Design Courses in Spain

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Marbella Design Academy:
Study design on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain with Marbella Design Academy! A state-recognised international design school close to Malaga, we provide 3-year validated programmes in Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design, taught entirely in English. Students come from all over the world to study at our academy as it has an academic level that competes with the best design schools worldwide. Special needs students (individuals with a physical disability) are also welcome to apply.

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3-Year Design Programmes:
All classes are taught in English, and in small groups. The courses start twice a year. You can enter in January and in September. 

- Fashion Design & Manufacture:
Photo of Design Courses in SpainOn successful completion, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree approved and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and state-recognised in the UK.

This course aims to provide not just a solid understanding of the theories that guide the fashion profession, but also the practical, hands-on skills required for all steps of project development from design to sale, including production, technology, management and marketing. 

If you are passionate about expressing art through the clothes you wear, and want to help shape the fashion trends of the future, this is the course for you! 

Our graduates have an employment rate close to 100% upon graduation.


- Interior Architecture & Design: 
On successful completion, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree approved and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK & state-recognised in the UK.

This course is designed to provide you with knowledge of all aspects of the interior architecture process, and aims to equip you with the skills necessary to apply the creative potential of interior design to the expression of ideas, and in resolving visual communication and design problems within a given budget.

You graduate as a highly-skilled professional with a unique style of your own, which is supported during your entire education. 

Tuition is delivered in the form of lectures, guided practice, independent study and real life projects, as exercises to hone work skills.

You will learn a wide range of techniques employed in the field of interior architecture that include sketching, ergonomics, materials, psychology within design, photography, color theory, design software systems, as well as basic technical construction skills needed for real world application.

In addition, you will become proficient in the latest technologies including: Auto Cad, 3D MAX, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.


- Graphic Design & Media: 
On successful completion, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree approved and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and state-recognised in the UK. 

This course aims to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a professional graphic designer. Techniques and processes are covered to prepare you in communication with both clients and printers, as well as a profound academic approach to the theories behind the expression of ideas.

Personal skills are honed to allow you to develop a signature style that will distinguish you within the professional design market. 

This Graphic Design course has been designed to combine high academic standards with a thorough immersion into contemporary graphic design techniques, which has placed the Academy alongside the best design schools worldwide. 

A variety of teaching strategies will be used, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, staff-led seminars, visiting seminars and master classes, as well as educational trips and visits. 


Intensive Foundation Course - 3 months / 12 weeks:
2 intakes per year, with courses beginning in June & September. 

If you do not fulfil the entry requirements for the 3-year validated design programmes, you can choose to take our intensive Foundation Course which will prepare you to begin studying with us.

All the basic design tools are taught at beginner level in order to prepare you to enter our Fashion Design, Interior Architecture or Graphic design courses. International students can enter on a Tourist Visa, which is valid for 3 months.

You will also have 3 hours of English classes per week to prepare you for the IELTS level 6 exam. 


Free Spanish Tuition for an International Design Education:
Two educations in one! When you take a 3 year international design education at Marbella Design Academy, you have the option of taking free Spanish tuition as part of your course.

Spanish classes are held twice a week after tuition hours during the academic year in all 3 years. These Spanish classes are voluntary. 

The Spanish classes are available to students who are taking a design education in: Interior Architecture, Graphic Design or Fashion Design. Please note that all other tuition is in English.


Intensive Summer Courses: 
Photos of Marbella Design Academy• 3D Printing (2 weeks)
• AutoCAD (2 weeks)
• Illustrator (2 weeks)
• Photography - Basic (2 weeks)
• InDesign (2 weeks)
• Screen Printing (2 weeks)
• 3D Studio MAX (3 weeks)
• Photoshop (3 weeks)
• Videography + Premiere PRO (3 weeks)
• 3D Studio MAX + AutoCAD (5 weeks)
• Photography + Photoshop (5 weeks)
• Illustrator + Photoshop (5 weeks)
• InDesign + Photoshop (5 weeks)
• Screen Printing + Photoshop (5 weeks)
• Interior Decoration (5 weeks)
• Fashion Design (5 weeks)

As part of the course, you will be given a project to be completed during your stay. Upon completion of the Summer Course you will receive a Certificate from Marbella Design Academy. This will be given out on the last day of the course. 

Image of Design Courses in SpainSome courses have been created to include a combination of these aforementioned skills (for example ‘Photoshop + InDesign’ or ‘Photography + Photoshop’).

Study hours for the Summer Courses:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm


Student Reviews / Testimonials:
•  "I chose Marbella Design Academy because the school is multicultural and offers a world class education in a congenial environment."
Graphic Design Student: Hafiz Rosli (Sweden)

•  "Overall my experience at the Marbella Design Academy is very positive, I have learned a lot and have a very nice time. I am as well pleased with all the tutorials throughout the term.... All the projects are challenging and are giving me satisfaction when I have presented them well."
Interior Design Student: Anna Brylka (Poland)

•  "Marbella Design Academy is a creative school, you can easily get inspired by the other students. I like the appearance of the Academy, it´s very beautiful.

You learn many different things, you don´t only learn the facts in your own field (fashion graphic and interior) you learn many kinds of computer programmes. I like that."
Interior Design Student: Signe Kok Nielsen (Denmark)

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