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BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Interior Architecture

Study Interior Architecture at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and be awarded an official Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Architecture by our partner institution Middlesex University London.

Fee per academic year: 10.800Euros, Starts twice per year, in September and in January.

This three-year Bachelor of Arts validated Interior Architecture programme offered to our students is developed, delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and validated by our UK partner University.

When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by our UK partner University, then you can apply for a Master’s degree at any university of your choice.

What an amazing vocation it is to be a professional Interior Architect. Projects are endless and you can open many different “doors” as a professional Interior Architect. Your creative expression is only limited by your own imagination.

The highly educated and professional tutors at Marbella Design Academy nurture our students to be individuals, to dare to think out of the box. Students are encouraged to solve their projects in innovative ways.

At Marbella Design Academy brain-storming, research and each individual students creative expression is highly respected.

Marbella Design Academy´s Bachelor of Arts validated Interior Architecture programme provides you with the highest caliber of education in the interior architecture/design industry. You will have top-class training from day one.

Our students are provided with plenty of personal one-to-one attention to help cultivate their interior architecture and design skills. From the first year of study, you will gain experience using the latest technologies, such as AutoCad, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Indesign. 3D Studio MAX, is introduced in the second year of the programme.  This training will further enhance your employability once you graduate.

We teach our students to be self-confident and to present themselves and their projects professionally in front of an audience; skills that are essential when they present their future projects as professional Interior Architects.

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Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world. Students receive excellent training, and after three years of study, have all the skills needed to graduate as outstanding professional Interior Architects.

The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding. Nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field.

When you have satisfactorily completed the Interior Architecture programme and graduated from Marbella Design Academy you are awarded an official Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) degree in Interior Architecture by our UK partner University.

Graduates of Marbella Design Academy´s Bachelor of Arts Validated programme in Interior Architecture, are fully prepared to start their career as self-employed designers, or easily gain employment in companies worldwide.

Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a six-weeks work placement in a real world environment during the third year of study.

When you have graduated from Marbella Design Academy and you have been awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Interior Architecture, you can apply for a Master’s degree at any other university of your choice.

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world.

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 special 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.

2nd hand MAC computers can be bought via this website: www.mcfactory.es

Marbella Design Academy is more than a place of education, it is an all-round experience. There is an amazing atmosphere surrounding you, putting you into a creative place that inspires you to get on with your work. As we are in a family like environment it is easy to get to know every student and I have made friendships at the Academy that I know I will keep a long time into the future. To me Marbella Design Academy is not only a college, we are a family. 

Lana from Russia – Interior Architecture Student

Study Plan & Materials List

Interior Architecture validated programme

Total – days – hours and CORE credits during the 3 years of study (Holidays are not included in this calculation).

1st Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CORE CREDITS

2nd Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CORE CREDITS

3rd Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CORE CREDITS

In total for all 3 years of study: Approx. 3.600 hours incl. lectures, direct and independent study:

360 CORE CREDITS (UK) = 180 ECTS Points (60 ECTS points per academic year)

FIRST YEAR: 120 Credits

INT41 – Fundamentals of Design (40 Credits)

  • Fundamentals of Creative Design
  • History of Art
  • History of Interior Architecture I
  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Basic Building Construction

INT42 – Communicating Design (30 Credits)

  • Freehand Drawing
  • Photoshop I
  • AutoCAD I
  • AutoCAD 3D
  • Indesign I

INT43 – Design Projects (50 Credits)

  • Group Project
  • Project I
  • Final Project and Portfolio

SECOND YEAR: 120 Credits

INT51 – Fundamentals of Design (10 Credits)

  • History of Architecture and Environmental Influence
  • Conceptual Principals of Interior Decoration

INT52 – Communicating Design (40 Credits)

  • Freehand Drawing II
  • Indesign II
  • Photoshop II
  • Photography
  • AutoCAD II
  • 3D Studio MAX II

INT53 – Construction Systems (20 Credits)

  • Furniture Design
  • Technology and Construction Systems
  • Measuring, Quotation and Project Planning

INT54 – Design Projects (50 Credits)

  • Group Project
  • Project I
  • Final Project and Portfolio

THIRD YEAR: 120 Credits

INT61 – Interior Architecture Practices (30 Credits)

  • Project Management Theory
  • History of Interior Architecture and Design
  • 3D Studio MAX III
  • Sustainability and Ethics

INT62 – Design Projects III (40 Credits)

  • Rehabilitations and Reforms
  • Project I

INT63 – Final Major Project (50 Credits)

  • Work Experience & EVO (Educational Vocational Orientation)
  • Final Major Project and Portfolio

Digital SLR Camera
Preferably with a manual mode (meaning you can control the exposure).

PC Laptop (portable computer)

We recommend you to buy a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We also recommend a 13 to 17” screen. When you have purchased your computer, please practice working on it prior to start.

Computer Programmes

Please make sure you get the programmes in the same format as your laptop (for example a Mac formatted program will not work on a PC).

  • Adobe Master Collection CS6 or higher with manual from Adobe
  • Microsoft Office – student version
  • 3D Studio Max – latest version from Autodesk
  • AutoCAD – latest version from Autodesk

Remember to buy the original student version as they are much cheaper. Also ask for the latest version.

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You will be informed upon the start of the academic year regarding further required materials and handbooks.

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Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world. Students receive excellent training, and after three years of study, have all the skills needed to graduate as outstanding professional Interior Architects.

The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding. Nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field.

Student life is fulfilling and you cannot avoid making friends from all over the world. Come and study with us in sunny Spain and enjoy the best time of your life. We offer lovely surroundings, with great design programmes taught in English. Students live in really wonderful, furnished apartments from only 250 euros per month and day to day living costs are especially low in Spain.

Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a six-weeks work placement in a real world environment during the third year of study.

When satisfactory completed the Bachelor of Arts Validated programme in Interior Architecture and graduated from Marbella Design Academy you are awarded a BA (Hons) degree by our UK partner University and you can apply for a Master’s degree at any other university of you choice.

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world.

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 special 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.

I’m studying Interior Architecture, about to finish my First Year. For me, choosing Marbella Design Academy was definitely not hard. I fell in love with the University the first day I looked at their website and even went visiting it but the location, Spain was another good point for me. Being part of this University, is like having a family far away from home. The administration, the Professors and the students here at Marbella Design Academy are very friendly, they make you feel loved, and know exactly who you are and what type of personality you’ve got. Marbella Design Academy is more than just a university, it is your second home, you don’t even want to leave the place until late in the afternoon. They just make you gain so much experience. I live in Monda near the Academy. Imagine a small village with some people, but this is nothing compared to this village. People are friendly, almost all the students live there. There are places in Monda, you just have to explore. There are perfect walks to let loose and get inspire, for any course. I love it. 

Jessica, from Germany– Interior Architecture Student

Important Information

Tuition Fees: Click Here
Tuition Language: English
Duration: 3 Years

6 Hours daily (Monday to Friday)
From 09:00 to 16:00

Entry Requirements: Click Here
International Students: Click Here
Accommodation: Click Here

Projects made by our Interior Architecture Students

Starting in January and in September each year

January 2016

Starts 13th January 2016

September 2016

Starts 14th September 2016

January 2017

Starts 16th January 2017

September 2017

Starts 18th September 2017

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