8th Graduation Ceremony


The academic registrar of Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD) is hereby informing all students that have fulfilled all the requirements for the award of Diplomas and Certificates in their respective academic programmes that their graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, March 24, 2023 at the school starting at 9:00am prompt. This will be the institution’s 8th graduation ceremony.

The ceremony will be held physically and only two (2) visitors (either the parents or guardians) will be invited from every graduand’s household to regulate the number of people attending the function.

All graduands are requested to liaise with the finance office to ensure full clearance of any fees balances and also pay the graduation fees by the 10th of March in full before picking their gowns and booklet. contact the finance & administration desk on 0776381365/0709612240/0751653360 to have this sorted as soon as possible.

The amount of fees is ugx170,000 (payable directly at the finance desk or at the registry ). this amount will cover the transcript, certificate, graduation gown, convocation, graduation booklet, stickers & invitation card.

A small snack will be provided by the institution


Upcoming Exhibition: “COLLECTION

The Art exhibition titled COLLECTION will open at Seyna Art Gallery on 6th March 2020. The exhibition is curated by a Dutch sculptor Cornelis Rijken.

COLLECTION is an activation of a ten years’ old art archive of the works done by the students and fraternity of Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design. The same event will mark the opening of the face-lifted exhibition space of Seyna Art Gallery to the wider art and culture market, beyond the precincts of the Art academy.

NIAAD is renovating its Art Gallery. New exhibitions are planned starting March 2020. The full exhibition program will soon follow.


Our future University

Over the period 2019-2025 NIAAD shall transition into a degree awarding institution of higher learning with the name African Institute of Design and Technology (AIDT) with a campus in Masaka, south east of Kampala. The institution will be offering a number of lucrative courses including Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor in Fine Art and other disciplines. During the period, there will be focus on infrastructural development, governance and institutional effectiveness together with library and studio services. Over the same period the institute shall harness the ongoing partnership with numerous institutions and agencies for greater achievement.
Here are a few pictures of the construction under way.

Virtual Gallery Tour with GZK

Seyna Art Gallery presents its first event in co-operation with Goethe-Zentrum Kampala. Connect to GZK YouTube Channel on 26th May at 6pm EAT/ 5pm CET.

 Virtual Gallery Tour 

We will have our next edition of the Virtual Gallery Tour on the last Wednesday this month 26th May at 6pm EAT/ 5pm CET online via GZK YouTube Channel in cooperation with PILOTENKUECHE from Leipzig, Germany and Seyna Arts Gallery in Entebbe, Uganda. This time we have a parental-children special. We will discuss how it feels to be an artist kid, how the parents complement or criticize their work. Do artists children have an advantage in the art scene because of their parents? Also, the artists’ parent will share their point of view and get engaged in the discussion. How do they feel when their children get criticized or complemented in public? Did they expect their children to also become an artist? Of course, the intercultural differences between Uganda and Germany will be also touched on and focused on in in the discussion.
About the German artists

Maren Maxeiner is an opera singer, lecturer and a singing teacher from Germany. Since April 2010 she’s a lecture in singing at the University of Music and Theatre and 2016 Maren started teaching at the conservatory in Rostock. With her specific knowledge of the anatomy of the voice, her empathy and her experience as an artist, she’s trying to encourage each student to trust their own intuition and body in order to sound.
Noah Maxeiner is a painter, performer and musician based in Leipzig. At the moment Noah is a local participant of Pilotenkueches 47th round. As a painter he’s trying to connect all his interests and different artistic rudiments to refer to a specific feeling or condition by picking up real life events and capturering the thought process in a painterly way as ‘Picturesque Relections’.
About the Ugandan artists

Charles Kamya is a self-taught sculptor working in Kampala. At the age of 15 he started making furniture from a tree root which he randomly found in the garden at his home. His talents were noticed by John Keller who owed a gallery café in Kampala in 1998. John gave him more specialised tools and space in his studio and encouraged him to continue to improve his sculpting practice.
Nabulime Victoria is currently studying Art and Design at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design. Growing up in a very artistic environment. Victoria showed interest in art at the age of 5. She started with small drawings of faces and flowers on paper in her father’s studio. Victoria has unique style of painting. Her subjects are mostly females. She has participated in four group exhibitions and two art residencies.