BA in Philippine Arts focuses on the study of Philippine art within the context of national culture and history, with special attention to its contribution to the definition and formation of a national identity and the role it plays in social transformation. The program provides rich sources of information and insights into Filipino consciousness and values that are essential to the student’s appreciation of his/her cultural heritage and understanding of himself/herself and his/her relationship with society.
The program has two (2) areas of concentration Program A prepares a student for a career in teaching and research; Program B prepares a student for career in arts management.
The courses allow the student a comprehensive view as well as a detailed analysis of Philippine art in its various forms – literary, visual and performing arts, and aspects of production, and consumption. They emphasize the intrinsic value, content and history of Philippine art as well as the dynamic processes involved in their creation, reception and development,
The approach is multi-disciplinary and emphasizes a balance between theory and practice. The program also uses the experimental approaches particularly in its workshop and internship courses.