UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM: BA Film
The BA Film program, under the College of Mass Communication, admits freshman students who qualify through the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).
Applicants from other schools must satisfy all entrance requirements of the University. In addition, they must have a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.75 or better and pass an essay examination and interview, if applying for admission to the BA Film program.
Students from other units of the University, as well as those from other UP autonomous units, who have completed 30 units of academic courses in the first two semesters may apply for transfer.
They must: 1) have a minimum GWA/CWA of 2.25 in these courses and 2) pass the essay examination and interview, if applying for admission to the BA Film.
Application for admission from other UP System autonomous units as well as from other colleges and universities is open for first semester admission only. Application for shiftees from other UP Diliman units is open for first and second admission.
MASTER’S PROGRAM: MA Media Studies (FILM)
The applicant in the MA MS Film program should exemplify a very high degree of accomplishment in the desired field of study, must pass the interview conducted by a distinguished faculty panel, and must pass the written admission examination to be administered by a faculty committee from each program.
An applicant from countries outside of the Philippines must show proof of proficiency in English and/or Filipino. However, if the College’s department/institute (where the program is administered) so requires, an applicant must show proof of proficiency in both English and Filipino.
Foreign applicants who obtained their Master ’s degree abroad must show proof that they passed the standard Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 or 250 in the computer-based TOEFL.
An applicant admitted to the MA Media Studies (Film) program who does not have a background in film is required to take the undergraduate courses Film 102 (Philippine Cinema), Film 110 (Basic B&W Photography), and Film 131 (Narrative Film) prior to enrollment in major courses. However, one or more of these undergraduate courses may be waived if the applicant has both practical experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Communication.
For further inquiries, contact:
The Office of the College Secretary
UP College of Mass Communication
Plaridel Hall, Ylanan St., UP Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone: (+632) 981-8500 loc. 2675
College of Mass Communication Website: http://masscomm.upd.edu.ph/cmc-admissions