Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) is Jamaica’s first and only dedicated college of visual and performing arts. The Edna Manley College course offering ranges from Certificate to Master degree programmes. These EMCVPA courses are geared toward essential professional preparation to students in the Arts from the Caribbean, North America and Europe. The School of Continuing Education and Allied Programmes also has part-time leisure courses and a thriving summer school.
The Edna Manley College Scholarships are available for new and registered students who are Jamaican Nationals and who have successfully being accepted. Additionally scholarships are available to students who have successfully completed at least one year of study at the College.
All applications for Edna Manley scholarships must be submitted by March-April of each year for award in August. The criteria for selection and award are available at the Student Services Office of Registry. The EMCVPA Scholarship Committee, headed by the Assistant Registrar or her nominee, is responsible for viewing all applications and making selections based on criteria set out by the donor agencies.
- Grace Kennedy Foundation Scholarships
- EMCVPA Scholarships
- Jah Jerry, INC. Edna Manley College Scholarships
- The CHASE Fund Scholarship
- The Coca Cola (Jamaica) Scholarship
- NCB Foundation Scholarships
- The Digicel Jamaica Scholarship
- The Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT Bank) Scholarship
- Carreras Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship
- The CB Facey Foundation by Pan-Jam
Other Edna Manley College Scholarships
The CHAOS Memorial Grant
The Capital & Credit Merchant Bank Scholarship (in honour of Ms. Joyce Campbell)
The Louise Bennett Coverly Memorial Scholarship
School of Drama
The Earl Warner Scholarship
The Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship
The Jambiz Bursary Scholarship
The UNESCO Scholarship
School of Music
The Texaco (Jamaica) Scholarship
The Jamaica National Chorale
The Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd Scholarship
School of Dance
The Clive Thompson Scholarship
The N.D.T.C Scholarship
The Alumni and Friends of Dance
The School of Visual Arts
The Dr. Brian Morgan Scholarship
The Cecil Boswell Facey Foundation
The O’hara Chapter of Ikebana Scholarship
The National Outdoor Advertising
The Delves Molesworth Scholarship
The EMCVPA tuition funding is also available through the following organizations as provided by the student admissions office at the EMC.
- The Student Loan Bureau (SLB) offers financing to students ensuring that qualified, needy Jamaican students have equal access to financial assistance to pursue tertiary education.
- The National Youth Service through its JAMVAT programme provides the opportunity for students to participate in the development of the nation’s social capital through their contribution of 200 hours of public service. In response, the government undertakes 30% of the student’s tuition cost.
On Campus Student Employment
In their second year of enrollment, students are eligible to apply for various part-time employment positions in the EMCVPA Student Employment Programme. Students can apply for positions in the CAG[e] Gallery, Multimedia, IT, Library, Office Services, Student Services, Marketing and Art Therapy Departments. Placement in these areas is based on availability of spaces and the student’s area of study.
The Jamaica Values and Attitudes Project for Tertiary Students (JAMVAT) is an effort to assist students, who qualify for admission, but are unable to finance their tertiary education. The programme provides the opportunity for students to participate in the development of the nation’s social capital through their contribution of 200 hours of public service. In response, the government undertakes 30% of the student’s tuition cost.
See the National Youth Service website at http://www.nysjamaica.org/ for information on eligibility and how to apply.