At the forefront of performative engagements in local and global communities

The Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA), formerly known as the Department of Speech and Drama, has been a reputable institution in the fields of communication studies as well as performance research and practice for over 60 years. The department boasts of a tradition of excellence as it has produced distinguished scholars, artists, practitioners, critics, and leaders in various industries both in the local and international setting.

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DSCTA Faculty's Short Film Among the Official Selection of the First Choreomundus Dance Film Festival 

Sept 1, 2022

Asst. Prof. Bryan Viray’s “Ella, A Female Morion” was selected as a finalist for the first Choreomundus Dance Film Festival (CDFF) 2022 held in Clermont-Ferrand, France from August 28 to 31 as part of the 10th anniversary of the Erasmus+ International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage (Choreomundus) program. Out of 85 films submitted, only 13 were shortlisted for the competition and featured in the event. With the theme The Crises That Move Us, CDFF 2022 “embraces the challenge to open the platform for unseen bodies and unheard voices [...] while opening an innovative space to promote Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage."

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#TatagUP: Tugon ng UP Diliman sa Hamon ng COVID-19

#TatagUP –a play on “Tatak UP” which embodies the University’s resilience, survival and response– is a portal that will assist all UPD faculty, staff, students, residents, manininda, stall operators and jeepney drivers, among others, providing information on UPD’s new and revised policies and norms.

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Our First Year

A recap of #DSCTAdiyamante2034's first year and the department's role in heeding society's call for truth, academic freedom, and integrity

Isang taon na ang lumipas nang sinimulan natin ang #DSCTAdiyamante2034. Hindi naging madali ang ating paglalakbay dala na rin ng pandaigdigang krisis sa pampublikong kalusugan dulot ng COVID-19. Patuloy pa rin ang isang realidad na binabansagan ng ilang komentarista bilang VUCA— volatile, uncertain, complex, at ambiguous. Hanggang ngayon ay nananatili ang ating pagkabalisa at maaaring nawawalan pa rin tayo ng motibasyon dahil sa mga pabago-bagong balangkas ng pangangailangan. Dumating na rin tayo sa panahong hindi tayo makausad dahil sa kawalan ng katiyakan kung papaano lalabanan ang isang kaaway na hindi man lamang nakikita. Napakahirap ng decision making at naparalisa ang ating nakasanayang normal. Sa katunayan, hanggang ngayon, overwhelming pa rin ang ating pakiramdam sa naturang bagong normal. 

Lalong naging masidhi ang ating mundong ginagalawan dahil sa tila ‘di mapigilang paglipana ng disimpormasyon at fake news. At nito lang nagdaang pambansang eleksiyon, nakita natin ang saklaw ng epekto ng historical revisionism. The national elections affected our small community in the Department along with the larger Filipino society. In fact, even during the campaign period, we felt how the distortion of history worked in favor of a greedy and vindictive administration.