Bachelor of Drama in Education

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. Whereas it is but one aspect of aesthetic education it can also serve as a paradigm for humanistic instruction through action and language in all areas of the curriculum. It is on this premise that the philosophy of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama stands. The purpose of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama is therefore to prepare teachers who can contribute to the development and execution of educational drama programmes of both formal and informal levels. This will ultimately contribute to the growth of what is individual in each human being and at the same time harmonize this individuality within the organic unity of the society at large.


  • 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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