Application Requirements

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All applicants to the EMCVPA must offer evidence of creative ability and ability to complete tertiary studies through the following requirements:

  • Educational Background
  • Interview
  • Portfolio Assessment/Drawing Examination/Audition

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Apply to EMCVPA 6 Steps(1)

What you need to apply

Evidence of your educational background

If you are applying for any of the Degree Programmes (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts) at the Schools of the Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Arts Management and Humanities, (AA, BFA, BAE, BM, BME, BA Arts Management, BA Drama in Education and BA Dance Education), the minimum requirements are:

Five (5) subjects at the General Proficiency Level, in any of the following combinations:

  • two (2) CAPE subjects grades 1 to 5 and three (3) CXC/CSEC subjects grades 1 – 3 (Grade 3 will be allowed after 1998) or
  • three (3) or two (2) G. C. E. ‘A’ level subjects grades A to E, and three (3) ‘O’ Level subjects grades A, B or C or equivalent OR a minimum of five (5) subjects at CXC/CSEC grades 1, 2, or 3 (Grade 3 will be allowed after 1998) or
  • five (5) subjects at G.C.E ‘O’ level grades A, B or C.

Subject Requirements:

* English Language is mandatory for all applicants to the Degree and Certificate Programmes.
** English Literature at the CXC or CAPE Level is mandatory only for applicants to the School of Drama.
*** Applicants to the AA, BM and BME Programmes must attain, on Principal Instrument, a minimum level of ABRSM Grade V or equivalent and a minimum level of ABRSM Grade V Theory or equivalent, in addition to the matriculation requirements stated above.

NB. You will also need to prepare for an audition and portfolio assessment
View information about the audition and portfolio assessment requirements in our Admissions Process section

Certificate Programmes
If you are applying for any of the  Certificate Programmes in Visual Arts, Dance Performance and Music, a minimum of two (2) CXC/CSEC
subjects at the General Proficiency Level grades 1, 2, or 3 (Grade 3 will be allowed after 1998).

Applicants to the Certificate in Music Programme must attain, on Principal Instrument, a minimum level of ABRSM Grade V or equivalent and a minimum level of ABRSM Grade V Theory or equivalent, in addition to the matriculation
requirements stated above.

* English Language is mandatory for all applicants to the Certificate Programmes.

Studio Certificate Programmes
If you are applying for any Studio Certificate Programmes in the Schools of Visual Arts you do not require CXC/CSEC subjects.