7 Art Courses with High Employment Rate in Nigeria
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In Nigeria, there are seven art courses with a high employment rate.
In this article, we’ll look at the seven art degrees in Nigeria with the highest employment rates. Before we go any further, it’s important to remember that the rate of employment should not be the only factor to consider while choosing a course. Your chosen path is a life-long decision that you may not be able to reverse after you’ve made it. Before deciding on a degree, think about what you like doing and look for courses that are related to them so that when you leave school, you will not only be working for money but also enjoying what you are doing. Unlike scientific courses, which have a high employment rate, art courses may have a lower employment rate.
According to all indications, these are the finest art courses to consider if you want to get a job right after graduation. However, the training will not automatically qualify you for work. Because there will be many other graduates of the same course as you, you will need to work hard on your grades.
It’s no surprise that law is the greatest art degree. In Nigeria, the law opens doors for you. Being a lawyer is virtually on par with being a doctor. Though law provides excellent career opportunities, it is also quite competitive, and you will need to be exceptional to land a decent position.
In fact, this is one of Nigeria’s most selling art courses today. When most students think of English, they think of teaching as the final goal, yet the English course offers much more opportunities than teaching. Digital copywriter, Editorial assistant, English as a foreign language teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Primary school teacher, Secondary school teacher, Writer, and so on are just a few of the occupations you’ll be qualified for if you study English. One of the benefits of this school is that it allows you to freelance and work from anywhere, which is not always the case with other courses.
3. Political Science
Political science is a highly popular course among art students, and it is still quite profitable. Although competitive, if you can finish with a high grade, you will almost certainly get hired right away.
Political science is the study of politics from a scientific perspective. It is a social science that studies governance and power structures, as well as political activities, political philosophy, political behavior, and the laws and constitutions that regulate them.
Comparative politics, international relations, and political theory are the three main subdisciplines of modern political science. Public policy and administration, domestic politics and governance (typically studied as part of comparative politics), political economics, and political methodology are other significant subdisciplines.
Furthermore, economics, law, sociology, history, philosophy, human geography, journalism, political anthropology, psychology, and social policy are all connected to political science and draw on it.
Political science employs a wide range of methodologies, including those from psychology, social research, and cognitive neuroscience. Positivism, interpretivism, rational choice theory, behavioralism, structuralism, post-structuralism, realism, institutionalism, and pluralism are examples of different approaches. One of the social sciences is political science uses methods and techniques that relate to the kinds of inquiries sought: primary sources, such as historical documents and official records, secondary sources, such as scholarly journal articles, survey research, statistical analysis, case studies, experimental research, and model building.
4. Theater art
If you are very passionate about acting then you might want to consider Theatre art. It’s one of the best art courses in the country. However, you will have to be very passionate about acting since it actually deals with more passion than with brain work.
Theatre, often known as theatre, is a collaborative type of performing art in which live performers, generally actors or actresses, portray the experience of a real or imagined event in front of a live audience in a specified location, usually a stage. The performers may use a variety of gestures, speech, song, music, and dance to convey their feelings to the audience. The physicality, presence, and immediacy of the experience are enhanced via the employment of art elements such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting. The term “theatre” is derived from the Ancient Greek o (théatron, “a place for seeing”), which is itself from (theáomai, “to see”).
The technical vocabulary, genre categorization, and many of the themes, stock characters, and narrative elements used in modern Western theatre are largely derived from ancient Greek theatre. Patrice Pavis, a theatre artist, describes theatricality, theatrical language, stage writing, and the uniqueness of theatre as synonyms that distinguish theatre from other performing arts, literature, and the arts in general.
Plays and musical theatre are examples of modern theatre. Ballet and opera are both genres of theatre that employ numerous theatrical traditions such as acting, costumes, and staging. They had an impact on the development of musical theatre.
5. Creative And Visual Arts, Fine and Applied Arts, Fine Arts And Design
I have to include this lucrative career on this list. Though very obscure to most Nigerian students, these art courses are actually very lucrative and can open doors for you. With the rise of the internet, there are more demands for designers more than anything. Every day people keep looking for designers of logos for their website and businesses as well as corporate designs to promote their brands. You can easily make a name for yourself with these courses especially if you love freelancing.
6. Foreign Languages
Foreign languages especially mandarin (Chinese), Spanish, German, Russian and French can really open doors of employment for you. One attractive aspect of these courses is that you will have less competition. You can work in embassies or even become a private tutor. You may decide to become a freelance translator and work as you like.
A foreign language is a language not commonly spoken in the country of the speaker. However, there must be a defined distinction between a foreign language and a second language. It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, e.g., a German speaker living in the Philippines can say that Filipino is a foreign language to them, or a Japanese speaker living in China can say that Chinese is a foreign language to them. These two characterisations do not exhaust the possible definitions, however, and the label is occasionally applied in ways that are variously misleading or factually inaccurate.
Bilingual or multilingual children are those that learn more than one language from birth or at an early age. These children are said to have two, three, or more mother tongues: neither language is alien to them, even if one of them is a foreign language to the great majority of people in the nation where they were born. A youngster studying English from his English father and Irish at school in Ireland, for example, can communicate in both languages, but neither is a foreign language to them. Due to the fact that India, South Africa, and Canada all have numerous official languages, this is a regular occurrence.
In general, it is believed that children have the advantage in learning a foreign language over adults. However, there are studies that have shown adult students are better at foreign language learning than child students. It is because adults have pre-existing knowledge of how grammar works, and a superior ability to memorize vocabulary.
7. Counseling and psychology
Though not very well recognized in Nigeria, counselling and psychology are bound to explode in a few years just as in other developing and developed countries of the world. Lots of people are depressed in society and as we move on this number is bound to increase. Though in Nigeria right now most people are not aware of counselling services but in few years they will surely start looking for their services.
Notable mentions of Economics and Accounting didn’t make the list because it is becoming saturated with little or no space for their graduates to earn a living. Information Technology software is replacing the above-mentioned jobs, and that is part of the reason I don’t classify them as one of the best art courses in Nigeria.
All courses are literally lucrative if you can use your creative imagination. No matter the course you study in school you can become employed immediately if plan properly before graduating.
Counselling psychology is a psychological speciality that encompasses research and is applied for work in several broad domains: counselling process and outcome; supervision and training; career development and counselling; and prevention and health. Some unifying themes among counselling psychologists include a focus on assets and strengths, person-environment interactions, educational and career development, brief interactions, and a focus on intact personalities.
The term “counselling” is of American origin, coined by Carl Rogers, who, lacking a medical qualification was prevented from calling his work psychotherapy. In the U.S., counselling psychology, like many modern psychology specialities, started as a result of World War II. During the war, the U.S. military had a strong need for vocational placement and training. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Veterans Administration created a speciality called “counselling psychology”, and Division 17 (now known as the Society for Counseling Psychology) of the APA was formed. The Society of Counseling Psychology unites psychologists, students and professionals who are dedicated to promoting education and training, practice, scientific investigation, diversity and public interest in the field of professional psychology. This fostered interest in counsellor training, and the creation of the first few counselling psychology PhD programs. The first counselling psychology PhD programs were at the University of Minnesota; Ohio State University; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Missouri; Teachers College, Columbia University; and the University of Texas at Austin.
In recent decades, counselling psychology as a profession has expanded and is now represented in numerous countries around the world. Books describing the present international state of the field include the Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context; the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling; and Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook. Taken together these volumes trace the global history of the field, explore divergent philosophical assumptions, counselling theories, processes, and trends in different countries, and review a variety of global counsellor education programs. Moreover, traditional and indigenous treatment and healing methods that may predate modern counselling methods by hundreds of years remain of significance in many non-Western and Western countries.
Employment and salary
Counselling psychologists are employed in a variety of settings depending on the services they provide and the client populations they serve. Some are employed in colleges and universities as teachers, supervisors, researchers, and service providers. Others are employed in independent practice providing counselling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation services to individuals, couples/families, groups, and organizations. Additional settings in which counselling psychologists practise include community mental health centres, Veterans Administration medical centres and other facilities, family services, health maintenance organizations, rehabilitation agencies, business and industrial organizations and consulting within firms.
The amount of training required for psychologists differs based on the country in which they are practising. Typically, a psychologist completes an Undergraduate Degree followed by 5–6 years of further study and/or training, leading to the PhD. While both psychologists and psychiatrists offer to counsel, psychiatrists must possess a medical degree and thus are able to prescribe medication where psychologists are not.
In 2020, the median salary for counselling psychologists in the United States was US$98,620