Top Courses After 12th Arts in 2020 - Career Options, Colleges, Exams

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: July 15, 2020

Courses after 12th Arts are a good option if you are among the creative ones. Popular course after class 12th arts if B.A. B.A. courses have various specializations to choose from. Other Arts courses after 12th include BJMC, Hotel Management, BBA, etc.

Courses After Class 12 Arts

The students who have completed their Class 12 in Arts stream will have numerous courses to choose from. Now that the CBSE 12th results 2018 are declared and interestingly the CBSE toppers 2018 are from Humanities/Arts stream as well, this article will detail out the course options after 12th arts in detail for better understanding.

Bachelors of Art or BA is one of the most popular degrees amongst aspirants who are looking for courses after 12th arts. BA degree has no specific classification and offers various specializations to students who look forward to making a career in varied fields.

The advantage of the bachelor of arts programme is that students do not need to have completed high school in a specified stream in order to pursue the courses after 12th arts. BA degree can be pursued by students of arts, commerce as well as science. BA programmes are a good option for candidates who want to simultaneously prepare for competitive exams such as Civil Services/ UPSC, Chartered Accountancy (CA), Bank PO (IBPS) etc.

You can choose any of the following arts courses after class 12th depending on your interest and future career plans. The list is not restricted to these. There are many niche courses that are also available for students. If you have any specific query, you can also post a question in the CollegeDekho QnA section and we will try to help you in the best possible way we can. Check the list of BA programmes and other art courses below:

Courses after 12th Arts:

Course/Stream NameDuration of the CourseAbout the Course/ Career ScopeColleges Offering Course
Event Management3 Years

In today's time, events have become an important part of our lives - be it in the world of music, television, politics or sports - we are some way or the other involved in a major happening. Pursuing a management course in the field will enable you to become successful event managers. It will help you develop the requisite skills in the field including event bidding, project planning, financial reporting and marketing for events. Today, there is a lot of demand for event managers and choosing a career in Event Management is a good one if you are looking forward to exploring the field!

Event Management Colleges in India
Hotel Management3 YearsThe course will help the students to develop required skills in the area of food production, housekeeping, front office operation, catering, food and beverage service etc. It is one of the best commercial courses and the scope for getting placed at various reputed hotels is high. Graduates may find employment opportunities across a range of public as well as private enterprises including theme parks, leisure facilities, conferences, hotels, exhibitions etc.Hotel Management Colleges in India
Fashion Design4 YearsThe course will help the students to develop skills in creating original designs for garments, luggage, jewelry, footwear etc. - depending on what a candidate is interested in. The students will also study the ever-changing fashion trends in the market along with its acceptance, rejection and overall impact. The course will help develop the creativity level of the students. You can later find decent employment opportunities in export houses, garment manufacturing units, textile companies, designer wear showrooms etc. as fashion consultants, merchandisers, costume designer, sales and so on.Fashion Designing Colleges in India
Journalism & Mass Communication3 YearsIf you are interested in working in media, B.A Journalism & Mass Communication is the course that helps develop the required skills to function in the field. Today, the requirement of skilled media personnel has increased. Various channels are mushrooming in the current scenario and the scope for getting placed is high. One can seek opportunities in media houses, newspapers, news channels, radio stations, ad agencies etc.Journalism & Mass Comm Colleges in India


3 YearsIf you are keen to know about the society and its functional aspects, B.A Sociology is the course that gives a clear understanding of the ways a society operates. The course will enable the students to identify various social problems and figure out solutions.Sociology Colleges in India
Political Science3 YearsIf you are interested to know about the concepts of the political system and Indian administration system, B.A Political Science is the course that gives a clear insight into Indian political system, concepts, political thoughts, and constitution of various countries. The candidates who are aspiring for IAS can take up this course. This course will also lay a foundation to UPSC civil services examination.Political Science Colleges in India
Economics3 YearsThis course will enable the students to understand the key concepts of the economy. The course will help the students to understand theories through statistical analysis. The candidates can take up MBA course after B.A Economics, which will be an added advantage. The students can also go for Masters in Economics and become professors/lecturers.Economics Colleges in India


3 YearsIf you have a keen interest in literature, B.A. English is the best course for you. The course gives a detailed insight on literary works of various writers, poets, and dramatists. The students who complete this course will have numerous opportunities as content writers, English news readers and much more. The candidates can also take up Master’s in English and become professors.English Colleges in India
Bachelor of Fine Arts3 Years

This course will be suitable for those who are interested in the creative side of things. The course will help the students to study the visual form of arts.

BFA Colleges in India

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3 Years

The course will develop the business skills among the students by giving a clear explanation on various aspects of business, economy, and others. The candidates who complete BBA and take up MBA will have more advantage and will be able to understand the concepts better. The employability rate is high for this course.

BBA Colleges in India

Also Read: Top 10 Hotel Management Colleges in India

The candidates who have completed their Class 12 in arts can directly apply for these courses. While most arts colleges in India offer direct admission to applicants on the basis of their class 12th marks, there are others that conduct course-specific entrance exams for arts courses (Journalism & Mass Comm, BBA etc.) for granting admissions. It is important to understand the selection criteria of arts colleges in India before applying. If you have shortlisted any college or course, you can ask CollegeDekho experts for college options through the QnA section.

Also Read: Top 10 Arts Colleges in Delhi University

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