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About Career as an Art Director

Art direction is one of the most promising career options today, considering the size of the entertainment industry in India. Proliferation of satellite TV channels, stage shows, drama and theatre along with feature films have thrown up limitless opportunities in the field of art direction. The job profile consists of an exhaustive list such as selecting the right location, conceiving visuals in 3D, work in close co-ordination with the film director, cinematographer and costume designer to develop the feel and look of each frame to supervise the decoration and sticking to the budget allocation.

Career Prospects of Career as an Art Director

Art directors have multiple career opportunities. They can work with production houses and advertising agencies for directing feature films, TV serials and programmes, reality shows and ad campaign. Art directors also can excel in theatre and drama. Art directors also can work with various government departments other than the public broadcasters in directing specific programmes relating to that department. They also can find lucrative employment opportunities in media houses particularly electronics media. For a fresh graduate it is best to start work under an established art designer and pick up tricks of the trade while you are on the job.

Skills & Education Required for Career as an Art Director

There are several courses like P.G Diploma and Certificates Courses in art direction. The minimum qualification for P.G Diploma courses is a graduation in any discipline. Normally the duration of this course is two to three years but there are short-term courses of only one year offered by some institutes. Besides, there are also certificate courses in art direction. In addition to these training, art directors must have some inherent qualities to excel in this field.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as an Art Director

  • I am persuing M.Com and I want to choose career in creativity field. Can I go for art direction? how would be the future for a girl in art direction. Posted By : IRFANA, on 07-03-2012 15:24:52 Report Abuse

  • i am an b arch student.i m interested in doing set designing or smthing related to entertainment field.so hw do i go about it .pls guide me ........... Posted By : snehal, on 01-03-2012 23:44:21 Report Abuse

  • I am an Architect and also I want to work as an Art Director. Befor taking admission in course for art direction I want to practicaly work under artdirector. so whome should i contact? Posted By : Bilwa, on 06-10-2011 11:38:49 Report Abuse

  • I have completed my graduation & even done Diploma in Advertising & public relation I want to know the difference between Film art Director & Art Director working in Advertising Agency & the courses for both the art director is same or its different? Also let me know what courses are offered for art director & Which college offer this course? Waiting for your reply. Posted By : Foram Soneta, on 20-09-2011 18:03:51 Report Abuse

  • I wana art directior so tell me how is best collage in mumbay in this course Posted By : Ajay joshi, on 16-09-2011 22:15:06 Report Abuse

  • i am bcom holder but i whanted to study artdirection so kindly suggest good college in india Posted By : sibin mathew, on 07-09-2011 13:29:23 Report Abuse

  • i wanna design sets for movies....should i go for art direction. from where can i do this Posted By : kinshika, on 29-08-2011 18:08:01 Report Abuse

  • i am doing b.arch(architecture),4 th year currently..i have an keen interest on art direction.. will it be possible to do art direction course after my carrier completion???pls guide me.. Posted By : deiveegan, on 08-08-2011 18:40:47 Report Abuse

  • I am currently pursuing bmm and I am in the second year.I wanted to know if there are any institutes that would offer part time courses for Art direction. Posted By : Rupika, on 02-08-2011 00:47:28 Report Abuse

  • I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGES WHICH OFFERS U.G COURSE IN ART DIRECTION. RECENTLY I AM COMPLETING ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGNING , PLEASE HELP ME Posted By : vishal, on 01-08-2011 12:48:16 Report Abuse

  • I want to study Art Direction, currently I completed my bachelors in Fine Arts( Applied Arts), Kindly Suggest some good colleges offering Art Direction Posted By : Rony shingare, on 11-06-2011 16:56:38 Report Abuse

  • I want to study Art Direction, currently I completed my bachelors in Fine Arts( Applied Arts), Kindly Suggest some good colleges offering Art Direction Posted By : Rony shingare, on 11-06-2011 16:55:22 Report Abuse

  • HEY. I M STUDENT OF SET DESIGNING. I WANT KWOW ABOUT ART DIRECTORS NAME AND CONTACTS............. Posted By : LOKESH, on 15-05-2011 13:25:02 Report Abuse

  • I Completed my graduation in BMM now i wanted to know about some good colleges which offers Postgraduation in Art direction for Advertising in mumbai Posted By : anjali singh, on 30-04-2011 16:17:42 Report Abuse

  • i m student of mass communication and want 2 become art director. so please guide me in this feild Posted By : MONIKA SHARMA, on 22-04-2011 17:53:56 Report Abuse

  • I want to study Art Direction, currently I completed my bachelors in Fine Arts( Applied Arts), Kindly Suggest some good colleges offering Art Direction Posted By : chinmay, on 08-03-2011 01:14:04 Report Abuse

  • I WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGES WHICH OFFERS P.G COURSE IN ART DIRECTION Posted By : hiral chokshi, on 17-11-2010 05:06:32 Report Abuse

  • i want to kwn abt good colleges offereing P.G course in art direction in india sply mumbai Posted By : shivangi, on 15-08-2010 16:21:44 Report Abuse

  • i want to the good colleges offereing P.G course in art direction in india sply mumbai Posted By : shivangi, on 15-08-2010 16:19:37 Report Abuse

  • please guide me about some good art direction colleges india. Posted By : naina, on 04-07-2010 13:36:01 Report Abuse

  • I WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGES WHICH OFFERS P.G COURSE IN ART DIRECTION Posted By : ANKITA, on 18-01-2010 07:47:32 Report Abuse

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