Marbella Design Academy:
Marbella Design Academy is a leading state-recognised design school in Spain, teaching entirely in English. Founded in 1995, we are located in Monda, only 15km from the jet set town of Marbella on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain. Our students come from all over the world, and can obtain grants from their home countries to study at the Academy.Email: Contact us below
We offer 3-year Bachelor Degree (BA Hons) programmes
in Interior Architecture, Graphic Design & Fashion Design. The BA degree titles students are awarded after graduation from the Marbella Design Academy are awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and state recognised in the UK.
State-recognised Design School:
Marbella Design Academy is state-recognised by the Ministry of Education - Junta de Andalucia in Spain - the only international design school in Spain to achieve this recognition.
This means that the school, its tutors and the education offered are quality-controlled by the Ministry of Education in Spain.
This is a great opportunity for students interested in these design disciplines to study in English in sunny Spain, at a lower cost than in the UK. Special needs students (individuals with a physical disability) are also welcome to apply.
3-Year Design Courses
, leading to a BA (Hons) degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK
• Interior Architecture & Design
• Graphic Design & Media
• Fashion Design & Manufacture
Our 3-year validated programmes start in January and September each year.
Graduates can then continue to study for a Masters Degree with an additional 10 months at the University of Bedfordshire in London, or they can apply to another university of their choice.
Besides all compulsory subjects taught in each course, students receive comprehensive training in the cutting-edge professional computer programmes used in industrial settings, such as Auto-Cad, 3D Studio Max, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Premier.
Free Spanish Classes:
Students have the option of learning Spanish alongside their design course. Voluntary Spanish classes are held twice a week after tuition hours during the academic year in all 3 years.
Intensive Foundation Course - 3 months:
Twice a year, starting in June & September
We offer an intensive 3-month Foundation Course which introduces you to the world of Art & Design. It is primarily designed for students who do not fulfil the entry requirements for the Higher Education in Design courses (Interior Architecture, Graphic Design & Fashion Design).
All the basic design tools are taught at beginner level in order to prepare you to enter the Higher Education in Design programme. International students can enter on a Tourist Visa, which is valid for 3 months.
Summer Intensive Courses - 2, 3 or 5 weeks:
• Fashion Design, Interior Decoration, 3D Studio MAX, 3D Printing, InDesign, AutoCad, Illustrator, Photoshop, Photography, Screen Printing, Videography + Premier PRO