Bachelor of Theatre Arts


The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. Caribbean cultural performance, modern and postmodern perspectives of theatre underpin the approaches of the curriculum. Students will be continuously engaged in the analysis and development of their creative proficiency in relation to individual cultural identity, community and the importance of their independent voice as emerging theatre artists.


Students are equipped to develop and strengthen their skills in creative leadership. This is facilitated through the exploration of theory and practice of the role and processes of the stage director as creative artist/cultural agent with a sound appreciation of the politics and aesthetics of traditional and popular performance.


  • Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C.
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission.
  • English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants.
  • English Literature at the CXC Level is advantageous to applicants for the School of Drama.
  • SCHOOL OF DRAMA AUDITION: Candidates are asked to prepare and present two (2) dramatic monologues (one Creole, the other Standard English).
    • International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include:
      • A verbal introduction to name and country of origin.
      • Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA.
      • Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance).
      • Applicant’s audition performance.
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at
Program taught in:
  • English

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