Academic News Announcements

Application for Admissions AY 2023-2024 Ongoing

The UP College of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for AY 2023-2024 Undergraduate Program Admissions.

Information about the application process and requirements is coursed through the UPCFA Program Admissions.

The deadline for applications is on May 12, 2023

For a run-through of the process:

  1. Fill out the Application Form of the Program you intend to apply for. 
  2. Submit the corresponding Secondary Screening Requirements of the program you are applying for.  Please note that each program has assigned a specific process for application with specific schedules. 
  3. Each secondary screening requirement will be carefully evaluated by the  different Admissions Committee of each Program /Department.
  4. The general list of all Successful applicants’ control number will be posted in the Announcements page of the Program Admissions site on or  before June 16, 2023.
  5. An email notification will be sent to all applicants regarding the outcome of their respective application.

After going through the application process on the Program Admissions site and you have concerns regarding the UP CFA Admission Requirements, do not hesitate to email us at

Have a good day! 

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CFA Open House 2023 (Mar 25)

UPCFA Open House 2023

Applicants to the UP CFA Undergraduate & Graduate programs who wish to cultivate their creative potential…​

Come to
The UPCFA Open House 2023

and find out more about our course offerings in Painting, Sculpture,

Visual Communication, Industrial Design, Art Education, Art History,

Ceramics, Printmaking, and Master of Fine Arts!


March 25, 2023, Saturday, 9am-4pm

The Atrium, Arts and Design West Hall

College of Fine Arts, E Jacinto St., UP Diliman


No registration fee. Pre-registration is required.

Fill up google form or scan the poster QR code.

Registration starts at 8:30 am. See you!

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Silver Award: Anti-Red Tape ARTA RCS 2.0

Congratulations to the UP Diliman Committee on Anti-Red Tape for being awarded a Very Satisfactory Rating  ARTA RCS 2.0 Silver Award! With this, the Anti-Red Tape Recognition Rites was held on February 16, 2023 at the School of Statistics Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City, where the College of Fine Arts was one of the units and organizations that received a Certificate of Appreciation for the support it extended to the UP Diliman Committee on Anti-Red Tape that led to UP Diliman’s achievement of the ARTA RCS 2.0 Silver Award. The award was received by Dean Marc J. San Valentin and Ms. Jocelyn Anne Zamora.

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Meet the UPCFA College Executive Board

As the Second Semester of Academic Year 2022-23 begins and UP Diliman opens the campus for Face-to-Face or onsite classes, we would like to welcome you dear UPCFA students to the UP College of Fine Arts. Meet the College Officials who you will encounter during your stay!

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UPCFA One UP 2022-2024 Professorial Chair & Faculty Grant Awardees

Itong buwan ng Pebrero, Buwan ng Sining, malugod kaming nagpupugay sa mga Artista ng Bayan ng Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal na nakatanggap ng pagkilala bilang One UP Professorial Chair at Faculty Grant Awardees (2022-2024)!

Isulong ang taglay na likas na talino at talento sa paglikha ng sining!

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Assistant Professor Abdulmari “Toym” D.L. Imao Jr. (UPAA) Distinguished Alumni Awardee 2022

Assistant Professor Abdulmari “Toym” D.L. Imao Jr.
(UPAA) Distinguished Alumni Awardee 2022


The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) Distinguished Alumni Awards was held on Nov. 11, 2022 , 6pm at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni. This year’s theme was Magsikhay (persevere). UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna and UP Vice President for Administration Nestor G. Yunque were present to award the trophies and certificates. Among seven UP Diliman (UPD) faculty members honored, Assistant Professor Abdulmari “Toym” D.L. Imao Jr. (BS architecture, 1993) of the UP College of Fine Arts received the honors for the culture and the arts Visual Arts category.


This year’s UPAA Distinguised Alumni Awardees: were Josefino “Chino” J. Toledo, PhD (bachelor of music, 1979); Carlo A. Arcilla, PhD (BS geology, 1981); Arthur Luis P. Florentin (BS statistics, 1977; diploma in industrial relations, 1987; master in industrial relations, 1988); Abdulmari “Toym” D.L. Imao Jr. (BS architecture, 1993); Gerard Rey A. Lico, PhD (BS architecture, 1997; MA art history 2000; PhD Philippine studies, 2006); Lorelei Regilme-Vinluan, PhD (BA 1992; master in education, 1996); and Flora Elena Rivera-Mirano, PhD (BA English, 1971; MA comparative literature, 1976; PhD Philippine studies, 1991).





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UPCFA Congratulates Professor Emeritus Benjamin I. Cabangis

Congratulations Professor Emeritus Benjamin I. Cabangis

Congratulations Professor Emeritus Benjamin I. Cabangis of the UPD College of Fine Arts Department of Studio Arts! Prof. Benjie Cabangis is one of the 21 professors conferred emeritus on the 1376th BOR meeting.The Department of Studio Arts resolved through its departmental online meeting on 07 December 2020:

That Professor Cabangis has dutifully served the department as faculty member of the department for the past forty years;

That he also served as chairperson of the department for many consecutive terms and helped maintain its relevance alongside the exigencies that come with administering a creative practice-based unit;

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Statement: Arts in Basic Education

On the Need for the Arts in Basic Education

Statement by the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts

October 29, 2022

It has recently come to our attention that proposals for removing or reducing music and arts in basic education, from Grades 1 to 3, are currently being considered by the Department of Education (Deped).

This proposal is a cause of concern for cultural educators and learners around the country. As one of the national institutions offering an undergraduate degree majoring in Art Education, the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) stands with colleagues in asserting the need for integrating music and art at every stage in the basic education curriculum and beyond.

Visual and musical literacy must be introduced early on instead of being reduced or removed from subjects critical to early and holistic development. Exposure to music and art forms, themselves the culmination of complex learning processes, helps reinforce foundations in math, reading, and science. Facility in geometry, for instance, begins with the simple act of a child learning how to draw shapes. The skill of writing, also, begins with the form of pictograms or drawings of objects as the earliest scripts. There are numerous examples of how music and art are able to convey concepts and stir one’s imagination towards an interest in the natural and physical sciences.

As we continue to cope in the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, remember how people and youth everywhere have turned to the arts for learning, seeking and extending support, healing, and responding to the crisis.

As we continue to pursue national targets on mass numeracy and literacy, recognize how music and the arts hold immense possibilities as channels for introducing and reinforcing multidisciplinary information as well as critical social values.

We hope that the department will continue to undertake broader consultations with stakeholders on this concern, and on the direction of arts education in general. The UPCFA and our pool of artist-educators are more than willing to engage in discussions to affirm the critical and positive role of the arts in Philippine education and national development. ###


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Prof. Marc San Valentin, UPCFA Dean 2022

Pagpugay sa panunungkulan ng bagong dekano ng Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal, Propesor Marc J. San Valentin!

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Parangal sa mga Kawani at Retirado 2021

Parangal sa mga Kawani ng UPCFA

Pagpugay at malugod na pagbati sa mga kasamahan sa Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal na umani ng parangal mula sa 2021 Parangal at Pagkilala para sa mga Kawani at Retirado ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas! Lubos naming ikinararangal ang makasama kayo sa loob ng matagal na panahon at masaksihan ang inyong husay at dedikasyon sa serbisyo. Mula sa mga mag-aaral, kawani, guro, at namumuno sa Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal, taus-pusong pasasalamat, aming mga gabay ar huwaran!

Ang 2021 Parangal at Pagkilala para sa mga Kawani at Retirado ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP) ay idinaos noong Hunyo 23, 2022 bilang pagpapahalaga at pasasalamat sa mga natatanging kawani, retirado, at mga tanggapan na lubusang nag-alay at patuloy na nag-aalay ng kanilang buong kakayahan sa pagtaguyod ng adhikain ng Unibersidad. Mapapanood ang birtwal na Parangal sa website ng UP Diliman ( at YouTube channel nito (…/UniversityofthePhilippinesDil…).

Alquin F. Gayagoy, 40-taong serbisyo

Basilio B. Torres, retiradong kawani

Marissa R. Rullan, Gawad PUSO awardee

Parangal sa mga Retiradong Guro ng UPCFA

Dekano Leonilo O. Doloricon

Propesor Leo Antonio C. Abaya