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Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Visual Communication in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Major in Visual Communication is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with using both traditional and modern technology to create effective advertisements, web and new media designs.

Through this major you will learn about the types of letters and their structures, word and line spacing, letter sizes and forms, layout formats, and their application in the production of books, magazines, pamphlets and the like. It will also teach you about the concept of design, the factors that influence it, and emerging trends in the Philippine design market.

Among the courses that you may take while enrolled in this program are:

  • Figure Drawing
  • Visual Design
  • Visual Verbal Communication
  • Advertising Design
  • Production Methods
  • Design Workshop
  • Photography
  • Production for Electronic Media
  • Design Theory

An On-the-Job Training (OJT) at advertising agencies, printing presses, web design companies, graphic studios or similar establishments may also be arranged by your school near the end of the program in order to give you a first hand experience of the profession you will be practicing.

What Graduates Have to Say:


Holders of Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Visual Communication can hold any of the following positions:

  • Advertising Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • New Media Specialist
  • Costume and Fashion Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Professor / Art Educator
  • Or other similar art-related positions

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  1. Good day! Same ba ito ng BFA major in advertising? or it is industrial design?

  2. GoodDay sir sa University of the Philippines(UP) po ba may inooffer sila na course Photography major?Thanks

    • Hi, Grace!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      From what we know, basic photography workshops are conducted in UP every now and then; however, we haven’t heard or read of any programs majoring in Photography. That’s just from what we know, though, so you might still want to check with UP officials themselves to be sure.


  3. Those courses seems great and interesting. i’d liked to enroll in BETA but we don’t have enough money. meron po ba silang ibinibigay sa mga katulad ko pong estudyante?? if ever na meron po..saan po kaya pwedeng kumuha??

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