2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila






Mass Communication Department

From its humble beginnings in 1983, the Mass Communication Department is now one of the biggest departments in the School of Arts and Sciences. The department boasts of state-of-the-art radio and television studios, advanced production equipment, and faculty members who are a mix of academicians and media practitioners.

The department offers students four minor programs: Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Development Communication and Print Journalism. Each minor track features theoretical grounding and skills training developed by experts in each discipline, in order to provide students with knowledge in a specific field while maintaining a strong core of communication and media subjects.

Philosophy and Mission Statement

The Mass Communication Department envisions a media and communication environment that is:

• free and independent,
• critical, vigilant and pro-active,
• responsible,
• nationalistic,
• inclusive, pluralistic and accessible to all,
• empowering and transformative, and,
• committed to the advocacy of gender fairness, ecological harmony, social justice, and peace.

Towards this end, the Department commits itself to become the country’s leading institution in the formation and education of Filipino women media and communication practitioners by providing a media and communication program anchored on Filipino and Christian-Benedictine values, academic excellence, public service, and social responsibility.


The Department envisions students, graduates and media and communication practitioners who are:

• competent, skilled and creative,
• critical yet responsible,
• living examples of Benedictine Ora et Labora,
• empowered and empowering,
• passionate agents of social transformation, and,
• committed advocates of gender fairness, ecological harmony, social justice, and peace.

General Objectives

The Mass Communication program aims to facilitate student learning in the theoretical and practical aspects of the following areas of media and communication:  writing, production, and research.  

Contact Us

School of Arts and Sciences
Dean’s Office Landline: (632) 8567-7686 (local 2292)
Faculty Landline: (632) 8567-7686 (locals 2279, 2277, and 2230)

St. Scholastica’s College Manila
2560 Leon Guinto Street, 
Malate, Metro Manila 

Specifically, the Mass Communication program aims to develop the following competencies among its students: 

• Proficiency and imaginativeness through writing courses,
• Technical skills and creativity through production work,
• Discipline, investigative skills, and critical discernment through research projects; and
• A deep sense of social responsibility, gender and ecological sensitivity in their professional and personal lives.



Mastery of the history, foundations,  principles, nature and characteristics of media and communication

– Ability to explain relevant theoretical concepts and principles relating to media and communication

Critical awareness of and responsiveness to issues related to media and communication

– Ability to articulate and defend positions on issues concerning media and communication through disciplined writing and/or oral argumentation

– Ability to make critical judgments on ethical issues concerning the media and communication profession

Critical awareness of and responsiveness to current and enduring events and issues

– Ability to find and identify relevant  current events

– Ability to articulate and defend positions concerning relevant current events through disciplined writing and/or oral argumentation

Advocacy for gender-fairness, ecological harmony, social justice and peace

– Active and continuing involvement in development-oriented initiatives in support of gender-fairness, ecological harmony, social justice and peace

Technical Proficiency, Resourcefulness and Creativity in writing for media and its allied fields

– Ability to research, write and edit for different media, formats and genres with the responsible and appropriate use of technology

Technical Proficiency, Resourcefulness and Creativity in producing and directing for media and its allied fields

– Ability to produce and direct for different media, formats and genres with the responsible and appropriate use of technology

Discipline, Critical Discernment and Technical Proficiency for media and communication research

– Ability to conduct media and communication-related inquiries with the responsible and appropriate use of  technology

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