THE University of the Philippines (UP)-Cebu recently launched its new masteral program, Master of Arts in Applied Arts and Design (MAAAD), at its campus in the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City.
The MAAAD program, which offers 36 units, was created through the efforts of UP; the Shu-Te University (STU) based in Kaoshiung, Taiwan; and the Cebu City Government.
UP Cebu chancellor Lisa Corro said that the university negotiated with the STU as early as last year on its plan to put up an offshore masteral program in Cebu.
STU was chosen by UP Cebu to help in developing its MAAAD program because of its multi-awarded College of Design.
Dr. Chu Yuan Hsiang, STU former president, said that Cebu will be their first offshore master’s program partner in the Philippines.
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, one of the guest speakers during the program launching, said that STU’s deal with UP Cebu will help connect Cebu’s students with leading design industries.