CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC (CM)
A three-year purely music program with concentration in the performing areas of voice, strings, winds & percussion.
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE AND PERFORMING MUSICAL ARTS (DCPMA)
A four-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 program is designed for students with outstanding performance ability, but who do not wish to earn a baccalaureate degree. In 1986, the DCPMA replaced the Teacher's Diploma, Artist Diploma, and Certificate of Proficiency.
As was the practice when the College was a Conservatory of Music, this re-baccaulaureate program consists of a heavy concentration on performance and musicianship. Passing the UPCAT is not a requirement. But applicants must pass written music theory, aural, solfegge examinations and a performance audition. It is designed for students with outstanding performance ability. Students choose a wider range of major areas than that in the CM i.e.:, piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brasswinds, percussion, conducting (band or choral), dance, Asian music, composition, and music education. Graduates may proceed to the BM course.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM)
A five-year course of study with a more comprehensive content, providing a well rounded preparation for a professional 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 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 mandatory General education (GE ) curriculum.
There are three requirements for admission to the BM program: a) passing the UPCAT, b) passing the written music theory, aural, solfegge examinations, and c) passing the performance auditions. The General education (GE ) component consists of 42 units. Three public recitals are required.
MASTER OF MUSIC (MM)
This is a two-year course of study designed to deepen ones
expertise in an area of music specialization (Performance,
research, composition). For inquiries and requirements, see the Graduate Program Office Room
216, Annex Building.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MUSIC
GOALS OF THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MUSIC
The Ph.D. program at the UP College of Music is
1. advance music scholarship in the country and in Southeast Asia that would reflect on-going changes at the local, regional, national, and world political economies,
2. explore current methods of music research and seek alternative ones that suit the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
3. explore new modes of learning in the study of expressive communication in the context of culture and human civilization.
PROGRAM STRUCTUREThe program is meant to address the demand and need for broader, more holistic and more integrative activities in the dimensions of music scholarship, creation, and pedagogy.
The program is designed to allow the student to optimize the combination of courses characterized by structured foundational knowledges and courses characterized by relevant content that is responsive to the achievement of individually meaningful research objectives.
The required courses are divided into:
A. Three (3) Core Courses: nine (9) units
B. Two (2) Special Topics Courses (Special Topics in Music): six (6) units
C. Two (2) Seminar Courses (Seminar in Music): two (2) units
D. Two (2) Directed Research Courses: four (4) units
E. Four Electives: twelve (12) units
1. Two (2) Music Electives: six (6) units
2.Two (2) Other Electives (i.e. not in/of the discipline of Music): six (6) units
F. Dissertation: equivalent to 12 units