Diploma in Filmmaking
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.
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 programs are not equivalent to degree programs. The differences between diploma programs and degree programs are:
- 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.
- 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.
- The places of study. Degree programs are taken at universities and colleges. Diploma programs are awarded by technical schools or centers.
Overview of the Program
The PCCI Diploma in Filmmaking gives students the opportunity to participate in various workshops on the film making process, from screenwriting, directing, camera technique, lighting, to digital editing. At every step of the way, they are encouraged to think creatively in telling their story through visuals, taking turns as director, producer, cinematographer, camera operator, gaffer, etc.
Learn from the knowledge and insights from professionals and guest speakers on the behind the camera, including award-winning directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, video and sound editors, production designers, and other screen specialists.
Instructors: Emir Khan Bautista, Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Dale Custodio, Valentin Naguit, Pao Pangan, Emman Pascual, Sheela Alcasid, Dos Ocampo, Mico Michelena, Dennis Lucero, Yves Patron, Robert Quilao, Henry Lopez, Paolo Bertola and guest speakers from the film industry.
What to Expect
Students work on actual film projects throughout the program, from "script to screen." Along the way, a student will find his or her strengths in each field of specialization.
Besides a strong theoretical background on film, the program provides extensive hands-on training and workshops in the various disciplines. Participants will get to experience the entire filmmaking process.
At the end of the program, the students are expected to submit a high quality short film project.
The program is designed to be completed in six (6) months (following the regular schedule of classes) including film production and film showing. With our intensive hands-on format and creative training techniques, you can learn much more in much less time.
On rare occasions, a listed instructor is unable to teach a class due to an unscheduled professional assignment. If this happens, we will replace the instructor with someone of equivalent credentials. In the event we cannot secure a substitute, the class shall be rescheduled, still within the duration fo the program.
The filmmaking program is designed to be completed in 6 months (following the regular schedule of classes) including film production and film showing.
|Film 100: Orientation|
|Film 101: Introduction to Filmmaking|
|Basic Film Production|
|Film 102: Film Art|
|Directing 101: Basic Film Directing|
|Directing 102: Directing the Actors|
|Basic Film Scoring|
|Basic Film Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro|
|Adobe After Effects: Beginner to Intermediate|
|Sound Recording & Design|
|Audio Editing & Post Production with Adobe Audition|
|The Pitch: How to Sell Your Film to a Producer|
|Producing a Film|
|Fast Track to Short Filmmaking with Visual Effects (VFX)|
|Legal Affairs for Photographers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, and Filmmakers|
|Mid-Term Evaluation and Assessment|
|Pitching The Film - With Guest Panels (Script Development 5th session)|
|Rough Cut Presentation of Trailer and Short Film|
|Submission of Film Poster|
|Final Cut Presentation|
|Submission of Director’s Statement Video, Final Trailer and Short Film|
|Film Screening and Awarding Ceremony|
|Download Schedule Here|
Admission Requirements | How to Register
Step 1. Fill out and submit the online registration form (found at the right side of this program description page).
Step 2. We will send you an email acknowledgment the next business day, to inform you if there is still space available. A wait list will be established for classes that are fully booked.
If you don’t receive an email acknowledgment, please call us immediately.
Step 3. Once you’re sure a seat is available, pay.
- For photography courses, each student is required to bring his own camera, one suitable for the subject or field of study.
- For computer-based courses, all students will be provided one computer each during the class.
Payment Terms & Conditions | Inclusions
- Registration alone does not guarantee you a seat in class. To secure your place, your registration must be followed by a 50% down payment.
- Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people, 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 3 months from date of enrollment (cash, PDCs or credit card).
- Seats are limited, so register and pay as early as possible to ensure your place. Seats will be allocated on a first-pay, first-serve basis.
- Course fees are inclusive of VAT.
- Course materials (writing materials, handout/manual/book/references)
- Transportation cost for location shoot that are part of some courses
- Use of lab computers to work on class assignments, practice lessons, and prepare projects
- Film School Manila's T-shirt
- Any costs to be incurred in connection to the development of the final project is for the account of the students.
- For photography and videography classes, each student is required to bring his own camera or camcorder, one suitable for the field of study.
- For computer-based classes, student will be provided one computer each during the class.
How to Pay
There are several ways to pay:
- Deliver the payment (cash, check or credit card) to our office. Check is payable to Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Inc.
Deposit the payment to:
- any Banco de Oro (BDO) branch, in favor of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging Inc, S/A 429-0078357.
Then email (or fax) the copy of the deposit slip with student name and program title written legibly on it.
- Email address: email@example.com
- Fax number: +63 (2) 892-5281
Note: To avoid losing your seat to another registrant, we advise you pay as early as possible.
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.
When the student completes the final film project, the student will be awarded the program Certificate of Achievement.
For more questions and inquiries, please EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- On rare occasions, a listed instructor is unable to teach a class due to an unscheduled professional assignment. If this happens, PCCI will replace the instructor with someone of equivalent credentials. In the event we cannot secure a substitute, the class may be rescheduled but still within the duration of the program.
- Batch 4 - Sept 2019 to Feb 2020
Class hours vary, but are generally from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
PhP 95,000 (USD 2300)
Includes manuals/handout, lunch and snacks.
Note: Student has the option also of enrolling only in the subject(s) that he/she want under the program.
Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.