Best Career options in Arts stream!

About Arts stream: Arts stream involves the study of subjects like Literature, Languages, Geography, Political science, History etc.Career options and opportunities in Arts stream are endless. With a background in Arts, one can pursue career options such as teaching, nursing, social work, law, politics, business, television, radio artist, content writing, acting, designing, singing and many more. Most of the political leaders, business owners as well as the big names of Indian tinsel town have background in arts stream. The reason of its vast scope is that it provides a wide range of subject choice to study.

Career options in Arts:  Below are some of the best career options available for people from Arts background:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) courses-

  • BA in Journalism: This is a course for people wishing to pursue a career in journalism. They deal with all kind of issues like that of politics, social issues as well as economic conditions. With this degree, one can join some media group as reporter or sub-editor.
  • BA in Political Science: This course involves the study of political history and political systems, both at national and international levels. The study involves the issues like poverty, environmental issues, world terrorism, etc and solutions to these problems.
  • BA in Economics: This is a three year BA degree course opted by Arts students. It is one of the gateways to Indian Administrative Services and students with such background are given higher preference in this field. It is also considered in the private sectors like Banks, finance as well as teachings and business.

The salary of people with such qualifications strongly depends upon the institutes associated with them and the commitment one extends. Many people with this qualification get into teaching career and such people could earn up to 35K rupees per month. People getting into politics and government services can also earn up to 50K rupees per month and many auxiliary privileges.

  • Where to study: BA courses in various fields can be studied at most of the Indian colleges. Some of the best colleges are given below:
  • Delhi University
  • Punjab University
  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Pune University
  • Colleges under Bangalore University
  • Madras Christian College


  • Acting Course: There are both diploma and degree courses available in acting. People with natural flair in acting and good skills in performing art are able to do well in this career. The scope and opportunities in this field are very strong as the film and television industry is one of the most popular and prosperous industries in India. It is one of the highest paying jobs.
  • Where to study:
  • Asian Academy of Film & Television, Noida
  • Film and TV Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
  • Faculty of Performing Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • Ashok Kumar Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mumbai


  • BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Course: BPO course is one of the most sought courses in arts stream. The course structure would include learning the accents as well as languages of the target customers. Their job profile would include customer service. The pay scale in this field is generally good and the average range falls between 10K to 70K rupees per month.
  • Where to study:
  • APTECH (branches all over the country)
  • Orion CALLTECH, (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad)


  • Animation Courses: The Bachelor of Arts in animation and visual arts is a three year long course. Choosing a career in this field requires creativity and the skills of drawing arts. This career offers numerous career opportunities both in India as well as abroad. This job involves creating full length animations, advertising banners for websites, animated movies or advertisement clips. There are different kinds of experts within the animation field and they all need to cooperate for successful results. A trainee animator would receive salary between 10K to 15K rupees per month, a 3-5 years experienced animator receives around 25-40K rupees per month and a highly reputed and highly experienced animator could earn up to 60-80K rupees per month.
  • Where to study: Here are some of the best animation institutes in India
  • The International Institute of Film and Media (I.S.F.M.), Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Arena Academy of Animation(different branches)
  • Graphic Era University, Dehradun
  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts (Z.I.C.A.), Borivali (W) (Maharashtra)
  • NIIT


  • Hotel Management: This is 2-3 years short term professional course that can be pursued after the 12th. The job prospect in this career would include management, customer service, housekeeping, receptionist, accounting, sales and marketing, etc in Hotel industry. They all work in cooperative manner to give warm environment and hospitality to its customers. They are required to be a soft spoken, humble. The salary in this career is good as compared to any other field. Though it would mostly depend on one’s post and experience, the average salary ranges between 40K to 75K rupees per month.
  • Where to study: Here is the list of some hotel management institutes in India
  • Institute of Media, Management and Technology (I.M.M.T.), Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  • Administrative Management College, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Chaitanya College of Management Studies (C.C.M.S.), Vishakapatnam(Andhra Pradesh)


  • Foreign Language Courses: Foreign language experts are required in all fields of industry and there is a wide range of careers available. There are many institutes and colleges providing foreign language courses. The career options of this field would include jobs like that of translation, interpretation, language teacher etc. People in this field can either be self employed like translators or even work for other companies or other agencies.
  • Where to study: Here is the list of top foreign language colleges
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Delhi University
  • Symbiosis International University, Pune


  • Preethi

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    I have completed my higher studies this year. I wish to do MBA. But i dont know clearly about that.I chosen the bio-maths group.I am coming from a middle class family.I have to earn more.I have to rise my family.Please suggest me some ideas mam.What the PG & UG courses are the best to do MBA?Please,help me.

  • disha

    i had recently compeleted my 10th boards next i want to take arts what subjects for ias should i take.

  • Rishiraj Kakoty

    I had recently appeared my HSSLC exam from ARTS stream and next i want to go in a business line, so excluding BBA what line will be best for me

  • divya virmani

    respected mam/ sir .
    with due respect i want to say that i have
    completed 12Th class in 2012. now i am pursing b.a program me from
    non college ( anki devi memmorial college . Could you please suggest me
    what should i do in my career.. please suggest me.

  • twinkle banik

    can i do fashoin designing directly after 12

    • gyan

      hey even i wanted same career option if you got any answer could you send me the detail

  • Kiran P.

    I want to make a career in acting, which college should I join in Delhi for best results ?

  • swati chauhan

    wat will be the best career options if one studies b.a with home science?

  • Aditi jain

    respected sir/madam,
    with due respect i want to say that i have completed 12Th class in 2012. now i am pursing b.a program me from school of open learning in Delhi university. Could you please suggest me what should i do in my career.. please suggest me.
    Divya jain.

    • gyan

      you should have to mentioned your steam

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    I wish to know that what will one study after B.A (eng.lit) or B.A (communicative eng)? what r the best career opportunities? ALso, what r the possibilities 4 a B.A (foreign languages) student? pls answer correctly…….Is there any good colgs 4 dis in south india???

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    What will be the best career options if one studies BA. english literature or communicative english? Also, what r the job opportunities for BA foreign language … What to do after BA?
    Is there any excellent colleges in south india?