Go to PCCI Institute of Photography Contact Us
The country's premiere digital arts training center: Adobe Authorized Training Center, Apple Authorized Training Center, Canon Digital Learning Center, Corel Training Partner, Wacom Authorized Training Center.

Learn from the Pros

Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI) is the country’s premier training center for digital media and photography.

At PCCI, you’re taught by certified instructors and respected industry pros with years of experience. So you get, not only the basic how-tos, but also real-world techniques, do’s and don’ts, what works and what doesn’t.

Conveniently located in Metro Manila, our training facility provides a worry-free environment that lets you concentrate on your learning. Our after-training support is likewise unmatched in the industry.

What's New

Schedule of Classes Until July 2015

Course calendarPCCI has released its schedule of classes up to July 2015.

Be sure to check out our new courses and workshops:

And back for the summer:

Course dates are subject to change so be sure to bookmark our calendar page.

New Course on Adobe Audition

This hands-on training course will introduce you to digital audio editing and mixing with Adobe Audition. You’ll learn the interface of Adobe Audition and how to work with audio files in your projects.

Discover the fundamentals of audio post production, import audio files, working and editing it, creating multitrack sessions, working with the multitrack mixer, and final mixdown.

Finally, you work with some sound design and Foley, together with cleaning and removing audio problems.

Details »

Rental Studios Now Open Till Midnight

PCCI’s photography studios are now available for rent from 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday (including most holidays).

Same low rates, same generous inclusions. And as always, PCCI alumni get discounted rates.

Click here for details.

1st Adobe Certified Instructors in Creative Cloud Apps

Two PCCI instructors recently updated their Adobe certifications, making them the country’s first and only Adobe Certified Instructors in Creative Cloud apps.

Mario RamirezMario Ramirez — one of the most highly rated instructors at PCCI — is now an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Instructor (ACI) in Photoshop CC.

Mario now leads two Photoshop courses at PCCI:

Datu ArellanoAnother longtime PCCI instructor Datu Arellano is now an Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Instructor (ACI) in Dreamweaver CC.

Datu (who is also an award-winning Web designer) handles several courses at PCCI, including basic and advanced courses in Dreamweaver.

Congrats, Mario and Datu!

Citbank’s PayLite Tuition Fee Promo


You can now use your Citibank credit card to “PayLite” on PCCI course fees.

For details, visit the website of Citibank Philippines.

Pro Shop Now Open

OpenIn partnership with Canon Marketing Philippines, Aperture Trading, JT Photoworld, and Ynzal Marketing, the PCCI Pro Shop sells items for photographers, videographers, and designers.

We offer discounted prices for PCCI students and alumni.

Learn more »

Special Events

May 14, 16, & 17
Exploring with Tilak Hettige: Travel & Cultural Documentary Photography

Most travel photographs are tourist photographs, nice scenics but lacking in substance. Renowned travel and documentary photographer Tilak Hettige, whose work has appeared in magazines and who has published several books, knows that publishers and editors look for striking visual narrative beyond the pretty pictures.

In this challenging 3-day workshop, Tilak takes students to a historic heritage town two hours from Manila, showing them how to immerse themselves in the character of a place while on location and through prior research.

Students will edit their shots for a final presentation, discussing among themselves and with Tilak their impressions and sentiments of the place and how they captured these in their photographs.

The workshop is project-based, and assumes the student is very knowledgeable with camera controls and basic composition. The workshop’s schedule is demanding but highly rewarding.

Details »

May 21
Introduction to Graphic Design

This one-day seminar is an introduction to Graphic Design and using Color in Design. The course encompasses creating designs for print, screen, and web use. Learn how to create effective designs combining images/objects and typography following basic rules for designers. Learn the basic rules of design and how to creatively break the rules.

Details »

May 23
Discover Underwater Photography

At last, an underwater photography course for non-divers, beginners and pro-level photographers. This seminar-workshop, led by a Certified PADI Underwater Photography Instructor, will give you a gentle but immersive introduction to the world of underwater photography.

  • Explore what it takes to be an underwater photographer.
  • Understand the different kind of digital camera that can be used for underwater photography.
  • Experience how to use a point and shoot (P&S) camera underwater.
  • Understand the different underwater camera casing/housing, & know the difference between hard & soft camera casing/housing.
  • Understand the importance of good Basic Diving Skills as a primary tool to become a competent underwater (UW) photographer.

Details »

Jun 19–21
Inner Vision 2: Master Class

In his first class, Tilak Hettige allowed students to strip away the common roadblocks to creativity, among them, a preoccupation with equipment and technical processes, literal conformity with so-called "rules" of composition, and the temptation to clone the approaches and styles of other photographers.

In this, the Master Class, he takes graduates of the first class to the next level, in which students explore the innermost depths of their creative vision and develop an artistic style of their own.

Details »