De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the #Philippines organizes week-long celebration with AR projects

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Achieving a 20-year Milestone

Last July 2019 marks the 20-year milestone of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Multimedia Arts Program. Established in 1999, the Multimedia Arts Program was the first college degree course offered in the Philippines that merges arts, technology, animation, and design subjects. 

To commemorate this event, students and faculty members of the Multimedia Arts program organized a week-long in-campus celebration entitled “One to 2020” last July 2019. The event, headed by Sir Mito Tubilleja, featured talks from industry professionals, jobs fairs, bazaars, hologram exhibits, and fascinating augmented reality projects of the students.  A facial augmented reality feature, developed by Sir Rexcel Cariaga, was also presented during the event for everyone to try in their Facebook Camera app. 


Augmented Reality Projects of Multimedia Arts' Students

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As of this writing, thirteen (13) students from the Multimedia Arts program are in a two-week excursion around Washington D.C where they will be exposing themselves to present-day technologies being adapted in said state. The students, accompanied by Ms. Sharon Mapa (Associate Dean of the New Media Cluster) and Mr. Roy Nicolas Molon Jr.  (Multimedia Arts Chairperson), also had a one day XR workshop at Notiontheory where they were able to immerse themselves in VR and AR experiences. They were also introduced to spacial computing through Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality device. 

The two-decade accomplishments of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Multimedia Arts Program, nonetheless, do not stop there.  The college is now preparing its groundwork in establishing projection mapping and motion capture courses which they will soon incorporate in their virtual reality subjects. 


Ms. Sharon Arriola

Associate Dean, New Media Cluster 

Mr. Roy Nicolas Molon Jr.

Chairperson, Multimedia Arts

Mr. Rexcel Cariaga

Augmented and Virtual Reality Coordinator

Mr. Mito Tubilleja

Event Head