There is no doubt about the fact that it is getting tougher and tougher to get jobs nowadays. A mere graduation degree is not enough when the entire world is moving towards professional courses to get a relevant job. When you take up Arts or Humanities during your graduation, the job prospects are seen in academics, media, fashion, tourism, lifestyle, hospitality, government and private sectors. It is always advisable to study further to get a postgraduate degree or pursue a professional course so as to stay ahead of the competition for jobs.
We give below the most popular job-oriented courses in Arts.
Regular Post Graduate Courses
Masters of Business Administration (MBA): The most potential career option after graduation in Arts is a degree in Management or Masters of Business Administration. The 2-year management course from a reputed institute paves the path for a career in the field of business management. Graduate students, who clear the entrance test, group discussion and interview are eligible for the management course. Some of the reputed entrance tests conducted by the best institutes are CAT/MAT/ XAT/ FMS/IIFT/SNAP.
Masters of Arts (MA): Going for a MA degree from a reputed institute can open the doors for M-Phil and a PhD program, which further enhances the job opportunities, especially in academics and research. There are specialised subjects which come under the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences disciplines, and fall within the Master of Arts category.
Popular Professional Courses
Hotel Management: Demand for trained professionals in the hotel industry has been constantly growing. The eligibility is 10+2 for undergraduates. Graduates can apply for the postgraduate program in hotel management. Most popular hotel management courses for graduates are PG Diploma in Dietetics and Hospital Food Service, Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Certificate Course in Hotel Catering Management, MBA in Tourism & Hotel Management, Post Graduation in Program Management (PGPM) and International Diploma in Hotel Management.
Travel and Tourism: Tourism industry is another sector which has bright job prospects. A travel and tourism course after graduation can entitle a candidate to jobs in different areas like as state tourism departments, immigration and customs, travel agencies, etc. There are diploma and certification courses available after graduation to pursue in the tourism industry. The Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) is a two-year course approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Some of the other popular courses after graduation in travel and tourism are Diploma in Destination Management, Advance Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management, PG Diploma in Tourism Management (PGDTM), PG Diploma in Tourism (PGDT) etc.
Mass Communication: The expanding trend of the print and electronic media has opened up many avenues. A PG Diploma Programme in Mass communication opens up job avenues in many areas : Journalism, Films and Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Communication, Entertainment Management, Media, etc. Some popular courses in this industry 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, etc.
Multimedia and 3D Animation: A specialisation in Multimedia and Animation (MMA) after graduation is a perfect course to head start your career in the media, entertainment, education, mobile applications, or advertising world. This course helps you to create a digital world that connects the audience through graphics, images, text, videos and sound. There are lots of job opportunities as logo designer, graphics designer, game designer, multimedia designer, 3D art director, gaming artist, animation film maker, etc.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and NET: If you are interested in taking up teaching profession, a B.Ed degree is very essential after graduation. You can join schools, both government or private, after B.Ed degree. On the other hand, post-graduation along with NET opens up your option for teaching in colleges or universities.
Foreign Language: Foreign language experts or translators are in great demand in the corporate world and embassies to facilitate easy communication for proper business transactions. There are some certificate courses and PG diploma courses in foreign languages. Some can even opt for PhD in foreign languages and these are offered at select universities in India. You can take the role of Diplomatic Service Professional, Translator, Foreign Language Trainer, Interpreter, etc.
Fashion and Textile Designing: It can be a two-year regular PG course or 1 year diploma course, depending on the University. A postgraduate management course in fashion and textile designing focus on the Textiles, Apparel, Footwear, Accessories, and other areas of fashion industry. Specialisation can be on various subjects like Marketing, Retailing, Merchandising, Brand Management, Supply Chain Management, Export Management, Market Research, etc. National Institute of Design (NID), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and Pearl Academy of Fashion are some of the prominent institutes offering this course.
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