Pacific Design Academy

in beautiful downtown Victoria, BC.

Offering full and part-time programs in design, film and new media.

Contact us to register today!

At Pacific Design Academy, you can expect...

intimate class sizes

knowledgable instructors who are practicing
professionals in their field

artistically inspired education

Up-to-date industry standard software and the latest digital technology

Welcome to Pacific Design Academy

Who We Are

The Pacific Design Academy was founded in 1991 to provide quality education in the design arts. From our earliest program offerings in Interior Design, the Academy has grown to become the pre-eminent private design school in Victoria. Our classes are led by practicing professional designers, which ensures our curriculum is appropriate to the needs of the design marketplace.

The Pacific Design Academy is an accredited college registered with the Private Career Training Institution Agency and has authority to grant diplomas in all full time courses listed on this website.

Our Approach

The academy's instructors are working professionals who bring current, up-to-date ideas into the classroom. Our classrooms and studios are bright and well equipped. Our computer labs are home to Macintosh computers with cutting-edge software, making certain that we meet and exceed design industry standards. Our limited class size guarantees that students get the individual attention they need to successfully master new skills.


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GRADUATION CEREMONY: We will be hosting this years ceremony at St Ann's Academy on Friday June 30th at 12:00. Please notify Hartley at the Registrar desk of the number of guests you hope to bring.

EVENING PART-TIME CLASSES: Next classes begin in September, 2017.
Please check the individual Part-Time classes for dates and times.

We now offer TWO part-time Web Design Classes.
In additional to our original part-time evening Web Design I class, we now also have Web Design II available for those with some prior HTML/CSS knowledge.

NEW THIS YEAR – Application and Web Development 2-Yr Diploma, and Landscape Design & Planning 1-Yr Diploma.
This year we have two new diploma programs at PDA. Application and Web Development, for those that love to code, and Landscape Design & Planning for those who want to make a career designing Gardens and 'Green Spaces' for residential or commercial use.