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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Creative Industries II; Performing Arts

Creative Industries II: Performing Arts is one of the specialized subjects under the arts and design career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Theater
    • Definition of Performing Arts
    • Explorations in Theater
      • Elements of Arts as applied in theater
      • Principles of composition as applied in theater
      • Story Building
      • Collective improvisation and devising stage works
  • Music
    • Sight reading and ear training
    • Ensemble/ Band playing
      • 1. Piano / Keyboard
      • 2. Guitar
      • 3. Banduria
      • 4. Wind instruments
      • 5. Traditional instruments
    • Choral singing and conducting
    • Different Dance Forms in the Philippines
      • Pre-colonial Philippine Dance
      • Regional Philippine Dances
        • Luzon
          • Occupational dances
            • Dinnaklisan
            • Binatbatan
        • Visayas
          • Saut sa Rarug
        • Mindanao
          • Pansak si Bangku
      • Repertory: Classical and Filipino Contemporary Dance
      • Social Dances
        • Rigodon
        • Ballroom dancing
    • Dance Lecture-Demonstration
    • Performing Arts-Related Industries and the Art Market
    • Performing arts in entertainment
    • Performing arts in education
    • Performing arts in development work

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Discussing the varieties, categories, and elements of various performing arts practices
  • Discussing the different elements of artistic expression as applied to a theater performance
  • Discussing the different principles of artistic organization as applied to a theater performance
  • Explaining the value of life stories as valuable sources of theater performances
  • Creating group skits that are evolved from personal stories
  • Performs short skits in front of an audience
  • Examining the merits of the skit performances
  • Reading melodies in simple meters and in major and minor keys
  • Notating simple melodies in major keys and in duple, triple, and quadruple meters
  • Recognizing melodic intervals visually and aurally
  • Playing with correct rhythm, good intonation, and good ensemble
  • Using appropriate position and fingering in playing simple pieces
  • Interpreting appropriate phrasing, articulation, and dynamics in performing instrumental pieces
  • Singing simple 2 or 3-part choral arrangements
  • Using proper enunciation and vocal techniques such as breathing and control
  • Interpreting and applying dynamic and tempo marks in singing
  • Conducting pieces in duple, triple, and quadruple meter using appropriate hand and arm gestures
  • Indicating attacks and releases clearly in conducting
  • Executing basic stance, forms, positions, and contextual meaning of the dance
  • Identifying the steps and movements of the dance with a visiting artist through execution
  • Analyzing the characteristics of classical and Filipino contemporary dance
  • Preparing a lecture-demonstration on dances supported by paper and audio-visual aids
  • Researching on the situation of performing arts-related industries
  • Presenting a report either individually or as a group on their findings on the skills, resources, and work opportunities available in performing arts-related industries

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the arts and design career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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