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Being a student

At Marbella Design Academy; you are a part of a cosmopolitan group of students at one of the best design schools in the world, with students of all nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.

We refer to being a student at Marbella Design Academy as being ‘part of the family’. Welcome to maybe the best years of your life!

Design is one of the most creatively satisfying career opportunities of modern times and the Academy is dedicated to producing the most innovative professionals possible in the world of design.

Our goal is to educate our students to the highest possible professional level living up to the latest market demands from the industry. As such we are proud to say that Marbella Design Academy graduates have a near 100% employment rate. Many of our graduates are headhunted even before graduation. Passion is the goal to all success!

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Inspiring minds

In the modern era all of us are subject to the influences of professional designers.  Theirs is the visual expression of the utensils and artefacts that we use and contemplate each day.  There is not one single person who has not experienced the influential nature of modern designers; theirs is the creative passion that has succeeded in creating compelling formats and objects that catch the eye, exerting contemplative power and making one stop and think.

The clothes you wear, the computer that you have in front of you, the chair that you sit on, the glass that you drink from, the magazine you read and your home; everything around you has been designed into their visually pleasing present form to make our lives more functional, colourful and interesting.

Whether you choose to design tranquil and comfortable living spaces, garments to create a chic look for the wearer or images to impress the public with the desire to consume specific products. The Bachelor of Arts validated programmes of Marbella Design Academy prepare you to challenge your own imagination and show you how to turn the dreams your mind creates into realities that will rock the world.

High academic level tuition

Our goal at Marbella Design Academy is to give students the full A to Z learning experience and support them in developing their skills in hands-on workshops for the given disciplines. The latest IT and CAD technology is available, as well as fully-equipped workshops, cinema and photographic studio.

Our academic programmes are constantly updated to the latest market demands from the fast-paced design-oriented technological world.

We have intakes in September every year for:

Our 3 year Bachelor of Arts validated programmes in:
Interior Architecture & Design
Graphic Design & Media and Fashion Design & Manufacture 

And for our 12 months Master validated programmes in: Innovative Design

When you have completed your education at Marbella Design Academy at one of these programmes you are awarded a Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) degree or a Master – MA degree by our UK partner – the University of Bedfordshire.

Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners. The 3-year Bachelor of Arts validated programmes that are offered to the students at Marbella Design Academy have been carefully developed over 25 years; they are delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and quality assured by external examiners.

Computer help for students: Should you have a problem with your computer, then we can strongly recommend using WEBCOMUNICA in Monda. JJ (the owner) is a genius when it comes to fixing computer problems. JJ can help students with their PC or MAC problems for a reduced Marbella Design Academy student price. You can call JJ any time on: +34 686515 371 or you can pass by his shop in Monda in Calle Hospital 6, 29110 Monda.

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The facilities

The Academy is situated in its own and specially designed 2.000m2 building in Andalusian style on 10.000m2 of land. The building lives up to all the latest requirements for a modern Design Academy. This includes all the facilities needed for disabled students. The building has been constructed in accordance with the demands and stringent requirements from the Spanish Ministry of Education, who have approved the building and authorised the Academy its well-earned state recognition.

Marbella Design Academy has been awarded the: Costa del Sol Business Award INTEGRATION IN ANDALUSIA for being the best integrated Company.

The Tutors

Our tutors are all practicing designers and seasoned professionals in the fields and subjects they teach. They are all connected to the local industry, allowing students to be alerted to real-world developments both in and outside the Academy. Our staff are all highly qualified to teaching cutting-edge techniques with a flair for practical application in the professional market, as well as comprehensive knowledge of contemporary theory to impart understanding to the highest specifications.

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With almost 100% professional placement on graduation (and often before) the Academy has become a unique and ultra-desirable place of study for the most creative of perspective students.

Through the development of high-quality projects during their academic terms, as well as real-world projects that are offered to advanced students, students are able to collate their own comprehensive and professional portfolio even whilst completing their studies.

As our 3-year programmes in design start twice per year in September and January, each year in June, the Marbella Design Academy holds Student Expo & Graduation celebration, showcasing student exhibitions and catwalk fashion show.

The standard of work usually proves to be of such a high standard that it often results in students being head hunted by local and international design companies quite literally on the night.