Course Description

Fine and Applied Arts simply put involves application of the knowledge of Fine Arts to promote productivity and usefulness.

A professional in Fine and Applied Arts can be called an Aesthetician, or sometimes Artist.

Looking up to study Fine and Applied Arts in a higher institution but not yet sure of the decision yet? Then this is just the right post for you, as we will be elaborating on everything you need to know concerning the course.

Sub Courses under Fine and Applied Arts

On a broader level, these are some of the sub courses engulfed under Fine and Applied Arts:

  1. Visual Arts
  2. Theatre Arts
  3. Music
  4. Film and Photography
  5. Creative Writing

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Few amongst the vast job opportunities available for an Aesthetician include the following:

  1. Art therapist: Art Therapists utilize the concepts of art to improve mental/psychological health conditions of problems, or better still help them cope through use of artistic interventions.
  2. Drawing Teacher: As a Drawing Teacher, you can lecture in schools and colleges, or even as a sole proprietor. You'll be tasked with teaching students the art of drawing.
  3. Set Designer: They work in the movie industry, and they are responsible for creating sets to be presented by actors/actresses.
  4. Music Teacher: As the name implies, a music teacher is responsible for teaching people music, and all its concepts for live performances, examinations, or any other purposes.
  5. Editor: Editors are responsible for planning and coordinating materials for publications.

Subject Combination for JAMB

Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME

Chemistry, Mathematics and Fine Arts/Physics.

Course Cut of Point

160 is the minimum cut off point for FINE AND APPLIED ARTS as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (FINE AND APPLIED ARTS) depends on the school you are applying for, basically many schools have a different minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area, which may be higher or even lower than JAMB recommend. Also, it is important to note that your O'level result (WAEC, NECO, GCE etc) is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result


Five (5) SSC passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Fine Arts and two (2) other from social science subject. Mathematics, Arts and one Social Science subject. For NTC the other two (2) relevant subjects could be from any of the following: Decorative Painting; Spray Painting, Lining, Sign and Design; Wall Handling, Colour Mixing/ For NTC the other two (2) relevant subjects could be from any of the following: Decorative Painting; Spray Painting, Lining, Sign and Design; Wall Handling, Colour Mixing/Matching and Glazing; Graphic Painting; Ceramics; Basic Electricity; Building/Engineering Drawing.

FINE AND APPLIED ARTS Requirements Direct Entry

(i) Two (2) 'A' Level passes in Fine Arts/Technical Drawing and any one of Mathematics, Economics, Geography., Biology, Physics and Chemistry. ND/HND credit in Fine Arts

Schools offering FINE AND APPLIED ARTS

School Cut-of-points
Adeyemi College of Education, P.M.B. 520 Ondo, Ondo State.
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education
College of Education, Akwanga
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education,
University of Jos
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Ambrose Alli University

FINE ARTS Special Consideration


(i) JOS requires

a) two (2) 'A' Level GCE/IJMB passes of which one must be in Fine Arts or Technical Drawing.

b) NCE lower credit, ND lower credit in Fine Arts from a recognized institution.

c) any other relevant qualifications may be considered.

d) portfolio assessment may be required. However, candidates must also satisfy the minimum 'O' Level entry requirements.

(ii) OOU requires candidates to submit a portfolio containing certified samples of their works to the HOD, Fine Arts.

(iii) UYO requires

a) two (2) 'A' Level papers in relevant subjects including Fine Arts,

b) ND upper credit in Fine Arts,

c) NCE in Fine Arts or equivalent qualifications in addition to 'O' Level requirements.

(iv) LAUTECH may accept ND/NCE with upper credit. in related programmes plus UTME requirements.

(v) OOU accepts NCE in Fine Arts or Applied Arts.

(vi) ABSU accepts 'A' Level passes or NCE in Fine Arts with an average of B and minimum of five (5) 'O' level credit passes including English Language in SSC or its equivalent.


(i) ABSU requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Fine Arts and any other two (2) subjects for a four (4) year programme. For a Five (5) year programme, five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) subjects.

(ii) LAUTECH accepts Agricultural Science, Human Health and Nutrition as Science subjects.

(iii) OOU accepts five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English language, Mathematics and any other three (3) subjects.

(iv) RENAISSANCE requires five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Fine and Applied Arts, Chemistry, Geography/Tech Drawing at not more than two (2) sittings.

(v) UYO accepts a pass (D7) in Mathematics. The department will assess the candidate's real art pieces.


(i) OOU accepts any three (3) relevant subjects.

(ii) UNIZIK requires any three (3) Arts/Social Science subjects.

(iii) UYO does not require Mathematics.


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