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Fine Arts Electives
ELECTIVES OFFERED BY THE FINE ARTS PROGRAM
First Semester, SY 2007-2008

 
FA 101             Introduction to Aesthetics
Section A – MWF,
1:30 – 2:30 pm, Ms. Melissa Vera M. Maramara
Section B – MWF, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Ms. Melissa Vera M. Maramara

An introduction to the elements and principles of the aesthetic experience in the visual arts, performing arts and literature, as well as an examination of the varieties of aesthetic norms and standards.

Open to  Block E2 Information Design sophomores and shiftees, Creative Writing sophomores and shiftees, and Theatre Arts sophomores and shiftees only.

 
 
FA 105            Introduction to Literature and Creative Writing
T-Th, 1030 a.m. – 12 nn, Dr. Rofel G. Brion
 
A study and appreciation of selected creative and critical texts, e.g. poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, purple criticism, and literary translation.

Open to Creative Writing sophomores and shiftees only.

 
 
FA 106             Writing Seminar: Fiction
F, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Alvin B. Yapan
 
Lecture and discussion on the reading and writing of fiction as well as on a variety of subject matters from the point of view of fiction writers.

Open to Creative Writing juniors only; also offered as Fil 119.2 & Fil 221.2



FA 107             Writing Seminar: Non-fiction
T, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Ms. Karla P. Delgado
 
Lecture and discussion on the reading and writing of non-fiction as well as on a variety of subject matters from the point of view of non-fiction writers.

At least 5 slots for Creative Writing juniors; also offered as IS 141.11

 

FA 108             Writing Seminar: Poetry
M, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Alfred A. Yuson
 
Lecture and discussion on the reading and writing of poetry as well as on a variety of subject matters from the point of view of poets.
 
Open to  Creative Writing juniors only; also offered as Lit 137 A
 


FA 109             Writing Seminar: Drama
M, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Glenn S. Mas
 
Lecture and discussion on the reading and writing of plays for radio, stage, screen, or television as well as on a variety of subject matters from the point of view practitioners of that genre.
 
At least 2 slots for Creative Writing juniors; also offered as LIT 137 B
 


FA 111.4              Writing Workshop: Fiction IV
T-Th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Christine Suchen
 
Discussion of student works on fiction in small and large groups, under the guidance of a teacher who is also a writer of fiction. Students also write new fiction and consult the teacher individually. Each student submits a collection of works of fiction at the end of the semester.

Open to  Creative Writing Juniors only; also offered as Lit 136

 

FA 112.1               Writing Workshop: Non-fiction I
Th, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Ms. Rica B. Santos
 

Discussion of student works on non-fiction in small and large groups, under the guidance of a teacher who is also a writer of non-fiction. Students also write new works and consult the teacher individually. Each student submits a collection of works of non-fiction at the end of the semester.

At least 10 slots for Creative Writing juniors


 
FA 113.3               Writing Workshop: Poetry III
TTh, 10:30 am – 12 nn, Mr. Danilo Francisco M. Reyes

 Discussion of students' poems in small and large groups under the guidance of a teacher who is also a poet. Students also write new poems and consult the teacher individually. Each student submits a collection of poems at the end of the semester.
 
At least 3 slots for Creative Writing juniors
 


FA 114.2               Writing Workshop: Drama II
T, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Glenn S. Mas
 
Discussion of students' plays for stage, television and/or the cinema, in small and large groups, under the guidance of a teacher who is also writes plays. Students also write new plays and consult the teacher individually. Each student submits at least one play at the end of the semester.
 
At least 2 slots for Creative Writing juniors
 

FA 136.1               Theater History and Dramatic Literature:
                                Survey of Theater History and Dramatic Literature

MWF,
3:30 – 4:30 pm, Mr. Glenn S. Mas

 A survey of the major events, problems and concepts of theatre history and theory, and of major movements, playwrights and works at historical junctures.
 
6 slots reserved for Theatre Arts juniors and shiftees; also offered as Lit 192.8
 

FA 137.1               Theatrical Performance: Acting I

Th,
4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Ronan B. Capinding
 
The fundamentals of acting, including movement, vocal production and the interrelation between these. Exercises include improvisation, sound and movement exercises, voice and speech training, tension release, exploration of stage space, and text work.
 
At least 2 slots reserved for Theatre Arts sophomores
 
 

FA 139.1               Theater Design: Production Design
MWF, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Mr. Salvador F. Bernal
 
An introduction to the elements of stage design, -- set, costumes, lights - as well as their execution in the context of a particular production or dramatic text.
 
Open to  Theatre Arts Juniors and Theatre Arts shiftees only. Also offered as IS 122.5
 


FA 139.3               Theater Design: Costume Design
M, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Gino G. Gonzales

The principles of costume design.  Derivation of lines, silhouettes, and details from history and interpreting them in appropriate, usable and creative stage costuming
 

4 slots reserved for Theatre Arts majors.
 


FA 166.4               Art Theory: Iconography and Literature
MWF, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Dr. Jovino G. Miroy

An introduction to the relationship between the visual and literary arts.  Using examples from Eastern and Western art, the literary background of these works will be analyzed as hermeneutic devices to understand and appreciate visual art works, and in turn the visual arts as interpretations of literature.  Topics range from Graeco-Roman mythology to Filipino artists like Luna, Amorsolo, Botong Francisco and Rizal.

 At least 3 slots for Art Management majors.
 


FA 165.1               Introduction to Visual Arts

Section A – MWF,
9:30 – 10: 30 am, Mr. Michael-Ali D. Figueroa
Section B - MWF,
10:30 – 11:30 am,  Ms. Ma. Eloisa P. Ortigas 
 
A basic course designed to develop an appreciation of the visual arts (mainly painting, sculpture and architecture) by understanding the elements of pictorial design (line, color, space, shape, etc.) and the principles of visual composition (units, emphasis, coherence, repetition and variation, among others). An interdisciplinary approach will be used to establish correspondence among the visual arts (including film), music and literature. Discussion as well of the cultural, philosophical, religious and ideological assumptions underlying key historical developments in Western art-making (i.e. painting and sculpture) from ancient to modern times.

Open to  Art Management and Information Design majors only.



FA 167.8               Art History:
                                Development of Architecture in Southeast Asia
T-Th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Arch. Vincent Martin B. Pinpin
 
The focus is on the development of architecture, both domestic and religious, in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sulu-Marawi, and Lowland Luzon-Visayas. The course explores the characteristics of the indigenous house on stilts and its interaction with the High Cultures; the Indic, Sinic , the Islamic, and the Western. While it was transformed by those High Cultures, I in turn transformed them. The adaptations of the ecclesiastical styles brought in by the High Cultures, to environment and culture, will also be discussed.

At least 5 students for Fine Arts majors.

 

FA 168.5               Art Management:

                                Exhibition Design and Installation

T,
5:00 – 8:00 pm, Ms. Ma. Victoria T. Herrera

Principles and trends in the exhibition and installation of art.  Visits to ongoing exhibits form the data base on which to observe and document present-day practices, as well as to recommend solutions to various exhibition and installation problems.  Students set up their own exhibit as a final project.

At least 2 slots reserved for Art Management Majors

 

FA 170.2              Elements of Visual Design:

                                Elements of Visual Communication

Th,
1:30 – 4:30 pm, Ms. Ma. Eloisa P. Ortigas

The course explores the creative process of making images that can move ideas and information to the minds of others. The general principles studied and practiced in these courses are the foundation of creative thinking and successful solutions for graphic design, illustration, and advertising art direction communication problems.
 
Open to  Information Design juniors only.
 


FA 171.6               Design and Studio Procedures:

                                Typographic Design

T,
1:30 – 4:30, Figueroa, Michael-Ali D.

With the use of actual typographic design situations, the course instructs the student in the use of type as a basic element of graphic communication, including principles which determine typeface selection (to visually communicate the desired effect) and the appreciation of letterforms. Typesetting and typographic layout on the computer are stressed and practiced in the classroom.

 Open to  Information Design juniors only.

 

FA 174.7               Related Topics in Information Design:
                                Sequential Art and the Graphic Novel

T-Th,
12:00 – 1:30 pm, Mr. Gino G. Bagsit

A plethora of sites now exist- but which are the compelling ones? What web experiences capture the minds and hearts of their visitors and why? This class will examine various types of sites-informational, transactional, online communities, narrative experiences and fan sites to determine what their attraction is and for what audiences. Students will work in teams to plan, design and construct a project for the web. Starting from a simple concept and going through rounds of conceptual and design development, students will produce and realize the vision of their site.
 
                                                Prerequisite: Students should be able to either create                                                                              stories or draw reasonably well.
 

FA 174.10            Related Topics in Information Design:
                                Comics and Graphic Novel Creation   
T-Th, 9:00 – 10;30 am, Elbert T. Or
 
Comics and Graphic Novel Creation explores the different ways the comic book medium can be used to tell a story or communicate a message. It covers different forms of comics, from editorial cartoons to newspaper strips, from web comics to graphic novels.
            
Throughout the semester, students will develop the ability to think visually, to conceptualize and execute ideas, and to write and illustrate for comics. Skills in portfolio building and the ability to critique each other's works will also be developed. In the end, the main goal of the course is to provide students with the interdisciplinary skills that they need to create comics, and that will also prove useful to them in various fields and industries in the real world.

The course focuses on production of artwork specifically for print reproduction, although certain sessions will be devoted to critical discussion and examination of the comic book industry (both local and foreign) and the business side of art, in order to provide a more holistic perspective of the field. Visual storytelling through film and animation, however, will be touched upon only in passing, as it falls outside the concerns outlined by the course.  

                                                Prerequisite: Students should be able to either create                                                                              stories or draw reasonably well.
 
 

FA 175.3               Studio Work: Introduction to Drawing
T,
1:30 – 4:30 pm, Ms. Christina C. Dy

Principles and practice of drawing still life and figurative forms.  When drawing naturally, the course follows the revolutionary but controversial exercises and course on drawing developed by Nicolades and elaborated by Betty Edwards.

At least 5 slots reserved for BFA majors; also offered as IS 122.1

 

FA 175.10            Studio Work:
                                Special Topics in Studio Work (Chinese Studies)

S,
1:30 – 4:30 pm, Mr. Felix C. Lim

Selected issues in supplementary studio work.  Together with a faculty member, students specialize in one genre of studio work (illustration, drawing, painting, sculpture and the like) or handle a new genre altogether.

2 slots reserved for FA majors.



 
FA 180.2              Theater Production: Theater Production II
MWF, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Mr. Glenn S. Mas
 
This course seek to involve students in actual theatre production of an existing theatre company.  Students work for credit in various aspects of theatre work, as part of the production crew, and thus gain hands on experience in stage production prior to mounting their own independent productions.   

Please contact the Fine Arts Program office regarding this course before enlisting.
 
 

FA 190.2              Special Topics in Theater Arts:

                               Shakespeare in Theater Performance
T-Th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Mr. Glenn S. Mas
 
Study of Shakespeare's plays in performance. Subjects include the theatrical dynamics and production of selected plays in Shakespeare's playhouse and the theatrical and cultural study of significant productions in selected periods, such as modernism and postmodernism.



FA 190.5              Special Topics in Theater Arts:
                                Public Speaking
T-Th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Dr. Ricardo G. Abad
 
Students learn to plan, organize, write, and deliver the speeches they must give in the classroom, in their careers, and in their communities.  Drawing from the principles of speech communication in the theater, students learn to develop body, voice, and mind so that they can speak with confidence and clarity, be audience-centered at all times, use visual aids effectively, and deal with the unexpected in speech situations. Students also learn to give various types of speeches, apply teamwork skills when occasions demand it, develop critical skills, and maintain ethical standards in handling material and relating to listeners.

This course formerly known as “Storytelling as Performance Art.”
 
 
FA 198                 Seniors Creative Project I
Section A – Tutorial, Ms. Ma. Victoria T. Herrera

for AM Seniors

Section B – T,
4:30 – 7:30 pm, Ms. Rica B. Santos
 
for senior CW Majors and Minors
Section C - T,
4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mr. Michael-Ali D. Figueroa
 
for ID Majors
Section D – T,
4:30 – 7:30 pm, Ms. Melissa Vera M. Maramara
 
for Senior TA majors and minors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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