Dear students,

Do you fall in that 38% of the population wherein life means more to you than Engineering, Medicine and Business Management? Have you often wondered if there’s more to the releam of successful education?

Don’t worry! You are not alone.

And as a beacon of your hope, I am here to give you more information about what a career in Arts & Design entails.

Firstly, a career in Arts & Design as easy and relaxing it may seem, it is not! People pursuing this field are super creative and self motivated, constantly finding the drive to ‘discover’ new things. Now that this, key myth is busted, lets move on to the finer details.

1. What is the difference between a career in arts and a career in design?
Well, the answer is pretty simple. A career in arts, is all about presentation and aesthetic appeal. A professional from this field will spend hours to no end, working on making a product look appealing to consumers. On the other hand, professionals working with Design will invest their time in developing the product and bettering the specifications of the product.

2. What are the key skills artists and designers should possess?
Inherently, designers and artists need to be creative and have a keen eye for detail. To succeed in the field, professionals in the field must have a general idea of what looks good and what appeals to the masses. Other than these traits, professionals should train themselves to work with teams and be open to feedback and iterations of the product. Strong communication skills are an absolute must!

3. What does it take to become a professional artist/designer?
The field of art and design is unconventional at its best and people working in this field opt the route of an unconventional career as well. They often work as freelancers for various projects before they find their niche. And in doing so, they deal with people coming from different backgrounds and different personalities. In cases like these professionals can’t rely on artistic talent alone and need to have the knack of people skills.

With these, I hope you have a slightly better understanding of what entails a career in arts and design.