Makerere University Department of Performing Arts and Film (PAF) offers courses including popular music on stage and band music where students are trained to perform and manage guitars and key boards in the first year then, in the second and third year they begin to go on stage.
However, there has not been a full music and sound set for teaching and learning and for a long time any form of support in terms of equipment as teaching and learning aids has been either donor or government aided. Even with the expansion of the programs, the department has been relying on students and staff own equipment as well as borrowing and hiring.
In the recent past and under the headship of Dr. Sylivia Antonia Nannyonga Tamusuza, PAF created a strategy among which was the resource mobilization strategy to improve the learning and teaching experiences at Makerere.
In October, 2019 PAF resource mobilisation team chaired by Dr. Benon Kigozi embarked on mobilizing Makerere university staff and alumni and was able to raise and procure the state- of- the- art music and sound set estimated at a cost of shs. 21 million.