Applied Art Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Applied Art is one of the most promising career paths. From graphic designing to 3D art, from VFX work to Social media desinging, these category contains a lot of exciting opportunities for the next generation minds. Interested in Applied Art? Read the full article to know more about the career.


10+2 from a recognized educational Board or university
Admission Process

Direct admission

(*In some colleges entrance exams are mandatory)

Average Starting Salary
INR 2 to 3 lacs
Top Recruiting Fields/Areas
Publishing Houses, Digital Media, Fashion Houses, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Clothing Industry, Ceramics Industry

Courses and Eligibility:

U.G3 years must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognized board with minimum 50 % aggregate (45 % for reserved category) in any stream.
No such entrances
P.G2 yearsmust have completed graduation with minimum marksNo such entrances

Top Recruiters

  • Westland Publications
  • Penguin Random House India
  • Rupa Publications
  • HarperCollins Publishers India
  • MediaGuru
  • New Delhi television
  • Sony Entertainment Television
  • Star India
  • Television Eighteen India
  • The Indian Express Newspaper
  • Zee Telefilms

Admission Process

The admission procedure, for the most part, differs over the universities. The confirmation procedure for the candidates is based over the exhibition in the significant selection test and furthermore regularly pursued by the round of the individual meeting, wherein the general fitness for the course is being tried. There are organizations where there is immediate affirmation which is based over the competitor's presentation at the last passing test.

Syllabus Course

  • Calligraphy
  • Clay Plaster Modelling
  • Collage Painting and Print Media
  • Colour Theory and Color comparison
  • Drawing
  • Geometrical Drawing and Perspective Drawing
  • History of Art in India
  • Indoor and Outdoor Sketching
  • Language: English/Hindi
  • Silk Screen Stencil Print
  • Still Life
  • 2D and 3D Animation
  • Advertising Theory
  • Campaign
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer
  • Graphics Drawing Illustration (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • History of Far Eastern art
  • History of Modern Western Art
  • History of Modern Indian Art
  • History of Western art
  • Indian Aesthetics
  • Letter Calligraphy/ Typography
  • Photography Black and White
  • photography and Reproduction Techniques
  • Portfolio Development and Digital Manipulation
  • Poster Design
  • Press Layout
  • Project Work Industry Interface
  • Western Aesthetics

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of art history
  • Time management skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative Skill

Top Entrances:

In applied arts most colleges prefer direct admission. However, in some colleges, entrance exams are mandatory. Some of them are,

  • Banaras Hindu University Entrance Examination
  • Delhi University entrance exam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) Entrance Exam

 Career and Job Prospects:

Job Post

Job description


Graphic Designer
make visual ideas, by hand or utilizing various software, to convey thoughts that motivate, advise, or enthrall customers. They build up the general format and generation structure for commercials, pamphlets, magazines, and corporate reports
1.5 lacs to 7 lacs
Social Media Designer

Social Media Designers create and structure energizing internet-based pages and applications. They configure altered and intuitive segments and applications while guaranteeing that all substance is SEO friendly.

1.5 lacs to 7 lacs
Visual Effects Supervisor
responsible for achieving the creative aims of the director or producers through the use of visual effects
2.5 lacs to 4.2 lacs
Art Director
responsible for the overall visual aspects of an advertising or media campaign and coordinate the work of other artistic or design staff, such as graphic designers
20 lacs to 50 lac (experienced)
Educational Development Specialist
 Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultations with managers or instructors, design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials.
3.5 lacs to 6 lacs


Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Applied Art?
A: Universities like Banaras Hindu University, College of Art, Delhi University, Osmania University offers various course in Applied Art. Check out the “Top Colleges” section to know more colleges.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required to pursue a career in Applied Art?
A: For UG, a qualification in 10+2 is a must. For more detailed information check the eligibility criteria above.

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