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Diploma in Graphic Design

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 program equips you with the essential tools for a career as a graphic artist producing corporate and marketing communication materials for print and Web. Besides beginner and advanced classes in leading graphics software, namely Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and CorelDRAW, the program covers the elements and theories of good design as applied to brochures, magazines, books, posters, packaging, branding, corporate identity and Web pages. Also included are classes in basic photography, portrait photography and product photography.

At the end of the program, participant should be able to do the following:

  • Utilize other design building blocks, including typography, graphics, and color.
  • Describe the typical workflow of a design project, including how to get ideas and write a design brief.
  • Describe the differences between images prepared for print, multimedia, and web use.
  • Complete design projects including logos and promotional materials.

Number of training days: 78 days including portfolio building (more than 600 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
Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 1) Corporate Identity Design
Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals Effective Logo Design
Adobe Photoshop Beginner to Intermediate Designing Letterheads & Business Cards
Adobe InDesign Beginner to Intermediate Branding, Labels and Product Packaging
Adobe Illustrator Beginner to Intermediate Marketing and Corporate Collaterals Design
CorelDRAW Basics Poster and Banner Making with Photoshop
Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 2) Designing Flyers and Brochures
Adobe Photoshop Advanced Tools and Techniques Infographics Design
Adobe InDesign Advanced Tools and Techniques Photography Essentials for Graphic Designers
Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tools and Techniques Digital Camera Fundamentals
Image Editing and Compositing Basic Photography
Portrait Retouching with Adobe Photoshop Studio Portrait 101
Creative Compositing Techniques in Photoshop The Secrets of Product Photography
Photo Editing & Management with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Web Design Essentials for Graphic Designers
Digital Fine Art Web Design Fundamentals
Desktop Publishing Website Creation with Adobe Muse
Introduction to Typography General Courses
Introduction to Graphic Design Introduction to Computers & Applications
Advanced Graphic Design Business Ethics, Organization and Communication
Adobe Acrobat: PDF Essentials Intellectual Property Rights
Prepress Essentials: Understanding the Digital Production Workflow Developing Printed Portfolio
Prepress Survival Guide Step-by-Step Developing a Portfolio Website
Editorial Design (Magazine, Newsletters, Books) TESDA Assessment for National Certificate
Certificate

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.

Note: Once the program is completed, students can apply for an assessment to receive a TESDA Visual Graphic National Certificate III (NC III).

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.

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Those seeking to reinforce their newly acquired skills, as well as those unable to master all the skills and techniques the first time, can take advantage of FREE lifetime refreshers of the same courses, as long as the course is being offered.

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

The diploma programs are ongoing programs throughout the year. The courses under the program are repeated every month or every other month, so you can skip one and take another within a given period; then take the skipped class at another time. You just need to finish the program within a year from date of enrollment.

We propose schedules upon registration. However, you can also attend the classes according to your availability, following the posted calendar of classes. Availability is on first-come, first-serve basis. The only requirement is that you take the basic or introductory classes ahead of the others.

Class hours are generally from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please visit this link to see the available schedule to choose from Course Calendar.

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: 78 days including portfolio building (more than 600 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

85,000 inclusive of VAT. Program fee is 60% cheaper than taking each course separately.

- Thirty percent (30%) downpayment or 25,500 is required upon registration (cash, check or credit card).

- The balance can be paid in installments within 4 months from date of enrollment (cash, PDCs or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration.

- Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule, as long as the original registrant has not taken yet any of the course under the program.

- Additional 5% off on the payable amount for those who’ll pay in full upon registration or pay ₱80,750 only.

Important note: Program should be completed within a year from date of enrollment. That is, if you enroll in any of the Diploma program in January, you have until January next year to finish the program. Otherwise all payments shall be forfeited or considered used.

Fee Inclusions
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Course materials (writing materials, handout/manual/book/references)
  • Transportation cost for location shoot that are part of some photography courses
  • Use of lab computers to work on class assignments, practice lessons, and prepare their student portfolios or student projects
  • Free lifetime refreshers or retake of the same course that you have not mastered the first time.
  • TESDA assessment fees (for Diploma in Graphic Design and Diploma in Digital Photography only)
  • Portfolio case (for printed portfolio of Diploma in Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Multimedia Arts students). Printing of the portfolio files is not included.
  • PCCI T-shirt
  • PCCI drinking mug
Request for Complete Program Details and Courses Informations

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85,000 (USD 1,900). Program fee is 60% cheaper than taking each course separately.

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

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

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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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