University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters
|University of the Philippines Diliman
College of Arts and Letters
|Dean||Dr. Flora Elena R. Mirano|
|Location||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Former names||College of Liberal Arts|
The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is one of the academic units in the University of the Philippines Diliman, located along Osmeña Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, offering many degree programs in the field of arts, literature, linguistics among many others. CAL is housed at three establishments – at the CAL Main Building (where most of the classes are held), Bulwagang Rizal (or Rizal Hall, also known as the Faculty Center) beside Osmeña Avenue, and the Vargas Museum (dedicated to former U.P. alumnus Jorge Vargas, and features the collection of Fernando Amorsolo's artworks as well as the Filipiniana Research Center). The current college dean of CAL is Prof. Elena Rivera Mirano. She succeeded Prof. and National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario.
In 1910, the University of the Philippines established a College of Philosophy, Science and Letters, soon renamed the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. On 30 September, 1976, the College was divided to make it more manageable into three divisions. The Humanities division evolved into the College of Arts and Letters.
The College of Arts and Letters contains the Department of English and Comparative Literature, which dates back to 1910 under the original name Department of English; the Department of European Languages, originally founded in 1910 as multiple distinct languages; the Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts (1959, then titled the Department of Speech Communication and Drama); the Department of Art Studies (1959, then the Department of Humanities); and the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature (1966).
- Department of Art Studies
- Department of English and Comparative Literature
- Department of European Languages
- Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature
- Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts
- Institute of Creative Writing
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