Marbella Design Academy

Marbella Design Academy

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. We offer BA (Hons) validated programmes in Interior Architecture & Design, Graphic Design & Media, Fashion Design & Manufacture.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our mission is to provide a stimulating and complete design education that lives up to the latest market demands.
  • Our aims are to support and develop individual creativity and nurture artistic skills.
  • 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.

Distance Learning Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (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 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 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.


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.

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