Posted: October 28, 2021, 1:17 P.M.

The School of Media Studies - Mapúa University proudly announces this year’s CINEMAPÚA finalists and official entries in two categories with the inclusion of a new section for the exhibition of international student films. This season marks the 19th year celebration of CineMapúa in showcasing and appreciating the value of students' visual storytelling through film technology.

Almost a hundred submitted film entries were screened last October 23-25 to select the finalists in each category: Collegiate and High School. A total of 25 selected short films will compete for Cardinal Best Film Awards (Gold, Silver & Bronze) per category; and for Special Cardinal Individual Film Awards per category during the week-long online film festival on November 22-27, 2021 via the YFilms-Yuchengco Museum digital platform. Moreover, there are four selected international student films which will be showcased under the World Short Film Section of CINEMAPÚA 2021. This is a film exhibition section for foreign student filmmakers globally, which will be introduced this year's film festival. This year, an additional award will be given to deserving films per category, the Cultural Heritage Award. This award is a recognition to the film with the goal of depicting and preserving Philippine arts and cultural heritage. Read More>

Mapua's School of Media Studies to Offer Digital Journalism

Posted: October 28, 2021, 12:14 P.M.

The School of Media Studies of Mapúa University currently offers 4 undergraduate programs, namely, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts; Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film; Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media; and Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design. In school year 2022-2023, the school will open one more program, the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism.

This initiative of offering more media programs is to produce highly competitive media arts professionals, who are equipped with industry standards, and specialized skills in creating in-depth media solutions through digital news and information outputs such as video, graphics, animation, advertising design, and mixed media.

BMMA Students Hold Virtual Exhibit, Reverie of Id

Posted: October 28, 2021, 10:38 A.M.

Multimedia Arts students of Mapúa's School of Media Studies (SMS), who took up Portfolio Preparation and Exhibit Design (MA132P) course for the first term of Academic Year 2021-2022, unveiled their virtual exhibit entitled “Reverie of Id: Amplified Imagination” last October 8 to 10, 2021 through Artsteps. 

Reverie of Id featured artworks with a narrative of manifesting pent-up feelings and thoughts, their revelation of Sigmund Freud’s Id. Following the 1920’s Art Deco style, the group showed a semblance of a post-pandemic era that had the same yearning of the current generation unable to freely experience life to its fullest. “The least we can do for ourselves is to acknowledge the feelings and emotions that we have, and to release these pent-up expressions in a way that is productive and cathartic” shared the exhibit’s head organizer, Justin Gage Faraon.

Mapua-SMS Conducts Webinar on Qualitative Research

Posted: October 26, 2021, 4:09 P.M.

The Online Seminar on A Look into Qualitative Research: Characteristics and Methodologies of Qualitative was conducted by the Mapua University - School of Media Studies’ (SMS) Multimedia Arts and Sciences students in partnership with the SMS Faculty Development Office last October 21, 2021, via Zoom. The seminar aimed to give the attendees an in-depth understanding on the qualitative research approach of research specifically its characteristics and methodologies.

James Cook University -Singapore’s Senior Lecturer Dr. Nimrod L. Delante shared specific objectives of the seminar. He also shared his knowledge and experiences in conducting qualitative research and provided points to level off the expectations of the participants.


Posted: December 20, 2019, 7:36 P.M.

The School of Media Studies - Mapúa University proudly announces this year’s CINEMAPÚA finalists and official entries in three categories. This season marks the 18th year celebration of CineMapúa in showcasing and appreciating the value of students' visual storytelling through film technology.

More than a hundred submitted film entries were screened last December 18-19 to select the finalists in each category: Collegiate; All Mapúans; and High School. A total of 32 selected short films will compete for Cardinal Best Film Awards (Gold, Silver & Bronze) per category; and for Special Cardinal Individual Film Awards per category during the week-long film festival on January 21-25, 2020 at the Intramuros campus. This annual event is one of the highlights of the celebration of Mapúa University’s 95th Founding Anniversary.


Posted: November 21, 2019, 5:26 P.M.

Mapúa University Multimedia Arts and Sciences graduate Raymund Ribay Gutierrez is once again set to take the international stage. This time with his first feature “Verdict”, as Philippines’ entry to the Foreign Language Film category of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards or the Oscars 2020.

“Verdict” stars Max Eigenmann and the late Kristoffer King, a story of a domestically abused woman fighting for justice. It recently won the Special Jury Prize at the 76th Venice Film Festival and was the only film from Southeast Asia that made it to the prestigious film festival.

Mapua's New Modern City-Inspired Makati Extension Campus, New Home of the School of Media Studies in 2020

Posted: October 28, 2019, 5:51 P.M.

Mapúa University is set to open its new Makati extension campus by year 2020. The School of Media Studies (SMS) will be transferred to the newly acquired 5,114-square-meter property along Pablo Ocampo Sr. Extension. The transfer shall be subject to regulatory approvals.

The SMS will be occupying the entire 5th floor of the front side eight-storey building along P. Ocampo Sr. The School of Information Technology (SoIT) and the E.T. Yuchengco School of Business and Management (ETYSBM), which are currently housed in its Makati campus in Gil Puyat Avenue Makati will also transfer to the new campus. The rear side three-storey along Panama Street will house the Mapúa Senior High School.

Call For Entries - Cinemapua 2020

Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:15 P.M.

Mapúa University - School of Media Studies (Mapúa-SMS) is now calling all students all over the country to join the 2020 CINEMAPÚA Annual Student Film Festival. 

CINEMAPUA showcases the skills of Mapuans and students from different schools, colleges and universities in producing short film and in appreciating the value of film making. Prof. Benigno B. Agapito Jr. conceptualized CineMapua in Mapúa Makati in 2003 as a student activity of the School of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences (SLHS) now School of Social Science and Education (SSSE) in cooperation with the TheaterLinks, a student organization he had created in Mapúa Makati campus. The legacy and academic value of CineMapúa had continued through the efforts of the SLHS Makati professors, until Mapua Administration considered CineMapúa to be an official institutionalized annual event in 2011.

Mapua University to Showcase Student Films in the First Filipino Film Festival in Seoul, Korea

Posted: September 9, 2019, 5:35 P.M.

Six student films from the Mapua University will be showcased in the first Korea Pinoy International Film Festival (KPIFF) to be held at the Arirang Cinema Center in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul from September 27 to 29, 2019. Mapua’s slot, dubbed The Best of Mapua University Student Films, will be on Saturday, September 28, at 5:00 P.M. The said festival was founded by Nash Ang, a Filipino filmmaker and media practitioner based in Seoul.

The six films to be featured from Mapua are Disconnection Notice by Glenn Lowell Averia, Gatillyo by Harold Lance Pialda, Nik-Nik by Nix Bernal, Ophelia by Celina Mae Medina, Pood by Gio Sallena, and Southbound by Zaira Daradar and Rhadney Reyes.  The said films have been featured and have won awards from various festivals both local and international.

MAPUA Media Studies Dean Receives Exemplar Digital Educator Award

Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:10 P.M.

Dean Benigno Agapito Jr. of Mapúa University’s School of Media Studies (SMS) was given the Exemplar Digital Educator Award in the 2018 YAEEHADEMIC Awards held at the UP Cine Adarna, UP Diliman last August 11. 

“Learning is not confined within the four walls of the classroom. It can be achieved even outside through digital media,” said Dean Agapito. Dean Agapito’s ongoing campaign, the “‘Sang Minutong Salaysay,” is a testament to his feat wherein media studies students are required to create a minute-long narrative video depicting the struggles, culture, and other relevant issues in the present Philippine setting. Videos created by the students are uploaded on the school’s Facebook page to impart lessons to and spark creativity in its online viewers.

MAPUA Multimedia Arts Student Wins FAMAS Grand Jury Prize

Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:03 P.M.

BS Multimedia Arts and Sciences student Beverly Anne Ramos bagged the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film in the recently concluded 66th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards. 

Ramos received the award for her work “Dory,” a documentary about a 101-year-old transwoman named Dory who walks around the streets of Tondo, Manila, where she works as a beautician. Despite the discrimination she is facing every day, Dory continues to live on her own ways. “We are all human, we are not perfect, and we commit mistakes; but we always have a choice on how we will live our life,” Ramos shares, pertaining to the message she wants to send through her work.