  • Aesthetic

  • Portrait Painting

  • Environmental Education

  • History of Arts

  • Composition Painting

  • Graphic Printmaking

  • Graphic designing

  • Ceramic and Moulds

  • Life study

  • Printmaking

  • Illustrations

  • Poster Designing

  • Press Advertisement

  • Stone and Wood Carving

  • Indian aesthetic

Careers in Fine Arts

Artists communicate their imagination through their art. They are often self-employed or work in collaboration with different artists. There are artists who specialise as multimedia artists, animators, graphic designers, sculptors etc. Such individuals are highly sought if they are better than the rest in their field of specialisation. They have to meet their clients, understand their needs and figure out the best way to portray their vision and requirements through art. There are various career option for such talented individuals in fine arts such as

  • Art director

  • Cartoonist

  • Graphic artist

  • Photographer

  • Illustrator

  • Tattoo artist

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Fine arts not just give job satisfaction but also increase the chances of being employed. Some of the top job profile in fine arts field are mentioned below:

Job Profile

Job Description

Fine Artist

They are artists that give their imagination shape, face and colours. They can be painters, musicians, graphic designers or they can make sculptors etc.


There’s an incessant demand for animators in the current scenario. They are often employed in media houses and publishing houses. They have a very important role in visual media. They can also work as freelancers.


Cartoonists are highly appreciated for their work. They can choose to work in various forms of visual media such as television, short films, movies etc. They can work independently as a freelancer.

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers have a huge role in helping organisations connect with their consumers with the help of art. They can work for advertising and PR companies, product packaging, publishing houses etc.

3D Visualizer

They assist artists or collaborate with the media team in different areas of 3D visualization services.

They are highly demanded as the magnanimity of the glamour industry is increasing. 3d visualizers mostly work for production houses, ads agencies, etc.


The photographer is a high paying job. One can choose their genre and then work in collaboration or freelance as wedding photographers or corporate events shoots, for ad shoots and magazines.

Art Critic

Their job is to analyse and compare the work of various artists or an artist’s overall work. They either criticize the artists or they praise their work which sort of act as a validation.

Art Professor

They provide education to the students who want to pursue art at UG, PG and PhD level.

Top Recruiters in Fine Arts

  • Asian Institute of design

  • Seventh Inc

  • Icreon

  • The Grafiosi Studio of Art and Design 

  • Pride India Inc

  • Malabar Group

  • Flying Star Production

  • Kalki Fashion

  • Hindustan University

  • Paytm

Required Skillset for Fine Arts

The students who pursue fine arts are generally artistic individuals who are highly passionate for their art. There are some basic skills that help employers and colleges segregate and select the best artists. Some of them has been listed below:

  • Creativity skills – One of the most important things to be a successful artist is to be creative, innovative, and true to yourself. An art, which is a representation of an artist, sells better than a copied version. If you are not creative, you’ll soon be out of the game. Art is the representation of one’s creativity therefore creativity is a must-have.

  • Imagination skills – An individual who has new, inspiring ideas and the enthusiasm to portray those ideas in their work are true artists. Art is a product of an artist’s imagination.

  • Photography skills – If you want to make photography your career you must be already vested in photography. Therefore, having sound knowledge and skill will help you seek admission.

  • Patience- There are plenty of artists out there, making the competition tougher. Therefore, to get recognised you’ll have to work consistently even if you don’t get appreciation and acceptance in the beginning. Patience is the key to be successful.

Course Curriculum for Fine Arts

Depending upon the specialisation, fine arts programmes are designed. Bachelor of Fine Arts is three to four years long. It is divided into 8 semesters. Every student has to choose a specialisation depending upon their interest to derive the maximum benefit from the fine arts course but initially, basic history and appreciation of all kinds of art are taught. This enriches the student with basic knowledge and gives a better outlook to finally choose a specialisation. 

The curriculum is developed to provide overall basic knowledge about all the art forms. Anyone can become an artist, some of them are born talented and some of them acquire the skill of fine art but educated fine art professional has a better chance of employment as they get industrial experience and exposure. With that, they also have a portfolio embellished with their work to showcase their talent.

The BFA program isn’t very theoretical, thus most of the time the students will be expected to work and collaborate with experienced professionals. The fine arts course provide specialisation in the following art forms:

  • Painting

  • Sculpture

  • Animation

  • Photography

  • Printmaking

  • Dance

  • Film and television

  • Theatre and Drama

  • Theatrical performance

  • Ceramic and Pottery

  • Calligraphy

  • Printmaking

  • Caricature artist

  • Textile design

Questions related to Fine Arts

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does NITS provide anything in painting or fine arts

harshita sharan Student Expert 24th Dec, 2020

Hi Dear,

No, NITs do not offer courses related to painting or fine arts. They offer courses in the field of engineering and technology. You can join following colleges for painting or fine arts:

  • Delhi University- College of Arts
  • Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Visual Arts
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Institute of Applied Art

For more information and NITS you can visit the link provided below:


Which college offers placement for Bachelor of Fine arts degree ?

Srivani Vadde 12th Dec, 2020


Here is the list of Bachelor of fine arts college in india.

Rabindra bharati university, kolkata

College of arts,university of delhi

Dot school of design, chennai

Lovely professional university, jalandhar

Indian institute of photography, noida

Kanpur institute of technology, kanpur

College of fine arts,Hyderabad.

Banaras hindu university, varanasi

Here im providing link to get more information about BFA colleges

Hope this information helps you.

All the best.


Top fine arts colleges in India

Srivani Vadde 7th Dec, 2020


Here is the list of top fine arts colleges in india.

Kamla Nehru college for women ,punjab.

Banasthali vidyapith,jaipur

Chhatrapati shahu hi maharaj university, uttarpradesh.

University of lucknow,uttarpradesh

Government maharani laxmi bari girls pg college, MP

J.V.Jain college, uttarpradesh

Kanoria of mahila mahavidyalaya,jaipur.

Atal bihari vajpayee hindi vishwa vidyalaya,MP.

Hope this information helps you.

All the best.


About exam of Bachelor of fine arts

Karam Vir 23rd Nov, 2020


The entrance exam of BHU UET for admission into B.A. arts course has a certain exam pattern. The examination level is of class 12 Orr equivalent. Examination is conducted both via online and offline mode and the time duration is of two hours. There are total of 120 questions asked in the entrance examination in the form of MCQs and the total marks of the examination is of 360 marks. There are over 60 questions asked from general knowledge and current affairs, 15 questions form reasoning and mental ability, 15 questions from numerical ability and 30 questions form comprehension part.

Read more information here:


Colleges for Bachelor of fine arts

sowmya.konkala19 23rd Nov, 2020

Hello aspirant,

Below are the top colleges for bachelor of fine arts:

Kamla Nehru College for women

Chandigarh universty

Amity University.

NIMS universty

Patna University

Mahatma Gandhi kashi Vidyapith


Delhi University does further info check:

Hope this helps,


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