Degree Programs in UP College of Music

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE AND PERFORMING MUSICAL ARTS (DCPMA) BACHELOR OF MUSIC PROGRAM MASTER IN MUSIC DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MUSIC

 

Musical training in the various degree programs of the College is under the supervision and jurisdiction of the eight departments.

Conducting and Choral Ensemble Composition Keyboard Music Education
Musicology Strings Voice and Dance Winds and Percussion

 

For entrance requirements, click Admission. One may also contact the UP College of Music at 929-6963 or mail: gtmalicdem@up.edu.ph

 

Course lists per department program offerings.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC (CM) 3-year purely Music Program with concentration in the performing areas of Voice, Strings, Winds & Percussion.


DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE AND PERFORMING MUSICAL ARTS (DCPMA) A 4-year course of study with a heavy concentration on the applied and theoretical arts. The major areas available are Asian Music, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Composition, Dance, Instruments (Strings, Winds & Percussion), Music Education, Piano and Voice.


This is designed for students with outstanding performance ability who do not wish to work for a baccalaureate degree. Instituted in 1986, the DCPMA replaced the Teacher's Diploma, Artist Diploma, and Certificate of Proficiency.


A pre-baccaulaureate course, as was the practice when the College of Music was a Conservatory of Music, the program consists of a heavy concentration on performance and musicianship. Passing the UPCAT is not a requirement, but applicants must pass written, aural, solfegge examinations, and a performance audition. It is designed for students with outstanding performance ability who do not wish to work for a baccalaureate degree. The choice of major areas is much wider than that in the CM: piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brasswinds, percussion, conducting (band or choral), dance, Asian music, composition, and music education. Graduates may proceed to the BM course.

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BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM) A 5-year course of study with a wider coverage providing a well rounded preparation for a career in music. Major areas include Composition, Conducting (Band, Choral and Orchestral), Dance, Instruments (Strings, Winds and Percussion), Music Education, Musicology, Piano and Voice.


The program provides a well rounded preparation for a professional career in music revolving around a core of applied and theoretical subjects. The Bachelor of Music was first offered as a two year course (beyond the Teacher's Diploma) in 1930, a four-year course in 1949, and a five year course in 1959 due to the inclusion of the GE curriculum instituted by the University.


There are three requirements for admission: a) passing the UPCAT, b) passing the written, aural, solfegge examinations, and c) passing the performance auditions. The program aims to provide a solid foundation and well-rounded preparation for a professional career in music. The student may major in instruments (keyboard [piano], violin, guitar, woodwinds, brasswinds, percussion) voice, composition, conducting (band , choral, and orchestral), dance, musicology, and music education. The GE component consists of 42 units. Three public recitals are required.


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

MASTER OF MUSIC (MM) This is a 2-year course of study designed to develop a balance between depth in an area of specialization on the one hand a breadth of competence on the other. For inquiries and requirements, see the Graduate Program Office Rm 216.


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MUSIC

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