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Welcome to Marbella Design Academy!

Marbella Design Academy is located on the sunny coast of Spain. The academy is state recognised by the Ministry of Education in Spain.

Graduates have an employment rate near 100%. Graduates are awarded an official BA (Hons) Degree in Interior Architecture & Design, Graphic Design & Media or Fashion Design & Manufacture, by the University of Bedfordshire.

Students are taught using professional computer applications already from the first year of study. Advanced skills in these programs is a must for students to find employment.

With 24 years of experience and a young and a dynamic professional team of tutors, the academy has an academic level that competes with the best design schools in the world. All classes are instructed in English, and attract students from all over the world. 

The mission of Marbella Design Academy is to provide a stimulating and complete design education that lives up to the latest market demands. The design school aims to develop all the necessary skills needed for the students to solve a wide variety of real life design challenges faced by professional designers today.

Students are taught using industry standard computer applications such as: AutoCad, 3D Studio Max, PhotoShop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro etc. Advanced skills in these programs is a necessary factor for students to find future employment.

Marbella Design Academy helps students present their projects as professionally as possible and prepare them with all of the skills needed to become among the world's top new designers. The aim is to support and develop individual creativity and nurture artistic skills. Students are also prepared for the increasing demands of the market with respect to quality of presentation, economics, style, aesthetics, and psychology relating to the design environment.

The academy also offers a 12 weeks Foundation Course every September and January, and several different intensive Summer Courses.

The Foundation Course is the perfect solution for those students that do not fullfil the entry requirements for the three-year Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes, or for those that are in doubt as to which Higher Education in Design programme to choose.

The Summer Courses are between 2 and 5 weeks, and are as follows for Summer 2019:

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator + Photoshop
  • AutoCad
  • 3D MAX
  • AutoCad + 3D MAX
  • Interior Decoration
  • Photography Basic
  • Photography Basic + Photoshop
  • Videography + Premiere Pro
  • Fashion Design

The atmosphere at Marbella Design Academy is energetic, creative, and inspiring. Students are encouraged to collaborate and experiment with their designs, in either smaller groups or with one to one tuition sessions with their tutor. All tutors are professionals within their respective design fields: architects, graphic designers, interior architects, furniture designers, fashion designers, photographers, web designers, product designers, multimedia designers, and artists.

The stunning location serves as the ideal atmosphere to inspire creativity and welcome relaxation. Students can enjoy the beach and sea on their weekends, and accommodation is easily found in rented apartments in Marbella or Monda. The academy will help you find accommodation in Monda. You can live comfortably for 200€ and 300€ per month. Spain is a beautiful with the best weather in Europe. The price levels are very affordable, and Monda is a safe place for students to live.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Fashion Design Delivery method Length Location
BA (Hons) in Fashion Design & Manufacture On campus 3 years Marbella
Graphic Design
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design & Media On campus 3 years Marbella
Interior Design
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design On campus 3 years Marbella
Foundation / Pathway program
Art & Design
Graphic Design
Design Foundation Course On campus 12 weeks Marbella
Foundation Course On campus 12 weeks Marbella

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Check out Marbella Design Academy's Official Summer Expo and Graduation Ceremony 2018


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Average rating 4.3

Based on 3 reviews

JY Min
"From the beginning the experience was amazing for me. Everyone I have been in contact was extremely helpful and kind. The Academic advisor was very instrumental in my success. The classes are structured to address individual student needs. The courses are focused on getting students ready for the job market. The instructors are always available...
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Hi Marbella Design Academy is maybe the best design school in the World. Great location in sunny Spain, really good teachers who care about their students and a fantastic programme. No wonder Middlesex University London has validated the Academy and the programmes. Now we all are awarded an official BA (Hons) degree by Middlesex University after...
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I know its weird that i still recommend the school even with all the below 3 stars rating but it is getting a lot better and I absolutely love this place.


Marbella Design Academy

Camino Hoyanca
29110 Marbella - Monda

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