from The President
Prof. the Hon.
Errol Morrison OJ, MD, PhD, FRCP (UK), FACP, FRSM (UK),
Welcome to the University of
Technology, Jamaica Centre for the Arts - the home of cultural
excellence in the performing and visual arts. The Centre for the Arts
provides an important cultural space for our students, staff, alumni
and the wider community.
The integration of the cultural arts
into the University’s core curriculum is a deliberate attempt to offer
another dimension to learning and to help our students to develop an
appreciation for the ‘softer side’ as they engage in their academic
pursuits. The seminal value of the arts in enhancing educational
achievement has been well documented and the University remains
committed to providing our students with the valuable opportunity to
benefit from this total learning experience.
The Centre for the Arts at UTech has
grown exponentially in the last decade, offering year round training
in a variety of art forms including music, art, dance and drama. The
Caribbean Sculpture Park, a virtual oasis, adjacent to the Centre,
provides a further physical space for inspiring creativity and
critical thinking for students, staff and visitors alike.
We thank our partners and sponsors
who have faithfully supported the work of the Centre for the Arts over
these years. We invite you to continue to support the University, as
we look to the future and seek to build on our cultural programmes for
the benefit of all who enter our gates.
Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ
February 13, 2009