UNILAG Art Courses (Complete List)


When you think of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), you think of prestige, quality, research, excellence, and all its synonyms. Same goes for it’s Art Courses.

From the percentage of institution choices from the last JAMB, UNILAG is a favourite option among students and the reason is not far-fetched.

Among these percentage of students are the very enthusiastic art lovers who desire to take up a course at the ancient yet excellent university. However, some of them are only limited to the few choices they know.

They would readily think of Mass communication, law, and theatre arts.

If you’re one of such, know that the federal university in Lagos has several courses to choose from.
You’ll find this article helpful, as it brings to you, UNILAG Art courses   

Faculty of Art in UNILAG

It was established in 1964 and it aims to provide a broad-based general education in the first 2 years of learning, disciplinary specializations in the last 2 years of learning, and opportunities for advanced studies and research.

With a fine collection of staff, the faculty provides quality education that imbues students with qualities and the intellectual skills needed to function productively and competitively within any sphere of influence in a developing nation.

Art Courses available

The courses are broadly classified into 7:

  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • European languages and integration studies
  • History and strategic studies
  • Linguistics African Asian studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies

1. Creative Arts

This offers a B.A with options in music, theatre arts, and visual arts. The courses are distributed into core, required and elective and there is a provision for student industrial work experience (SIWES) at the third year.

2. English

This was one of the earliest departments in UNILAG.

It has undergone several reviews to provide a top-notch standard of education. Currently, students can earn a degree in English with an emphasis in either Language, Communication Arts, or Literature.

The courses were initially predominantly in English Literature, they have been expanded to include several “African, American, Afro-American, Feminist, Gender, and world literature, and also media-related courses, research methodology, public speaking, and book publishing”.

3. European languages and integration studies

This department encourages advancements in the learning of diverse languages, cultures, civilizations, and dynamics of societies.

It was established in 1965 and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Some of the courses and subdisciplines are French, Russian, and Italian.

They also offer professional learning such as computer studies which have helped their graduates secure very profitable jobs.

4. History and Strategic studies

The department was founded in 1965 with courses in Nigerian, African, European, American, and Asian history, covering different periods.

5. Linguistics, African Asian studies

These cover some Nigerian languages such as Igbo and Yoruba; and Chinese studies.

The department has seen a steady increase in student population and graduates who are currently making a good living for themselves.

6. Philosophy

The department was inaugurated in 1966.

Philosophy offers a broader and refined perspective on human lives and activities. Although it was a very old discipline, it is still a high-value course.

7. Religious studies

This includes Christian religious studies and Islamic religious studies; not together but as separate courses.

Admission requirements

Any of the above-listed departments will require a minimum of 5 Credits in O’ level (WAEC) Mathematics, English, and 3 other subjects relevant to the course you’re applying for.

JAMB requirements are first and foremost, English and 2 other art subjects such as French, literature, fine art, or any other of relevance.

For admission, your UTME score should be equal to or greater than 200.

Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate student seeking excellent education in the liberal arts, this has brought you enough information on UNILAG Art courses.

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