Study at Marbella Design Academy (in English) 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 and most affordable 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.

This Fashion Design course is designed for those who are passionate about fashion and expressing art through the clothes we wear. Graduates from this innovative course go on to exciting careers in creating their own label, or through employment in global fashion houses across the world.

Through this course our upcoming fashion designers learn how to combine design and marketing, in preparation for a bright and rewarding future.

Our tutors place great value on ensuring that our students know every aspect of the career and the industry.

You will follow your designs from the first sketches to the finished results. Marketing and business management is very important too, and you will be highly skilled in this discipline as well. Besides creating your own collections you will be taught how to start up and grow your own business and how to sell your creations on the marketplace.

At Marbella Design Academy you will be taught everything you need to know within the Fashion Design industry, in a wonderful and inspiring atmosphere. The Academy provides the ideal location for international fashion and design. Major companies such as Zara, Su-Shi handbags, Dolfie shoes, Mayoral and Charanga children´s wear, Pepa Loves, Oltimara ladies fashion are all within the region. You will literally be in the hub of European fashion! Our fashion designers also participate regularly in many competitions and shows and won many awards.

This validated Fashion Design course provides you with the highest caliber of education in the Fashion design industry. Emphasis is placed on expert pattern cutting and garment production of your own designs. You will be taught using professional computer applications and software right from the first year of study, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

In the final year, you will gain hands-on experience through a work placement, to prepare you for your real life experience in the fashion industry.

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.

Student life is fulfilling and you cannot avoid making friends from all over the world. Come and study with us in sunny Spain and enjoy the best time in your life. We offer lovely surroundings, with great design programmes taught in English. Students live in really wonderful, furnished apartments from only 250 euros per month and day to day living costs are especially low in Spain.

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