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Department News and Events

Honoring the Past, Reckoning with the Present, Priming the Future: 

65 Years of the UP DSCTA

January 31, 2024

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DSCTA Staff Archie Clataro is 2022 Natatanging Kawani

May 26, 2022

DSCTA Staff Archie C. Clataro has been awarded with the University of the Philippines Diliman's 2022 Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Kawani. This award recognizes the exemplary performance and dedication to service of outstanding administrative personnel in the attainment of academic and professional excellence. Mr. Clataro has served as an Administrative Assistant for the Department for 12 years, primarily as production staff and marketing manager of the Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, the premier academic theatre organization in the country.

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In celebration of its 65th founding anniversary, the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA) is launching a lineup of academic and extracurricular activities from February to July this year to revisit its traditions, consolidate its achievements, and chart its various possibilities. With the theme “Honoring the Past, Reckoning with the Present, Priming the Future,” this commemorative event includes a retirement lecture, roundtable discussions, the launching of online videos, the restaging of a theatre production, the revival of an extramural program, and an academic conference, to name a few. 

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DSCTA Chair is National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) 2021 Achievement Awardee for Humanities 

February 1, 2022

The Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts is proud to announce that our chairperson, Dr. Sir Anril P. Tiatco, was chosen as one of the Achievement Awardees by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) for 2021.


The NRCP Achievement Award is given annually in recognition of the members' outstanding contribution in the fields of natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, industry, social sciences, humanities or other human endeavors.


DSCTA Faculty is KRITIKA Fellow 

January 10, 2022

DSCTA faculty and Department Coordinator for Administration Rex Sandro M. Nepomuceno has been selected as a fellow in the 10th KRITIKA La Salle National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism. Set to run from February 7 to March 1, 2022,  KRITIKA fellows this year will assess the landscape of arts and cultural productions during and about the COVID19 pandemic, including the successes and remissions of what went right and wrong in the art and cultural works and spaces, institutions, personalities, creative and critical processes.

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Prof. Miclat-Janssen named University Artist (Artist II) for Theatre

November 11, 2021

During its 1365th Meeting held on 4 November, the UP Board of Regents has approved Asst. Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen's University Artist Title of ARTIST II. The Department is grateful and honored to welcome her to its roster of University Artists.

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DSCTA Faculty is GETSEA 2021 Fellow

September 23, 2021

DSCTA faculty John Carlo Villafuerte Pagunaling was recently awarded a Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) Fellowship in the course The Performing Arts in Southeast Asian History and Society offered by Supeena Insee Adler, Helen Rees, and Maureen Russell of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


DSCTA to host IFTR-Asian Theatre Working Group Conference in  2022

DSCTA will be hosting the 14th Asian Theatre Working Group- IFTR Meeting (Colloquium) and Conference (Online / Virtual Meeting and Conference) on March 2 to 4, 2022.


MA Theatre Arts students, alumni, and faculty gather to celebrate its 40th year

August 30, 2021

Pagtitipon: The First MATA Virtual Gathering, was held last August 28, 2021 via Zoom.  The event commenced with messages from Dr. Fidel Nemenzo, U.P. Diliman Chancellor; Dr. Cecilia De La Paz, Director of the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts; Dr. Jimmuel Naval, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters;  Dr. Sir Anril Tiatco, Chairperson of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Chairperson, and Dr. Oscar Serquiña, Jr., Coordinator of the MA Theatre Arts program.


Prof. Tiatco awarded 2021 Gawad Transelor sa Natatanging Guro

May 20, 2021

DSCTA is proud to announce that Prof Sir Anril P. Tiatco was awarded as 2021 Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Guro! This award "recognizes faculty members who have outstanding accomplishments and who have consistently demonstrated honor and excellence in teaching, research, and public service" (OVCAA, 2020).

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