The College of Arts and Letters, one of the emerging colleges of Bicol University, was born on September 10, 2004 by virtue of Board of Regents Resolution (BOR) No. 75, series of 2004. It was formed when the AB English program of the former College of Arts and Sciences (BUCAS) and the Bachelor of Communication Arts major in Speech and Theater Arts, Journalism, and Audio-Visual Communication of the then Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies merged together in response to manpower pooling and resources as envisioned in the BU Comprehensive Development Plan (COMDEV). BUCAL continues to adapt to the global challenges of the times by pursuing innovations and changes in support of the four mandated functions of the university on instruction, research extension and production.
In the third quarter of 2006, a feasibility study which aimed to identify the distinctive features of the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, the demand for broadcast and related skills in the current job market, and the prospects for employment was conducted by Dr. Agnes J. Nepomuceno.
The findings of the study revealed that there is a great demand for AB Broadcasting graduates in the industry and employment firms, a great number of students are interested to take the course, and not a single school in the city of Legazpi or the province of Albay offers the aforementioned course.
On the 29th of February, 2008, the Board of Regents of Bicol University released Resolution No. 009, also known as A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE OFFERING OF THE CURRICULUM FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BROADCASTING STARTING 1ST SEMESTER OF SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009. Based on said resolution, BUCAL began offering the course and accepted enrollees for the program the following semester.
On 2009, the Commission on Higher Education released CMO No. 20 entitled POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BROADCASTING which adopted and promulgated the general principles and guidelines for the establishment and operation of the AB Broadcasting programs in all higher educational institutions. Because of CMO No. 20 of 2009, BUCAL called for a revision of the curriculum of its AB Broadcasting program on April 15, 2010.
GOALS OF CAL
1) Provide quality instruction and training in communication, language, literature, culture and the arts
2) Produce highly competitive graduates imbued with moral and social values needed to adopt the ever-changing global challenges
3) Develop competent, critical and responsive professionals in the delivery of service
4) Produce researchers and extensionists who will contribute significantly in the improvement of the quality of life
5) Provide professional and technical services to various stakeholders, in support of the mandated functions of the university on instruction, research, and extension.
MARIA B, SARTE - DEAN
LETICIA M. LOPEZ - ASSOCIATE DEAN
JENNYLAYSON P. DEL VALLE - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
PROF. RAMIL C. CHAVENIA - BAC CHAIR
MAY ANTOINETTE S. IMRAN - DIRECTOR UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE CENTER
IRISH M. MONASTERIAL - ACCOUNTANT
CECILIA MORALES - CASHIER
EDNA M ODONO - BUDGET OFFICER
RIALIX O. NANTES - SUPPLY OFFICER
PROF. JARIED M MILLARE - SPORTS COORDINATOR
MA VICTORIA M. OLAGUER - UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
ANA LINA G. MARCELLANA - GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
ANTONIO R. LLEVA - COLLEGE REGISTRAR
AURORA M. MONJARDIAN- CHAIR, ENGLISH DEPT
PROF. RAMIL C CHAVENIA - CHAIR, HUMANITIES DEPT
SHIRLEY N MALOLES - CHAIR, STA DEPT
PROF. ADRIAN B. AGUILAR - CHAIR, COMM DEPT
DR EVELYN C. OLOQUINO - CHAIR, FILIPINO DEPT
PROF EUFEMIA A BISA - PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
MELANIE L GOLOSINDA - ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR
AGNES J NEPOMUCENO - RESEARCH AND EXTENSION COORDINATOR
PROF. ROWENA F. ZOILO - NSTP COORDINATOR
PROF. RICHARD D. MADRILEJOS - COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
PROF. DENNIS R. MIRABUENO - CSC ADVISER