Dr Kizito Maria, Dean, MTSIFA

Dr Kizito Maria, Dean, MTSIFA

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art (MTSIFA). This is the oldest and most celebrated Art School in East Africa. Founded in 1937 by Mrs. Margaret Trowell, after whom it is named, MTSIFA has three departments: Fine Art; Industrial Arts and Applied Design; and Visual Communication Design and Multimedia. It is a close-knit community of faculty, students, and professionals that serves largely as an arts conservatory and center of excellence in the arts for the East African region.

MTSIFA currently offers programs in fine art and industrial design at Bachelors, Masters and PhD level. Below is a list of undergraduate programmes offered under MTSIFA.

Department Programme(s)
Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Industrial Art and Applied Design
Fine Art Bachelor of Fine Art

Our world-class academic staff comprised of practicing artists, art historians, art educators, designers, and cultural theorists, are dedicated to providing students with the tools, knowledge and resources that will help them find their own path to success. The Makerere Art Gallery, now part of the Makerere Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration (IHCR) enriches our curriculum and offers our undergraduate and graduate students access to a unique collection of Uganda’s contemporary art.

MTSIFA Staff Members

Name Deptartment / Designation
Dr. Venny Nakazibwe Deputy Principal, CEDAT.
Assoc. Prof. Philip Kwesiga Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Lubowa Paul Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Dr. Richard Kabiito Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Banadda Godfrey Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Stephen Gwoktcho Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Sserunjogi Patrick Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Nsereko Raymond Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Sematimba Joseph Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Dr. Nabulime Lillian Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Ms. Nakimbugwe Annette Sebba Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Kakinda Fred Kizito Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Mr. Banga Simon Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Dr. Amanda Tumusiime Department of Visual Communication, Design and Multimedia
Dr. Kizito Maria Kasule Dean, MTSIFA
Dr. Rose Kirumira Namubiru Department of Fine Art
Mr. Mubiita Stephen Department of Fine Art
Ms. Katende Sylvia Violet Department of Fine Art
Mr. Balaba Edward Department of Fine Art
Mr. Kato Abbey Department of Fine Art
Mr. Ifee Francis Xavier Department of Fine Art
Mr. Odama Jacob Department of Fine Art
Ms. Aluwua Maria Department of Fine Art
Ms. Edopu Ritah Department of Fine Art
Mr. Mwesigwa Stephen Department of Fine Art
Mr. Ssewanyana Robert Department of Fine Art
Dr. Kakande Angelo Chair/Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Assoc. Prof. G.W.Kyeyune Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Mr. Muwonge Kyazze Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Mr. Abic Lenny Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Mr. Nantagya Donald Senyonga Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Ms. Nakisanze Sarah Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Mr. Bruno Sserunkuma Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Mrs. Kasozi Dorah Kalule Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Mr. Kanuge John Bosco Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Ms. Esther Ndagire Kavuma Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design
Ms. Edith Lutwama librarian
Ms. Faith L.Kasule Registrar
Mrs. Nuwamanya Annet Kibajjo Sen.Librarian Ass.
Mrs. Namugga Deborah
Ms. Peters-Klaphake Katrin IHCR

The curriculum challenges students to explore critical aesthetic and community issues, and necessitates them to come up with individual art and design solutions. Through courses in business administration, finance and banking, and arts marketing, MTSIFA students learn to combine professional studio-practice with the entrepreneurial skills needed to build a successful career in the vibrant cultural sector while others use their creativity and business background to make a real contribution in the public sector, in their communities, and in their lives.

MTSIFA welcomes a diverse student body from across the region and beyond. I invite you to experience and explore all the creative possibilities available through our academic programs and research collaborations with other universities in USA, UK, Finland, South Africa, and Kenya. By joining MTSIFA and collaborating with us, you will find a lively community of versatile artists and creative thinkers poised to add value to your quality of life, your research, your business and your community.

Dr. Kizito Maria Kasule
Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art
College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology,
Makerere University
Tel: +256- 414-531-423
Email: deanfineart@sifa.mak.ac.ug