Which Universities Offer Fashion Design in Nigeria?

Fashion design involves the design and making of stylish dresses or apparel. In Nigeria, the usual way to be a fashion designer is to become an apprentice to someone who’s already a professional in the vocation. Then after a period (let’s say one year), the apprentice graduates and become a fashion designer.

With higher institutions of learning offering different courses today, are there universities that offer fashion design as a course? In this article, we’ll provide an answer to this question by listing out universities, if any, that offer fashion design as a course.

Which Universities Offer Fashion Design in Nigeria?

University of Abuja (UniAbuja) is the only university in Nigeria that offers fashion design as a course. The course was only added to the school’s program in 2018.

University of Abuja is a federal university located in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and founded in 1988. The university is made up of about 13 faculties and more than 40 academic departments. In 2018, the university management added fashion design to its courses by establishing the UniAbuja Fashion School.

The UniAbuja Fashion School – based on information obtained about the school – employ a highly practical approach that focus on extensive hands-on practical exercises rooted in sound theoretical knowledge in the following courses:

  • Sewing machine operation
  • Pattern making (for female)
  • Pattern drafting (for male)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Suit-making (for male & female) etc.

If you’re interested in studying fashion design at UniAbuja Fashion School, you can visit the school’s official website https://www.uniabujafashionschool.com/ to make more inquiries.

UniAbuja Fashion School address

Center for Entrepreneurship, Beside First Bank, University of Abuja, Permanent Site, Kilometer 23 Airport Road, Abuja, Nigeria.

Polytechnics that offer Fashion and Design in Nigeria

Below are the polytechnics/monotechnics offering Fashion Design in Nigeria:

  • Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi
  • Benue State Poly, Ugbokolo
  • Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ede
  • Federal Polytechnic, Oko
  • Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure
  • Institute of Management Technology, Enugu
  • Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna
  • Kalac Christal Polytechnic, Lekki
  • Kano State Polytechnic, Kano
  • The Polytechnic, Ibadan
  • Yaba College Of Technology (Yabatech), Yaba

Can an art student study fashion designing in Nigeria?

Yes, an art student can study fashion designing in Nigeria. Fashion Design And Clothing Technology can be studied under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the polytechnics offering the course in Nigeria.

What subjects are needed for fashion designing in JAMB?

Note that English Language is a compulsory subject in UTME. The other subject combinations are:

Chemistry and any two subjects from Biology/Agricultural Science/Physics/Mathematics.

Depending on the polytechnic/monotechnic, you may also have to choose from Mathematics, Fine Arts/Technical Drawing, Economics/Commerce or Clothing and Textile Technology.

Do you need math for fashion design?

Fashion design is a discipline that focuses on designing and creating clothing and accessories. At the polytechnic/monotechnic level, for this major, you’ll take lots of fashion design classes which may not include mathematics. But at the university level, you’ll need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences before you can earn your bachelor’s degree.

What are the best fashion schools in Nigeria?

Below are the best fashion schools in Nigeria:

  • Fashion and Arts Academy, Lagos
  • Legsapparel Fashion School, Port Harcourt
  • Ginani Fashion Training, Lagos
  • Zaris Fashion and Style Academy, Lagos
  • Empriel Fashion Institute, Abuja
  • Hadazzah Styles and Stitches, Lagos
  • KGsignatures School of Fashion, Lagos
  • Mickeyoma Design Fashion Academy, Lagos
  • OSC Fashion Academy, Lagos
  • Tolumi School of Fashion, Abuja


For prospective students looking to study fashion design in Nigerian universities, there are no many options; in fact, you only have one option for now. The only university that offer fashion design in Nigeria is University of Abuja which is located in the country’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT). UniAbuja even have a dedicated fashion design school which is called UniAbuja Fashion School. To get more information about this school, you can visit the school’s official website stated up there.

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