Simon Muzenda School Of Arts, Culture And Heritage Studies

Department of Performing and Visual Arts

About the Department

The Department is in the School Of Arts Culture and Heritage Studies. It is enrolling a variety of degree programmes including the Master of Arts Music. The Department’s vision is to sustain Music as an academic and professional discipline through the training of competent personal equipped with relevant knowledge and skills in research and performance practices. The programmes are meant to implant a strong theoretical and practical knowledge for professionalism, addressing life challenges and academic pursuit.

Department Staff


Mr. R. Ngara

MA (Music Ethnomusicology) [UFH, 2012], BA Hons (Music) [UFH, 2010], Diploma (Music) [MAM, 2006], Diploma (Education) [MTC, 1999]

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Research Interests

Gender Studies in Ethnomusicology, Indigenous Music Arts


SECRETARY – Mrs.  Z. Phiri

ND (Secretarial Studies) [Masvingo Polytechnic, 1995], NC (Secretarial Studies) [Masvingo Polytechnic, 1993]

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Programme Duration Entry Requirements
BA Honours Degree in Musicology and Enthnochoreolgy Four (4) years


Normal Entry

Applicants should be holders of at least 5 ‘O’ levels at Grade C or better, including English Language plus at least 2 ‘A’ levels passes.

Special Entry

a)At least 5 0’Level passes at Grade C or better including English Language.

b)Holders of relevant Diplomas and relevant working experience as well as recommendation letter from the employer or other referees will also be considered

BA Honours Degree in Theatre and Performing Studies
BA  Special Honours Degree in Music One (1) year A minimum of a first degree in the relevant subjects






Dr. J. Rutsate


PhD (Music) [UKZN, 2011] MA [RU, 2007]

BA Hons (Music & Musicology) [RU, 1998]

BEd  (Music) [UZ, 1995]

Cert (Education)

[ MTS ,1979] Indigenous Musical Arts
Ms P. Zinhuku


MA (Music Applied Ethnomusicology) [UKZN, 2014],

BSc Hons (Music & Musicology) [ MSU, 2007] Preservation and performance of indigenous music and dance; Indigenous knowledge systems embodied in musical arts practices
Ms. J. Yule


MA( Dramatic Arts)

[Wits,2012]BA Hons (Theatre Arts) [UZ,2010]

BA [ UZ, 2009] Community participation in theatre initiated projects
Sr. C. Machingura


MA (Ethnomusicology) [UKZN,2015]

BSc Hons  (Music & Musicology) [ MSU ,2011]

Dip Educ [GTC,1999] Indigenous musical Arts
Mr. S. Dzingayi


BSc Hons  (Music & Musicology) [ MSU, 2012] Popular music.

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