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List Of Art Courses In Nigerian Universities For Art Students

This article is written so as to help candidates who want to study one of the art courses in Nigerian Universities. Each of the courses has different requirements so you will have to go through JAMB brochure for you to get information for their requirements.

Importance of art courses

  1. The arts connect people across time and cultures. Because  the  arts  are  both  universal  and  culturally  specific, they  are  a  powerful  means  of  increasing  international  and  inter-cultural    They help improve international relations.
  2. Through the study of the arts, students gain a greater understanding of their own culture as well as preparation for global citizenship.
  3. They help  interpret  and  defend  the  law  and  constitution  of  a  country, ensuring that law and order prevails in the society

List of arts and humanities courses in Nigeria Universities

  1. Archaeology
  2. African and Asian Studies
  3. Anthropology
  4. Arabic Studies
  5. Arabic Language and Literature
  6. Arabic and IS
  7. Arts (Combined)
  8. Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies
  9. Christian Studies
  10. Classical Studies
  11. Communication Arts
  12. Communication and Language Arts
  13. Comparative Religious Studies
  14. Counselling and Psychology
  15. Creative Arts
  16. Drama/Dramatic Arts/Performing Arts/Theatres Arts
  17. International Studies and Diplomacy
  18. Efik-Ibibio
  19. English Language
  20. English Language and Literature
  21. English Studies
  22. English and Literary Studies
  23. English and International Studies
  24. Economics
  25. Fine Art/Fine and Applied Arts
  26. Foreign Language and Literature
  27. French
  28. French and International Relations
  29. French and German/Russian
  30. Fulfulde
  31. Geography and Environmental Studies
  32. German
  33. Hausa
  34. History
  35. History and Archaeology
  36. History/International Studies
  37. History and Diplomacy
  38. History and Diplomatic Studies
  39. History and Strategic Studies
  40. History and Political Studies
  41. Igbo
  42. Igbo/Linguistics
  43. International Studies and Diplomacy
  44. International and Comparative Politics
  45. IS
  46. Kanuri
  47. Kiswahili
  48. Languages
  49. Languages Arts
  50. Languages Arts and Yoruba
  51. Language and Linguistics
  52. Language and Literature
  53. Linguistics
  54. Linguistics/Yoruba
  55. Linguistics/Edo
  56. Linguistics/Urhobo
  57. Literature in English
  58. Mass Communication
  59. Modern European Languages
  60. Modern Language and Translation
  61. Music
  62. Philosophy
  63. Philosophy and Religious Studies
  64. Political Science and Conflict Resolution
  65. Psychology and Human Development
  66. Portuguese
  67. Portuguese/English
  68. Religion and Philosophy
  69. Religion and Science
  70. Religious Studies
  71. Religious Studies/Theology
  72. Russian with French/German
  73. Sociology
  74. Theology
  75. Yoruba
  76. Yoruba and Communication

Recommended: Universities offering International Relations

General Admission Requirements for Art Courses

Philosophy

O’level: Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English language and four (4) other relevant subjects.

JAMB subject combination: Any three (3) subjects.

English Language

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include Literature in English, English Language and three other Arts or Social Science subjects.

JAMB subject combination: Literature in English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject.

Religious Studies

O’level: Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and CRS/IS.

UTME subject: CRS/IS and any other two (2) subjects

Art (Combined honour)

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and the subjects to be combined.

Arabic Studies

Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Arabic and three (3) other relevant subjects.

JAMB subject combination: Arabic and two (2) subjects from Arts and/or Social Sciences

Archaeology

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and one (1) of the following subjects, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics and History.

JAMB subject combination: Any two (2) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and one (1) of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography.

Christian Religious Studies

Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, CRS and three (3) other relevant subjects.

UTME subject: Two (2) Arts subjects including CRS and any other subject.

Theatre Art

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.

UTME subject: Literature in English and two (2) other relevant subjects.

French

Five (5) SSC credit passes including French and English Language plus one (1) other Arts subject.

UTME subject: French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts

History

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include History and English Language.

UTME subject: History and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

History and International studies

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Geography, Government/History.

UTME subject: History/Government and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

Linguistics/ Linguistics and Communication Studies

Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language.

UTME subject: Any Language and two (2) other subjects.

Mass Communication

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language.

UTME subject: Any three (3) Arts and Social Science subjects.

Music

Five (5) SSC credit passes including Music and English Language.

UTME subject: Music, one (1) other Arts subject plus any other subject.

All the courses named above are best art courses to study in Nigeria. However, it is good to study employability rate of a course before you go for it especially in Nigeria. It is the employability rate that makes a course in art the best art course to study.

From my research, I will give list of some best art courses to study in Nigeria

Read Also: Art courses you can study without passing Literature in English

10 Best Art Courses In Nigeria

  1. Mass Communication
  2. English
  3. International Studies and Diplomacy
  4. Fine art and design
  5. French
  6. Theatre art
  7. Creative art
  8. Communication Arts
  9. Music
  10. Counselling and Psychology

Related Article: List of science courses approved by JAMB

Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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8 Comments

    1. Jamb subject combination for arabic studies: English Language, Arabic, Two subjects from Arts and/or Social science.
      SSCE: Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Arabic and three (3) other relevant subjects.

    1. once you have history you can study majority of the course listed above. Except for some schools that requires Government for political science

  1. I choice sociology to study but I did not have government and I did not do history is it possible for me to gain admission to fuoye

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