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.


For July 28th, 2017

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.

Part-time classes begin September 11 – October 19, 2017.

Register now before the classes fill up.

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

Full-time programs begin September 18, 2017.


June 26, 2017 @ 4PM

Graduate student Gallery.

Come view student work, portfolios and meet the designers. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event in the PDA lobby.

June 27, 2017 @ 12 noon

Film student final presentations on the
big screen.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event at the Odeon on Yates St.

June 28, 2017 @ 9 PM

Fashion show.

Come see the Fashion Design students collections.

Tickets available at PDA and online.

June 30, 2017 @12 noon

Graduation Ceremony at St. Annes Academy.

Come celebrate the students achievements over the past year as they graduate.