10 Courses and Certifications

Online Arts Courses & Certifications

The study of arts involves a broad range of fields that offer a lot of career opportunities to arts students. Pursuing arts courses will teach you about art theory, history, practice, technique, and other related topics. With arts courses, you will also learn specific techniques dealing with photography, film making, dance, graphics, painting, fashion designing, etc.

You can pursue an arts course at UG, PG and doctoral levels such as BA/ BFA/ BVA, MA/ MFA/ MVA and PhD in various arts specialisations. There are also online arts courses and diploma programmes. You can pursue these courses after clearing class 10th or 12th from a recognised board.

What is Arts?

As an essential academic discipline, arts deals with the study of various arts specialisations and practices. Studying arts and humanities courses provide a detailed knowledge of fields including history, language and literature, performing arts, philosophy, law, religion, communication, and much more.

Who Can Pursue Arts Courses?

There is no prior experience required for candidates to pursue arts courses. There are numerous arts subjects candidates can pursue. These include History, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Literature, Economics, Political Science, Law, Psychology, Geography, Fine Arts, Event Management, Media Studies, Home Science, and more.

Eligibility Criteria for Arts Courses

  • For arts certification courses, candidates must complete class 10th or 12th from a recognised board/educational institute.
  • For diploma courses such as diploma in Art and Craft, Fine Arts, Sketching, etc, candidates have to pass class 12 from a recognised board.
  • For UG courses, candidates are required to complete class 12 from a recognised board.
  • Candidates can pursue post-graduation in arts after a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognised college/university.
  • To pursue a doctoral degree such as PhD in Arts, PhD in Social Sciences, and PhD Economics, candidates should hold a PG degree in a relevant stream from a recognised university. Candidates who have appeared for entrance exams like UGC NET, JEST, GATE, and others are usually offered fellowships while pursuing a PhD course.

Skills Required for Arts Courses

  • Creativity
  • Artistic ability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Passionate
  • Ability to focus and concentrate
  • Problem-solving 
  • Visualisation skills

What Will You Learn in Arts Courses?

  • Pursuing arts courses in any subject at any level, you will comprehensively learn about the respected subject course. 
  • The arts courses that you chose give you important job skills and a good background, preparing you for many activities. The courses will introduce you to various themes and topics.
  • Opting for arts courses will also teach you important life skills like time management, capital management, life balancing act, health management, etc.

Popular Arts Certification Courses

There are many arts certification courses online and offline. By joining online arts classes, candidates can pursue their desired courses at a varied duration from a few weeks to years. As these courses provide the advantage of having flexible hours, candidates can gain knowledge and skills in their particular specialisation and add essential perks in their professional careers.

Here’s the list of top arts certification courses:

Course Name

Offered by




Amity University, Noida

3 Years

INR 1,50,000

PG Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

12 Months

INR 3,700

MA Translation Studies

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

2 Year

INR 9,600

19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi

Offered by Harvard University, Cambridge via Edx

6 Weeks


Online Refresher Course in Arts (Literature & Culture)

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi via Swayam

16 Weeks


MA Divya Prabandham

Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur

2 Year

INR 19,000


Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta

3 Years


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Amity University Online , Noida

3 Years

INR 150,000

Master of Arts (MA)

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

2 Years

INR 12,600

B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science

School of Open Learning, University of Delhi

3 Years

INR 12,120

Career Options in Arts

Employment options and opportunities in Arts are boundless. After completing arts courses, you can pursue careers such as business, teaching, nursing, hotel management, social work, law, politics, television, graphic designing, animation, journalism, etc. With a degree in arts, you will also have access to government jobs, including civil services, PSUs, banks, Indian railways, municipal corporations, and more. Many government banks hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree for officer-level posts. You can also get into private banks, MNCs, retail firms, manufacturing firms, etc.

Some of the job profiles you can find after arts courses:

Arts Salary Trends

The salary in the arts field depends upon factors like academic qualifications, individual skills, job profiles, type of job (government/ private), geographic location and more. There are several highest paying jobs in the arts field in India, leading to a luxurious and comfortable life for people from this field.

We have listed some of the popular job profiles paying a good salary:

Job Profile

Average Base Salary (INR)

HR Manager

698,179/ year

General Manager

2,277,315/ year

Fashion Designer

386,482/ year

Graphic Designer

298, 956/ year

Insurance Agent

252,219/ year

*The salary trends are based on PayScale

Scope of Arts

The Arts stream is one of the shout-after careers among students after 12th to pursue a bachelor’s degree. For years, the field has been the trend not only among students but also amongst professionals as it offers countless career opportunities across sectors. Pursuing online arts courses open up new avenues from public to private organisations and from MNCs to startups. It also paves self-employment opportunities for arts degree holders.

The scope of arts is tremendous, offering high-paying careers across all fields and specialisations. You can choose an arts course that stimulates your career and pays you a handsome salary as well as the freedom to work on your own.

Top Recruiters for Arts Graduates

While arts courses offer innumerable career opportunities, there are a large number of companies, from big to small in both public and private, hiring arts graduates for various roles. Some of the companies are

  • The Hindu
  • The Pioneer
  • NTPC
  • Marriott Hotels
  • KPMG

Q: Can I learn online arts courses?

A: Countless platforms provide online arts courses for free and with charges. You can pursue these courses at certificate, diploma, UG, and PG levels.

Q: Can I do arts courses after 10th?

A: There are many diplomas and arts certifications available that you can pursue right after completing your class 10 depending on their eligibility criteria from institutions.

Q: What course can I learn after 12th arts?

A: Some of the popular arts courses are: BA, B.Voc. BFA, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, etc.

Q: Which type of jobs can I get after arts courses?

A: You can find various opportunities depending upon your specialisation, including designer, lawyer, animation programmer, artists, teacher, journalist, marketer, social worker, etc.

Q: How can I pursue a diploma in arts?

A: There are many diploma courses in arts including a diploma in 3D Animation, Travel & Tourism, Event Management, Digital Marketing, Language courses, Graphics designing, and more.

Q: Which is the best arts subject?

A: There are ample subjects in the arts. These include English, Hindi, Literature, History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, and much more.

Q: How much does it cost to pursue an arts course after 12th?

A: The arts course fees depend on the course and college/ university you chose. 

Q: How much can I earn after completing an arts course online?

A: The remuneration after completing arts courses online or offline depends on the qualification and specialisation you chose, skills and experiences you have and the location where you work.

Career Category


Online Degree


36 Months
Online Degree


36 Months

Offered by

Online Degree


Amity University Noida is offering Bachelor of Arts or BA degree course under its online course programme. Bachelor of Arts BA is a three year undergraduate programme which contains a total of six semesters. By perusing the online BA degree course, students will be able to get the basic acumen that are needed to survive and succeed in various work cultures.  The online BA syllabus will also topics that will help the students understand the basic and inventive reasoning, the significance of correspondence, humanities, language and the knowledge of society at large. This program will confer scholastic direction towards research, imaginative reasoning and composing, while you embrace authority subjects custom-made to your particular profession way.

Program Overview :

  • The educational program is planned under the precarious direction of industry experts and subject specialists and refreshed at periodical intervals.

  • Study materials & online lectures sessions are shared via Amity’s LMS.

  • This online programme comprises the assignments based on subjects.

  • There will be 24x7 online technical and academic support.

  • The learning methodology will be guided by the experienced faculties & guest lecturers.

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36 Months
Online Degree

MA Divya Prabandham

The literal meaning of Divya Prabhandam means sacred or divine verses. The sacred hymns of Divya Prabandham played a vital role in contributing to the Bhakti movement as well as development of Tamil literature. The duration of this postgraduate Master in Arts (M.A) program from Sastra Deemed university is two years. The total course fee is Rs. 9,000 while one time admission fee is Rs. 1,000. There are a total of 64 credits allotted to it for both years. Go to the article to know more about eligibility, admission details, syllabus, course fee and other details. 

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24 Months

Offered by

Online Degree

MA Gandhi and Peace Studies

MA Gandhi and Peace studies is a two year postgraduate programme which deals in promoting theoretical and applied research in Gandhian studies, peace, conflict management and social regeneration. Candidates who have completed the graduation degree, and are keen to understand evaluation  and implement Gandhian model of development and conflict resolution. This two years post graduate programme is divided into 4 semesters during which the students will be awarded  a total of 64 credits. Each of the 4 semesters will fetch 16 credits each. The MA Gandhi and Peace Studies contains Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, gender, political, environmental and sustainable development issues. It also contains critiques and evaluation of Gandhian concepts, its relevance in the contemporary world and contributions made by Gandhian scholars in further development of Gandhian thought and progress. By studying MA Gandhi and Peace Studies, candidates can make their careers in teaching, research, NGOs in peacemaking, and peace building from the interdisciplinary perspective.

Course Details

  • Gandhi: The Man and His Times

  • Philosophy of Gandhi

  • Gandhi's Social Thought

  • Gandhi's Political Thought

  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Gandhi's Economic Thought

  • Non-Violence Movements after Gandhi

  • Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Gandhi in the 21st Century

  • Conflict Management Transformation and Peace Building

  • Human Security

  • Woman and Peace

  • Civil Society Political Regimes and Conflicts

  • Gandhi: Ecology and Sustainable Development

  • Introduction to Research Methods

  • Human Rights: Indian Perspective

  • Dissertation 

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24 Months

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Online Degree

MA Translation Studies

Master of Arts in Translation Studies  at IGNOU is a two year postgraduate programme which aims to make the learners acquainted with the theory and practices of translation. Candidates who have completed their graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university can apply for MA Translation Studies from IGNOU. This two year course consists of 12 courses and a major project comprising practical components. During this two years course, candidates will be awarded a total of 64 credits. In order to pursue the programme, a student will have to pay a total course fee of Rs. 9,600 wherein each year students will have to pay Rs 4800. The MA translation studies It is built around the concept of integrating learning with research in the vast areas of translation practices in the contemporary time. By completing the two years MA translation studies, students can seek jobs in academics and as translators by honing their translation skills. This programme consists of 12 courses and a major project comprising practical components.

Course details

  • Anuvad Siddhant 

  • Anuvad : Itihas aur Parampara 

  • Anuvad aur Bhashavigyan

  • Anuvad ke Kshetra 

  • Anuvad Evam Bhartiya Bhashayen 

  • Anuvad aur Sahitya

  • Anuvad aur Jansanchar

  • Koshvigyan Paribhashik Shabdavali aur Anuvad

  • Anuvad Evam Antarsanskritik Adhyayan 

  • Anuvad ki Rajniti

  • Anuvad Prakriya

  • Anuvad Prakriya 

  • Pariyojana (Pariyojana Karya aur Maukhiki) 

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24 Months

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Online Diploma

PG Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies

This PG Diploma course in Gandhi and Peace Studies is developed in such a way that the philosophies of Gandhian ideologies must be taught. This course module includes M G Gandhi’s multidisciplinary visionary approach and perceptions on social, political, cultural, environmental, political, and economic subjects. Those who have completed their diploma can directly join the course in the third semester in Gandhi and Peace Studies only by submitting the prescribed fees. The minimum duration of the program is one year while the maximum time devoted to it is 6 years..

Number of Credits - 32

Course Structure


Gandhi: The Man and His Times
Philosophy of Gandhi
Gandhi's Social Thought
Gandhi's Political Thought
Gandhi's Economic Thought
Non-Violence Movements after Gandhi
Gandhi in the 21st Century
Gandhi: Ecology and Sustainable Development

Program Highlights

  • To cater to the values and ideas of Gandhi on economic, social, environmental, and political development especially to young people.

  • To develop attributes in peacemaking and spreading brotherhood. 

  • Design peace methodology from the interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Teach the participants the means and ways of peacebuilding and conflict resolution in real-life situations.

  • Open various career options such as Media, NGOs, Teaching, and Research for Diploma holders to join. 


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12 Months
Online Refresher Course in Arts Literature and Culture

Offered by


Online Refresher Course in Arts (Literature & Culture)

The origin of literature in different cultures is fascinating, and it reveals our shared heritage with other parts of the world. The need for expression and sharing through words, poetry, songs, and dancing is at the root of literature. Thus, literature is as old as human civilisation itself. Online Refresher Course in Arts (Literature & Culture) by Swayam aims to teach the birth of world literature in various cultures.

The Online Refresher Course in Arts (Literature & Culture) syllabus offers an introduction to the key literary texts and elements worldwide and at different ages. It includes literary texts from ancient world civilisations to the modern and postcolonial time. The course structure has been divided into three broad sections, including 40 modules.

In addition, the Online Refresher Course in Arts (Literature & Culture) course comes under the Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) programme. The course has also been approved by the AICTE and is offered and delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru University’s faculty (JNU).

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16 Weeks
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of history

Offered by

The University of Newcastle, Newcastle via Edx

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101

Drawing Nature, Science, and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101 course has been designed by edX in collaboration with the University of Newcastle. This course focuses on making the learners see and draw nature like an illustrator. The domain of Natural History Illustration is all about observing and replicating the subjects of science, nature, and culture, with their connection to the environment being primary.

Participants will learn about the fundamental skills and techniques required for creating accurate and remarkable replications of natural world subjects. Course instructors will show the practical ways of developing skills from the outset. This course covers step by step the basics of Natural History Illustration, starting from the very first reflection of a subject to its final replication in the studio. Participants will learn enduring skills that shall be useful to them in many different ways. This course will develop the visual interpretation and observational skills of the participants in a fun and interactive way.

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6 Weeks
Skills Covered:
Drawing skills

19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi

The best way to gain a piece of deep knowledge about the premiers of the canonical works of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and Verdi’s Otello is through this course of 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi by Harvard University. The course that we offer will make you drown in the richness of the culture and the legacy of opera music, its cultural influence, composition, and premiere performance in the Grand Halls where it was performed. We will journey the candidates through Paris Opéra during 1836 for the performance of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s grand opera Les Huguenots, and they will learn about the characteristics of Opera and the social context surrounding it.

This 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi certification course can be taken by the beginners as well since this programme provides an introduction to various topics that are useful for higher studies if the candidates want to become a musician or a music teacher. They can finish learning the course in just six weeks.

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6 Weeks
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of history


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