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Fashion Design is the application of art, creativity and aesthetics to clothing and other lifestyle accessories. It is a global business and one of the largest employers of the world’s workforce. This exciting, lucrative and growing market sector has many rich employment opportunities for fashion graduates including Design, Buying, Marketing, PR and Advertising, Head Office positions Styling, Pattern Cutting, Garment Technology and Sourcing and all linked Retail and On-line Operations.

By choosing to study Fashion Design & Manufacture at Marbella Design Academy, you will find yourself surrounded by a hub of internationally acclaimed fashion designers and creative people. Spain is a mecca for Fashion and some of the world’s most famous fashion designers are Spanish. Besides many others, Spain is home to the famous Inditex® group, a Fashion Empire which operates over 7,200 stores in 93 markets worldwide.

The Fashion Industry has continued to grow and there are now many career opportunities to gain successful employment across so many linked areas. Our graduates work across a wide spectrum of careers in fashion, working successfully and influentially to establish their own labels or to work as company designers, freelancer, fashion consultants, merchandisers or stylists.

The Bachelor of Arts validated Fashion Design & Manufacture programme is underpinned by a global vision and understanding of fashion design and with a philosophy that embraces fundamental principles of sustainability, integrity, and contemporary relevance.   To prepare the upcoming fashion design, the programme philosophy considers Fashion Design from a global knowledge vision.

The Programme takes the students through the design process of design development, conceptual thinking, intellectual flexibility, and garment creation, whilst applying digital resources, innovation and sustainable processes, and ensuring an organic learning process.  One of several aspects of which is an intuitive designer with the ability to visualize, contextualize and translate inspirations, whether they be past or present, into a contemporary fashion context.

As a Fashion students at Marbella Design Academy you will learn how to anticipate aesthetic and social change, to style and shape the future of Fashion, leading to new aesthetics and responses about the practice and industry in fashion.

The programme offers continuous engagement with professional practice, through internship opportunities in cities such as London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, New Delhi, Paris, Málaga, Auckland, Helsinki, Stockholm, working directly with major brands.

Our students achieve high professional standards and our Fashion Design department produces graduates who are well-versed in all aspects of the design process and ready to work in the industry.

This very comprehensive course will give you a professional insight to all the different job roles and career opportunities that exist within the fashion industry. You will have the opportunity to learn not only the theoretical and practical skills required of a fashion design role, but also essential personal skills such as self-confidence, presentation, organisation, the ability to work with others and an opportunity to discover and express your own creative identity.

The Bachelor of Arts validated Fashion Design & Manufacture programme offered at Marbella Design Academy is designed to accomplish high academic standards in an exciting exploration of the latest techniques and processes of the Fashion Industry.

We teach and encourage design creativity, originality and imagination combined with commercial business sense across most areas of Fashion. Ranging from street wear, sportswear, contemporary fashion, evening wear and “Pret-a-Porter”. We cover “A to Z” of this fantastic industry and we will guide each individual student through the different stages of structured formal education to final Graduation, and to even job application so that they are fully prepared to face their next challenge and their chosen proposed career path.

Fashion Design is big business. Being a professional Fashion Designer is a great career with many opportunities to either create your own brands and collections or to gain employment in one of the numerous fashion houses worldwide.

This innovative course will give you a professional insight to all the different job roles and career opportunities that exist within the fashion industry. You will have the opportunity to learn not only the theoretical and practical skills essential for fashion design, but also essential personal skills such as self-confidence, presentation, organisation, the ability to work with others and an opportunity to discover and express your own creative identity.

The Bachelor of Arts validated Fashion Design & Manufacture programme offered at Marbella Design Academy is designed to accomplish high academic standards in an exciting exploration of the latest contemporary techniques and processes of Fashion Design.

The first year of the programme will cover basic fundamental skills such as freehand drawing, CAD drawing techniques like Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign to create essential Mood Boards; Fashion Market and Trend Analysis; Basic garment making techniques including “Block” making, simple pattern drafting and cutting and linked garment construction techniques.

The second year of study will build and progress your existing skills learnt in the first year with further exploration and development of the creative fashion design process covering more advanced pattern technology and garment creation, Fashion Marketing and Branding, Sustainability and linked Ethical Education, Portfolio presentation and other relevant industry projects.

The third year will provide opportunities for students to explore and apply their fashion skills and knowledge to a higher and more advanced professional level as well as receive a fuller and more comprehensive fashion business orientation with Marketing and Branding, Intellectual Property Rights. Focus on their Final Year Garment Collection and Graduation Show, Final Portfolio with professional “Look Book”, CV and Job Application techniques. Students gain hands-on experience through a minimum six-week work intern placement in a real-world environment which often leads to future work opportunities.

When you have graduated from Marbella Design Academy and you have been awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design & Manufacture by our partner University of Bedfordshire, you can apply for a Master’s Degree at any other university of your choice. The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding and nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field.

 Testimonial:

“My name is Lauriane L’Eplattenier from Switzerland. I have just graduated from Marbella Design Academy and have been awarded a first class BA Hons Fashion Degree by the Marbella Design Academy – UK partner University in London – United Kingdom.  To me, Fashion is not restricted to only clothing and beauty, but it is all encompassing in creativity and expression. Fashion can define you as a person. 

I have during my study at Marbella Design Academy learnt so much about fashion design and the industry, from freehand drawing to developing clothes collections to the actual sewing and finishing. I have also learnt a lot about Marketing, how to make your own business, fashion show presentation and even jewellery making.

You study with students from more than 45 different nationalities and cultures. It is a great inspiration with so many different approaches and ideas for collections.

The students are offered great opportunities to enter in the working world with design competitions and fashion shows during their study. The Fashion design students are encouraged to take part in several real life fashion shows and competitions, such as Malaga Fashion Week, Runway Gibraltar New Designer Competition, Marbella Luxury Week-End, and Marbella Crea & Starlite Festival. I have participated in them all and won two times at Malaga Fashion Week and has also won Frankfurt Style Award. It has been a unique experience  to participate among other creative talents and get constructive feedback as well as advice from the professionals within the Fashion Design industry. Our Fashion teachers are great. Always helping us to realise our wildest ideas and build our own „style“.

I really liked studying at Marbella Design Academy because we had no creative restrictions. We were given the opportunity to experiment and create exactly what we wanted.”

Lauriane L’Eplattenier from Switzerland – Fashion Design Graduated Student

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 Fashion Designers.

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

When you have satisfactorily completed the Validated Fashion Design programme and graduated from Marbella Design Academy you are awarded a UK – Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design by University of Bedfordshire.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts Validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture atMarbella Design Academy, are fully prepared to start their career as self-employed designers, or easily gain employment in companies worldwide.

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

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