Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts

Introduction

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) is the premier arts college in the English-speaking Caribbean whose mission is to enrich the aesthetic sensibilities and promote the cultural diversity of the Caribbean through the highest quality education and training in the visual and performing arts.

Our students are exposed to the very best in tutors in the arts who blend theory with creative application in our one-year Certificate, two-year Associate and four-year Bachelors Degree programmes. A Master of Arts in Art Education is also offered in conjunction with the Ohio State University (OSU).

The college operates a total of six Schools. The Schools of Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Music and Arts Management and Humanities offer essential professional preparation to students in the arts from the Caribbean, North America and Europe. The School of Continuing Education and Allied Programmes offers part-time leisure and per credit courses in a number of areas, as well as an exciting Junior Programme for kids and teens.

Programmes are accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).

EMCVPA HISTORY

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) has given birth to some of the most popular and talented practitioners within the realm of the creative arts. The College is the first of its kind within the Caribbean to provide tertiary level training in the arts, offering internationally recognized programmes accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).

The College has a mission to enrich the aesthetic sensibilities of the Caribbean region by facilitating excellence in the arts, culture and pedagogy; through the provision of the highest quality programmes and training. EMCVPA continues to create opportunities that will ultimately lead to the development of our region through the arts, urging its students to create, persevere and achieve through adversities towards their goals.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The ports of entry by air are the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (NMIA - KIN) and the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. (DSIA - MBJ). All first year international students are provided with airport pick up services to the College. This only applies to arrivals to NMIA in Kingston and as such students are encouraged to make arrangements to land in Kingston. Flight itinerary must also be sent in two (2) weeks in advance.

IMMIGRATION POLICY

As stipulated by the Immigration Laws of Jamaica, foreign nationals are required to hold a valid passport and entry visa. However, exemptions for visa requirements are made for students from countries within the British Commonwealth, excluding students from Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nigeria. These aforementioned students will still be required to present a visa upon entry to Jamaica.

On arrival at the airport, the letter of acceptance, issued by the College, must be presented to the Immigration Officers, following which your passport will be stamped, granting entry for two weeks. Once you are enrolled, the Registry will issue you a letter of registration, which should be submitted to the Immigration Office for processing an application for a Student Visa. Foreign students attending the College must report to the Student Services office within the first two weeks of arrival for assistance in processing their extension of stay. Students will need the following:

  • A letter from the College (Registry) confirming his/ her programme of study and the period for which the student is registered.
  • A valid passport (for the duration of studies)
  • A fee of JA$2000 (approx. US$20) for an Alien Registration card (for non-Commonwealth nationals)
  • Two passport sized pictures (for non-Commonwealth nationals only)
  • An Extension of Stay fee of JA$10,000 (approx. US$100)

THE KINGSTON EXPERIENCE

EMCVPA is located at 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5 which is within easy reach of the major commercial districts in the Kingston Metropolitan Area. The campus’ central location allows for quick access to banks, hospitals, galleries, theatres, supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants and sporting facilities.

International students can also experience numerous attractions in the metropolitan city including Emancipation Park, National Heroes Park which houses beautiful monuments to the nation’s national heroes including Marcus Garvey, Devon House, the famous Port Royal, The National Gallery and the Bob Marley Museum.

HOW TO APPLY TO EMCVPA

STEP 1: COMPLETEAPPLICATION FORM ONLINE

Complete application form online at www.emc.edu.jm. Application attracts a $700 non-refundable cost that must be paid when prospective students submit documents. Application opens early January and closes late March.

STEP 2: SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Applicants will be asked to submit the following documents:

  • Application Fee Receipt
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Deed Poll (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • CXC/GCE Certificates
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 2 Certified passport-sized photographs

STEP 3: PROFICIENCY TESTS

Provided that there are no outstanding documents, applicants are invited to sit the College’s English and IT Proficiency Tests.

STEP 4: APPLICANT EVALUATIONS

Applicants will be evaluated depending on your School of choice which may include auditions, portfolio assessment, drawing exams, music tests and/or interviews.

STEP 5: SELECTION

Selection will be made after the auditions are completed in the respective Schools. The information on the selected applicants are sent to the Registry from where letters of acceptance, rejection or pending, in the case of students awaiting examination results, will be sent to you with requisite information.

STEP 6: ACCEPTANCE

Once you are accepted you will be sent an Acceptance Package.

NB: Overseas students from the rural areas and overseas should make application for accommodation by April, due to limited space available on the Hostel.

CAMPUS LIFE

HOUSING

EMCVPA offers accommodation for students on the campus’ Halls of Residence. Housing is available to all students enrolled full-time in any programme at the College. Each resident is afforded the use of a fully equipped single occupancy room with facilities which include shared bathroom and kitchen.

LIBRARY SERVICES

The College Library features a variety of printed and audiovisual resource materials in the Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Dance and Arts Management curricula. The library’s rich collection includes over 10,000 books in both open shelf and reserved collections, more than 11,000 vinyl records and varied assortment of monographs, periodicals, newspaper clippings. slides, CDs & DVDs, VHS and audio cassettes. The library also offers students use of various online music libraries, electronic databases and online journals.

SPORTS TEAMS/CLUBS & SOCIETIES

Students of EMCVPA participate in various sporting activities on the campus’ multipurpose court. Sporting teams at the College include the Football & Basketball Teams as well as the Edna Manley Strikers, a netball team formed from the combination of staff and students.

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Art Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The Art Education programme equips students with the critical thinking skills, technical knowledge and ability to transfer knowledge of the visual arts in a formal educational environment. [+]

Bachelor in Art Education

The Art Education programme equips students with the critical thinking skills, technical knowledge and ability to transfer knowledge of the visual arts in a formal educational environment. Students are enabled to become agents of change in the local and international education systems and are challenged and supported to excel in an extremely demanding and incredibly rewarding career as a teacher. Art Education majors take courses in a range of studio areas. The focus of their programme is on professional studies, with emphasis on producing committed educators.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Arts Management

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This degree provides training for persons who wish to work in the area of arts management or administration and for persons already involved in the management and administration of arts and culture organizations. [+]

Bachelor in Arts Management

This degree provides training for persons who wish to work in the area of arts management or administration and for persons already involved in the management and administration of arts and culture organizations. It offers a distinctive combination of theory and project based courses, as well as hands on experience.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF INTERVIEW: Applicants are required to appear for an interview regarding their study objectives, commitment and financial preparedness for enrolment. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Ceramics

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Ceramics provides students with the opportunity to develop as studio artists and designers for industrial products; introducing a range of possibilities for working with clay. [+]

Bachelor in Ceramics

Ceramics provides students with the opportunity to develop as studio artists and designers for industrial products; introducing a range of possibilities for working with clay. Students have the option of specializing in studio ceramics, multimedia ceramics or ceramic sculpture. Areas of emphasis are experimentation, as well as strong critical and technical skills.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Dance Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Dance Education is intended not only for the practitioners in the field of Dance Education, but also for those general educators who are aspiring to teach the art form. [+]

Bachelor in Dance Education

Dance Education is intended not only for the practitioners in the field of Dance Education, but also for those general educators who are aspiring to teach the art form. It caters to the needs of Jamaica and the Caribbean region in delivering quality education specifically in dance, which will furnish undergraduates with the knowledge, attitudes and skills relevant to planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for dance education at the secondary level. Graduates of this programme may also apply the pedagogical knowledge and skills in other educational contexts, as well as in theatre and production.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF DANCE AUDITION: Auditions are held twice per year, usually in June and July. Prospective students are required to attend one of these auditions. The audition will comprise: Three (3) class sessions of Modern Dance, Ballet and Caribbean Traditional Folk Technique. A two (2) minute solo performance presentation in your strongest areas of dance performance. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). A three (3) minute solo presentation in your strongest areas of performance A demonstration of skills in at least two dance techniques (Modern or Ballet must be one). For each selected technique, provide 20-25 minutes of skills demonstration. Exercises should be kept short and simple so that the fundamental elements of the work may be observed. Include movement sequences applicable to the technique being featured. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Drama in Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. [+]

Bachelor in Drama in Education

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. Whereas it is but one aspect of aesthetic education it can also serve as a paradigm for humanistic instruction through action and language in all areas of the curriculum. It is on this premise that the philosophy of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama stands. The purpose of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama is therefore to prepare teachers who can contribute to the development and execution of educational drama programmes of both formal and informal levels. This will ultimately contribute to growth of what is individual in each human being and at the same time harmonize this individuality within the organic unity of the society at large.... [-]


Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. [+]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. The programme aims to develop a thorough understanding of jazz and popular music, and its relationship to contemporary Jamaican and Caribbean societies. Principal instrument, improvisation, jazz harmony and arranging, jazz and Jamaican music history, as well as jazz and popular ensembles are emphasized in this programme of study.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Jewellery

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The Jewellery programme prepares students for professional studio practice. [+]

Bachelor in Jewellery

The Jewellery programme prepares students for professional studio practice. This includes studio art, fashion and industrial jewellery. Students gain exposure to the fundamentals of metalsmithing, surface embellishing, stone settings and finishing. Areas of emphasis are experimentation and innovation, facilitated by strong critical and technical skills.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Music Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This degree programme prepares students for careers in music teaching at the secondary level. [+]

Bachelor in Music Education

This degree programme prepares students for careers in music teaching at the secondary level. The philosophy of the programme is based on the principle that a person must first be a good musician in order to be a good music educator. Therefore, the programme includes substantial work in music theory, aural training, musicology, instrumental/vocal studies, ensembles, and conducting, in addition to music education methods courses and teaching practicum. Students select either an instrumental concentration or vocal concentration, or a combined program which includes a mixture of the instrumental and vocal concentrations.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Painting

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The painting programme offers the opportunity to explore the diverse possibilities of contemporary art practice, and cross- disciplinary experimentation. [+]

Bachelor in Painting

The painting programme offers the opportunity to explore the diverse possibilities of contemporary art practice, and cross- disciplinary experimentation. Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary approaches to painting. Emphasis is placed on developing personal visual vocabulary with strong critical thinking and technical skills.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants.  PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Performance

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This programme of study is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in music performance and/or private studio teaching, and will also prepare students for graduate studies in performance. [+]

Bachelor in Performance

This programme of study is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in music performance and/or private studio teaching, and will also prepare students for graduate studies in performance. Course offerings include individual lessons, chamber and large ensemble performances, literature, pedagogy of the principal instrument, music theory and musicology.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Photography

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Photography provides broad exposure to a range of practice and conceptual and aesthetic approaches, while offering the opportunity to select a track in one of three areas: Fine Art Photography, Photo Journalism and Commercial Practice. [+]

Bachelor in Photography

Photography provides broad exposure to a range of practice and conceptual and aesthetic approaches, while offering the opportunity to select a track in one of three areas: Fine Art Photography, Photo Journalism and Commercial Practice. The provision of concentrations will produce photographers who will be equipped for the varied professional demands in photography and related practice which are required in the society, while having a common understanding of the conceptual and theoretical framework of art production.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Printmaking

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Printmaking offers a range of traditional and contemporary approaches which include relief, intaglio, digital and alternative printmaking. [+]

Bachelor in Printmaking

Printmaking offers a range of traditional and contemporary approaches which include relief, intaglio, digital and alternative printmaking. Students have the opportunity to explore various print media and develop personal content through independent experimentation. Emphasis is placed on developing ideas as well as strong critical and technical skills.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Sculpture

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Students enrolled in sculpture are exposed to traditional approaches such as modeling, carving and constructing, as well as the possibilities of contemporary modes of three dimensional expression. [+]

Bachelor in Sculpture

Students enrolled in sculpture are exposed to traditional approaches such as modeling, carving and constructing, as well as the possibilities of contemporary modes of three dimensional expression. Emphasis is placed on independent thinking, as well as strong critical and technical skills. Technical workshops in metal, wood, casting and digital imagery are mandatory for Sculpture majors.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Textiles and Fibre Arts

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Textiles and Fibre Arts offers a broad range of studio experiences which prepare fibre artists, textile and fashion designers for professional practice. [+]

Bachelor in Textiles and Fibre Arts

Textiles and Fibre Arts offers a broad range of studio experiences which prepare fibre artists, textile and fashion designers for professional practice. Students gain exposure to traditional and contemporary approaches to weaving, textile design and fashion design, and are encouraged to develop innovative approaches to these areas.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. [+]

Bachelor in Theatre Arts

ACTING

The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. Caribbean cultural performance, modern and post modern perspectives of theatre underpin the approaches of the curriculum. Students will be continuously engaged with the analysis and development of their creative proficiency in relation to individual cultural identity, community and the importance of their independent voice as emerging theatre artists.

DIRECTING

Students are equipped to develop and strengthen their skills in creative leadership. This is facilitated through the exploration of theory and practice of the role and processes of the stage director as creative artist/cultural agent with a sound appreciation of the politics and aesthetics of traditional and popular performance.... [-]


Bachelor in Traditional and Folk Dance Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Traditional and Folk Dance Studies pulls together the components necessary to facilitate the development of dance artistes that are well-rounded in their understanding of Caribbean traditional and folk dance forms. [+]

Bachelor in Traditional and Folk Dance Studies

Traditional and Folk Dance Studies pulls together the components necessary to facilitate the development of dance artistes that are well-rounded in their understanding of Caribbean traditional and folk dance forms. This programme is primarily focused on cultivating individuals who are versed in the history, cultural context and practice of traditional and folk dance forms as a means to cultural retention, social transformation, identity formation and cultural literacy.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF DANCE AUDITION: Auditions are held twice per year, usually in June and July. Prospective students are required to attend one of these auditions. The audition will comprise: Three (3) class sessions of Modern Dance, Ballet and Caribbean Traditional Folk Technique. A two (2) minute solo performance presentation in your strongest areas of dance performance. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). A three (3) minute solo presentation in your strongest areas of performance A demonstration of skills in at least two dance techniques (Modern or Ballet must be one). For each selected technique, provide 20-25 minutes of skills demonstration. Exercises should be kept short and simple so that the fundamental elements of the work may be observed. Include movement sequences applicable to the technique being featured. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Visual Communication

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Visual Communication provides design programmes that encourage the development of creativity, as well as technological, and intellectual skills to enable students to become future designers and visionaries. [+]

Bachelor in Visual Communication

Visual Communication provides design programmes that encourage the development of creativity, as well as technological, and intellectual skills to enable students to become future designers and visionaries. Students may choose to specialize in illustration, graphic design or digital design

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. Their craft-specific knowledge is simulated within a critical awareness and understanding of specific cultural, historical and present day contexts within which dance performance and choreography are created, experienced and engaged/received globally, particularly in the Caribbean region. The programme also furnishes students with the essential knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of dance and other areas of performing, written and visual arts and encourages them towards innovation in thought and artistic presentation.... [-]


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Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts

Address Kingston, Jamaica
Website http://emc.edu.jm/
Phone +1 876-929-2350