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Diploma in Fine Arts


Diploma in Fine Arts is a course in Arts and its related zones. The course is an area level affirmation in the space of Fine expressions. Students are outfitted with essential information and expertise in connection with the subject.

The course mostly goes for giving commonsense level aptitude on the subject to the students alongside the hypothetical comprehension of the same. The fee for the course differs for every college, but it is within INR 10,000 to 1,00,000 across various colleges and universities across the country.

Students are taught about the origin, development and practical aspects of various arts like painting, architecture, miniatures, etc.

Courses & Eligibility

Diploma in Fine Arts course, a candidate must not be from any particular stream. The following educational eligibilities are required for the course of Diploma in Fine Arts:

  • 12th passed with not less than 50% marks from a Recognized Board
  • Candidates passed 10+2 from any stream are eligible to apply for this course

Course Curriculum

It has a number of variants that are offered in different colleges in India. The course curriculum of some of which are:

Diploma in Painting:

Group-I (Theory)

History of Art
Fundamental of Art

Group-II (Practical)

A study from Man-made Objects and Nature
Colour Practical & Theory
Drawing from Cast and Figure
Head Study
Print Making
Short Essay Writing on Art
Memory Drawing

Diploma in Photography:


History of Photography: Early experiments and later developments
Films cameras & Processing
Photographic optics: a) Light‐ character
Cameras‐ old and new: a) Different parts of a camera
Lenses‐ wide, zoom, macro, fisheye
Aperture: Functions
Shutters: Functions
Focusing: Spot, Matrix
International Standard Organization (ISO)
Exposures‐ exposure meter‐ functions
Colour filters‐ different kinds
Photographic light sources‐ natural and artificial
Composition‐ rules of composition


Digital Imaging
Composition‐ rules of composition
Photo Tools
Photo Corrections
Portrait Photography‐ basic lighting systems
Studio lighting‐ 1/2/3 lights‐ softboxes, snoot, barn doors
Wildlife, fashion, and photojournalism
Photographing headshots, ¼, ½, ¾
Photographing in available light
Close‐up: accessories and technique

A depth of Field Exercises (Practical)
Preparing full and ¼ portraits under different lighting conditions
Photograph, use of bounce and reflected lights
Photographing a subject with different lenses
Use of color filters‐ lighting and effects
Group Photos and Arrangements
Selection of Shots

Career Prospect

Job Profiles and Work areas for a person after Diploma in Fine Arts are as follows:

After Diploma in Fine Arts, a person can work as:

Graphic Designer
Art Liaison officer
Flash Animator
Multimedia programmer
Drawing Teacher
Set Designer
Production Artist
Music Teacher
Creative Director
Furniture Designer
Art Director
3d Artist

Employment Areas for a person after doing a Diploma in Fine Arts are:

Advertising companies
Art Studios
Tailoring Shops
Fashion Houses
Education Institutions
Television Industry
Schools and Colleges
Textile Industry

Pay & Remuneration

Employees with a Diploma in Fine Arts, the average minimum salary ranges by work type, the position of job and their experience and also the company and condition of the company.

Salary may be Rs. 15,000 - 20,000/- per month can be expected for a fresher. It may increase with working experience and eligibility of employee.

Famous Personalities

Some of the famous personalities in the field of Fine Arts (painting, architecture, music, dance, photography etc.) are as follows:

Famous Personalities in the Field of Fine Arts

Amrita Sher-Gil (30 January 1913 - 5 December 1941)
Abanindranath Tagore (7 August 1871 - 5 December 1951)
Raja Ravi Verma (29 April 1848 - 2 October 1906)
Nandlal Bose (3 December 1882 - 16 April 1966)
Tyeb Mehta (26 July 1925 - 2 July 2009)
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 - 7 August 1941)
Jamini Roy (11 April 1887 - 24 April 1972)
M F Husain (17 September 1915 - 9 June 2011)
Nicholas Roerich (9 October 1874 - 13 December 1947)
Cate Blanchett (14 May 1969)
Sharon Stone (10 March 1958)
Timothy Olyphant (20 May 1968)
Kenneth Branagh (10 December 1959)
Igor Kufayev (5 January 1966)

Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519)
Neri Oxman (1976)
Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June 1867 - 9 April 1959)
Pandit Birju Maharaj (4 February 1938)
Rukmini Devi (29 February 1904 - 24 February 1986)
Michael Jackson (29 August 1958 - 25 June 2009)
Eminem (17 October 1972)
Taylor Alison Swift (13 December 1989)
Bryan Ferry (26 September 1945)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (30 November 1825 - 19 August 1905)
Ansel Adams (20 February 1902 - 22 April 1984)
Susan Meiselas (21 June 1948)

Egon Schiele (31 October 1918)

Top Colleges in India

There are various colleges available for the course of Diploma in Fine Arts across India. Some of the famous and top colleges are as follows:

Top Colleges for Diploma in Fine Arts
FAD International, Pune
Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
MIT Institute of Design, Pune
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Fine Arts, Pune
Pacific University, Udaipur
Department of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Delhi College of Art, New Delhi
Department of Fine Arts, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
FAD International, Mumbai
Institute of Design, Chennai
Himanshu Art Institute, New Delhi
Graffiti Institute of Fashion Technology, Indore

Other Details

Some of the specializations of Diploma in Fine Arts are:

  • Dance & Choreography
  • Photography
  • Comics
  • Printmaking and imaging
  • Conceptual Art
  • Painting and drawing
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Acting & Theatre
  • Visual Communication

More Information

Advance courses after Diploma in Fine Arts are:

  • B.A. (Fine Arts)
  • M.A. (Fine Arts)

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