Courses under art department: Full list of art courses in Nigeria

Are you looking for an art course to study at a Nigerian university? Read our list of art courses in Nigeria to help you make an informed decision

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Like its foreign counterparts, the Nigerian educational system consists of two major departments: arts and sciences, which house many courses spread over several faculties.

The art department is the most popular in Nigerian institutions. This may be attributed to easier admission requirements for arts courses, such as lower cut-off marks for science courses.

Though some art courses are easier to obtain than most science courses, their importance in the community cannot be understated, as they are heavily relied on in certain areas.

Most scholars interested in studying art courses have difficulty deciding which course to take. If you fall into this category, you do not need to worry; we have compiled a list of art courses for you to choose from.

Below is the list of art courses in Nigeria:

1. List of art courses in Nigeria

There are over 95 approved art courses offered in Nigerian higher education institutions, namely;

  • African and Asian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Arabic Language
  • Archaeology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Arabic Studies
  • Archaeology and Tourism
  • Arts (Combined Honours)
  • Arts Education
  • Chinese Studies
  • Christian Religious knowledge
  • Studies of Theology
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Communication Arts
  • Communication Studies
  • Counselling and Psychology
  • Creative and Visual Arts
  • Creative Arts
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Drama, Dramatic or Performing Arts
  • Economics
  • Economics and Development Studies
  • Education Arts
  • Efik-Ibibio
  • English and International Studies
  • English Language and Communication Studies
  • European and Nigerian Language
  • English and Literary Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Fashion and design
  • Fashion modelling
  • Film Arts
  • Fine Art and Applied Arts
  • Fine Arts and Design
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • French and International Relations
  • French and International Studies
  • Graphic design
  • Geography
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • German
  • German Combined with French or Russian
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Hairdressing and styling
  • Hausa
  • History and International Studies
  • History and Archaeology
  • History and Diplomatic Studies
  • History and International Relations
  • Igbo
  • Igbo/Linguistics
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Islamic Studies
  • Kanuri
  • Kiswahili
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Languages and Literature
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics and African Languages
  • Literature in English
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies and Mass Communication
  • Modern and European Language
  • Modern Language and Translation
  • Music
  • Nigerian Languages
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts and Culture
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Political Science and Conflict Resolution
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Religion and Science
  • Religious Studies or Theology
  • Religious and Cultural Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian with French or German Russian
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Theatre and Film Studies
  • Theatre and Performing Arts
  • Theology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre and Media Arts
  • Visual and Applied Arts
  • Yoruba
  • Yoruba and Communication Arts

2. Best arts courses to study in Nigeria

Though many art courses are available in Nigerian universities, some are more highly rated than others in terms of applications, lucrative pay, and reputation. Some people have made fortunes and built reputations through most of these art courses, making them more highly rated among others.

In our previous article, we covered the list of the highest-paid art courses in Nigeria to help you know which ones to go for.

3. List of universities that offer art courses in Nigeria

Art courses, as previously stated, are highly valued in Nigeria, and many universities offer them. Among the schools are:

  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Adamawa State University Mubi
  • University of Nigeria in Nsukka, UNN
  • University of Abuja
  • Babcock University
  • Covenant University
  • University of Benin
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  • Lagos State University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Lagos