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UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, PORT OF SPAIN St. Augustine campus, Department of Creative & Festival Arts (DCFA) - Music






Street Address:

Cheesman Building, Gordon St, St Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies

Postal Address:

Open Learning Centre, St. Augustine Campus, UWI Open Campus, Trinidad & Tobago


+1 868 663-9684

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Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts in Musical Arts. Three years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, steel pan, Indian classical), theory, composition, pan and choral arrangement, orchestration, aural skills, music history. A music therapy program is offered. The programs involve participation in any of a number of available ensembles.


Other programs


Certificate in Music. One year. Studies include performance, theory, aural skills, steelpan arranging, introduction to world music. Post-graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Enterprise Management. One year. Postgraduate Diploma in Education: Visual & Performing Arts.

Institution Notes:

The University of the West Indies (UWI) was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and operates in 16 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The UWI campus in Mona, Jamaica is the headquarters of the system, and besides this there are other major university centres in UWI Cave Hill (Barbados), UWI St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago), and UWI Five Islands (Antigua and Barbuda). Additionally there is the regional UWI Open Campus that has site locations scattered among various Caribbean nations enabling students to undertake studies using distance, blended, online and face-to-face learning modes. The full complement of countries serviced in physical or virtual sites by UWI are: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks & Caicos Islands, ensuring that a wide cross-section of the Caribbean population has access to a variety of university programs by on-site or distance mode. Full music programs are available to enrolled students, but are offered only at the Jamaica (Mona) and Trinidad (St Augustine) campuses. Since full-time programs in music are offered only at the St Augustine campus in Trinidad and the Mona campus in Jamaica, music students in these other countries must move to either Trinidad or Jamaica to take full-time music study.

Last Updated:

March 2021