‘Fine arts’ is a collective term used to describe creative disciplines like sculpture, painting, and drawing. Fine artists work across a variety of mediums – paper, metal, clay, photographic film, and wood – usually specialising in a single ‘fine arts’ sub-category.
A majority of fine artists work independently, either commissioned by clients or on their own initiative, to create artistic works.They sell their works to museums, art galleries or directly to customers, based on talents and reputations built in the market.
Roles and Responsibilities
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that multimedia artists typically need a bachelor’s degree due to the high level of technological skills needed for the job.
- Students can look for programs that offer classes in computer animation, digital arts, graphic design, two and three-dimensional design, drawing and illustration.
- Multimedia artists must stay updated with the rapidly changing trends and upgrades in technology.
- Excellent sales and negotiation skills.
- Good business sense.
- The ability to motivate and lead a team.
- Initiative and enthusiasm.
- Excellent communication and ‘people skills’.
- Good planning and organisational skills.
- The ability to work calmly under pressure.