Certificate in Motion Picture Arts

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, offers the Motion Picture Arts Certificate (MPAC) through the EBCCI. The MPAC is a programme of study focusing on the development of artistic and technical skills in Motion Picture Arts, which form the basis for creative work in film, television, animation and digital storytelling. The Certificate programme offers courses in the disciplines necessary to produce music video, educational and training films, documentary and narrative film. Course work includes the fundamentals of digital film production, production planning, and the use of camera, lighting and sound packages on location and in a studio setting. Students successfully completing the Certificate programme will earn University of the West Indies credits that can be used toward a Bachelor’s degree programme.

Admission to the Certificate is selective based on experience in theatre arts, video and film. Students will be required to submit a creative portfolio and undergo an audition and/or interview.

Students will learn a range of below-the-line Motion Picture Arts skills, which can be used in making film and television programmes. Upon completing the programme, the specific student learning outcomes, skills and knowledge encompass:

  • Overview of the Motion Picture Arts process
  • Hands-on training across several key disciplines of Motion Picture Arts
  • Fundamentals of screenwriting
  • Technical and creative aspects of production design, cinematography, editing and sound.
  • A range of below-the-line production skills including production management and 1st assistant directing


The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
Phone: (246) 417-4776 Fax:(246) 417-8903 Email: ebcci@cavehill.uwi.edu