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Diploma in Graphic Design

Diploma Programs

For nearly 20 years now, the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI) has been the leader in providing training courses for graphic artists, photographers, video producers, and web designers through short standalone seminars and workshops. Today, PCCI takes technical training to the next level through the PCCI Diploma Program. It allows you to take all the related courses, special classes, projects, and activities for your chosen field in a shorter timeframe, unique to PCCI Diploma Program students.

DISCLAIMER: PCCI Diploma Program is not TESDA or CHED programs.

PCCI Diploma vs Degree Program »

PCCI Diploma Program vs Degree Program

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. PCCI 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 PCCI diploma program immediately focus on the subjects specific to the field of study; for example, photography or graphic arts.

Diploma in Graphic Design Program Overview»

Program Overview

The PCCI Diploma in Graphic Design provides the essential tools for a successful career as a graphic designer producing corporate and marketing communication materials for print and online publishing. ASide from the beginner and advanced classes in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, the program covers the elements and theories of good design as applied to brochures, magazines, books, posters, packaging, to branding strategies, corporate identity systems and Web pages. Also included in the program are classes in basic photography, product photography, basic lighting, and basic image editing.

Upon completion of the program, participants should be capable of accomplishing the following:

  • Utilize the basic elements of graphic design, including typography, graphics, and color.
  • Establish a typical workfloe of a design project, including how to get ideas and writing a design brief.
  • Differentiate between images prepared for print, multimedia, and online use.
  • Successfully complete design projects including logos and promotional materials.
  • Handle client inquiries and concerns.

Program List of Classes »

Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals
Adobe Photoshop CC Essentials
Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials
Effective Logo Design
Introduction to Typography
Adobe InDesign CC Essentials
Adobe InDesign Advanced Tools and Techniques
Designing Effective Marketing and Corporate Collaterals: Branding, Labels & Product Packaging
Designing Effective Marketing and Corporate Collaterals: Letterhead, Business Card, Flyer, Brochure, Poster and Banner
PrePress Survival Guide
Advanced Photoshop : Creative Compositing Techniques
Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tools & Techniques
Advanced Photoshop : Digital Fine Art
Infographics Design
Editorial Design: Effective Page Design & Layout
Environmental Graphics: Product Display
General Tracks
Pricing Design Projects and Dealing with Clients
Legal Affairs for Photographers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, and Filmmakers
Kickstart Your Freelance Business Today
Build Your Personal Brand on Social Media
Final Project: Printed marketing and corporate collaterals

Class Schedule»

The diploma programs are ongoing programs throughout the year, such that a student may enter the program any time.

Based on the timeframe in which the diploma student enrolled, PCCI shall register the student to upcoming batch and provide a complete list of class schedules in the particular diploma program. The diploma program schedule has been designed to follow a specific timeframe to finish. For example, Graphic Design and Multimedia Programs have been designed to finish within 3-4 months.

Students are expected to fully review the requirements and the class schedule before signing up for the Diploma Program. Students must confirm their attendance ahead of time with the Student Coordinator to ensure reserved class seats. Otherwise, the class seats will be open to external students.

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 more than 35% in course fees (compared to attending courses individually).

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.

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 »

  1. Duly accomplished and signed PCCI Registration Form (PCCI-Dip-F01) and Declaration (PCCI-Dip-F02) . This is also the proof that a student has been properly oriented regarding the program details, scheduling, and program policies and guidelines.
  2. For students 17 years old and below:
    ◦ Students must undergo a screening process
    ◦ Accepted students must attend the orientation with their parent or guardian
    ◦ Parent or guardian must sign the Diploma Waiver Form (PCCI-Dip-F03), available upon orientation.
  3. Four pieces of passport-size color photo (white background, shirt with collar and name in front).
  4. Photocopy of any valid government ID (with full name and correct spelling).

Important Notes:

  • For photography and video/film classes: Each student is required to bring his own camera or camcorder, one suitable for the field of study.
  • For computer-based classes: Each student will be provided with one computer during the class.

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
Downpayment Fifty percent (50%) 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.
Balance payment Can be paid in installments within 4 months from date of enrollment (cash, PDCs or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration.
5% discount on the payable amount for those who’ll pay in full upon registration
Note: Program should be completed within a year from date of first class. 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.
  • Visual Graphic Design NC III assessment fee
  • PCCI T-shirt & mug
How to Pay?

There are several ways to pay:

Direct payment

  • Deliver the payment (cash, check or credit card) to our office. Check is payable to Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Inc.

Bank deposit

Deposit the payment to

  • any Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in favor of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging Inc, S/A 1-249-91545-5; or
  • any Banco de Oro (BDO) branch, in favor of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging Inc, S/A 429-0078357.

Registrants from other countries may pay in US dollars. Please see below dollar account details.

  • Payee Name: Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Inc.
  • Bank Name: Banco De Oro (BDO)
  • Vendor/payee account number: 536-0039680
  • Bank Branch: Makati Cinema Square, Makati City
  • Bank Address: Ground Floor Makati Cinema Square, Pasong Tamo, Makati City
  • Bank Code: BNORPHMM
  • Bank Branch Code: 429

Then email (or fax) the copy of the payment slip with your name and program written legibly on it.

  • Email address: info@pcci.com.ph
  • Fax number: +63 (2) 892-5281


Online payment via PayPal. (Please click here)


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


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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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