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.
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.