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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2500 per total
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 2500 per total
Foundation Course - Entrance Exam
This 12-week Foundation Course - Entrance Exam, is the perfect solution for those students that do not fulfill the entry requirements for the three-year Higher Education Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes.
On successful completion of the Foundation Course you will be eligible to enrol in whichever of our three-year Bachelor of Arts Validated programmes you choose.
Computer help for students: Should you have a problem with your computer, then we can strongly recommend using WEBCOMUNICA in Monda. JJ (the owner) is a genius when it comes to fixing computer problems. JJ can help students with their PC or MAC problems for a special Marbella Design Academy student price. You can call JJ any time on: +34 686515 371 or you can pass by his shop in Monda in Calle Hospital 6, 29110 Monda.
Introduction (2 weeks) - Basic drawing techniques and investigation into ideas
In the introduction of the course we will cover the fundamentals as follows:
These will be discussed and through drawing exploration by the students they will understand and be able to, with a set of techniques, complete a range of drawings.
Experimentation (5 weeks)
During this period the student will tackle a wide range of projects, spanning many areas of design. The aim of this phase is to enable the students to understand their own interests and abilities in preparation for the next stage
The experimental stage is to challenge the creativity of the student; through a set of established projects they will complete a variety of design work.
The projects are organized so that the students try elements of each discipline, from fashion, graphics and interior architecture.
The students however will be able to direct the outcome of the project. The projects are written to cover a range of mediums.
For example, the students will design a t-shirt, they will screen print their final design onto a shirt of their choice.
The students will work with photography, developing the basic skills required; they will visit a gallery; through their research and documented drawings they will even design a new brand.
Each project is written to encourage the student to develop their own ideas, they will start with a design brief, they are expected to research the topic, and produce a high quality body of work.
Specialisation (4 weeks)
Students will choose an area of design and engage in self-directed work. This will be discussed and agreed upon with the tutor.
At this stage, students should know which area of design interests them the most. The students will specialise in their chosen subjects and engage in self-directed work.
All these projects will be discussed and agreed in advance with the tutor. The tutor will be able to suggest projects, although the student will be encouraged to develop ideas and concepts of their own.
The specialisation phase will introduce students to the concept of writing and working to a brief it will give the students an understanding of how design works in the commercial world.
Each student will participate in a number of projects (at least 3) with some flexibility for those students that may still be unsure of what area to specialise in; Interior Architecture, Graphic Design or Fashion Design.
Presentation (1 week)
The student is expected to present their self-directed projects. They will also build a portfolio of their work, to show prospective degree courses.
An essential aspect of being a designer is compiling and presenting work. This short stage will be divided into two parts to helps students gain confidence in showing their work.
Students will give a short presentation (10 minutes maximum) of their best work. They will not aim to show everything that they have done, but focus in on projects that they feel have been successful and why.
Lastly each student will build a portfolio fit for degree level interviews. It will be neat, orderly and show the best of the students work. It will show finished pieces and very importantly the development process.
Contact Marbella Design Academy to find course entry requirements.
Lauriane L'Eplattenier from Switzerland - Fashion Design Graduated Student
My name is Lauriane L’Eplattenier from Switzerland. I have just graduated from Marbella Design Academy and have been awarded a first class BA Hons Fashion Degree by the Marbella Design Academy's UK partner University in London - United Kingdom.
“To me, Fashion is not restricted to only clothing and beauty, but it is all encompassing in creativity and expression. Fashion can define you as a person.
I have during my study at Marbella Design Academy learnt so much about fashion design and the industry, from freehand drawing to developing clothes collections to the actual sewing and finishing. I have also learnt a lot about Marketing, how to make your own business, fashion show presentation and even jewellery making.
You study with students from more than 45 different nationalities and cultures. It is a great inspiration with so many different approaches and ideas for collections.
The students are offered great opportunities to enter in the working world with design competitions and fashion shows during their study. The Fashion design students are encouraged to take part in several real life fashion shows and competitions, such as Malaga Fashion Week, Runway Gibraltar New Designer Competition, Marbella Luxury Week-End, and Marbella Crea & Starlite Festival. I have participated in them all and won two times at Malaga Fashion Week and has also won Frankfurt Style Award. It has been a unique experience to participate among other creative talents and get constructive feedback as well as advice from the professionals within the Fashion Design industry.
Our Fashion teachers are great. Always helping us to realise our wildest ideas and build our own style.
I really liked studying at Marbella Design Academy because we had no creative restrictions. We were given the opportunity to experiment and create exactly what we wanted."
Hafiz Rosli, 26, Gothenburg - Sweden. Graphic Design, final year (3rd)
"I chose Marbella Design Academy because the school is multicultural and offers a world class education in a congenial environment. Definitely the weather and live style that comes with it is great too. I have just received some job offers waiting for me when I finish, so I look forward to my future."
Jessica, from Germany - Interior Architecture Student
I’m studying Interior Architecture, about to finish my First Year. For me, choosing Marbella Design Academy was definitely not hard. I fell in love with the University the first day I looked at their website and even went visiting it but the location, Spain was another good point for me. Being part of this University, is like having a family far away from home. The administration, the Professors and the students here at Marbella Design Academy are very friendly, they make you feel loved, and know exactly who you are and what type of personality you’ve got. Marbella Design Academy is more than just a university, it is your second home, you don’t even want to leave the place until late in the afternoon. They just make you gain so much experience. I live in Monda near the Academy. People are friendly, almost all the students live there. There are places in Monda, you just have to explore. There are perfect walks to let loose and get inspire, for any course. I love it.
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