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DepEd Memo No. 139,s.2011 (Original Pilipino Music Development Program For Secondary Schools)
The Song Writing Course for 4th year Philippine High School Students
Original Pilipino Music Development Program developed by KLIK, DepEd and OPM
// What is SPA?
Special Program in the Arts (SPA) is designed to cater to the needs of students who are talented in the arts.
The Special Program in the Arts aims to developstudents with special inclination to music, visual arts, theater arts, creative writing, media arts and dance to:
• express their ideas and feelings through their choosen art forms:
• manifest a sense of nationalism through deepened appreciation of Filipino culture and arts;
• demonstrate aesthetic awareness and perception;
• understand and appreciate other nations culture; and
• be equipped with the general skills and attitudes, the habits of heart and mind needed in preparation for life and work in postmodern society regardless of their choosen career
The Special Program in Arts (SPA) is a program for students with potential talents in the Arts, namely, Music, Visual Arts, Theater Arts, Media Arts, Creative Writing and Dance.
The Program offers a comprehensive secondary education centered in the arts, covering a range of art forms and deciplines. To be considered a school with SPA, a minimum offering of five art areas is required. However, a school may start to offer less than five areas while preparing to become one. Arts education is an integral component of a balanced educational program and also provides the background for post-secondary level work.
// Curricular Offerings
The curriculum of the SPA is the general high school curriculum. The general education subject will be an integral part and will be broaden understanding of the arts. Values Education shall be integrated in all Specialization subjects
The program offers six areas: music, visual arts, theather arts, creative writing, media arts and dance. Two periods daily will be allotted for applied arts, whichever area a student will choose. The ten hours per week for applied arts will be divided into:
• Four hours for major courses work (e.g. Music - Instrumental or Voice Visual Arts - Painting) • Four hours for cognate/supplementary/minor course (History, Literature, Research and Creative Work) • Two hour Interdisciplinary Studies (Collaborative Studies and Techniques)
The music program is designed for music students with interest in vocal or instrumental music. The regional high schools may differ in their course offerings depending on their geographical location. A region in Mindanao may offer Kulintang music, NCR may offer piano. The language of instruction will be English.
The visual arts program will help students discover what they can produce through their creativity with local arts such as painting, print making creative crafts and designing sculpture etc. The Ilocos region may offer pottery, another region may offer mat making or woodcarving. The language of instruction will ne English
There is a great deal of emphasis on group work skills and live performance on spoken text in a number of styles and genres in the theater Regions may also use their own theater art forms as materials. The language of instruction will be bilingual
Students will be trained to explore and write their own ideas and experiences. They will study and work on all genres like poetry, fiction, nonfiction,etc. The study and use of local materials like their own folklore will be encouraged. The language of instruction will be bilingual.
The media arts program teaches students to use elements and tools of current and emerging technologies to create works and express feelings and ideas. Students will be trained to critique and create work through photography, video, audio, interactive media etc. The language of instruction will be English
Students will develop techniques, movement, vocabulary, and a deeper understanding of dance as a form of communication and expression. Dance offerings may include folk, ballet and jazz. Emphasis should be given on the native dances of the region. The language of instruction will be English.