First of all, many of you might believe that there are limited career opportunities for students who have completed 10+ 2 with Arts discipline. However, the fact says something else. Arts stream is one of the most diverse fields among the trio viz. Arts, Science and Commerce. There are innumerable courses after 12th Arts in India. Be it animation, law, journalism, humanities, management, fashion or textile design, aviation, banking or any other professional course, an Arts student will have a lot of career options to choose from.

Courses After 12th Arts:-


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


Fashion Designing
Textile Designing
Interior Designing

Animation & Multimedia: –

Animation Design
Graphic Design
Web Design

Aviation/Travel/Hospitality: –

Hotel Management
Event Management
Travel & Tourism

Media/Film/Journalism :-

Mass Communication
Media Management

Law/ Humanities: –


Other Courses: –

  • Photography
  • Air Hostess
  • Acting/ Modelling
  • Creative Arts
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Foreign Languages

Details of Courses after 12th Arts:-


Management is one of the most sought-after careers after 12th in India. The field of management is open to students from all the streams. Anyone who has completed 10+2 can opt for managemen courses.

BBA and other similar courses such as BBM and BMS are undergraduate degrees in management which open doors to numerous branches of management. Some of the most common specialisations one can seek to include Human Resources Management (HRM), Retail Management, Finance Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management, etc.

Fashion/ Textile Designing:-

Fashion Design:-


Fashion designing is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. There are various degrees, certificates and diploma courses in fashion design and technology, fashion marketing, clothing production, fashion branding, etc. available to the students to make a choice from while pursuing a career in fashion design after 12th arts.

Textile Design:-

Textile designing involves an introduction to the details of fabrics and textiles, its production, marketing and supply to train one for professional work in the industry. Textile industries are involved in the production of fibres, yarns, cloth materials and accessories to adore the textile.

Interior Design:-

Interior designing is one of the most popular professional courses. Graduates from interior designing courses or fields can find employment with independent architects or in large architectural firms, with building contractors, or in hotels and resorts.

Animation & Multimedia:-


The animation is among the fast-emerging high-paying career options. As an animator, one must have a keen understanding of motion, movement, and acting to use their creativity and artistry to create moving images for video games, websites, movies, and television. Many institutes offer Degree, Diploma, Advance Diploma and Certificate courses in Animation after 12th Arts.

Graphic Design:-

Graphic Designing is the art of visual communication that combines pictures, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience. Graphic designers prepare sketches or layouts by hand or with the aid of a computer to illustrate the vision for the design.

Web Design:-

Web Design & Development is the process of planning and creating a website. Web designers produce pages as seen in a browser by using text, images, digital media and interactive elements to create a page as seen in the browser. As the world is thoroughly dominated by the web nowadays, the demand, as well as the growth of web designers, is increasing rapidly. You need to have a sound knowledge of art and colour theory, visuality creative nature, understanding of web programming and the knowledge of web designing applications to have a lucrative career in web design after 12th.

Aviation/ Travel/ Hospitality:-

Hotel Management:-

Hotel Management is growing as one of the promising career options in India. Hotel management courses make one aware of the operating sections of the hotel industry like front office, general operations, sales and marketing, food and

Event Management:-

Event management is about organising a professional and focused event for a target audience. It involves visualising concepts and planning, budgeting, organising and executing events such as fashion shows, musical concerts, corporate seminars, exhibitions, wedding celebrations, theme parties, product launches, etc.

Travel and Tourism:-

The field of Travel & Tourism is booming with its broad scope and career prospects. It is also a vast industry to look forward to the career in Travel Agencies (Inbound & Outbound), Tour Operating Companies, Business Houses, Airlines, Incentive Travel Companies, Travel & Tourism BPO’s, Tourist Information Offices, Tourism Education, etc.

Media/ Films/ Journalism:-

Journalism and Mass Communication:-

Journalism & Mass Communication is one of the most popular courses after 12th Arts among students nowadays. It is a collection and broadcasting of news through the print media and electronic media.  There are a lot of career options in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication as one can make a career in Reporting, Editing, Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Media Management, Television and Film Production, etc.

Media Management:-

Media Management program deals with account planning and management, brand management, media planning and market research. Bachelor of Media Management (BMM) provides a distinctive methodology to the study of media, combining theoretical study with the development of practical media and communications skills to provide employment to students in the mass communication industry.

Politics/ Law/ Humanities:-


There are many colleges and universities which offer integrated courses in the field of law. After completing 12th with Arts, one can opt for five years’ BA.LLB/ BBA.LLB or B.Com.LLB programs. Be it judicial offices, schools, individuals or corporate houses and government, lawyers have an important role to play in the society and are required at all levels by various sections of the society.


Students from all the streams can opt for Economics courses. As an Economics graduate, one can get into entry-level job options in banking, finance, insurance, stock markets, sales and marketing as well as corporations like consulting firms or government departments. Hence, students often choose economics courses after 12th Arts to have a decent career growth.


Psychology is the study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. In other words, psychology is a science of understanding the dynamics of human behaviour. There is an increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centres, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms and private companies.


Sociology includes the study of social relations, social stratification, social interaction, culture, etc. A degree course in sociology covers the study of various specialisation fields of Sociology such as Applied Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Collective Behaviour, etc.

Some Offbeat and Professional Courses after 12th Arts:-

Other than these courses, many other professional courses can be pursued after 12th Arts. Some of the most popular career options after 12th Arts include Photography, Jewellery and Accessories Designing, Leather and Footwear Design, Game Design, Multimedia, Airport Operations, Cabin Crew/ Air Hostess, Acting & Modelling, Anchoring & Jockeying, Creative Arts, Language and Literature courses, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Foreign Languages, Armed Forces, IAS, IPS, Fine Arts and many more.