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PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria, British ColumbiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1991Established Year
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Pacific Design Academy: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

Highlights

TypePrivate University
Campus SettingSuburban
Establishment Year1991
LocationVictoria, British Columbia
Official Websitepacificdesignacademy.com
Admission ProcessOnline
Admission Helpdesk250.383.3631
info@pacificdesignacademy.com
Faculty to Student Ratio1:13
Types of ProgramDiploma
Mode of ProgramTrimester

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus and Residence

  • Pacific Design Academy campus is situated in the heart of downtown Victoria.
  • The campus is easily accessible through public transit, bicycle, or foot.
  • The city is a short water ride away from bigger cities like Vancouver and Seattle.
  • Each class has a maximum of 18 students.
  • Victoria is a safe and friendly city where students can enjoy many cultural and outdoor activities, including Tourism, Ferries, Museums, Art gallery and many more.

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.

Courses

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,

  1. Architecture Building Technology (one-year diploma)
  2. Graphic media design (two-year diploma)
  3. Interior design (two-year diploma)
  4. App and web development (two-year diploma)
  5. Fashion design (one-year diploma)
  6. Professional photography and imaging (two-year diploma)
  7. Motion picture production (two-year diploma)
  8. 3D Animation & FX E-learning (two-year diploma)
  9. Residential interior design and Technology online (one-year diploma)

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.

Pacific Design Academy Application Process

How to Apply?

Application portal: Download application form the official website.

Application fee: Domestic- 200 CAD/International- 300 CAD.

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Basic admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts.
  • A minimum of a 2.0 GPA is required
  • Copy of a valid photo ID
  • Letter of Intent (detailing background, desire for the subject, goals and why you feel you will be a successful student)
  • International students must additionally give proof of English proficiency. They can take TOEFL/IELTS exams and submit their scores.
  • For differently abled students to apply, PDA would require proof of funding for accommodating the disability for the duration of the program.

Pacific Design Academy Cost of Attendance

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 nameTuition & Fee (CAD)Equipment fee (CAD)Additional costs, books/supplies (CAD)
Interior design12,95001,500
Graphic media design13,95001,500
Photography and imaging12,9501,0004,400
App and web development12,9500500
Fashion design12,95002,400
Building technology13,95001,500
Motion picture production15,9501,000400
Landscape design12,9500500
3D Animation and FX-online10,95000
Residential Interior Design & Technology - Online12,9500-

Note that part-time courses are all 495 CAD per each program.

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

On request, the institute provides financial assistance to students arranging financial aid packages. Students under diploma program are eligible for,

  1. Canada Student Loans
  2. Sponsorship: Sponsorships are given under Workers’ Compensation, Social Services, or Employment Canada.

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.

Alumni Network

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:

  • David Wallace whose designs have been famous in the Grammys
  • Marie LeBlanc who received the overall achievement award in the Fashion Design Program

Placements

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.

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$ 9,8541st YEAR
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2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 10,7541st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 9,8541st YEAR
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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 8,9541st YEAR
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Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 9,8541st YEAR
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2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 9,8541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 10,7541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 9,8541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 8,9541st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 9,8541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 10,7541st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Jul 06

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 9,8541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 9,8541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 10,7541st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Jul 06

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 9,8541st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 10,7541st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Jul 06

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 8,9541st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Mar 23

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
$ 10,7541st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Jul 06

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  4  |  TOEFL  52
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
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Pacific Design Academy Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population
DLI NumberO19394451567
Average Cost of Attendance$9,854 / Year

Attendance Cost

$9,854

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$9,854 / Year

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

7.7/10

8/10academic
7/10infrastructure
7/10placements
9/10faculty
8/10extracurricular
7/10accommodation

Reviews

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Fardeen lal bassi, INDIA Motion picture production
Pacific Design Academy
Current student , Batch : 2021
7.7
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

PDA'S MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION DIPLOMA

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.


Course Curriculum - 

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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academic
9 /10
faculty
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infrastructure
7 /10
accomodation/food
7 /10
placement
8 /10
extracurricular
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