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AB in Broadcast Journalism in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism aims to provide students with knowledge and relevant skills regarding journalism in both print and broadcast settings.

This program includes theories and concepts in broadcasting, film and theatre and other aspects of audio-visual communication. It aims to produce graduates who are competent in the use of communication media such as television, radio and electronic media.

What are the admission requirements for AB in Broadcast Journalism in the Philippines?


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and school guidance counsellor certifying to the applicant’s work and from a prominent member of the community
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

How long does it take to complete AB in Broadcast Journalism in the Philippines?


The AB in Broadcast Journalism program takes 4 years to complete.

What subjects are included in the AB in Broadcast Journalism program?


  • Technical and Scientific Writing and Editing
  • Broadcast News Gathering and Reporting
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Mass Communications Practicum
  • The Radio, Drama & TV Writing
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Elementary Foreign Language
  • Business Comm. & Reporting
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Audio-Visual Communication
  • Media Research Techniques
  • News Reporting and Editing
  • Arts / Humanities Elective
  • TV and Radio Announcing
  • Adv. Comm. Arts & Skills
  • Survey of Mathematics
  • Elements of Statistics
  • Electronic Newsroom
  • Methods of Research
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • English Composition
  • Journalistic Writing
  • University Seminar
  • Broadcast Writing
  • Sound Production
  • World Literature
  • Global Societies
  • TV Production
  • Senior Project
  • Speech

What are the career opportunities for graduates of AB in Broadcast Journalism in the Philippines?


  • Sports/news reporters on television or the radio
  • Broadcaster/newsreader
  • Newspaper columnists
  • Nonlinear editor
  • Photographers
  • News editors
  • Researcher
  • Journalists
  • Producer
  • Reporter
  • Director
  • Writer

Reviews of AB in Broadcast Journalism graduates:

A. M.
Studied BS in Broadcast Journalism (slightly different course)
at Polytechnic University of the Philippines , Manila
Graduated: 1983

Why did I choose this course:
Because during that time, Mass Communication was very in demand. And I believed that this course will really uplift my personality.

About my college education:
I've learned to develop my personality, my grammar in English and Tagalog. The most difficult subjects were Logic, Accounting & Spanish. The most useful things I've learned were speaking fluent in English, right accent and personality development.

Passing exams was difficult, since it was a State University, they will not accept students who have a low IQ. A lot of my classmates in elementary failed the entrance exam. And yes, many students decided to shift to another course, because they found out that Broadcast Journalism was one of the most difficult and expensive courses, during that time.

You should have a positive attitude and eagerness to learn for succeeding in this course.

My current job:
I am an Executive Secretary, reporting directly to the President of the company.


Am I using what I learned in college:
My good communication skills (both English and Tagalog). My typing skills, my confidence upon myself.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took me 6 months before I started my career as a Department Secretary in the largest bookstore in our country.

Do I recommend studying BS in Broadcast Journalism:
Nowadays, Broadcast Journalism is no longer in demand, instead Information Technology is the best course. Although, it can be useful in taking up this course, since Call Center is a fast growing industry, a good communication is really required when applying for this job.

The salary is not to attractive from the start, but in the near future, you will earn what you are expecting.

It is an interesting career, especially if you will be assigned in different networks in our country.
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