Best Courses To Study As An Art Student In Nigerian Universities

Best Art Courses To Study in Nigeria

In Nigeria, there is a notion that arts courses are for less intelligent students.

best courses for art students
This notion, though false have left many art students struggling to find an art course that will put them on job easily upon graduation.

However, there is an adage which posits that beauty of world is on its cultural diversity, so also is the academic world and professions.

No course is greater than the other. Every course and professions are needed for a better life and world at large.

However, it is obvious that some courses require extra attention and hard work to excel in them.

Success in life comes from hard work, opportunities and God. Course of study in an university does not entirely determine how successful one will be in life, what does is hard work, smart work and opportunities.

For some potential art undergraduate students, choosing a course to study can be a bit daunting, owing to fact that there exist of over 95 art courses in Nigerian universities.

In this write up, Nigerian Informer will be discussing some exciting courses for art students. These courses also present one with opportunities and prestige.

Best Courses For Art Students


Law is a noble profession. It is one of the best courses for an art student. As a lawyer, one command authority and respect.

In Nigeria, it takes 5 years to obtain a degree in law and to be called to bar, one has to attend law school upon graduation.

It takes hard work and dedication to excel as a law student. As a lawyer, you have many opportunities.

Outside the court room, a lawyer can manage property, consult for firms and work in academic field etc.

Best Universities To Study Law In Nigeria

  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  • University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Criminology & Security Studies

This course should interest any art student. It is a course not yet offered in many Nigerian universities.

Nigeria is faced with many security challenges and security experts needed to surmount those challenges is not yet enough.

There exists lots of security outfits in Nigeria both government and private owned. These security agencies present opportunities for graduates of criminology and security studies to display their expertise.

Best Universities To Study Criminology & Security Studies In Nigeria

  • Nigeria Police College wudil Kano
  • Bayero University kano (BUK)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu ojukwu University (COOU)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Caleb University Lagos (CUL)


This is one of best and interesting art courses to study. Career opportunities for English students is limitless.

In Nigeria,our official language is English and so graduates of English Language can fit into every corporate firms and offices.

It is not easy to study English Language in an university, as one has to read and digest lots of books,novels,poems and drama. It is not a course for lazy readers.

Human Resource Executive, Editor, Public Relations Executive, Press Secretary etc. are some of opportunities for graduates of English language.

Best Universities To Study English Language In Nigeria

  • University of Lagos
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University of Uyo
  • Lagos State university
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Ahmadu Bello University


B.Sc in economics is not bed of roses. Having good knowledge of economic and monetary policies makes one an asset.

Financial institutions in Nigeria will continue to grow and great economists will always be needed to drive these institutions.

Best Universities To Study Economics In Nigeria

  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Babcock University, Ogun State
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Mass Communication

Students of mass communication has lots of abilities instilled in them by the course. As communication continues to be paramount of every human activity, so also will the importance of the course.

Any good and grounded graduate of mass communication wouldn’t find it difficult being engaged upon graduation.

The course presents its students with opportunity to be Journalist, Public Relations Executive, Advertising Executive, Marketing and Sales Executive, Broadcasters as well as Media Executives.

Best Universities To Study Mass Communication In Nigeria

  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University of Port Harcourt
  • University of Lagos
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife
  • Lagos State university
  • University of Uyo

French (Foreign Languages)

French is one of world most spoken languages while Nigerians are one of world most traveled people.

Getting a degree in French gives one opportunity in French speaking countries. It is also a Major needed for one to work in an embassy and immigration service.

Opportunities for French Language graduates in academic field is enormous. Also, to study other foreign languages like Spanish, Portuguese, German and Chinese present one with good opportunities.

Best Universities To Study French In Nigeria

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University of Benin


This another very best art course to study in Nigeria. It is a top professional course which affords its graduates varieties of opportunities.

Accountants can be chartered and practice on their own. It is a good art course to study in Nigeria.

Best Universities to Study Accountancy in Nigeria 

  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Ilorin
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu ojukwu University, Uli
  • Babcock University, Ogun State
  • University of Port Harcourt

Conclusion on Best Art Courses To Study in Nigeria 

It is important to note that these courses listed here is in no way greater or better than the ones not on this list.

Every course is important for existence of man and has potential to lead one to success. Whatever course one chooses to study, hard-work should be put in and an expert should be born at the end of study.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. Keep up the good work

  2. Am not yet a student but very soon i will be there.
    Please sir i need your support. I i’m an art student but i don’t know what to study to help me make it in life.

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