bachelor in applied deaf studies


bachelor in applied deaf studies


The Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies (BAPDST) program allows the Deaf to study their identity, language, culture, and communities. Through this, they can volunteer, lead, mentor, and advocate for their rights, be self-determined, and work to realize their full potential. Students enrolled in the BAPDST program are also prepared to be employable and may choose between 3 tracks: Entrepreneurship, Visual Media Arts, and Business Outsourcing Services and Management.

The Entrepreneurship track prepares Deaf students to start, operate, and manage micro to small-level businesses.

The Visual Media Arts track prepares students for graphic design and computer imaging careers.

The Business Outsourcing Services and Management prepares the Deaf to harness the power of digital computing by learning computer programming, IT services, data analytics, and non-voice customer care.


Sign Language Instructor, NGO Worker, Community Advocacy Associate, College Instructor Handling Deaf Studies Course, Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, Marketing Associate, Business Production Assistant, Data Processor/Data Entry Specialist, Web Designer, Computer Imaging, Animator, Data Analysts, Researchers, Web Designers – Frontend and Backend, App Designers and Developers, Search Engine Optimizers, Data Entry Specialists, Accounts Support, Technical Support

being different makes big difference

In the Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies (BAPDST) program you will learn to:

  • use Filipino Sign Language (FSL) and written language to express ideas in order to address the communication needs of the Deaf in society through the application and appreciation of the rules of grammar of both FSL
    and a written language;
  • value Deaf and hearing culture to advocate inclusion and continuous collaboration by conducting workshops and facilitating immersion activities for the Benildean community and its partners;
  • analyze local and international disability policies to propose new legislation, recommend amendments, and advocate the implementation of existing laws working with Persons with Disabilities (PWD) community and government agencies;
  • produce basic applied research on Filipino Deaf issues to contribute to the development and archiving of resources for the improvement of Deaf lives through research method; and
  • apply concepts of Deaf community building in the context of the Lasallian mission to empower Deaf people and produce Deaf servant leaders through actual community exposure and engagement.

can you inspire change?

The School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) strives to become a leading learner-centered educational institution in Deaf Education that promotes equal access to opportunities and addresses the diverse needs of its students and professionals. It develops the students to become leader-advocates who are capable and committed to making positive contributions in their communities, and the nation at large.

SDEAS ensures that Deaf Heritage is preserved and Deaf culture is valued and nurtured.

SDEAS strives to provide holistic education to the students through the Center for Deaf Esteem and Formation (CDEAF) and the Center for Partnership and Development (CPD), which works as a curricular complement to the Center for Academics. CDEAF programs include academic support, leadership and involvement, sports, performing arts, social responsibility, volunteering, spiritual and faith programs. CDEAF also manages the Deaf festival and school-wide celebrations and events. SDEAS networks with various government, non-government entities, disability organizations, and industries through CPD. Part of SDEAS’ advocacy is to enable the hearing people to engage with the Deaf by providing internships, business opportunities, training, advocacy, mentoring, and employment opportunities.

learn how to sign in FSL

Learn how to sign through the Filipino Sign Language Learning Program (FSLLP). The program is a certificate course open to all Deaf and Hearing individuals from Benilde and the general public who want to communicate using sign language. FSL classes are handled by Deaf instructors who integrate visual-gestural strategies with community interaction, allowing you to experience first-hand the Deaf’s language and culture.

Email for more information.

Benilde Center for Admissions
2544 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1004
Facebook: DLS-CSB Admissions Center

For admissions-related inquiries, contact us at (63) 2 8230 5100 local 1801 or Viber us: 09452788877 (Ms. Claire) / 09496683082 (Mr. Paulo) / 09452785612 (Ms. Lhor)

For other concerns, check out our office directory or submit a ticket at Benilde Hub for Info.


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