Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts in Jamaica

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Performing Arts

Bachelor degrees from accredited colleges and universities can be important stepping-stones toward a successful career.The most common type of undergraduate program is a bachelor's degree, usually awarded after four years of successful study

The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as technical training in a variety of performance styles.

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

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Bachelor in Performance

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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... [-]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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... [-]

Bachelor in Theatre Arts

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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 Dance Education

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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... [-]

Bachelor in Traditional and Folk Dance Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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.... [-]