Career Options after Class 12th Arts

When it comes to 12th Class Arts students, there are innumerable career opportunities, both in terms of academic as well as professional domains to choose from.

Created On: Dec 9, 2015 16:51 IST

Completing your higher secondary or Plus 2 studies is one of the biggest milestones in the academic career of every student.  This is the point in your career when you take the big step that will define your professional career and the job opportunities you are going to get in the future. When it comes to 12th Class Arts students, there are innumerable career opportunities, both in terms of academic as well as professional domains to choose from. However, being spoilt for choice might be considered an advantage by a few; majority of Class 12th Arts students face the dilemma and confusion regarding picking the right path after completing their higher secondary education. If you are among such students worry not, we have compiled a comprehensive guide detailing all the Career Options after Class 12th Arts.

Degree Programmes

One of the most common and popular option amount Arts/Humanities students after completing their Class 12 Board exams is to opt for different degree programmes offered by universities across the country. Most of the degree programmes offered in India are of 3-year duration, with the exception of certain 5-year integrated programmes. Most of the universities in India offer undergraduate level Bachelor’s programmes in a variety of fields like Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology and many others. Students can opt for the subject they would like to specialize in and opt for the Degree Programmes. Some of the common and most popular options offered as Degree Programmes after Class 12 Arts are listed below:

•    B.A.: Bachelor of Arts
•    BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration
•    BBM: Bachelor of Business Management
•    BMM: Bachelor of Mass Media
•    B.Lib: Bachelor of Library Sciences
•    BSW: Bachelor of Social Work
•    B.J.: Bachelor of Journalism
•    BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts
•    LLB: Bachelor of Law
•    BBA – LLB: Bachelor of Business Law
•    B.Des.: Bachelor of Design

Diploma Programmes

Students who are keen to start work soon have the option of opting for Diploma level programmes, which are comparatively of low duration and majorly deal in skill inculcation and skill enhancement for the students. Unlike the degree programmes, which are more academically oriented; diploma programmes are aimed at equipping the students with the necessary skill set and aptitude needed for pursuing a career. For instance, many institutes offer diploma in foreign languages like French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese or Chinese and students who complete these courses are hired as interpreters in the consulates and embassies.

Some of the popular Diploma programmes on offer for Class 12th Arts students include:

•    Diploma in Education
•    Diploma in Foreign Language
•    Diploma in Travel & Tourism
•    Diploma in Hotel Management
•    Diploma for Air Hostess and Flight Stewards
•    Diploma in Interior Designing
•    Diploma in Event Management
•    Teachers Training Course

Professional Programmes

Professional Programmes are in a way off-shoot of the Degree Programmes. While degree programmes are aimed at preparing students for higher studies like master degree, M.Phil and doctorate; the professional programmes help students to build their career in professional fields like event management, fashion design, media courses, acting courses, animation programmes and others. These courses fall somewhere between the general degree programmes and diploma programmes, as they enable students to get jobs directly after completion of the course and also allow them to pursue higher studies in the same field if they desire to do so.

Some of the popular Professional Degree programmes on offer for Class 12th Arts students include:

•    B.A (Journalism & Mass Communication)
•    B.A in Digital Film Making & Animation
•    B.Des. (Accessory Design)
•    B.Des. (Fashion Design)
•    B.Des (Textile Design)
•    B.A – Animation (Distance Education)
•    B.A – Fashion Designing & Apparel Designing
•    B.A – Jewellery Designing & Management (B.SC. JD&M)
•    B.A - Fashion Technology
•    B.A - Games & Interactive Media from Sheffield Hallam University

Job Oriented Programmes

Apart from the above mentioned three categories of courses, there are certain core career-oriented programmes that are offered in the field of finance and commerce. Although, these are preferred more by commerce stream students, students who have completed Class 12 Arts can also opt for them. These include:

•    Company Secretary Programme
•    Chartered Accountant Programme
•    ICWA programme

While the aforementioned list includes all the majorly popular undergraduate level programmes on offer for Class 12th Arts students, the list is in no way complete. There are several niche academic programmes on offer at Indian higher education institutes that can be chosen by the students for their further studies or to build a bright and rewarding career ahead.

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