Fine art is a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetics (beauty, artistic, appearance) and intellectual purposes, and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture drawing, water colour, graphics, and architecture.

Applied art is the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use. The fields of industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, decorative art and functional art are considered as applied art.

The field of photography and architecture are considered applied art in a creative and/or abstract context.

Subject Combination

English Language, Fine Art and two other Arts subjects or Social Science subject


They are typically employed in education (teaching fine art in secondary schools and higher institutions), museums and galleries. Graduates of fine arts work independently as painters, sculptors, scriptwriting, animators (for the movie and firm organizations, and animation studios), graphic artists, packaging designers and etc.


  • Creativity
  • The ability to generate new ideas
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Self-motivation
  • Management and organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Basic business skills
  • Flexibility and adaptation skills

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