The International College of Creative Arts (ICCA) is a specialist, private university for the creative arts incorporated in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. The goal is to bring simplicity and innovation to creative arts education, by providing industry-focused, hands-on training to young creatives across Africa.
Established 16 years ago, ICCA (International College of Creative Arts) began as Tenstrings Music Institute, offering music programs. In 2018, we expanded to include the Lagos School of Design, also known as Black Fragrance School of Design, which offers 11 different programs in the field of design, including Fashion, Graphics and Web Design, Animation, and Photography. Today, Tenstrings and Black Fragrance stand as the largest private school of creative arts in Africa, having successfully trained over 20,000 students from 17 countries across the continent, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the creative industry.
At ICCA, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive, hands-on education that prepares them for the demands of the modern creative industry. Our three-year bachelor’s degree programs are designed to provide students with a solid foundation in their chosen fields, and to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a rapidly changing industry. Our innovative curriculum combines classroom instruction with practical, real-world experience, giving our students a competitive edge in the job market.
One of the unique features of ICCA is our partnership with leading European universities, who provide the final two years of our students’ education through blended e-learning platforms.
This allows our students to receive a world-class education from some of the best universities in Europe, while studying in Africa. Our students also have free access to our state-of-the-art studios and workshops, where they can execute their projects under the guidance of experienced instructors.
At ICCA, we recognize that every student is different, which is why we offer a range of options to suit different learning styles and career goals. Some students may choose to complete their entire three-year program with us, while others may be admitted directly to the final two years of studies, skipping the first year of study and coursework if they can demonstrate sufficient talent, skills, and industry experience. We are one of the very few colleges in Africa to award academic credits on the merit of brought-forward talent, skills, and industry experience.
Upon graduation, our students receive double degrees from both ICCA and our partner universities, giving them a competitive advantage in the job market. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in fields such as music, fashion, graphic design, web design, animation, and photography, both in Africa and around the world.
ICCA is the ultimate destination for students seeking a world-class education in the creative arts. With our innovative curriculum, experienced instructors, and unique partnership with leading European universities, we are committed to providing our students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience they need to succeed in the dynamic and competitive field of creative arts.
Undergraduate applicants must have completed their secondary school education with a minum of five credits including English and Mathematics in their O’Level Certificate (WAEC/NECO, and other recognised secondary school examinations). You are not required to write JAMB or any other qualification exams. A compliance and compentency interview will be conducted by an ICCA amission officer when you are being considered for an admission.
Our innovative curriculum combines classroom instruction with practical, real-world experience, giving our students a competitive edge in the job market. One of the unique features of ICCA is our partnership with leading European universities, who provide the final two years of our students’ education through blended e-learning platforms.
At ICCA (International College of Creative Arts), we believe that students pursuing careers in the creative arts deserve to study in a specialist school that is purposefully designed to support and incubate creativity. Unlike in generalist colleges and universities, students at a specialized school like ICCA have the opportunity to collaborate and network with like-minded individuals who share their passion for the arts.