Centre for Open & Distance Learning – CODL

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

  • Diploma in Dancing (1 year)

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

Director | Senior Lecturer
Ms. Kamani Samarasinghe
BSc (Kln),PG Dip (IT),MSc(Pera), MPhil(Pera)

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

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

Audio Visual Technical Officer ( Grade II)
Mr. N.K.D Chamara Nugaliyadda
BPA(UVPA), MA(BHU)SWY Programme(Japan), Certificate in Sound Management & Public address System(SLBC)

Staff Management Assistant
Mr. S.M Dayananda

Management Assistant ( Grade III)
Ms. Dinithi Thushara

Management Assistant ( Grade III)
Ms. Nithya Nisansala Abeykoon

Management Assistant ( Grade III)
Ms. P.W.G.N Dilhani

Work Aid (Grade III)
Mr. Janith Anjana

Work Aid (Grade III)
Mr. Dhanushka Weerapana