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Academic Programmes

The Department of Performing Arts offers five programmes. The first three are degree courses 

and are as follows:
Bachelor of Arts with Education
Bachelor of Arts (Arts) and,
Bachelor of Education
There are various courses that cut across the programmes, and are listed below:

Year One, Semester I

MU 111: Theory of African and Western Music.
MU 112: Aural and Performing Skills I.
MU113: Performing Skills on Piano and other 
Musical Instruments

Semester II

MU 121: Harmony, Counterpoint and 
Composition I
MU 122: Aural and Performing Skills II
MU 123: Performing Skills on Piano and other 
Musical Instruments

Year Two, Semester I

MU 211: Harmony, Counterpoint and 
Composition II
MU 212: Acoustics and Performance Criticism I
MU 213: Ethnomusicology I
MU 214: African and Western Music History
MU 215: Music Craftsmanship I
MU 216: Performing Skills on Piano and other 
Musical Instruments

Semester II

MU 221: Music Appreciation and Analysis I
MU 222: Music Teaching Methods I
MU 223: Ethnomusicology II
MU 224: African and Western Music History II
MU 225: Aural and Performing Skills III
MU 226: Performing Skills on Piano and other 
Musical Instruments

Year Three, Semester I

MU 311: Music Appreciation and Analysis II
MU 312: Aural and Performing Skills IV
MU 313: Field Research Project
MU 314: Music Therapy.
MU 315: Acoustics and Performance Criticism II
MU 316: Drama I
MU 317: Performing Skills on Piano and other 
Musical Instruments

Semester II

MU 321: Harmony, Counterpoint and 
Composition III
MU 322: Music Teaching Methods II
MU 323: Aural and Performing Skills IV
MU 324: Music Appreciation and Analysis II
MU 325: Music Craftsmanship II
MU 326: Drama II.
MU 327: Performing Skills on Piano and other 
Musical Instruments

The department also offers Diploma in Music and 
Theatre Arts, running under the following courses: 

Year One, Semester I

DMA 1101: Rudiments of Music
DMA 1102: Basics of Dance and Drama
DMA1103: Introduction to Vocal and Musical 
Instrument Playing Skills.
DMA 1104: Introduction to Computer Operations.
DMA 1105 Music Performance, Marketing and 
Events Management.
 

 

Semester II

Courses from this semester to the end have been grouped in to two different categories of five courses each, out of which a student takes courses 1201, 2101 and 2201 as a core course and chooses any one category
DMA 1201 Performance Production, Recording and 
Management II
DMA 1202: Ugandan Traditional Dance I
DMA 1203: Conventional and Contemporary Dance

Styles I
DMA 1204: Improvisation and Script Writing in Drama I
DMA 1205: Play Production and Directing I
DMA1206: Acting Plays I
DMA 1207: Voice and Choral Directing I
DMA 1208: The Art of Conducting I
DMA 1209: Contemporary Singing Styles I
DMA 1210: Skills on Western Musical Instruments I
DMA 1211: Skills on Traditional Musical Instruments I
DMA 1212: Jazz and Pop Musical Instrument 
Playing I

Year Two, Semester I

DMA 2101: Performance Production, Recording and 
Management II
DMA 2102: Ugandan Traditional Dance II
DMA 2103: Conventional and Contemporary Dance

DMA 2104: Improvisation and Script Writing in Drama II
DMA 2105: Play Production and Directing II
DMA 2106: Acting Plays II
DMA 2107: Voice and Choral Directing II
DMA 2108: The Art of Conducting II
DMA 2109: Contemporary Singing Styles II
DMA 2110: Skills on Western Musical Instruments II
DMA 2111: Skills on Traditional Musical Instruments II
DMA 2112: Jazz and Pop Musical Instrument Playing II

Semester II

DMA 2201: Performance Production, Recording and 
Management III
DMA 2202: Ugandan Traditional Dance III
DMA 2203: Conventional and Contemporary Dance
DMA 2204: Improvisation and Script Writing in Drama II
DMA 2205: Play Production and Directing III
DMA 2206: Acting Plays III
DMA 2207: Voice and Choral Directing III
DMA 2208: The Art of Conducting III
DMA 2209: Contemporary Singing Styles III
DMA 2210: Skills on Western Musical Instruments III
DMA 2211: Skills on Traditional Musical Instruments III
DMA 2212: Jazz and Pop Musical Instrument Playing III
The Department also receives Post Graduate students who have done music or literature at graduate level and thus give them the knowledge and methods of teaching music, dance and drama in the classroom.

Other activities of the Department includes an organised student performing group known as The Traveling Theatre Troupe that takes performances to people in and out of the University as an income generating project. Besides this, is the University Jazz Band.