Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Interior Architecture & Design
Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world. Students receive excellent training, and after three years of study, our graduates are fully prepared to start their career as self-employed designers, or easily gain employment in companies worldwide. The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding as nearly 100% enjoy a successful career as professional Interior Architects.
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.
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.
When satisfactory completed the Bachelor of Arts Validated programme in Interior Architecture & Design and graduated from Marbella Design Academy you are awarded a BA (Hons) degree by University of Bedfordshire and you can apply for a Master’s degree at any university of you choice.
We use 3D printers: 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. Every 3D print starts as a digital 3D design file – like a blueprint – for a physical object. Trying to print without a design file is like trying to print a document on a sheet of paper without a text file. This design file is sliced into thin layers which are then sent to the 3D printer. Our 3D printer allows us to print in two different materials: ABS and PLA. Here you are some examples:
Green Screen Technology: Marbella Design Academy has its very own green screen for video effects. Through the magic of motion video and green screen technology our students are now able to create amazing motion graphics. Interior students can be scaled and transported into their own rendered scenes for video presentations. Fashion students can take their fashion shoots to exotic places and superimpose any digital or virtual background behind the models in their videos. Graphics students can create Hollywood style visual effects for their projects. Marbella Design Academy’s new green screen uses a technology known as ‘Chroma Keying’. This is the process of isolating a single colour in an electronic image and using software to make that value transparent, allowing another image or background to show through instead. If the colour of the subject matches the green background too closely, those areas will also be removed, making a hole through which the background will show. For this reason bright green is used in the film industry as it is not a colour traditionally worn by TV or Movie personalities.
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
Study Plan & Materials List
Interior Architecture & Design 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)
STUDY PLAN – 2ND YEAR
BA Validated Interior Architecture Programme
120 Credits = 60 ECTS points. In total for all 3 years of study: 360 CORE CREDITS (UK) = 180 ECTS Points (60 ECTS points per academic year)
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
- 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