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Studio Arts Degree Show 2021

The Department of Studio Arts presents the BFA Studio Arts program graduates through an online exhibit, the Studio Arts Degree Show 2021. This batch of graduates include:

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Tanglaw ng Sining 2021 Recognition Program

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Alab at alay: tanglaw ng sining 2021

The 31st Tanglaw ng Sining “Alab at Alay” Candlelight Ceremonies 2021 was celebrated with a virtual event hosted by College Secretary Jose Manual Sicat. The College Executive Board presented the graduates of batch 2021 of the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Certificate of Fine Arts programs. Dean Mitzi Marie Aguilar-Reyes presented the ceremony’s guest speaker, Chancellor Michael Tan who gave an encouraging speech to the graduates and their parents.

Alabng Sining 2021 Awardee Romeo Gacad was presented with an acceptance speech to the UPCFA community. The presentation highlighted Mr. Gacad’s humble beginnings as a photojournalist, his journey and his winning moments.

Alumnus Ana Patricia Non was given honor for her initiative in community service with the much-needed and much-supported Maginhawa Community Pantry.

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Poiesis in Quarantine: Inspiring Music. Art and Type in Motion

The 10th Year Anniversary Virtual Event & Exhibit “Poiesis in Quarantine: Inspiring Music, Art & Type in Motion” brings together the students of Introduction to Music Education (MuEd100), Visual Perception (FA 10 & 11), and Visual Design (VC20) & Design Workshop (VC26) courses assisted by Prof. Mitzi Marie Aguilar Reyes, Prof. December Ragragio-Valenciano, Prof. Annie Dennise Pacaña, Prof. Anna Patricia Rodriguez-Carranza. 

The online event in the form of a virtual gallery presents select works through the years thru GALLERY 10, works from students during the 10th year of the project thru POIESIS 2020, and works from students during quarantine under remote teaching and learning thru POIESIS 2021. The online exhibit and event is curated by Prof. Dayang Magdalena Nirvana Yraola and designed by Arch. Millet Yulo.

This project is supported by the Office of Initiatives for Culture and the Arts (OICA).

Join us and keep coming back to view the works!

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Dambana ng Gunita 2021

Scholars of history and the social sciences from the University of the Philippines (UP) and other universities here and abroad team up with human rights activists to set the record straight regarding the myths of Martial Law and the Marcos regime through the UP Days of Remembrance. This is the University’s week-long virtual commemoration that aims to honor the struggle of the Filipino people under the authoritarian regime and UP’s contribution to the uprising against the Marcos dictatorship. “Dambana ng Gunita”  was held from September 20 to 24, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

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Academic Year 2021-2022 begins

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Alpas: Ang Pagsilakbo ng Sining sa Panahon ng Pandemya is the Thesis exhibit of the 2021 graduating batch of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Communication) program of the UP College of Fine Arts. Alpas is a virtual exhibit showcasing creative projects developed during the school year 2020-2021, as the culminating project of Visual Communication students. It was launched on July 10, 2021, 6pm.

On their final year, the students embark on their research for a visual communication thesis: gathering data, establishing a theoretical framework, applying appropriate research methodologies, analyzing data and developing a creative proposal to recommend as a solution to their thesis problem, and finally, successfully  presenting and defending their works against a panel of industry experts. The 2021 batch of students have fulfilled this in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, during the remote teaching and learning set-up of the University.  

The UPCFA proudly present the works from different clusters of Visual Communication: Illustration, Publication & Graphic Design, Moving Images, Visual Communication Campaigns, and Interactive Media. Let this be a testament to their learnings from the University, and to their aspirations as proactive members of Philippine society.