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Higher School Certificate holders/Direct Entry

For admission to BIFA under the Direct Entry Scheme, a candidate must have:

  • Sat the Uganda Certificate of Examinations or equivalent and obtained a certificate.

  • Two advanced level passes at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examination, one of which must be in either art or technical drawing.  Applicants seeking admission to the MTSIFA would in addition have taken basic computer knowledge. Weighting: For admissions, the “A” level subject shall be weighted as follows:
Group Category Subject Weight
Essential Art or Technical Drawing  
Relevant One or two best done of all A’level subjects.
Desirable General Paper, Sub-Maths  
Others All the remaining Subjects (Arts & Science)
Diploma Holders

For admission to BIFA Degree Course a candidate should possess a Diploma from a recognized institution (after obtaining an advanced level certificate) with at least Class II Diploma with Art and or Technical drawing as a basis.  Credits will be transferred as appropriate.

Mature Age Scheme

For admission to BIFA Degree course under the mature age scheme, a candidate should posses specialized knowledge relevant to Industrial and Fine Arts to ensure successful completion of the course upon selection on passing the Mature Age Entry Examinations.

Programme Duration

The BIFA programme shall normally take a minimum period of three years.  Each shall consist of two semesters of 17 weeks, 15 of teaching and two for examination.  There shall be two recess terms in second and third year for industrial to training. Students shall pursue taught/guided courses in the three years and a research report shall be submitted in the third year first semester.   Project attachment training will take place throughout year three.

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