Department of Literature

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing (4 years)

The B.A. Creative Writing Program is a four-year program that is designed to nurture and guide aspiring student writers in the four major genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. It will also teach them to write in the special forms of creative writing, like writing for children and young adult, scriptwriting for film and television, speculative fiction, literary journalism, travel writing, food writing, nature writing, and even literary translation. The creative writing classes consist of both lecture sessions, in which literary models (professional examples in the different types and forms of creative writing) will be analyzed, highlighting the effectiveness of their literary techniques and rhetorical strategies, and workshop sessions, in which the creative writing drafts of the students will be critiqued by the professor and their peers. The program also has a strong literature component which will expose creative writing students to literature subjects that will help them improve their own writing craft, like Philippine Literary History, The Great Books, Anglo-American Literature, Latin American Literature, etc. The final intended learning outcome of the entire program is the production of a creative writing thesis in the form of a book-length manuscript of a collection of poems, short stories, CNF pieces, or plays.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (4 years)

The program acquaints the students with various literary exemplars created in the specific historical junctures and in particular spatial locations; the creative process that occasions imaginative and intellectual labor, the literary trends and movements which impress upon the writer’s consciousness and work; the critical approaches and theoretical apparati which interrogatives the nature and purview of literature, as well as the functions and locations of different agencies of production, dissemination and consumption of miscellaneous texts in the wide web of Literary Cultural Studies.

Center of Development

Career Opportunities

translators (scripts / documents) scriptwriter copywriter
editor textbook writer lecturer
Faculty Members

AGUILA, AUGUSTO ANTONIO A.

Rank: Professor 1 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in English (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Marketing (San Sebastian College – Manila, Philippines)

ALVAREZ, MA. AILIL B.ust-f-ab-lit-alvarez-ma-ailil-b-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ARRIOLA, JOYCE L.ust-f-ab-lit-arriola-joyce-l-2016-phd-2x2-gray

Rank: Professor 4 / Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Doctor of Philosophy in Literature (Summa cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Journalism (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BAÑADERA, KIMBERLY ROSE ANNE A.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BINAS, RONALD H.

Rank: Instructor 2

Degree

Bachelor in Theater Arts (Cum Laude) (University of the Philippines – Dililman, Quezon City, Philippines)

CABATU, MARY CAMILLE S.
Rank: Instructor 1Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CRISOLOGO, KIMBERLY MAE J.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DECAMORA, LAWDENMARC Y.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor in Communication Arts (Angeles University Foundation – Pampanga, Philippines)

DEL PRADO, JOHN ANDREW M.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DELOS REYES, JOSELITO D.

Rank: Assistant Professor 4

Degrees

Doktor sa Pilosopiya sa Araling Filipino – Wika, Kultura, Midya (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Master sa Sining sa Araling Filipino – Wika, Kultura, Midya (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Secondary Education in Social Science (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

DUERME, YNCA ANN EVE A.
Rank: Instructor1Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ESTRADA, ROMA

Rank: Instructor 2

Degree

Bachelor of Secondary Education in English (Magna cum Laude) (Adamson University – Manila, Philippines)

GALAN, RALPH S.UST FACULTY AB Lit - GALAN Ralph S (2012, MA - 2x2 Gray)

Rank: Associate Professor 1 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in English Studies: Creative Writing (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Magna cum Laude) (Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology – Iligan, Philippines)

GRAJO, JEANETTE P.

Rank: Assistant Professor 5

Degrees

Master of Arts in Educational Management (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GUEVARA, NERISA D.

Rank: Associate Professor 1 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

HIBEK, ELMER C.

Rank: Professor 2

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Teaching in English (Laguna College of Business and Arts – Laguna, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in Filipino (Magna cum Laude) (Laguna College of Business and Arts – Laguna, Philippines)

HIDALGO, CRISTINA P.

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 4

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Master of Arts in English Literature (Summa cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LACUATA, MA. JUANA P.

Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Doctor in Educational Management (National Teachers College – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Language and Literature (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Education (Administration and Supervision) (Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Education in English, minor in Mathematics (National Teachers College – Manila, Philippines)

LEDESMA, JAN RAEN CARLO M.
Rank: Instructor 4Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LOPEZ, FERDINAND M.ust-f-ab-lit-lopez-ferdinand-m-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Associate Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Arts in Literature (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MABBAYAD, BIEN S.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MANILA, ZAIRA VIVIEN M.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MARFIL, DAWN MARIE NICOLE L.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Creative Writing (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MARTINEZ, KRISTINE MAY D.

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature Teaching (Ateneo de Manila, University – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Tourism (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

NACHOR, JONATHAN N.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Education in Drama Education and Theater Arts (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Secondary Education in English (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

NOGOT, CHRISTINE IVY A.

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature Teaching (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Secondary Education in English (La Salle College – Antipolo City, Philippines)

ONG, JAEZAMIE V.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor on Secondary Education in English (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PADILLA, EDWARD JOHN C.

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Arts in Education in English (National Teachers College – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Secondary Education in English (Cum Laude) (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

PARFAN, BENEDICT B.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PASCUAL, CHUCKBERRY J.

Rank: Assistant Professor 5/ Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Philippine Studies (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in Filipino (Cum Laude) (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

PEREÑA, FELICIDAD G.

Rank: Professor 1

Degrees

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Summa Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Magna Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PEREZ, MA. ELOISA S.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Arts in Literature (Meritissimus) (Bicol University – Bicol, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in English (Cum Laude) (Bicol University – Bicol Philippines)

QUILING, TITO JR. R.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Arts in Media Studies in Film (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SANCHEZ, MARY MARGARET Q.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SAUZ, MAXIMO JR. B.

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master in English (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in English (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

SIAO, JAYMEE T.

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Arts in Philippine Studies (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

TABIRARA, NARCISA N.

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

TABLIZO, NICOLE R.
Rank: Instructor 1Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

TORRES, POCHOLO ANTON N.

Rank: Instructor 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

UNGRIANO, ALLAN ROY M.

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Arts in Teaching (Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Music Education (Centro Escolar University – Manila, Philippines)

URQUIOLA, LUCIANA L.

Rank: Associate Professor 3

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in English (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

Master in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

VALERIO, EMMANUEL D.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

VALOIS, WILFREDO M.

Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in English (Laguna State Polytechnic University – Laguna, Philippines)

Bachelor of Secondary Education in English (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

WIGLEY, JOHN JACK G.

Rank: Associate Professor 4 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Literature (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Literature (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in English (Holy Angel University – Pampanga, Philippines)