International Art & Design Education in Spain

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Marbella Design Academy:
Situated in the picturesque town of Monda, 15 minutes north of marvelous Marbella in the South of Spain, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school, state-recognised by the Ministry of Education. We provide Bachelor of Arts validated Higher Education programmes, taught entirely in English, in Interior Architecture, Graphic Design and Fashion Design, as well as a 12-week Foundation Design Course.

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3-Year Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) Design Programmes:
All classes are taught in English, and in small groups. The courses start twice a year - in January and in September.

Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) Degree in Graphic Design & Media:
Duration: 3 years. Language of instruction: English
Awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK 

Our Graphic Design programme is developed, delivered, and assessed by Marbella Design Academy, awarded and quality assured by the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

The curriculum offered to students at Marbella Design Academy has been conceived to combine high academic standards with a thorough immersion into contemporary techniques that have placed the Academy alongside the best design schools.

Course modules include:
Photo of International Art & Design Education in Spain• Fundamentals of Creative Design
• Fundamentals of Graphic Design
• History of Graphic Design
• History of Art
• Brand Design
• Editorial Design
• Freehand Drawing
• Photography
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• Photoshop 

Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) Degree in Fashion Design & Development:
Duration: 3 years. Language of instruction: English
Awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK
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The Fashion Design course employs a creative and wide-ranging collection of current techniques in use in the professional world of fashion design.

Course modules include:
• Fundamentals of Fashion Design
• History of Fashion Design
• Fashion Drawing
• Basic Production & Technology
• Fashion Marketing, Merchandising & Branding
• Sustainability & Ethical Education
• Fashion Production & Technology
• Runway & Styling
• Fashion Textile & Colour
• Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and Range Planning
• Garment Costing & Fashion Production Procedures
• Fashion
• Final Major Project & Portfolio
• Work Experience

Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) Degree in Interior Architecture & Design:
Duration: 3 years. Language of instruction: English
Awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK 

Our 3-year programme in Interior Architecture is conceived to meet the highest academic standards in the interior architecture/design industry.

Course modules include:
Photos of Marbella Design Academy• Conceptual Basics of Interior Decoration
• History of Interior Architecture & Design
• Basic Building Construction
• History of Architecture and Environmental Influence
• Conceptual Principles of Interior Decoration
• Technology and Construction Systems
• Measuring, Quotation and Project Planning
• Furniture Design
• Landscape Design
• Exhibit Design
• Set Design
• Final Major Project & Portfolio
• Work Experience

Free Optional Spanish Tuition during BA Courses:
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. 

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

3- Month Design Foundation Course - 3 months / 12 weeks:
3 intakes per year, with courses beginning in February, May & 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.

Student Reviews / Testimonials:
Picture of International Art & Design Education in Spain•  "I chose Marbella Design Academy because I believe I can get the knowledge I require to succeed in my future career. The best thing about Being a Student at M.D.A is the experience and knowledge passed onto us from our teachers.

After my 3 year course. My options are to get a job in the fashion industry,hopefully by then I will have made enough networks. Or undergo masters at middles ex university in London."

June, Kenya

•  "I was delighted to hear that at the academy the classes were rarely larger than 10, which gives each student a lot of personal time and help from the teachers, unlike many other universities. In my opinion the personal time where you can learn from the teachers knowledge & experiences in the industry are two of the most important things for ones education."
Didi, Malta

Updated: 2024-01-26

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