JAMB and WAEC (O’Level) Subject Combination for Fine and Applied Arts

The subject combination for the various courses in Nigeria varies. The subject combination for Fine and Applied Arts in JAMB and also in WAEC might be different from law. Students who would want to study the course in any of the Nigerian universities are expected to be art students.

Currently, the available courses in Nigeria are much and the two most competitive course in medicine and law. Also, fine and applied arts is also one of the most competitive courses in Nigeria and students would stand a better chance of admission to study the course as long as they score up to the cut-off mark for the course.

This content will be providing the subject combination needed to study the course in JAMB and WAEC and also all you need to know about the course.

What You Need to Know About Fine and Applied Arts

It normally takes four years in Nigeria schools to study fine and applied arts in Nigeria. Yes, this is certain if there is no carryover. The major difference between fine art and applied art in Nigeria is that fine art deals with the production of objects that are used just to beautify and also to show intellect. While those applied arts are more like design, something like decorative arts.

In Nigeria schooling system the two courses can be studied as one and the job opportunities for someone with a degree in fine and applied arts includes

  • Fine Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art Therapist
  • Teacher
  • Printmaker
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Art Administrator
  • Museum/Gallery Curator

These are among the numerous careers for one with a degree in Fine and Applied art, making a course with a lot of job opportunities in the country.

JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Fine and Applied Arts

The subject combination in JAMB and WAEC for Fine and Applied Arts will be provided below. One must have at least five credits in WAEC (West African Examination Council) and also reach the cut-off mark in JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board). Below is the subject combination in WAEC for fine and applied arts

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Fine Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Government and any other art subject

The student must have a credit in any of these subjects to study fine and applied art In WAEC, while that of JAMB includes

  • English Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Government or any other art subject

Universities Offering Fine and Applied Arts in Nigeria

The universities in Nigeria currently offering the course are not that much but the cut-off for the course in the various schools vary. Below is the list of universities offering fine and applied arts in Nigeria

Federal Universities

  • University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State

State Universities

  • Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

For now, these are the only universities offering the course in Nigeria.

Admission Requirement for Fine and Applied Arts in Nigeria

The JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation board) cut off mark for fine and applied Arts is 160. This means candidates should score up to 160 in JAMB and also reach the various schools cut off mark for Post-UTME. But, for a better chance of admission, the student is expected to score up to 200 in JAMB.



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