GOALS OF THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MUSIC
The Ph.D. program at the UP College of Music is designed to:
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.
The 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