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Marbella Design Academy - Foundation Course
Marbella Design Academy - Foundation Course
Marbella Design Academy - Foundation Course

Design Foundation Course

Start your design career with the most recognised International Design Institution of the world: The Marbella Design Academy.

The 12-week Design Foundation Course  is the perfect solution for all students that would like improve their passion for design exploring three different competitive fields: Fashion Design & Manufacture, Interior Architecture and Design, Graphic Design & Media.

The aim of this intensive Design Foundation Course  is to introduce the students to the practice of being a designer. It will help them develop their creative expression, their ideas, add meaning and context to their designs and identify where their design skill best lie.

Classroom teaching is supported by comprehensive study materials and  resources developed by the Marbella Design Academy including access all the laboratories and facilities. International Qualified Tutors with a strong background in the Industry will lead your skills and knowledge preparing you for the ambitious undergraduate Validate Programme awarded by our Uk partner University of Bedfordshire.

This 12-week Design Foundation Course is the perfect solution for students that:

• Do not fulfil the entrance requirements for entering our three-year Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes.
• Are in doubt as to which BA (Honours) validated programme in Design to choose.

This Design Foundation Course aims to introduce students to the practice of being a designer. It will help them to develop their creative expression, ideas, add meaning and context to their designs and identify where their design skill best lie.
On successful completion of the Design Foundation Course, the students will be eligible to enrol in whichever of our three-year Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes they choose.

Computer help for students:
Should students have a problem with their 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 special Marbella Design Academy student price. Students can call JJ any time on +34 686 515 371 or can pass by his shop in Monda, in Calle Hospital 6.

On successful completion of the Design Foundation Course, students are awarded an International Academic – Design Foundation certificate. Additionally you will be eligible to enrol in whichever of our three-year International Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes you choose: Fashion Design & Manufacture, Interior Architecture and Design, Graphic Design & Media.

When the Design Foundation Course has been completed the students can continue on the *Bachelor of Arts validated three-year programmes in Interior Architecture & Design, Graphic Design & Media or Fashion Design & Manufacture.

Next intakes for the Marbella Design Academy BA validated programmes are 28 September 2020, 11th January 2021 and 20 September 2021.

Study Plan

Introduction (2 weeks)

Basic visual communication and introduction to the design process.
In the introduction of the course we will cover the following:

• Visual Elements
• Composition
• Visual Perception
• Introduction to Colour Theory

Through interactive lectures and exploratory exercises, the students will be able to understand the basics of visual communication and perception.
The students will work with photography, developing the basic skills required.

Experimentation (5 weeks)

During this period the students will tackle a wide range of design and drawing challenges, spanning many areas of design. The students will be introduced to industry-standard software (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign). Therefore it is relevant for the students to bring their computers with the required software installed. This stage aims to enable the students to understand their interests and abilities in different design fields.

The experimental stage is to challenge the creativity of the students; through an established project where they will complete a variety of design work.
The project is organized so that the students try elements of each discipline, from fashion, graphics and interior architecture.

The students will also have the opportunity to visit a museum and/or a gallery to open their horizons in the art and design field. Through their research and documented drawings, the students will have the opportunity to design a new brand, create a space and design a fashion item.

The project is written to encourage the students to develop their ideas. They will start with a design brief, then are expected to research the topic, and produce a high-quality body of work.

This will be perfect training for what the students will be facing after enrolling in Marbella Design Academy three-year Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes

Specialisation (4 weeks)

Students will be involved in several areas of design and engage in self-directed work. This stage aims to enable the students to conduct the project in different design fields.

At this stage, students will know which area of design interests them the most.
All the project will be discussed and agreed in advance with the tutor. The tutor will be able to suggest solutions, although the student will be encouraged to develop ideas and concepts of their own.

The specialisation stage will introduce students to the concept of working accordingly to a brief. The project will give the students an understanding of how design works in the commercial world.

Each student will participate in a project covering interior architecture, graphic design and fashion design.

Presentation (1 week)

The students are expected to present their self-directed project. They will also build a portfolio of their work to show prospective degree courses.

An essential aspect of being a designer is compiling and presenting a project. This short stage will be divided into two parts to helps students gain confidence in showing their work.

Students will give a short presentation (15 minutes maximum) of their projects. They will not aim to show everything that they have done, but focus in on the best of their projects.

Then, each student will build a portfolio fit for degree level interviews. It will be neat, orderly and show all the work developed for the project. It will show sketches alongside to finished deliverables, all sustained by a development process.

Important Information

Tuition Fee: 3.500€

For the Design Foundation Course starting in September 2020. *This September – Design Foundation Course is only taught in person at the Marbella Design Academy.

Tuition Language: English
Duration: 12 weeks

4 Hours daily (Monday to Friday)
From 09:00 to 13:00

International Students
International students can enter on a Tourist Visa, which is valid for 3 months. See More
Accommodation
We will help you find good, suitable and economic accommodation in Monda for the time of your stay of your chosen course. See More

Next Design Foundation Courses

2020

29th June 2020 to 18th  September 2020 (June – Design Foundation Course) Both taught at the Academy and Online with interactive tuition.

21st September 2020 to 11th December 2020 (September – Design Foundation Course)

2021

15th March 2021 to 11th June 2021 (March – Design Foundation Course)

14th June 2021 to 3rd September 2021 (June – Design Foundation Course)

20th September 2021 to 10th December 2021 (September – Design Foundation Course)

Get More Info

For further information please feel free to contact our Course Director.

 Frank Ortega
+34 952 45 70 90
coursedirector@marbella-design-academy.com  or send us a message.