Full List of Accredited Arts Courses in Nigeria

For an art-inclined student who just finished secondary school, getting your hands on the list of accredited arts courses in Nigeria can go a long way in helping you to identify which career path is fitting for you. Therefore, in this article, we will be providing you with the list of accredited arts courses in Nigeria by the National Universities Council (NUC).

You might want to have heard about NUC, but their functions have not been exactly clear. Well, the National Universities Council is a Nigerian body in charge of accreditation of the courses studied in Nigerian universities. By implication, they set the standards that universities must abide by. They regulate the standards of education in a country. 

As you might have already known, the sheer number of accredited art courses offered in the universities in Nigeria can get so overwhelming, especially for a young secondary school leaver. Amazingly, whether it is a public or private university, you will be served the full list of accredited art courses in Nigeria in this article.

Among the many gains, you stand to get from reading this article is the fact that you are equipped with quality information which will reflect in the quality of your decision-making when you fill in the field about your school of choice and the list of courses they offer.

However, there sometimes can arise a little bit of confusion when we are confronted with the fact that some supposed social science courses are found in the Faculty of Arts. The truth is these social science courses are nearly similar to the art courses. 

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A typical example is law. In Nigeria, law is an art course that can be studied under the faculty of Law. This explains why different degrees are awarded to law students and others who study arts courses which will be mentioned in this article. For graduating law students, they are given a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB), and the art students Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A)

With all that has been said so far, we can now turn our attention to these accredited arts courses in Nigeria by NUC and then wrap up with the list of universities in Nigeria that offer these accredited arts courses.

Accredited Arts Courses

List of Accredited Arts Courses Approved by NUC

The following are accredited arts courses you should know about as a prospective university student. They are some of the best professional courses for art students in Nigeria.

African and Asian Studies


Arabic and Islamic Studies

Arabic Language and Literature

Arabic Studies

Arabic Studies


Chinese Studies

Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies

Christian Studies

Classical Studies

Combined Arts

Communication and Language Arts

Communication Arts

Communication Studies

Comparative Religious Studies

Counseling and Psychology

Creative and Visual Arts

Creative Arts

Criminology and Security Studies

Drama/Dramatic Arts/Performing Arts/Theatres Arts


Economics and Development Studies


English and International Studies

English and Literary Studies

English Language

English Language and Communication Studies

English Language and Literature

English Literature and Language

English Studies

European and Nigerian Languages

Fine Art/Fine and Applied Arts

Foreign Language and Literature


French and German/Russian

French and International Relations

French and International Studies

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Geography and Environmental Studies


German combined with French/Russian



History and Archaeology

History and Diplomacy

History and Diplomatic Studies

History and International Relations

History and Political Studies

History and Strategic Studies

History/International Studies



International and Comparative Politics

International Relations and Diplomacy

International Studies and Diplomacy

Islamic Studies



Language and Linguistics

Language and Literature


Languages Arts

Languages Arts and Yoruba



Linguistics and African Languages

Linguistics and Communication Studies

Linguistics and Communication Studies

Linguistics, Igbo, and Other African Languages




Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

Literature in English

Mass Communication

Modern European Languages

Modern Language and Translation


Nigerian Languages

Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Culture


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Political Science and Conflict Resolution



Psychology and Human Development

Religion and Philosophy

Religion and Science

Religious and Cultural Studies

Religious and Human Relations

Religious Studies

Religious Studies/Theology


Russian with French/German


Sociology and Anthropology

Theatre and Film Studies

Theatre and Media Arts

Theatre and Performing Arts

Theatre Arts



Yoruba and Communication

Full List of Universities in Nigeria that Offer Accredited Arts Courses

Presently, these are the number of federal and private universities in Nigeria that offer art courses. 

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri (University Affiliated)

Bayero University, Kano

Covenant University, Ota -American University of Nigeria

Delta State University, Abraka

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port-Harcourt

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

National Open University of Nigeria

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode

University of Benin, Ugbowo

University of Ibadan, Ibadan

University of Ilorin, Ilorin

University of Lagos, Akoka

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

University of Port-Harcourt, Choba

University of Uyo, Uyo

University of Benin, Ugbowo

Uthman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


You can ignore the fact that there is been a general disregard for some of these accredited arts courses simply because it isn’t any of those science courses offered in Nigerian universities that require very excellent grades in WAEC examinations.

But, we know that these accredited arts courses have their roles to play in the progress of any society, and against what people know some art courses like law and geology are among some of the highest paying courses in Nigeria.

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