Arts Subjects: Eligibility Criteria, Top Exams and Job Opportunities

Arts Subjects: Eligibility Criteria, Top Exams and Job Opportunities

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Arpta Singh
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Updated on May 30, 2024 16:20 IST

Arts stream involves different subjects such as visual arts, humanities, literary arts and performing arts. Candidates with Arts stream can diverse knowledge of about language, social issues, history, world affairs, historical events etc. There are many categorisation of Arts stream. Arts subject is studied mainly under three main headers. Candidates can refer the space below to know about the various categorisation of Arts stream. Refer the article below to know about Arts subject, job opportunities and more.

Arts Subjects and Career Prospects

Arts is one of the preferred course by students after completing their intermediate. Arts is a wide subject which involves the study of various subjects. Arts is mainly related with the study of developement of creative skills, human condition etc. Arts is a stream which involves various techniques and methodologies that is critical or speculative. Arts stream involves different subjects such as visual arts, humanities, literary arts and performing arts. Candidates with Arts stream can diverse knowledge of about language, social issues, history, world affairs, historical events etc. There are many categorisation of Arts stream. Arts subject is studied mainly under three main headers. Candidates can refer the space below to know about the various categorisation of Arts stream. 

  • Fine Arts: Fine Arts is a form of art related for its aesthetic value and beauty. It is the study of drawing, sculpture, painting, literature, pottery, printmaking, ceramics, and murals. 
  • Visual Arts: Visual Arts is related to creative art form whose products can be seen by sight. The art forms includes film-making, painting, and sculpture.
  • Performing Arts: Performing Arts is a form art related to creative art activity which involves artists physical ability such as body, face and presence to perform in front of an audience. Different forms of performing arts include music, drama, singing, dance, and stand-up comedy.

Also Read: Career after Creative Arts

Arts: Highlights

Aspirants willing to pursue Arts subject need to go through the table below to know about the Arts course in details. Candidates can check out some of the important points related to Arts courses like course level, course duration, entrance exams, average salaries, course fees, top recruiters and top job profiles listed below in the table:  

Highlights

Details

Course Level

Certificate (6 months- 1 year)

Diploma (1 year- 4 years)

Undergraduate (3-4 years)

Postgraduate (2 years)

Popular Courses

Certificate: Certificate in Acting, Certificate in Classical Music, Certificate in Kathak etc

Diploma: Diploma in Performing Arts (Drama), Diploma in Performing Arts(Vocal), Diploma in Filmmaking and Acting, Diploma in Television Acting, Diploma in Theatre

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Performing Arts in Music, Bachelor of Performing Arts in Drama, Bachelor of Performing Arts in Theatre/ Dramatics,Bachelor of Performing Arts in Classical Dance (Kathak/Odissi/Bharatnatyam)

Postgraduate: Master of Performing Arts in Music, Bachelor of Performing Arts in Classical Dance Forms, Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting and Theatre

Duration

Certificate: 1-12 months

Diploma: 6 months- 1 years

UG: 3- 4 years

PG: 2 years

Admission Process

Entrance-based or Direct-Admission

Examination Type

Semester-wise

Course Fee

INR 2-6 LPA

Top Colleges

Rabindra Bharti UniversityBanaras Hindu UniversityUPES School of DesignAmity University

Average Starting Salary

INR 3-10 LPA

Job Positions

Actor, Drama Artist, Choreographer, Musician, Therapist, Theatre Director, Cinematographer, Community Arts Worker,Theatre Teacher

Entrance Exams

PUBDETCUETURATPG

 Top Recruiting Companies

Film and Television Institute of India, Balaji Telefilms, YRF Studios, Universal Arts, Iris Media

Also Read: Career in Commercial Arts

Arts Courses: Required Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to pursue Arts course need to know about the specific eligibility criteria for Arts subject. Before applying for the Arts subject, candidates must thoroughly check the required eligibility criteria to take admission in a university or college.

UG courses: Candidates must have passed class 12th in any stream like Science/Commerce/Humanities from a recognised board with a minimum of 50% marks.

There are age limits as well in some colleges and institutes.

PG Courses: Candidates should have a graduation degree from a recognised college/university with a minimum of 50% marks.

Arts Subjects

There are various degree courses available in Arts subjects. Candidates can check the table below to know about some of the popular Arts subjects here.

Arts Subjects

English

Human Rights and Gender Studies

Hindi

Public Administration

History

Fine Arts

Geography

Legal Studies

Psychology

Home Science

Political Science

Music

Sociology

Mass Media Studies

Philosophy

Informatics Practices

Physical Education

Fashion Studies

Entrepreneurship

 

Additional Art Subjects

Apart from the above-mentioned subjects, there are a few optional Art subjects as well that are offered at colleges and institutes including Foreign Languages like French, Japanese, German etc., Creative Writing, Carnatic Music, Folk Music, Western Music, Dance etc. There are various optional subjects under Art streams. Some of them are listed below:

Arabic

Bengali

Assamese

Bodo

Dance

French

German

Fashion Studies

Gujarati

Informatics Practices

Japanese

Persian

Legal Studies

Malayalam

Manipuri

Kannada

Graphics

Computer Science

Kashmiri

Bhutia

Mathematics

Lepcha

Tibetan

Sanskrit

Sculpture

Russian

Painting

Telugu

Physical Education

Telugu AP

Mizo

Sindhi

Limboo

Music

Tangkhul

Tamil

Odia

Urdu

Punjabi

Spanish

Commercial Art

Media Studies

Telangana

Entrepreneurship

Nepali

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Popular Entrance Exams for Admission to Arts Courses

In order to get admission in Arts subject graduation courses, candidates must have passed class 12th with a minimum passing mark. Meanwhile, some universities and colleges also have their specific entrance exams. Some of the exams are listed below

Entrance Name Registration Details Exam Details
PUBDET 2024 Admit Card out on July 18, 2024 July 27, 2024 and July 28, 2024
CUET 2024

Result to be released in June, 2024

May 15, 2024 to May 31, 2023

NSD Entrance Exam

To be announced

To be announced

Calcutta University Entrance Exam

To be announced

To be announced

URATPG 2024 Registration to start in June 2024 To be announced

Career Opportunities in Arts Stream

The Arts Stream includes a wide range of subjects and has multiple career options as well. Arts students can opt job as per their interest and skills. Given below are some of the popular streams in which candidate can make their career.

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FAQs related to Arts Subjects

Q. What are arts subjects?

A. Some of the popular subjects in Arts Stream are Geography, Socilology, Hindi, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, History, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, Computer Science, Regional language and many others. 

Q. What are the subjects in 12th arts?

A. Some of the main subjects included in the class 12th (Arts) are as follows Economics, Geography, English, Sociology, History and Psychology.

Q. Is Arts good for future? 

A. Humanities or Arts increases students analysis powers. It prepares students for future job that deals with logical reasoning, cummunication skills etc. 

Q. Can I take arts with maths in Class 11?

A. Yes. You can opt for Arts with along with maths in 11th standard. But the important criteria is that candidates should have taken math in class 10th as well. 

Q. What are BA subjects?

A. Some of the important BA subjects include English, History, Journalism and Mass Communication, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, French, Religious Studies etc. 

Q. What are the popular exams for admission Arts?

A. Popular subjects for admission in Arts are DUET (Delhi University Entrance Test), BHU UET (Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test), JNUEE (Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam) and TISS NET (Tata Institute of Social Science Bachelor's Admission Test).

Q. What are the career options available in Arts stream?

A. Different career opportunities available in Arts stream are in fields like Law, Teaching, Tourism, Media and Journalism, Management, Hotel Management, IAS/IPS etc.

Q. What are the eigibility criteria to take admission in UG courses in Arts stream?

A. In order to take admission in UG courses in Arts stream candidates should have passed class 12th in any stream like Science/Commerce/Humanities from a recognised board with a minimum of 50% marks.

Q. What are the eligibility criteria to take admission in PG courses in Arts stream?

A. To get admission in PG courses in Arts stream, candidates should have a gradudation degree from a recognised college/university with an aggregate 50% marks.

Q. Is there any scope in arts?

A. There are multiple career opportunities for Fine Arts degree holders in various domains like cinema, television, art studios, educational institutions, designing, advertising companies, etc. 

Q. Should I choose science or arts?

A. You can choose any stream between Science or Arts depending on your area of interest and passion. Both the streams have wide career opportunities.

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