Posted On : 14th November 2017

Hot career options after Class 12th Arts – Think out of the box!


If you are a Class XII student with Arts stream, you are probably weighing your options after finishing school. Gone are the days when people thought Arts/Humanities students have limited opportunities ahead of them. Unlike the common perception, the possibilities for 10+2 students with Arts stream are immense. In fact, it is one of the most diverse streams which allow you to choose from a host of undergraduate courses where you can study business, mass communications, hospitality, tourism, animation and much more.

Besides, there are numerous diploma programs that can be pursued after a professional degree. So, it’s time to think beyond run-of-the-mill college courses! Here’s a list of career options that are sure to give you the head start you need after school:


Management is one of the most sought after careers in India. Anyone who has completed 10+2 can opt for a 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. To get admission, you need to appear for an entrance test that checks your English proficiency, numerical ability, logical reasoning and general knowledge. Here are some popular choices:

•    BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
•    BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies)
•    BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
•    BBM (Bachelor of Business Management)

Some of the above courses are available in a number of Delhi University colleges. After finishing your degree, you could find good opportunities in banking, finance, consultancy, FMCG, advertising and IT sectors. Having completed a BBA/BBS/BBM degree, you can enhance your career prospects by pursuing Master of Business Administration (MBA) from a leading management institute. It will definitely pave the way to a high-paying job.


If you enjoy working with people, then acareer in the hospitality industry might just be the right choice. As a hotel management professional, there are a number of opportunities in areas such as front office, housekeeping, restaurant management, catering, food and beverage, sales and marketing.

There are several central, state and private hotel management institutions in India. NCHMCT JEE is an entrance test conducted to secure admission in some of the top hotel management institutions including the reputed IHM (Institute of Hotel Management). You can choose to opt for any of the following courses:

•    BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
•    BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel Management)
•    BSc (Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Administration)

Aviation, Travel & Tourism

The travel & tourism industry in India is booming with bright prospects in airlines, travel agencies and tour operating companies. Moreover, the Indian aviation sector is one of the fastest growing aviation industries in the world. As a result, the need for management professionals to handle airport management tasks is on the rise.

There are many aviation colleges in India where you can enroll and learn how the aviation, travel & hospitality industry functions. This includes learning about areas of customer service, ticketing, tour operations, business communication & economics, aviation operations and safety. These are some of the other courses you can pursue and get off to a flying start!

•    BBA (Bachelor of Aviation and Travel Tourism)
•    BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration in Airport Management)
•    BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration in Aviation Management)
•    BA (Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management)
•    BA (Bachelor of Tourism Studies)
•    Diploma in Aviation Hospitality
•    Diploma in Ground Staff and Cabin Crew Training
•    Diploma in Airfare and Ticketing Management

Mass Communication, Film and Journalism

Be it print, radio, films, television, online media, public relations, advertising or corporate communications – there is huge scope in Mass Communication for creative young minds. Students pursuing mass communication can expect to start their careeras a Special Correspondent, Editor, Producer, Art Director, Screenwriter, PR Officer, Sound Engineer or Photo Journalist. Also, there are huge opportunities in journalism as you will have access to attractive jobs that involve reporting for reputed newspapers, magazines and TV channels. Some of the most sought after undergraduate courses available include:  

•    BA (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication)
•    BA (Bachelor of Film & Media Production)
•    BA (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism)
•    BA (Bachelor of Mass Media)
•    BA (Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication)

Fashion/Textile/Interior Design

Do you have a flair for design and a sense of style? Then a career in the fashion or textile industry could be ideal for you. Fashion design is all about creating outfits, accessories or footwear and styling it in the most creative way possible in accordance with the latest trend. Any good fashion institute will teach you about fabric, drapes, colors, design structure and emerging trends. Whereas, textile designing involves creating designs for fabrics and cloth materials and learning about embroidery designs, fabric paints, dyeing, different textures and patterns.

After a fashion or textile designing course, you could find opportunities in a design studio, fashion house, textile mill, retail store or export house dealing with garments/textile/handloom products or be a fashion/costume designer for a TV/Film unit and join a fashion show organizer or an independent fashion designer.

On the other hand, an interior designer creates functional spaces and plan layouts for the interiors of buildings and structures. A course in interior design will give you knowledge about planning spaces, aesthetics and creative design solutions. After completing graduation, you could find yourself working with architectural firms, interior designing companies or you could join an architect and even become a freelancer. You may want to consider the following courses:

•    BA (Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology)
•    BDes (Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication)
•    BA (Bachelor of Interior Designing)
•    BA (Bachelor of Textile Design)
•    BA (Bachelor of Product Design)

Animation and Multimedia

Are you a fan of animation movies? If bringing cartoon characters to life has always fascinated you, then a lucrative career in animation may not be far behind. Essentially, animators create special effects and animated visuals in 2D and 3D for television, films, video games and other media. There are a number of animation institutes where you will become technically sound and learn about image manipulation, design, story boarding and 3D modelling. A good course combined with your creativity and imagination will definitely open doors for some excellent opportunities in animation. Here are your options:

•    BA (Bachelor of Animation and Multimedia)
•    BA (Bachelor of Animation and Graphic Design)
•    BA (Bachelor of Digital Filmmaking and Animation)
•    BSc (Bachelor of Science in Animation and VFX)
•    BSc (Bachelor of Science in Animation and Gaming)
•    Diploma in Animation and Filmmaking
•    Diploma in Animation, Video Editing and Post Production works

Other offbeat career choices

Still think you have limited career options? If you are an Arts student – the sky’s the limit. There are a large number of professional courses you can pursue. Enroll in a course  that’s offbeat and you can have an exciting career as a Wildlife/Fashion Photographer, Jewelry Designer, Make-Up Artist, Foreign Language Translator, Musician, Dancer, Artist, Actor & Model, Anchor & Jockey, Bureaucrat, Diplomat, Archaeologist, Civil Servant and Defence Personnel to name a few. What are you waiting for? Go ahead, explore…



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