Available courses

Principal Instrument -Debra-Ann Davidson
Debra-Ann Davidson

Principal Instrument -Debra-Ann Davidson

This is the space where all students in Ms. Debra-Ann Davidson's studio will be able to access course syllabi, and supporting materials. It is also a place where students will be notified of important imformation.

Form and Analysis I
Debra-Ann Davidson

Form and Analysis I

This is an advanced Music Theory class in which we will analyze music from the Common Practice Era, ca 1600-1910.

Principal Instrument - Piano

Principal Instrument - Piano

(Music Education Major)

Students are required to undertake intense study in voice or an instrument on which he / she has demonstrated reasonable performing skills. The course will be tailored to the individual student’s level and needs and will cover a broad repertoire relevant to the particular area of study. A juried examination is held each semester in which students are expected to display satisfactory progress from one semester to the next; the grade given at the examination will go towards a percentage of the student’s overall semester grade for the course. A student Is required to pass both the course work and the examination in order to pass the course. One hour lessons. 

Available Options:

Piano, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, euphonium, tuba, strings (violin, double bass), Steelpan in Classical and Contemporary Music Studies.

Modern Guitar, Electric Bass and Drum Kit & Percussion, Hand drums and percussion in Contemporary Music Studies concentration only.

Music Theory IV
Allison Wallace

Music Theory IV

The study of, augmented sixth chords, chromatic alterations, Bach chorale harmonizations, and compositions using the simple forms of the 18th and 19th centuries, is the focus at this level.

 Aural and Sight Singing II
Allison Wallace

Aural and Sight Singing II

This course further develops the students’ aural perception and analysis and the emphasis will be placed on the practical application to the written aspect of music theory. The students will explore the minor scale, dominant chord, compound time and dotted rhythms.

Harmony and Arranging II - G.Beyens
Gerd Beyens

Harmony and Arranging II - G.Beyens

Study of the musical elements and devices commonly utilized in Jazz and Popular music forms and the acquisition of skills leading to the development of a personal style in arranging for various combinations of instruments and voices. This is a continuation of the principles studied in “Harmony and Arranging I”.

 Aural & Sight Singing IV
Allison Wallace

Aural & Sight Singing IV

Prerequisite: MU 210A.
Modulations, two part dictation and chromaticism are introduced at this level.

The Evolution of Jamaican Popular Music
Kyran O

The Evolution of Jamaican Popular Music

The evolution of Jamaica’s popular music forms and the diverse, dynamic cultures that influenced them are investigated. Listening, analysis, independent research and reporting are required

 Song Writing
Michael Harris

Song Writing

Prerequisite: MT 211B or MT212B
This course teaches the principles of song writing by guiding the student through the creative process of song writing. Topics to be covered include creativity and inspiration, choosing and manipulating a subject matter, song construction (structure), writing the music, creating demos,
publishing the score and marketing.

Methods and Materials in Music I

Methods and Materials in Music I

This methods course reflects the historical, social and cultural milieu in which music takes place in the schools of our nation. The course focuses not only on giving our students the necessary musical tools needed for a career in music education but also prepares them for the pedagogical skills needed to effectively design, and manage learning and instruction at the secondary level in a Jamaican school. Emphasis is given to planning, teaching and evaluating music lessons and to utilizing techniques and materials from a variety of approaches. The cultural framework in which music education takes place is focused on so that students will not only be exposed to musical ideas from outside the geographical region in which they live but an emphasis will be placed on materials and musical ideas from Jamaica and the Caribbean region. The course will operate as a learning laboratory where students will function as both student and teacher. The course is a two part one: the first part focuses primarily on giving students the methods and materials that they will need in their career as music educators; the second part will broaden the offerings to include more intense work on pedagogy and educational organization aimed at preparing students for teaching practice and the ultimate goal of being effective educators in secondary school music.

 Arranging and Composing for Classroom II

Arranging and Composing for Classroom II

Prerequisite: MT 314
This course focuses on the study and use of fundamental arranging and composing devices and techniques for various instrumental and vocal combinations. This will be explored through the use of music notation and sequencing software.

Measurement and Evaluation in the Music Classroom
Garnet Mowatt

Measurement and Evaluation in the Music Classroom

This course will offer a broad foundation of all aspects of assessment and measurement as well as evaluation  including, but not limited to, other forms of data collection applied in music education. Topics in this course will include psychometrics; measurement of musical aptitude, achievement, performance, and affect; measurement tools, including assessment instrument development; administration and scoring of assessments; and reporting systems.

 Foundation of Music Education
Ornisea. Williams

Foundation of Music Education

The course is an introduction to the music education profession in general and as it has been practiced in Jamaica. Students will explore historical, social, and philosophical considerations and foundations that relate directly to the Caribbean music educator, and include a critical evaluation of some contemporary trends in the field. Students will explore the history of Jamaican music education, and curricular achievements in school music programmes. Other topics include a broad look at different music educator philosophers and theorists, understanding the self, the roles of the music teacher, and tools of teaching. The course will place emphasis on practical approaches to teaching both in the classroom and rehearsal setting.

 Methods and Materials in Music II
Andre Adman

Methods and Materials in Music II

This methods course reflects the historical, social and cultural milieu in which music takes place in the schools of our nation. The course focuses not only on giving our students the necessary musical tools needed for a career in music education but also prepares them for the pedagogical
skills needed to effectively design, and manage learning and instruction at the secondary level in a Jamaican school. Emphasis is given to planning, teaching and evaluating music lessons and to utilizing techniques and materials from a variety of approaches. The cultural framework in which
music education takes place is focused on so that students will not only be exposed to musical ideas from outside the geographical region in which they live but an emphasis will be placed on materials and musical ideas from Jamaica and the Caribbean region. The course will operate as a learning laboratory where students will function as both student and teacher. Students will be asked to teach mini-lessons and be involved in pedagogical practice modules in schools. The
course is a two part one: the first part focuses primarily on giving students the methods and materials that they will need in their career as music educators; the second part will broaden the offerings to include more intense work on pedagogy and educational organization aimed at preparing students for teaching practice and the ultimate goal of being  effective educators in secondary school music.

 Music Technology IV

Music Technology IV

This course takes a more in-depth look at the studio process and practical applications of concepts learned in the Music Technology III. A final thesis/project is required. Prerequisite: MU 409

Performance Lab Semester 2 - Year 4

Performance Lab Semester 2 - Year 4

Weekly preparation for 4th-year concert - includes modules on preparing performance riders, stage plots and input lists as well as their programmes, fliers, charts as well as arrangements and press kits - there are also weekly performance critiques.

Performance Lab Semester 2 - Year 3

Performance Lab Semester 2 - Year 3

Weekly preparation for the 3rd-year concert - includes modules on preparing performance riders, stage plots and input lists as well as their programmes, fliers and charts as there are also weekly performance critiques.

Time Based Media l
Yakub Grant

Time Based Media l

Time Based Media exposes students to an introductory level of motion graphics, video and basic animation and utilizing several software platforms. Students will be introduced to basic storyboarding, developing narratives and working through sequencing. This course will provide students with the fundamental requisite knowledge to asses future directions in their interest in animation and new media pursuits.

Aesthetics: Exploring Philosophies of Art
Veerle Poupeye

Aesthetics: Exploring Philosophies of Art

This course explores the aesthetic concepts central to the understanding and enjoyment of works of art. The meaning of concepts used in discussing and the understanding of iconography and other elements and their expression particularly in Jamaican Art are discussed. Stylistic trends in Jamaican art, relationships between the visual arts and other artistic expressions in Jamaica and art as a subjective experience of artist and viewer.

 Art Education

Art Education

Art Education means different things to different people. I believe that art education is an opportunity to nurture children to find truth through imagination, effort, collaboration, and cultural literacy.

Art Education 2

Art Education 2

Art Education means different things to different people. I believe that art education is an opportunity to nurture children to find truth through imagination, effort, collaboration, and cultural literacy.

Research Methods 1B (Semester 2 2020)
Lesley-Gail Atkinson Swaby

Research Methods 1B (Semester 2 2020)

This course offers exposure to Research Methods and procedures for conducting original research projects. Research types and formats, language and terminology, measurements and instruments are studied. Also explored are the problems of validity and reliability and the procedures and methods available for establishing these. Planning, conducting and presentation of an original research or thesis are studied through student seminars based on preliminary research in selected topics. A practical and uniform method to be followed in the writing and presentation of the research paper is introduced.

 Studio Practice

Studio Practice

Students will undertake specific projects as they explore and develop a sophisticated understanding of how the elements and principles of design are employed through exposure to the discipline of Studio Practice within three department of their choice. Throughout the semester students will engage with various materials and integrated explorations while referencing their Integrated 2D/3D Studio. This will further inform them of the formal fundamental concepts that under-pins contemporary art-making which will be enhanced by specific readings and critical thinking and discussions.

 Integrated 2D/3D II
Jheanell Forbes-BrahamChung Knight

Integrated 2D/3D II

Throughout the semester students will continue to engage with varying materials and integrated explorations of the formal fundamental concepts that underpin studio practice. Students will further explore the subtle differences between 2D and 3D, and acquire an understanding of how they inform each other. This will be enhanced by specific readings related to contemporary studio practice. To introduce students to 2 and 3 dimensional art processes in a holistic manner. The course seeks to foster the exploration of the inter-relatedness of these art-making principles, while simultaneously developing the language and understanding of the formal aspects of art creation

 Integrated 2D/3D I
Jheanell Forbes-BrahamChung Knight

Integrated 2D/3D I

The course lends itself to the investigation of problem solving through conceptual and actual means utilizing the fundamental elements of visual language. This will enable students to recognize the inter-relatedness and integrative processes that emphasize the synergy of 2D and 3D elements. Students will explore the subtle differences between 2D and 3D, and acquire an understanding of how they inform each other. Throughout the semester students will engage with varying materials and integrated explorations of the formal fundamental concepts that underpin studio practice. This will be enhanced by specific readings related to contemporary studio practice.

Independent Study IB
Shauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Independent Study IB

This course offers to final year students the opportunity to develop a personalized approach to studio practice. This is a project or body of work based on a theme chosen by the student that allows them to develop content, realize ideas and initiate the individual thinking required of professional artists. Tutorials are scheduled with the Department Head/Coordinator to ensure the satisfactory development of the project. The independent project forms part of the final examination, and each student must be prepared to discuss the project in depth with the examiners and be able to put into concise language, the concepts and ideas involved. Students are expected to use the Research Methods II course to conduct research to develop their ideas for their Independent Study projects. The research paper for Research Methods II should be related to the Independent Study.

New Media and Process I
Oneika Russell

New Media and Process I

This course encourages students to develop ideas through the process of performance and time-based projects using media such as photography, digital imaging and video. The student is introduced to the possibilities of using basic recording methods to document transitory or ephemeral activity along with more traditional means such as drawing and text. Prerequisite – Media and Process

Independent Study IB
Greg BaileyLaura Lee JonesOmari Ra

Independent Study IB

This course offers to final year students the opportunity to further articulate and expand their personalized approach to studio practice. This is a project or body of work based on a theme chosen by the student that allows them to develop content, realize ideas and initiate the individual thinking required of professional artists. Tutorials are scheduled with the Department Head/Coordinator to ensure the satisfactory development of the project. The independent project forms part of the final examination, and each student must be prepared to discuss the project in depth with the examiners and be able to put into concise language, the concepts and ideas involved. Students are expected to use the Research Methods II course to conduct research to develop their ideas for their Independent Study projects. The research paper for Research Methods II should be related to the Independent
Study.

The Body and Process II

The Body and Process II

This course focuses on the psychological notion of the body. Issues such as culture, sexuality, disease, technology, gender, evolution and religion will be explored. Students will be required to complete reading assignments and make research presentations to the class.

Independent Study IB
Omari Ra

Independent Study IB

This course offers to final year students the opportunity to further articulate and expand their personalized approach to studio practice. This is a project or body of work based on a theme chosen by the student that allows them to develop content, realize ideas and initiate the individual thinking required of professional artists. Tutorials are scheduled with the Department Head/Coordinator to ensure the satisfactory development of the project. The independent project forms part of the final examination, and each student must be prepared to discuss the project in depth with the examiners and be able to put into concise language, the concepts and ideas involved. Students are expected to use the Research Methods II course to conduct research to develop their ideas for their Independent Study projects. The research paper for Research Methods II should be related to the Independent Study.

 Natural Dyes, Fibres and Properties

Natural Dyes, Fibres and Properties

This course is a study of natural and synthetic fibres and  fabrics, including testing methods for strength and colour- fastness.

As young artists, researchers, designers and art educators in training, it is prudent that a sound grasp of and exposure to as many aspects of creative research areas with potential for advanced exploration be explored. In order to provide a strong reference-base for future and further creative explorations that you will encounter, this Natural Dyes Fibres and Properties course will enable much  experimentation of concepts and content that will lend to responding to issues within society in relation to eco-sustainability, human impact and our environment

Concerns of environmental issues will be discussed, researched and examined in this course to look at ways going forward that we can determine to positively impact and contribute to our health, way of life and our economy.

Topics to cover:

  • History of Natural Dyes
  • The Invention of Synthetics 
  • From Fibre to Filament (Natural and Synthetic)
  • Extraction and Discovery ( Welcoming Happy Accidents)
  • Environmental Ethics - What will be your carbon footprint?
  • Within our Context: Naturally dyed 
  • Heath and Safety



Introduction to Visual Communication
Shauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Introduction to Visual Communication

This course introduces the concepts, vocabulary, and processes relating to visual communication. Basic skills and the concepts needed across various graphics disciplines are discussed. This course provides an overview of the design communication process including conceptualization, creative processes, terminology and technology. Students will be furnished with multiple communication opportunities, enabling them to interpret, use, appreciate and create compositions using both conventional and digital media in ways that advance thinking decision making and communication.

Visual Communications Independent Study
Robert ArcherRichard GriffithsLaura Lee JonesSusan Lee QueeShauna Gaye Murray-CokeSara Shabaka

Visual Communications Independent Study

The independent project forms part of the final examination, and each student must be prepared to discuss the project in-depth with the examiners and be able to put into concise language, the concepts and ideas involved.

Interactive Media

Interactive Media

This is a practical, introductory course to the world of interactive and digital media design. The focus will be on creating interactive experiences that are both functional and engaging. This will be approached from various points-of-view: design, usability, technique, and entertainment. We will discuss strategies concerning how to make things work well while making it easy to understand and fun for your audience. This is a class for beginners and assumes no previous experience or expertise. We will, however, move at a quick pace. It is absolutely essential that you work hard and stay on top of all the class material.

The course generates discussion of usability, colour, layout, typefaces, negative space, image quality and placement and so much more.

Exhibition and Display Design
Shauna Gaye Murray-CokeSara Shabaka

Exhibition and Display Design

The elements of thematic display and exhibition design in commercial and institutional arenas are examined. Professional growth in conceptual ability, ideology and skills development is stressed. Students design visual presentations and develop techniques for varied applications, learning materials sourcing, graphics, merchandise, budget planning and installation factors.

Method & Media IB
Robert ArcherShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Method & Media IB

Course Outline

Practice and observation are the key ingredients in learning illustration but of utter most importance is application technique and use of materials. An exploration of the use of tool, materials, techniques and procedures in this discipline, studying and evaluating the elements of design (colour, line, form, texture and rhythm) to communicate a distinct reaction. Reviewing styles and trends past to present with an aim to refine and integrate varied design discipline, linking traditional media with new technology.

 

Course Objective

  • The student will understand and apply imaginatively use of material, media and techniques and their application
  • Use materials, tools and processes from a variety of media creating original designs in a specific medium
Select appropriate media and techniques relative to concepts and forms of art

A variety of mediums such as Conte crayons, scratchboard, acrylic, linoleum, collage, pen and ink, watercolour and marker rendering will be employed in the execution of various illustrations.


Illustration IV
Rachel MossShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Illustration IV

This course provides the opportunity to develop a personal style of illustration supported by examination of historical trends.

Graphic Design IA

Graphic Design IA

This course will concentrate on the basic symbol development through a creative problem solving for complex concepts. The idea is for student to learn to present a visual message that is clear, stylistically beautiful and memorable.

Design Procedure for Graphics (Mandatory Workshop)
Robert ArcherShauna Gaye Murray-CokeSara Shabaka

Design Procedure for Graphics (Mandatory Workshop)

This course will cover the equipment, materials, techniques and procedures required in a graphic design studio to produce everything from layouts to mechanical and prepress electronic art. Emphasis is placed on the use of the computer as well as traditional techniques. 0 Credits.

Illustration II
Robert ArcherShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Illustration II

Course Outline

After introducing students to basic concepts and techniques in illustration with careful thought and research, they are ready to approach another stage in interpreting and rendering illustrations that will stand out in any circle clarifying the idea that conceptualization is not a fleeting thought; various techniques and media will be explored to show that one can be guided in the thought process thus producing objective and functional illustrations with provocative and entertaining results for visual communication.

Demonstration of techniques, group and personal critiques are conducted augmented with guest speakers.

 

Course Objective

  • Personal development with an emphasis on building critical awareness through exposure to a number of concepts and learning experiences leading to the creation of unique ideas and solutions
  • The course aims to draw on individual styles thus developing a personal vision through their illustration style
  • Exercise and demonstrate the use and mastery of the elements of design understanding the use of form, composition and colour to affect the fundamental procedure in illustration
  • The student will employ a sequence of sketching, from thumbnail to comprehensive to final comps
  • To prepare the student for the technological age (where computers are being used for the decimation of information of visual message)
  • The student will demonstrate an adequate level of illustration skills and concept, as well as a broad understanding of techniques and their application
  • Students are capable of assuming roles and responsibilities in the profession
Students learn all aspects of producing illustrations from initial concept to finished artwork. Students are encouraged to develop mastery of composition and draughtsman-ship and to find creative solutions considering tonal contrast and colour harmony.



Visual Communication IB
Shauna Gaye Murray-CokeSara Shabaka

Visual Communication IB

Part 2 of the year long course Visual Communication. Students continue learning layout and typography as the fundamental language to graphic communication. Students continue to build on the ability to manipulate visual content to create derivative form. Issues of hierarchy, audience, context and research are investigated and applied.

 3D Production Animation
Richard GriffithsShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

3D Production Animation

This course is designed to strengthen students’ 3D animation skills by introducing them to the process of 3D animation for production through which they will depict actions that drive and deliver the characters’ emotions and personalities. Students will be introduced to the importance of peer and self-critiques. This course will enable students to access, understand and adjust their animations according to the directions of an art director and /or the intended audience feedback. Students will be introduced to the foundation of a media-based compositing system and 3D camera trackingtools, along with the necessary knowledge of the methods and techniques utilized in the production pipeline.

 2D Production Animation
Shauna Gaye Murray-CokeNicholas Shelton

2D Production Animation

This course is designed to strengthen students’ 2D animation skills by introducing them to the process of 2D animation for production through which they will depict actions that drive and deliver a character’s emotions and personality. Students will be introduced to the importance of evaluating their own works, as well as the works of their peers. This course will enable students to access, understand and adjust their animations according to the directions of an art director and /or the intended audience’s feedback. Students will be introduced to the foundation of a media based compositing system and 3D camera tracking tools, along with the necessary knowledge of the methods and techniques utilized in the post production pipeline.

Introduction to Animation
Rachel MossShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Introduction to Animation

This course helps to introduce the student to their department of choice for specialization and fundamental underpinning for their chosen field. Each department offers a broad mix of experiences that will strengthen and heighten the personal experiences of each student. Students will engage in several experiential programme designed to stimulate interest in and appreciation for the work of the department. Each course runs for a full semester in each department and aims to help students understand and apply the elements of pure design to the aesthetics of various art forms. Emersion in this area will guide and broaden students’ knowledge in the development of their chosen field. Prerequisite – Studio Practice

 Materials and Lighting
Richard GriffithsShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Materials and Lighting

This course is designed to allow the student to explore the components of materials, shadows and lights. Students will explore the fundamentals of moods that different lights bring to particular scenes. They will develop an understanding of each component’s attributes, such as shadows reflection, refractions, atmospheres and other components that bring objects, environment and scene to life. This course will introduce aspects of previous concepts learnt in animation courses.

 Introduction to 3D Animation
Richard GriffithsShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Introduction to 3D Animation

This course is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to create, manipulate and refine a 3D computer animated sequence. It will introduce students to the  application of animation principles in a 3 dimensional environment. This course focuses on only positional animation using 3D controls curves/objects and key framing as well as dependency graphs and their manipulation.
Students will learn and apply the principles of animation to 3D characters and inanimate objects to give an illusion of life.

 Intermediate Photography
Leighton JonesAmanda Lazarus

Intermediate Photography

This course provides students with the opportunity to expand on the basic knowledge acquired in the introductory course. Further exploration of the camera use and darkroom is encouraged. Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography

Drawing for Animation
Rachel MossShauna Gaye Murray-Coke

Drawing for Animation

This drawing course is a continuation of Issues in Drawing I. Students will continue to explore contemporary practices in drawing through their own explorations, and will develop a series of related works which explore personal issues and visual language.

SVA Independent Study
Trudy-Ann BarrettKerry-Ann HenryMiriam Hinds SmithSusan Lee Quee

SVA Independent Study

Welcome and congratulations on achieving your progression to Year IV, your final year.

This module is designed to help you prepare for the 4th Year academic requirements for the SVA BFA programme, which consist of a Thesis and Independent Study.

 Issues in Drawing and Painting IIA
Jheanell Forbes-Braham

Issues in Drawing and Painting IIA

This course will examine the context and practice of the visual arts in the disciplines of painting and drawing and their importance to visual representation. Through the investigation of developments in contemporary art, referencing of current literature and exposure to a broad range of visual culture related to contemporary practice, students will develop a body of work which is informed by their research and discussions. Emphasis will be placed on amplifying and expanding on formal and expressive aspects of drawing, and the broad range of technical and conceptual possibilities of painting.

 Issues in Drawing and Painting IA & IB

Issues in Drawing and Painting IA & IB

This course will examine the context and practice of the visual arts in the disciplines of drawing and painting, and the possibilities for visual representation through drawing and painting. Students will be introduced to a range of materials, techniques and processes which facilitate the development
of ideas, and emphasis will be placed on exploring the ways in which visual language is linked to concepts. Through the investigation of developments in contemporary art, referencing of current literature and contemporary practice, students will develop a body of work which is informed by
their research and discussions.

 Voice and Speech for Non Majors
Andre Bernard

Voice and Speech for Non Majors

Through exploration of the natural capacity of the voice, this course provides the student with a fundamental grasp of how the expressive and communicative potential of the voice and how it may be may be manipulated. The ability to listen with care, think and speak with clarity as well as using the voice persuasively for motivational purposes will be the areas of focus.

 Museums in Art Education - M.B.Davidson
Monique Barnett-Davidson

Museums in Art Education - M.B.Davidson

This course explores how museums and art galleries can be used in the Caribbean context to teach art-related subjects, such as history, geography and sociology. The course starts with a concise overview of the history of museums and their functions in modern society, including a review of the main Caribbean museums and art galleries. Special attention is paid to the critiques of the  traditional museum as an elitist “temple of culture” that emerged out of the social and cultural activism of the 1960s and the resulting shifts in museum practices towards displays and programmes that are more visitor-oriented, interactive and educationally effective - the so-called New Museology.

Research in the Art Education IIB
Michael Layne

Research in the Art Education IIB

 This course enables the pre-service artist teacher to gain practice and confidence as well as develop educational units and lessons for implementation in assigned schools.Throughout the process, students are guided by assigned supervisors to conduct school observation exercises; to complete behavioral, supervisory and material inventories; to develop lessons and to teach them.

The course provides an opportunity for students to explore developmental, behavioural, teaching and learning theories in a practical setting. Within such a setting students have a chance to see how theory is translated into practice and the opportunities and challenges that this entails. Students  also have the opportunity to see how teachers provide professional development for each other in the area of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Technology in the Art Classroom II
Susan Lee Quee

Technology in the Art Classroom II

This course continues to prepare students to perform in technology enhanced learning environments, with emphasis on the teaching of art.

Technology in the Art Classroom I

Technology in the Art Classroom I

The course introduces visual arts student teachers to the use of emerging technology in the art classroom and explores how to effectively integrate these tools into the visual arts curriculum. The course is designed to help visual arts educators develop competence in the use of technology for teaching and learning.

Curriculum: Methods and Media
Verona Barnes

Curriculum: Methods and Media

This course examines the contemporary theories, methods,media and practices that underpin the learner-centred art classroom. Such a classroom is grounded in the understanding that learners are not passive receptors of knowledge but that they actively construct knowledge in their attempt to understand the world. In such a learning environment teacher and student become co-constructors

of knowledge.

Research in Art Education I
Michael Layne

Research in Art Education I

This course seeks to help the beginning art education researcher understand research process and practices and to initiate their preparation for conducting scholarly research and writing. Students will examine samples of research in art education, be introduced to research methods and develop skills in critically analyzing research in art education. Throughout the course students will be exposed to the contemporary issues in art and in the classroom (theoretical, philosophical) the national and global issues, and the policies that impact the practice of art education.

Introduction to Curatorial Studies
Veerle Poupeye

Introduction to Curatorial Studies

This course introduces participants to the principles and practice of contemporary art curatorship, with a specific emphasis on how these apply to the Anglophone Caribbean. In particular, it explores how art exhibitions are developed, from initial concept, research and scripting, to administration, design, installation and, ultimately,dismantling and closure, and how curators, by means of these processes, serve as intermediaries between artists and audiences. While other curatorial functions, such as collections management and museum/gallery education, are also considered, the primary focus is on exhibition curatorship and, specifically, on exhibitions of contemporary art. Students are introduced to the main exhibition genres (the solo exhibition, the retrospective, the survey, the thematic exhibition, and the biennale); the main purposes of exhibitions (sales, educational, aesthetic); the different venues and organizations that typically initiate, facilitate and host art exhibitions in public and private cultural institutions, non-profit art spaces and commercial galleries.

Research Methods IIB
Petrina DacresKatie Dieter

Research Methods IIB

This course provides a guide for students to complete their final year research paper. In semester II students are expected to complete their research paper and hand in three bound copies to the School of Visual Arts. During the course of the semester students will submit revisions of their entire paper before the final bound copies.

Conservation Theory II
Joelle Salkey

Conservation Theory II

This course provides an introduction to the basic theoretical knowledge on which the field of conservation is based. Students will explore the history of the field; the decision-making processes and ethical considerations involved in conservation and basic preventative interventions and treatments.

Business of Art and Design ll
Laura Lee Jones

Business of Art and Design ll

This course offers students the opportunity to further develop an entrepreneurial approach to their studio practice being able to employ concepts of business, business practices and commerce to their development as artists and designers. They will explore concepts and practices pertinent to the development of micro and small business enterprises that are design-led by nature or that are enhanced by their own creativity. The course takes a ‘concept to market’ approach allowing students to fully integrate ideas from their studio practice to developing business/entrepreneurial endeavors. Prerequisite: Business of Art and Design I

 Modern Caribbean Art
Petrina Dacres

Modern Caribbean Art

In this course students examine issues related to the development of contemporary art practice in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

 Modern Western Art II
Claudia Hucke

Modern Western Art II

This course examines developments in Modern Western Art after World War II. Emphasis will be  placed on Postmodernism and issues related to contemporary practice.

 Latin American Art History
Lesley-Gail Atkinson Swaby

Latin American Art History

This course surveys modernist trends in Latin American Art. It focuses on the populist mural  tradition and the influence of the Mexican aesthetic in the 19th and 20th centuries; the  reassessment of the Latin American identity to accommodate European, African and Indigenous contributions; and emergence of more socially motivated art concerned with politics and dictatorships from the arrival of the Spanish to the present.


 Issues in African Art
Lesley-Gail Atkinson Swaby

Issues in African Art

The course explores issues related to traditional and contemporary African Art from a non-western perspective, with emphasis on continuities in the art of contemporary Africa and the Diaspora.

 Introduction to African Art (Semester 1, 2019)

Introduction to African Art (Semester 1, 2019)

The course approaches African Art from a non-Western perspective, investigates the influence of African Art on Jamaican Art, and looks at the role of the African artist, their function and importance in society. Sculpture, weaving, painting, costume, dress symbolisms are all looked at as they relate to the culture they serve.

 History of Art Survey II
Gianna FakhourieClaudia Hucke

History of Art Survey II

This is a survey course that explores selected aspects of Art History, spanning from the Renaissance to Impressionism. Emphasis is placed on Western Art but comparison is also made with a range of different cultures, including Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa. Focus is placed on styles and their contexts that have special relevance to the curriculum. Projects are set which enrich the programme and aid in the learning of the philosophies and ideas of different periods in the history of art.

 Introduction to Photography
Leighton JonesAmanda Lazarus

Introduction to Photography

This course introduces the student to digital photography both from a technical viewpoint and towards a personal vision. Basic rules of composition,  aesthetic qualities of the print and self expression are all important.  Students also learn the technical aspects of camera functions and Digital Editing

Prerequisite: None

Dance Histories and Perspectives

Dance Histories and Perspectives

This course is designed to provide students of dance with an understanding of the history of dance from the beginning of the Stone Age to the century. It allows students to place historical events in logical order, which will assist them to better understand how dance has evolved from its early beginnings. Students will also be able to examine dance across eras and cultures.

Folk Fusion (Pre-Requisite: DP325)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainPaul Newman

Folk Fusion (Pre-Requisite: DP325)

In this course students will experience traditional work in contemporary spaces (hybrid choreographies) and will additionally learn and perform creolised movement vocabularies from the Caribbean (of non-African and non-European origins). This course focuses on the technique and

performance of these and other variances as important to the understanding of the Caribbean performer as the resulting synthesis of all these cultures. The course also introduces contemporary fusions developed out of traditional movement as source.

Current Issues and Trends in Dance Education (Pre-Requisite: DE207B)
Sophia McKain

Current Issues and Trends in Dance Education (Pre-Requisite: DE207B)

This course, through theory, deals with further development of knowledge gained in DE207A and DE207B. Philosophies, methodologies and curriculum development related to dance education are reviewed from a broader framework. Current issues such as dance and socio-cultural and technological changes affecting contemporary dance education will also be addressed. Students will identify and explore issues and trends in teaching and learning and apply these principles to the development of inclusive curricula for dance in secondary education in Jamaica.

The Craft of Theatre
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainNadia Roxburgh

The Craft of Theatre

This course is designed to give the dance artist and teacher the technical confidence and skill training as they visit and study the theatre space and vital technical aspects therein. They will develop the skill to manage people, things and events and will gain practice in communicating clearly, preparing work sheets and production cue sheets. They should grasp the concepts of design in general, and that of lighting and costume design in particular, and acquire hands- on experience in managing audio equipment.

Composition and Creative Framework (Pre-Requisite:DP306):
Kim-Lee CampbellMarlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Composition and Creative Framework (Pre-Requisite:DP306):

This course examines and evaluates the creative process through exploration of movement improvisation skills and critical study of the form and structure related to dance composition. Various approaches to choreography will be introduced through lectures, video and performance viewing, discussion, critique and practical work. Students are expected to apply movement analysis skills gained in previous courses and will be required to choreograph solo and group dances for presentation and assessment.

Modern Technique VI (Pre-Requisite: DP301A)
Kim-Lee CampbellMarlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Modern Technique VI (Pre-Requisite: DP301A)

This course is designed to build upon the DP301A knowledge and practical training in the intermediate movements found in a range of Modern dance techniques and styles. Classes
continue to comprise floorwork, barre, centrework and progressions, with special emphasis on developing strong memory skills, deep kinaesthetic understanding and a strong professional approach to movement studies, analysis, performance and technique.

Modern Dance Technique 1
Oniel Pryce

Modern Dance Technique 1

(Pre-Requisite: DP201B)

This course is designed to build upon the DP201B knowledge and practical training in the intermediate movements found in a range of Modern dance techniques and styles. Students
continue to focus on the total embodiment of the mind/ body connection through movement experiences on the floor, at the barre, and through exercises across the floor.

Fundamentals of Movement and Body Therapies (Pre- Requisite: DP104A)-
Coretta Brown-JohnsonMarlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Fundamentals of Movement and Body Therapies (Pre- Requisite: DP104A)-

This course introduces dance students to the knowledge and skills necessary to use dance in a therapeutic setting. It incorporates, through creative explorations technique, theory, improvisation, somatic-derived approaches and other interdisciplinary modes that harness the power of movement
as a visual communication form to further the physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills of the individual and ultimately personal growth, health and well- being are promoted.

Independent Study in performance/choreography ii (Pre- Requisite: DD404A)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Independent Study in performance/choreography ii (Pre- Requisite: DD404A)

DD407B is designed to guide the final year BFA Performance and Choreography student in the completion of an Independent Study project of their choice. This project has two components, a practical project (which can be a solo or small group dance performance project/ solo or small group choreography project/ multimedia, physical theatre project/ performance art, live installation type project) related to her/his major and a research proposal out of which the project evolved, which also reflects, evaluates and documents the process. The project should be based on themes, style, content and location, chosen by the student and must reflect the type of innovative, individual thinking and creative treatment required of professional artists. The project will be showcased and students will mount, market and produce the showcase, while creating necessary artefacts such as posters, tickets etc.

TEACHING PRACTICE (PRACTICUM)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

TEACHING PRACTICE (PRACTICUM)

(Pre-Requisite:TE241B)

This course is regarded as the major component of the education core course for the Education Specialist, therefore, it is specifically designed to further equip teachers with the knowledge, attitude and skills required to plan and teach the visual and performing arts as a subject in

their own right, drawing from their own body of knowledge which is obtained from the art forms.


This course enables the pre-service artist teacher to gain practice and confidence as well as develop educational units and lessons for implementation in assigned schools. Throughout the process, students are guided by assigned supervisors to conduct school observation exercises; to

complete behavioral, supervisory and material inventories; to develop lessons and to teach them.


The course provides an opportunity for students to explore developmental, behavioural, teaching and learning theories in a practical setting. Within such a setting students have a chance to see how theory is translated into practice and the opportunities and challenges that this entails. Students also have the opportunity to see how teachers provide professional development for each other in the area of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Dance Production Planning and Management
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Dance Production Planning and Management

This course focuses on the principles of management related to the operation of Dance and Dance Theatre. Such topics as planning, marketing, budgeting, budgetary control, entrepreneurship, and self-management and promotion are explored. Students are given hands-on experience in the various specialised areas related to the development of administration skills.

DanceWorks Repertory ensemble: Design for Dance
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainOniel Pryce

DanceWorks Repertory ensemble: Design for Dance

(Pre-Requisite: DP211B)

In this course, students are introduced to technical theatre concepts and skills necessary for fleshing out and presenting choreographic works. Through the study of selected repertory, they explore the essential relationships between choreography, basic design elements and principles, and the various dimensions of craft in the theatre. The rudiments of stage management, costume design and lighting design, as well as practice in clear communication, worksheet preparation and production cue sheet preparation are therefore introduced in view of their particular application SOD | 31 | 2016-17 | updated 09 to design for dance. The course seeks to have students gain technical insight, confidence and skill training by using repertory as a point of reference for understanding dance-
making from a technical support perspective.

Modern Technique VIII
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainJessica Shaw

Modern Technique VIII

(Pre-Requisite: DP401A)

The student as an intelligent and competent performer, artist and technician is moulded throughout the content and focus of this course. Bolstered by Modern Contemporary Cuban Dance Technique and supported by previous knowledge from DP401A the student will experience a range of advanced
movement principles and experimental concepts reflective of the global movement in Modern Dance technique and performance. The course also continues to build on the acrobatic and partnering skills explored in DP401A.

Methods in Dance Pedagogy and Action Research (Pre- Requisite: DE304)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Methods in Dance Pedagogy and Action Research (Pre- Requisite: DE304)

This is a seminar type course where student teachers reflect on their teaching practice experiences and knowledge gained over the course of their educational program and probe a particular topic/question about the practice of teaching and learning dance and dance education. The aim of which is to find answers to pedagogical issues of interest or concern to the student teacher that further illuminates the daily practice of dance education in Jamaica, and in general. This course
continues the research process from the Practical Researcher’s course. A summary of the findings
is presented in a lecture demonstration format and the research documented as a standard research document. The topics offered in the units are suggested topics and are by no means exhaustive.

Jazz Technique I (Elective)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Jazz Technique I (Elective)

This course introduces dancers to the principles and skills fundamental to beginning/intermediate jazz dance technique.There is shared emphasis on the development of technical and expressive skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop both a historical and kinaesthetic understanding of the jazz idiom.

Ballet Technique VI (Pre-Requisite: DP302A)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainElizabeth Vickers-Samuda

Ballet Technique VI (Pre-Requisite: DP302A)

This course continues the RAD Intermediate Foundation Syllabus, focusing on detail and mastery in preparation for the knowledge and practice of classical ballet technique and vocabulary required for eligibility for sitting RAD Intermediate Foundation vocational examinations. Through studio classes,
lecturer and student demonstrations, student-centred discussions, videos and printed documentation, students will be guided towards mastery of the vocational work needed to cultivate the dancers’ solid technical foundation.

Ballet Technique V (Pre-Requisite: DP202B)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainElizabeth Vickers-Samuda

Ballet Technique V (Pre-Requisite: DP202B)

This course is an introduction to RAD Intermediate Foundation Syllabus, which provides the Level III student with opportunities for development in the knowledge and practice of classical ballet Technique and vocabulary towards sitting RAD Intermediate Foundation vocational exams. Students will be required to intelligently assimilate their previous training with the more complex classical ballet technique skills taught at this level. Through studio classes, lecturer and student demonstrations, student-centred discussions, videos and printed documentation, students will be guided towards mastery of the vocational work needed to cultivate the dancers’ solid technical foundation.

Traditional and Folk Technique and Performance I
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainJessica Shaw

Traditional and Folk Technique and Performance I

The course moves the intermediate folk dancer into the study of artistry in traditional dance contexts reinforced through Jamaican wake complex dances and other Caribbean parallels, while conceptualizing, analysing and integrating the dance styles and techniques for performance. It also exposes dance artists, educators and cultural agents to the Traditional technique and vocabulary
of folk dances from other cultures. Fundamental skills of specified ritualistic and social dances, particularly through improvisation/versatility as manifested in traditional performance in the yard’ space and origins of Jamaican/ Caribbean Dance Theatre, is emphasised.

Performance and Repertory Ensemble I
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainOniel Pryce

Performance and Repertory Ensemble I

(Pre-Requisite: DD230A)

This course furthers the systematic study of performance introduced in DD230A and asks students to become ever more conscious of those with whom their performance space is shared, i.e. other dancers and the audience. Through the learning of selected dance repertory, practical exercises, discussions, journaling/portfolio creation and contextual research, students continue to investigate practical ways in which small group and ensemble synergy can be strengthened and supported, while still exploring their personal contributions to the stage.

Performance and Repertory I
Oniel Pryce

Performance and Repertory I

(Pre-Requisite: DD230A)

This course furthers the systematic study of performance introduced in DD230A and asks students to become ever more conscious of those with whom their performance space is shared, i.e. other dancers and the audience. Through the learning of selected dance repertory, practical exercises, discussions, journaling/portfolio creation and contextual research, students continue to investigate

practical ways in which small group and ensemble synergy  can be strengthened and supported, while still exploring their personal contributions to the stage.

Drumming and Chanting
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainHenry Miller

Drumming and Chanting

In this course students will study Caribbean rhythms, associated verbal utterances, songs and chants.

 It is designed to provide students training as dancers, teachers and choreographers with experiential knowledge of music as an intrinsic partner in Caribbean dances and as such, their personal skills.

This is a practical course that demands recognition of particular rhythmic patterns, melodic lines, songs, breaks etc., and demonstration of basic voice and percussion skills on drums.


Dance Histories: Evolution in Artistic Practice and Education (Pre-Requisite: DH212)
Kim-Lee CampbellMarlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Dance Histories: Evolution in Artistic Practice and Education (Pre-Requisite: DH212)

This course is designed to provide students of dance with an understanding of the history of dance from the beginning of the Stone Age to the 19th century. It allows students to place historical events in logical order, which will assist them to better understand how dance has evolved from its early beginnings. Students will also be able to examine dance across eras and cultures.

Community Dance
Kim-Lee CampbellMarlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKain

Community Dance

This course will offer the Community Dance student a basic understanding of the history of dance globally and locally in order to approach the rudiments of communal physical expressions and the basis of this expression being an integral part of the fabric of the psyche of the Jamaican community both locally and internationally. Students will also explore processes of conceptualization and completion of community dance initiatives. Support structures such as funding agencies, partnership organisations and initiatives for funding and structuring community dance projects will also be explored.

Caribbean Traditional and Folk Technique and Theory II (Pre-Requisite: DP109A)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainPaul Newman

Caribbean Traditional and Folk Technique and Theory II (Pre-Requisite: DP109A)

This course further develops practice and understanding of the tenets of Jamaican and Caribbean Folk Forms introduced in DP109A. The aim is to develop further awareness of the African retentions and European influences within our Jamaican Traditional Folk culture. The general principles of folk technique, vocabulary, style, characteristic, music, performance, and other elements specific to selected dance forms are central to studio work and are further enhanced through lectures, viewing of videos and engagement with in the field practitioners.

Introduction to Dance Injury Prevention and Care
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainJessica Shaw

Introduction to Dance Injury Prevention and Care

 (PreRequisite: DP104A)

This course addresses the critical need to inform students about the epidemiology of dance injuries. It is designed to assist them in becoming knowledgeable about the functioning of anatomy and the prevention and rehabilitation of dance injuries, and also to be conversant with methods for maintaining a healthy and fit instrument (body). In addition, students are encouraged to take conscious control of their bodies and develop increased awareness of other influential factors – including nutritional, psychological and environmental concepts – as they relate to dance injuries, attitude and quality of performance. Various techniques, such as conditioning for strength, endurance, flexibility, strategies for overcoming unsafe habits, motor imagery, weight and resistance training will be introduced as corrective measures.

Movement I (Offered to DRAMA students)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainPaul Newman

Movement I (Offered to DRAMA students)

(Pre-Requisite:TT107A)

This course is designed to establish the mind and body connection through the exploration of the integrated body’s movement through space. Through experiencing, exploring and visualizing movement the student will develop strength, stamina and skill of using the body as an instrument of expression in space.

Movement Theory and Analysis I
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainAmelia Wellington-Watt

Movement Theory and Analysis I

(Pre-Requisite: DP103A) Movement Theory & Analysis I introduces the Theories and Principles of basic movement developed by Rudolf von Laban as a methodology for providing links between  improvisation/exploration skills, the science of movement and the abstract elements of dance, allowing students to make important connections that will assist them to be better performers, choreographers and teachers.

This course provides students with a vocabulary for describing and analyzing human movement and creates opportunities for developing and refining their skills of observation and articulation. Emphasis is also placed on creative movement development using the theories and principles set out by Rudolf von Laban. The methodology provides links between improvisation skills, the science of movement and the abstract elements of dance, thus allowing students to make important connections that will help them to be better performers, teachers and choreographers.

Ballet Technique II
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainJessica Shaw

Ballet Technique II

(Pre-Requisite: DP102A)

In this course, the level 1 student continues the introduction to fundamental principles of classical ballet technique and vocabulary, maintaining emphasis on accurate alignment and placement of the body, understanding the principles of turn-out, transference of weight, stance, efficient core engagement and the classical positions of the feet, arms, hands and body. Studio classes, lecturer and student demonstrations, student-centred discussions and printed documentation continue to be used to allow students to solidify the preparatory work needed to establish their sound technical foundation.

Modern Dance Technique II I (Pre-Requisite: DP101A)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksOrville McFarlaneSophia McKain

Modern Dance Technique II I (Pre-Requisite: DP101A)

This course provides students with intermediary knowledge and training in the area of Modern Dance. The core component is Graham-based and is designed to build upon the fundamental movement skills and principles learned in DP101A. Classes are similar in design and structure to DP101A but new principles are introduced in the floorwork, centrework and progressions, which aim at strengthening the dancer’s technical and performance competence.

Introduction to Dance (Elective for Non-Dance Majors)
Marlon D. SimmsNeila EbanksSophia McKainPaul Newman

Introduction to Dance (Elective for Non-Dance Majors)

This course is designed to offer non-dance majors a better understanding of their bodies through the execution of a wide array of Dance-related movement activities. It is also meant to encourage an appreciation of the connections between Dance and their own majors. Studio classes expose students to fundamentals of movement through an introductory treatment of Modern Dance technique, Jamaican and Caribbean Folk Techniques, Improvisation, Performance and beginning Dance Composition. Students will also hone problem-solving skills through individual and group activities.

Caribbean Culture in Performance II
Camille Quamina

Caribbean Culture in Performance II

In this course students will explore theoretically and practically three models for employing selected cultural forms of the region to generate play making, play writing and production concepts as playwrights and directors.

Western Theatre History II (Survey)
Patrice Briggs

Western Theatre History II (Survey)

(Pre-Requisite:TH101A)

Through a survey of the significant philosophical, political and historical movements/developments that have influenced western theatre from the renaissance to the nineteenth century this course provides an over- view of the manifestation of these essential ideas in theatrical representation.


Acting IB
Elizabeth Montoya-Stemann

Acting IB

(Pre-Requisite:TT101A)

This course develops on the work done on liberation, spontaneity and awareness in the previous semester and introduces the student to the fundamentals of approaching a character. Students are introduced to basics of transferring spontaneous impulse into a scripted role.


Acting IIIB
Camille Quamina

Acting IIIB

(Pre-Requisite:TT301A)

This course serves to extend the exploration of Caribbean performance signifiers while consolidating and diversifying the students’ grasp of the demands of postcolonial Circum- Atlantic drama, using the Brechtian model of performance as a launching pad and theoretical base for a culturally affirming method of acting.


Theatre and Development
Patrice Briggs

Theatre and Development

(PREREQUISITE: TT312A)

This course is conceptualized on the basis of a perceived need for an approach that integrally involves the arts as a tool to promote social development. Theatre as an art that examines the human and social condition is aptly poised to play such a role. The course approaches this concept from an analysis of political and social structures in Jamaica and related concepts of citizenship and community development. It investigates how theatre can be used as a practical tool to empower individuals and achieve social change. The course requires the creation and conduction of a final project incorporating these concepts.


Teaching Practice (PRACTICUM)
Dorraine Reid

Teaching Practice (PRACTICUM)

This course is regarded as the major component of the education core course for the Education Specialist, therefore, it is specifically designed to further equip teachers with the knowledge, attitude and skills required to plan and teach the visual and performing arts as a subject in their own right, drawing from their own body of knowledge which is obtained from the art forms.

This course enables the pre-service artist teacher to gain practice and confidence as well as develop educational units and lessons for implementation in assigned schools. Throughout the process, students are guided by assigned supervisors to conduct school observation exercises; to complete behavioral, supervisory and material inventories; to develop lessons and to teach them.

The course provides an opportunity for students to explore developmental, behavioural, teaching and learning theories in a practical setting. Within such a setting students have a chance to see how theory is translated into practice and the opportunities and challenges that this entails.  Students also have the opportunity to see how teachers provide professional development for each other in the area of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Textual Studies I
Camille Quamina

Textual Studies I

In this course, students will focus on how to read, comprehend and critically analyze a literary/artistic text for its aesthetic and dramatic value.

Becoming familiar, understanding and using important literary terms and concepts will be part of the discipline of the analytical process being developed.


Voice and Speech IB
Elizabeth Montoya-Stemann

Voice and Speech IB

(Pre-Requisite:TT102A)

This course continues with the regular exercises to strengthen and enrich vocal energy connected with text work. Through practical exercises and games the student will work on developing the quality of voice production and listening skills focusing on strengthening the use of voice and language .This semester will go more deeply into the work with connected speech and will focus on practical elements in order to enhance the sense of the words.


Drama in Education IB
Patrice Briggs

Drama in Education IB

(Pre-Requisite:TE241A)

This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop their skills as Drama in Education Specialists. It will enable them to use drama as a method of integration across the curriculum through process drama. It will also prepare them to teach the theatre arts based curriculum, use drama to teach literary text and understand the role that drama plays in developing the total individual.


Voice and Speech IIB
Sherando Ferrill CupidJean Paul Menou

Voice and Speech IIB

(Pre-Requisite:TT202A)

This course will consolidate and advance the techniques (the art and science) of vocal presentation. Specific attention will be paid to analysis of texts, the use of the voice as a motivational tool and the management of teaching strategies. Students will be guided through the process of recognizing and executing particular genres of vocal performance and the diversity of speech styles.


Theatre Crafts for the School Production
Emmanuel Nwachuku

Theatre Crafts for the School Production

Each 3 hour class period is broken down into two segments. The first hour or segment is devoted to a lecture/discussion of various internationally approved stage technology procedures and practices. The remaining two hours or second segment is devoted to reinforcing the topic of the day by “hands-on” projects relating to the implementation of design aspects for Drama School productions completed in Drama School shops and labs. Students must come to class dressed appropriately for the work being done on that day.

Information Literacy Skills (LS101)

Information Literacy Skills (LS101)

The Information Literacy Skills programme is designed primarily to focus on internet search skills, database training and academic integrity, types of sources and evaluation of sources.

Critical Analysis and Expository Writing - Brissett
Wendy-Ann BrissettAlecia Gonzales Morgan

Critical Analysis and Expository Writing - Brissett

This course seeks to further develop students’ competencies in writing freely and efficiently on any topic while being guided by sound principles of efficient expository writing skills as well as applying the appropriate linguistic resources of vocabulary, mechanics , grammatical and syntactic skills. As critical readers, they will thoughtfully assess the effectiveness of a text by evaluating the author’s strategies and intention. Students will, in time, become efficient and independent readers and authors in their own rights.

Introduction to Critical Analysis II
Katie Dieter

Introduction to Critical Analysis II

This course builds on the previously introduced ideas in the philosophy of art and art analysis and seeks to deepen the relationship between theory and practice. Students will continue to analyse some of the major themes in contemporary critical theory which underpin the production, distribution and reception of practice in the arts, while searching for practical application to assigned studio tasks.

 Information Technology for Artists and Entrepreneurs-Peter Omal
Rohan LewisPeter Omal

Information Technology for Artists and Entrepreneurs-Peter Omal


This course is designed to meet students’ practical and educational needs within the College, their personal use and within the wider society. It explores productivity software such as: Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and their uses and applications to the student within the education system as well as for future job applications with the aim of gaining proficiency in the above software.


Introduction to Arts Management II
Owen Ellis

Introduction to Arts Management II

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Arts Management I and further seeks to identify what is arts management and its relevance for the development of arts in relation to leisure pursuits. The course will examine the process, best practices and standards associated with
Production Management. This course focuses on topics and issues in Leadership, the Functions of Management and Theatre Arts Production. Students will gain hands- on experience through the creation of a Theatre Arts production and gain valuable insight about conflict, task and team management.

Principles of Accounting II
Courtney Thompson

Principles of Accounting II

Pre-Requisite: AM104A

The course is designed for students who have successfully completed Principles of Accounting I and expands on the basic framework covered in the first course. Emphasis is placed on specific areas of accounting: internal control, receivables, long-term assets and liabilities, debt and equity financing, and the statement of cash flows.

Principles of Accounting I

Principles of Accounting I

This course provides an introductory study of the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques of accounting. Students are introduced to the Peachtree accounting software and will learn to use this software to execute bookkeeping and accrual accounting processes, prepare and interpret financial statements that summarize balance sheets, and income statements, and the statement
of cash flows.

Introduction to Practice of Visual and Performing Arts II
Renee Kitson

Introduction to Practice of Visual and Performing Arts II

This course is a continuation of Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts Practice I and further helps to sensitize students to the practice of the visual and performing arts. Students are exposed to the offerings of each School which is designed to stimulate interest in and appreciation of the practice of the arts.

Organizations and Human Resource Management II
Terriann East-OldhamAnthea Octave

Organizations and Human Resource Management II

This course provides an opportunity for students to understand human resource theorists, Jamaican labor laws, employer/employee relations, unions, grievance procedures and industrial relations.  The importance of contracts and how they function in the organization is an important aspect of this course. 


Business and Professional Communication
Renee Kitson

Business and Professional Communication

This course is designed to introduce and expose students to the fundamentals of academic and professional communication skills to allow them to more effectively apply communication theories and best practices to meet their academic and corporate communication needs.

Artiste Management
Owen Ellis

Artiste Management

This course examines the way in which the arts are represented in the development of Tourism and seeks to evaluate whether its impact could be enhanced in an effort to reinvent the Caribbean Tourism Product. To examine the contribution of arts and culture to tourism in the Caribbean

and address issues of quality in terms of the way this is

Business and Strategic Planning For the Arts
Renee Kitson

Business and Strategic Planning For the Arts

This is primarily a theoretical course which provides an opportunity for students to understand the concepts of business and strategic planning for development of the arts organization. The course provides an understanding of and hands- on development of the business plan through group

work and use of the software, business plan pro premier.

Intellectual Property and the Legal Framework of Business
Kaydian Smith

Intellectual Property and the Legal Framework of Business

This course introduces students to issues involving Intellectual Property (IP) including copyright, patents,and trademarks and examines how these issues relate to the business practices of artistic expression. In addition,the course provides an overview of the legal, regulatory and ethical environment in which business decisions must be made with particular attention to Jamaica’s role in the promotion of intellectual property rights.

Fundamentals of Event Planning
Renee Kitson

Fundamentals of Event Planning

This course is designed to familiarize students with the theories and best practices for planning, organizing and coordinating an event; including strategic planning,task identification and coordination, document design,marketing, sponsorship, and post-event evaluation.Topics covered will challenge students to apply theory in creating and presenting a mock event proposal.

Arts Management Forum: 1 Creative Yaad

Arts Management Forum: 1 Creative Yaad

1 Creative Yaad – Arts Management Forum is a student run; faculty supervised Arts Management Company that has been designed to provide Arts Management majors with practical experience in areas such as event production, marketing, and project management. The company selects a
specific number of projects (on and off campus) each school year and meets once per week to organize and execute plans. This is a mandatory requirement of each student in the School of Arts Management and Humanities. Students will be awarded one credit for 3 units of work done across
the first three years of the programme.

Event Management and Media Strategies II
Vilya Thomas

Event Management and Media Strategies II

This course builds on the event management framework introduced in Events Management and Media Strategies I. Topics in this component will include integrated marketing and communication, operations and risk assessment management, applications to their planned and check listed
event. Students will examine the final sets of knowledge areas and have opportunities to engage in the application of these areas through field trips, hands on experience in College and outside events, observation and the planning of their own. Students will collaborate as a team on the type of event that they want to present, design same and manage all aspects of the planning and production under supervision.

GS300Y Research Methods
Anthea Octave

GS300Y Research Methods

Research Methods

RATIONALE: This course fulfills the need to equip the participants with the rudimentary tools for conducting simple research projects and other major projects in their respective disciplines.

AIM:    To expose students to a variety of research methods which are applicable to research on the arts and culture in the Caribbean.

Entrepreneurship and the Arts
Owen Ellis

Entrepreneurship and the Arts

This course examines the Arts under the banner of the cultural and creative industries, as a commodity that can be sold. It will explore policies, the supportive framework for entrepreneurs, as well as the financial provisions available to entrepreneurs and their creative start-ups. It aims to
explore the possibility of enterprising arts practitioners and entrepreneurs developing new arts products and stimulating new arts consumers.

Arts and Culture: Policy Development
Janice Gore

Arts and Culture: Policy Development

This course explores the impact of arts and cultural policy development and implementation, both locally and regionally and sensitizes students to the issues involved in policy development and planning and its impact on implementation.

Academic and Professional Writing
Regina BrownRohan Lewis

Academic and Professional Writing

Academic and Profession Wiring (GS200) is an advanced writing course for students pursuing a degree-level programme. This course represents a consolidation of the literacy, critical thinking and communication skills of students. It places an important focus on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussions and arguments in an exploration of non-fiction texts and contexts. Students are encouraged to think deeply about language as a persuasive tool and the dynamic relationship among writer, context, audience, argument, tone, or voice and other linguistic elements of the written and spoken modes of communication that are important to academic and professional success. These skills include an expansion of world knowledge, thinking and inquiry as well as connecting ideas, proficiency in communication and application of these skills across the curriculum.

Caribbean Culture and Identity
Marisa BenainRenee KitsonAmelia Wellington-Watt

Caribbean Culture and Identity

This course seeks to introduce students to theories of “Caribbeanness” through the framework of Caribbean Cultural Studies. By engaging this multidisciplinary approach the course highlights major historical, cultural and aesthetical occurrences in the Caribbean. Students are expected to analyse race, class and gender as frames of reference for understanding cultural practices and subsequent power relations. As such, the course also offers students a platform from which to interpret cultural
expressions in its broadest political sense.

Conversational French
Leonie Wallace

Conversational French

The Beginners French course will cover basic grammar rules, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. Students will learn how to interact on a basic level in day-to-day situations with French speakers. They will also learn about French and Francophone music, art, dance and theatre in the Caribbean Region and around the world. The course will be based on the four language skills:
listening, speaking, reading and writing, but greater emphasis will be placed on oral skills. Input will be based on text books, web-based sources and authentic reading materials. Texts and dialogues as well as grammar and vocabulary exercises for class work will also be created by the instructor.

Critical Thinking and Creative Insight
Regina Brown

Critical Thinking and Creative Insight

This course introduces students to argument analysis, definition, art theories and role of critical thinking and analysis in the arts. Students are encouraged to develop a system of reference and theoretical framework that informs the understanding of their craft and its relationship to factors that impact on their creative imagination. The sessions are conducted within a laboratory  environment through which the artist is faced with contemporary issues, theories and experiences, which inform, influence and enhance art creation. The relationship among the arts and the individuals understanding self, culture, religion, economy and society are also emphasized.

Introduction to Spanish II (Pre-Requisite: GS102A)
Francis Longmore

Introduction to Spanish II (Pre-Requisite: GS102A)

This course further develops skills in understanding and speaking Spanish through practice in using more complex sentences. The course continues to facilitate students’ awareness of the social function of the language and the use of appropriate gesture and grammar in specific contexts.

Introduction to Spanish I

Introduction to Spanish I

This course will introduce students to the rudiments of simple sentences in Spanish that will provide basic survival skills in a Spanish environment. The course will facilitate students’ awareness of the social function of the language and how to converse in specific contexts. Underlying the delivery of the course will be the language skills: listening, speaking and to a lesser extent reading and writing.

Critical Analysis and Expository Writing
Regina Brown

Critical Analysis and Expository Writing

This course seeks to further develop students’ competencies in writing freely and efficiently on any topic while being guided by sound principles of efficient expository writing skills as well as applying the appropriate linguistic resources of vocabulary, mechanics , grammatical and syntactic skills. As critical readers, they will thoughtfully assess the effectiveness of a text by evaluating the author’s strategies and intention. Students will, in time, become efficient and independent readers and authors in their own rights.

Conversational Spanish
Francis Longmore

Conversational Spanish

This course is designed for persons with little or no knowledge of Spanish, who wish to be able to communicate in the language about everyday matters at a basic level.

Psychology II (Pre-Requisite: GS201A)
Sheralda Small

Psychology II (Pre-Requisite: GS201A)

(Pre-Requisite: GS201A)

This course introduces students to general behavioural psychology as it relates to personality, growth and development. This course provides information on a broad range of topics that illustrate how and why we think, feel and act by introducing students to topics within the areas of development, abnormal and social psychology.

Performance Research Forum

Performance Research Forum

This course aims to articulate the various methods used in collecting data-the quantitative and qualitative as well as different sampling methods, such as random sampling- are the key elements to defining the validity and characteristics of effective research and analysis. As these methods are
taught and explored students will seek to critically analyze and utilize primary and secondary sources in their own research to bring depth, authoritative support and validity to their own dance research.

Gender in Society: Issues and Theoretical Considerations
Katie Dieter

Gender in Society: Issues and Theoretical Considerations

This course aims to familiarize students in the field of Gender Studies and across a range of disciplines. Students will encounter a number of different ways in which sex, gender and sexuality have been, and can be understood within the different cultures, especially the Caribbean culture. Masculinities and femininities and the ways in which these interact with other markers of difference such as ‘race’, ‘class’, ‘ethnicity’ and ‘nationality’ will be central themes in this course. Culture, in this context, refers to the inherited ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge about gender that constitutes and contributes to the shared bases of social action and activities of Caribbean peoples.


Technology and Learning in the Classroom - Semester 2 -Peter Omal
Peter Omal

Technology and Learning in the Classroom - Semester 2 -Peter Omal

SEMESTER 2 - January to May

This course is designed to develop theoretical and practical applications in the knowledge, design, development, implementation, utilization, management and evaluation of education technology and technologies for learning, thus increasing the opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning experiences and improving instructional communication strategies. The course also focuses on the above specifically in an arts-related lesson or context. The course will cover four components: Instructional technologies, media and methods; Computers, Multimedia tools and e-learning in education; Integrated Communication Technologies and; Apps and Mobile devices in the Classroom.

Fundamentals of Educational Administration
Regina Brown

Fundamentals of Educational Administration

This educational administration course emphasizes the importance of leadership practices. Prospective school administrators are expected to develop inclusive decision making processes and continually reflect on the effectiveness of these procedures. The participants in this course will be exposed to a wide range of knowledge and skills which will enable them to function, not only as the
heads of institutions, but as better classroom managers, coordinators and heads of departments.

Assessment and the Classroom
Verona Barnes

Assessment and the Classroom

The Classroom Assessment course provides the opportunity for student-teachers to understand both the assessment emphasis of the constructivist and that of the behaviourist which is normally associated with accountability in education. The examination of various assessment concepts that are relevant to classroom assessment forms an important part of the course. So too are the critical technical requirements of assessment instruments and procedures. The course provides opportunities to explore various instruments and procedures that are frequently used and associated with constructivist assessment on the one hand and accountability assessment on the other. It places as much importance on the acquisition of skills in developing and using assessment instruments and procedures as it does on a good grasp of conceptual and theoretical issues. Students are provided with the opportunity through their coursework to apply the skills that they learn to authentic situations.

Psychology and Education
Coretta Brown-Johnson

Psychology and Education

This course will address a range of topics in Psychology and Education, which will enhance students’ understanding, and application in illustrating what motivates how human beings think, feel and act. Students will also be introduced to developmental, abnormal, social and other areas of the science and art of Psychology, while also being exposed to the tenets of proper application and expectations of professional impartation and conduct. Students will also be exposed to cur- rent trends in and perspectives of Psychology and Education.