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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Developing Filipino Identity in the Arts

Developing Filipino Identity in the 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:

  • Rooting Myself: An artist’s personal inventory
    • Who am I?
    • What is the Philippines to me?
    • What is my relationship to my community/ country?
    • What are the art forms in my community?
    • As an artist, what can I contribute to my community/country?
  • Social, political, economic and other issues affecting the different arts in the community
  • Appropriation and integration of traditional and /or local art into other art forms

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

  • Conducting a research on cultural and artistic practices of your community
  • Creating a cultural map of your community
  • Constructing an identity of your community based on its culture and arts
  • Discussing issues arising from the experience of culture mapping with peers
  • Proposing possible ideas that could address these issues
  • Articulating the process of appropriation and integration of traditional and/or local art forms into your own art work
  • Creating a work of art/performance /creative event that addresses, tackles, or highlights local and national identity

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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