To be successful in the admissions process to one of our Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes, links below, a candidate must satisfy the Academy’s entry requirements.
All international equivalent qualifications will be assessed and guidance will be taken from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).
- For applicants who do not fulfil the academic Entrance Requirements, we will require them to complete our Intensive Foundation Course – Entrance Exam.
In the event a student possesses a proven outstanding artistic talent, has documented work experience for an extended period of time or has completed another education of minimum 2 years of duration, a discretionary exception from the above rules can be made.
All students must be a minimum age of 17 years old at the commencement of the 3-year programmes. There is no upper age limit. Please note that we have both a January and September intake.
As part of the entry requirements to the Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes offered by Marbella Design Academy all students who do not have English as a first language, or who have not received a high school education in English, are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency at level 6 IELTS.
Students from English speaking international schools do not need this qualification.
Further information of the IELTS test can be found on their website here:
Included on the website are test sample questions for you to see, as well as details of where and when the test can be taken in venues around the world, including Marbella.
Please note that there are two test available, ‘academic’ and ‘general’. You will be required to take the ‘academic’ test.
Students enrolled in other universities can transfer their credits and be accepted at Marbella Design Academy in the 2nd or 3rd academic year at the applicable level. The Diploma Supplement/official transcript together with 3 to 5 pieces of work, from the students previous education to be scanned and emailed to the Enrolment Department for further evaluation.
There are no Academic Requirements for those courses.
Our Course Director – Frank Ortega can be contacted at: