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.

Solome Katasi – Head of Department

Background

  • 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; 

Mission

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