Bachelor On Campus

Fine Art

Makerere University

36 months
449 USD/year
299 USD/year
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In the Fine Art programme at the Makerere University, art and design as a human activity does involve aesthetic, intellectual, and practical skills, although to become broadly significant, it should interact with the content in other fields, especially science, comparative education and industrial studies in Studio Art/Industrial Design/ Museum and Gallery Management.


Study trips, field attachments and theoretical courses in Art History and art criticism provide on-the-job, supervised, evaluated experiences which contribute to the student’s overall education and development. Primary goals include improvement of art and design production and creative strategies, as well as museum and gallery management skills.

The programme

Specific careers exist in the general areas of Fine art, Visual communication design, Fashion,Textile and Interior design, as well as industrial design. Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts graduates have established careers in such fields as studio-practice in art and design, teaching in secondary schools and tertiary institutions, research and anthropology, antique restoration, film and video production, as gallery and museum curators, illustrators, etc. The future holds a great deal of promise for artists and designers who can combine skills with a breadth of understanding.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Visual Arts
  • Design I: Black and White
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Business Administration
  • Pre-Historic to Byzantine
  • Introduction to Painting
  • Introduction to Jewelry-making
  • Introduction to Decorative Textile & Fabric Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




238 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Direct entry

For admission to BIFA under the Direct Entry Scheme, a candidate must have: Sat the Uganda Certificate of Education or equivalent and obtained a certificate. Two advanced level passes at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, one of which must be in either art or technical drawing.  

For admissions to the BIFA Degree Programme, the “A” level subject shall be weighted as follows:

  • Weight 3 – Art or Technical Drawing
  • Weight 2 – One or two best done of all A’level subjects.
  • Weight1 – General Paper, Sub-Maths
  • Weight 0.5 – All the remaining Subjects (Arts & Sciences)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    449 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 449 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    299 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 299 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National: 1,110,900 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 1,666,350 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 UGX /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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