List of All Art Courses in Nigeria With Their O’Level and UTME Requirement

You asked for it, here you have it – Art Courses You Can Study in Nigeria.

Art courses mainly comprise some core subjects like English Language, Literature in English, History, Fine and Applied Arts, French, Nigerian Languages, Music, Government, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Religious Studies, and others are the most studied courses in Nigeria.

Art Courses You Can Study in Nigeria


Must Read: List of All Science Courses in Nigeria Higher Institutions


Here is the full list of Art Courses you can study in Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges:

Alphabetical Listing of All Art Courses in Nigeria

The list of all accredited Art Courses that can be studied in higher institutions in Nigeria are:

♣ African and Asian Studies

♣ Anthropology

♣ Arabic and Islamic Studies

♣ Arabic Language

♣ Arabic Language and Literature

♣ Arabic Studies

♣ Archaeology

♣ Arts

♣ Chinese

♣ Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies

♣ Christian Studies

♣ Civil Law

♣ Classical Studies

♣ Common-Law

♣ Communication and Language Arts

♣ Communication Arts

♣ Communication Studies

♣ Comparative Religious Studies

♣ Counselling and Psychology

♣ Creative and Visual Arts

♣ Creative Arts

♣ Criminology and Security Studies

♣ Drama/Dramatic/Performing Art

♣ Economics

♣ Economics and Development Studies

♣ Efik, Ibibio

♣ English and International Studies

♣ English and Literary Studies

♣ English Language

♣ English Language and Communication Studies

♣ English Language and Literature

♣ English Studies

♣ European and Nigerian Languages

♣ Fine Art/Fine and Applied Arts

♣ Fine Art and Design

♣ French

♣ French and International Relations

♣ French and International Studies

♣ French, German or Russian

♣ Fulfulde

♣ Geography

♣ Geography and Environmental Studies

♣ German

♣ German Combined with French and Russia

♣ Hausa

♣ History

♣ History and Archeology

♣ History and Diplomacy

♣ History and Diplomatic Studies

♣ History and International Relation

♣ History and International Studies

♣ History and Strategic Studies

♣ Igbo

♣ Igbo/Linguistics

♣ International and Comparative Politics

♣ International Relations and Diplomacy

♣ International Studies and Diplomacy

♣ Islamic Studies

♣ Islamic/Sharia Law

♣ Kanuri

♣ Languages and Linguistics

♣ Languages and Literature

♣ Law

♣ Linguistics

♣ Linguistics and African Languages

♣ Linguistics, Igbo and other African Languages

♣ Linguistics/Edo

♣ Linguistics/Urhobo

♣ Linguistics/Yoruba

♣ Lingustics and Nigerian Languages

♣ Literature in English

♣ Mass Communication

♣ Modern Languages

♣ Modern Language and Translation

♣ Music

♣ Nigerian Languages

♣ Performing Arts

♣ Philosophy

♣ Philosophy and Religious Studies

♣ Political Science

♣ Political Science and Conflict Resolution -Under Art

♣ Portuguese

♣ Portuguese/English

♣ Private and Islamic Law

♣ Psychology

♣ Psychology and Human Development

♣ Public and Private International Law

♣ Religion and Philosophy

♣ Religion and Science

♣ Religious and Cultural Studies

♣ Religious and Human Relations

♣ Religious Studies

♣ Religious Studies/Theology

♣ Russian

♣ Russian with French/German

♣ Sociology

♣ Sociology and Anthropology

♣ Theatre Arts

♣ Theatre and Film Studies

♣ Theatre and Media Arts

♣ Theatre and Performing Arts

♣ Theology

♣ Yoruba

♣ Yoruba and Communication Arts

O’Level and UTME Requirements for All Art Courses in Nigerian Higher Institutions

There are necessary requirements to qualify to study any of the above-named Art courses in Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges in Nigeria.

The SSCE and UTME requirements for these Art courses are as follows:

1. African and Asian Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include Nigerian Languages (Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo), English Language and any other Arts subject.

UTME Subjects

Nigerian Languages (Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo) and two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

2. Anthropology

O’Level Requirements

Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include one of Government/History, Religious Studies, Geography and Economics.

UTME Subjects

Any three (3) of History, CRS/Islamic Studies, Geography, Economics, Literature-in-English and French.

3. Arabic and Islamic Studies

O’Level Requirements

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

UTME Subjects

Arabic and two (2) subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

4. Archaeology

O’Level Requirements

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

UTME Subjects

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

5. Arts (Combined Honors)

O’Level Requirements

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

UTME Subjects

The subjects to be combined and one other subject.

6. Chinese Studies

O’Level Requirements

For programme A, five (5) SSCE credit passes, including English Language and French.

For Programme B, credit passes in English and four (4) other subjects.

UTME Subjects

For Programme A, French and any other two (2) subjects.

For Programme B, any three (3) subjects.

7. Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies

O’Level Requirements

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

UTME Subjects

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

8. Classical Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five (5) SSCE credit passes at one sitting or Six (6) SSC credit passes at two (2) sittings to include English Language, Literature in English or History, one Arts or Social Science subject and any other subject.

UTME Subjects

Literature in English or History and any other two (2) subjects.

9. Communication and Language Arts

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes or equivalent including English Language, Literature-in-English, Arts/Music depending on the combination.

UTME Subjects

Any three (3)Arts or Social Science subjects.

10. Comparative Religious Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include the English Language, Islamic Studies/CRS and three (3) other Arts/Social Sciences/Science subjects.

UTME Subjects

CRS/IS and two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

11. Creative Arts/Visual Arts/Fine and Applied Arts/Design/Visual and Applied Arts

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Fine Arts For holders of NTC.

The relevant subjects could be General Woodwork, Building/Engineering Drawing, Introduction to Building Construction; Decorative Painting; Spray Painting, Lining, Sign and Design; Wall hanging, Colour Mixing/Matching and Glazing; Printing Origination; Machine Printing and Finishing; General Metal Work, Basic Electricity, Spinning, Weaving, Surface Design and Printing; Bleaching, Dyeing and Finishing; Graphic Design; Graphics Printing and Ceramics.

UTME Subjects

Fine Arts and two (2) other Arts subjects or Social Science subjects.

12. Criminology and Security Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five ‘O’ level credit passes or equivalent including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two Arts or Social Sciences, History, Civics or Geography at not more than two sittings.

UTME Subjects

Economics, Government, and any one of the following: History, Geography, Literature in English, French, IS, Hausa.

13. Drama/Dramatic Arts/Performing Arts/Theatres Arts

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.

UTME Subjects

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

14. Economics/Development Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and at least two (2) other relevant subjects from Commerce, Government and Accounting.

UTME Subjects

Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and CRS/IS.

15. Efik-Ibibio

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes or equivalent, including English Language and Efik.

UTME Subjects

Literature-in-English and two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

16. English and International Studies/Literary Studies/Communication Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and any other three (3) Arts/Social Science subjects.

UTME Subjects

Literature in English, Government or History or any other Arts subjects.

17. European and Nigerian Languages

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

UTME Subjects

One Arts and two (2) other subjects.

18. Film Arts

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.

UTME Subjects

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

19. French/French and German/Russian/French and International Relations

O’Level Requirements

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

UTME Subjects

French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts.

20. Fulfulde

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes in Arts/Social Science subjects.

UTME Subjects

Any three (3) Arts subjects.

21. Geography

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Geography and any other three (3) subjects from Arts/Social Sciences with at least ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

UTME Subjects

Geography and any two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

22. German/German combined with French/Russian

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include French, English Language and any three (3) other subjects.

UTME Subjects

French and any two (2) other Arts/Social Science subjects.

23. Hausa

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Hausa.

UTME Subjects

Hausa, Literature in English and any of Economics, Government, History and Arabic.

24. History/History and Diplomacy/International Relations/Strategic Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include History and English Language.

UTME Subjects

History and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

25. Igbo/Linguistics

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include Igbo, English Language and any other Arts subject.

UTME Subjects

Igbo and two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

26. International and Comparative Politics/International Studies and Diplomacy

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Geography, Government/History.

UTME Subjects

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

27. Islamic Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Islamic Studies or Arabic and any three (3) relevant subjects.

UTME Subjects

Islamic Studies plus two (2) other Arts subjects.

28. Kanuri

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Literature in English.

UTME Subjects

Literature in English and any other two (2) subjects in Arts and the Social Sciences

29. Language and Linguistics/Communication Studies/Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

UTME Subjects

One Arts and two (2) other subjects.

30. Mass Communication

O’Level Requirements

Credit Pass in English Language and four other Arts subjects.

UTME Subjects

Any three (3) Arts and Social Science subjects.

31. Modern European Languages

O’Level Requirements

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

UTME Subjects

French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts.

32. Modern Language and Translation

O’Level Requirements

For programme A, five SSCE credit passes, including English Language and French.

For Programme B, credit passes in English and four (4) other subjects.

UTME Subjects

For Programme A, French and any other two (2) subjects. For Programme B, any three subjects.

33. Music

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes, including Music and English Language.

UTME Subjects

Music, one other Art subject plus any other subject.

34. Nigerian Languages

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

UTME Subjects

One Arts and two (2) other subjects.

35. Performing Arts/Culture

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.

UTME Subjects

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

36. Philosophy/Religious Studies

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English language and four (4) other relevant subjects.

UTME Subjects

Any three (3) subjects.

37. Political Science/Political Science and Conflict Resolution

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Government/History and any other three (3) subjects from Arts/Social Sciences with at least ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

UTME Subjects

Government/History and two other Social Sciences or Arts subjects.

38. Portuguese; Portuguese/English

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include French, English Language and any three other subjects.

UTME Subjects

French and any two other Arts/Social Science subjects.

39. Psychology

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences as specified by the institution.

UTME Subjects

Government and any other two (2)Arts and Science subjects

40. Religious and Cultural Studies/Religious and Human Relations

O’Level Requirements

English Language, CRS/IS and three other Art Courses.

UTME Subjects

CRS/IS and any other two (2) subjects.

41. Russian/Russian with French/German

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include French, English Language and any three (3) other subjects.

UTME Subjects

French and any two (2) other Arts/Social Science subjects.

42. Sociology/Sociology and Anthropology

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, History/Government/Economics one (1) Science subject and any Arts or Social Science subject.

UTME Subjects

Government/History plus two other Social Sciences/Arts subject

43. Theatre Arts/Performing Arts/Film Studies/Media Arts

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.

UTME Subjects

Literature in English and two other relevant subjects.

44. Theology

O’Level Requirements

Five SSC credit passes to include English Language and CRS/IS.

UTME Subjects

CRS/IS and any other two (2) subjects.

45. Yoruba/Yoruba and Communication

O’Level Requirements

Five SSCE credit passes to include Yoruba and English Language.

UTME Subjects

Yoruba and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.


Interestingly, with the above subject combinations effectively considered, your dream of studying any of the Arts courses is a sure thing.

If you have any questions on this, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

You can also do well to share this post, “List of All Art Courses You Can Study in Nigeria With Their O’Level and UTME Requirements 2022“, using any of our share buttons –  Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp.

You may also want to check out Chidant.com for more information.

Thank you.

Recommended:

2022 Updated List of Art Courses Offered at UNIABUJA

150+ Courses Without Mathematics Requirement in Nigeria Universities (2022 Update)

Leave a Comment