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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Dr. Oscar T. Serquiña, Jr is Acting Chair of the DSCTA
May 1, 2023
Starting May 1, Assistant Professor Oscar T. Serquiña, Jr., PhD is Acting Chair of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.
He was selected by the Department during its Faculty Meeting on March 13. The 16th Head of the DSCTA, Serquiña will serve until 2024. He succeeded Dr. Sir Anril P. Tiatco, who was appointed Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs on February 22, 2023.
As the Acting Chair, he is committed to upholding the integrity of the DSCTA as a vital institution in the ecology of communicative and performative knowledge and practice in the country and the region. Serquiña is also envisioning a reaffirmation of the DSCTA’s commitment to academic excellence, transformative research projects, creative works, public services and extension programs, and collegiality. As the DSCTA turns 65 next year, he intends to shepherd a series of projects that will honor the institution’s past, reckon with its present, and prime its institutional future.
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Honoring Our Past, Reckoning with Our Present, Priming Our Future:
DSCTA at 65
Message from Department Chairperson
Dr. Oscar T. Serquiña Jr
Upholding the integrity of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA) as a vital institution in the ecology of communicative and performative knowledge and practice in the country and the region is the top priority of my term. To accomplish this goal, I find it essential to honor our past, reckon with our present, and prime our future as an academic department that was established in the national university almost 65 years ago, and that continues to evolve amid the challenges and opportunities confronting the disciplines of Speech Communication, Theatre Arts, and Performance Studies, as well as our own faculty, students, and staff, especially at present time.