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Part-Time Programs


The Pacific Design Academy offers exciting courses that are a blend of artistic skills, design fundamentals and the latest technology. We encourage our students to develop marketable skills and foster individual ability and excellence. If you wish to design there's no better quality career training than at the Pacific Design Academy. Our part time and evening courses are aimed at those who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge in the design field.

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Adobe Illustrator


Adobe Illustrator is the primary illustration tool used in professional Graphic Design. Through a series of discussions and practical exercises we will explore the principles of vector based graphics, and the concepts behind the industry standard...
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Adobe Photoshop


Photoshop is the industry standard Graphic Design tool used to modify, manipulate and enhance photographic and other images. This is a hands-on course that will introduce students to the possibilities offered by this application, and prepare them to work in print in terms of image quality, resolution, and colour space...
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Audio Production 101


PDA's Introduction to Audio Production 101 is for students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills, technology and techniques used to compose, record, edit, mix and produce music using a range of software and hardware...
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Digital Photography


A part-time course developed to give students a basic understanding of photography. Students will learn and understand ISO, aperture and time value enabling them to use a fully manual setting on their camera...
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Draping Fundamentals


Fundamental draping procedures and the importance of grain, balance and construction will be covered. While practicing design development techniques on the dress form, students develop a sense of fit, proportion, silhouette, and style...
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Fashion Illustration


This course will lead students through the fashion design process, and develop their ability to sketch and draw fashion illustrations. It is perfect for anyone who enjoys fashion and wants to develop his or her skills as a fashion artist...
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Fashion Stylist


This course is designed to give you an introduction to the world of fashion styling - the fashion industry’s unsung heroes. This course will utilize a hands-on approach through lectures, guest speakers, visual references and group projects...
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Garment Construction


Through a combination of lecture and lab sessions, students will learn various construction and finishing methods used in the production of well-made garments using industrial equipment. Students will learn proper construction methods using...
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Intro to Interior Design


Colour, texture, and form are elements that combine in every space to create an environment that reflects who we are. By careful planning and selection, an Interior Decorator can help their clients optimize their budget by developing space plans, selecting the...
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Feng Shui


Learn the basics of Feng Shui design application for residential use and how to apply these skills and techniques in a real world setting...
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Pattern Drafting


Learn how to draft clothing patterns that really fit. Pattern drafting class packed with hands-on experiences and best kept secrets of European design rooms and master tailors. Learn about body measurements, calculated proportional...
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Vectorworks


Learn your way around the Macintosh operating system, and Vectorworks software, one of the most widely used CAD programs in the building design industry. Students will learn drawing setup, the use of walls, parametric doors and windows, 2D...
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Web Design I


Students will learn web design and its best practices using today's core web design building blocks such as HTML5, CSS3 information architecture, website structure, user interface, and navigation...
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Web Design II


Students will learn how to create more involved web pages with advanced techniques and to structure and style web pages using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Recommended for students with some prior HTML/CSS knowledge. ...
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Landscape Design Fundamentals


This course will introduce the design process for anyone currently in a landscape-related position, or for anyone wishing to design and create their own landscape upgrades. Simple steps and how-to’s will be explored which will include planning, design considerations, plant material, and construction techniques...
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Introduction to Film


In Introdcution to Film, students will be introduced to the terms and techniques of the film industry and will cover all the related skills necessary for understanding what it takes to be part of a film production...
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