Nigerian Universities Offering Fine & Applied Arts 2022

Fine art and applied art programs include artistic expression programs using techniques such as oil painting, acrylic colors, sculpting, ceramics, and so on, where students can express their artistic and creative potential on given or free-style topics.

The following is the list of universities that offer Fine Art/Fine And Applied Arts as a course:

  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Jos, Jos
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukk
  • Tai Solarin University Ijebu Ode (TASUED)

Entry Requirements

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combinations needed to study Fine Art / Fine and Applied Arts include:

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

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • NDU accepts any three (3) subjects.
  • BENIN accepts two (2) Arts subjects and any other subject.

O’Level Requirements

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Fine Art / Fine and Applied Arts include the following:

Five (5) SSC 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
  • SprayPainting
  • Lining
  • Sign and Design
  • Wall hanging
  • Color 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
  • Graphic Printing and Ceramics

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • BENIN accepts five (5)’O’ level credit passes, including English Language and one (1) Arts subject. It also accepts candidates without Fine Arts at the O’ level.
  • NDU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and any four (4) of the following Literature in English, Fine Arts, History, Geography, Economics, and Religious Studies at not more than two (2) sittings.
  • UNN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passesto include English Language, Fine and Applied Arts and one (1) Science subject. Candidates who possess NBC/NTC must have five(5) O’ level credit passes, including English language, Technical drawing, Painting and Decorating, and a Science subject.

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Fine Art / Fine and Applied Arts if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require;

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Fine Arts and any other subject.
  • ND, upper credit HND, lower credit from recognized institutions.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • BENIN requires ‘A’ level passes in Fine Arts and any other subject; the subject must include Literature in English. It accepts ND upper credit or HND lower credit in Fine Arts subjects from recognized institutions.
  • NDU requires a pass in Literature in English at the ‘A’ level GCE, or HSC or merit NCE, and in other Arts subjects, Fine and Industrial Arts or Theatre Arts.

UNN requires:

  • Three (3) GCE ‘A’ level passes in Fine Arts or Technical Drawing plus the UTME requirements.
  • HND holders with an average B grade with the UTME requirements will be given admission into 300 Level.
  • ND credit or NCE merit with the UTME requirements.
  • Candidates will be interviewed


Due to their talent-focused nature, Fine & Applied Arts jobs are increasingly in demand. No standards exist to compare one artist’s performance or creation to others.

Because it is a highly skilled job, only a few people are qualified for the available positions. Many artists also create and sell their work.

To all students aspiring to major in Fine & Applied Arts, RealMina says success in your studies!

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