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About Marbella Design Academy


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

The Marbella Design Academy is an international, exclusive design school, originally founded in downtown Marbella in 1995 by Danish designer Helle Byrn. The Academy relocated in 2008 to a large specifically-designed facility situated in Monda and subsequently became state recognised in 2009 by the Ministry of Education in Spain.

More than 22 years the team at the Marbella Design Academy have worked very hard to create an unsurpassed scholastic environment. They provide a very personal individual tuition that is delivered to such a high academic level that the programmes have been validated and approved by their UK Partner University in London who themselves award the graduated students directly with BA (Hons) degrees upon successful completion of their respective courses.

There is no other academic institution of its kind in Spain that can guarantee a university BA (Hons) degree, awarded by a UK University in London. The partnership agreement between Marbella Design Academy and its partner University was signed in 2014.

Prior to this highly coveted academic 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 each and every year in their droves for one of 230 placements. From conception, the Marbella Design Academy instantly recognized the need to cultivate great talent and therefore remains small and exclusive. In a nutshell, their students enjoy the privilege of one-to-one fashion, interior architecture and graphic design tutoring, in idyllic surroundings with relatively small overheads. It is also significantly cheaper than universities in the UK and the school will even assist with visa applications and scholarships.

The Academy ensures that their graduates acquire all the necessary resources that allow them to excel as professionals in the ever-evolving graphic, interior and fashion design industries. The courses offer a superior standard of education, plus extensive proficiency in the latest computer programmes, enabling the students to develop unrivalled expertise in all the software currently in demand in today’s market.

Competitive tuition fees, combined with the unbeatable location, weather and lifestyle offered by Spain’s ‘sunny coast’ – the students don’t just study hard, they really do enjoy an equally rewarding social life.

If that isn’t enough, the students complete their three years education not with just their cherished degrees, but over ninety percent also leave with employment already lined up, some securing work before even graduating.

Are you tempted to be a student at the Marbella Design Academy and be awarded an official BA (Hons) University degree?

The programmes start twice per year in September or January. You can apply online at or phone (+34) 952 457090 or (+34) 682 200 583.