List of Art Courses in Nigerian Polytechnics

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Nigerians who are not able to get admission into the university have an alternative option of studying at polytechnics in the country. Students are also assured of getting high-quality education at Polytechnics too. Polytechnics are also highly competitive in their admission process. However, polytechnics do not offer all the courses as universities do.

For one, art departments are not as common in the Polytechnics as some other science-related courses. This is because Polytechnics are set up primarily as technical institutions to train and groom its students for the technical fields such as mechanical and electrical engineering rather than in art and humanity, physical or pure medical science.

List of Art Courses in Nigerian Polytechnics

For example, you won’t find courses such as Law, Philosophy, Linguistics, Nursing, Medicine, English, Literature, Communication and Language Arts, History and International Studies, etc in any polytechnic in Nigeria. These are mostly found in universities. Some polytechnics offer a few Art courses one can study.

This article addresses the available art courses offered in Polytechnics, the polytechnics that offer them, O’ level and UTME subject requirements.

List of Art Courses in Nigerian Polytechnics

Among the available courses opened to art students to study in polytechnics are Mass Communication, Library and Information Science/Management, Public Administration, Local Government Studies and others discussed below:

Library and Information Science

O’level subject requirements for Library and Information Science are:

Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language and Mathematics and three other subjects chosen from the following courses:

History, Literature in English, Economics/Commerce, Fine Arts, Government, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Basic Electricity, Geography,, Typewriting,, Commerce/Principles of Accounting.

Polytechnics offering Library and Information Science are:

  • Benue State Polytechnic
  • Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru
  • Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ede
  • Federal Polytechnic, Offa
  • Federal Polytechnic, Idah
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
  • Federal Polytechnic, Mubi
  • Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa

Public Administration

Polytechnics offering Public Administration are :

  1. Abia State Polytechnic
  2. Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic
  3. Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State
  4. Nacabs Poly, Akwanga
  5. Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti
  6. Dorben Polytechnic Garam, Niger State
  7. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana
  8. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  9. Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  10. Federal Polytechnic, Idah
  11. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Public Administration is:

Government, History and Economics, English language and Mathematics

  • Local Government Studies

Polytechnics offering Local Government Studies are:

  • Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi
  • Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo
  • Nacabs Poly, Akwanga
  • The Polytechnic Ibadan
  • Kaduna Polytechnic, Tundu Wada

JAMB UTME Subjects Combination for Local Government Studies is Government or History and two other from Economics, Commerce, Geography and Mathematics.

O’level/SSCE subjects requirements for Local Government Studies are five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects from the following courses: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Government, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government and Typewriting Shorthand.

  • Mass Communication

Polytechnics offering Mass communications are:

  • Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic Ijebu Igbo
  • Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua
  • Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi
  • Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State
  • Benue State Polytechnic
  • Dorben Polytechnic Garam, Niger State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  • Federal Polytechnic, Offa
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
  • Federal Polytechnic Mubi

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Mass communication is three subjects from Arts or Social Science. Some other schools demand specific other subject combinations.

O’level/SSCE Subject Requirements for Mass Communication

Candidates applying for Mass communications must have five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language and Mathematics and three other subjects from History, Literature in English, Economics/Commerce, Fine Arts, Government, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Basic Electricity, Geography, Typewriting, Commerce/Principles of Accounting

List of other Art & Social Science courses offered by Nigerian polytechnics are:

  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Government
  • English and Literary Studies
  • English Language
  • Creative Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Civic Education
  • CRS/IRS
  • Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Arabic Language
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Arabic Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Geography
  • Chinese
  • Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies
  • Christian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Communication Arts
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Creative and Visual Arts
  • Criminology and Securities Studies
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Drama/Dramatic/Performing Art
  • Economics and Development Studies
  • Efik Ibibio
  • English and International Studies
  • European and Nigerian Languages
  • Fine Art / Fine and Applied Arts
  • Fine Art and Design
  • French
  • French and International Relation
  • French, German or Russian
  • German
  • German Combined with French and Russia
  • Hausa
  • History
  • History and Archaeology
  • History and Diplomacy
  • History and Diplomatic Studies
  • History and International Relation
  • History and International Studies
  • History and Strategic Studies
  • Igbo
  • Igbo/Linguistics
  • International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Islamic Studies
  • Islamic/Sharia Law
  • Kanuri
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Languages and Literature
  • Linguistics and African Languages
  • Linguistics, Igbo and other African Languages
  • Linguistics/Edo
  • Literature In English Language
  • Mass Communication
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Nigerian Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • Political Science and Conflict Resolution -Under Art
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese / English
  • Psychology
  • Religious and Cultural Studies
  • Religious and Human Relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre and Film Studies
  • Theatre and Media Arts
  • Theology
  • Yoruba

Other polytechnics in Nigeria don’t offer the following courses:

Medical courses:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Dentistry and Dental Surgery
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Nursing/Nursing Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics – Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Prosthesis and Orthopaedic Technology
  • Public Health Technology
  • Radiography
  • Veterinary Medicine

 Law courses to include:

  • Administrative Law.
  • Nigerian Legal Method.
  • Nigerian Legal System.
  • Banking and Insurance Law.
  • Constitutional Law.
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial Law
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