Summer School

Experience an Arts filled Summer in Jamaica at the Edna Manley College of the Visual
and Performing Arts Summer School 2017

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) is known for a rich tradition of excellence in the arts and the ONLY choice for higher education in creative careers and arts management in the English-speaking Caribbean. The college is located in the culturally rich city of Kingston, Jamaica; recently designated by UNESCO as a Creative City of Music.

The College is invested in promoting the cultural diversity of the Caribbean and enriching the aesthetics sensibilities of its students through quality education and training in the visual and performing arts.

With the School of Arts Management, the college further taps into the unlimited potential of the Cultural and Creative industries to bolster economies and create meaningful careers for its graduates.

The EMCVPA Summer School has been existence for over twenty years and continues to excel in offering a world class Arts programme for children from 4-18 years. Children between the ages of 4-11 years enjoy a kaleidoscopic experience in our integrated arts programme while 12-18 year olds select an area of specialization in any one of the programmes – Music, Dance, Drama or Visual Arts. They are exposed to a world that brings their imagination alive through the various art forms using methods of storytelling, re-enactment and performance.

The summer school also offers a special programme in the School of Dance for adults especially teachers of dance and dance companies emphasizing Afro-Caribbean Dance with special guest Uganda’s foremost Dance Educator and Choreographer Mabingo Aldaniels. The dance programme is led by the Faculty of the School of Dance and also includes e a wide selection of techniques highlighting Caribbean Folk, Reggae- Based Modern and Ballet styles.

The School of Visual Arts also offers adult courses in Animation (with a special summer programme for teens), Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics Textiles and photography.

Adult programmes is also offered in the School of Music in any instrument – drums, guitar, piano and wood wind instruments as well as vocal studies.

All the summer programmes at the EMCVPA are designed to engage and appeal to individuals at all levels of artistic experience, from beginners to professional artists guided by a cadre of well trained accomplished artiste/artist ensuring that every participant is exposed to the best trainers in arts.

Summer School 2017 begins July 3 and ends July 28 Mondays to Fridays.

Kaleidoscope – Children 4-11 Years


Artscope – Teens


Adult Programme