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About Marbella Design Academy



Living in this glorious climate has many advantages; one that shines above all is the Marbella Design Academy, nurturing future generations of interior architects, graphic and fashion designers.

The Academy is an exclusive design school, originally founded in downtown Marbella in 1995, which later relocated in 2008 to a specifically-designed facility in Monda and became state recognised in 2009 by the Ministry of Education in Spain.

The high academic standards and contemporary techniques have placed the Academy alongside the world’s best design schools. The high academic level programmes offered have been validated and approved by their UK Partner University in London, who themselves award the BA (Hons) degrees upon graduation. There is no other institution of its kind in Spain that can guarantee that.

The partnership agreement between the Academy and the UK University was signed in 2014. Prior to this highly coveted endorsement, the Academy won the Costa del Sol Business Award as ‘The Best Integrated Company in Andalucía’ in 2009 and has been ranked 25 out of 100 of the top design schools worldwide. Students throughout the world apply every year in their droves for one of 230 placements.

From conception, they recognized the need to cultivate great talent and remain small and exclusive. Students enjoy the privilege of one-to-one tutoring, in idyllic surroundings and with relatively small overheads. It’s also significantly cheaper than university courses in the UK.

The Academy ensures that their graduates acquire all the necessary resources that allow them to excel as professionals in the ever-evolving design industries, offering a superior standard of education, plus extensive proficiency and expertise in the latest computer programmes that are currently in demand in today’s market.

Graduates, however, do not leave with just a BA (Hons) degree awarded by a UK University – over ninety percent set out with employment lined up. Unrivalled tuition, unbeatable location, weather and lifestyle of Spain’s ‘sunny coast’, who wouldn’t be tempted?

The programmes start twice per year in September or January. Apply online at or phone: +34 952 457090 or +34 682 200 583.

High academic level tuition

The Marbella Design Academy ambition is to give its students the full A to Z learning experience and support them in developing their skills in hands-on workshops for the given disciplines. The latest IT and CAD technology is available, as well as a fully-equipped workshops, cinema, library and photographic studio.

The tuition is under constant renewal to maintain industry-standard level in a fast-paced design-oriented technological world.

When you have completed your education in either Interior Architecture, Graphic Design or Fashion Design at the Marbella Design Academy you are awarded an official BA (Hons) degree by our UK Partner University in London.

Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners, appointed by our UK Partner University in London. The 3-year design programmes that are offered to the students at the Marbella Design Academy have been carefully developed over 19 years; they are delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy, awarded by and quality assured by our UK Partner University.