Department of Music and Performing Arts

The Department of Performing Arts appreciates the effort to browse through this website.  Besides imparting knowledge and skills to students, we carry out a number of activities, projects, and research. We are also a practical Department, which is the “lifeblood” of Kyambogo that plans and provides most of the entertainment needed by the University.

Dr. Keneth Bamuturaki  – Head of Department


  • The Department of Music was established in 1964, in the then Government Teacher Training College (GTTC) Kyambogo through the guidance of Mr. Peter Cooke.
  • In 1986 When Kyambogo attained the status of the Institute of Teacher Education (ITEK), the Department took on the role of producing Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or Graduate teachers of music
  • It was In 2005 when Kyambogo became a fully pledged Public University, that the Department was renamed as Performing Arts.

Our Objectives

  • Produce the best teachers, lecturers, and tutors of music for secondary schools and tertiary institutions
  • Provide an avenue for promotion and preservation of Uganda’s rich music and cultural heritage;
  • Design professional tailor-made refresher courses and upgrade training facilities for Music Teachers and Artists.
  • Produce well skilled and knowledgeable students to perform recordings for Radio, Television and Film/ Video.
  • Design packages for short courses to suit semester breaks or summer holidays for interested individuals;
  • Provide a conducive atmosphere for Research, Documentation, Archiving, and Publication
  • Produce professional musicians for the growing music/entertainment industry in Uganda; 


To promote excellence in the growth and development of music, dance and drama education and performance in Uganda, through didactic professional training, public performance, research, consultancy and publications.

Programmes Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Music.
  • Master Arts in Music Education.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Education – Music with 1 other teaching subjects
  • Bachelor of Education – Secondary (Sec);
  • Bachelor of Education – Primary (Pr.);
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts;
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education;
  • Bachelor of Arts (Arts), Music as one of the courses;
  • Diploma in Theatre and Performing  Arts
  • Diploma in Education Secondary. (DES)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teacher Education
  • Diploma of Education Primary External
  • Bachelor of Education Primary External.

Our Staffing

Activities, Research and Projects