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Diploma in Multimedia Arts

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.

Diploma vs Degree Program »

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.

About the Program »

About the Program

This program is for you if you feel you can work in more than one field of communication art, specifically print, photography, video, Web, and 3D. It is a masteral, intensive program comprising focused classes and workshops in graphic design, photography, video production and editing, Web design and graphics, and 3D animation.

Careers open to multimedia graduates include publishing, advertising, graphic design, photography studios, television and movie production, and Web design. Workshops cover the required subjects from tools (software) to principles and applications (creative work).

Number of training days: 83 days including portfolio building (more than 660 hours)

Program Courses »

Program Courses
Core Courses
Graphic Design
  • Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals
  • Adobe Photoshop Beginner to Intermediate
  • Creative Compositing Techniques in Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Adobe InDesign: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Digital Fine Art
  • Effective Logo Design
  • Designing Letterheads & Business Cards
  • Poster and Banner Making
  • Infographics Design
Digital Video Production and Post-Production
  • Digital Video Fundamentals
  • Digital Video Production
  • Creating Animated Explainer Videos with Adobe After Effects
  • Music Video Making
  • Adobe Premiere: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Adobe After Effects: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Adobe Audition: Audio Editing & Post Production
Animations
  • 3D Animation Fundamentals
  • Autodesk Maya 2015: Foundation
  • Adobe Animate CC
Photography
  • Digital Camera Fundamentals
  • Basic Photography
  • Strobist Photography: Creative Techniques with Portable Flash
  • Studio Portrait 101: Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary People
  • Photo Editing & Management with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Web Design & Development
  • Web Design Fundamentals
  • Website Creation with Adobe Muse
  • Fast Track to HTML & CSS
General Courses
  • Start A Side Business: Doing Something You Love
  • DIY Wordpress Website: The Easy Way Using Divi Visual Page Builder (Developing a Portfolio Website)
  • Developing Printed Portfolio
  • Legal Affairs for Photographers, Videographers and Artists

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.

Program Benefits »

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: What can I do after completing the program? Where can I work? - The diploma programs comprise the necessary courses (others may be added or changed over the years) that will prepare you for a career in your chosen field, whether in a corporate setting or as a freelance artist.

Among the areas or companies that the graphic design program prepares you for are advertising (advertising agency or marketing and advertising department), graphic design studios, printing and publishing (books and magazines), print-on-demand (short-run digital printing), wide-format digital printing (banners to billboards), and newspaper art department.

For photographers, you can train for or choose careers in wedding photography, portrait photography, or advertising photography. Most practitioners in this field are freelance or self-employed, although you can start your first years as a staff photographer in an established studio. You may also consider newspapers and magazines, not just as news photographers but as feature photographers. Some printing and publishing houses may also employ a staff of photographers in-house, or have a list of outside photographers they regularly turn to for their print projects.

For the digital video production graduates, your opportunities are not limited to the television stations and movie studios. There are third-party suppliers that provide production services of photography, editing, directing, and lighting servicing the television, movie, corporate, and advertising industries.

Multimedia program graduates, depending on their skills, can fit into any of the above fields.

What is important, whether you are planning to go freelance or seek employment, is to prepare and update regularly a portfolio to show prospective employees or clients. Choose your best work, and make your presentation in three minutes, five max (short video or 10 to 12 printed works). 

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 »

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.

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.

Rules on Attendance »

Rules on Attendance

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

Payment Terms & Conditions »

Payment Terms & Conditions

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

- 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.

- 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.

- Additional 5% off on the payable amount for those who’ll pay in full upon registration.

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 (Photography NCII & Visual Graphic Design NC III)
  • Portfolio case. Printing of portfolio files are not included.
  • PCCI T-shirt
  • PCCI drinking mug

Classes Schedule »

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 courses and projects 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.

To request for complete program details and updated program calendar, please EMAIL:

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: 90 days including portfolio building (more than 720 hours)

Disclaimer: PCCI reserves the right to change, amend or modify program policies and guidelines, schedule and details at any time without notice. Current enrollees, however, will be promptly notified of any such changes.

 

DATE(S):
  • To request for complete program details and updated program calendar, please EMAIL:

TIME:

9 AM to 5 PM

INSTRUCTOR(S):
FEE:

110,000 (USD 2,750).

Program fee is 60% cheaper than taking each course separately.

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.

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

Course Date(s)
Payment

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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