Courses Offered

General Education (GE) Courses

Speech 30

Persuasion in various speaking situations (3 units)

Public Speaking and Persuasion

Theatre 11

An introductory survey to Philippine Theatre from rituals to contemporary form (3 units)

Dula at Palabas

Theatre 12

An introduction to the art and skill of acting for the theatre (3 units)

Acting Workshop

Undergraduate Courses

(Speech Communication) 

Speech 100

Introduction to Speech Communication

Philosophy, content, research methods and trends in the different areas of speech communication

(3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 30/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 110

Speech Communication Research Methods

Quantitative and qualitative approaches employed in doing speech communication research (3 units)

Pre-requisite: Speech 100

Speech 115

Bases of Speech

The acoustic, physiological, phonetic, and psychological foundations of verbal communication (3 units)

Prerequisite: Speech 30/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 120

Oral Interpretation and Performance

An overview of interpretation and performance of various genres of literature (3 units)

Prerequisite: Speech 100

Speech 122

Performance of Children’s
Literature

Analysis, critique, and performance of children’s literature (3 units)

Prerequisite: Speech 120/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 123

Performance of Drama

Theory, principles, and techniques of drama (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 120/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 124

Performance of Chamber Theatre

Principles, theories, and practice of chamber theatre as a form of interpretative performance (3 units)

Prerequisite: Speech 120/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 125

Performance of Philippine Oral Literature

A course on analyzing, critiquing, and performing Philippine Oral Literature (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 120

Speech 126

Performance of the Literature of the World's Religions

Performance techniques as applied to selected literature of the world’s religions (3 units)

Prerequisite: Speech 120/ Consent of Instructor 

Speech 130

Rhetoric

Overview of rhetorical theories (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 100, any GE literature course/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 131

Contemporary Rhetorical Theories

Rhetorical theories in contemporary contexts, problems, and issues (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 130/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 132

Rhetorical Criticism

Traditional and contemporary methods and approaches to the description, analysis, and criticism of rhetorical discourse (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 130/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 133

Argumentation

Principles of argumentation-analysis, evidence, reasoning, fallacies, and briefing, with application in public speaking, discussion and debate. Development of capacity to reply extemporaneously to objections. Practice in argumentation composition and delivery (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 130/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 134

Debate and Other Parliamentary Procedures

Nature, principles, and practice of debate and other parliamentary procedures (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 130/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 136

Forms of Public Address

The more important forms of public address and the occasions which give rise to them; study of special methods by which speech is made clear, interesting and forceful. Readings and reports on Philippine public address (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 130/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 141

Rhetoric and Public Opinion

The role of rhetoric in the acts, artifacts, and affairs of public actors, social institutions, and civil society 

(3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 131/ Speech 13

Speech 142

Rhetoric and Popular Culture

The role of rhetoric in the production, consumption, and circulation of popular culture artifacts (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 131 or Speech 132

Speech 150

Interpersonal Communication

Overview of the Interpersonal Communication Process (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 100/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 152

Nonverbal Communication in Interpersonal Relationships

Theories and issues in nonverbal communication in interpersonal relationships (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 150/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 153

Communication in Relational Development and Deterioration

Theoretical and practical perspectives and application of relationship management in interpersonal communication (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 150/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 156

Communication in Organizations

Nature and dynamics of speech communication perspectives in organizations (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 150/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 157

Communication Across Cultures

Concepts and approaches in intercultural communication (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 150/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 158

Managing Conflicts in Interpersonal Relationships

Nature, analysis, management and resolution of conflicts in interpersonal relationships (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 153

Speech 180

Instructional Communication

Examination of speech communication principles in instruction (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 100

Speech 181

Speech Communication Module Development

Design and implementation of speech
communication modules for academic contexts (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 180/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 183

Instructional Communication and Technology

Selection and use of multimedia technologies and new media platforms for speech communication instruction (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 180/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 184

Speech Communication Program Evaluation

Overview of assessment methods for speech communication courses and training programs in various instructional contexts (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 181/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 185

Assessment of Learning in Speech Communication Activities

Design and administration of assessment for speech communication activities (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 181/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 186

Voice and Pronunciation in Instructional Contexts

Principles, theories, and practice in voice and pronunciation in various instructional contexts (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Speech 180/ Consent of Instructor

Speech 195

Speech Practicum

(3 units)

Prerequisite: Junior Standing

Speech 199

Undergraduate Research

Principal methods and areas of research in speech communication (3 units) 
Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Speech 200

(3 units)

Undergraduate Thesis

Undergraduate Courses

(Theatre Arts) 

Theatre 100 

Introduction to Theatre and Performance

Key concepts in the study of drama, theatre, and performance in the context of theatre and performance studies. (3 units)

Theatre 101

History of Western Theatre I

History of the theatre in the West from the Pre-modern to Modern Period  (Renaissance to the mid-1800’s) (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Theatre 100 / Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 102

History of Western Theatre II

History of the theatre in the West from the second half of the 19th century to the present (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Theatre 101 / Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 103

Theories in Theatre and Performance

Critical study of fundamental theories in  theatre and performance  (3 units) 

Prerequisite: Theatre 102 / Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 104

Theatre and the Creative Industries

Theories, principles, and practices of theatre in the context of the creative industries in the Philippines  

(3 units) 

Prerequisite: Theatre 100 / Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 110

Theatre Practicum

(3 units) 

Theatre 111

Advance Practicum

Advanced theatre practicum in backstage and production works

(3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop) 

Prerequisite: Theatre 110

Theatre 112

Theatre Apprenticeship

Theatre apprenticeship in the industry

(3 units, apprenticeship of 150 hours) 

Prerequisite: Theatre 113

Theatre 120 

Production Methods

Principles and practice of stage management, house and ticket operations, publicity and other theatre related activities (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 100/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 121 

Stage Management

Theories and practice of stage management (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Theatre 120/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 122

Production Management

Theories and practice of production management (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Theatre 120/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 123

Issues in Theatre and Events Management

Analyses and practical solutions of issues in the practice of theatre and events management (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 120/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 131

Beginning Acting

Fundamentals of body movement & voice production. Exercises in relaxation, concentration, & improvisation (3 units)

Theatre 132

Intermediate Acting

Application of techniques in creating & communicating roles from dramatic literature. Intensive scene study & techniques of determining actor’s intentions. (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 131

Theatre 133

Directed Studies in Theatre Acting

Specific approach and convention in theatre acting (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Theatre 132

Theatre 134

Voice for the Theatre

Theories and exercises on the production of verbal and on-verbal sounds, as used in theatrical productions (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 100 for Theatre majors/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 141

Stage Directing I

Theory and practice of stage directing of a one-act play (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 131 for Theatre majors/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 142

Stage Directing II

Rehearsal problems and direction of a full-length play (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 141

Theatre 143

Directed Studies in Theatre Directing

Specific approach and convention in theatre directing (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Theatre 142

Theatre 151

Elementary Stagecraft

Elementary training on the basic aspects of stagecraft. General principles and practice in planning, constructing, painting, and mounting stage sets; also familiarization with the scheme of theatre organization (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 100/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 152

Scene Design

Theory and practice of designing scenery as a functional environment for stage (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 151/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 153

Lighting Design

Theory and practice in applying methods and principles of lighting in theatrical productions (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 151/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 154

Costume Design and Make-up

Theory, design, and construction of costumes for the stage. Theory and practice of stage make-up in Eastern and Western theatre forms (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 151/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 155

Sound Design

Theory and practice in sound design for the theatre (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 151/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 156

Directed Studies in Technical Theatre and Design

Specific approach and convention in technical theatre and theatre design  (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Theatre 151/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 161

Contemporary Philippine Performance Practices

Trends and issues in contemporary performance practices in the Philippines in the context of theatre and performance studies  (3 units)

Prerequisite: 12 units of Theatre

Theatre 162

Cultural Performances in Asia

Discussion and critique of theatre and performance practices in the Asian region  (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 100/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 163

Creative Theatre for Children and Youth

Principles and methods of creating theatre with children. Problems in producing plays for children and youth (3 units)

Prerequisite: 12 units of Theatre/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 164

Perspectives in Performance Studies

Theories and methods in performance studies (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 103/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 165

Contemporary Performance Practices in Context

Theories and praxes of contemporary performances (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 103/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 166

Applied Theatre

Theories, methods and practice of theatre in non- conventional settings (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 163/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 170

Dramaturgy

Theory and practice in transforming and adapting texts for the stage (3 units; 1 hour lecture; 2 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Theatre 103/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 171

Playwriting

The principles of dramatic composition taught through practice. Development of plots and character; the writing of a play scenario and a one-act play (3 units; 1 hour lecture; 2 hours workshop)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 180

Devise in Theatre and Performance

Theories and praxes of devising for theatre and other performance events (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 170 or Theatre 142/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 181

Theories in Stage Movement and Dance Theatre

Analyses and critical reading of body movements and dance performances (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 103 and Theatre 131/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 182

Physical Theatre

Workshop in dance theatre and stage movement (3 units)

Prerequisite: Theatre 181/ Consent of Instructor for non-Theatre majors

Theatre 197

(3 units, may be taken twice)

Special Topics

Theatre 198

Special Projects

(3 units)

Prerequisite: 18 units of Theatre 

FOR AA (Theatre) ONLY 

Theatre 199

Methods of research in theatre and performance studies (3 units)

Undergraduate Research

Theatre 200

(3 units)

Undergraduate Thesis