At Edna Manley College we fuse theory with practice, critique, performance and exhibition. We engage students in a variety of ways to ensure academic excellence and creativity.
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At the School of Dance at EMCVPA, students are exposed to a curriculum that develops and prepares them to be critical thinkers, fearless and fluent performers. Founded in 1970, the School of Dance operates like a closely knitted family exposing its students to a rich education in dance consisting of training in performance, composition, choreography, and dance education. It includes studies in Jamaican and Caribbean folk forms, international dance forms, such as jazz, modern and ballet techniques, as well as dance theory all delivered in a nurturing atmosphere conducive to learning.
The School of Arts Management provide the competencies our students to excel as independent artist managers, reinvent existing cultural organizations, and launch their own arts-related enterprises. The Humanities programme allows students in all five schools – Arts Management and Humanities, Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts to develop not only as artists/es but as a well - rounded individuals who are sensitive to other human beings and informed critical citizens.
The four year programme prepares students for a diverse range of career options in performing arts management, community arts, arts education, project management, arts administration, entrepreneurship, partnership management, and other skills necessary to meet the needs of cultural and creative industries.
The School of Visual Arts provides a space for students to converge and unleash their innovative and creative energies. At the undergraduate level SVA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Associate and studio certificates in a variety of disciplines including Painting, Sculpture, Jewellery, Printmaking, Ceramics, Visual Communication including Illustration and Animation, Textiles and Fibre Arts, Photography. There is also a Post Graduate Degree in Art Education in collaboration with Ohio State University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Art Therapy.
The School of Drama exposes students to various creative techniques unique to the Caribbean while embracing classical theatre training through an empowering academic curriculum and conservatory training steeped in the rich cultural traditions of the Caribbean. Students are trained in theatre arts including acting, directing, stage management and set design and drama education delivered in a creative and reflective environment which challenges students to question societal norms and equip them with the skills to engage the world creatively and professionally through drama.
Jamaica is known across the world for reggae music and at the EMCVPA School of Music, a world of music awaits you with a faculty of seasoned and iconic musicians classically trained and authentically Caribbean. The School of Music provides training for young musicians and music educators in performance, popular music studies, instrumental and vocal, music education and music technology. Students explore modules outside their area of specialization including music business, development, creativity and social enterprise providing students with the necessary skills — business, creative, and intellectual — so that they might emerge as visionary creative entrepreneurs in the evolving music industry.
"What was especially awakening for me was the reality check I got when I started to go to Edna Manley College and learned exactly what design and illustration was. It was then and there I think I made a dramatic change in how I went about doing my art and what I wanted to present to people and what I wanted to represent...."
TV Host, beauty queen, front covers, and commercials, Yendi has done it all but it is dance that makes her come alive. She shares that EMCVPA gave her more than dance, it gave her discipline, commitment and a passion for excellence. Yendi currently uses dance to encourage fitness with her Yendi Master Dance Class (YMDC).
Blending his obsession with Jamaican street signs and old school dancehall illustrations, Matthew McCarthy has revisioned the global street art movement in Jamaica through the Paint Jamaica Project/Initiative.
The five piece reggae band from Kingston, Jamaica – Raging Fyah – was formed by classmates Pele, Demar and Anthony Watson. They met at the School of Music under the tutelage of Ibo Cooper, the former keyboardist with Third World. They later joined forces with veteran guitarist Courtland “Gizmo” White...
Moneybags, The Jamaican 'A Christmas Carol' Adaptation
“A Carol for Moneybags”, the Jamaican adaptation of Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’ written by renowned playwright and journalist Barbara Gloudon, with original songs by Conroy Cooper is the School of Drama’s second production for the...
EMC Students Experience Real-Time Brand Development
Published Originally: Sunday | November 5, 2017, in the Gleaner
Fifteen students from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts benefited from a real-life experience in brand development sponsored by three social enterprises, which ...
Marjorie Whylie joins EMCVPA Faculty for Sabor Hispano!
Jamaica’s music darling and icon Marjorie Whylie joins the faculty of the EMCVPA’s, School of Music for a special performance on Sunday November 5, 2017 in their first Faculty Recital for the academic year dubbed Sabor Hispano featuring music fr...
School of Drama's “The Listeners” to close 2017 Rex Nettleford Arts Conference
The Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts – School of Drama – opens its first major production for the 2017-2018 academic year - “The Listeners”, on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre to c...
The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been through several stages in its evolution. The four Schools—Drama, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts—started out at different locations in Kingston. Continue..
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
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St. Andrew Jamaica
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