We believe that you learn by creating in a collaborative

Located in ‘Beautiful’ Victoria BC.

We offer small class sizes and individual attention.

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 and Building Technology, 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 a designated college with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) 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 exceed design industry standards. Our limited class size guarantees that students get the individual attention they need to successfully master new skills.


Sept 12, 2017

Tonights PT Garment Construction class is full.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for our popular Garment Construction evening course. The class is full so we are now deferring applicants to the next intake on Oct 31, 2017.

Sept 11, 2017

Welcome to our new part-time students starting classes this week.

Thank you for choosing the Pacific Design Academy, we appreciate it.

Now Accepting Applications for full-time and part-time programs.

Part-time classes begin the September 11, 2017. Full-time courses begin September 18, 2017.

Full-time program Orientation, at PDA, is on September 15, 2017.

Full-time programs begin September 18, 2017.


October 30, 2017

Next round of PT Evening classes begin October 30, 2017.

If you wee unable to register for the part-time classes beginning Sept 11, 2017 we are now accepting registrations for the next intake Oct 30.

September 15, 2017

Student Orientation for all full-time students attending PDA.

We will meet in the main floor lecture room by the entrance to the school.

  • 9:00am: Interior Design
  • 9:00am: Building Technology
  • 10:00am: Graphic Design Year 1&2
  • 11:00am: Photography Year 1&2
  • 11:00am: Web & App Dev Year 1&2
  • 11:00am: Motion Picture (Film)
  • 12:00pm: Fashion Industry Year 1&2
  • 12:00pm: Landscape Design

Expect your session to take a total of two hours.