Department of Performing Arts at the University of Rwanda

University of Rwanda
Key objectives of the measure:
  • Develop arts education in Rwanda

  • Create an academic department to enhance the development of an internationally recognised national cultural programme in Rwanda to include Theatre, Visual Arts and Music.

  • Support the Cultural Pillar of Vision 2020 and general Cultural Policy by advising and consulting in the development of a National Performing Arts Centre and supporting Cultural Training Centres.

  • Develop the performing arts provision and Place Rwanda on the International Stage in the Performing Arts in support of Foreign Cultural Policy.

  • Elevate Rwanda as a premier performance destination for all major Artists from around the world. Linking into Culture and Tourism directives and strengthening its Cultural Identity.

  • Strengthen the competitiveness of Rwanda generally as cultural operators and Performing Arts service providers regionally and internationally. Prepare the Country to fully partake of the benefits of a modern middle class ICT centric society by providing world class performing arts training provision and implementation.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Three areas of development:

  • Community Performing Arts

  • International Exchange Programs

  • Academic Courses in the Performing Arts, Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Allows the arts to become part of society at all levels.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

This measure is funded by the Government of Rwanda