2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila





• Science Laboratories. There are three Science laboratories: two of them serve the physical sciences, the other one serves the biological sciences which share the laboratory with Physics courses. A research laboratory is provided to students and faculty who conduct experimental research in Biological and Physical Sciences, most especially the BS Biology Thesis students. Each laboratory is equipped with up-to-date, well-maintained and properly functioning equipment. The Science laboratory rooms are spacious for ten groups consisting of two students per group. All are well-ventilated, properly lighted and conform to laboratory standards. The Science laboratories are located at the St. Mechtild Building.

• Food Laboratories. There are two food laboratories to meet the requirements of BS Nutrition and Dietetics and of HRM students of the Institute of Catering Management and Hospitality Technology (I-CATHY). The Food Laboratory 1 is used exclusively by I-CATHY students. It is strategically located between the MaryvilleFoodCenter and the St. Ottilien Building. It is spacious and meets the standards of food laboratories. It can accommodate simultaneous laboratory classes, has state-of-the-art cooking equipment, and has all the utensils needed for small and institutional catering services. An adjacent air-conditioned room serves as the venue for food demonstrations.

• The Food Laboratory 2, which used to be exclusive to Nutrition students, is now shared with I-CATHY students. It is located on the second floor of the St. Mechtild Building. Although smaller in size, the Nutrition Food Laboratory provides adequately the laboratory needs of both the Nutrition and Dietetics and the Catering Management and Hospitality Technology courses. It also houses up-to-date equipment which meet the standards required for food laboratories.

• Mass Communication Audio-Video Laboratory. It is a media-production laboratory that serves primarily Mass Communication students officially enrolled in TV Production, Radio Production and other related subjects. It also serves non-Mass Communication students and other users who need media and audio-visual assistance in meeting their academic requirements such as thesis, reports and documentation.

• Mass Communication Radio Studio. It is the laboratory for Radio Production classes. It has a combination of digital and analog equipment for audio recording and production mix. Totally soundproof, it features separate recording and control booths.

• Mass Communication Television Studio. It is the laboratory for Television Production, and Broadcast News and Public Affairs classes. The Television Studio has a combination of digital and analog equipment for audio­visual recording and production mix. Its separate recording and control booths are soundproof, spacious, and feature a multi-camera setup.

• Mass Communication Mini Post-Production/Editing Room. It is meant for small group post-production work, and has non-linear post-production software. Aside from meeting the needs of Mass Communication students, it also serves the institution in the post-production of audio-visual materials.

• Mass Communication Electronic Newsroom. It is also known as the Cybernook, and is used for classes such as Electronic Newsroom, and Audio-Visual Production. It has 21 new computer units, each loaded with software for post-production and lay-out and design purposes. While it primarily serves Mass Communication students, it is also available to other students.

• Audio-Visual Production Booth. It provides the students, faculty and staff, and the Association of Benedictine Schools (ABS) members an environment for creative learning. The well-equipped production and editing and dubbing booths are used for viewing, recording, and producing audio-visual presentations as well as transferring audio-visual materials to various formats.

• Photography Laboratory. It houses the equipment and chemicals needed by Mass Communication and Fine Arts students for their photography requirements. There are five darkrooms inside the laboratory for the students’ film developing needs. It is located at the St. Mechtild Building, Room M305, otherwise known as the photography laboratory.

• Psychology Laboratory. It is used by Psychology/Guidance and Counseling majors for their Experimental Psychology classes. It houses a big room with three small cubicles. One-way mirrors have been installed so that either the whole class or a small group of students can observe on-going experiments. The room/cubicles are soundproof so that students are not disturbed while conducting their experiments. The laboratory contains a brain and human model, psychological tests, and equipment like television set, VHS/CD-DVD players and video camera.

• Electronic Music Laboratory. It has a state-of-the-art Electronic Music Library with four MIDI workstations, a multi-media projector and stereo equipment that provide students experience in the field of digital music. It trains students how to use the computer in preparing music sequences for recitals, minus one and full orchestration with the added capability of printing notations. Each workstation is equipped with a Pentium computer, Cakewalk software, a pair of micro speakers and a synthesizer. The synthesizer is hooked up to a computer so the user can explore sequencing modes, assign an instrument to track, record a musical sequence, and play the music back. The laboratory uses software that enables students to correct errors, manipulate expressions and process effects such that the computerized music-editing environment oftentimes produces sounds that cannot be achieved manually. It also provides students music notation, a very useful tool in composing and in arranging music scores. SSC’s Electronic Music Library is the first of its kind in music education in the country.

• Recording Studio. It is a laboratory for the AB Music Production classes where techniques for multi-track recording of vocal and instrumental music are studied. It is located at the ground floor of the Friedenshaus.

• The Studios. The studios for Interior Design, Advertising and Painting are used by Fine Arts students. Each studio is air-conditioned and spacious with working tables and chairs designed to suit students’ needs and the requirements of certain art/design subjects. They are housed at Annex B of the St. Mechtild Building.