Start a design career at our highly recognised Marbella Design Academy!
The 12-week Design Foundation Course is the perfect solution for all students who would like to improve their passion for Design or who have the dream of a BA university degree in Design, but do not have the required academic background to enter directly into our Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes.
The aim of this Design Foundation Course is to introduce students to the practice of being a designer. It will help them develop creative expression and their ideas, add meaning and context to their designs, and to identify where their design skills best lie.
On successful completion of the Design Foundation Course of the Marbella Design Academy, students are awarded a Design Foundation Course certificate of completion. Additionally, they will be eligible to enrol in one of our three-year International Bachelor of Arts with Honours validated programmes:
Fashion Design & Development, Interior Architecture & Design, Graphic Design & Media, validated and awarded by our UK partner – the University of Bedfordshire.
To ensure that all students have the possibility to access our three-year undergraduate design programmes, we are now offering the very flexible opportunity of attending this Design Foundation Course either at the Academy itself or even without leaving the confines of the home on both February and May intake.
Any student who chooses to attend virtually will still benefit from tutor attention and guidance through an interactive live-streaming system. Students will be able to connect with our tutor in real-time and ask any questions they might have as they arise..
Why should you take the Design Foundation Course at Marbella Design Academy?
This 12-week Design Foundation Course, developed under the sole responsibility of Marbella Design Academy, is the perfect solution for students that:
The Design Foundation Course is divided into Introduction, Experimentation, Specialisation and Presentation.
In the introduction, the course will cover the fundamentals as follows:
The experimentation stage is to challenge your creativity and enhance your skills.
You will work with traditional media, photography and computers to develop the basic skills required; through research and exploratory drawings, you will create some basic design projects.
Each project is designed to encourage you to develop your own ideas and to familiarise you with the design process to produce a high-quality body of work and cover a range of design-industry-standard mediums.
In the Specialisation stage, you will decide which area of design interests you the most. You will be involved in graphic, interior and fashion projects.
The Specialisation stage will also introduce you to the concept of working with a given brief and provide you with an understanding of how design works in the commercial world.
An essential aspect of being a designer is compiling and presenting your work. The Presentation stage will be divided into two parts to help you gain confidence in showing your work:
First, you will give a short presentation of your work, where you focus on the relevant parts of your projects and explain your design options.
Then, you will build a portfolio fit for degree level interviews. It will show finished pieces along with research, development and the thinking process.
We have three intakes per year.
Next coming intakes are:
2024 Starting on:
05th February 2024 to 26th April 2024 (Online and on campus)
21st May 2024 to 09th August 2024 (Online and on campus)
23rd September 2024 to 15th December 2024 (On campus only)
Tuition Language: English
Duration: 12 weeks
Schedule: 4 Hours daily (Monday to Friday) From 09:00 to 13:00
When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by University of Bedfordshire, you can apply for a Master validated programme at any university of your choice.