College of Communication


The College of Mass Communications of the West Visayas State University started as the Division of Mass Communications of the School of Arts & Sciences in June 1980 when the University was still the West Visayas State College. It was in the same month and year when the AB in Mass Communications program was first offered to an initial batch of 21 freshmen. The WVSC Board of Trustees, thru the recommendation of the Academic Council formally approved the Mass Communication program as per BOR Resolution No. 9, series of 1981. The University’s Mass Communication’s program graduated its first batch of students in 1984 under the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Goals of the College

  • Provide exemplary and relevant instruction responsive to the needs of the communication industry and the greater society by producing highly competitive communication graduates.
  • Conduct quality communication and allied researches for presentation, publication, and utilization.
  • Collaborate and extend expertise and services that will address the communication needs of communities and link with organizations in conducting extension activities.
  • Generate additional income for the college.

Admission Requirements


  1. Academic record (High School Report Card) with no grade lower than 80%
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. NSO-issued Birth Certificate
  4. WVSU College Admission Test (CAT) result with a score  of 100 or more
  5. Receipts of Payment of processing fee
  6. One (1) long brown envelope
  7. 2 identical copies of 2”x2” picture (with white background)

Qualifications of the Applicant

  1. Must be a graduate of a general or vocational secondary school duly recognized by the Department of Education.
  2. At least 16 years of age, but not over 21 years old.
  3. Single and should remain single throughout the course.
  4. Must meet the WVSU-CAT cut-off score of 100 or more.
  5. Must have a Quality Index (QI) of at least High Average in the Masscom Aptitude Test.
  6. Must be certified as physically fit after a medical-dental examination conducted by the WVSU physician and dentist. Physically fit means that the applicant must not be afflicted with any chronic illness that may hamper the performance demanded by the broadcasting, journalism, and development communication professions such as epilepsy, chronic heart disease, chronic asthma,  tuberculosis, and other health problems which may render the student unable to handle stressful situations, changing climates, unfavorable weather conditions, etc. Any attempt to withhold information about the applicant’s chronic illness will mean disqualification from any course program offering of the College.