Go to PCCI Institute of Photography Contact Us
The countrys premier digital arts training center

Diploma in Digital Photography

About the Program

PCCI’s diploma program in digital photography is designed so that upon completing it, one will have the skills behind the camera, behind the computer, and in front of his clients.

It is a comprehensive yet intensive curriculum that allows its participants to learn the technical and creative side of photography; and more importantly, the various aspects one has to know and possess when considering a career as a photographer.

The courses are constructed with practicality in mind. Hands-on exercises follow lectures to ensure that the students can immediately practice and remember the skills and techniques discussed.

The program starts with the fundamentals in photography and then smoothly transitions to the more advanced and specific practices in photography.

Number of training days: 73 days including portfolio building (more than 580 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. A diploma program takes less time to complete, less than a year. Degree programs, such as bachelor of arts or science, typically take two to four years.

2. The courses required to graduate. A degree program includes general education courses such as english, math, philosophy, history, biology. Courses in a diploma program are focused only 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
Photography Essentials Portrait Photography
Digital Camera Fundamentals Studio Portrait 101
Basic Photography Advanced Portrait Photography
Strobist Photography Fashion Photography
Wedding Photography Image Editing and Compositing
Ins & Outs of Wedding Photography Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals
Wedding Photography Adobe Photoshop Beginner to Intermediate
Wedding Album Design Adobe Photoshop Advanced Tools and Techniques
Same Day Edit (SDE) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Advertising Photography Portrait Retouching with Adobe Photoshop
Minding Your Own (Photography) Business Creative Compositing Techniques in Photoshop
The Secrets of Product Photography Web Design Essentials for Photographers
Feast for the Eyes: Professional Food Photography Web Design Fundamentals
Corporate Photography Website Creation with Adobe Muse
Architecture & Interiors Photography General Courses
360° Photography Introduction to Computers & Applications
Editorial & Fine Art Photography Business Ethics, Organization and Communication
Black-and-White Photography Developing Printed Portfolio
Inner Vision Developing a Portfolio Website
Sports & Action Photography Intellectual Property Rights (by IPO)
Photojournalism TESDA Assessment for National Certificate (NC II)
Street Photography  
Travel and Cultural Documentary

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 Photography National Certificate (NC II).

Program Benefits

Certificate of Achievement – At the end of this diploma program, the participant will receive a Certificate of Achievement, qualifying him for an assessment by TESDA. Upon passing the TESDA assessment, the participant will also receive the Photography NC II Certificate.

Market Competitiveness – Armed with the PCCI Certificate of Achievement and TESDA NC III Certificate, the participant will be more competitive in the job market.

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

Moreover, you can learn faster and more effectively with our intensive hands-on format and creative training techniques.

Career Opportunities - PCCI has numerous affiliations among partner companies to send eligible students for OJT (if unemployed) where majoritly of these companies hire them immediately after completion of the program. Employed applicants completing this program stand to gain a greater chance of promotion.

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Those unable to master all the skills and techniques for the first time can take advantage of the FREE lifetime unlimited refreshers or retakes of the same course.

Admission Requirements
  • PCCI accomplished Registration Form
  • Must be 15 years old and above
  • 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, which will depend on availability and willingness of suppliers.

Note: The personal computers are not prerequisite to availing of the programs. All students will be provided by 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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit this link to see the Course Calendar.

Number of training days: 73 days including portfolio building (more than 580 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

75,000 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, check or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.

Important note: Program should be completed before December 15, 2017 only. Otherwise all payments shall be forfeited or considered used.

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

Payment Schedule (₱75,000)
downpayment Upon registration. Availability of slot is on first-come, first served basis. ₱22,500
2nd payment Within March 2017 ₱20,000
3rd payment Within April 2017 ₱17,000
full payment Within May 2017 ₱15,500
If full payment upon registration (less 5%) ₱71,250
Fee Inclusions
  • Includes lunch and snacks
  • Course materials (writing materials, handout/manual/book/references).
  • Transportation for location shoot required for some photography courses.
  • Use of available 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 if you do not master all the skills and techniques the first time.
  • TESDA assessment fees
Request for Complete Program Details and Courses Informations

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



9 AM to 5 PM


75,000 (USD 1,875). Program fee is 60% cheaper than taking each course separately.

Includes materials, 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.

Who's Paying?
Are you coming from outside Metro Manila?
Preferred Platform

Where did you hear about us?

Please specify:

If you get a browser-related error, email your details to registration@pcci.com.ph