Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies
The Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies (BAPDST) Program, under the Deaf Studies major, allows the Deaf learner to study their own identity, language, culture, and communities so that they are able to work, lead, mentor, volunteer, and advocate for their rights, self-determination, and work for the realization of their full potential, ensuring that the Deaf heritage is preserved and culture valued and nurtured. Deaf Studies strives to empower the Deaf learners to become productive and active members of their communities and the nation at large.
The BAPDST Program is a ten (10) term degree under the Deaf of the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies. Classes are self-contained and practice the bilingual-bicultural philosophy.
Tracks of Specialization
While the major course is Deaf Studies, students can choose between 3 tracks of specialization.
The Visual Media Arts (VMA) Track prepares students for careers related to graphic design and computer imaging. Learners are trained in website, interactive, and print production.
The Entrepreneurship (ENT) Track prepares learners to setup, operate, and manage micro to small businesses
The Business Outsourcing and Services Management (BOSM) Track develops learners to work in the ever-expanding business outsourcing field. The students will learn skills related to the creative industry as well as basic skills necessary for coding.
For AY 24-25 Cohort
September 2023 -January 2024 – Batch 1 Admissions
February – Benilde Entrance Exam (reinstated)
April-May 2024 – Release of the Results
June-July 2024 – Confirmation and Enrollment
August 30, 2024 – Start of classes
Bachelor in Sign Language Interpretation
The Bachelor in Sign Language Interpretation (BSLI) program is a 3-year program designed to equip students with necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to become professional sign language interpreters. Through its comprehensive curriculum in Filipino Sign Language development, linguistics, history, interpreting theories and techniques, as well as mentoring opportunities, field assignments in various interpreting areas and research, BSLI prepares its graduates to become language facilitators and cultural ambassadors between Deaf and hearing communities.
Graduates of BSLI can work in various fields—medical, mental health, academic, media, legal, community, and industry as interpreters or translators. They also have the opportunity to work in international settings such as the United Nations as well as become trainers for future interpreters and teachers for the Deaf.