Diploma in Fine Arts is a certificate course in the domain of Arts. This course is pursued by candidates after completing their 12th class. Many institutes also offers these courses to 10th pass candidates based on their performance in the class 10th board examination.

Fine arts is ofbroader domain which includes both visual as well as performing arts. Right from the very beginning, art has been an foreseeable part of Indian culture. The diploma course in fine arts is aimed at teaching the basic irritations of fine arts to the students that are related to visual and performing arts.

Students are taught about the origin, development and practical aspects of various visual forms of arts like painting, architecture, illuminations, themes etc. They are taught about nature, cause, originand perform a style of various pieces such as dance, music, plays, and traditional martial artsin regards to performing arts.

The course aims at providing a inclusive outlook of the subject to the students so that they can withstand the demand of application in the job market as well as they should be able to build on this knowledge base at the higher level of study in the respective domain. The students who have the following interest they can join this course:

  • Interest in the domain of Visual arts
  • Career in Graphic designing in mind
  • Career in the field of Teaching in Arts Subject
  • Career in the field of animation
Diploma in Fine Arts

Popular institutes/colleges:

  • MIT Institute of Design
  • Delhi College of Art
  • FAD International
  • Graffiti Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Himanshu Art Institute
  • Institute of Design
  • Institute of Fine Arts

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Diploma in Fine Arts: Course Highlights

Degree Diploma/Certification
Course Duration1 year
Eligibility Criteria12th class pass out students with a minimum of 50% in examination from any recognized state or central board.
AdmissionMerit Based/ Entrance exam based (+ graduation %)
Fee StructureBetween INR 10k and INR 1L
AverageSalaryINR 10,000 to 15,000
Top Recruitments inGraphic designing, flash animation, teaching, Art officer, archaeology, etc
Job OpportunitiesGraphic Designer, Art Teacher, Flash animator, Art liaison officer, etc

Diploma in Fine Arts: Top Institutes

Institute NameCityAverage Fee
FAD InternationalPuneINR 30,000
MIT Institute of DesignPuneINR 90,000
Pacific UniversityUdaipurINR 59,000
Delhi College of ArtNew DelhiINR 7,500
FAD InternationalMumbaiINR 30,000
Graffiti Institute of Fashion Technology (GIFT)IndoreINR 35,000
Himanshu Art InstituteNew DelhiINR 81,400
Indira Gandhi Polytechnic for womenNew DelhiINR 33,000
Institute of DesignChennaiINR 35,000
Institute of Fine ArtsChandigarhINR 25,000

Diploma in Fine Arts: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central board with at least 50% (40% – 45% for reserved category candidatessuch as OBC/SC/ST) of the marks.

  • The candidate should not be having any compartment in any of the subject/subjects at class 12th or equivalent level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
  • In case of reserved category students(such as OBC/SC/ST), they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable for them.
  • Certain Institute gives admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET), candidates will be admitted by securing minimum qualifying marks.

Admission Process:

Diploma in Fine Arts admissions is frequently on a merit based.Only few institutes/colleges used to admit the students on basis of entrance exam like CET.

Only few Institutes/Colleges used to conduct common entrance test(CET) for admission to the course hereafter students would have to make an application for the exams and students have to qualify the exams in order to get admission in the desired university.

A merit list of lastly qualified candidates is prepared,after the conduct of the test and candidates are invited for admission process by the individual institute/college. After final allotment of seats the candidates are asked to deposit the course fee and register for the respective academic year.

Syllabus and Course description

The course is divided into two semesters across over 1 year duration. The syllabus of the course is designed in such a manner to teach all the basic features of the course to the students in a gradual manner.

Subjects of Study:

  • History of Indian Art
  • Still life (Practical Based)
  • Clay Modeling
  • Practical work
  • Portrait Painting
  • Landscape Painting (Practical Based)

Career Prospects:

The students has adequately of options to choose their career in Fine arts from areas like graphic designing, flash animation, lecturer, Art officer, archaeology etc. Some of the Careers,their job description and average salary is given below in the form of table:

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Job ProfileDescriptionAverage Salary( Fresher)
Graphic DesignerTheir work involves creation of various banners and designs/logos for company and campaigns.INR 2-2.5 lacs
AnimatorTheir work involves creation of various 3D designs and cartoons that are put to life with the application of computer software.INR 2- 2.5 Lacs
Art Liaison officerTheir work involves co-coordinating activities various departments of arts at Inter and intra level of the organization.INR 1.9 – 2.5 Lacs
ArchaeologistA fine arts certified candidate can work in the domain of analysis of paintings and remains of the pre-history and forms an important of archaeological excavation understanding.INR 1.5-2Lacs
TeacherThis would involve regular teaching job of teaching the subject to school level students. There are adequate options in private sector as well as government sector but the candidate has to go for B.Ed degree.INR 1.9- 2 Lacs

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