About Us

BIFA is a technical and vocational training college for young talented
artists and designers. 

What We're All About

Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts is a community of artists and scholar-artists who are passionate about the fine and perfoming arts, committed to diversity and inclusion, and determined to improve the lives of others through art.

Our Mission

To effectively train in order to develop God given creativity and innovation

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading Art and Design centre of excellence

Brief History

The construction of Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts (BIFA) was started on 9th
September 1991. This was the initiative of the development committe of the Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church – Buruburu.
On may 10th 1993, BIFA openned its doors to admit its first intake of 60 students
pursuing different disciplines of art. The institute was a dream seen for fulfilment by
the late Fr. Thomas Burke.
The institute commenced with a 2 year internal certificate programme and has now
adopted a 3 year diploma programme examined by Kenya National Examination
Council (KNEC). Since its commencement, the institute has trained thousands of young
artists and its our hope that BIFA will be able to reach many more talented artists to
enhance their God given skills.

Our Vision

Who We Are

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows."

Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts encouranges an environment of diverse interests and individual thinking. This is where you can participate in academic exerciseses that will stretch your abilities. Art is neither created nor experienced in isolation. Art is informed by the world in which we live. This is where your expression can be a powerful catalyst in political, cultural, environmental, and social discourse. This is where you will master the rigors of your status quo.

If you are ready to dedicate yourself to your craft, commit yourself to exploration and experimentation, and reach for excellence in your art and academics, then this is your place. This is your community of artists. This is Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts.

Our Core Values

At Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts our values are reflected in the way we do business. Integrity and honesty represent the foundations of all operations. Furthermore, we strive to conduct our business and ourselves in a professional manner. We also conduct ourselves with a policy of utmost good faith and as a result, we are determined to provide our clients with the best products. As part of the youth of this country, we strive to be driven, attentive, and innovative, and always deliver excellence.

Result Focused

Striving to deliver on our commitments with our client’s needs in mind, on time, and to the highest standard.


Inspiring trust and confidence through maintaining ethical and professional standards, saying what we mean, doing what we say, and taking responsibility for our actions.


Fostering a collaborative way of working through information sharing, actively listening, and giving constructive challenge.

Our People

Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts is run by a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals with a vast wealth of experience in Fine Arts Education, in an environment that encourages career growth, information and knowledge sharing and mutual support.

Training and Development

An integral part of our strategy, investment in human resource is one of the key areas that are geared towards generating and sustaining a competitive edge. Continuous training in upcoming technologies and practices ensure that we have the suitable and adequate human capital to respond comprehensively to strategic shifts.

Our Culture

Over the years, we have built a culture that recognize, appreciates and recognizes innovation and creativity, the pursuit of excellence and the building of relationships rather than simple transactions. This unique environment allows us to attract high caliber staff who continue to deliver beyond expectations and set the standards in the industry.