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Marbella Design Academy

29110 Monda , Málaga ,Spain

BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Graphic Design & Media

Study Graphic Design & Media at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and be awarded an official Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design & Media by our UK partner – University of Bedfordshire.


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

When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by the University of Bedfordshire, then you can apply for a Master’s degree at any university of your choice.

Marbella Design Academy´s three year BA (Hons) validated programme in Graphic Design & Media, offers you the chance to explore graphic design through a variety of traditional and digital media. The curriculum is based around holistic project-based teaching that emphasises an approach of design practice informed by research and analysis. Develop skills in design software, advertising, packaging, photography, drawing, printing, and audio-visual communication.

Graphic Design is one of the most far-reaching of creative design disciplines. This innovative validated programme supplies you with all the skills you need to succeed in your future career as a professional Graphic Designer.

Graphic Designers create visual representations of ideas and messages using type, symbols, layout, and images. More than ever within this lively and competitive sector of the design industry, design professionals require the skills to communicate messages in increasingly imaginative ways.

There is an emphasis on breadth of style and medium throughout this programme. You will explore many processes during the programme, including typography, editorial design, design for brands, photography, three-dimensional design, image-making, design for web, design for mobile devices and book design.

This programme will empower you with creative problem-solving skills and technical knowledge that will enable you to work and contribute within the dynamic and continuously developing world of Graphic Design & Media. You will graduate from Marbella Design Academy equipped to go into a professional world able to think, communicate, collaborate, generate creative responses and solve any brief given to you.

Graphic Design & Media graduates from Marbella Design Academy can look forward to pursuing careers in corporate identity and branding, design for editorial and print, book design, advertising, packaging and point of purchase design or set up their own businesses.

Graphic Design is an ever-evolving field, as multifaceted as it is in demand.

Graphic Designers are required for a diverse variety of products and activities; websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity.

As a Graphic Designer, you will create systems, solve problems and communicate ideas in order to direct, inform, entertain and challenge. The core skills of a Graphic Designer are rooted in communication, narrative, typography and an understanding of markets, people, stakeholders, and intentions. Graphic Design work has an important impact on the economic, political, social, cultural and personal lives of all of us.

Through the programme, you will progress from graphic experimentation into customised specialised interests, concluding in your final portfolio.

New introduction for the 8th of January 2019 intake. This January´s intake will enjoy an accelerated programme which allows you to complete the academic stage of training in 2.5 years, instead of the normal 3 years. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree, in Graphic Design & Media by our UK partner university (University of Bedfordshire). You will start in January and study continuously through Summer till August and progress into the second year in September of the same year. This means that you will be able to save on living costs during your studies and enter employment more quickly.  When you have satisfactorily completed your first year you will have four weeks of Summer holiday before starting your 2nd year on the16th of September 2019.


  • Jan Deadline: Jan
  • Sep Deadline: Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

Offer Letter Issued
14 Days
Visa Letter Issued if needed
14 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Students who possesses a high school diploma or similar level of education can enter the 3-year Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes at Marbella Design Academy. All international equivalent qualifications will be assessed and guidance will be taken from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). The Students have to have minimum 17 years of age to enter in the 1st year of the 3 years Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes. Visa requirements for non-european students: If you come from an EU country you don’t need VISA to study at Marbella Design Academy. To enter Spain as an international student at Marbella Design Academy on the 3 year Validated Programmes, you need a Student Visa from the Spanish Embassy/Consulate. (Students on Summer Courses and on the Foundation Course can enter Spain on a Tourist Visa, which is valid for 3 months. You will have to show a return ticket). Via Google you can find the Embassy/Consulate nearest to you in your home country. As soon as you have been accepted to our Academy we recommend that you make enquiries at the Spanish Embassy/Consulate for you to find out the exact requirements for your country.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 32400 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 4500 EUR
    Application Fee: N/A
This Institution is not directly represented by us and applications / visa support (to them) attract a nominal charge