Metro Manila is considered one of the country’s hubs for education because of a big number of colleges and universities that can be found in the area. Students are #blessed to choose from a wide array of schools that fit their interests, budget, location, or career choices. While there are a number of big and established institutions, here are some budding colleges worth checking out:
Founded in 2002, iAcademy is known for its IT-based programs located in Makati City. This young school is the recipient of the IBM Center of Excellence given to institutions showing remarkable management and performance in the field. iAcademy is the first in the ASEAN region to have the award.
iAcademy also offers specialized courses in Computing, Business, and Design for Senior High School as well as college students. Thanks to unique learning activities that encourage students to explore and excel, iAcademy has become home to award-winning game developers, photographers, and other professionals in the digital industry.
Love film and the arts? Meridian International College might be the one for you! MINT started in 2010, specializing in design and visual arts courses. It offers programs in multimedia arts and film and has state-of-the-art facilities located in McKinley Hill, Taguig City.
In 2017, MINT Multimedia Arts students have won 5 out of 7 awards in the annual Adobo Design Awards Asia. The event is organized by Adobo Magazine, one of the country’s leading advertising and marketing publication. Aside from all things art, MINT also has courses that cater to business and technology.
Established in 2009, Treston International College is one of the pioneer schools in the country to offer a unique combination of Business, IT, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality. Located in Taguig City, the school is linked with different international organizations and multinational companies including the American Culinary Foundation, American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, and ICDL Asia, the world’s leading computer skills certification.
Treston’s famed School of Tourism provides students with a rich exposure through local and international trips, advanced trainings, professional certifications, and an extensive internship and placement opportunities.
Interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting? Check out The Manila Times College in Intramuros, Manila. Launched in 2002, the college was established in partnership with The Manila Times, one of the country’s oldest newspaper who has been in the industry since 1898.
The college provides courses in journalism, filmmaking, and theater arts taught by professional media practitioners. TMTC students enjoy a unique and truly hands-on experience because Day 1 in the university is like an on-the-job training already, allowing students to work with and learn from the country’s top journalists.
SOFA Design Institute was established in 2007 offering courses in interior design, fashion design, and marketing. It is also pioneer in Furniture Design program in the Philippines offering an 18-week Masters Class under top practitioners and experts.
SOFA’s founder, Amina Aranaz-Alunan, have worked for a number of prominent personalities including members of the European royal court such as the Queen of Belgium and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. And if Alunan’s credentials are not impressive enough, co-founder Loralee Baron-Soong has been a brand manager for luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, and Givenchy.