Have you passed 12th standard with Arts stream subjects? Are you searching for the list of top courses to do after 12th arts? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of top arts courses in India.
In this post, readers will find the following details –
- List of courses after 12th arts
- Scope, jobs & salary
- Duration, eligibility criteria and course-details
Towards the end of the article, a short explanation regarding career opportunities after 12th Arts stream is also given. Arts stream students will find this article very useful! Do read the entire post and choose a course that suits you best. And if you like my poor stick drawing that I’ve provided throughout the article, please do share them too!
Article Overview and Contents
- List of courses after 12th arts
- 1 BA (Bachelor of Arts)
- 2 BA (Hons)
- 3 Fine Arts courses
- 4 Performing Arts courses
- 5 BCA
- 6 Management courses
- 7 Integrated Law courses
- 8 Journalism and Mass Communication courses
- 9 Hotel Management courses
- 10 Event Management courses
- 11 Aviation courses
- 12 Fashion Design courses
- 13 Travel and Tourism courses
- 14 Animation and multimedia courses
- 15 Teacher Training courses
- 16 Diploma courses
- 17 Graphic Design courses
- 18 Home Science courses
- 19 Photography courses
- 20 BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)
If you are interested, you may also go through articles about courses after 12th Science and courses after 12th Commerce streams. Don’t worry, clicking on those links won’t take you away from this post. They’ll open in new tabs, I’ve programmed this blog that way (yes, I’m pretty cool!).
List of courses after 12th arts
- BA (Bachelor of Arts)
- BA (Hons)
- Fine Arts courses
- Performing Arts courses
- Management courses
- Integrated law courses
- Journalism courses
- Hotel Management courses
- Event management courses
- Aviation courses
- Fashion Design courses
- Travel and tourism courses
- Animation and multimedia courses
- Teacher training courses
- Diploma courses
- Graphic design courses
- Home science courses
- Photography courses
- BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)
Come, let us take a close look at each one of these courses. Here is the in-depth analysis –
1 BA (Bachelor of Arts)
B.A. stands for Bachelor of Arts. It is one of the traditional professional courses that still many Arts stream students pursue. This course is 3 years long. B.A. students are supposed to go through a not too tough syllabus.
The advantage of selecting this course is that it is an easy to do Undergraduate program! You see, many Government jobs require applicants to be Graduates. So, if it is a Government job that you are targeting, you may pursue this course. It is an easy to pursue course and one may concentrate one’s efforts towards preparing for Government Job entrance exams! You may also check – list of entrance exams after 12th.
Apart from the above mentioned advantage, there is another attractive advantage that this course offers- easy availability of seats and Colleges! Yes, throughout India, there are many Private as well as Government Colleges offering B.A. course. So, if one doesn’t want to leave one’s native place and pursue a professional course right there itself, this course could prove to be of help!
Talking about eligibility criteria in case of B.A., 12th Arts (or any other stream) students who have successfully cleared 12th standard examination from a recognized School may pursue this course!
After B.A., one may also go for M.A.! Doing so will enhance one’s skill set and market value! B.A. Graduates may land Government sector jobs such as in Banks, Armed Forces, Police Force, Administrative Office, Schools etc. They may also take up Private sector jobs such as- Accountants, Managers, Administrators etc.
BA is just like a liberal arts program. Unlike the honors program, the general BA program doesn’t focus on any area of specialization or particular domain.
Important subjects present in BA syllabus –
- English Language
- History of Cultures
- Introduction to Mechanics
- Introduction to Graphics
- Introduction to Design
- Visual Arts studies
- Study of Materials
- Visual Perception
Apart from the above mentioned common subjects, B.A. students then have to select a combination of courses that they have to pursue after the first year. Some of the important choices that they have are- Psychology, Archaeology, Economics, Mathematics, Languages (like Hindi, English, French etc), Sanskrit, Sociology, Indian Culture, Politics, Geography, History etc.
BA Jobs, Scope & Salary
BA is like a general Bachelor’s Degree. After completing this course, a graduate will have access to government sector jobs, private jobs and self-employment opportunities.
UPSC and State PSC boards have set Bachelor’s Degree as the minimum qualification for many class 1 and 2 posts. Similarly, many government banks too hire Bachelor’s Degree holders for filling up Officer-level posts.
In short, government job opportunities for BA graduates include – Civil Services, banks, PSUs, Indian Railways, Municipal Corporations, Village Offices and more. Private job opportunities include – private banks, MNCs, finance institutes, IMPEX firms, retail firms, manufacturing firms etc. In private firms, BA graduates may find office-based and clerical jobs. Their work usually involves file-management, records-management, accounts-management etc.
Starting salary depends upon factors such as – profile of the employer, type of job (government or private), job location and more. When it comes to government job, the salary will be based on the grade of the employee. On an average, starting salary (private) could be anywhere between 10-20K INR per month.
2 BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) stands for BA (Honors). It is an undergraduate level Bachelor’s Degree course. The key difference between BA (Hons) and BA program is that in case of BA (Hons) program, you will be able to specialize in a specific subject/domain. Few examples are –
- BA Political Science
- BA (Languages)
- BA Archaeology
- BA Media Science
- BA Travel and Tourism
- BA Banking and Finance
- BA Hotel Management
- BA Management Studies
- BA Animation
- BA Humanities and Social Science
- BA Psychology
- BA Philosophy
- BA Economics
- BA Sociology
- BA Hospitality
- BA Journalism
- BA Mass Media
- BA Linguistics
- BA Geography
- BA Social Work
- BA Defence and National Security Studies
- And more…
Syllabus varies from one course to another. The syllabus depends upon the area of specialization. For example, in the case of BA Political Science course, the curriculum focuses on political science and relevant subjects.
BA (Hons) Jobs, Scope & Salary
Though BA (Hons) program will help you specialize in a specific area/domain, the career prospects of BA and BA (Hons) programs overlap each other. Just like BA, BA (Hons) graduates too have access to ample amount of government, private and self-employment opportunities.
Just like in the above case, government job opportunities for BA (Hons) graduates include – Civil Services, banks, PSUs, Indian Railways, Municipal Corporations, Village Offices and more. Private job opportunities include – private banks, MNCs, finance institutes, IMPEX firms, retail firms, manufacturing firms etc. In private firms, BA graduates may find office-based and clerical jobs. Their work usually involves file-management, records-management, accounts-management etc.
Let us check out some job profiles that are based on the area of specialization. For example – BA Archaeology. After completing this course, one may don the title of an Archaeologist. One may work for the Archaeological Department, private museums and other archaeology-based recruiters.
Another example of domain-specific job is – BA in Journalism course. After completing this honors program, one may find a decent job in journalism and mass communication sector. This program will give access to job profiles and roles like – news readers, presenter, editor, journalist, correspondent, reporter etc.
In short, the area of specialization may easily affect the nature of the job as well as job profile. It also has an influence on the starting salary. It could be anywhere between 25-45K INR per month. At the end of the day, the starting salary depends upon the job profile, type of recruiter and other factors. And if it is a government job that you are interested in, the salary will be based on the pay scale, grade, class and post allotted to you.
3 Fine Arts courses
Fine arts deals with the study of visual forms of arts. For example, some of the areas of specialization within this course (and thus subjects) are- Painting, Sculpting, Music, Dance, Photography etc. According to me, this course suits students who are into the creative side of things!
I think students who are not too creative and those who don’t have skills in the above mentioned fields must not think about pursuing this course. Because, to succeed and thrive in this field after Graduation, creativity and skills are must haves!
Fine arts is quite different from performing arts in many ways. When we talk about arts, what’s the first thing that comes to our mind? Dance, music, painting or any other form or art? To be precise, the field of arts is quite broad. It is made up of elements such as – visual arts, applied arts, performing arts etc.
Fine arts, the sub-domain, primarily deals with aspects such as – design, visual arts and museology. Let us check out some of the popular fine arts programs –
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting)
- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture)
- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Applied Arts)
- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Art History)
- Diploma in Visual Arts (Sculpture)
- Diploma in Visual Arts (Painting)
- Diploma in Visual Arts (Applied Arts)
The Bachelor’s Degree program (Bachelor of Visual Arts) is 4 years long. On the other hand, the Diploma in Visual Arts program is 3 years long. Students who have passed 12th class are eligible to pursue this course. Some of these programs (like BVA Painting) may require a drawing certificate too!
In short, if you are passionate about visual arts, you may explore the above mentioned programs. Let us find out more about career prospects, job profiles, salary and more.
Fine Arts Jobs, Scope & Salary
It is not uncommon to see fine arts graduates don the role of an instructor. They are known to train students and fine arts colleges and institutes. Apart from that, fine arts graduates may also find domain-specific work. For example, a candidates who has specialized in the field of photography may join advertising firms, movie production firms, TV broadcast channels, print media firms etc.
Like I mentioned above, one may even explore the path of self-employment. For example, a candidate who has specialized in painting may exhibit his/her work, gain recognition and benefit monetarily from his/her work!
Fine arts graduates are also hired by – art galleries, art workshops, printing agencies, magazines/newspapers/other agencies involved in printing and publishing etc. Fine arts graduates may even start their own publication, printing venture, art gallery or coaching (fine arts) setup, graphic design firms, creative solutions firm, fine arts workshops etc etc. They may even make a living by selling their creations (paintings, sculptures or other forms of artistic work). This can be done online or through the traditional mode of exhibitions.
Teaching is another popular domain among fine arts graduates. In order to thrive in this profession, one must possess higher academic qualification though. Master’s Degree in Visual Arts and a PhD can help you become a professor or lecturer at fine arts colleges. One may even teach students at fine arts entrance coaching centers.
Salary totally depends on the job profile, nature of work and type of job. For example, if you are an artist whose paintings get sold like crazy at exhibitions, you will earn much better than a cartoonist working for a newspaper!
What I’m trying to say is that it is difficult to indicate a particular figure or sum. In a traditional work place (like publishing firm or marketing firm), fine arts graduates may earn anywhere between 30-65K INR per month (in the beginning).
4 Performing Arts courses
As I mentioned before, the domain called ‘arts’ is quite broad. It consists of sub-domains such as – fine arts and performing arts. BPA program deals with the sub-domain known as performing arts.
What is performing arts all about, some of you may ask. As the name suggests, this domain deals with forms of art, which are performed in front of an audience or crowd. Dance, acting and music are perfect examples of performing arts!
A dance performance in usually carried out in front of an audience. Similarly, a musician sings a song in front of his/her audience.
In India, performing arts courses are available in the following formats – Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, PhD, Diploma and Certificate programs. Let us check out some of the popular performing arts courses –
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Kathak
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Odissi
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Bharathanatyam
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Kathakali
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Music
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Vocal Instrument
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Natyashastra
- BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts) – Acting and Theatre
- Diploma in Acting
- Diploma in Kathak Dance
- Diploma in Odissi
- Diploma in Kathakali
- Diploma in Natyashastra
- Diploma in Music
- Diploma in Music Instruments
- Certificate in Kathak
- Certificate in Odissi
- Certificate in Music
BPA is the most popular UG level performing arts course in India. The course is four years long. Students who have passed 12th standard are eligible to pursue BPA course. Diploma in Performing Arts programs last for a period of three years. Students who have passed 12th standard are eligible to pursue this course. Certificate programs last for a period of six to 12 months.
In short, if you are passionate about any form of performing arts – music, dancing, acting, instruments etc – you may pursue relevant BPA or DPA program and specialize in that form of art. Let us find out more about the career prospects now.
Performing Arts Jobs, Scope & Salary
Performing artists are usually hired by the following establishments – drama theaters, dance schools, professional dance groups/troupes, drama troupes, professional music troupes etc. At the end of the day, performing artists have access to self-employment opportunities in different ways.
For example, good dancers are known to carry out their own dance shows and performances (in front of an audience, in the form of stage shows and all). Similarly, they also work as choreographers in the traditional film industry. Musicians are also hired by the film industry, music production studios, advertising agencies etc. Musicians are also known to organize their stage shows and events. Actors are hired by film production houses, OTT platforms, drama theaters, advertising agencies, modeling agencies etc. You may also check – Choreography courses in India.
In short, there are ample amount of job opportunities available in front of performing artists. You just need to have the right amount of talent, perseverance and ‘luck’ to thrive in this field! A solid performance, gig or event can change your fortune and make you a star!
A traditional job profile belonging to this domain is – teaching. After completing BPA and Master of Performing Arts, you may don the role of a lecturer at performing arts schools. After completing PhD, you may become a lecturer.
Due to the nature of this domain, it is difficult to point out what the starting salary will be like. On one hand, you will be able to see actors, dancers and musicians earning crores each year. On the other hand, you will also be able to see struggling performers who earn 25-50K INR per month (or even less).
When it comes to a conventional job profile like lecturer or professor, the starting salary could be anywhere between 45-80K INR per month. And for the other job profiles, it is very difficult to mention a particular figure or sum!
BCA stands for Bachelor of Computer Applications. It is a Bachelor’s Degree course. The duration of this program is three years. Students who have passed 12th standard from a recognized board are eligible to pursue BCA course.
As the name suggests, BCA is a computer education program. The program deals with topics such as – software development, computer network, internet technology, computer hardware, IT systems, C programming, problem solving, mathematics, computer organization, computer architecture, object oriented programming, operating systems, data structure, file structure, python programming, mobile app development, database management, computer graphics etc.
The program also deals with practical classes (computer lab) and non-technical subjects such as – management and communication skills. In other words, this program trains students in areas related to programming, database management and IT.
After completing BCA, those interested in higher studies (computer education field) may pursue MCA course. MCA is a PG level computer applications programs. You may also check – job oriented computer courses in India.
BCA Jobs, Scope & Salary
BCA graduates are usually hired by the following firms/establishments – technology companies, IT firms, computer software development firms, tech consultancies, tech startups, digital marketing firms, game design studios, app development agencies, internet technology firms, corporate firms, MNCs etc.
In the digital age, many businesses, corporate firms and offices rely on IT systems, software and computer networks. And these establishments need computer specialists to take care of their IT systems, networks and database. And such firms are known to hire BCA graduates.
In the above mentioned places, BCA graduates may don the following roles – system administrator, programmer, database administrator, web developer, software developer, project associate, project manager, tech analyst etc.
After finishing MCA, the PG course, one may even become a lecturer after cracking relevant selection or entrance examination! Starting salary depends upon factors such as – job profile, type of job and profile of the employer. On an average, it could be anywhere between 25-45K INR per month. These are just average figures though.
BCA graduates may even apply for government jobs such as – UPSC, State PSCs, SSC, Banks, IT specialist (in PSUs, banks, railways etc). In case of a government job, the salary is based on the pay scale and grade of the employee.
It is not uncommon to see BCA graduates choose the path of entrepreneurship and self-employment. A BCA graduates may start his/her own software development agency or small-medium consultancy service. He/she may even take on freelancing gigs (software development, testing and more).
6 Management courses
Arts stream students have access to different types of management programs. UG level management programs are available in the following formats – Bachelor’s Degree, Integrated programs and diploma programs.
The main aim of a management program is to train students and turn them into skilled administrators. The program deals with management principles, ethics and practices. The program trains students to solve problems (related to work/business/any field) by applying the principles of management.
Here are some of the popular management courses after 12th arts in India –
- BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
- Integrated MBA
- BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
- BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies)
- BIBF (Bachelor of International Business and Finance)
- BBE (Bachelor of Business Economics)
- Diploma in Management Studies
- Diploma in Retail Management
Bachelor’s Degree programs (BBA, BMS, BBS, BIBF and BBE) last for a period of three years. An integrated MBA program lasts for a period of five years.
Programs like BBA, BMS, BBS, BIBF and BBE are general management programs. These are UG level courses, which deals with core management subjects such as –
- Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Entrepreneurship skills
- Business Communications
On the other hand, integrated MBA program combines a UG program and MBA program. For example – BBA + MBA. This integrated program bundles BBA and MBA programs together. That’s why they are known as integrated management programs. You may also check – List of management courses in India.
If you want to specialize in a particular domain/discipline, you may always rely on BBA specialization program. Unlike general BBA course, a specialization program deals with general management subjects and specialization subjects. Some such notable specialization programs are –
- BBA in Airport Management
- BBA in Retail Management
- BBA in Media Management
- BBA in Banking and Finance
- And more…
Management Jobs, Scope & Salary
Management graduates are usually hired by – MNCs, corporate firms, office spaces, banking institutes, financial institutes, airlines, retail firms, marketing firms. In these establishments, they may don the following roles – manager, business development manager, project manager, finance manager, staff manager, materials manager, marketing manager etc.
Bachelor’s Degree holders in the field of management may also apply for government jobs such as – UPSC, SSC, State PSCs, municipal corporations, bank jobs (PO, clerk, manager etc) and more. In short, they may apply for any government job, which has Bachelor’s Degree as the minimum qualification required to be considered eligible.
If you want to further boose your career prospects, try to pursue a PG level course (like MBA or PGDM) from a premier management institute (after Bachelor’s Degree). MBA or PGDM holders from reputed institutes are able to command a better salary package while applying for jobs.
For a Bachelor’s Degree holder (management), the starting salary could be anywhere between 30-65K INR per month. This is just an average sum. The actual sum relies on many factors ranging from the job profile to the profile of the employer.
7 Integrated Law courses
For Arts stream students, B.A. L.L.B. will be the best Integrated Law course that they could pursue! B.A. L.L.B. Integrated course’s duration is 5 years.
I’ve already written an article about Integrated Law courses, the way they work, career prospects etc. Do read it to get more detailed knowledge about this course. You may also check out the list of law courses.
Basically, an integrated law course combines two programs – a UG level Degree program and LL.B. program. Some of the popular integrated LL.B. programs for arts stream students are –
- BA LL.B.
- BBA LL.B.
As I mentioned before, the course duration is five years. On course completion, a candidate will obtain a Bachelor’s Degree as well as law degree! After completing Integrated LL.B. program, one may register with relevant chapter of the Bar Council and begin his/her law practice.
Important subjects present in Law syllabus –
- Constitutional Laws
- Property Laws
- Banking Laws
- Environmental Laws
- Company Laws
- Consumer Protection Laws
- Family Laws
- Labour and Industrial Laws
- Human Rights laws
- Administrative Laws
- Public International Laws
Integrated Law Jobs, Scope & Salary
Lawyers have access to government, private and self-employment opportunities. First of all, let us talk about government job opportunities. Skilled lawyers are hired by PSUs, municipal corporations, Government departments (transport, irrigation, electricity and more) etc. Law graduates are also eligible to apply for UPSC exam and secure civil service post. They may also apply for State PSC exams and join Class 1 or 2 posts.
Let us talk about private job opportunities now. Lawyers are usually hired by law firms, consultancies, MNCs, corporate firms etc. Lawyers may even choose the path of self-employment and start independent law practice or start their own law firm/consultancy.
Starting salary depends upon factors such as – profile of the employer, type of job (government or private), job location and more. When it comes to government job, the salary will be based on the grade of the employee. On an average, starting salary (private) could be anywhere between 35-65K INR per month.
When it comes to this profession, experience matters a lot. And the college from which you complete the program also has an influence on your career. For example, in the beginning, you may end up working under a senior, experienced lawyer. During that phase, your salary will be considerably low. And that phase is dedicated towards learning the tricks of the trade and gaining some real-life work experience.
At the same time, candidates passing out from reputed law institutes have a higher chance of getting hired by high paying employers!
8 Journalism and Mass Communication courses
This one is a job oriented and ‘in demand’ course. The Media sector is going through a phase of immense growth! Not only traditional forms of Media like print and TV, online media is also something that is catching up.
All this has resulted in increased number of job openings in Media sector! So, it is safe to say that Mass Communication professionals are in demand these days!
When it comes to Mass Communication, there are different types of courses available, like Degree, Diploma as well as Certificate courses. Degree course lasts 3 years. The duration of Diploma and Certificate courses ranges between 1-2 years.
Students who have a flair for Journalism, social activism etc will thrive in this field. Also, having good communications skills will be an added benefit!
12th Arts stream students who have successfully cleared board examinations may apply for this course. There are many Private as well as Government Institutes offering this course to students. Even there are institutes offering certificate as well as Diploma courses. Please make sure that those private institutes are recognized by the Government!
Talking about job opportunities after this course, Media houses are the prime recruiters. These days, thanks to the arrival of unconventional online media brands, a whole new set of job opportunities has also been unfurled in front of Mass Communication students!
Here are some of the popular journalism and mass communication programs for arts stream students –
- BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication)
- BA Media Studies
- BA Journalism
- BA Visual Communication
- BA Mass Media
- BBA Media Management
- B.Sc. Visual Communication
- BA Journalism and Mass Communication
Important subjects present in Journalism and Mass Communication syllabus –
- Media Ethics
- Mass Communication
- Languages and Translation
- Communication Skills
- Electronic Media
- Print Media
Journalism & Mass Communication Jobs, Scope & Salary
Mass communication is a broad field. This sector generates different types of job profiles and opportunities. The type of job you may land depends upon the course you choose. For example, after completing BJMC course, you may gain access to the following job profiles – reporter, editor, journalist, investigative journalist, columnist etc.
Mass communication graduates have access to government and private job opportunities. Government broadcast departments such as DD and AIR are the prime recruiters. Since these are Bachelor’s Degree programs, graduates may even apply for UPSC and State PSC based jobs. They may even apply for other government jobs (banks, PSUs, municipal corporations etc) that require a Bachelor’s Degree.
On an average, starting salary (private) could be anywhere between 15-40K INR per month. And the starting salary is totally dependent on factors such as – job profile, profile of the employer and job location.
9 Hotel Management courses
Just like the previous entry, this one is also a job oriented course! It is a no nonsense course and trains students to take on managerial responsibilities in Hotel and hospitality Industry!
Course duration in case of Degree course is 3 years. Diploma courses are also available, whose duration ranges between 1-2 years.
With tourism sector of India going through a good phase, the Hotel business is also doing well. Government is also supporting tourism industry and thus it looks like Hotel business will continue this upward journey!
Skilled Hotel Management professionals are valued by Big and medium sized hotels. Five star and other high rated Hotels are the prime recruiters.
Arts stream students who have passed 12th standard examinations may pursue this course right after 12th!
Here are some of the popular hotel and hospitality management courses for arts stream students –
- BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
- Diploma in Hotel Management
- BHMCT (Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology)
- Diploma in Baking, Beverages and Catering
- Bachelor of Hotel and Hospitality Management
- BHA (Bachelor of Hotel Administration)
- DHMCT (Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology)
- B.Sc. Hospitality and Travel Management
- B.Sc. Hotel and Hospitality Management
Important subjects present in Hotel Management syllabus –
- Communication Skills
- Foreign Language
- Food Production
- Travel Management
- Front Office Operations
- Nutrition and Food Science
- Public Relations
Some of the above mentioned subjects are recurring ones. Students will have to face them in more than one semester!
Hotel Management Jobs, Scope & Salary
In India, hotel, hospitality, travel and tourism sectors are known to generate different types of job profiles and opportunities. After completing BHM or BHMCT course, candidates may find a decent job in places such as – resorts, hotels, club houses, cruise ships, tour management firms etc.
State tourism departments are also known to hire hotel management graduates. The tourism department hires hotel managers for working at government-run hotels, guest houses, resorts etc.
In the above mentioned hospitality institutes, a hotel management graduates may don the following roles – hotel manager, resort manager, customer service manager, kitchen manager, store/purchase manager, assistant manager etc. The starting salary is based on the job profile as well as the type of the employer.
If it is a government hospitality institute that you are working for, your salary will be based on the pay scale and grade. The average private sector salary could be anywhere between 25-50K INR per month. This is just an average figure. For example, hotel managers plying their trade at five star rated luxury hotels will earn more when compared to staff at two or three star hotels!
10 Event Management courses
Event Management is one such field where one can make it really big, if one has the necessary skills and connections! Degree course in Event Management lasts 3 years.
I’ve already written a detailed article about Event Management courses. In that article, I’ve covered details such as types of courses, career prospects, value of the course, nature of work involved etc.
In short, Event Management is a job oriented course, which even 12th Arts stream students may pursue after completing 12th standard schooling successfully.
These are some of the popular event management programs for arts stream students –
- BBA in Event Management
- Bachelor of Event Management
- Diploma in Event Management
- B.Sc. Hospitality and Event Management
Important subjects present in Event Management syllabus –
- Study of main events
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing and Advertising
- Public Relations
- Business Laws
Event management programs deal with core management subjects. The program trains students to solve event management-specific problems, challenges and situations by applying concepts of management principles and practice.
For example, let us consider a corporate event. To execute the event successfully, one will need – food and beverages for the guests, necessary seating arrangement, sound and visual systems (speakers, mike, projectors, screen etc), transport arrangement for guests (if necessary) and more.
A lot of planning, materials, money, staff and organization skills are required to pull-off one such event. An event manger is trained to take care of these things. He/she is knowledgeable about aspects such as – planning, scheduling, flow of events/processes, staff management, finance management, materials management, legal aspects of hosting an event (contracts, permissions, timing and more) etc.
I must also add that event management is not just limited to parties, corporate events and marriages. Sporting events, political events, music concerts and other events also come under this domain!
Event Management Jobs, Scope & Salary
Event managers have access to ample amount of private and self-employment opportunities. They are usually hired by event management firms. They may even choose to start their own event management firm.
After pursuing an advanced program like MBA in Event Management, one may even get hired by larger event management firms and consultancy firms for organizing huge events like sports tournaments, concerts, corporate events etc.
Starting salary depends upon factors such as – profile of the employer, job location and more. On an average, starting salary (private) could be anywhere between 12-35K INR per month.
11 Aviation courses
Candidates who have passed 12th arts have access to different types of aviation programs. While they don’t have access to technical aviation programs (like AME, B.Tech., CPL training etc), they are eligible to pursue non-technical courses, which are related to the field of aviation.
Some such popular aviation courses are –
- Diploma in Cabin Crew Training
- BBA in Airport Management
- B.Sc. Airline and Airport Management
- B.Sc. Aviation Hospitality
- B.Sc. Aviation and Travel Management
- Diploma in Ground Staff Operations
- Diploma in Air Ticketing
Bachelor’s Degree programs listed above last for a period of three years. On the other hand, diploma programs last for a period of one to two years.
Students who have passed 12th standard from a recognized board are eligible to pursue these programs. A non-technical aviation program deals with topics such as – airport operations management, cargo handling and management, flight attendant training, aviation hospitality, air ticket booking, front office operations and more.
Each course deals with a particular area of aviation sector. For example, cabin crew training program will help you become an air hostess or cabin crew. The program mainly deals with aviation hospitality and customer service. On the other hand, ground staff operations program deals with aspects such as – cargo handling, passenger management, baggage handling, airport safety & security etc. You may also check – Aviation courses in India.
Aviation Jobs, Scope & Salary
The non-technical programs listed above can lead to towards job profiles such as – air hostess/flight attendant, cargo manager, cargo handler, baggage handler, customer care officer, ticketing staff, front office staff, airport management staff etc. The job profile totally depends upon the selection of the program.
Just like the job profile, the starting salary too depends upon the type of domain you choose. For example, air hostesses and flight attendants can earn anywhere between 60-120K INR per month. On the other hand, a ticketing staff can earn around 35-45K INR per month. In short, the salary changes from one job role to another!
Aviation program graduates are usually hired by – airport management authorities, airlines, hospitality firms, travel agencies or firms etc.
12 Fashion Design courses
Just like BFA, to thrive in the field of Fashion Designing, one must possess creativity! If you think you are creative and have a taste for fashion, this course is for you!
Bachelor Degree program in Fashion Designing lasts 4 years. In this program, students are given theoretical knowledge as well as practical training!
12th Arts stream students who have successfully cleared their 12th board examinations are eligible to apply for this course.
Here are some of the popular fashion design programs for arts stream students –
- B.Des. Fashion Design
- Bachelor of Fashion Design
- Diploma in Fashion Design
- B.Sc. Fashion Design
Typical fashion design program deals with subjects such as – sketching, computer aided design, textile materials, fashion merchandising, fashion communication, apparel design, clothing design, patterns and styles etc.
In order to thrive in this field, you’d need some creativity. In fact, this is a profession where you can express your creativity through your work!
Fashion Design Jobs, Scope & Salary
Fashion designers have access to different types of private and self-employment opportunities. They are usually hired by fashion labels, design firms, designers etc. They may even choose the path of self-employment and become and independent fashion designer.
After earning respect and popularity in the field, a fashion designer may start his/her own label. He/she may even start collections by organizing exhibitions or shows. But this works if you have a killer portfolio under your belt.
Starting salary depends upon factors such as – profile of the employer, job location and more. On an average, starting salary (private) could be anywhere between 20-65K INR per month.
13 Travel and Tourism courses
Travel and tourism forms an important part of the hospitality sector. Travel enables tourism to thrive. And tourism is a main source of income for hospitality establishments such as – hotels, resorts, clubs, cruise ships etc.
In short, it is an ecosystem where one domain enables the growth of another. A tourist hot-spot like Jaipur is a perfect example of this ecosystem. The city is a tourist hot-spot. Tourists from across India as well as foreign tourists visit this place.
Thanks to the booming tourism sector, hotels and other hospitality establishments in Jaipur are able to generate decent revenue. These establishments even employ thousands of folks, thus providing them with a source of livelihood!
Here are some of the popular travel and tourism courses after 12th arts –
- BTTM (Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management)
- BHTM (Bachelor of Hospitality and Travel Management)
- B.Sc. Hospitality and Travel Management
The course duration of the programs mentioned above could be anywhere between three to four years. Candidates who have passed 12th standard are eligible to pursue these programs. You may also check – Travel & Tourism courses in India.
Travel and Tourism Jobs, Scope & Salary
Travel and tourism is an important part of hospitality sector. Some of the prime recruiters are as follows – tour agencies, travel firms, airlines, travel consultancies, travel portals, adventure tour organizers etc. Well, they are even hired by hospitality firms like hotels, resorts, spas, clubs etc.
The average starting salary could be anywhere between 25-45K INR per month. It depends upon factors like – the job profile, type of employer and location of the job.
14 Animation and multimedia courses
Are you passionate about sketching, animation and visual effects? If yes, this domain will be of help to you. Arts stream students are eligible to pursue animation and multimedia courses.
Here are some of the notable animation and multimedia courses in India –
- B.Des. Animation and Game Design
- Bachelor’s Degree in Animation
- Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Effects
- BA in Animation
- Diploma in Animation and Multimedia
Bachelor’s Degree programs listed above last for a period of three years. These are UG level animation courses. On the other hand, diploma programs last for a period of one to two years. If you search for it, you’ll be able to find informal or short-term animation courses too. But these short-term programs are not as detailed as Bachelor’s Degree or diploma ones.
Some of the core subjects covered by the above mentioned programs include – basics of design, digital design, sketching and illustration, basics of visual effects, motion graphics, relevant software, 2D compositing, 3D compositing, rotoscoping, motion tracking, set preparation, set extension, free hand practice, photography composition, marker and rig removal etc. You may also check – Animation courses in India.
Animation & multimedia Jobs, Scope & Salary
In this profession, creativity and talent can take you to great heights. It is a job where your creativity can be expressed.
Animators and multimedia professionals are hired by – animation firms/agencies, graphic design agencies, advertising agencies, film and TV production firms, digital marketing firms, OTT platforms, online video publishers, news and broadcast firms etc.
In these firms or establishments, graduates may don the following roles – animator, FX artist, color grader, graphics designer, motion graphics designer, simulation artist, rotoscoping artist etc. Experience and skills matter a lot in this profession. If you have impressive set of works under your belt, recruiters will come looking for you. In the beginning, you may face some trouble. But with experience, things will improve. As I mentioned before, creativity, talent and hard work can take you places!
Starting salary, the average sum, could be anywhere between 30-60K INR per month. It may vary depending upon the profile of the job, type of job and profile of the employer.
15 Teacher Training courses
Arts stream students have access to a handful of teacher training courses. Qualified teachers helps educate children and nurture them into good human beings! Teachers have their own place and status in the society. Teaching is a highly respected profession in India.
Here are some of the popular teacher training programs for arts stream students –
- D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education)
- B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
- B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementaty Education)
- Nursery teacher training (NTT) course
- Anganwadi teacher training course
After 12th, Arts stream students may go for teacher training courses like- Integrated B.Ed. course, B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education), B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education) or D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education). Nursery level teacher training courses also exist in India.
Teaching Jobs, Scope & Salary
Teachers have access to ample amount of private, government and self-employment opportunities. Prominent government sector recruiters include – government schools, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc. Prominent private recruiters include – private schools, private coaching centers, private special classes etc.
Teachers may even choose the path of self-employment and start their own coaching class or private tuition classes. They may even use online tutoring portals and earn money while teaching from home!
Starting salary depends upon factors such as – profile of the employer, type of job (government or private), job location and more. When it comes to government job, the salary will be based on the grade of the employee. On an average, starting salary (private) could be anywhere between 25-55K INR per month.
16 Diploma courses
In India, a student will be able to find different types of diploma programs. Broadly speaking, these programs can be classified into the following types – technical and non-technical programs.
Arts stream students are eligible to pursue many of these non-technical diploma courses. These courses span disciplines such as – paramedical science, design, management, yoga, media science, animation etc.
Here are some such popular diploma courses for arts stream students –
- Diploma in Yoga
- Diploma in Interior Design
- Diploma in Fashion Design
- Diploma in Photography
- Diploma in Animation
- Diploma in Travel and Tourism
These diploma programs last for a period of one to two years. The course duration may vary from one institute to another.
Diploma Jobs, Scope & Salary
First of all, I must say that the job profile is dependent on the type of diploma course that you choose. For example, if you choose diploma in photography course, you will be able to get a job related to that domain. On an average, diploma holders can expect around 18-35K INR per month. The salary will vary from one domain to another.
17 Graphic Design courses
Here are some of the popular graphic design courses for arts stream students –
- Bachelor of Animation and Graphic Design
- Bachelor of Graphic Design
- Bachelor of UI and Graphic Design
- B.Sc. Animation and Graphic Design
- Diploma in Animation and Graphic Design
Above, I’ve listed down some of the best UG level graphic design programs. The list consists of Bachelor’s Degree as well as diploma programs.
Generally speaking, the Bachelor’s Degree programs last for a period of three years. Diploma programs last for a period of one to two years. Apart from these programs, graphic design certification programs also exist in India. Most of them are just skill-development programs.
Graphic Design Jobs, Scope & Salary
Skilled graphic designers are in huge demand. They are hired by firms/agencies and may also have access to ample amount of self-employment opportunities.
Graphic designers are usually hired by – digital marketing firms, online publishing firms, online portals and websites, video production firms, animation studios, game design studios, app development studios/firms, printing and publishing firms, TV and broadcast firms, advertising agencies etc.
In these places, depending upon your skills and knowledge, you may don the following roles – UI designer, graphic designer, printing supervisor, digital content creator, illustrator etc. On an average, the starting salary could be anywhere between 25 to 45K INR per month. A graphic designer may even do freelance gigs or start his/her own little graphic design venture.
18 Home Science courses
Home science, the discipline, deals with the following main subjects – human development, management of resources (at home) and communication. It also covers additional subjects such as – food and nutrition, child health, clothing and textile etc.
Here are some of the popular UG level home science programs for arts stream students –
- BA in Home Science
- BA in Home Management
- B.Sc. in Home Science
- Diploma in Home Science
- Certificate in Home Science
Bachelor’s Degree programs last for a period of three years. Diploma program lasts for a period of one to two years.
19 Photography courses
Here are some of the popular photography courses for 12th arts stream students –
- BA in Photography
- Bachelor of Photography
- Diploma in Photography
The list consists of Bachelor’s Degree as well as Diploma programs. The Bachelor’s Degree programs last for a period of three years. On the other hand, the diploma program lasts for a period of one to two years.
The photography curriculum covers core subjects such as – photography equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods etc), advanced photo editing, basics of photography, portrait photography, product photography, interior photography, food photography, videography, event photography, relevant software, lighting, design thinking, graphic designing, composition, fine arts photography etc.
Photography Jobs, Scope & Salary
Skilled photographers are usually hired by – TV and film production firms, documentary creating firms, internet video content creating firms, digital marketing firms, advertising agencies, TV broadcast firms, newspapers/magazines/publishing firms, online portals and websites etc.
A photographer may even start his/her own studio and choose the path of self-employment. The starting salary at a traditional place (like publishing firms, broadcast firm or advertising firm) could be anywhere between 25-45K INR per month. You may also check – Photography courses in India.
20 BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)
BSW stands for Bachelor of Social Work. It is a UG level program. The course is three years long.
In simple terms, this program deals with the domain of social work. It deals with community and society related aspects such as – healthcare, education, rehabilitation, women empowerment, childcare, community development etc.
After completing this course, you will be able to identify problems faced by various segments of the society. After identifying the problem, you will be able to apply your knowledge & skills to solve those problems. You may also check – List of high salary jobs in India.
The curriculum covers the following core subjects – social science, humanities, English, local languages, social work, family education, counseling etc. Let us check out career prospects now.
BSW Jobs, Scope & Salary
BSW graduates are usually hired by – NGOs, community health centers, old age homes, relevant government departments and initiatives, counseling centers etc. They may also apply for government jobs such as – UPSC, State PSCs, bank jobs, SSC jobs etc.
Private job starting salary could be anywhere between 25-45K INR per month. In case of a government job, the salary is based on the pay scale, grade and rank of the individual.
It is difficult to point out a single course. Here are some good courses – BA, BPA, BJMC (Journalism and Mass Communication), B.Voc., D.Voc., Integrated law courses etc.
The answer to this question depends upon factors such as – your academic interests, passion and likes. For example – if you are good at dancing, performing arts subjects will benefit you.
Yes, arts stream candidates have access to Diploma courses. Some of the popular Diploma courses include – D.Voc. (Diploma of Vocation), Diploma in Hotel Management, Diploma in Interior Design, Diploma in Jewellery Design etc.
Popular career options include – performing arts, visual arts, designing, journalism, management, Govt jobs etc.
It is difficult to point out a specific course! If you are good at a specific thing/work/field, you will be able to earn a decent amount of money.