Marbella Design Academy

Marbella Design Academy

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a high academicstandard, a friendly atmosphere and a tranquil and safe environment in southern Spain.We offer BA (Hons) validated programmes in:- Interior Architecture & Design- Graphic Design & Media- Fashion Design & Manufacture.Our BA (Hons) validated programmes are validated by our UK partner, the University of Bedfordshire.

Top reasons to study here

  • Study Design in southern Spain. Be part of a cosmopolitan group of students, receive top-level tuition, and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle and wonderful weather.
  • We offer a high proportion of contact time compared to most other universities and provide our students with a stimulating and complete design education.
  • We are proud to celebrate that our students have achieved outstanding results with 55% of our presenting class of 2021 being awarded a 1st Class with honours.

Bachelor's programmes

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

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Marbella Design Academy was founded in 1995 and has, after 26 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 with Honours 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.

Our BA (Hons) validated programmes are validated by our UK partner, the University of Bedfordshire


With over 25 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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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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.
  • Computer Lab

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

You won't regret being here!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Marbella design Academy is a an excellent place to be, nice people with good vibes. It offers wonderful tutoring, , with 80℅ one on one student.

Financial help
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I feel like I didn't get the best advice with financial help

Great Staff!
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very friendly and helpful to their students. The professors genuinely care about their students and what they are being thought. Because it is an international school they assist their students greatly in finding their way around Spain and becoming adjusted.

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