Performing Art Careers and Institutions


Art is a universal language which can be understood by all. Art is actually around you in every form and shape. Take out time and look around the surroundings. Every child is a born artist, so here I have mentioned about the careers in Art and its fields.

Fields in Art:
One can work towards a career in commercial art, fashion design, interior decoration, product design and set design.

Art collection
Art collection is collection of works of art by one or many artists. The person collecting the arts would be called as art collector. You can become a collector if you start buying artworks but it should appeal to you.

Art critic
An Art critic is a person who has studied art theory, which includes subjects like history, art criticism and aesthetics. He or she should be also well exposed to the world of art and have sufficient knowledge about the formal aspects of art like line, colour, balance and harmony.

Job of Art critic
Job of an art critic is to assess the work of art by analysing and interpreting it. The person would need to read a lot of art books and magazines and expose themselves to a great deal of information and knowledge before attempting to take up this profession.

Other jobs available in the field of art
You can work with television or newspapers reporting on art events. You can write catalogues for galleries and individual artists. You could also take up a job as an art lecturer at an art institute.

What are the Pay scales?
This entirely depends on the person's calibre and experience.

Eligibility to enter this profession
You must have a degree in art history from any reputed institution in order to enter this profession.

However, if you are looking at a career as an artist, then there are number of colleges that offer courses in fine art. A four or five year course in any of these institution would put you on a path of becoming an artist.

Institutions

JJ School of Arts

Dr DN Road, Near Anjuman Islam School,

Fort, Mumbai – 400001

Tel: 22621276

Website: www.sirjjarchitecture.org

Rachna Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft

2nd Floor, Near Ravindra Natyamandir,

Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400025

Tel: 24301024

Visva Bharati University

Santiniketan, Birbhum,

West Bengal – 731235

Tel: 03463-261531

Website: www.visva-bharati.ac.in


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