Have you ever had a thought on the best art courses in Nigeria with high employment rate? Or you’ve been confused lately on what course to choose from, in the list of art courses of which you would love to study in university that will give automatic job as soon as you graduate from the university? Well, I know you have and I’ve once had too.

But today you don’t need to think or get confused anymore cause here at esutportal, am going to be sharing with you the “list of these twelve (12) hot art courses in Nigeria with high employment rate.

I decided to create this post after an intensive and extensive research carried out on it, and also due to its demand by readers. So, in this post I will be giving you the list of these courses together with an organized detailed description and most importantly the career pathway of which you should be expecting as you graduate that studied any of this art courses in Nigeria universities.

However, before I continue with this topic, first of all I’ll like to share with you, some of the basic facts you should know about art courses in Nigeria Universities.

Basic facts you should know about art courses in Nigeria.

Art courses always have short study duration:

Unlike science courses in Nigeria that has a high duration of study, art courses are usually known to have the shortest study duration. And their study duration is usually at three years minimum and four years maximum, except law which is known to be five years.

Less mathematical calculation and more of theory:

Apart from economics and banking and finance, most of the art courses in Nigeria and beyond does not undertake mathematics or any form of calculation in their studies scheme, except in the first year of academic sessions of their study where they offer basic mathematics also known as math111.

They get international recognition easily:

The National Endowment for the Arts notes that:

A surge in demand for multimedia artists, animators, and illustrators—especially those who are computer – and technology-savvy—is projected for 2018, due to companies’ demand for advertising in online and digital formats.

With the world going digital day by day through the invention of smartphones, computer, television and other related sophisticated digital devices, the art graduate due to his/her career pathway, gets internationally recognized easily and faster especially when been compared to science student.

Art courses gives room for other skill acquisition:

Due to the kind of teaching and learning pattern by both the lecturer and students who teach and study science courses in Nigeria especially medical courses, science students in Nigeria always find it difficult to fit in, in other areas to acquire other skills which might be beneficial to them in future. This is always due to the fact that science student is usually face with numerous academic works to carry out. These academic works range from lots of time usually spent learning in the classroom down to the volume of books to read and finally to loads of assignment and quiz which awaits them.

But an art student, can go out of his/her way to acquire other skills not relating to his/her course of study in the university, and thus not been affected in his/her academic activities.

So, below are the list of 12 hot art courses in Nigeria with high employment rate

  1. Law
  2. Mass communication
  3. Theater art
  4. English
  5. Economics
  6. Banking and finance
  7. Creative art, visual art and fine art
  8. Foreign languages
  9. Music
  10. Political Science
  11. Psychology
  12. International Relations


Law as we all know is one of the most popular art courses in Nigeria with a high recognition. Been a law student itself earns you a respect from people. And if you happen to successfully graduate as law student in Nigeria, in both the university and law school, then I would say congratulations to you because you have automatically become employed.

Career pathways in law:

There so many career pathways in law of which you can choose from especially if don’t want to be just a lawyer, and these career pathways are as follows:

  • Barrister
  • Barrister’s clerk
  • Chartered legal executive
  • Company secretary
  • Detective
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor
  • Advice worker
  • Chartered accountant
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Human resources officer
  • Patent attorney
  • Stockbroker
  • Trading standards officer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Advisor
  • Judge
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Government Lawyer

Banking and finance

I know you might be thinking why I included this course; you now want to ask does banking and finance really worth it? And my answer is yes it really worth it.

As a banking and finance student, you have so much to learn in both as a student and as a graduate and once you graduate the first place you can think of getting a job is the bank that is, you’re automatically a banker before anything else.

Career pathways in banking and finance:

  • Accountant Technician
  • Actuary
  • Accountant general
  • Adult Education Lecturer
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Bank Manager
  • Brand Consultant
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business studies lecturer/teacher
  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Finance coach/adviser
  • Investor Relations Associate

International relation

International relation although not popular among the university applicants is one of the diverse degree courses in Nigeria and the world at large. It is one of courses which allows individuals to study about the state or quality of relationship between countries and practically apply it to real life service to earn a living.

Career pathways in international relation:

  • Armed Forces operational officer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Border Force officer
  • Broadcast journalist
  • External auditor
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Lobbyist
  • Risk manager
  • Solicitor

Mass communication

This is yet another most popular art course among other art courses been aspired by most of the students, who wish to study an art course in the various Nigerian universities.

According to Wikipedia Mass communication is the process of imparting and exchanging information through mass media to large segments of the population. It is usually understood for relating to various forms of media, as these technologies are used for the dissemination of information, of which journalism and advertising are part.

Mass media is a typical course that you will enjoy if you happen to be an extrovert. You will get to meet important personalities and also with the help of this course, it is more easier for you to become a known media personality, which can earn you lots of endorsement and fame while you just talk, read or write.

Career pathways in mass communication:

  • Advanced oral and written presentation Teamwork and collaboration
  • Writing and editing specialist
  • Vlogger/Blogger
  • Radio Presenter
  • TV presenter    
  • Journalism and reporting
  • Research and data analysis         
  • Digital and social media specialist
  • Mass media content creation specialist 
  • Qualitative and quantitative research journalist 
  • Marketing communications officer
  • Marketing communications trainee
  • Visual and graphic communication specialist
  • News analyst
  • Copyright specialist
  • Historian Assignment editor
  • Radio/TV reporter
  • Videographer
  • Public speaking specialist


I don’t need to tell you much about this because you can figure it out yourself what is all about. But one thing you should know about music as a course is that it teaches you more than just singing songs. It helps you delve deep on the most important things you need to know to step up your musical career and still be relevant.

Career pathways in music:   

  • Music producer
  • Music teacher
  • Music composer
  • Music therapist
  • Instrumentalist
  • Singing
  • Song writing
  • Song organizer

Foreign languages

Foreign languages have been a lucrative course from the beginning of time. With the study of foreign language as a course in Nigerian university you will get to learn numerous of foreign languages which you will earn you very lucrative job that will not stress you.

Career pathways in foreign language:

  • Language specialist
  • chief Interpreter
  • High school language teacher
  • Language translator
  • Private tutor
  • Organization/country Chief Spokesman
  • International blogger/ youtuber


According to wiki, Economics as a course is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics focuses on the behaviour and interactions of economic agents and how economies work.

As a student of economics, you will learn how individuals and cooperate bodies allocate their scarce resources through decision making. Becoming an economist pays off very well, but it requires you having a strong interest in it.

Career pathways in Economics:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • Civil Service fast streamer
  • Data scientist
  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Local government officer
  • Management consultant
  • Quantity surveyor 

Political Science

If you’re very passionate about politics then this is the write course for you study. Political science is also a social science that deals every aspect of political life of the both the people and also the leader. So as student political science is the number one course that will shape you into a leader that you have always wanted to be.

Career pathways political science:

  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Attorney general
  • Intelligence Analyst


I can’t go further in this post without acknowledging this course. English as a course is technically one of the most marketable courses in history. English teachers are always and highly needed in secondary schools in Nigeria because of their scarcity, and this has made an English teacher more valuable more than teachers teaching other subjects. And apart from these, English graduates are more valuable and can fit almost in any business.

Career pathways in English:

  • Blogger/vlogger
  • Communication skill specialist
  • Critical Analyst
  • English teacher/lecturer
  • Freelance writer
  • Interpreter
  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Translator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Grant Writer
  • Librarian
  • Editor and Content Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist

Theater art

If you’ve ever aspired to be an actor or actress then you’re on the right track. Theatre art  has always and still will be the right course for anyone who wants to become a social media personality, as it going to nurture you in the process of acting and mold you into the kind of personality you always admirer as an actor or actress, just like music.

Career pathways in theater art:

  • Actor/actress
  • Story/play writer
  • Dancer
  • Theater director
  • Theater stage manager
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcasting presenter
  • Teacher/higher education lecturer
  • Makeup Artist
  • Magician
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Property Designer
  • Carpenter/Scenic Artist
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Rigger
  • Electrician
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Musician
  • Casting Director
  • Editor
  • Film Editor
  • Critic
  • Technical Writer
  • Playwright
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Woodworker
  • Camera Operator
  • Film/TV Crew
  • Dancer
  • Journalist
  • Interviewer
  • TV/Radio Reporter
  • TV/Radio Host or Personality
  • Extra
  • Voice Over Artist
  • Announcer
  • Circus Performer
  • Comedian
  • Stunt person
  • Lighting Technician
  • Model
  • Audio-Visual Technician


Although this course is not yet popular in Nigeria, psychology in years to come will rank as one of the most aspired courses in Nigeria. This as a result of the fact that people nowadays are more psychologically affected by the bad side of life thereby getting depressed while some feel bad about life itself and needs a professional who will help them in gaining their real self again.

Career pathways in psychology:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Correctional Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Community Service Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Health Educator
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • High intensity therapist
  • Occupational psychologist

Creative art, visual art and fine art

Finally, I cannot conclude this awesome post without adding one of the outstanding art courses I’ve ever come across which is known as Creative, visual and fine art. With passion in artistic designs and drawings added to this course you’ve already earned your self a lucrative work after school without even begging for employment. The only thing this course might require from you is your creativity, imagination and focus.

Career pathways in Creative art, visual art and fine art:

  • Actor
  • Animator
  • Art therapist
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Ceramics designer
  • Community arts worker
  • Conservator
  • Fine artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Special effects technician
  • Stylist
  • Talent agent
  • Product designer
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Stylist
  • Textile designer
  • Theatre director
  • Theatre manager
  • Web designer








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