COURSE OFFERED

UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies

* to transition to Bachelor in Human Services

As a Buddhist-affiliated college, we started with a program in Buddhist Studies, recognizing that Buddhism, as a 2500 year old religion and philosophy, offers a wealth of knowledge and skills. We are transitioning the program to Human Services, which will allow more practical applications of Buddhist Studies, integrated with psychology, social work, sociology and other related fields, geared towards improving the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

BACHELOR OF PERFORMING ARTS (DANCE)

The Dance Program offers a holistic program designed to produce dance artists trained in techniques in several genres of dance, with strong foundations on ballet and contemporary dance. Complementary to embodied training is the grounding practice with theories that allow imaginative and unique ways of dancing and choreographing the body and space. Co-curricular activities allow students to practice their craft with professionals and explore different facets of artistic production.

BACHELOR OF PERFORMING ARTS (THEATRE)

The Theater Program offers comprehensive training in theater, from acting to the production of theater props and costumes to stagecraft to semiotics and playwriting to pedagogy – focusing on the training of the students as artists, creators, and community builders. Our definition of the scope of theater includes film, television, and the moving arts. Students tackle Philippine, Asian, and international plays, probing into important issues of dramaturgy and cultural sensitivity. The faculty includes experts in innovative and transformational theater.

BACHELOR OF PERFORMING ARTS (Music Theatre)

The BPA Music Theatre is a praxis-driven degree program that aims to produce artist-performers of musicals of various genres. Mentored by some of the country’s finest practitioners, students receive specialized vocal training integrated with intensive classes in dance and theater, and are provided with opportunities to perform in various institutional and professional productions.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences

Major in Fitness and Sports Coaching Program

The Sports Program offers training for competency in science-based sports, in particular basketball and track and field. Foundational human kinetics courses include anatomy, physiology, nutrition and psychology. Students are then able to choose from among different strands, from sports coaching to the teaching of physical education, from gym management to exercise and fitness programs, and recreational sports. Students are exposed to competitive sports throughout their stay in college, and since the start of the Sports Science Program, our varsity teams have excelled and won in many league competitions, both here and overseas.

Development Programs

SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Sports Development Program unit supports the college’s vision and mission of cultivating the innate talents of sports-inclined students, grounded on the principles and practices of Humanistic Buddhism and Life Education, relevant and applicable to various aspects of society and thus making a difference in the student-athletes’ professional and personal lives.

Men's basketball team

Emerged and inspired from the Sports Development Program, Guang Ming College opened the program in Sports Science to develop individuals who have the competencies to function effectively as science-oriented sports specialists prepared to work in an environment characterized by technological advances. It also aims to establish linkages with different associations locally and internationally to improve the sports development program of the college.

athletics team

Emerged and inspired from the Sports Development Program, Guang Ming College opened the program in Sports Science to develop individuals who have the competencies to function effectively as science-oriented sports specialists prepared to work in an environment characterized by technological advances. It also aims to establish linkages with different associations locally and internationally to improve the sports development program of the college.

pep squad

Emerged and inspired from the Sports Development Program, Guang Ming College opened the program in Sports Science to develop individuals who have the competencies to function effectively as science-oriented sports specialists prepared to work in an environment characterized by technological advances. It also aims to establish linkages with different associations locally and internationally to improve the sports development program of the college.

Music Development Program

The Theatre Program is designed to nurture 21st century scholars and culture-bearers who grasp the multidisciplinary nature of theatre as well as its historical legacies and contemporary challenges. The Theatre Program is taught by both young and experienced Filipino Contemporary artists and scholars for theatre, film, and television. It includes courses on Acting Technique, Asian Theatre, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stagecraft, Technical Theatre, Theatre Studies, and other cognate courses that cultivate the students to become innovative and transformational artists responsive to economical, technological, and societal shifts.

GUANG MING HARMONIES

The Theatre Program is designed to nurture 21st century scholars and culture-bearers who grasp the multidisciplinary nature of theatre as well as its historical legacies and contemporary challenges. The Theatre Program is taught by both young and experienced Filipino Contemporary artists and scholars for theatre, film, and television. It includes courses on Acting Technique, Asian Theatre, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stagecraft, Technical Theatre, Theatre Studies, and other cognate courses that cultivate the students to become innovative and transformational artists responsive to economical, technological, and societal shifts.

GUANG MING RITMO

The Theatre Program is designed to nurture 21st century scholars and culture-bearers who grasp the multidisciplinary nature of theatre as well as its historical legacies and contemporary challenges. The Theatre Program is taught by both young and experienced Filipino Contemporary artists and scholars for theatre, film, and television. It includes courses on Acting Technique, Asian Theatre, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stagecraft, Technical Theatre, Theatre Studies, and other cognate courses that cultivate the students to become innovative and transformational artists responsive to economical, technological, and societal shifts.

GUANG MING CUERDAS

The Theatre Program is designed to nurture 21st century scholars and culture-bearers who grasp the multidisciplinary nature of theatre as well as its historical legacies and contemporary challenges. The Theatre Program is taught by both young and experienced Filipino Contemporary artists and scholars for theatre, film, and television. It includes courses on Acting Technique, Asian Theatre, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stagecraft, Technical Theatre, Theatre Studies, and other cognate courses that cultivate the students to become innovative and transformational artists responsive to economical, technological, and societal shifts.

ARTISTs' RESIDENCY PROGRAM​

The Artists’ Residency Program (ARP) oversees and manages the creative productions and processes of the Guang Ming College campuses (Tagaytay, Manila, and Cebu), in collaboration with GMC offices, including the Office of Student Affairs and International Mobility and the Office of the Academic Affairs.


ARP, headed by National Artist Alice Reyes as the Artistic Director, is a team of artists-in-residence that designs programs for students to have intensive and integrated mentorship of the knowledge and skills needed for contemplative creativity, including artistic performance, repertory process, scripting and choreography, staging and theatre design, musicianship, management and entrepreneurship.

Guang Ming Dance Project

The BPA Music Theatre is a praxis-driven degree program that aims to produce artist-performers of musicals of various genres. Mentored by some of the country’s finest practitioners, students receive specialized vocal training integrated with intensive classes in dance and theater, and are provided with opportunities to perform in various institutional and professional productions.

Life Education Programs
Central to its education mandate is Life Education which builds culture makers, scientists, and professionals that not only meet local and foreign industry needs, but train them to serve a civic purpose: to engage in praxis and participate meaningfully in public life. Educational praxis creates a world that is liveable and humane, with students having learned from critical praxis or critical and reflective thinking as one of our alternative pedagogic tools – scholars and graduates from GMC are trained to think and produce solutions for human problems, in the interest of building the integrity and resources of communities.

AGROECOLOGY

The Dance Program develops holistic dance artists in the Philippines skilled to become dancers, choreographers, teachers, managers, writers, and researchers upon graduation. Courses offered are those required in the CHED curriculum such as dance technique, composition, theory and criticism, history, management, and music. The curriculum is reinforced through co-curricular activities that train students to take up various roles to experience dance and cultural production as a whole, and is strengthened by its partnership with the Alice Reyes Dance Philippines that provides students with professional ballet technique, and professional experience.

CULTURAL HERITAGE

The Dance Program develops holistic dance artists in the Philippines skilled to become dancers, choreographers, teachers, managers, writers, and researchers upon graduation. Courses offered are those required in the CHED curriculum such as dance technique, composition, theory and criticism, history, management, and music. The curriculum is reinforced through co-curricular activities that train students to take up various roles to experience dance and cultural production as a whole, and is strengthened by its partnership with the Alice Reyes Dance Philippines that provides students with professional ballet technique, and professional experience.

MINDFULNESS FOR COMPASSION AND WELL-BEING

(IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FRIENDLYCARE FOUNDATION)

Adhering to CHED Memorandum No. 33 (Series of 2017),  The Bachelor in Human Services (BhumServ) program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to impact individuals, families, and communities positively. This interdisciplinary program integrates theories and practices from social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, and other related fields to prepare students for human service careers.

EMERGENCY RESPONDER

The Theatre Program is designed to nurture 21st century scholars and culture-bearers who grasp the multidisciplinary nature of theatre as well as its historical legacies and contemporary challenges. The Theatre Program is taught by both young and experienced Filipino Contemporary artists and scholars for theatre, film, and television. It includes courses on Acting Technique, Asian Theatre, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stagecraft, Technical Theatre, Theatre Studies, and other cognate courses that cultivate the students to become innovative and transformational artists responsive to economical, technological, and societal shifts.

PLANT-BASED FOUNDATIONS

(IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTER FOR CULINARY ARTIST)

Emerged and inspired from the Sports Development Program, Guang Ming College opened the program in Sports Science to develop individuals who have the competencies to function effectively as science-oriented sports specialists prepared to work in an environment characterized by technological advances. It also aims to establish linkages with different associations locally and internationally to improve the sports development program of the college.

Self and Family Care

(IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTER FOR CULINARY ARTIST)

Emerged and inspired from the Sports Development Program, Guang Ming College opened the program in Sports Science to develop individuals who have the competencies to function effectively as science-oriented sports specialists prepared to work in an environment characterized by technological advances. It also aims to establish linkages with different associations locally and internationally to improve the sports development program of the college.