BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture

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 University of Bedfordshire.

When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by University of Bedfordshire, then 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 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 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.

When you have satisfactorily completed the Fashion Design programme and graduated from Marbella Design Academy you are awarded an official Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design by University of Bedfordshire.

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.

When you have graduated from Marbella Design Academy and you have been awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design & Manufacture, you can apply for a Master’s degree at any university of your choice.

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

  • Level of Study


  • Department

    Fashion Design

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  • Duration

    3 Years and 12 Months

  • Tuition Fee

    10800 - Euro

  • Learning Mode

    Full-Time Learning

  • Discipline

    Art & Design

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