This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Communication Arts, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseCommunication Arts
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesCommunication Arts related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Communication Arts. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Communication Arts in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Communication Arts

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Communication Arts in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Communication Arts must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Lit. in English
  3. Arts/Music depending on the combination
  4. A trade subject

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Communication Arts. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Communication Arts, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Communication Arts

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Communication Arts that you must register and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Communication Arts. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Communication Arts must include:

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Communication Arts

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Communication Arts, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in Arts or Social Science subjects.

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Communication Arts, don’t give up. You should consider other Communication Arts similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Communication Arts in Nigeria

  1. Bowen University, Iwo
  2. University of Uyo

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Cut-off Mark for Communication Arts course

The cut-off mark for Communication Arts varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Communication Arts is a good course and you can also check the top best Art courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Communication Arts is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Communication Arts degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Communication Arts for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Communication Arts is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Communication Arts is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can a science or commercial student study Communication Arts?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Communication Arts at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Communication Arts is through GCE.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Communication Arts in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Communication Arts below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Communication Arts had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Communication Arts
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts OND Mass Communication (Upper Credit). Applicant must in addition, have passed Literature in English at ‘O’ level to qualify for Direct Entry Admissions. Accepts alo 2 ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English and one other Arts or Social Science subject.
(ii) Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) accepts Diploma in Communication Studies, Philosophy or Theology from any recognized institution of higher learning in addition to UTME requirement.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Communication Arts
(i) University of Uyo requires a P.7 in Mathematics.
(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ Level Credits at one sittings or 6 ‘O’ Level Credits at 2 sittings to include English Language, two Arts to include Lit-in-English and any other three or four subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science [Please note that Government and Economics are not Arts subjects].
(iii) Bowen University, Iwo requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits to include English Language, Literature in English and any other three Arts or Social Science subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Communication Arts
(i) University of Uyo – Music/Literature in English/Fine Arts and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.
(ii) Bowen University, Iwo and Igbinedion University Okada accept any other subjects in addition to Literature in English

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