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Top Short-term Job-Oriented Courses After B.A (Arts)

Today, Mandira is beaming with joy! She has passed her graduation with flying colors. After all, graduation is a milestone for every student. So, the next step for Mandira will be to enroll herself in a B.Ed, M.A, or M.B.A course like the majority of other art graduates, but she has other plans.

She is not interested in further studies. She wants to contribute to the household income as soon as possible. Thus, joining a regular course of 1-2 years duration is just out of question. Are there any job-oriented courses for her that she can complete within 3-5 months?

Let’s discover the top short-term job oriented courses that one can do after B.A (Arts).

Digital Marketing

Today, businesses including startups want to have a profound online presence with the help of digital marketers. There has been a rise in social media and app users in the last decade. A tectonic shift from traditional marketing has also fueled the demand for digital marketers. So, a digital marketing course is currently in demand. Anyone after 10+2 can also pursue a digital marketing course.

Course fee and subjects

While the fee can range from 15K-18K INR, the course will cover numerous subjects such as SEO, PPC, Facebook marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, and more.

Scope- After completing the course, you can get a job as a digital marketing expert, Google analytics expert, social media manager, or SEO analyst.

Web Designing

Whenever you are browsing the web, you came across thousands of websites. According to some estimation, there are over 1.74 billion websites in 2020, and the numbers are bound to increase soon. There are dedicated professionals for designing these websites. So, web designers are in high demand. If you have a flair for creativity, go for this exciting course.

Course fee and subjects

The course fee varies from one training institute to another, but you can expect it to be anything from 12K-15K. The course duration can range from 3-5 months. You will learn CSS, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, image cropping, use of filters, layers, color theory, and so on.

Scope- After course completion, there are high chances that you will get a decent placement in IT firms, e-commerce companies, or digital marketing firms as a web designer or UX Designer.

3D Animation & VFX

The animation industry of India is booming with each passing year. While the demand for cartoons has fuelled the demand for 3D animation, more use of visual effects in movies has led to an increase in demand for VFX artists. The field also demands a creative mind and sound knowledge of some essential animation and VFX tools.

Course fee and subjects

The course fee can vary vastly because reputed ones demand much more than the lesser-known training institutes. If you are opting for the course, you have to learn character animation, body design, layer-based compositing, the concept of CG integration, and so on.

Scope- After course completion, career options are limitless. You can become a compositing artist, animator, rendering artist, Roto artist, and so on.

Content Writing

A pen is mightier than a sword. The proverb is indeed true. Be it websites, television commercials, brochures, or YouTube videos; all have content for user consumption. So, there is always a demand for people skilled in developing quality content. The course is ideal for you, especially if you have done graduation in English literature. However, anyone with impressive writing skills can also opt for a content writing course.

Course fee and subjects

There is not much clarity about the fee structure for this course, but the course can be of 3-5 months duration. Learn the art of article writing, blog writing, content editing, referencing, descriptions, and so on.

Scope- You could become a content writer or content developer in media houses, e-commerce companies, or IT firms offering digital marketing services.


A picture can convey a range of emotions. No wonder, there is always a steady demand for people who can capture terrific images. If photography is a hobby for you, you can turn it into your profession by joining a short-term photography course.

Course fee and subjects

While the course fee can be anything between 15000 to 50,000 INR, photography courses can range from 3-6 months duration where you can learn concepts such as types of photography, lenses, filters, frames, composition rules, editing rules, color correction, skin overlay, and much more.

Scope- You can either get a job as a fashion photographer, wedding photographer or product photographer in the booming media industry. You can also take freelance assignments as there are plenty of pre-wedding, wedding, and maternity shoots in India.

There are also some other short-term courses that a graduate in art stream can do to quickly land a job. These are as follows:

Foreign Language- If you have done your B.A in linguistics, a foreign language course can boost your career because there is a demand for such people in embassies. You can learn Chinese, Spanish, German, Japanese, or any other language currently in demand.

Acting- For those who are bitten by the acting bug, an acting course that can range from 3-6 months will be an ideal choice. Be ready to learn different camera angles, body language, voice modulation, breathing control, fitness exercises, personal grooming, and other valuable skills. With hard work and perseverance, the acting course can help you to get work in advertisements, television programs, or maybe even films.

Event Management-If you choose to become an event planner, there will be no dull moment in your life. Extravagant weddings, countless exhibitions, round-the-year festivals, and product launches are testimonials of this fact. The course is most suitable for those who are excellent in planning, organizing, execution, and communication.

You can also opt for a course in interior designing or career counseling, especially if you have excellent interpersonal skills. It is a false perception that career prospects after B.A (Arts) are less in comparison to graduation in science or commerce stream. It is vital to believe in your capabilities. You have to choose the right course and the right training institute to chase your dreams.


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