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.

Next intakes: 16 September 2019 and 07 January 2020.

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.

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.

Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world. Students receive excellent training, and after three years of study, have all the skills needed to graduate as outstanding professional Fashion Designers.

The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding. Nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field.

Graduates of Marbella Design Academy´s Bachelor of Arts Validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture, are fully prepared to start their career as self-employed designers, or easily gain employment in companies worldwide.

Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a 6 weeks work placement in a real-world environment during the third year of study.

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world.

For more details about our programme and its study plan, please visit our website.

  • Study (in English) Fashion Design & Manufacture at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and be awarded an official United Kingdom Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design & Manufacture by our UK partner – University of Bedfordshire.
  • Fee per academic year: 10.800Euros. The BA Validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture starts twice per year: In September and in January.
  • September intakes (3 years of study): Three academic years beginning in September ending in June.
  • January intakes (2,5 years of study): Three academic years: 1st academic year begin in January and ends in the beginning of August. 2nd and 3rd academic year begin in September ending in June.
  • Upon successful completion you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 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 University of Bedfordshire.
  • When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by University of Bedfordshire, 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’s workforce. This exciting, lucrative and growing market sector has many rich employment opportunities for fashion graduates including Design, Buying, Marketing, PR and Advertising, Head Office positions Styling, Pattern Cutting, Garment Technology and Sourcing and all linked Retail and On-line Operations.

By choosing to study Fashion Design & Manufacture 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 Inditex® group, a Fashion Empire which operates over 7,200 stores in 93 markets worldwide.

The Fashion Industry has continued to grow and there are now many career opportunities to gain successful employment across so many linked areas. Our graduates work across a wide spectrum of careers in fashion, working successfully and influentially to establish their own labels or to work as company designers, freelancer, fashion consultants, merchandisers or stylists.

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

This very comprehensive course will give you a professional insight to 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 required of a fashion design role, 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 techniques and processes of the Fashion Industry.

We teach and encourage design creativity, originality and imagination combined with commercial business sense across most areas of Fashion. Ranging from street wear, sportswear, contemporary fashion, evening wear and “Pret-a-Porter”. We cover “A to Z” of this fantastic industry and we will guide each individual student through the different stages of structured formal education to final Graduation, and to even job application so that they are fully prepared to face their next challenge and their chosen proposed career path.

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.

This innovative course will give you a professional insight to 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 fundamental skills such as freehand drawing, CAD drawing techniques like Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign to create essential Mood Boards; Fashion Market and Trend Analysis; Basic garment making techniques including “Block” making, simple pattern drafting and cutting and linked garment construction techniques.

The second year of study will build and progress your existing skills learnt in the first year with further exploration and development of the creative fashion design process covering more advanced pattern technology and garment creation, Fashion Marketing and Branding, Sustainability and linked Ethical Education, Portfolio presentation and other relevant industry projects.

The third year will provide opportunities for students to explore and apply their fashion skills and knowledge to a higher and more advanced professional level as well as receive a fuller and more comprehensive fashion business orientation with Marketing and Branding, Intellectual Property Rights. Focus on their Final Year Garment Collection and Graduation Show, Final Portfolio with professional “Look Book”, CV and Job Application techniques. Students gain hands-on experience through a minimum six-week work intern placement in a real-world environment which often leads to future work opportunities.

When you have graduated from Marbella Design Academy and you have been awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design & Manufacture by our partner University of Bedfordshire, you can apply for a Master’s Degree at any other university of your choice. The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding and nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field.

We have several success stories and examples of past fashion students now running their own business:

  • "Glamour Hunter” by past fashion student Olga Farafanova now successfully runs her own fashion brand specialising in mainly Bridal Wear and “Red Carpet” at her Atelier and shop in Marbella, and also on-line: www.glamourhunter.net
  • Oxana Mess, also a past fashion student from Marbella Design Academy now successfully runs her “OWL”-(Organic with Love) retail chain and on-line, https://www.organicwithlove.es/ creating mainly a one-stop retail concept for all things organic!

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.

 

Apply here.

For more info click here.

General introduction to “Fashion in the Modern World” covering most areas of this lucrative and growing market and highlighting the possibilities of the many areas of possible work and practices available (3 weeks general + 2 weeks specific). This course gives you an excellent introduction to all aspects of being a professional fashion designer.

Ranging from fashion design, buying and merchandising, pattern cutting and technology, marketing, head office positions, PR and styling, and retail positions.

  • An insight to how all these different roles operate within this ever changing world of fashion.
  • Overview of each individual area, skill-set requirement type and required qualifications.
  • Design creativity, originality and imagination combined with commercial business sense across most areas of fashion. Ranging from “Couture”/bespoke areas to “Pret-a Porter” to main stream High Street fashions and “branded” sectors.
  • Introduction to the mechanics and technical side of this Industry. How garments are produced and sourced. Manufacturing and importing.

The idea is to inspire you and help you identify which area might be best for you.

The different stages of structured formal education to graduation and job application

  • Expectations of presentation work, portfolio structure to actual C.V. and interview techniques. Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere where student involvement is encouraged, feedback is important, and the instructors are always available to answer any questions.
  • The Intensive Course in Fashion Design is suitable to anyone who is interested in the basic knowledge in different subjects within the fashion industry prior to starting a further education in fashion design for them to become professional fashion designers.
  • The students are welcome to bring a project of their own to be solved during the course.

 

Apply here.

For more info click here.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Summer 2018 Expo & Graduation Fashion Show

 

Winter 2017 Expo & Graduation Fashion Show

 

Durita Thomsen Lookbook Photo Shoot at Marbella Design Academy

 

Marbella Design Academy Fashion Event / Hotel Alanda / Aliyah Faisal collection

 

MDA Fashion Event / Hotel Alanda / Alexandra Brodie collection