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Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts

Message from the Dean

Dean.jpgWelcome to The Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, the intellectual heart of cultural and creative studies at The University of West Indies—Cave Hill.

The departments and programmes that comprise the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts offer a rich array of courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cultural Studies, and the Creative and Performing Arts. The MA degree in Creative Arts offers three concentrations – Arts Entrepreneur, Arts Educator, and Studio Arts. The MPhil and PhD degrees emphasize Cultural Studies.

All the postgraduate degrees broadly examine the practices, discourses, literature, communities and institutions pertaining to the culture and arts, particularly as they relate to the socio-economic development of the Caribbean region.  The degree programmes are interdisciplinary in nature, combining knowledge of arts and culture, arts education, and sustainable community development with technological, entrepreneurial and management skills. The Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts empowers students with a broad knowledge of essential fields of inquiry and with flexible skills that nurture cultural intelligence.

The Faculty promotes activities that contribute to the development of a Caribbean civic-mindedness and creative spirit through research and scholarship, the practice of creative arts, classes, lectures, workshops, seminars, master classes, symposia and outreach opportunities to schools and communities in the Caribbean and beyond. In a complex and interconnected world, students must learn how to critically navigate their way through cultural knowledge, data, and disparate forms of informational technology that together contribute to the full realization of human potentials. For this reason, this interdisciplinarity of the degrees in the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts is suited to address new problems creatively. The interdisciplinary approach is essential in a rapidly-evolving world where careers are constantly changing in function and scope. The Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts is focused on extending the frontiers of knowledge through research. Please feel free to explore the degrees and courses within the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts at The University of West Indies-Cave Hill.

Once again, I welcome you to the intellectual heart of cultural and creative arts at The University of West Indies.
 
David Akombo, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts