Top 6 Career Options After 12th [Arts]

Arts is one of the streams, along with Science and Commerce, which students opt for after completing their matriculation. However, the resentment towards choosing this stream is high. There is a notion among people that Arts is least favorable of all the three.

What’s the myth with Arts?

While choosing Arts during 10+2, students worry about their future seeing their peers taking up Science and Commerce. Moreover, relatives and peers keep on taunting them for choosing a fruitless career option. Students also believe they will have fewer opportunities after finishing their graduation in Arts. Well, that may have been true a decade back, but it is not true at all in this day and age. This false notion needs to be discarded.

Arts students have fantastic career opportunities (possibly more) than Science and Commerce stream students. However, they should choose the field wisely and should know what they want to do later in life. For instance, if you want to become a management graduate, B.B.A. will help you more than B.A. In this article, you will get an idea about the best course you can choose as per your liking.

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) | Duration: 3 years

This is one of the conventional courses out there for Arts students. Bachelor of Arts (BA) course requires a student to take a minimum 5 different subjects and select a combination of subjects suitable to their needs. However, it is better to it from the reputed colleges to get exposure.

Coupled with an M.A. degree, it will make you eligible for further studies (Ph.D.) or go for a teacher role. After completing this course, you can apply for jobs which ask for graduation.

B.A. (B.Ed) [B.A. with Bachelor of Education] | Duration: 4 years

The four-year B.A. (B.Ed) course is scheduled to launch in 2019. This is a result of the amendment passed by the court in July, 2018.

This will be a beneficial course for anyone seeking to enter teaching profession directly after completing their course. You can enroll yourself as a teacher in many government and private colleges across the country.

BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management) | Duration: 4 years

This is another job oriented course and can help you get a job in the private as well as public sector.

You can land up jobs as hotel managers, air hostesses, event organizers, consultants to hotels, restaurant managers. This course also teaches about marketing, sales, public relations also, apart from hotel management.

BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) | Duration: 3 years

This is yet another popular professional undergraduate course in Business Management. The course comprises variants like BMS, BBM and BBS.  It is a course designed to impart skills in business management and administration. 

It opens up a spectrum of job opportunities in the fields of Advertising, Academic Institutes, Banking, Consultancies, Foreign Exchange, Hotel Management, Manufacturing Industry,  and various Government services. You can also go for MBA (which is a two-year degree) to make your profile even better.

Bachelor of Fashion Technology | Duration: 4 years

Fashion, in the last few decades, has emerged as a career of choice. With the ever-changing world, fashion also takes a front seat. Adapting to the latest fashion is everyone’s criteria these days. And that is where apparel designers and consultants come into the pciture. It is a field which is creative and rewarding.

Job opportunities available in areas like Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Apparel Merchandisingetc. 

If you have that creative edge and desire to use your imagination for production of fashion garments and accessories, go for this course.

B.A (Animation) | Duration: 3 years

A three-year undergraduate course for young artists to understand the nuances of film-making and motion pictures. This course allows candidates to learn the besics of sketching, drawing and then goes into advance topics such as 2D and 3D modelling.

Private colleges related to animation and VFX offer this course, however, there are only few government colleges which provide the same. However, before enrolling in private institute, confirm if the degree is genuine and recognized.

Employment can range in areas related to Film Industry, Gaming Industry, Magazines and Media channels.

There are a lot of other courses but these are the most popular and rewarding course for people of the Arts stream.


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