The Centre for Open & Distance Learning of the University of the Visual & Performing Arts provides opportunities for students who wish to become graduates under the open and distance learning mode. Various Diploma and Certificate Programs are available for desired parties to nurture their professional competencies and to be graduated with academic and professional qualifications of a renowned government university. The students get the opportunity to learn in a real university environment with conducive lecture hall facilities, computer laboratories, and library facilities. This is an affiliated centre of the University where university faculties and professionals in the field conduct lectures and provide guidance for students.


Diploma/Certificate Courses offered at Present

Diploma Courses

විෂය නිර්දේශය

දේශීය නර්තනය
  • උඩරට නර්තනය (ප්‍රායෝගික)
  • පහතරට නර්තනය (ප්‍රායෝගික)
  • සබරගමු නර්තනය (ප්‍රායෝගික)
විදේශීය නර්තනය
  • භරත නර්තනය (ප්‍රායෝගික)
  • කථක් (ප්‍රායෝගික)
  • ජන නැටුම් (ප්‍රායෝගික)
සෛද්ධාන්තික විෂයයන්
  • භාෂා අධ්‍යයනය - සිංහල සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි
  • සෞන්දර්ය කලා ප්‍රවේශය
  • දේශීය/ විදේශීය(ස්වයං අධ්‍යයනය)

  • Diploma in Oriental Music (Vocal)
  • Course Coordinator - Mr. Kumara Liyanawatta
    Contact - 0714452107 / 07733311402

  • Diploma in Drawing and Painting (1 year)
  • Course Coordinator - Dr. Priyantha Udagedara
    Contact - 0763630095
    email - udagedarap@gmail.com


    I Semester
    • DIDP -11013- Object Drawing
    • DIDP -11023- Nature Drawing
    • DIDP -11033 - Figurative Drawing
    • DIDP -11043 - Still Life Painting
    • DIDP -11053 - Art History
    II Semester
    • DIDP - 12063 - Figurative Painting
    • DIDP - 12079 - Sculpture
    • DIDP - 12083 - Composition Painting

    Admission Requirements

    Minimum 03 passes at the GCE (A/L) Examination


    Staff Members

    Senior Lecturer Kamani Samarasinghe
    BSc (Kln),PG Dip (IT),MSc(Pera), MPhil(Pera)

    P. Nandani  Swarnalatha
    Senior Assistant Registrar
    MHRM (UOC),PG Dip HRA,BA In Social Sc (OUSL)

    Janaki P. Balasooriya
    Senior Assistant Bursar
    MPA (SLIDA),APFASL,B.Com(SP)USJP,Diploma in Professional English (SLIDA)

    S.M Dayananda
    Staff Management Assistant

    N.K.D Chamara Nugaliyadda
    Audio Visual Technical Officer ( Grade 2)

    Dinithi Thushara
    Management Assistant ( Grade 3)

    Nithya Nisansala Abeykoon
    Management Assistant ( Grade 3)

    P.W.G.N Dilhani
    Management Assistant ( Grade 3)

    Janith Anjana
    Work Aid (Grade 3)

    Dhanushka Weerapana
    Work Aid (Grade 3)