You've Made It!

Congratulations on successfully completing your programme of study. As you are aware, we are currently operating in unprecedented times that have been precipitated by the onslaught of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A major concern for the College Administrators was to ensure that final year students were afforded the opportunity to complete their academic requirements for their respective programme of studies.
The College has decided that while it is imperative to acknowledge students’ achievements, the most responsible and safest option for the Graduating Class of 2020, their families, the staff and faculty is to hold a Virtual Online Graduation for the Class of 2020.
Having made this decision, the College is committed to ensuring that this Virtual Online experience will be a memorable one and we urge you all to keep in mind that regardless of the format of the ceremony, your College experience was a meaningful milestone that epitomises the motto of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts: “Create, Persevere, Achieve”.

Check List

Eligible Candidates $6,500 (includes participation in online ceremony, Degree Holder and Memorabilia)
Photo Package $3,500.00 (to be paid directly to Bryan Studios)
Degree Holder Only J$3,500.00
Graduation Memorabilia Only -$5,000
Persons who have outstanding balances will be asked to pay these balances in addition to the graduation fee in order to be eligible to be participate in the Virtual Online Graduation ceremony. Fees may be paid by Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/KeyCard) or Cash at the Finance & Accounts Department of at any NCB Branch into the Edna Manley College Account.
• Pay any outstanding fees owing to the College
• Obtain financial/caution fee clearance (Library/Hall of Residence/Accounts)
• Pay Graduation registration fee (Does NOT Include the cost of graduation photo package)
• Present payment voucher/proof of payment/Statement of Account Balance to Registry Personnel
• Return completed registration forms to the Office of the Registrar

Reminder
All outstanding obligations to the College must be cleared to be eligible for participation in the Virtual Online Graduation Ceremony.

+ Graduation Fees
Eligible Candidates $6,500 (includes participation in online ceremony, Degree Holder and Memorabilia)
Photo Package $3,500.00 (to be paid directly to Bryan Studios)
Degree Holder Only J$3,500.00
Graduation Memorabilia Only -$5,000
+ Check Financial Status
Persons who have outstanding balances will be asked to pay these balances in addition to the graduation fee in order to be eligible to be participate in the Virtual Online Graduation ceremony. Fees may be paid by Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/KeyCard) or Cash at the Finance & Accounts Department of at any NCB Branch into the Edna Manley College Account.
+ Additional Checks
• Pay any outstanding fees owing to the College
• Obtain financial/caution fee clearance (Library/Hall of Residence/Accounts)
• Pay Graduation registration fee (Does NOT Include the cost of graduation photo package)
• Present payment voucher/proof of payment/Statement of Account Balance to Registry Personnel
• Return completed registration forms to the Office of the Registrar

Reminder
All outstanding obligations to the College must be cleared to be eligible for participation in the Virtual Online Graduation Ceremony.

Saturday November 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Via Zoom and YouTube

Graduation Application

Please complete the graduation application form and submit to the Registry at registry@emc.edu.jm  or take it in to the office of the Registrar at 1 Arthur Wint Drive.

Registration

Proof of payment for Graduation Fee and Statement of Account showing zero balance must be submitted to the Registry Department to be provided with the Zoom Link to participate in the Virtual Online Ceremony.
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Registration Period: October 5-30, 2020
Monday - Thursday:- 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday:- 8:30am - 4:00pm

Alumni

About

The EMCVPA Alumni Association is a growing and inclusive, volunteer organization committed to the college’s strategic mission.
As an EMCVPA grad you are automatically an alumni and we encourage you to register to be a part of the association.

Connect

Maintain connections with your friends and classmates and keep up to date with what’s happening through our “Alumni Connect” and in our Alumni Chapters worldwide.

Advance Your Career or Education

Forge new professional relationships, find your next job or prepare for graduate school through the networking opportunities of the Alumni Association.

Giving Back

The College continues to grow and as an alumni, you may contribute in CASH or SERVICE.

Dress Code

As an EMCVPA graduate, you are required to wear your school’s approved hood and tassel at Commencement and Graduation.
Form of Dress
Graduates are required to wear the Gown with appropriate Hood provided by the College.

Females
White or off-white dress of a simple design. Headgear and elaborate accessories are not appropriate.

Males
Dark suit or dark pants with white shirt and dark necktie along with matching dark shoes.

Colour Hoods for Schools

PINK

Programme

School of Music-
Performance/Jazz and Popular Music Studies

BLUE

Programme

All Schools - Education

TAN

Programme

All Schools - Fine Arts

BROWN

Programme

Arts Management

Photographs

The official photographer assigned to the College is Bryan Studios Limited.  The list of eligible Graduates will be sent to Bryan Studios to have their photographs taken during the period of October 12-31, 2020.

This year the package will include a photo with your degree holder. This will be used in the Virtual Online Ceremony for the presentation of the Graduates. This will be the only photo that will be accepted, and it will be sent to the College directly from Bryan Studios.

EMCVPA Graduation Gown

Graduation Day!

Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates

Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates will be available for collection from the Registry Department starting November 23, 2020 between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm Mondays to Fridays.

Rehearsals

Virtual rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020.
Time to be confirmed – Zoom link will be sent.
EMCVPA Graduation Special Speaker Dr Kadamawe Knife

Guest Speaker - Dr. K'adamawe A. H. K'nife

Kadamawe Knife holds a PhD in Sustainable Development and an MSc in Economics. He currently leads and coordinated the BSc in Management and Entrepreneurship Option as a researcher and lecturer in the Mona School of Business and Management, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in the field of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning. His research focus is on Social Entrepreneurship and the application of dynamic strategic planning techniques in planning, policy and project development. He applies these techniques at the international, regional and national levels, with a special interest in developing countries, ‘at risk communities’ and focusing on ‘at risk youths’. He is currently the Director of the Office of Social Entrepreneurship and Youth Crime Watch Jamaica, which is located in the Mona School of Business and Management. While his primary focus is on Social Entrepreneurship, Dr. Knifes is also an associate researcher with the Institute of Sustainable Development, UWI.