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Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Interior Architecture & Design

Study (in English) Interior Architecture & Design at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and be awarded an official Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Architecture & Design by our UK partner – University of Bedfordshire.

Registration Fee of 500Euros to be paid first year only.
Fee per academic year: 11.500Euros.

Starts twice per year, in September and in January.

September intakes (3 years of study): Three academic years beginning in September ending in June.

January intakes (2,5 years of study): Three academic years: 1st academic year begin in January and ends in the beginning of August. 2nd and 3rd academic year begin in September ending in June.

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

When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by University of Bedfordshire, you can apply for a Master’s degree at Marbella Design Academy (Master validated programme in Arts & Design to be offered at Marbella Design Academy from September 2021. Pending.) or at any university of your choice.

See those Videos: VIDEO 1  and  VIDEO 2

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

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. 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

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

The highly educated and professional tutors at Marbella Design Academy nurture our students to be individuals, daring them 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 student’s creative expression is highly respected.

Marbella Design Academy’s Bachelor of Arts validated Interior Architecture & Design programme provides you with the highest calibre 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 PhotoShop, Illustrator, Indesign, AutoCAD and the 3D Max programmes, introduced in the first year of the 3 year education. 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.

Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. Students receive excellent training, and after three years of study, have all the skills needed to graduate as outstanding professional Interior Architects.

Students gain hands-on experience through a six-week work placement in a actual working environment. Which takes place during the third year of study.

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 & Design by our UK partner – University of Bedfordshire.

Alternatively, graduates of Marbella Design Academy’s Bachelor of Arts Validated programme in Interior Architecture & Design, 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. Nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field. Either as freelance designers, or as employees in companies worldwide.

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Statement of Online lectures given by Marbella Design Academy

Statement made by Ahmed Amin – Architect PhD. Ahmed is situated in Milano – Italy and has been invited to some of the Marbella Design Academy online lectures given to the Interior Architect students during the Corona virus lockdown, by the Head of the Marbella Design Academy – Interior Architecture & Design Department – Caterina Sposato – Architect PhD.

Our online lectures are given to our students using our Marbella Design Academy – Zoom Business Account. Here is what Ahmed has stated about Caterina´s online lecture:

“I was invited by Marbella Design Academy to attend the 3rd year students online classes under the theme: Towards using new futuristic technologies. Based on my experience in the field of nano technology we started discussing the new techniques the students want to use in their projects and how they can apply them.  These techniques included the photovoltaic solar panels that can cover the building approaching zero energy results by converting the sunlight into renewable energy. Some students used the interaction design between physical architecture and the digital walls planted with sensors that feels the human body location and interact with him/her trough lighting or temperature control in the room. On the other hand there was a student who established an idea of responsive materials that are newly used among designers in the fashion filed. We discussed how she can develop it and connect that concept with some other technologies like shape memos alloys. 

Although my academic experience in teaching in five of the top international universities in the world in different countries. I was surprised of how innovative the students at Marbella Design Academy are. They have great insightful ideas with futuristic visions that can change the world.  What dazzled me, and I liked the most, is how these students are aware of the marked needs and how the teaching staff in Marbella Design Academy are providing solutions to close the existing wide gap between the academic approach and the real marked demands.”

Ahmed Amin – Architect PhD.

Students Work

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 – 1ST 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)

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 – 1
  • AutoCAD programme – 1
  • 3D Max programme – 1
  • Indesign I
INT43 – Design Projects (50 Credits)
  • Group Project
  • Project I
  • Final Project and Portfolio

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
  • Photography
  • AutoCAD programme II
  • 3D Max programme 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

STUDY PLAN – 3RD 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)

INT61 – Interior Architecture Practices (30 Credits)
  • Project Management Theory
  • History of Interior Architecture and Design
  • 3D Max programme 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
MATERIAL LIST for our Interior Architecture & Design Students

PC LapTop (portable computer). Will be convenient to buy the latest version with sufficient RAM and powerful graphic card.  We recommend you to buy a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We also recommend a 15” 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 programme will not work on a PC).

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat. The student version of the software is available on the Adobe Creative Cloud (previously Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Please note: Adobe Creative Cloud is accessed via a monthly subscription. You will be eligible for Adobe’s educational version – and discount on presenting a proof of status letter from the Marbella Design Academy which will be provided at enrolment.
  • Autocad latest version, 3ds Max latest version. Student version available on the Autodesk website . You will be eligible for the Autodesk Educational Access on presenting a proof of status letter from the Marbella Design Academy which will be provided at enrolment.

Books

All books can be found used but at a slightly cheaper price through amazon.co.uk, just make sure the vendor ships internationally.

3 Books all Interior Architect Students should have:

  • Ian Higgins (2015), Spatial strategies for Interior Design. Laurence King Publishing.
  • John Coles (2015), Fundamentals of Interior Architecture. Bloomsbury.
  • The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice.

Other Materials.

Please note the list of the following predetermined materials required at all levels of study. You can purchase them all at Marbella Design Academy piece by piece as you need them.

  • Set of drawing pens for Architectural Drawings
  • Set of drawing of pencils ((5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, H)
  • Modelling scalpel
  • A3 sketchbook
  • A4 sketchbook
  • Copic Marker 12-Piece Set for Architecture
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 roll of masking tape
  • Tracing paper
  • 1 small box of professional watercolours.
  • 3 brushes: small, medium and large.
  • 1 Set of colour pencils
  • Watercolour pad
  • Scalpel and blades
  • Scissors
  • Stanley knife
  • Compass
  • Scale ruler
  • Steel ruler
  • UHU glue
  • Spray adhesive
  • Masking tape
  • Adjustable set square
Tuition Fees: Click Here
Tuition Language: English
We have two intakes per year:
2021 Starting on:
11th January 2021
27th September 2021
2022 Starting on:  
  10th January 2022
26th September 2022
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 by our Interior Architecture Students
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