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.

Admission Requirements:

  1. 1. Accomplished application form:

              Application Form

  1. 2. Certificate of Non-contract
  2. 3. Good Moral Character from College
  3. 4. True Copy of Grades of the previous semesters including the current semester

BA Film:

  • - At least 30 units of course credits
  • - GWA/CWA of 2.25 or better
  • - Written Exam & Interview


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.

Admission Requirements:

  1. 1. Must be a holder of bachelor’s degree and/or masters degree for PhD applicants
  2. 2. Must pass the written entrance examination and interview
  3. 3. Must have a GWA of 2.0 or better for MA in Communication, MA in Journalism, and MAMS Broadcast; 2.25 or better for MAMS Film; and 1.75 for PhD in Communication and PhD in Media Studies
  4. 4. Must submit the following:
  • - Application for admission duly accomplished
  • (download from UP CMC website
  • - Letter of application addressed to the Dean of the College
  • - Transcript of records (original and photocopy)
  • - Diploma – undergraduate and/ or graduate (original and photocopy)
  • - Two (2) 2x2 inch picture
  • - Certified true copy of birth certificate (original and photocopy)
  • - A photo copy of marriage contract (for married women only)
  • - Three (3) recommendations for admission duly filled out by competent individuals who are in the best position to assess applicant’s potential for graduate work
  • - TOEFL (for foreign applicants only)
  • - A non-refundable application fee of P200 for local applicants and US $50 for foreign applicants

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: