DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Student Affairs Department is responsible for students orientation and welcome at the Academy. Student Affairs will assists students in preparing for professional careers by offering assistance with résumé writing, business etiquette, interviewing skills, career coaching, career development counseling, job search strategies, and salary negotiation. Furthermore, Student Affairs will foster relationships with employers in the local community in order to maintain an updated list of available professional positions for our graduates, host job fairs, and provide networking opportunities and field-based learning experiences, such as internships, for our students.

 
 
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Responsibilities

  • Assist students develop  values and ethical standards for themselves. 
  • Communicates expectations for student learning.
  • Uses resources effectively to achieve institutional missions and goals.
  • Create educational partnerships that advance student learning.
  • Builds supportive and inclusive communities.

PROGRAMMATIC ENHANCEMENT: 

  • Assessing the appropriate level of staffing to protect and enhance our commitment to quality teaching. 
  • Continuing to provide academy students with  dynamic student activities, programs, and events.
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  • Developing a strategic, retention model with Academic Affairs to achieve the  retention rate as reported in our six-year retention data.

  • Providing staff with opportunities to include establishing and developing an Academy of Student Personnel programs
 

DEPARTMENT OF STEELPAN EDUCATION AND CULTURE

The Department of SteelPan Education and Culture is responsible and charged with producing and providing educational programs for the steelpan industry. We take a stance to ensure that the future of steelpan practitioners are educated to build a successful career in the steelpan industry both locally and internationally.

 
 
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CERTIFICATE IN STEEL PAN LITERACY AND PERFORMANCE

Steel Pan Literacy and Performance certificate is aimed at contributing to the promotion of steel pan education. Through the steel pan literacy and performance program, students will understand performance skills and gain knowledge in the history of steelpan, develop their ability in the theory of music and produce a repertoire of songs.

 
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CERTIFICATE IN PAN MAKING AND TUNING

This certificate provides students with the knowledge of the making and tuning of all the steel pan instruments, constructing and applying musical voices to the instrument and the history of making and tuning of the steel pan, it’s tuners, developments, innovations and experiments.

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS

The Department of Business is a dynamic department that aims at developing cultural business leaders off to take on the world. We have a number of certificate and diplomas that are guaranteed to add value to your academic growth and stand you in excellent stead in the environment of cultural entrepreneurship.

 
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Certificate in SteelBand Management

This Certificate course focuses on the management and internal development of a steelband organization. Participants of this course are exposed to project   management, intro to management, proposal writing, intellectual property and financial management.

 
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Certificate in Entertainment Business

This course will provide sounds engineers, music creators, performing artiste,   entertainment managers, consumers, or facilitator the ability to succeed in the  entertainment industry.