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Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

This post is generally for fresh secondary school leavers and other admission seekers into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. But specifically, it is for those of them who have interest in studying any of the courses under the Art Departments. So if you are an art student seeking to find good courses under art department, this post is exclusive for you. I’m going to give a complete list of courses under the various faculties of art in Nigerian universities and polytechnics. You will also find the best universities and polytechnics offering these art courses in Nigeria.

List of courses under art department in Nigeria

Art Departments in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

The Art Departments in Nigerian tertiary institutions encompass virtually all the creative disciplines you know. They also play a crucial role in the country’s cultural exploration and expression, creativity and artistic development.

Why You Need to Know the Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

It is a known fact that all the universities in Nigeria have different departments existing under various faculties. Some of them include the arts, sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, health sciences and so on.

On this post, I shall focus on art department. I will narrow down the discussion to courses under art department.

The importance of this topic to aspirants of tertiary institutions cannot be overemphasized. As an aspirant, it is very important that you know all the art courses so that you can carefully select the best one for you. This is owing to the fact that the Nigerian employment sector is now very competitive and you don’t want to take chances.

There are courses that people perceive as marketable. Normally, such courses are highly sought after during applications for JAMB. So you need to do your research before you select a course. And I can assure you that you are already on the right path reading this page.

You need to choose a course that resonates with your personality. This will guarantee your fulfillment in the future. But you also need to select a course that will guarantee you a job upon graduation. And it has to be a course where you can grow your career and achieve your dreams.

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Population of Students Studying Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

Students offering art courses in Nigeria

Art departments and faculties in Nigeria are arguably the most populated in all institutions. There are several reasons that are responsible for such outcome…

  1. Most art courses in Nigeria have less demanding entry requirements.
  2. They are also relatively affordable.
  3. They are not as tasking and time-intensive as science courses. So some students can afford to work and sponsor themselves through art courses.
  4. In recent times, the government has been sponsoring the Nigerian Art and Entertainment sector with hope to engender job availability. More so, private organizations are investing a lot in the country’s Entertainment Industry and by extension, the art schools. For this reason, courses under Art departments have become very appealing to admission seekers.
  5. Many young people now have genuine interest and passion for performing arts and other artistic disciplines. This is because they offer opportunity for self-expression, creativity and so on.
  6. The Nigerian Art and Entertainment industry has become a global spectacle. For this reason, there are millions of jobs awaiting graduates of art courses.

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Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

There are so many courses under art department in Nigeria. Most of these courses promise a robust future to graduates. But that’s only if they put in the requisite efforts in their studies. Because at the end of the day, it won’t be about the name of the course but about the graduates. It would be a question of whether they are able to distinguish themselves both theoretically and practically?

So if you desire to pursue a career related to religion, linguistics and languages, international relations and diplomacy, or you wish to delve into the creativity industry, you need to read a course under art department. Enrolling in courses within the art department will provide you with a strong foundational knowledge and prepare you for a successful career.

As we are going to see later, some of the art courses are offered in different universities and polytechnics. These institutions are in different states of the federation and require different school fees.

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List of Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria?

Nigerian universities and polytechnics offer students of art inclination different options. As you are going to see shortly, there are many courses to choose from. But you need to let your passion and dream guide you as you select an art course to study.

So here is a list of courses under art department in Nigeria grouped under different categories:

Linguistic Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

  • English and International Studies
  • English Language and Communication Studies
  • European and Nigerian Language
  • English and Literary Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Efik-Ibibio
  • Arabic Language
  • Igbo
  • Igbo or Linguistics
  • Hausa
  • Kanuri
  • Kiswahili
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • French and International Relations
  • French and International Studies
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Languages and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics and African Languages
  • Literature in English
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Arabic Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • German
  • German Combined with French or Russian
  • Modern and European Language
  • Modern Language and Translation
  • Nigerian Languages
  • Yoruba
  • Yoruba and Communication Arts
  • Portuguese
  • Russian with French or German Russian

International Affairs Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

  • History and International Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • History and Diplomatic Studies
  • History and International Relation
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • International Relations and Diplomacy

Religious Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

  • Christian Religious knowledge
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Studies of Theology
  • Arabic & Islamic Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion and Science
  • Religious Studies or Theology
  • Religious and Cultural Studies
  • Theology

Creative Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

  • Fashion and design
  • Make-up artistry
  • Fashion modelling
  • Film Arts
  • Fine Art and Applied Arts
  • Fine Arts and Design
  • Graphic design
  • Creative and Visual Arts
  • Creative Arts
  • Drama, Dramatic or Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts and Culture
  • Music
  • Hairdressing and styling
  • Theatre and Film Studies
  • Theatre and Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre and Media Arts

Other Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria

  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Archaeology
  • History and Archaeology
  • African & Asian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies and Mass Communication
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Political Science and Conflict Resolution
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Visual and Applied Arts

So there you have them. Remember to let your vision and passion guide you as choose any of the above courses. However, in order to provide some helpful guide, I will show you the best art courses in Nigeria. But as I do that, you must bear in mind that I am not using the word “best” in the absolute sense because it’s a bit relative.

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What are the Best Art Courses in Nigeria?

So like I said earlier, I will give you an idea of the best art courses in Nigeria. These courses are contemporary and lucrative. They offer graduates a high number of job opportunities both locally and internationally.

Below are the best art courses in Nigeria…

  • Mass Communication
  • Public Administration
  • English and Literary Studies
  • Theatre Arts
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Graphic design
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Music
  • Modern Languages and Translation

We consider the above courses under the art department the best because they offer enormous career opportunities and are also very lucrative. But how successful you would be at the end of the day would depend on your talent, dedication and entrepreneurial skills.

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Best University to Study Courses Under Art Department in Nigeria?

universities in nigeria offering art courses

Different universities in Nigeria offer different courses. But some are better than others in certain courses with regards to facilities and personnel.

So talking about courses under art department in Nigeria, there are universities that show class and excellence. Graduates from those institutions are thoroughly baked and can compete with their counterparts from anywhere in the world.

Here is a list of the best universities in Nigeria offering art courses:

  1. University Of Jos (UNIJOS)
  2. University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  3. Lagos State University (LASU)
  4. Afe Babalola University (ABE)
  5. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  6. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
  7. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  8. The University of Ibadan (UI)
  9. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  10. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  11. The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  12. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  13. The University of Calabar (UNICAL)

Above is a list of some of the best universities to study courses under the art departments. However, you must note that the list is not exhaustive. There are other very good schools offering art courses in Nigeria.

It is important to consider specific entry requirements, proximity and affordability before making a choice of institution.

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  1. am good at economics and loves singing and good at acting just very confused what can i study

    • You can study any of Economics, Music and Theater Arts. It all depends on the one you are most passionate about and feel you can make a living out of.

      My advice:
      Study the one you believe can put food on your table and pay your bills comfortably. Then engage in the other ones as hobbies or side hustle. They can still be your alternative sources of income.

  2. Anioko Celestina Ifunanya

    I didn’t credit my Literature in English, can I study Theater art’s without literature?

    • According JAMB brochure, a credit pass in SSCE is an entry requirement for Theater arts in almost all the universities. I didn’t see any school that gave a waiver for that.

      But you can take time to check through the JAMB brochure by yourself.

  3. I want to study languages but I don’t have literature in my waec
    And also what are the other sbject combination for languages

    • If you are referring to O’level subjects, you basically need to credit English Language, Literature in English, One Nigerian language and two other arts subjects.

  4. I have government in my waec but not in my neco and I want to do political science in university of kwara

    • I’m not sure if you have asked any question.

      Do you have any reason why you may need to combine your WAEC and NECO results? Is there something you’d like to find out?

  5. I’m confused,am an art student,i like literature,English,Yoruba and CRS,am thinking of going for Linguistics or music because i love singing

  6. I am also confused on the course i want to study,am a art student i love government ,crs,marketing ,civic and english but dont know the exact course to study

    • If you are an art student and love English, Government and Civic Education, why not study Political Science?

      Or don’t you have interest in Political science? What might be your reasons?

  7. I’m just confused I don’t even know any course that want to read I wanted to go for law but I’m so scared because I don’t know if I’m capable to be lawyer

    • You are not alone in this state of confusion. Many other young people are in the same state. Many don’t know the right course to choose for themselves.

      But you need guidance.

      If you think that law resonates with your career aspiration and life dreams, why then are you scared?

      Are you in doubt about your level of intelligence or is it something about your personality trait?

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