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Diploma in Filmmaking

Diploma Programs

For almost 20 years, the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI), has been the leader in providing seminars, workshops and training courses for digital creatives, developers and photographers.

What are the diploma programs?

Diploma programs allow you to take many PCCI training courses that correspond to your chosen field, plus some elements, such as special classes and projects unique to diploma program takers.

About the Program

This immersive program prepares you for a career in commercial / mainstream video and filmmaking–knowledgeable in all aspects from photography, scriptwriting, directing, video editing, sound design and editing, lighting, production design, production management and producing.

Besides a strong theoretical background on film, the program provides extensive hands-on training and workshops in the various disciplines.

This Program is for anyone who are considering a career change and looking to build a solid foundation in filmmaking and for film enthusiasts wanting to make their own films.

Learn from industry professional tutors and award-winning guest speakers, including famous Directors, Screenwriters, Cinematographers, Video and Sound Editors, Production Designers, Producers and other screen specialists.

Number of training days: 55 days including actual filmmaking and film showing (more than 430 hours)

Diploma vs Degree Program

Diploma programs are not equivalent to degree programs. The differences between diploma programs and degree programs are:

1. The time it takes to complete the program. Degree programs, such as Bachelor of Arts / Science, typically take four years. A diploma program takes less time to complete, less than a year.

2. The courses required to graduate. A degree program includes general education subjects such as English, Math, Philosophy, History, Biology. Courses in a diploma program immediately focus on the subjects specific to the field of study; for example, photography or graphic arts.

3. The places of study. Degree programs are taken at universities and colleges. Diploma programs are awarded by technical schools or centers.

Program Courses
Core Courses Core Courses
Overview of Filmmaking Adobe Audition: Audio Editing & Post Production
Screenwriting – Script Structure and Storyboard Producing a Film & The Business of Film
Digital Video Fundamentals Shooting the Film (1-2 weeks)
Digital Video Production Photography Essentials for Videographers
Digital Video Cinematography Digital Camera Fundamentals
Production Management Basic Photography
Production Design General Courses
Directing the Actors Intellectual Property Rights
Music in the Film Developing a Portfolio Website
Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro  
Sound Design and Editing  
Adobe After Effects: Motion Graphics and Visual Effects  
Last Day: Film Showing

A student is awarded individual certificates for each course within the program. Awarding of the certificate requires the completion of the class project to the satisfaction of the course instructor. If a student fails to submit a class project satisfactory to the instructor, the student may submit individual class projects at any time during the program to receive the Certificate of Completion. When the student completes all portfolio projects of each course, the student will be awarded the Program Certificate of Achievement.

Program Benefits

Certificate of Achievement – Armed with the PCCI Certificate of Achievement, the participant would have surely gained a decisive edge in the job market.

Great Savings – Save money and precious time because the program is designed to be completed in only a few months and you save up to 60% in course fees (compared to attending courses separately).

Moreover, you can learn faster and more effectively with our intensive hands-on format, as well as the creative training techniques which our instructors have use to train thousands of creatives and photographers for nearly 20 years.

Career Opportunities - PCCI has affiliations with partner companies who send eligible students for OJT (if unemployed); majority of them hire these students immediately after completion of the program. Employed applicants completing this program, on the other hand, stand to gain a greater chance of promotion.

Admission Requirements
  • PCCI Registration Form
  • At least 15 years old
  • For photography courses, each student is required to bring his own camera, one suitable for the subject or field of study. In extreme cases, and only after careful consideration by PCCI, the Center may coordinate with suppliers for a loaner camera for a student who does not have access to one, such will depend on availability and willingness of suppliers.

Note: The personal computers are not a prerequisite to availing of the programs. All students will be provided one computer each during the class, in case of computer-based programs. Students without the resource equipment can take advantage of open lab hours to perform assignments, practice lessons, and prepare their student portfolios or student project at the end of their program.

Classes Schedule

Registrant can choose their own schedule based on the posted calendar. However, availability is on first-come, first served basis. Class hours is from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Available schedule "To Be Announced."

Note: Vacant days can be used as your practice days and days for creating files for the portfolio. The center is open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm in case you want to do it here. However, you need to inform us beforehand to make sure that there are available computers and someone to assist you.

Number of training days: 52 days including actual filmmaking and film showing (more than 400 hours)

Rules on Attendance

The student must not have missed more than 20% of the module duration. Certificate of Attendace or Completion are awarded based on the assessment of the instructor and attendance of at least 80% of the module duration.

Program Fee and Payment Terms & Conditions

PhP 58,000 inclusive of VAT. Program fee is 60% cheaper than taking each course separately.

Thirty percent (30%) downpayment is required upon registration (cash, check or credit card). The balance can be paid in installments (cash, PDC's or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.

Fee Inclusions
  • Includes lunch and snacks
  • Course materials (writing materials, handout/manual/book/references).
  • Transportation for location shoot required for some photography and videography courses.
  • Use of available computers to work on class assignments, practice lessons, and prepare their student portfolios or student projects.
Request for Complete Program Details and Courses Informations

To request for complete program details and courses informations, please EMAIL:


  • To Be Announced

9 AM to 5 PM


PhP 58,000 (USD 1,450).

Includes manuals/handout, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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