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Why you should start your further study at Marbella Design Academy

Marbella Design Academy – Spain was founded in 1995 and has, after 20 years of experience, developed into the modern, excellent Academy. Today, we have tuition in English.

The Institution is state-recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, awarding Official BA (Hons) degrees that are quality assured by our partner institution. These degrees are also recognised in the UK.

Bachelor of Arts validated programmes in:

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Architecture

The programmes are delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and have been approved and validated by our partner institution.

Official BA (Hons) degrees – Bachelor of Arts

On successful completion of the validated programmes, the graduate students are awarded:  Official BA (Hons) Degrees.
Duration:  3 years
Language:  English
Credits:  360CP in the UK = 180 ECTS points.

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The Atmosphere

Happy students in the sun

Students enjoying life in the sun

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. The maximum number of places available is 230, so students receive a great deal of personal attention and one-to-one tuition from their teachers.


Our students at Marbella Design Academy enjoy a very special way of life. Not only are they taught at a professional academic level, they also benefit from the attractive Spanish lifestyle. The weather is the best in Europe with more than 300 sunny days per year, which is such a boost for their personal wellbeing. Student accommodation is very good and fantastic value for money. Placed in a lovely and inspiring environment in the picturesque village of Monda.

The cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe. Being a student at Marbella Design Academy in the south of Spain is less of a financial burden as studying in many other parts of the world, therefore, most of the students can concentrate on their studies and do not need to waste valuable time on additional paid work after tuition hours.  They can enjoy life and the Spanish atmosphere. You will probably have the best time of your life here.

A student’s perspective

Girl in Red - work by Fashion Design student

"I have just been awarded a 1st Class BA Hons Degree. Professional and experienced teachers passed on not just theoretical elements, but a knowledge of the industry from the very inside of it. All tasks and assignments were created in a way that you learned and practiced to get only better and better within time restraints.

At Marbella Design Academy teachers and staff are always there to help and inspire you. Our Department was like a big fashion family and that is so unusual compared to other universities. I appreciated it so much!"

Kate Sol, Russia, Fashion Design 2016

Students rendered design

Interior Architecture student's rendered design

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. I don't even want to leave the place until late in the afternoon. You just gain so much experience.

I live in Monda, near the Academy. People are friendly, almost all the students live there. I love it.

Jessica, Germany, Interior Architecture – 1st year

Work from a Graphic Design student

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with an international mix of students from all around the world. I am fond of Spanish culture and language and wanted to study graphics, hence it was my best choice.

There's a great amount of one-to-one interaction between students and teachers. Students can take more advantage.

Monda is a small village with minimum distractions. Personally, I prefer the tranquil area since I come from a busy big city like Hong Kong.

Diptee Thapa, Hong Kong, Graphic Design – 3rd year

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