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We are DSCTA

We teach speech, theatre, and performance as modes of critical inquiries, creative expressions, and public engagements.  We foster individuals with expanded analytical, technical, and imaginative capacities through praxes, research works, and public services. We ensure diversity , inclusivity, and respect as driving forces of our responsibilities as academics and staff of the University of the Philippines.


DSCTA’s roster of regular faculty members consists of acclaimed artists and esteemed academics trained in prestigious institutions here and abroad. As of July 2022, the department has produced three Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (National Artists of the Philippines), the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts three Professors Emeriti, seven University Artists (the highest award given to an artist or an art scholar in UP on the basis of outstanding productivity in the creative arts and scholarship for national development), five Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Guro (Chancellor’s Award for the Most Outstanding Teacher), six UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chair Awards, two UP Diliman Centennial Faculty Grants, seven Aliw Awards, three Gawad Buhay, seven Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature, an Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service award, a National Book Development Authority – Manila Critics Circle Best Book Award, two Department of Science and Technology – National Research Council of the Philippines Achievement Award in the Humanities, numerous International Publications Awards and One UP Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants, among other university and national recognitions and international fellowships.

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The training within the degree programs enables DSCTA students to develop both intellect and creative resources. Our students are immersed in both theoretical and practical aspects of human communication, theatre arts, and performance studies, under the scholarly guidance of the DSCTA faculty and staff who are armed with irreproachable academic backgrounds, research, know-how and in-depth experience. The DSCTA faculty, believing that a responsible communicator and an artist-scholar have to understand the complexity of mass-as social being, inspires the student to go beyond classroom learning.



DSCTA graduates hold key positions in broadcasting (radio and television), in the performing arts (dance, stage and film), and in other related fields of endeavor.



Our administrative staff are responsible for providing our faculty members, our students, and other constituents all-around support with matters concerning employment, disbursement, academic facilities, enlistment, enrollment, and related functions. As of July 2022, the Department has produced two Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Kawani (Chancellor’s Award for the Most Outstanding Administrative Staff).

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