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Career Guidance / Applied Arts

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“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” ~ Berthold Brecht Applied art refers to the application of artistic design to practical and functional things in everyday use. Applied arts is a specialisation of fine arts which basically deals in graphic design, interior design, fashion design, advertising and visual communication. It gives exposure to print media, electronic media and advertising. Applied arts can include architecture, pottery, basket weaving, costumes, interior design, jewellery, tools, weapons, and bookbinding as well.

Career Way

BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Arts/Applied Art & Visual Communication)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 4 years
Eligibility 10+2 (any discipline) with 50% marks
Entrance Exam Every institution/college conduct its own entrance test. Some of them are: MH AAC CET (Maharashtra Applied Arts and Crafts Common Entrance Test), Delhi University BFA Entrance Exam, BHU (Banaras Hindu University) BFA Entrance Exam, Kerala BFA Entrance Exam, JNAFAU (Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University) BFA Entrance Exam, Allahabad University UGAT (Under Graduate Admission Test), RBU (Rabindra Bharati University) BFA Admission Test Some colleges take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹20,000 to ₹5,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Illustrator, Visualizer, Applied Arts Artist, Graphic Designer, Art Teacher


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Allahabad University, Allahabad
Amity University, Lucknow
Amity University, Noida
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi
Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Bangalore UniversityBharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Fine Arts, Pune
Chitkara University, Punjab
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Delhi
Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Applied Arts and Crafts, Pune
Govt. College of Fine Arts, Thrissur
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA), Ghaziabad
Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), Hyderabad
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Visva Bharati University, West Bengal

Key Skills

Being driven by curiosity
Communication Skills
Creativity in Pattern/Colors

Career Prospectous

Art Teacher
Artist / Applied Artist / Craft Artist / Freelance Artist
Graphic Designer
Layout Designer
Exhibition Designer
Furniture Designer
Production Artist
Professor / Lecturer


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹8,000 to ₹20,000 per month.

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