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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 over 25 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. 

This year we are proud to celebrate that our students have achieved outstanding results, with 55% of our presenting class of 2021 being awarded a 1st Class with Honours final grade. 

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 Design Foundation Course every March, June and September.

The Design 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.

And the Design Foundation Course is now also available in interactive virtual tuition!

Any student that chooses to attend virtually will still benefit from 100% tutor attention and guidance through an interactive live streaming system.
Students will be able to connect with our tutor in real-time and ask any questions they might have as they arise.

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.

Marbella Design Academy - Spain - Founded 1995 - Tuition in English


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

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Based on 11 reviews.

Savannah Moorghen-Young
I studied Graphic Design and went from having no knowledge at all on the subject to having my own freelance business today, which would not have been possible without the three years I spent at MDA! As well as the knowledge and skills that I gained during this time, I also met some wonderful people from all over the world and a very supportive t...
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Adrian Redondo
I transferred this year to the school, in second year. During this year I have learnt many different things but among the most remarkable things I have learnt and improve a lot about are all the technical package (electrical plan, sewerage plan, lighting plan... ) and the graphic design (how to create a nice layout, how to work with Photoshop a...
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Bianca Germaux
I had a wonderful experience at Marbella Design Academy. I learned so much and had the best time. I made wonderful friends and so enjoyed experiencing life in Monda. So special. The teachers were great and very helpful. If I could do it all again, I would! :-) I would not be where I am today without the graphic design course.


Marbella Design Academy

Camino Hoyanca
29110 Marbella - Monda

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