You've Made It!

Congratulations to those of you who have successfully completed your programme of study for the academic year ending June 30, 2021, and those of you who will be completing December 30, 2021.

As you are aware, globally we continue to grapple with the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jamaica, along with other countries are currently experiencing a third wave of the virus, and as such, the College has a responsibility to ensure all activities comply with the established guidelines as mandated by the Government of Jamaica under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA).

Consequently, after many considerations, the College has decided that, while it is imperative to acknowledge students' achievements, the most responsible and safest option for the Graduating Class of 2021, their families, the staff and faculty is to hold a Virtual Online Graduation for the class of 2021.

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”.

Please complete the graduation application form and submit to the Registry at registry@emc.edu.jm , fax to 876-960-6171 or take it in to the Office of the Registrar at 1 Arthur Wint Drive. For ease of process please find form attached or visit the College website and download.

Check List

Eligible Candidates $6,000 (includes participation in online ceremony, Degree Holder and Memorabilia)
Photo Package $4,500.00 (to be paid directly to Bryan Studios)

Not Participating in the Graduation Ceremony
Degree Holder Only J$3,500.00
Graduation Memorabilia Only -$5,000
Photo Package $4,500.00 (to be paid directly to Bryan Studios)

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

Your name will be submitted to Bryan Studios to allow you to take Graduation Photos once you have submitted the Graduation Registration Form and payment receipt. The cost of the Photo package is $4,500 and must be paid directly to Bryan Studios
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 $6,000 (includes participation in online ceremony, Degree Holder and Memorabilia)
Photo Package $4,500.00 (to be paid directly to Bryan Studios)

Not Participating in the Graduation Ceremony
Degree Holder Only J$3,500.00
Graduation Memorabilia Only -$5,000
Photo Package $4,500.00 (to be paid directly to Bryan Studios)

+ 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

Your name will be submitted to Bryan Studios to allow you to take Graduation Photos once you have submitted the Graduation Registration Form and payment receipt. The cost of the Photo package is $4,500 and must be paid directly to Bryan Studios
Reminder
All outstanding obligations to the College must be cleared to be eligible for participation in the Virtual Online Graduation Ceremony.

Saturday November 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Via Zoom and EMCVPA 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 1- 29, 2021
Monday - 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 1-30, 2021.

Bryan Studios will provide the College with a digital copy of your photo that will be used in the Virtual Ceremony for the “Presentation of Graduates” This is the only photo that will be accepted, and it will be sent to the College directly from Bryan Studios.

Please ensure that you wear the correct hood when you are taking your pictures at the Studio.

COLOUR SCHOOL / PROGRAMME
Pink School of Music-

 Performance/Contemporary Music Studies

Blue All Schools – Education
Tan All Schools – Fine Arts
Brown Arts Management
EMCVPA-Grad-Student-Sample-Photo

Graduation Day!

Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates

Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates will be available for collection from the Registry Department starting November 24, 2021 between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm Mondays to Fridays.

Rehearsals

Virtual rehearsals will be held on Wednesday November 17 & Friday November 19, 2021
Time to be confirmed – Zoom link will be sent to registrants.
Maurice Hamilton Picture

Guest Speaker - Maurice Hamilton

Maurice Hamilton brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 25 years of experience in all things entertainment. His entertainment career started at just fourteen years old when he secured a weekly one-hour gig as a disc jock at CHOICE FM in the United Kingdom, one of the country’s first popu-lar urban radio stations. His gig at the station blossomed into an impressive career promoting some of today’s top artistes like reggae’s very own Sean Paul, Shaggy and Damian Marley as well as Hip Hop greats, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Ludacris.

Currently serving as the group CEO of the SMC Group, a company he formed in 1999, Maurice has spent the past 21 years working with entertainment talent and global brands to develop entertain-ment-based assets. Initially, Maurice and the SMC Group provided PR and marketing services sup-port for major record labels and film studios like Universal Music, Sony, BMG, EMI and Twentieth Century Fox but today, the SMC Group has grown into one of the leading entertainment brand strategists, defining global policy for Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever, Diageo and The Co-ca-Cola Company.

Maurice has extensive international travel and business experience which saw him launching the SMC Group across 5 continents with a concentration in 16 markets. In 2020, Maurice relocated the company’s headquarters from the United Kingdom to Kingston, Jamaica in a bid to develop and export the island’s creative bank.