EMCVPA operates from one campus housing six schools offering essential professional preparation to full-time and part-time students in the Arts from the Caribbean, North America and Europe: Schools of Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Arts Management and Humanities, and Continuing Education Allied Programmes.

The College provides professional and technical training in the Arts, offering qualifications at the Bachelor, Associate Degree, Certificate and Studio Certificate Levels.

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music in Performance:
    • Contemporary Music Studies
    • Piano, Voice, Violin, Wind (clarinet, flute, trumpet and trombone)
    • Steel Pan
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts:
  • Bachelor of Art Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Traditional and Folk Dance Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts (Acting)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts (Directing)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Drama in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Education with majors in Visual Arts, Drama, Music or Dance (UWI/EMCVPA Joint Programme)

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of Arts in Art Education (in collaboration with Ohio State University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Art Therapy

Associate Degrees

Certificates/Studio Certificates

Minor Studies

A Minor is a coherent course of study that provides secondary concentration in a chosen field of study outside of the Major. Unlike declaring a college major, choosing a college minor is optional, however, it is hoped that many students would enrich their studies through this opportunity.

Minor Studies (MS) may be taken within or outside students’ Department/School. The Credit requirement for Minor Studies ranges from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 23 credits depending of the chosen programme and the Minor Alternative Studies (MAS) a minimum requirement of 18 credits.

Students may choose to pursue a Minor Studies (MS) programme or may also choose Interdisciplinary studies called Minor Alternative Studies (MAS). The Minor Alternative Studies programme allows students to select courses from all five (5) Schools to satisfy the minor studies credit requirement. Student who select the Minor Alternative Studies are required to fulfill a maximum of 20 credits. A maximum of 9 credits of the 23 required credits may be used to fulfill both major and minor requirement subject to the approval of the department/programme.

Contact The Registry:

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
1 Arthur Wint Drive
Kingston 5
Tel: 1 876 619 EDNA (3362), 960-6171