Degree in Carnival Studies at UWI St. Augustine

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for the longest while, but with the deadline for registration approaching I have to do it now!

UWI Carnival Studies Unit

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus offers a degree in Carnival Studies according to their facebook page:

The Carnival Studies Unit is an academic unit within the Department of Creative and Festival Arts , The University of the West Indies, St Augustine through which B.A. degree in Carnival Studies and a minor in Culutral Studies are taught. The Carnival Studies Unit engages both the historical exploration of the Carnival phenomenon and its impact on Caribbean identity as well as the entrepreneurial …and institutional expansion of the Creative industries within the region. The Carnival Studies degree, at present focuses on three main areas 1) creative Enterprise management and entrepreneurship 2) Cultural Studies 3) Mas Design and Carnival research. The degree currently exposes students to a dynamic package of courses that prepares them for engagement in the Carnival and Creative industry as leaders in innovation, cultural research and festival management.

The following courses of study are also listed:
i. BA in Carnival Studies
ii. minor in Cultural Studies
iii. Creative Source an outreach artist employment agency(non-profit)
iv. Kaiso Dialogues
v. Carnival Studies Unit Carnival Studies Colloquium
vi. Yogah (pronounced yo-hah) Carnival Fete

I have to say that I think this is such an amazing opportunity for young Carnival lovers to do something fun and productive, become entrepreneurs and contribute in a very meaningful way to the culture of the nation.

Deadline Date – May 31, 2013.


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