Courses After Graduation in Arts

There is no doubt about the fact that competition in education is getting tougher day by day. You have to secure either excellence in your graduation or a postgraduate course to be able to compete with the world.  If you have a specific interest in subjects like English, Political Science, Geography, History, and Economics, then arts is the ideal stream for you. There are many students and their parents who have a misunderstanding and displaced prejudice when it comes to the field of arts as it is considered as a regular stream for most of the Indian parents but these people are ignorant that there a lot of opportunity waiting for you when it comes to the real world scenario in the field of arts.

In fact, the scholars who are reading arts have exceptional opportunities for professional competitive exams like UPSC civil service examination. So if you comprehensively study subjects of arts during your schooling, it can definitely help you to crack competitive entrance examinations. The job prospects after pursuing graduation in arts and Humanities during your graduation can be seen as in academics, media, fashion, tourism, lifestyle, hospitality, government, and private sectors. When you pass any stream of arts, it is advisable to go for postgraduate courses.

Students can also seek government jobs in various departments and ministries from the arts stream. The UPSC civil services exam which is the most favoured qualifying exam for IAS, IPS, IFS and other high-level bureaucrats is also a top-notch career option among the students who have passed graduation from Arts stream. Some other career opportunities that can be classified in the field of arts are Banking sector recruitment exams, SSC / Staff Selection Commission Exams or competitive state exams to join the bureaucracy.

Following are the most important courses after graduation in arts-  

M.A. Course

It is a post-graduate programme which is awarded after completion of two years. The program is available in various subjects including various languages such as English, Hindi and other territorial languages and foreign languages. This course is pursued in two semesters.

Some of the most popular universities in India are Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Alagappa Universities, Andhra University, Assam University etc. You can also pursue this course via correspondence or distance education.


➣Applicant should have completed their bachelor’s degree in the respective subject.

➣Candidate should face a personal interview after getting admission in the particular course.

MBA Course

It is the most popular option after clearing your bachelor degree in bachelor of arts. This career has the potential to pave your path of success in business management. There are certain entrance exams which you have to clear to get admission in the most reputed institutes of India.

Eligibility criteria -

➣Clear entrance exams such as  CAT/MAT/ XAT/ FMS/IIFT/SNAP.

➣Acquire graduation from a reputed institute.

PGDM Course

PGDM is also defined as a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).  You can pursue PGDM in the following division of management after completing your graduation from arts.

 PGDM HR Course

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Duration: 2 Years

Post Graduation Diploma in Banking and Finance

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Duration: 2 Years

  • B.Ed- If you are interested in teaching, then you can pursue B.ed after completing your graduation. If you successfully attain this degree, you can teach in schools and nurseries. After years of experience, you can even become a lecturer in a university or college.
The Eligibility criteria maintain a  bachelor's degree in a particular domain.  

The time duration of this course 4 years
  • Journalism, Film, Media, and Mass Communication (M.J.M.C) - The trend of electronic and mass media has opened up many opportunities for youth especially in news channels, television, and movies. Some other popular courses associated with mass communication are Master of Science in Mass Communication, Master of Arts in Mass Communication, Master of Media Studies, Master of Arts in Journalism, Master of Communication Studies, Master of Communication & Journalism.

Eligibility criteria -

Bachelor’s degree in arts or any other stream.

  • Multimedia and 3D Animation: You can kick start your career after specialization in Multimedia and Animation (MMA) after graduation. It is a classic course to commence your career in the media, entertainment, education, mobile applications, or the broadcasting world. This course aids you to create a digital world that relates the people through graphics, images, text, videos, and sound. A  lot of job opportunities and scope of employment is present in this field. After pursuing this course, you can become a logo designer, graphics designer, game designer, multimedia designer, 3D art director, gaming artist, animation filmmaker, etc. You can also open your own venture.

Eligibility criteria -

Bachelor’s degree in arts or any other stream.

  • Fashion/textile designing - It can be a two-year regular PG course or 1-year diploma course, depending on the University. Interested applicants can pursue a postgraduate management course in fashion and textile and craft their career in the Textiles, Apparel, Footwear, Accessories, and other areas of the fashion industry. In this course, You will gain specialization on various subjects like Marketing, Retailing, Merchandising, Brand Management, Supply Chain Management, Export Management, Market Research, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in arts or any other stream.


Some other important courses that can be pursued after graduation in arts ;

  • LLB
  • BSW
  • Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib.Sc)
  • Animation
  • Fashion Designing
  • Interior Designing
  • Jewellery Designing
  • Advertising
  • Event Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Vocational Courses

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