The ELJ Center for Media Arts opens its doors in Quebec



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MANILA – The Eugenio Lopez Jr. High School Center for Media Arts on Sct. Torillo St., Quezon City officially opened on Wednesday.

The ELJ Center for Media Arts is a public school established in collaboration with the Quezon City government, the Department of Education, and the Magna Anima Foundation.

The school is now open to aspiring grade 11 and 12 students who wish to take media arts related courses and become members of the media in the future.

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said it was the first media arts high school in the Philippines. He said it would help decongest other public schools in the city.

The ELJ Center for Media Arts has 4 floors and 20 classrooms in total. The school also has 2 computer laboratories, a speech therapy laboratory, a library, an audiovisual room, etc.

A school building at the ELJ Center for Media Arts. Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News

One of the classrooms at the ELJ Center for Media Arts. Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News

One of the 2 computer labs of the ELJ Center for Media Arts. Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News

One of the rooms at the ELJ Center for Media Arts. Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News

Students are to learn journalism, production and film lessons at school. Besides DepEd teachers, Kapamilya media practitioners and professionals will teach at the school.

Because it is a public school, the tuition fees are free.

But the process of entering school requires a candidate to pass an exam, interview, portfolio assessment. Only 10th grade graduates with an average grade of 85 and above will be accepted.

Over 400 students have already registered with the ELJ Center for Media Arts. There are still 25 slots open for those who would like to register. – report by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News

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