Fashion Design programme introduction

The 3-years programme  that is offered to the students at the Marbella Design Academy was developed and is delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Study in sunny Spain for your BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design

Programme start twice per year. In the middle of January and in the middle of September each year.

With 19 years of experience and a young, dynamic and professional academic staff with a progressive attitude, the Marbella Design Academy has achieved an academic standard that enables the Academy to compete with the best design schools in the world.

At the Academy the students receive a great deal of personal and direct attention from the academic staff. The Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere prevailing among the staff and the students, who come from many different countries.

Fashion is a major industry and if you want to help shape the trends of the future and feel passionate about expressing art via the clothes you wear then fashion design is for you.

Where’s better to study fashion than Spain?

Spain is an international focal point for fashion design. Many designers that graduate from the Academy continue on to either follow their dreams and create their own label, or choose employment with one of the many established fashion houses locally or abroad. For example the “Zara” fashion empire, with hundreds of stores worldwide, is headquartered in Spain. Mango is another highly successful Spanish worldwide chain that continues to grow.

The province of Malaga alone has many respected fashion designers who export their creations internationally. To mention a few, Su-Shi handbags, Dolfie shoes, Mayoral and Charanga children’s wear, Pepa Loves, Oltimara ladies fashion, Anastasia Benitez shawls and cardigans, Gisela underwear and swimwear, Muchacho Malo, etc. Even two of our academic staff members are practicing local designers – Carola Toca and Astrid Nahmad.

By choosing to study fashion design at Marbella Design Academy, you are automatically thrust into a hub of internationally acclaimed fashion designers and creative people. Our programme is designed to fulfil high academic standards with a dynamic exploration of the latest contemporary techniques and processes.

The presence of creative design is a visible and prominent feature in all products encountered in our daily lives. We ensure that our graduates acquire all the necessary resources that allow them to excel as professionals in the ever-evolving fashion design industry.

The programme proposes a progressive and stimulating curriculum to motivate enthusiasm and also offers strong groundwork that enables our graduates to face the challenges of the marketplace.

When the Students have satisfactorily completed their 3-year Fashion Design programme they will have qualified for a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design awarded in London by Middlesex University. Once awarded, they are entitled if they like to apply for a Master’s degree at Middlesex (1 additional academic year) or at any other chosen university.

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Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners, appointed by Middlesex University. When the 3-year higher education in design programmes of Marbella Design Academy have been successfully completed, students will be awarded an official BA (Hons) degree by Middlesex University London.