Member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts

Theater Arts Program, Department of Fine Arts, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

The Ateneo de Manila University -- a Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit University, founded in 1859 -- seeks to preserve, extend, and communicate truth and apply it to human development and the preservation of the environment. Its Department of Fine Arts upholds artistic excellence shaped by a rigorous practice of craft, a critical appreciation of theory and history, and a heightened sense of imagination and expression. Moreover, it values all these in the context of the Filipino sensibility and service to others. Within this Department, the Theater Arts Program exposes students to the range of theater activities, onstage and offstage, stimulating their imagination with a wide repertoire of skills, an ability to collaborate within and across disciplines as well as nations, and a passion to connect with global and local issues. By doing so, the program hopes to increase the number of trained and socially conscious persons in professional and community theater or in film, radio, or television.

Theater Arts Program, Department of Fine Arts, Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Ave.
Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108

Email: finearts.soh(at)

Phone: (02) 426-6001 local 5330-5331
Fax: (02) 426-5990

Ricardo Abad

Ricardo Abad
Professor Emeritus
Representative for the ITI/UNESCO Network

rabad(at) or rickygabad(at)
(02) 4266001, local 5331

Martin Villanueva

Martin Villanueva

(02)4266001 local 5330

Glenn Sevilla Mas

Glenn Sevilla Mas
Theater Arts Coordinator

(02) 4266001, local 5331

Daniel Roan Cortezano

Daniel Roan Cortezano

(02) 4266001, local 5394

  • Department / Faculty dedicated to Performing Arts

    Teaching Languages
  • English and Filipino

    Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor BA and Master MA

    Faculties / Departments
  • Theatre History & Research
  • Dramatic Literature History & Research
  • Playwriting
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Music Theatre
  • Movement
  • Technical Theater
  • for local and for foreign students
  • foreign students accepted for BA, MA
  • the Institution offers grants for local students
  • local language courses available for foreign students
  • There are open calls for students

    Teachers/Educator Related Information
  • Local educators allowed
  • Foreign educators allowed on permanent basis, on invitation or call
  • Foreign educators allowed on temporary invitation, on invitation or call

    ITI/UNESCO Network Projects currently involved
  • 1st Student Festival in Segovia Spain
  • UNESCO/ITI Assembly in Shanghai