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Academic Calendar & Holidays

January 2020

7th January: Academic year begins for all new 1st year Students.

13th January: Academic year begins (January intake). Term begins (September intake)

February 2020

24th February to 28th February (inc.): Winter Holiday

March 2020
April 2020

3rd April: End of Term

6th to 13th April (inc.): Academy closed for Easter Vacation

14th April: Term begins

May – June – August 2020

The Academy is slowly coming back to near normal after 8 weeks of Covid-19 lock-down of the Academy. Tuition has been given online during those weeks.

  • Monday 11th May:  All members of Staff are returning to work at the Academy.
  • Monday 1st June: Accelerated programme students (JAN LEVEL 4) to return to the Academy.
  • Friday 12th June: Graphic and Interior Architect students finish the academic year.
  • Monday 15th June: Fashion Design students (September intake) return to the Academy.
  • Monday 29th June: Design Foundation Course begins.
  • Monday 13th July: Summer Courses begin.
  • Monday 27th July: Fashion Design students (September intake) finish their academic year.
  • Friday 14th August: Accelerated programme finish.
  • Friday 14th August: Summer Courses finish.
  • Friday 18th September: Design Foundation Course finish.
September 2020

28th September: Academic year begins (September intake and Accelerated January intake). Term begins (January intake)

21st September: September – Design Foundation Course Starts (+ 86 days until and included 11th December)

October 2020

12th October: Spanish Public Holiday Nuestro Señora del Pilar – Academy closed

19th October: Local Holiday – Academy closed

November 2020

2nd November: Spanish Public Holiday – Academy closed

13th November: Board of Study

December 2020

7th & 8th December: Spanish Public Holidays – Academy Closed.

11th December: EXPO and Graduation Party.. End of academic year (January intake). End of the the Design Foundation Course (September intake)

22nd December 2020 to the 11th January 2021: Academy closed for Christmas.

January 2021

11th January: Academic year begins for all new 1st year Students.

18th January: Term begins (September intake)

February 2021

22th February to 26th February (inc.): Winter Holiday

March 2021 & April 2021

15th March: March – Design Foundation Course Starts (+ 87 days until and included 11th June)

26th March: End of Term

29th March to 2nd April (inc.): Academy closed for Easter Vacation

5th April: Term begins

May 2021

1st May: Spanish Public Holiday Dia del Trabajo – Academy closed

27th May: Board of Study

June 2021

11th June at 20.00: EXPO and Graduation Party and End of Academic year (September students) – End of the Design Foundation Course.

22nd June:  Publication of progression decisions and final qualification results

July 2021

12th July: Start of the following Summer Courses: AutoCad, Illustrator, Photography Basic, Fashion Design, Interior Decoration.

26th July: Start of the following Summer Courses: 3D Studio MAX, Photoshop, Videography + Premier PRO.

August 2021

13th August: End of Academic year (January students on the accelerated programme)

15th August: National Holiday. Academy closed.

September 2021

30th August to 3rd September: Re-assessment week

3rd September: June Design Foundation Course ends

6th September: Progression Board for re-assessments

10th September: September Publication of progression decisions

20th September: Academic year begins (September intake and Accelerated January intake). 

21st September: September – Design Foundation Course Starts (+ 86 days until and included 10th December)

October 2021

12th October: Spanish Public Holiday Nuestro Señora del Pilar – Academy closed

19th October: Local Holiday – Academy closed

November 2021

2nd November: Spanish Public Holiday – Academy closed

12th November: Board of Study

December 2021

6th & 8th December: Spanish Public Holidays – Academy Closed.

10th December: End of Term. End of the September – Design Foundation Course.

22nd December 2021 to the 10th January 2021: Academy closed for Christmas.