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Diploma Courses that you can Pursue after Class 12 Arts Stream

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 13, 2022 04:13 pm IST
  • Diploma courses provide entry into new fields for which there are no formal degree programmes.
  • These courses will provide you with opportunities to explore your creativity.
  • Find out more about Diploma in Arts stream below.
Diploma Courses that you can Pursue after Class 12 Arts Stream

Want to do something different from the regular Bachelors’ of Arts programme? There are various fields that you can explore after your class 12 examinations. As a student from the Arts field there will be various opportunities for you that will help you explore your creativity and open some unusual job options for you.

If you are looking forward to some highly focused, creative and short-term courses, diploma courses are one of the bright options for you. Here are some of the diploma courses that you can pursue after completing class 12 from arts stream.

List of Diploma Courses for Arts Students after Class 12:

Name of the Course


About the Course

Job and Scope

Salary (per month)

Diploma in Interior Designing

6 months to 1 year (depending on the institute)

This course is structured in order to impart basic structuring and interior layouts. It also covers aspects like lighting, construction, art and graphics software.

After completing this course, you will get opportunities to intern and work at architectural consultancies and firms. You can also work as freelancers and create designs for individual clients.

Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000

Diploma in Advertising and Marketing

1 year

This programme covers topics like corporate communication, media planning, script writing, public relations and importance of advertising and marketing research.

There is a huge requirement of diploma holders in this field who can write, research and develop client pipeline for enhancing the sales by promoting brands and engaging consumers in the product development process.

Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 10,000

Diploma in 3D Animation

6 months to 1 year (depending on the institute)

In this course, you will be studying about the basic designing courses, colour theory, 3D animation, storyboarding concepts as well as composting.

Animation diploma holders get various job opportunities in creative agencies, digital designing companies, software companies and other digital industries

Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12,000

Diploma in Event Management

1 year

The course imparts different skills include finance management, legal aspects, event planning, public relations and brand promotions. It helps you understand the entire event organising and management process.

Various event organising companies hire event planners that can help in conducting huge events such as brand promotions, award ceremonies, conference, etc.

Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 8,000

Diploma in Multimedia

1 year to 18 months

You will learn about different styling programming scripts, software applications such as Photoshop, CSS and Adobe Creative Suite in this programme. You will also learn digital editing through this programme.

You can find jobs in the domain of website and template designing. Multimedia experts are also required in various creative and digital agencies for roles like graphic designer, image editor, audio editor, etc.

Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 15,000

Diploma in Sound Recording

1 year

Various topics covered under this programme are sound editing, film sound, music production and various audio editing software required in the industry.

The entertainment industry has a huge requirement for individuals who can edit and mix sounds. You can find jobs at studios, television and film sets, etc.

Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12,000

Diploma in Photography

3 months to 1 year

Diploma in Photography covers usage of camera, lighting concepts, different types of photography and visual concepts. You will also learn covering images in different locations and environments.

Skilled photographers can work with different studios and fashion houses. There is a huge requirement for photography experts in the entertainment industry as well. Aspirants can also start their own photo studios.

Photography assistants can earn Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 6,000.

Studio Owners earn up to Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month.

Diploma in Travel & Tourism

1 year

The programme will impart knowledge regarding various tourism geographies, customer relationship management and importance of good communication skills. You will also learn different skills essential for working in the tourism industry.

After pursuing this course, you will get opportunities to work with different travel agencies, hire companies and public transportation agencies. As a tour planner, you can also take up front office jobs at various travel agencies and other such organisations.

Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000

Diploma in Various Languages

1 year

Diploma can be done in different languages including regional languages as well as foreign languages.

There are good opportunities after these courses for working in regional newspapers and magazines.

Foreign language diploma holders will get job opportunities as translators and interpreters. Freelance working opportunities are also possible in this field.

Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 15,000 depending on the language

Salary options after pursuing a diploma are not as great as the options after degree courses, however, you can choose to pursue graduation after completing diploma.

These courses can be very helpful for students who are not sure about the degree programmes they want to pursue. They can pursue these short-term courses and decide the field in which they want to pursue graduation.

Also, these courses are field-specific and provide entry into new fields for which there are no formal degree programmes. You can also brighten your job scope after these programmes by pursuing post-graduate diplomas in the same field. Find out more about diploma courses at


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