In 2000, the Mapúa Information Technology Center, a subsidiary of Mapúa Institute
of Technology, designed a curriculum for a two-year Associate Program in Digital
Arts Design to meet the growing demand for industry-driven and skill-oriented IT
(information technology) education. It was only in 2007 that it became a full degree
program, the BS Multimedia Arts and Sciences, and is now being offered at Mapúa’s
The BS Multimedia Arts and Sciences is designed to train the students to become
contemporary visual artists and interactive media designers. Expressing creativity
through Arts and Technology, the program aims to equip the students with competencies
in freehand drawing, computer graphics, 2D/3D animation, photography, communication
and programming for various multimedia applications such as desktop publication,
digital imaging, web design, film and video production, and computer games design.
Graduates of this program may occupy critical posts in printing, advertising, marketing,
communications, computer simulation and virtual reality laboratories, cyber station,
and entertainment industries.
Career opportunities are:
- 2D/3D Animator
- Web Designer/Developer
- Graphic Designer
- Interactive Media Designer/Developer
- Computer Games Programmer/Developer
- Art / Creative Director
- Professional Photographer
- Video Editor and Effects Specialist
- Scriptwriter / Copywriter
Vision and Mission
We shall be globally recognized as a center of excellence in Multimedia Arts education
by providing instructions that are current in content, state-of-art in delivery
and responding to the challenges of the times.
Our mission is to disseminate, generate, preserve and apply scientific multimedia
technology knowledge using the most effective means, and to provide our students
with quality education through rigorous and up-to-date preparation with ample opportunities
for the exercise of creativity and the experience of discovery.
We shall implement a curriculum that, while being steeped in technologies, shall
also be rich in the humanities, languages and social sciences that will inculcate
Program Educational Objectives
- To enable our graduates to practice as successful multimedia artists and designers
for the advancement of the society.
- To promote professionalism in the Multimedia Arts practice