Undergraduate Course Offerings 2020/2021

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) offers a range of courses and programmes at both the Mona Campus and the Western Jamaica Campus in the University of the West Indies.

B.A. Programmes Offered


  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Music and Performance Studies
  • Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management


  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Cultural Studies
  • Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management
  • Music
  • Reggae Studies
  • Rastafari Studies

Courses cover subjects such as:

  • Cultural Studies and Applied Cultural Studies
  • Festival and Events Production
  • Music Business Management
  • Caribbean Fashion
  • Caribbean Film
  • Caribbean Culture
  • Dancehall Culture
  • Entertainment Media & Culture
  • Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sports
  • Performing Arts
  • Reggae
  • Creative and Cultural Industries

For more details on Programmes and Courses click here.

ICS MAJORS (Undergraduate)

Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management

The aim of the programme is to produce graduates who will become business and industry leaders in the field. Its major focus is entrepreneurial development and innovation. Graduates of the programme will have gained a full appreciation of the convergence of media, information technology and culture within the global context.

Creative Cultural Industries

The BA Cultural & Creative Industries recognizes the key role of creative and cultural diversity in the building of new knowledge economics. It also recognizes that the potential of artistic and creative outputs for wealth creation and income generation is best realized by individuals rooted in academic knowledge, trained in relevant competencies, and able to critically assess trends and developments in the field. This programme aims to enable students to meet this human resource need in the cultural and creative industries.

Music and Performance Studies

The B.A. in Music and Performance Studies is designed to expose students to a range of thinking primarily based on musicological and ethnomusicological concepts. It offers music courses that range from introductory to advanced levels and although grounded in Western diatonic harmony, considers and explores culturally diverse methods of making, performing, producing and consuming music. A strong feature of the degree is the recognition of technology as a critical component in many spheres of musical interaction and the need for music specialists to be well versed in a variety of software and hardware platforms.

ICS MINORS (Undergraduate)

A variety of other courses are also available through the Institute. These are aimed at deepening understanding of the practices and
expressions of Caribbean Popular culture. Some of these courses are arranged into the following minors offered by the Institute:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Reggae Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management
  • Rastafari Studies

For more information on course requirements and registration click here.

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