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Top 7 Career Options After 12th Arts 2023

Jan 30, 2023 16.2K Reads

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Every year thousands of students pass out from the 12th boards from different streams. One question is a riddle in their mind that what career do they opt for after the compilation of their 12th boards. Here in this blog, we have shortlisted some of the best career options in Arts streams.

This field Arts and Humanities has a lot of career options in ranging from teaching to becoming a lawyer. We have covered a lot of top career options in the Art stream. If you are looking for relevant career options, you can get all the answers from this blog. So now keep reading till the ending and get your own career to build your path in a successful way. 

#1 Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Bachelors of Arts is a three-year undergraduate program, divided into six different semesters, that is done after the completion of 12th boards from the Arts and Humanities stream. B. A can be pursued into two different ways of education such as Regular (Full-time) and Distance (open university). The choice of B. A Specialization can be articulated with a selected course in B.A. Students can select the honors degree program or can go for other specializations.

Students can pursue BA in various subjects like English, Hindi, English, Economics, or many more subjects areas. B. A specialization offers various job opportunities and a deep understanding of the selected courses. It develops analytical, written, communicative, and other related skills. Students can get many career opportunities spread across the various sectors such as academic, tourism, aviation, film making, media, and government sectors. 

Top Universities/Colleges for BA:

  • University of Delhi 
  • Loyola College, Chennai 
  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai 
  • Christ University, Bangalore 
  • Fergusson College, Pune 

Below are mentioned Bachelors of Arts specializations:

BA Political Science BA Journalism BA Animation BA Social Science BA Economics
BA Archaeology BA English BA French BA History BA Psychology
BA Geography BA Travel and Tourism BA Hindi BA Sanskrit BA Philosophy

Course details of B.A 

Course B.A (Specialisations)
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board
Course Fee INR 5,000- 50,000
Job Positions 1. Blogger, 2. Vlogger, 3. Writer, 4. Teacher, 5. Researcher, 6. Analyst, 7. Psychiatrist
Average Salary Package INR 1.5 to 6 LP

#2 Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA)

BBA is a three-year undergraduate professional degree program. It is one of the most popular courses in the corporate, financial, and management sectors. BBA is the most coveted and most pursued bachelor’s degree program after completion of 12th boards from the Arts stream. This course is open to all the students from all the three streams such as, Arts, Commerce, and Science.

The course hosted a good range of job opportunities in such sectors as Marketing, Sales, Finance, Hospitality, Education and Government as well. The BBA offerers popular specializations that include HR Management, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Technology, etc. Students can select the specialization course as per their choice of interest to make their career in that specific field. 

Top Universities/Colleges for BBA:

  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Amity University, Noida 
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, DU
  • NMIMS University 
  • Indian Institute of Management

Below are mentioned Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) specializations:

BBA in Marketing BBA in Computer Applications
BBA in Finance BBA in Digital Marketing
BBA in Human Resource Management BBA in Entrepreneurship
BBA in International Business BBA in Logistics Management

Course details of BBA 

Course Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks + Entrance Exam
Course Fees INR 50,000 to 2 Lakhs
Job Positions 1. HR Manager, 2. Project Manager, 3. Analyst, 4. ASP Consultant, 5. Sales & Marketing Manager
Average Salary Package INR 2.5 – 8 LPA

#3 BA+ LLB (Integrated Law Course)

As the name of this course defines (Integrated Law Course)refers to offering dual degrees. One is B. A (Bachelors of Arts) and the other being refers to the L.L.B (Bachelor of Legislative Law). It combines the study of two full-fledged courses. The total duration of this course of 5 years is divided into ten equal semesters. This is the best career option for those who are keen on the rights, justice, and law-making of Indian society.

The curriculum of this course is designed in such a way that it teaches the study of both the domains of subjects such as, Political Science, Economics, History, etc. with the Law subjects like Company Law, Crime Law, Human Rights, Law of Evidence, International Law, Environmental Law, Civil Procedure Code (CPC), etc. it is one of the foremost careers for an Art stream students to make their career in this field.

To pursue this career a student needs to qualify for these national level or university level entrance tests such as CLAT (Common Law Admission Test), AILET (All India Law Entrance Test), DU LEE (Delhi University Law Entrance Exam). These entrance tests are required to get admission in any of the universities to pursue BA LLB from the top university. 

Top Universities/Colleges for BA + LLB:

  • Delhi University 
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Telangana 
  • Army Institute of Law 
  • Banaras Hindu University 
  • Aligarh Muslim University

Course details of BA + LLB

Course  Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Legislative Law (BA + LLB) 
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks 
Course Fees INR 50,000 – INR 5 Lakhs
Job Positions 1. Legal Advisor, 2. Legal Manager, 3. Private Attorney, 4. Legal officer, 5. Advocate, 6. Court Reporter 
Average Salary Package INR 2 lakhs – 20 lakhs per annum

#4 Fashion and Designing Course

Bachelors of Design or Bachelors in Designing is a Three- four-year undergraduate course, that depends upon the university to colleges. The course is divided into eight different semesters. The course of the curriculum teaches the key concept in students, to how to develop their own original designs in their respective selected specialization of designing such as, Footwear, Jewellry, Luggage, Garments or etc. students from this field are taught to understand the international fashion, modern trends, contemporary to historical fashion and etc.

This field involves the creative and innovative mind to sketch an idea and transform that into any garment or accessory. Aspirants can pursue fashion and designing courses such as Bachelors of Textile Design, Bachelor of Design (Accessory), Bachelor of Fashion Communication, Bachelor of Interior Designing, Bachelor of Product Design, Furniture and Interior Design Course, Bachelor of Leather Designing, etc. Some colleges have set their own entrance test such as NIFT Entrance Exam, NID Entrance Exam, UCEED. 

Top Universities/Colleges for BA in Fashion Designing :

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi 
  • Pearl Academy, New Delhi 
  • Amity University, Noida

Course details of BA in Fashion Designing

Course Bachelor of Fashion and Designing
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
Course Fees INR 50,000 – INR 5 Lakhs
Job Positions 1.Fashion Designer, 2. Interior Designer 3. Fabric Analyzer, 4. Stitching Expert, 5.Skitch Designer, 6. Exhibition Designer  
Average Salary Package INR 2 lakhs – 20 lakhs per annum

#5 Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

B.A. in Architecture is a 5-year undergraduate course. This course is designed in such a way that any student from any stream can opt for this course and pursue their career to build structures, buildings, models, prepare blueprints or any land and building. To build their career in this field a student must go through and crack the entrance exam of NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). 

Top Universities/Colleges for BA in Architecture:

  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi 
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Kharagpur
  • Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai 

Course details of B.Arch

Course  Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
Course Fees INR 1.5 to 5 Lakhs
Job Positions 1. Project Architect, 2. Project Manager, 3. Model Architect, 4. Landscape Architect, 5. Town Planner, 6. Interior/ Textile Planner
Average Salary Package INR 2.5 – 6 LPA

#6 Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC)

BJMC (Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication) is a three-year undergraduate degree course. A student who belongs to any discipline or steam can pursue this career and make their career into a creative field. The curriculum of this course includes the study of such fields, Print Journalism, Radio Production, Television Production, Anchoring, Writing, Advertisement, Event Management, Film Studies, Media Law, and Ethics.

The curriculum of the course is perfectly designed in such a way that a student will get to develop their technical knowledge and communicative skills through imparting courses, subjects, and projects. Some colleges have their own entrance examination to pursue a career in the field of media and journalism field. 

Top Universities/Colleges for BA in Journalism:

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication 
  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai 
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Dlehi 
  • University of Delhi 
  • Christ University, Bangalore

Course details of BJMC

Course  Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% – 60% aggregate marks.
Course Fees INR 1.5 to 6 Lakhs
Job Positions 1.News Writing, 2. Anchor, 3. Reporter, 4. Journalist, 5. Media Manager, 6. Sub-Editor, 7. Creative Director, 8. Camera Person, 9. Radio Jockey
Average Salary Package INR 2.5 – 15 LPA

#7 Bachelor of Hotel Management (B.H.M)

Bachelor of Hotel Management is a 3-4 year undergraduate program. The course teaches and helps students to build their skills in the area of food, housekeeping, production, catering, etc. This is one of the perfect careers for those who are keen on the hospitality industry.

During this course, a student can get ample of career opportunities to build or sharpen their communication, interpersonal other such skills as per their diverse job roles. Students can apply through different job positions like Hotel Manager, Event & Meeting Planner, Food Service Manager, Catering officer, Food & Beverage Manager/Inspector, etc. 

Top Universities/Colleges for BA in Hospitality Management:

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, New Delhi 
  • AIMS Institute, Bengaluru 
  • Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (AIHMCT), Bangalore
Course  Bachelor of Hospitality Management 
Eligibility 10+2 from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% – 60% aggregate marks. 
Course Fees INR 2 to 10 Lakhs 
Job Positions 1. Hotel and Resort Manager, 2.TravelCounselor, 3. Cruise Staff
Average Salary Package INR 3 – 15 LPA


In the detail of this blog, we have mentioned all the top career options available in the Art stream. Hope this whole blog has cleared all your doubts and guided you to choose the best career option after clearing your 12th board from the Art stream. Choose your career wisely as per your choice of interest. Scroll more to check out our top blogs and happy reading!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Candidates who belong from the Art stream or have done BA in their undergraduate course, can apply to various job positions such as Media, teaching, filmmaking, government jobs, etc.

Students must belong or studied art subjects in their 10+2, with a minimum of 55% or above aggregate marks in their 12th boards. 

Yes, students who belong from any other streams can apply for art-based job opportunities. They just need to be keen towards what career they need to opt for as per their choice of interest.

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