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Undergraduate diploma in Fine Arts - painting is a program that enables the students to develop and enhance their skills in art and creativity. The course is framed in a non-semester pattern and is composed of core subject-related modules. The students go through extensive hands-on training in various mediums of painting and will explore different techniques that will help them discover and develop their own style. Apart from learning the different techniques, they will also be trained in developing creative artworks and compositions, so as to equip them to use these acquired skills as a medium of their creative expression.
  • Theory Of Visual Arts
  • Memory Sketching
  • Basic Sketching
  • Human Anatomy
  • Still Life Sketching
  • Computer Application
  • Diploma Project
An artist paints a picture on easel


A student with a UG diploma in Fine Arts Painting from DOT can find opportunities in the advertising field, art studios, print and surface development, graphic design studios, and production design companies. Apart from this, good knowledge about the subject, along with commendable skills can equip you to work as a freelance designer and handle independent projects like a calligraphist, illustrator, storyboard artist, mural artist, cartoonist, and commercial artist.


A democratic environment in allowing the students to learn and practice the art form with a personalized approach is the key to unearthing the students' potentials. Furthermore, there are numerous skill sets that are developed during this course which provide students with the necessary guidance to develop their career as a painter. Those are -
  • World aestheticism & Indian aestheticism
  • Life-study & Increased observation skills
  • Art History & Movements
  • Sketching & composition
  • Expertise in various techniques & styles of portrait making
  • Experimenting with various mediums & materials
  • Graphic designing
  • General & Advanced Illustration techniques


What are the Selection Criteria to Join UG Diploma in Fine Arts-Painting at DOT School of Design?

DOT School of Design conducts DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) applicable for students interested to start their Design education at DOT. DOT-DAT comprises two levels –

  • Written Examination :
    Round 1 - Creative Quotient Test (CQ Test)
    Round 2 - On Table Test
  • Portfolio Submission

The students qualifying both the levels are selected for further counseling & admission procedures. For more information on DOT-DAT, Click here.

Who are all suitable for a Diploma in Fine Arts- Painting course?
Any candidate with a keen interest in developing his/her/their skills in fine arts & aims to pursue a specialization in Painting are suitable for this course. Through the Diploma program, the students gain the skills and the industry connections required to kickstart a lucrative career in the Fine Arts Industry. Students who want to get more training in Painting as a hobby are also eligible for this course.
Can I pursue this diploma in Diploma in Fine Arts- Painting course After 10th?
Yes, you can pursue this one-year diploma course in fine art painting after the 10th standard.
What is the eligibility for joining a one-year diploma course in Fine Arts - Painting?
The students are required to possess the following minimum qualification to be able to pursue a UG Diploma in Fine Arts - Painting. In addition, one needs to pass the DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) to qualify. Know more details at https://www.dotsod.in/ admissions/
  • MODE OF SELECTION - DOT-DAT(Design Aptitude Test) & Portfolio Submission
  • PREREQUISITE/ELIGIBILITY - Successful completion of 10th std / Secondary school
Will the language of instruction include Tamil?
Due to personalized teaching methodologies, the language barrier will be broken due to the use of regional & common languages such as Tamil, English, etc. Students are encouraged to improve their flair for the English language before the completion of the course to present their illustrations to an international audience, but it is not mandatory.
What is the fee and are there any financial assistance programs for the students?
For this diploma program, the fee of the entire course is Rs.60,000/-. Deserving candidates from underprivileged backgrounds are eligible for Scholarships through our outreach program, the CLAP initiative. Click here for more details.
Is there accommodation available for stay in the college?
Yes, the college has its accommodation facility with a canteen.
Will we have any expert training sessions, workshops and internships?

As DOT believes in imparting hands-on knowledge to the students, the curriculum includes frequent expert training sessions, practical sessions, guest lectures from industry experts, workshops & internship opportunities. DOT also offers assistance programs to the students such as,

INCO - Industry Connect, which facilitates the students to directly interact & work with the industry professionals.
IRC - Incubation Research Centre, where the students are given 360° guidance to start up their own practice and to be entrepreneurs in this effervescent field.
Fablab - A fully equipped high-tech workspace that is accessible to the students as well as to any designer from the industry. The designers can also enlist the students as interns for their projects.

What is my future after completing a UG diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) at DOT School of Design?
The students have a plethora of opportunities awaiting them after their graduation. Because of a graduate certification from a recognized institute, the students have more credibility once they enter the industry. Also, DOT offers various Industry connect programs that help the students get internships or placement options along with a strong foothold & contact database in the industry, even before entering it. Kindly refer to the career opportunities section on this page for more details.
How many seats are allocated for the Fine Arts (Painting) UG Diploma course?
A total of 30 seats are available for this one-year UG Diploma Course.
What are the facilities offered by DOT School of Design for the students of the UG Diploma course in Fine Arts?

DOT School of Design is equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to train and inspire students. Students are provided with

  • open studios and lecture halls.
  • Fully equipped laboratories and research facilities.
  • Workshops & advanced equipments
  • Experienced faculties.
  • State of the art AV Room & Amphitheatre
  • Library & Interaction spaces
  • Locker storage
  • Hostel & Transportation Facilities
  • Wifi-enabled campus

To know more about the infrastructure at DOT, click here.

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