Best Courses for Art Students to Study in Higher Institutions

Ten (10) Best Courses for Art Students to Study in Higher Institutions (2024)

What are the best ten (10) best art courses that students can apply for in tertiary institutions if they were to be asked? Let me start by saying that there are so many courses that you can apply for if you are art students who want to further your academics in a higher institution, some of them look as though they are more important than others, based on the fact that they are more popular and most preferred by majority of the art candidates. 

However, after some factors have been considered, we discovered that some courses come up top in the list of all the courses that are offered at the higher institutions, and that will form the crux of this article today, so we encourage you to read this article if you are an art student and are looking for the course to choose from.

Best Courses for Art Students to Study in Higher Institutions


10 Best Courses for Art Students to Study in Higher Institutions

Some of the courses that are considered to be more lucrative and reputable in the arts are listed here below:

  1. Law 
  2. Mass Communication
  3. International Relations
  4. Theatre Arts
  5. Political Science
  6. Linguistics 
  7. Music
  8. Economics 
  9. Foreign Language
  10. Fine and Applied Arts

#1. Law

This is a course in the art that people sought after that places them in the legal career part. It is one of the most lucrative courses that millions of people in Nigeria and abroad seek to study. It has a lot of prestige attached to it, and those in the field seem to see themselves as being more learned than others in the arts field.

The law field is a large field that encompasses the different fields of careers that legal professionals can choose from, they include but are not limited to the following:

#2. Mass Communication

The next art course that is so much valued by people and has lots of applicants is mass communication. It is a course in Nigeria and abroad that produces communication experts in the areas of  Journalism, public relations, Film and television, Advertising, Corporate communication firms, Audio media (radio), Convergence, Integrated communication, marketing, and many other areas that they can specialize in.

Students who graduate from Mass Communication can work in any of the following fields: 

  • Journalist 
  • Television Stations.
  • Radio Stations.
  • Advertising Firms.
  • Film Production.
  • Lecturing.
  • Public relations.

#3. International Relations

International Relations is an art course that does not receive so much competition in gaining admission, because most people look down on the course but it is indeed one of the best courses you can ever think of in the arts. The course is a very special course that brings nations, states, and non-governmental organizations into interactions with one another in the platform of discussing economics, politics,  and security matters of those involved.

Studying International Relations in the university as a student opens a wide door for you to work in embassies and consulates, however, an international relation graduate can work in places and positions such as: 

  • Diplomatic service officer.
  • Border Force officer.
  • Intelligence analyst.
  • Government social research officer.
  • International aid/development worker.
  • Public affairs consultant.
  • Political risk analyst.
  • Policy officer.

#4. Theatre Arts

In Nigeria to be precise, theatre arts is the fastest growing industry, and as such a lot of students see it as a lucrative course for them to apply for in the university and indeed, it is one of the most preferred courses in the arts. While studying theater arts in school, students can choose an area of specialization by becoming any of the following: theatre director, stage manager, acting coach, script or play writer, actor, costume designer, lighting technician, and so on.

After graduation, theater graduands can occupy positions in the following:

  • Acting.
  • Media presenting.
  • Scriptwriting.
  • Broadcasting.
  • Directing.

#5. Political Science

Another course in the arts that is on the list of our top ten is Political Science. This is a course in the arts that prepares its students to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of political affairs in their terrain and to also understand how power, politics, and people converge. The study of political science will also help students to understand the political institutions and the laws that govern them.

Students who study this course can be found in career paths in the government, campaign, business, research, management, and international organizations. After graduation, they can work in different areas such as:

  • Policy Analyst,
  •  Legislative Assistant, 
  • Public Relation Specialist, 
  • Intelligence Analyst,
  •  Political Consultant,
  • Political Campaign Staff,
  • Leadership and Activities Director

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#6. Linguistics

Linguistics is another popular art course in the university that students can also apply for. Those who study linguistics can work online and offline.

The primary goal of linguistic studies is to acquire knowledge in the area of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, nature, grammar, and history of human language. It is a sister art course to philosophy, anthropology, and cognitive psychology.

Graduates from linguistics can pursue a career in Linguistics in areas such as:

  • Speech Therapist,
  •  Translator/Editor, 
  • Interpreter,
  •  Foreign Language Instructor,
  •  Public Relations Officer,
  •  Publishing copy-editor/proofreader

#7. Music 

Apart from being one of the most popular courses in the arts, it is also the fastest-growing career in the country, working side by side with theater art as both are competing for which is the best in Nigeria. This course has raised a lot of young stars even though a good number of them never studied music at the university.

There are so many career paths in Music, they include:

  •  Record Producer,
  •  Music Teacher, 
  • Singer,
  • Songwriter, 
  • Instrumentalist, 
  • Orchestrator, 
  • Concertmaster

#8. Economics

Economics is a course that involves the management of resources as well as people too. It is a very important course that most people don’t value. In truth, it is the pillar of every nation’s sustainability, because it drives human behavior, reactions, and decisions that help to solve the problems of success and failures when it arises.

Your economics degree will avail you the opportunity to work in places and in different positions as:

  • Research Analyst.
  • Economic Consultant.
  • Market Research Analyst.
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager.
  • Management Consultant.
  • Policy Analyst.
  • Financial Analyst.
  • Data Analyst.

#9. Foreign Language

Foreign Language is a sister course to international relations, they both play almost the same function and can switch their responsibilities in terms of job position and duties. As a student of a foreign language, you will have to study one or any of the following languages Chinese,  Spanish, German, French, or Russian, and when you are done you will have the opportunity to work at the consulates/embassies.

This a course that you can easily get admission to because most people do not like to apply for the course, therefore, there is not much competition.

#10. Fine and Applied Arts

Fine and Applied Arts is the last of the big ten, it is a course that is burned out of passion, and only those who are endowed with talent and passion for arts become successful in this career.

This is a course that her graduates don’t need to look for a job in most cases because they are mostly self-employed. See some fine art career paths below:

  • Fine artist
  • Sculptor
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Painter
  • Art Teacher 
  • Art Director 
  • Illustrator


Now that you have seen the list of the top 10 most preferred art courses, it’s in your place to choose the one that your passion really goes for.

However, if you would love us to guide you on which of the course to go for, kindly use the comment section to reach out to us, and our team of educational consultants will response to your query within 48hrs.

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Amos Nya
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