About IED

For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.

The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil.

Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.

The nexus between knowledge and know-how is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative and critical skills and competencies that are the ultimate goal of education at the IED.

Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the didactic process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.

The faculty comprises experts and professionals with the ability to teach applied skills and a constant stream of innovation. Each individual course is run in direct contact with and supported by companies operating in the fields in question.

As a school with an international vocation, the Istituto Europeo di Design welcomes students of different nationalities and cultures to all its campuses. Some 2,000 foreign students – primarily from the Far East, Central and South America and Europe – enrol in its courses every year. To date, the IED has trained students from about 100 different countries.

Offered Courses in Barcelona

Select level of study to filter the courses:

Undergraduate in Motion Graphics and Video

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 ECTS

The Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design), majoring in Motion Graphics and Video, prepares visual designers capable of devising, programming and creating visual communication, both online and offline, to stimulate users. By combining image and text, a student can develop from a brand image, to advertising, editorial design, signage design, web interfaces design, etc.

The project culture is the driving force of didactics, based on experiential learning through assignments from real companies.

Jobs Opportunities:

  • Graphic designer
  • Visual communicator
  • Art director
  • Typographer
  • Branding specialist
  • Corporate image, editorial, packaging, signage, posters, computer graphics, web pages, motion graphics
  • Producer of storyboards, scripts, short films, documentaries, video art, sound, photography and digital video director Etc.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


BA (Hons) Fashion Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 360 UK

IED Barcelona is the only centre in Spain imparting the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design validated by the University of Westminster.

The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design prepares professionals with a wide technical and cultural knowledge through learning concepts from the fashion field, based on creativity and analysis of the needs of the market. Its philosophy is to develop students as individuals, to become innovative and creative designers, and challenge them to develop an aesthetic style relevant to the international fashion industry.

Job Opportunities:

  • Fashion designer
  • Stylist
  • Trendsetter
  • Accessories designer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion communication and brand image
  • Pattern designer
  • Coolhunter
  • Product manager etc

The program specification might be changed in July 2021 due to the course currently being in revalidation with the University of Westminster.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Graphic Design

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 ECTS

The Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design (240 ECTS) prepares visual designers capable of devising, programming and creating visual communication, both online and offline, to stimulate users.

The course offers an education on the creative processes of investigation, interpreting, conception and production with the objective of communicating, embellishing and finding innovative solutions for a product, a brand or a space through graphic language.

Job Opportunities:

  • Graphic designer
  • Visual communicator
  • Art director
  • Typographer
  • Branding specialist
  • Corporate image, editorial, packaging, signage, posters, computer graphics, web pages, motion graphics, etc.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Graphic Design

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 ECTS

The Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design (240 ECTS) prepares visual designers capable of devising, programming and creating visual communication, both online and offline, to stimulate users.

The course offers an education on the creative processes of investigation, interpreting, conception and production with the objective of communicating, embellishing and finding innovative solutions for a product, a brand or a space through graphic language.

Job Opportunities:

  • Graphic designer
  • Visual communicator
  • Art director
  • Typographer
  • Branding specialist
  • Corporate image, editorial, packaging, signage, posters, computer graphics, web pages, motion graphics, etc.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Motion Graphics and Video

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 ECTS

The Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design), majoring in Motion Graphics and Video, prepares visual designers capable of devising, programming and creating visual communication, both online and offline, to stimulate users. By combining image and text, a student can develop from a brand image, to advertising, editorial design, signage design, web interfaces design, etc.

The project culture is the driving force of didactics, based on experiential learning through assignments from real companies.

Jobs Opportunities:

  • Graphic designer
  • Visual communicator
  • Art director
  • Typographer
  • Branding specialist
  • Corporate image, editorial, packaging, signage, posters, computer graphics, web pages, motion graphics
  • Producer of storyboards, scripts, short films, documentaries, video art, sound, photography and digital video director Etc.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Interior Design

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 Credits

The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who are capable of planning  from a private house, a commercial space, a stand for a fair or an exhibition space, as well as furniture or special pieces thanks to their basic knowledge on product design.

The students get a multidisciplinary training based on the skills needed to develop spatial and multi-sensory perception, creative thinking, an understanding of the aesthetic-emotional dimension, and management and innovation skills. The program also focuses on the user’s experience, light control, finishes, technology and materials. 

Interior architecture, ephemeral spaces design, projects of Interior design and decoration, stands, communication events, new businesses and franchises and design of green spaces and leisure.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Product Design

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 Credits

The Undergraduate Degree in Product Design (240 ECTS) provides future professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to design products bearing in mind the user and their surroundings, ergonomics, social value, technology and the materials needed to create a “good design”. 

The course covers various fields such as lighting, consumer electronics, wearables, packaging, personal accessories, utensils, furniture, domestic appliances, food, service design and more. It also explores new financial and productive realities such as collaborative consumption, crowdfunding, digital production, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

Job Opportunities:

  • Self-employed designers, design departments, marketing, colour&trim or innovation for companies and design, engineering and architecture studios
  • Product Manager for companies working on innovation and strategy
  • Creative and art director  in advertising agencies, research departments in companies and institutions

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Transportation Design

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 Credits

The Undergraduate Degree in Transportation Design (240 ECTS) provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop mobility solutions in the broadest sense, ranging all the way from designing the inside and outside of a motorbike, car, aeroplane, train or boat to all kinds of accessories and associated services.

The course teaches transport design students a versatile, multidisciplinary and innovative approach which will allow them to come up with ideas that factor in the user, the environment, ergonomics and social value.

Car interior and exterior designers, motorcycles, ships, aeronautical sector, public transportation, color&trim, etc

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Advertising

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | 240 Credits

The Graphic Design specialisation in Advertising is a course comprising 240 ECTS credits for graphic designers with a creative advertising mindset. As well as carrying out design projects, they will learn to conduct visual communication campaigns enhanced by conceptualisation, brand strategy and art direction.

Succeeding in the world of creativity in this day and age requires an eye-catching portfolio that appeals both to design studios and advertising or branding agencies. Knowing this, a graphic designer has to be capable of conceiving and developing surprising and unique ideas. As a creative advertiser, they will need to prove they have the ability to create and convey their ideas with a powerful visual impact and professional skill.

The Graphic Design specialisation in Advertising encourages students to develop a variety of projects with real clients for the first three years and to carry out a Final Course Project with a specific client linked directly to the world of advertising and creativity.

Job Opportunities:

  • Graphic designer
  • Visual communicator
  • Creative director
  • Art director
  • Branding specialist
  • Corporate, publishing or packaging image expert
  • Content developer
  • Copywriter
  • Brand consultant
  • Digital advertising strategist
  • Interactive brand manager
  • Brand manager
  • Social media strategist

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Communication

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 360 UK

IED Barcelona is the only centre in Spain imparting the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Marketing and Communication validated by the University of Westminster. 

The BA Honours Fashion Marketing and Communication course at IED Barcelona aims to ensure that participants have the knowledge and understanding as well as the marketing and communication skills to work professionally. IED interdisciplinary approach enhanced by the strong relationship with the Fashion and Design Industry ascertain a vision where adaptability and efficiency display a relevant position.

The program specification might be changed in July 2021 due to the course currently being in revalidation with the University of Westminster. 

Job Opportunities:

  • Fashion Editor
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Press Office Manager
  • Public Relations Management
  • Product merchandiser
  • Buyer
  • Community Manager
  • Fashion Consultor
  • Design manager
  • Product manager
  • Fashion Event Organizer
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Entrepreneur etc.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


BA (Hons) Business Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 360 UK

The BA (Hons) in Business Design provides training for students in the fields of management, design and technology to drive innovation in companies of the 21st century.

Today’s labour market is increasingly demanding a new professional profile that can participate in multidisciplinary teams in charge of identifying innovation opportunities, generating creative ideas and developing and implementing new strategies, products or services. 

The BA (Hons) in Business Design is a course for people aiming to make a contribution to improving the world through user-friendly, technologically feasible and viable solutions for companies.Its three-year programme provides a set of design tools and methodologies that can be applied to companies in order to solve challenges and create valuable solutions.

Job Opportunities:

  • After finishing the course, the students will be able to design and manage strategies in the various areas of a company to create added value for a business and increase its profits. They will be prepared to take on these duties within a company either directly or from a consultancy or strategic design studio.
  • Their training will allow them to work in innovation departments, managing the uncertainties of the future and incorporating innovation strategies. They will also develop an entrepreneurial mentality that will permit them to design businesses or create start-ups.
  • They will have the skills needed to work internationally in service design, strategic design, innovation, entrepreneurship and also in the field of communications, both in companies and in consultancies, agencies and studios.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Service Design

  • 6 Months |  Part-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Service Design allows future service designers to learn about different conceptual perspectives when designing a service. It is an opportunity for students to gain theoretical insight and to practice using specific methods and tools for each approach. Students are tasked with team projects and challenged with the entire process of creating a new service or transforming an existing one –  from research and conception to prototyping and preparing pilot interventions.

The concept of Service Design refers to innovation in services from a human and systemic perspective by leveraging creativity and iterative processes. So, what exactly does a service designer do? These are some of their possible functions, depending on their professional background and the context they work in:

  • Orchestrating the various stages of a service to ensure a pleasant, seamless experience.
  • Detecting opportunities for new services and conceptualising systems that allow to co-create added value with users or even among multiple organisations.
  • Enabling various players to take an active part in defining new practices and narratives about value, both inside and outside organisations.

 Job opportunities

  • Service designer
  • Strategic designer
  • UX researcher
  • Design researcher
  • UX strategist
  • Design thinker or design thinking consultant
  • Customer experience designer

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Design for Urban Environment

  • 6 Months |  Evening | 60* Credits

The Master in Design for Urban Environment trains professionals to take part in the process of urban transformation by designing ideas that help to reinforce the social, cultural and economic fabric of 21st century cities.

This course focusses mainly on the following lines of work: design for sustainable development, social inclusion to empower citizens in the face of social challenges, governance, cooperation, e-democracy, open data and transparency, as well as design to tackle urban mobility issues and contribute to people’s safety. Urban environments are currently facing significant challenges, which calls for professionals who know about the past, understand the present and can anticipate the future to think up solutions in collaboration with their inhabitants and the people in charge of managing them. 

Job opportunities

The students will be able to work in public/private entities in some of the following areas/functions:

  • Lead urban regeneration processes.
  • Urban design consultancy.
  • Urban design process management
  • Conduct studies related to the urban environment.
  • Prepare guidance and statements.
  • Site and area design and/or mobility design.
  • Facilitate collaborative processes for design in the urban environment.
  • Visualise and communicate data in urban design processes.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master  program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Design Management

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Design Management combines the sensitivity and methodology of design with the market’s added value creation and management strategies so as to streamline an organisation’s innovation processes.

In today’s world, design is a pivotal strategic tool when it comes to innovation and change (involving organisations, society, technology, business...) owing to its potential to offer co-creative solutions that simultaneously meet the needs of the brand, the market and the company by studying users and their needs. 

This course encourages its professionals to apply specific, agile and innovative methodologies to develop real projects for real companies, thus fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Amsterdam or Geneva, ending with a final personal research project.

Job opportunities

Students who take this course add value to their professional experience in both business companies, design studios and strategy firms, practicing design management in positions such as design department managers, brand managers, design directors, innovation directors, service designers and design strategists. Also work as managers and executive responsible for making decisions about how design is used in the organization, in companies, design and innovation agencies, but also in education and government agencies.

Design managers deal managing teams that might include industrial design, graphic design, service design, environment design, brand identity, fashion design, interface design, interior design, experience design, architecture and engineering.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Design for Artificial Intelligence

  • 6 Months |  Part-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Design for Artificial Intelligence trains professionals to lead the design of products and services that can integrate solutions related to artificial intelligence. Based on the aim of facilitating its use by people and companies, the course is aimed at optimising the conceptualisation, design and development of new products and services and ensuring an ethical approach in all phases of the process. 

Applying artificial intelligence has come to define an environment in which the continuous interaction of intelligent information management and analysis systems can help to predict the needs and desires of customers in real time. This opens up enormous possibilities for the creation of a generation of products and services that are capable of offering increased personalisation, as well as new and better user experiences. 

The programme aims to cover the growing need for new digital skills to adapt to new environments. It provides an overall view that helps to align the creation potential of developers with the needs and preferences of customers based on a knowledge of technological context. 

Job opportunities

The Master course prepares students to hold a position in companies linked to the technology sector or integrate solutions related to the application of AI tools into the development of their products and services.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Management

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Fashion Management teaches experts all about innovation in the world of fashion including project management, strategy planning and the basic principles of business management. This course provides the theoretical and practical know-how to overcome today’s fashion market challenges and efficiently manage the full cycle – from the product’s conceptualisation all the way to the shelf and into the customer’s shopping bag. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Florence or Paris, ending with a final personal research project.

Fashion is a complex system and clothing is just a part of it. In this context, the role of a fashion manager is to identify the target’s needs and turn them into opportunities bearing in mind production, distribution, branding, marketing, communication and service.

Job Opportunities 

Students who take this Master will add value to their professional experience integrating multidisciplinary teams or independently innovative undertaking their own business; they can develop their career in the areas of project management and strategy in companies related to the fashion area and retail.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Design for Virtual Reality

  • 6 Months |  Part-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Design for Virtual Reality is teaching a new generation of designers how to create immersive experiences and solutions using virtual reality technology and tools. With a distinctly creative and technological focus, the course fosters new ways of designing, learning and interacting based on ground‑breaking narratives. 

As VR sets in, the market is calling for more specialized professionals who understand the present and future scenario, realize the potential of existing technology and show a creative approach to designing content, experiences, products and services.  This is a pioneering masters in Europe thanks to its specialized content. The programme is divided into three parts: the Design Studio covering the theory module, Design Tech to learn how to work with specific virtual reality hardware and software, and the Design Lab, an immersive laboratory to create and develop projects and experiences in various fields.

 Job opportunities

  • VR storytellers: designers and creators of new future narratives.
  • Virtual reality designers and content developers at Unity Engine.
  • Directors and content developers for VR platforms.
  • UX designers using virtual reality.
  • Project managers dealing with XR/VR content and products.
  • Exhibition designers and organizers of events with immersive environments.
  • Simulation developers and designers for architecture and design studios.
  • VR creators and specialists in animation, post‑production (FX) or gaming studios.
  • XR product designers for ICT (information and communication technology) companies, for interactive agencies or for commercial applications.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Interaction Design

  • 6 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Interaction Design aims to train professionals who aspire to be tomorrow’s digital leaders equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills required to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understand how the digital can be harnessed for strategic design.

The Master provides an environment of creativity, design and technological innovation by focusing on projects through a future lens. It provides students with the skillset and mindset to challenge the status quo and produce well-rounded designers who can work across disciplinary, cultural and geographical boundaries to design solutions addressing future individual, societal and business needs by nurturing curiosity, experimentation, technical skills and critical thinking, as well as empathic, collaborative skills.

Job opportunities

  • Interface design and user experience positions (UX, UI) in design studios and digital content companies.
  • Event producer and project leader in advertising agencies.
  • Provider of facilities and interactive experiences for events and congresses.
  • Maker sector professionals in fab labs and digital fabrication spaces.
  • Creative in communication agencies specialising in technology and new media. 

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces and Retail

  • 6 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

 The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces focuses on developing the skills to execute interior design projects in retail establishments and shopping centres. Its content touches on values such as leadership in innovation processes, creativity and project management, as well as offering insight on the commercial contexts of the future.

This field of design is currently calling for multidisciplinary professionals with sound management skills and an understanding of the fundamentals, methodologies and graphic tools involved in industrial and interior design.

The programme builds a theoretical and practical structure around the creation of an introductory project at the start and a second comprehensive commercial space design project at the end in collaboration with major companies in the sector. 

Job opportunities:

After completing the Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces, students acquire the skills to develop themselves professionally in commercial spaces, design consultancies and departments, in addition to as technicians and as regards innovation and with the ability to develop their own retail-related projects and business ideas.

They are trained to manage and lead design and innovation teams in companies and prepared to add value to design studios and/or generate their own professional path by creating an innovative business or their own creative project linked to designing commercial spaces.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Technology and Wearables

  • 6 Months |  Evening | 60* Credits

The Master in Fashion Technology and Wearables trains professionals to lead design and production processes aimed at fashion technology, applying soft textile surfaces, paying special attention to digital design, creating prototypes, interacting and working with new materials.

The link between fashion and technology means much more than designing clothes and accessories or incorporating electronic devices. It allows the application of new processes and tools to optimise the efficiency of design and manufacturing in the fashion world, thereby generating new materials that open up a path for improving fashion products and enabling the development of products whose usefulness goes beyond that of prêt-à-porter. 

 Job opportunities:

  • Designer specialised in textile innovation.
  • Consultant in textile innovation companies.
  • Process and product development textile designer.
  • Entrepreneur.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Creative Direction

  • 6 Months |  Evening | 60* Credits

Now that branding means so much more than just a logo, the role of creative directors is gaining ground. These professionals take care of steering a brand through the conceptual universe guided by its values, messages and personality. And just as branding encompasses everything a product cannot convey on its own, the concept of “fashion” covers more than just clothing. A brand’s history, values and creativity create a powerful identity that can appeal to emotions and create a sense of belonging.

The Master in Fashion Creative Direction draws on the intangible side of a product that is crucial for it to succeed: the emotional value of fashion brands. This involves exploring all the creative tools available to produce innovative solutions that define a fashion brand, make it desirable and engage its target audience through different channels (concept, communication campaigns, fashion shows, the digital environment, events...).

Job opportunities:

  • Freelance or in-house editors and artistic directors in the media.
  • Advertising and PR agencies specialising in consumer fashion, luxury, technology and lifestyle brands.
  • Start-ups focused on the field of fashion.
  • Digital communication departments in fashion companies.

 *Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Creative Direction

  • 6 Months |  Evening | 60* Credits

Now that branding means so much more than just a logo, the role of creative directors is gaining ground. These professionals take care of steering a brand through the conceptual universe guided by its values, messages and personality. And just as branding encompasses everything a product cannot convey on its own, the concept of “fashion” covers more than just clothing. A brand’s history, values and creativity create a powerful identity that can appeal to emotions and create a sense of belonging.

The Master in Fashion Creative Direction draws on the intangible side of a product that is crucial for it to succeed: the emotional value of fashion brands. This involves exploring all the creative tools available to produce innovative solutions that define a fashion brand, make it desirable and engage its target audience through different channels (concept, communication campaigns, fashion shows, the digital environment, events...).

Job opportunities:

  • Freelance or in-house editors and artistic directors in the media.
  • Advertising and PR agencies specialising in consumer fashion, luxury, technology and lifestyle brands.
  • Start-ups focused on the field of fashion.
  • Digital communication departments in fashion companies.

 *Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Brand design and management - Food, Wine and Tourism

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60 Credits

What does it mean to create and manage a brand in the food industry? How to market a wine company and work on its identity? How to integrate tourism in all of that?

From branding techniques to service design, the goal of the Master in Brand Design and Management: food, wine and tourism is to help students and young professionals to develop their skills as future Managers of the horeca industry, integrating food wine and tourism into lifestyle offers.

The course, held in Florence and Barcelona, provides transversal skills in service design applied to hospitality and tourism, understanding the different points of view of the two different cultures.

Catalunya and Tuscany built their branding strategies on the territoriality value as a key for global distinctiveness. Thanks to this Master, students have the possibility to experiment the different branding and project management methodologies that two of the most important touristic destinations in Europe successfully use.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Design Management

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Design Management combines the sensitivity and methodology of design with the market’s added value creation and management strategies so as to streamline an organisation’s innovation processes.

In today’s world, design is a pivotal strategic tool when it comes to innovation and change (involving organisations, society, technology, business...) owing to its potential to offer co-creative solutions that simultaneously meet the needs of the brand, the market and the company by studying users and their needs. 

This course encourages its professionals to apply specific, agile and innovative methodologies to develop real projects for real companies, thus fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Amsterdam or Geneva, ending with a final personal research project.

Job opportunities

Students who take this course add value to their professional experience in both business companies, design studios and strategy firms, practicing design management in positions such as design department managers, brand managers, design directors, innovation directors, service designers and design strategists. Also work as managers and executive responsible for making decisions about how design is used in the organization, in companies, design and innovation agencies, but also in education and government agencies.

Design managers deal managing teams that might include industrial design, graphic design, service design, environment design, brand identity, fashion design, interface design, interior design, experience design, architecture and engineering.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Management

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Fashion Management teaches experts all about innovation in the world of fashion including project management, strategy planning and the basic principles of business management. This course provides the theoretical and practical know-how to overcome today’s fashion market challenges and efficiently manage the full cycle – from the product’s conceptualisation all the way to the shelf and into the customer’s shopping bag. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Florence or Paris, ending with a final personal research project.

Fashion is a complex system and clothing is just a part of it. In this context, the role of a fashion manager is to identify the target’s needs and turn them into opportunities bearing in mind production, distribution, branding, marketing, communication and service.

Job Opportunities 

Students who take this Master will add value to their professional experience integrating multidisciplinary teams or independently innovative undertaking their own business; they can develop their career in the areas of project management and strategy in companies related to the fashion area and retail.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Brand design and management - Food, Wine and Tourism

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60 Credits

What does it mean to create and manage a brand in the food industry? How to market a wine company and work on its identity? How to integrate tourism in all of that?

From branding techniques to service design, the goal of the Master in Brand Design and Management: food, wine and tourism is to help students and young professionals to develop their skills as future Managers of the horeca industry, integrating food wine and tourism into lifestyle offers.

The course, held in Florence and Barcelona, provides transversal skills in service design applied to hospitality and tourism, understanding the different points of view of the two different cultures.

Catalunya and Tuscany built their branding strategies on the territoriality value as a key for global distinctiveness. Thanks to this Master, students have the possibility to experiment the different branding and project management methodologies that two of the most important touristic destinations in Europe successfully use.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Design Management

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Design Management combines the sensitivity and methodology of design with the market’s added value creation and management strategies so as to streamline an organisation’s innovation processes.

In today’s world, design is a pivotal strategic tool when it comes to innovation and change (involving organisations, society, technology, business...) owing to its potential to offer co-creative solutions that simultaneously meet the needs of the brand, the market and the company by studying users and their needs. 

This course encourages its professionals to apply specific, agile and innovative methodologies to develop real projects for real companies, thus fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Amsterdam or Geneva, ending with a final personal research project.

Job opportunities

Students who take this course add value to their professional experience in both business companies, design studios and strategy firms, practicing design management in positions such as design department managers, brand managers, design directors, innovation directors, service designers and design strategists. Also work as managers and executive responsible for making decisions about how design is used in the organization, in companies, design and innovation agencies, but also in education and government agencies.

Design managers deal managing teams that might include industrial design, graphic design, service design, environment design, brand identity, fashion design, interface design, interior design, experience design, architecture and engineering.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Management

  • 11 Months |  Full-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Fashion Management teaches experts all about innovation in the world of fashion including project management, strategy planning and the basic principles of business management. This course provides the theoretical and practical know-how to overcome today’s fashion market challenges and efficiently manage the full cycle – from the product’s conceptualisation all the way to the shelf and into the customer’s shopping bag. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Florence or Paris, ending with a final personal research project.

Fashion is a complex system and clothing is just a part of it. In this context, the role of a fashion manager is to identify the target’s needs and turn them into opportunities bearing in mind production, distribution, branding, marketing, communication and service.

Job Opportunities 

Students who take this Master will add value to their professional experience integrating multidisciplinary teams or independently innovative undertaking their own business; they can develop their career in the areas of project management and strategy in companies related to the fashion area and retail.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Design for Virtual Reality

  • 6 Months |  Part-time | 60* Credits

The Master in Design for Virtual Reality is teaching a new generation of designers how to create immersive experiences and solutions using virtual reality technology and tools. With a distinctly creative and technological focus, the course fosters new ways of designing, learning and interacting based on ground‑breaking narratives. 

As VR sets in, the market is calling for more specialized professionals who understand the present and future scenario, realize the potential of existing technology and show a creative approach to designing content, experiences, products and services.  This is a pioneering masters in Europe thanks to its specialized content. The programme is divided into three parts: the Design Studio covering the theory module, Design Tech to learn how to work with specific virtual reality hardware and software, and the Design Lab, an immersive laboratory to create and develop projects and experiences in various fields.

 Job opportunities

  • VR storytellers: designers and creators of new future narratives.
  • Virtual reality designers and content developers at Unity Engine.
  • Directors and content developers for VR platforms.
  • UX designers using virtual reality.
  • Project managers dealing with XR/VR content and products.
  • Exhibition designers and organizers of events with immersive environments.
  • Simulation developers and designers for architecture and design studios.
  • VR creators and specialists in animation, post‑production (FX) or gaming studios.
  • XR product designers for ICT (information and communication technology) companies, for interactive agencies or for commercial applications.

*Credits: The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Barcelona Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English



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