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    How can I take up my career in painting and art? What are the courses available?

    I am good at painting and have interest in art and sculpture. I want do my career in that. Can anybody tell me how to go for it? What are the courses available for the same?

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    sanju0770 Array
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    Oct 2012

    Re: How can I take up my career in painting and art? What are the courses available?


    You have not mentioned your educational qualification here. Its good that you are interested in a career in Painting and art but i advice you to first complete your Higher secondary(in case if you have not completed). Other things are as follows :-

    To become a professional in the painting industry one should have a graduate degree (B.F.A) or at least a diploma in Painting. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by private and government arts colleges in India and around the globe.
    Basic eligibility criteria:
    +2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the major can choose Bachelor degree Fine Arts in Painting (B.F.A).
    Course Duration:
    The course duration for the various programs is as follows:
    Diploma in Painting is two years.
    B.A,B.F.A (Painting) is Four years.
    M.A,M.F.A (Painting) is a two-year program in various universities.
    Approximate Education Expenses:
    The total expense for doing Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Government arts colleges is as follows
    B.F.A - Rs.1500/ per year - (4 Years)
    M.F.A - Rs.1700/ per year - (2 Years)

    Job Opportunities and Job Roles:
    Good creativity and marketing are the two main criteria determining the career success for a professional.
    A Painter should also develop qualities like
    expressive skills,
    international exposure,
    Marketing ideas etc.
    E.Approximate Salary Range:
    The salary can be from Rs.3,000 to Rs.8,000 for starters and increases with experience and knowledge.

    Hope you will find it useful.


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