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The pioneering Culture and Arts Studies Center (CulArtS-C), proudly announcing the Southern Philippines’ leadership in Cultural Studies, has been established at the MSU-IIT.
The Center shall be a repository of studies, pedagogy, and creative productions. Adapted from the trans-disciplines of cultural studies notably that established by Richard Hoggart and Stuart Hall in the University of Birmingham, the principles developed in the 1960s are translated into new paradigms of study in the Philippine context.
Culture and the Arts shape experience and perception, and determine social order.
The Center’s position in North-Central Mindanao highlights its crucial role in the intersections of cultures.
The Center is mandated to also generate knowledge and a practice as it currently offers a graduate course with tracks in Performance Studies, Literature and Creative Writing, and Arts Administration.
Founder is Professor Steven P.C. Fernandez, DFA, also Founder of the Studies Program and Artistic Director of the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG).
The program approved by the University’s Board of Regents was established with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).