• Ashmita Bhagati

An Introduction to The Arts.

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Being a Humanities/Arts student has always been a challenge, to say the least.

Since the day I filled the form for stream selection, I have been bothered with judgmental eyes. All kinds of assumptions were made about me; maybe she scored fewer marks, no ambition in life, hopeless, hippie, underachiever and whatnot. I never minded those but I always see people who do. I don’t blame them; youngsters have impressionable minds. This made me realize that people have not a lot of understanding of the amazing world of humanities and arts. So, here I am, making it a bit easy for you to understand.

Humanities is a wider term and is more inclusive than arts so we will refer to it like that only. So, Humanities is stream of study that a person can choose after completing their class/grade 10 at school, especially in the Indian Board system. In this, you will need to choose five subjects to study. I chose English, Political Science, History, Psychology and Entrepreneurship. You can choose from a wide range of subjects. That is one advantage of humanities, you get more choice of subjects to choose from! You can select languages, fine arts, performance arts, Philosophy, Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Home Science and a whole lot more subjects.

Do not get too excited, for you must choose a combination which you need to fulfill your future career choices. If you are not sure as to what you want to become yet, take subjects which intrigue you. English and History are always safe choices, they both are needed for a lot of graduate courses in the field of Humanities.

What you want to study and become is your own choice, if you are passionate and determined about something, you can make it work. It may take some time, maybe years of hard work but take my word, it will have been worth it.

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." ~ Confucius

So, take care! Keep your passions burning bright and your heart in the right place.

I will be back with more content and if you have any doubts, let me know. I will try and help you out to the best of my abilities!

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