About Edna Manley

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. Two of the Schools, namely the School of Art and the School of Music, are historic because of their establishment in 1951 and 1961 respectively, before the island gained its independence from Britain in 1962.

Erna Brodber’s Jane and Lousia will soon come Home” takes on a new life as Ratoon: A New Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica – The month of October is abuzz with excitement at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with the 3rd. biennial Rex Nettleford Arts Conference which features prominently a special dance production, Water the Roots Concert and the opening of the first play for the school year “RATOON: A new Jamaica”.

Animate Your World!

 Overview:

Jamaica’s strategic location within the global marketplace has made it an ideal hub spot for outsourced Animation from the North and South Americas. Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), the premiere institution in the region for training in the arts,