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Marbella Design Academy

29110 Monda , Málaga ,Spain

BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture

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

This three-year Bachelor of Arts validated Fashion Design & Manufacture 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.

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 workforce. This exciting, lucrative and growing market sector has many rich employment opportunities for fashion graduates including fashion design, fashion buying, pattern cutting, merchandising, marketing and trend predictions. The Marbella Design Academy enjoys an excellent alumni of qualified designers working successfully in the fashion industry.

By choosing to study Fashion Design 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 “Zara” Fashion Empire, with several hundred stores worldwide.

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.

The purpose-built campus has been designed as an inspirational place to think, create and learn and share ideas equipped with the latest technologies and facilities expected of a modern education centre. Our academic staff are highly experienced and have all worked in this demanding industry in many parts of the world.

This innovative course will give you a professional insight into 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 skills such as freehand drawing, design history, fashion illustration, computer-aided design (CAD), technical sewing machine skills, research skills, how to develop a design idea from initial research through to final outcome and essential pattern cutting and construction techniques. The first year of study is about exploration and experimentation.

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 Fashion Design & Manufacture by our UK partner, 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. 

The second year of study will build and enhance your existing skills with a further exploration of the creative fashion design process, trend awareness, and live industry projects.

In your final and 3rd year of study is all about you as a designer, you will design and produce a final Runway collection which will be showcased at the end of the academic year always successful EXPOs.

This is your chance to push your creative and technical skills and showcase your work as an emerging fashion designer. a work experience module gives the opportunity to test your skills base in a contemporary fashion environment within the industry. You will produce an industry-ready portfolio with styled photo shoots and highly polished design work will be your selling point to achieve a position within the industry on graduation.

You will also undertake a six-week work placement programme, where you will experience the “Real world” of fashion and all the varied jobs available to you when you graduate.

We offer an excellent academic and technical programme of study in a purpose-built, well-equipped campus. In addition, we pride ourselves on the way we support our students in their academic studies, with pastoral student support. In return, we ask that you commit to work hard, display good attendance and make full use of all that is available to you at the Marbella Design Academy.


  • 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
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