Diploma in Multimedia Arts
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 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.
The program aims to mold you as a full pledge multi-disciplinary creative. From theories, lectures and intensive hands-on workshops on multiple disciplines which includes class leading industry proven curriculum on branding, graphic design, web design, video editing, animation, photography and e-learning. The program is a carefully curated platform that will help you build a competitive and industry relevant portfolio at the end of the course.
To take your skills and credentials further, the program includes a certification exam from TESDA Photography National Certificate (NC II) and Visual Graphic Design NC III and an optional Adobe Certified Associate exam that is internationally recognized and known to some of the biggest companies and institutions in the world.
Graduates of this programs are highly in-demand and easily absorbed in the industry in the fields of graphic design, video production, animation or photography.
|Graphic Design & Publishing|
|Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals|
|Adobe Photoshop CC Essentials|
|Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials|
|Effective Logo Design|
|Effective Logo Design|
|Adobe Indesign CC Essentials|
|Designing Effective Marketing and Corporate Collaterals|
|Videography & Post-Production|
|Digital Video Fundamentals|
|Basic Video Production|
|Basic Film & Video Production|
|Adobe Premiere Pro Essentials: Film and Video Editing|
|Visual Effects and Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects|
|Adobe Audition: Audio Editing and Post Production|
|3D Animation Fundamentals|
|Adobe Animate: Stunning Animations for the Web and Mobile|
|Advanced After Effects CC: Creating Animated Explainer Videos|
|Digital Camera Fundamentals|
|Basic Photography: An Intensive Hands-on Workshop|
|Studio Lighting 101|
|Strobist Photography: Creative Techniques with Portable Flash|
|Creating Websites on WordPress: The Basics|
|UX Design & Prototyping with Adobe XD|
|Pricing Design Projects and Dealing with Clients|
|Legal Affairs for Photographers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, and Filmmakers|
|Build Your Personal Brand on Social Media|
1.) marketing collaterals
2.) explainer video or AVP
3.) website or website mock-up
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.
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 40% 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.
For photographers, you can train for or choose careers in wedding, portrait, 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 or become a multimedia specialist which involves a working knowledge of multiple disciplines including, graphic design and animation. They can also be an instructional designer, which involves authoring and developing e-learning modules for different companies, a highly in-demand position nowadays.
Students of this program are also required to build and showcase their portfolio through a panel of industry recognized professionals in the field, making sure that the output are industry ready and creatively competitive.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Four pieces of passport-size color photo (white background, shirt with collar and name in front).
- Photocopy of any valid government ID (with full name and correct spelling).
- 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.
A graduate of Multimedia Arts Diploma program is expected to be a well-rounded artist skilled in multiple disciplines including but not limited to branding, graphic design, video production/editing, web design, e-learning and photography.
The multimedia artist is expected to have a working knowledge of the ff:
- Create effective and timeless logos using a vector program like Adobe Illustrator
- Should be able to create an aesthetically pleasing layout for marketing collateral like brochures, posters, letterhead, business cards and banners.
- Edit, enhance and composite a photo for personal or commercial use.
- Create an animated explainer video for a service or product of a company
- Create a basic e-learning module using an industry standard e-learning authoring software like Adobe Captivate
- Apply and understand the principles of basic photography and lighting
- Shoot and edit a video using an industry standard video editing tool like Adobe Premiere.
- Apply and understand the foundations of 3D design
- Create and develop an engaging website using Wordpress
- Create and layout a magazine using Adobe Indesign
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.|
- 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 Photography NC II & Visual Graphic Design NC III assessment fees
- PCCI T-shirt & mug
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 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
- SWIFT Code: BNORPHMM
Then email (or fax) the copy of the payment slip with your name and program written legibly on it.
- Email address: email@example.com
- Fax number: +63 (2) 892-5281
To request for complete program details and updated program calendar, please EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 AM to 5 PM
Includes materials, lunch and snacks.
Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.