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AB in Multimedia Arts in the Philippines

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Program Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts (AB MMA) is a four-year degree program designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in multimedia design and development. The program covers core skills in communications, programming, graphic design, combined with digital media and the internet.  It also allows students to gain conceptual, technical, aesthetic, and professional skills for innovative storytelling on all media forms. The AB MMA program is a mix of Information Technology (IT) and audiovisual arts and offers students course cycles in computer graphics, 2D and 3D animation, video production, digital photography, digital sound engineering, and game authoring.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Multimedia Arts are encouraged to take the Arts and Design track. It provides students with the necessary skills needed in the performative and creative field. Skills in music, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and dance are taught in this track. This will help students prepare for their college journey.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Basic drafting for multimedia arts
  • Broadcasting principles and practices
  • 2D graphics and 2D animation
  • 3D graphics and 3D animation
  • Advertising Principles and Practices
  • Video Editing and Production
  • Communication Media Laws and Ethics
  • Media Management and Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS)
and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of Multimedia Arts are expected to be able to:

  • Execute projects in all medium
  • Develop communication materials in different formats
  • Apply theories, models, principles, and practices of the discipline
  • Conduct research in communication in research

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in various creative agencies and institutions.


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

The AB in Multimedia Arts does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of Multimedia Arts may pursue a career path in various creative agencies and institutions. They may apply for roles such as a web designer, logo designer, illustrator, visual image developer, graphic designer, package designer, visual journalist, layout artist, and content developer.

Reviews of AB in Multimedia Arts graduates:

A. L.
◈ Studied BS in Multimedia Arts (slightly different course)
◈ At De La Salle - College Of Saint Benilde
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletAbout my college education: You learn a lot using different media such as 2d and 3d animation, photography, gaming, videography, and etc.. .It's like a little of everything you know about arts.

There are a lot of things you will learn in studying BS in Multimedia Arts and one thing you will really learn is to know how to time manage properly. If you don't manage your time wisely, you might fail one of your subjects. Well for me, the most difficult project I encounter was video production. There are a lot of steps for you in order to make a good production. You have to research, make script, set schedule for your artist, set up lights, shoot, edit, render. After those hard work, you will feel happy because you were able to make a movie.

Passing the exams was sometimes difficult especially when you have two major subjects that are due on the same date. You also don't know which subject you should prioritize that's why some students tend to fail or had to repeat subjects.

One trait I learn in succeeding in this course is perseverance. You need to persevere in order to achieve your goal.

list bulletMy current job: My job requires answering client calls and emails, layouting and designing, proofing, then send it to printer.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Typography, photography, web designing, layouting, desiging, animation, video production, etc...

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 2 -3 Weeks

list bulletDo I recommend studying : In the Philippines, as a fresh BS in Multimedia Arts I expect to earn at least 15,000 php. If you are a more experienced employee, expect around 25,000 - 30,000 php.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: If you don't know how to draw, don't be afraid cause they will really teach you how to draw. Also, learn to enjoy!
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