JAMB subject combination for graphic art

In this era of technological advancement in all spheres, there are some courses that are integrating some physical elements into the digital system. This is a not-so-popular academic course at the moment but it is a highly lucrative venture for professionals in the field. To be a grounded graphic artist in Nigeria, there are some requirements that must be satisfied by the candidate before they can be admitted into an institution that offers graphics art, hence they will have to register for JAMB, and choose the required JAMB subject combination for graphics art to Kickstart the whole process.

Who is a graphic artist?

A graphic artist is a person who makes any form of visually appealing expression any form. The different forms that can be reproduced include painting, photography, drawing, etc. 

So being a specialist in this field gives you the necessary skill to reproduce or create graphic products for any individual who’s willing to pay for those services.

What are the SSCE requirements to study graphics arts?

To be able to have your admission correctly processed after getting the other factors correct, you just have the required grades in the required subjects. Candidates are required to have at least a credit in no less than 5 subjects in their SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB). The subjects required include:

1. English language

2. Mathematics

3. Fine arts 

4. Any other two science or social science subjects.

Those who have their NTC can use any of the below-listed subjects in addition to the above listed:

  • General Woodwork
  • Building/Engineering Drawing
  • Introduction to Building Construction
  •  Decorative Painting
  •  Spray Painting
  •  Lining
  •  Sign and Design
  •  Wall hanging
  •  Colour Mixing/Matching and Glazing
  •  Printing Origination
  •  Machine Printing and Finishing
  •  General Metal Work
  •  Basic Electricity
  • Spinning
  •  Weaving
  • Surface Design and Printing
  • Bleaching
  •  Dyeing and Finishing
  •  Graphic Design 
  • Graphic Printing and Ceramics

JAMB Subject Combination for Graphic arts

As we stated earlier in this article, to study graphic arts in a Nigerian higher institution, you are required to choose the correct JAMB subject combination for graphics art while registering for JAMB, to ensure you are on the right track to getting admission into a Nigerian university. The recommended JAMB subject combination for graphics art is listed below:

1. Use of English

2. Fine arts

3. Any two science or social science subjects.

Higher institutions that offer graphics art in Nigeria

  1. Lagos State University,  Lagos State–LASU 
  2. Ignatius Aguru University of Education, Rivers state–IAUE 
  3. University of Port-Harcourt–UNIPORT
  4. Delta State University, Abraka–DELSU
  5. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State–FUNAI
  6. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island–NDU
  7. University Of Benin, Benin City–UNIBEN
  8. University Of Jos, Jos–UNIJOS
  9. University Of Nigeria Nsukka–UNN


To pursue an academic or professional career in graphics art, there are certain requirements to be fulfilled ranging from O’level results, registering for JAMB, registering the correct JAMB subject combination for graphics art, and choosing an institution that offers the course.

 The requirements are all listed in this article to guide all aspirants of this course, whose graduates are hotcakes in the world of technology.

Good luck.

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