5 of the Best Courses to Take at Assumption College

This all-girls school boasts top-notch facilities and impressive alumni.
by Kate Detoya   |  Oct 17, 2022
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Assumption College is an all-girls autonomous higher learning private institution in the Philippines. Its history dates back to Spanish colonization when the sisters of the Religious of the Assumption came to the country to help pioneer women's education and impart a deep appreciation for teaching. A college department was added to the campus at Herran, Manila, before it later transferred to the second Assumption school at San Lorenzo Village in Makati after the previous establishment burned down. 

Throughout the years, the institution continuously memorializes the passion and philosophy of St. Marie Eugenie, teaching its students the value of academic excellence, faith and responsibility, and social responsibility through transformative education. Assumption education also promises to nurture and embrace students’ creativity with an ability-based framework that pushes them to reach their maximum potential. Generations of Assumptionistas who became leaders in their respective fields can attest to this. Some of the distinguished names include Senator Grace Poe, founder of Bantay Bata 163 Regina Paz La’O Lopez, BDO chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, principal designer and interior architect of National Museum Tina Periquet-Galicia, and founder and Managing Director of Steps Dance Studio Sofia Zobel Elizalde. If their impressive alumni aren’t enough to encourage you, the school also boasts top-notch facilities and offers good athletic programs that you might be interested in.

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To further help you make up your mind, here’s a rundown of the five best courses to take at Assumption College:

  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is an applied visual arts program that teaches students to make use of stylistic principles and techniques when it comes to the professional planning and organizing of surface finishes and materials, as well as the furnishing of interior spaces. They will also be taught about drafting, basic structural designs, computer applications, and graphic techniques. 

  • Bachelor of Performing Arts – Theater Track

The Bachelor of Performing Arts is an intensive program that produces highly disciplined graduates equipped with knowledge in music, theater, and dance. Students who will take up this program will learn about performing and production. Furthermore, they will be expected to keep up with the competitive nature of performing arts and give sound critiques. A perk of studying here is that they can take advantage of the school’s auditorium, blackbox theater, ballet studio, and rehearsal room. Possible career prospects that await them include the following: acting, dancing, producing, directing, composing, writing, choreography, teaching, set and exhibit designing, painting, photography, sculpting, illustrating, talent management, entertainment industry business work, and technical work

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Major in Advertising and Public Relations

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Major in Advertising and Public Relations is a program that involves the study of shaping perceptions. This includes efficient marketing strategies that can be employed to effectively send a message to potential clients and  target audience. A challenge would be to adapt to the nuances of communication across different platforms. Students are expected to be proficient in both English and Filipino, as well as be capable of working in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams. Management and leadership skills are necessary life skills that will also come in handy.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a program that deals with the study of the interrelationships in various functional areas of business, including its operations. With the objective of local and global organizational success, learners will be taught effective management of a company using an integrated and flexible approach that would demonstrate good decision-making. Those who want to take up the program can choose among these majors: Corporate Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Marketing Management.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a program that specializes in the study of behavior and mental processes. It differs from the Bachelor of Science of Psychology with its liberal arts background that allows students to take electives in humanities, management, and sciences. Students will be armed with theoretical and practical skills for careers in HR, education, research, and allied fields. Moreover, they have the option to further their studies in different areas of psychology such as social psychology, developmental psychology, counseling & therapy, and industrial organizational psychology. All Psychology graduates are also invited to avail their Registered Psychometrician (RPm) board exam online review classes. 

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