Study at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and gain an official BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design awarded by Middlesex University London

  • Programmes start September and January each year. 
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 360CP in the UK = 180 ECTS points

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

Successful graduates from Marbella Design Academy and the BA validated programme will be awarded a BA (Hons) Fashion Design by Middlesex University London.


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

Fashion Design programme introduction

Marbella Design Academy is one of the best places in the world to study for a degree in Fashion Design. Spain is a mecca for Fashion and some of the worlds most famous fashion designers are Spanish. Besides many others, Spain is home to the famous “Zara” Fashion Empire, with several hundred stores worldwide.

Fashion design is big business. Being an professional Fashion Designer is a great career with many opportunities to either create your own brands and collections or to gain employment in one of the numerous fashion houses worldwide.

Our Fashion Design course offers an unparalleled level of education in the fashion industry.

Fashion Design is the application of art, creativity and aesthetics to clothing and other lifestyle accessories. A global business and one of the largest employers of the world workforce. This exciting, lucrative and growing market sector has many rich employment opportunities for fashion graduates including design, pattern cutting, merchandising and marketing. The academy enjoys an excellent alumni of qualified designers working successfully in the fashion industry.

By choosing to study Fashion Design at Marbella Design Academy, you will find yourself surrounded by a hub of internationally acclaimed fashion designers and creative people. The purpose built campus has been designed as an inspirational place to think, create and learn, equipped with the latest technologies and facilities expected of a modern education centre. Our academic staff is highly experienced and have all worked in this demanding industry.

This innovative course will give you a professional insight to all the different job roles and career opportunities that exist within the fashion industry. You will have the opportunity to learn not only the academic and practical skills essential for fashion design, but also essential personal skills such as self-confidence, presentation, organisation, the ability to work with others and an opportunity to discover and express your own creative identity.

Our education is designed to accomplish high academic standards in an exciting exploration of the latest contemporary techniques and processes of Fashion Design. The first year of the programme will cover basic skills such as freehand drawing, design history, fashion illustration, computer aided design and essential pattern cutting and construction techniques. The second year of study will build and enhance your existing skills with further exploration of the creative fashion design process, trend awareness and industry projects. In your final year a work experience module gives the opportunity to test your skills base in a contemporary fashion environment within industry. A final catwalk collection will push your creative and technical skills and showcase you as an emerging fashion designer. An industry-ready portfolio with styled photography shoots and highly polished design wok will be your selling point to achieve a position within industry on graduation.

We offer an excellent academic and technical programme of study in a purpose built, well equipped campus. In addition we pride ourselves on the way we support our students in their academic studies, with pastoral student support. In return, we ask that you commit to work hard, display good attendance and make full use of all that is available to you at the Marbella Design Academy.

University degree: Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) in Fashion Design awarded by our partner institution Middlesex University London

Marbella Design Academy has been recognised as one of the top design schools in the world, and you will graduate as an outstanding professional Fashion Designer. Once graduated, the employment rate is nearly 100%.

When you have completed the Fashion Design programme at Marbella Design Academy you will be awarded an official BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design by our partner institution Middlesex University London.

When the students have satisfactorily completed their 3-year programme and been awarded their BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design, they may then choose to apply for a Master’s Degree at Middlesex University, an additional 10 months, or at any other university of their choice.

Marbella Design Academy has everything you need to kick start your long & rewarding career in fashion design! Apply