De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, most often referred to as CSB, is known for producing talented young stars that have made marks in their respective fields. Some notable alumni are Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Actress Maine Mendoza, Singer Moira Dela Torre, and Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz. CSB is the university most sought after by students going into creative and digital tracks as it offers and utilizes the latest technologies.
With over 30 undergraduate programs to choose from, we handpicked the best course offerings for you. If you are an aspiring Benildean with a love for arts, here are the six best courses you should consider taking:
1) Bachelor of Science in Architecture
This course is for our STEM girlies! Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS-ARCHI) is a 13-trimester program that focuses on honing the design and business skills of future architects to ensure their competitiveness and excellence in the ASEAN region. Graduates of this course are expected to be able to articulate logical and critical thinking, practice environmental responsibility, and develop new architectural knowledge. Some careers you can have with this degree are licensed architect, design consultant, heritage architect, and entrepreneur.
2) Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts (AB-MMA) prides itself on being the first of its kind in the Philippines. AB-MMA is a 9-trimester program that aims to help storytellers visualize and communicate their creations. Students of this course are equipped with skills in communication, interface design, web and mobile content, exhibit installations, programming, and more. Some careers you can have with this degree include art director, authoring specialist, brand strategist, editor, graphic designer, illustrator, interactive content developer, motion graphic artist, photographer, and web developer.
3) Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
If your interest lies in designing spaces where people live, work, and play, then Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BS-InD) is the course for you. BS-InD is an 11-trimester program that allows you to pick between five areas of specialization: Construction & Project Management, Interior Landscape Design, Visual Display & Merchandising, Interior Restoration & Conservation, and Advanced Lighting Design. Students taking up this course are taught how to create innovative designs while applying analytical thinking and adhering to local and international standards. Some careers you can have with this degree are interior designer, exhibition designer, furniture designer, interior landscape designer, project manager-interiors, design journalist, interior design educator, events stylist, set designer, visual merchandiser, lighting design specialist, construction manager, and heritage conservationist.
4) Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising
CSB’s Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising (AB-FDM) is the best college program for aspiring fashion designers! It is a 10-trimester program that challenges young designers to incorporate research and design skills, study historical and societal significance, and apply sustainable methods in their creations. Moreover, student designers of CSB’s AB-FDM are given the opportunity to work with celebrities even before they graduate! Some careers you can have with this degree are accessory designer, costume designer, fashion buyer, fashion consultant, fashion designer, fashion illustrator, stylist, fashion merchandiser, fabric surface designer, and visual merchandiser.
5) Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM) is a 10-trimester program that is popular among aspiring flight attendants. It is a rigorous college program that teaches students about various cultures and how to foster long-lasting connections. Students are trained to tell compelling stories with new media and encouraged to promote sustainable investments. Some careers you can have with this degree are airline manager, event organizer, flight attendant, tour operator, travel agent, travel entrepreneur, travel writer, tour escorts/travel guides, and transport operator.
6) Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies
CSB is one of the most progressive and inclusive universities in the Philippines and their Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies (BAPDST) program is a proof of that. This 10-trimester program enables the deaf to know more about their language, culture, identity, and communities which enables them to work towards their full potential and advocate for their rights. This course is also perfect for those who have a passion for advocacies. Some careers you can have with this degree are sign language instructor, NGO worker, community advocacy associate, college instructor handling deaf studies course, graphic designer, entrepreneur, marketing associate, business production assistant, data processor/data entry specialist, web designer, computer imaging, animator, data analysts, researchers, web designers – frontend and backend, app designers and developers, search engine optimizers, data entry specialists, accounts support, and technical support.
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