Founded in 1991, Pacific Design Academy is a private design college based in Victoria, British Columbia. The college is a renowned higher education institute of Canada that is registered with the Private Career Training Institution Agency. With a curriculum designed by instructors who are practicing professional designers, the isntute offers full-time and part-time diploma courses ranging from one-year to two-year in length.
It has been known for bringing forth an artistically inspired curriculum serving the current and evolving needs of the design marketplace and is often regarded for its state-of-the-art curriculum. The institute is ranked at #3 in the acteory of World's Top Graphic Design Colleges and Universities and is thus, a favored choice among international candidates for studying in Canada.
Admissions at Pacfiic Design Academy are offered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Programs at the organization majorly start in fall (September) or winter (January). They are available on the basis of 20 hours a week, over 36 weeks for a total of 720 hours each year. All the aspirants must deposit a non refundable fee of 300 CAD when applying at the institute. Students of design usually complete two 80-hour work placements and are offered some of the high-paying jobs in Canada by the companies they train with.
|Location||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||1:13|
|Types of Program||Diploma|
|Mode of Program||Trimester|
The institute does not provide any on-campus housing. It offers homestay options through their partnership with the ‘Canada Homestay Network’. CHN would arrange a personalized and objective matching between the student and their Canadian host based on their mutual backgrounds, interests, lifestyles, and educational goals. Students can also take aid of www.padmapper.com to find their desired housing.
The institute offers a range of courses for international students including both full-time and part-time diploma courses. For full-time, the academy has on or two-year diploma programs, which begin in September of each year. Programs under full-time courses include,
There are January admissions for graphic and interior design available as well. 3D Animation & FX E-Learning Diploma is an online program which can be started at any time. Part-time courses include Evening Classes run twice a week, for 6 weeks. Part-time courses provided by the institute are Adobe tools, Fashion Styling, Social media marketing, Introduction to graphic design and many more.
Application portal: Download application form the official website.
Application fee: Domestic- 200 CAD/International- 300 CAD.
Application Deadline: Rolling basis
Basic admission requirements:
For all the probable candidates of the institute applying at the academy in the upcoming term, an estimated cost of living for international students to stay in Canada is as tabulated below.
|Program name||Tuition & Fee (CAD)||Equipment fee (CAD)||Additional costs, books/supplies (CAD)|
|Graphic media design||13,950||0||1,500|
|Photography and imaging||12,950||1,000||4,400|
|App and web development||12,950||0||500|
|Motion picture production||15,950||1,000||400|
|3D Animation and FX-online||10,950||0||0|
|Residential Interior Design & Technology - Online||12,950||0||-|
Note that part-time courses are all 495 CAD per each program.
On request, the institute provides financial assistance to students arranging financial aid packages. Students under diploma program are eligible for,
Note that the academy does not provide any scholarships in Canada for international students and thus, students must make their own necessary arrangements for payment of fees when applying at the institute.
Pacific Design Academy maintains a very cordial relationship between the school and its graduates. An Alumni Office is set up which aids the Alumni Association to unite all the folks for fellowship and even promoting projects.
Notable Alumni of PDA includes:
The institute does not offer any job placements. Employers seeking entry-level employees do contact PDA, which are then passed along to the students’ current email ID’s for them to further enquire about. It also has in-house jobs board and forward contract opportunities for students. The academy encourages students to check their Facebook page to check job postings.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$9,854 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$9,854 / Year|
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I applied to Pacific Design Academy as soon as the forms were out. I filled the online application form with a non-refundable application fee of $300 for international students. Along with that, I submitted my higher secondary mark sheet and additional course certificates.
Motion Picture Production seems very fascinating and simple but it has complex and crucial topics. The course's curriculum comprises of all the major aspects of film, videos and production. Editing, Cinematography, Business of film, Screenwriting, FX, Direction and a lot more.
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