Marbella Design Academy

Marbella Design Academy

Our mission is to provide a stimulating and complete design education that lives up to the latest market demands, leading to a rewarding and well sought after profession. We aim to develop all the necessary skills needed to solve the wide variety of real-life design challenges that are faced by professional designers today. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Our students at Marbella Design Academy enjoy a very special way of life.
  • 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, situated in the lovely and inspiring environment in the picturesque village of Monda, is of a good standard and fantastic value for mon

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Marbella Design Academy was founded in 1995 and has, after 24 years of experience, developed into the modern, excellent Academy we have today.  We encourage our students to collaborate and experiment with their designs, in either small groups or with one-to-one tuition sessions with their tutor. Although the work is intensive, everybody collaborates in a casual, warm and informal atmosphere.


At Marbella Design Academy – we aim to give students a comprehensive education to consolidate their professional resourcefulness and to pave their way for entrance into the design industry of their choosing.  To achieve this, the Academy strives to provide students with Bachelor of Arts validated programmes designed to offer comprehensive and balanced knowledge, incorporated within an intellectually demanding study scheme, allowing them to evolve towards assuming a professional position and continuous progression within their chosen industry.


  With 24 years of experience, a progressive attitude and a young dynamic team of professionals, the Marbella Design Academy has come to be considered as one of the foremost international design schools, having attained an academic standard that competes with the best design schools in the world.

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Housing services

Normally our students (when sharing with one or two others) pay around 200 to 250 euros per month for rent, including water and electricity.

Marbella Design Academy offer assistance in finding accommodation in Monda to all accepted students on one of our programmes.    

Student Life

Campus life

Our building has all thinkable facilities and is equipped with modern furnitures and the latest technology. The building is constructed in a typical Andalusian style, complementing the surrounding Spanish architecture and nature.

  • Approximately 2000 m2 constructed area, on a 10.000 m2 private nature park.
  • The building has a lift, ramps and facilities for disabled people.
  • Administration offices.
  • Library of handbooks in each department.

Sports facilities

The stunning countryside surrounding Monda and our Academy offer plenty of choices for rural activities such as hiking, running and horse riding, whilst in Monda town itself, you can participate in football, basketball and many other outdoor activities. Additionally, there are a number sports clubs and fitness centres in Coín, the next town only 10 minutes away.

Student Reviews

Jesse David Anzah rated 5 out of 5 stars

So interesting,inspiring and flexible.

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