Master of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts

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We are a Catholic institution of learning dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the theoretical and applied fields through quality graduate education that is comprehensive and responsive to the needs of society.

We are committed to the formation of scholars and high-quality professionals who are ethical, competent, compassionate, and committed to the service of their respective professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community.


We envision a Graduate School that stands for excellence and innovation and that is globally recognized for its distinct degree programs and quality research outputs.

Goals and Objectives

The Graduate School commits itself to develop: 

  1. Competent professionals who, inspired by the ideals of St. Antoninus of Florence, promote excellence in the production, advancement, and transmission of specialized knowledge and skills in the sciences, the arts, and community service; 
  2. Scholarly researchers and creative thinkers who, kindled by St. Thomas Aquinas’s ardour for truth, aspire to become fonts of intellectual creativity and, in their quest for quality research, are proficient and critical in assessing and communicating information in various fields that impact the professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community; 
  3. Professional Christian leaders who, touched by St. Dominic de Guzman’s apostolic fire and warmed by Mary’s motherly care, articulate ethics and truth, high level of moral maturity in resolving issues and promoting social justice and compassion for the poor, and care for the environment; 
  4. Globally engaged citizens who, with ardent advocacy for life, promote a deeper understanding of tolerance and justice as well as linguistic, religious, and cultural diversities as a result of precise evaluation of modern problems and inquiries; 
  5. Committed scholars who, nurtured by the dogmas of Christian faith and values, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth through the promotion of an intellectual culture that values academic rigor and freedom of scientific investigations; and 
  6. Lifelong learners who, empowered by St. Antoninus of Florence’s zeal for learning, are committed to the advancement of a higher culture through a continuous search for intellectual inquiries and new knowledge as well as faithfulness to Catholic intellectual traditions. 
Program Intended Learning Outcomes

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Program Curriculum

Pre-Requisite Courses

GS 500 -St. Thomas and Critical Thinking

As the philosophical foundation of Research Methodology, it is a study of the principles of and skills in critical thinking according to St. Thomas Aquinas in the three areas of mental cognition: simple apprehension, judgment and reasoning; and of common fallacies towards the acquisition of the art of argumentation.


GS 501 – Research Methodology for Cultural
Heritage Studies The course introduces learners of Cultural Heritage Studies to formal, academic research that provides the theoretical grounding for conservation or preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and initiates appropriate conservation measures.

Core Courses

FA 600 -Advance Theories in Art and Design 

FA 601 – Issues and Perspectives in Art and Design 

FA 602 – Historiography of Philippine Art and Design 

Specialization Courses

Major in Painting and Sculpture

FA 610-Advanced Work in Visual Art Representation

FA 611 -Advanced Work in Mural and Monumental Representation

FA 612 -Advanced Work in Abstract Art and New Media

FA 613 -Advanced Work in Multi-Media Production

FA 614-SeminarWorkshop in Non-Mainstream Materials

CHS 105 – Introduction to Conservation Theories and Practices

FA 624 – Exhibition Design

FA 634 – Design Education, Theory and Practice 

Seminars: Practitioners’ Lecture & Critique


Major in Visual Communication A 630 – Creative Methodologies

FA 631 – Transformation Design

FA 632 – Advanced Visual Language & Cross-Disciplinary Strategies

FA 633 – Advanced Multi-Media Production FA 634- Design Education, Theory and Practice

Terminal Requirements

Written Comprehensive Examinations (WCE)

TW I – 3 units (Thesis Proposal)

TW II – 3 units (Research Colloquium)

TW Ill – 3 units (Thesis Defense)

Summary of Program Requirements
Degree Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
Core Courses
Specialization Courses
Cognate Courses
Written Comprehensive Exams
      Thesis Writing I
      Thesis Writing II
      Thesis Writing III