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ARTS

Arts is a broad discipline wherein the emphasis is given to the development of critical and analytical thinking, acquiring knowledge in meaningful ways or creative expression. It is concerned with powerful forms of cultural, social, and personal expression. Therefore, students who are interested in learning about human psychology, world affairs or have an inclination towards creativity can pursue courses falling under the arts discipline.

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It incorporates a wide variety of fields like literary arts (poetry, scriptwriting or creative writing), games (animation, graphic designing) performing arts (music, dance, singing, martial arts, theatre), and visual arts (photography, painting, interior design, sculpture). With the use of VFX, animation, multimedia across different industries, the popularity of art courses has been increasing the world over. After completing a degree under arts discipline students can make their career as an animator, commercial artist, art director, VFX artist, illustrator, art director, etc 

Program Levels:

The Study in India partner institutes offers a wide range of art courses across 3 program levels, namely - Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD. The choice of the subjects within each of these levels depends on students and eligibility set by different institutes. 


1) Undergraduate (UG) 

A bachelor’s degree in arts discipline is a full-time course with a duration of 3 years and students can pursue it after completing their 10+2 in any stream. 

2) Post-graduate (PG)

A master’s degree in arts is a full-time course with a duration of 2 years and the students can pursue them after completing their undergraduate degree. 

3) PhD 

PhD is a doctorate level degree and the students can pursue it after their post-graduation in the science discipline. 

Please note, the eligibility for various courses under the arts discipline differs across institutes. Therefore, before applying students can confirm the minimum required percentage across all the levels (and other eligibility) through the Institute Search page. 

Branches of Arts: 

The branches provided by the Study in India partner institutes under the arts discipline are mentioned in the table below. 

Animation and Graphic Design 

Anthropology 

Applied Psychology 

Communication and Media

Design

Education

English

Fashion Design

Film and TV Production 

Fine Arts

French

Geography

German

Healthcare Tourism and Hospitality

History

Interior Design

Journalism 

Liberal Arts 

Literature 

Music 

Performing Arts

Philosophy 

Political Science 

Psychology 

Public Administration 

PR and Event Management

Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture 

Theatre Arts 

Dance

Visual Media and Communication 


However, some of the popular branch choices under arts discipline include: 

  1. Animation and Graphic Design 

Animation and Graphic design is a subject that has lately gained popularity. Students are taught to create animations, multimedia applications, logos, interactive applications, packaging, web pages, etc. They are encouraged to develop skills in conducting research, creative thinking, and building visual languages. In a nutshell, it deals with animation or design technologies and practices. 

  1. Liberal Arts 

In the current time, liberal arts deals with the knowledge of a handful of fields such as literature, sociology, creative arts, psychology, and much more. The study of liberal arts usually consists of four major areas namely arts, humanities, social science, and natural science. The main focus lies on the development of soft skills, communication, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills as well. 

  1. Education

Education is an art subject that enables specialization in childhood education, health education, primary / secondary / vocational teaching. In general, students opting for education are trained to teach a specific subject matter. Moreover, education as a subject puts emphasis on effective communication skills, problem-solving skills along with planning lessons, target learning, and curriculum designing. 

  1. English 

In today’s time, English is one of the most widely spoken languages (native and non-native speakers). As a subject, it involves the study of literature, cultural studies, and literary history. It also offers a deep understanding of English grammar, written, oral, and communication skills. A degree in English opens up a host of career opportunities for students (across many fields) such as teaching, language experts, publishing, etc.

  1. History

History as an art subject consists of vast domains/ fields (such as art history, ancient history, cultural history, economic history, and world history) and the curriculum often differs across countries. Therefore, it is concerned with the study of how human civilization has evolved from prehistory to the present time. 

  1. Journalism

The study of journalism mainly revolves around developing searching/collecting skills as well as effective presentation of information to the audience. A course in journalism equips the students with theoretical knowledge of media and ethical or social issues. Apart from print media, a journalist can work in companies that deal in magazines, newspapers, television, or radio.

  1. Media and Communication 

In general terms, media and communication is majorly concerned with disseminating information/news among the masses. Apart from this, it also incorporates other branches such as reporting, film production and direction, event management, public relations, advertising, and corporate communication. 

  1. Political Science 

Political Science is one of the most sought-after subjects around the world and it is concerned with the study of global politics, how different governments, states, or agencies work. In addition to this, students are taught the practical application of all the learnings for the betterment of the country. Not only this, but students also get to learn about incorporating political ideologies, policies, and the study of diplomacy as well.  

  1. Psychology 

Psychology is a multidisciplinary subject that delves deep into the study of human behaviour, personality, memory, reasoning, emotions, consciousness, and human development too. In addition to this, the study of psychology puts an emphasis on understanding mental health as well. Students are taught a range of topics from human behaviour, psychological disorders, psychology of individual differences, social psychology, and developmental psychology. 

  1. Fine Arts 

In simple terms, fine art is a vast subject concerned with the study of performing arts (including painting, sculpture, photography, literature, and animation) and visual arts (including dance, theatre, and music). A course in fine arts is good for students who have a creative bent of mind as they are trained to become artists in the field of their choice.

Career Options:

After obtaining a degree in arts the students have multiple career options to choose from. Some of them are mentioned in the table below. 

Psychologist 

Psychotherapist 

Counsellor 

Photographer 

Psychology Professor 

Professional Artist 

Social Worker 

Teacher 

Human Resource Manager

Career Counsellor

Special Education Teacher 

Art Therapist


Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) What are the best career options after completing Arts Courses?

After completing a degree in Arts courses, you can choose from a wide range of career options like fashion designer, graphic designer, social workers, career counsellor, journalist, teacher, event manager, etc. 

2) What are the skills required to have a good career in the Arts field?

Skills required to have a good career in the arts field include interpersonal and social skills, creativity, social awareness, problem-solving and decision-making, ability to work in a team, verbal and written communication skills. 

3) What is the eligibility criteria for arts courses?

The minimum requirement for pursuing an undergraduate degree in arts is 10+2, for pursuing a postgraduate degree it is bachelors, and for pursuing a PhD degree, it is a masters degree. However, you should check the specific eligibility criteria for different Arts courses at the time of applying. 

4) What is the course duration of popular Arts courses?

The duration of popular Arts courses depends on different program levels. For undergraduate courses, it is 3 years, for post-graduate courses, it ranges between 1-2 years and for doctorate courses, it ranges from 3-6 years. 

5) Why should you consider a degree in arts?

You can consider pursuing a degree in arts discipline as they equip you with soft skills, practical learning, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, etc. These skills help you make a successful career across different fields. 

6) The difference between journalism and mass communication. 

Journalism is concerned with gathering information or news of the day to day matters and making the public aware of the same. On the other hand, mass communication refers to different ways of conveying information or news to the public through the use of mass media. 

7) What is the difference between fine arts and applied arts?

Fine arts involves the study of painting, sculpture, drawing, pottery, literature, printmaking, etc. It deals with the aesthetic value of artform. On the contrary, applied arts involves the study of architecture, interior designing, graphic designing, fashion designing and visual communication. It deals with the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use. 

8) What is the difference between visual arts and performing arts courses?

Visual arts refers to art forms like architecture, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, videos, filmmaking, design and crafts whereas performing arts refer to creative activities like theatre, dancing, singing, public speaking, etc. 

9) I am interested in pursuing a career in psychology. How can I begin?

If you wish to make a career in psychology then the first step is to pursue higher education in this field. Once you are done with your 10+2, you can apply for a bachelors in psychology. You may find this course under the Arts discipline on the Study in India website.

10) Is pursuing a career in political science a good option?

Political Science is one of the most sought after arts subjects and is concerned with the study of global politics, the function of different governments and states. If you are interested in learning about political ideologies, policy-making or diplomacy then you can go ahead and pursue political science.  

11) What can I do after BA in Political Science?

After you have obtained a BA degree in Political Science you can either continue your higher studies and pursue masters in the same field or you can start your professional career by finding a job. 

12) Can I pursue a masters in Arts if I am a Science graduate?

Yes, you can pursue masters in Arts if you are a Science graduate. However, it is advised that you check the specific eligibility at the time of applying. 

13) Do Art courses have scope in future?

Arts is one of the fastest-growing fields and it provides a wide range of job options to the students opting for Art courses like Advertising Companies, Art Companies, Theatre Production Product Designing, Publishing Houses, Magazines, Television, Graphic Arts, etc. Hence, arts discipline has a bright scope in the present times and will have even in the future too.

14) What are the skills required to have a good career in Art?

Students opting for art courses are required to have creative and artistic skills, good drawing skills, eye for details, time management skills, visual imagination, observation, story-telling skills, etc

15) What is the difference between a BA and a BFA?

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is for students who want to pursue a career in the art-related field only. On the other hand, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is for students who want to pursue a career in graphic design, or want to become a professional artist. 

Study in India Partner Institute for ARTS COURSES.

No. of Institute :

Amity University Uttar Pradesh

Location: Noida ,Uttar Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 180

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Location: Coimbatore ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 2456

Andhra University

Location: Visakhapatnam ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 591

Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College(Autonomous)

Location: Sivakasi ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 57

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER)

Location: Chennai ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 5340

Bharathiar University,

Location: Coimbatore ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.11
No.of Seats: 249

Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)

Location: Pune ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 468

Centre for Buddhist Studies, K.J.Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies

Location: Mumbai ,Maharashtra
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 80

Chandigarh University

Location: GREATER MOHALI ,Punjab
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.28
No.of Seats: 8798

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University)

Location: Wardha ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 478

Farook College (Autonomous)

Location: Kozhikode ,Kerala
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 57

GITAM (Deemed to be University) - Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad

Location: Visakhapatnam ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 8598

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Location: New Delhi ,Delhi
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1974

Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab

Location: Amritsar ,Punjab
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 634

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)

Location: chennai ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 865

Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai

Location: Raipur ,Chhattisgarh
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 32

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Location: Kanpur ,Uttar Pradesh
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 180

Jain University Bangalore

Location: Bengaluru ,Karnataka
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 28413

KALASALINGAM ACADEMY OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Location: Srivilliputhur ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1015

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)

Location: Bhubaneswar ,Odisha
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.48
No.of Seats: 19305

KARPAGAM ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Location: COIMBATORE ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating: 3.33
No.of Seats: 248

Koneru Lakshamaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University)

Location: Vaddeswaram ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 5386

Kongunadu Arts and Science College

Location: Coimbatore ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 55

LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY

Location: Phagwara ,Punjab
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 72959

M. E. S. Keveeyam College

Location: Valanchery ,Kerala
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.44
No.of Seats: 23

MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY

Location: Rohtak ,Haryana
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 245

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Location: Manipal ,Karnataka
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 174

Marwadi Education Foundation's Group of Institutions

Location: Rajkot ,Gujarat
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating: 3.51
No.of Seats: 7157

Nalanda University,Bihar

Location: Nalanda ,Bihar
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 160

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Location: Mumbai ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.59
No.of Seats: 233

National Forensic Sciences University

Location: Gandhinagar ,Gujarat
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 250

National Institute of Technology Rourkela Odisha

Location: Rourkela ,Orissa
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 285

NIRMALA COLLEGE ,MUVATTUPUZHA

Location: MUVATTUPUZHA ,Kerala
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating: 3.73
No.of Seats: 12

Nitte (Deemed to be University)

Location: Mangalore ,Karnataka
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.4
No.of Seats: 32

Osmania University

Location: Hyderabad ,Telangana
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.52
No.of Seats: 762

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU)

Location: Gandhinagar ,Gujarat
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.39
No.of Seats: 480

Presidency College

Location: Bangalore ,Karnataka
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.52
No.of Seats: 200

PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

Location: Coimbatore ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 188

Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab

Location: Patiala ,Punjab
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.34
No.of Seats: 224

RASHTRIYA RAKSHA UNIVERSITY

Location: GANDHINAGAR ,Gujarat
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 365

Rathinam College of Arts and Science

Location: Coimbatore ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.60
No.of Seats: 495

Sacred Heart College Kochi

Location: Ernakulam ,Kerala
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 126

Sadguru Gadage Maharaj College, Karad

Location: Karad ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.63
No.of Seats: 299

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)

Location: Pune ,Maharashtra
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 192

Shiv Nadar University

Location: Greater Noida ,Uttar Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 57

Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

Location: Solan ,Himachal Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1512

SIKSHA 'O' ANUSANDHAN

Location: BHUBANESWAR ,Odisha
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1035

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Location: Chengalpattu ( Chennai Area) ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1441

St. Berchmans College (Autonomous)

Location: Kottayam ,Kerala
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 71

St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

Location: Ernakulam ,Kerala
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 32

St. Xavier`s College

Location: Kolkata ,West Bengal
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 51

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Location: Pune ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1583

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra

Location: Mumbai ,Maharashtra
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 520

UPES

Location: Dehradun ,Uttarakhand
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1470

Uttaranchal University

Location: Dehradun ,Uttarakhand
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 1600

Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology& Research (VFSTR) University

Location: GUNTUR ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 404

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