Top Career Options in Arts and Humanities Stream after 12th

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Art forms and literature act as a bridge between the present and past worlds. When we read ancient literatures we come to know about the lifestyle, ideology, administrative system, and about the environment of that era. So, arts, literature and culture plays a very vital role in the development, progress and prosperity of every civilization. Those were the old days when Arts and Humanities students had very limited career scopes. This article will let you know about the wide scope of career options in arts.



Career options after 12th arts

There are list of around 16 courses, such as follows:

1. BA in Humanities and Social Sciences

2. BA in Arts

3. BA in Fine Arts

4. BDes in Design


6. BDes Animation

7. B.Sc Hospitality

8. B.Sc Design


10. BCA

11. BA in Mass Communication & Journalism

12. BCom in Accounting and Commerce13. BA in Animation

14. Diploma in Education

15. BA in Hospitality

16. BHM in Hospitality and Travel


Some of the top courses have been listed below:

1. BA in Arts (Visual, Performing or Fine Arts)

A Bachelor's degree in Humanities is one of the traditional courses that almost every university offers. This is a three years long course. The important subjects arts stream offers are- Languages (Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, French, Japanese, etc.). 

Popular specialization: Psychology, Sociology, education, Archaeology, Economics, Indian Culture, Politics, Geography, History, etc. 

You can pursue Masters, M.Phil. and PhD 

Entrance exams: JNUEE, BHU UET, and SUAT  


2. BA in Arts (Visual, Performing or Fine Arts)

This course deals with BA in performing and Fine Arts. 

Eligibility: +2 Arts, also students from science and commerce background can apply for this course. 

Specialisations: Dance, Music, Painting, Film making, Theatre


3. BA of Fine Arts (BFA)

The BFA degree can be pursued after +2 in the field of Fine arts, performing, and visual arts.

Entrance exams: BHU UET, KUK, Jamia Milia Islamia entrance exam 


4. BDes in Animation

Specialization subjects: 3D and 2D animation, Web designing, Graphic designing, Video Editing, Sound Editing, Visual effects

Entrance exams: UCEED, NIFT, NID entrance exam



This is an integrated law course with a minimum duration of 5 years.

Specialization courses: Criminal and constitutional law

Entrance tests: LSAT, CLAT, AILET


6. Bachelor's of Design

Students from Arts, Commerce, and Science can apply for this post.

Specialization subjects: Interior design, fashion designing, Industrial and product designing

Entrance test: NIFT, NID entrance exam and UCEED


7. B. Sc in Hospitality and Travel 

Eligibility is 10+2 or equivalent from any stream. 

Specialization courses: Hospitality management, Catering, Travel, and Tourism, Culinary Arts

Entrance exams: JEE Main, CUSAT and NCHMCT


8. Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

This is  3 years course for students who have passed class 12th. 

Specialization: Film and TV, Media planning, Journalism, Music production

Entrance tests: SRMHCMAT, LUACMAT, Goenkan Aptitude Test


9. BHM in Hospitality & Travel

Candidates should have cleared 10+2 in Arts, Commerce, and Science.

Specialisations: Housekeeping, Food & Beverages

Entrance test: SPSAT, UGAT, Christ University Entrance Test


10. BCom in Accounting and Commerce

The candidate must have pursued 10+2 in Arts, Science, and Commerce.

Course duration in 3 years, in any Indian college or university. 

Specialization: Accounting, Taxation

Entrance tests: GATA, GLAET, BHU-UET



The candidate must have studied 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks. 

Those who opt for this course get to study Law along with Business administration. 

Entrance tests: CLAT, LSAT, and ACLAT


12. BCA

BCA degree is a 3 years course that requires a minimum of 45-55% in 10+2.

Specialisations: Game design, Cloud computing, Programming, Networking hardware and security, Mobile App development

Entrance exams: BU-MATSET, GSAT



Apart from degree programmes, there also exist many Diploma courses in Management. The duration of such a Diploma program is around 1-2 years. Some of the popular Diploma management courses are as follows-

  •  Diploma in Retail Management
  •  Diploma in Organization Management
  •  Diploma in Hotel Management
  •  Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  •  Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  •  Diploma in Marketing and Advertising
  •  Diploma in Event Management
  •  Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Important Note: After pursuing the above-mentioned courses, one can opt for MBA. 


Jobs and career opportunity

Here are some of the popular career prospects after Arts course.

Journalist Desk writer Scriptwriter Designer
Air hostess Housekeeping Web designer Web Developer
Chef Lawyer Animator Floor supervisor



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