There is a renewed demand for Fine Art practicing studio artists in Uganda today. Artists are increasingly using Art to address social, cultural, economic, and political concerns affecting society. There is an increased sense of identity to which art significantly contributes. While the demand for fine art products and for training opportunities are increasing, Uganda has limited training opportunities in fine Art at Diploma level. The proposed DFA program will fill this gap. Fine Art is one of the applied Arts that apply aesthetic principles to the art and design products. This definition brings together aesthetics and design art, articulating its academic, functional and practical relevance towards addressing society’s needs. The practical relevance of integrated Fine Art has not been fully explored by existing programs, in order to meet the current needs of the art market.
The Department of Fine Art includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and art history. These are designed to prepare students for the award of a Diploma or a Certificate.