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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.

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.
Overview of the Program

This immersive program prepares you for a career in filmmaking–knowledgeable in all aspects from scriptwriting, photography, directing, video editing, sound, cinematography, production design, production management and business of a film.

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

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.

Duration: The program is designed to be completed in 3 months (following the regular schedule of classes) including film production and film showing.

What to Expect

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 short film project.

Program Courses
Schedule: 9 April to 16 June 2018
Orientation Production Management
Introduction to Filmmaking Storyboarding
Film Fundamentals Production Design
Screenwriting Basic to Advanced Film Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Basic Photography Sound: Recording, Design and Editing
Basic Film Production Producing a Film
Basic to Advanced Cinematography Filmmaking Review Session
Electives (Optional Courses) - with additional fee
Adobe After Effects: Beginner to Intermediate The Pitch: How to Sell Your Film to a Producer
Adobe After Effects: Advanced Tools & Techniques Comedy Scriptwriting for TV and Film
Music Scoring Creative Brainstorming
Film Showing: schedule and venue to be announced

When the student completes the final film project, 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.

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.

For the filmmaking 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.

What is important, whether you are planning to go freelance or seek employment, is to prepare and update regularly your portfolio to show prospective employees or clients your best work.

Admission Requirements

Note: 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.

Students without the resource equipment can take advantage of open lab hours to perform assignments, practice lessons, and prepare their student project.

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

- Registration alone does not guarantee you a seat in class. To secure your place, your registration must be followed by a 30 percent 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 2 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.

Fee Inclusions
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Course materials (writing materials, handout/manual/book/references)
  • Transportation cost for location shoot that are part of some photography and videography courses
  • Use of lab computers to work on class assignments, practice lessons, and prepare projects
  • PCCI T-shirt
  • PCCI drinking mug
Classes Schedule

Schedule is per batch. Registrations is on first-come, first served basis. Class hours vary but are generally from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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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.


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


PhP 85,000 (USD 2,125)

Includes manuals or 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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