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 Madrid

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Undergraduate in Fashion Business

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

The IED Diploma in Fashion Business aims to provide students with the necessary tools to effectively manage a company in the textile and fashion sector.

Students will complete their studies with a dual profile in which, on the one hand, they will have in-depth knowledge of the design and production processes of the fashion industry and, on the other hand, they will obtain knowledge and skills to manage and administer fashion companies.

Students will learn about the economic, legal and organisational framework governing companies in the fashion industry, learning to analyse and manage a company with the needs of today and to apply the necessary digital tools  (e-business, e-commerce, etc.).

This programme provides students with the creative capacity necessary to innovate in management and resources and to lead any business change. Students will also work with a teaching team made up of leading professionals from the fashion industry, who pass on both theoretical and specific technical knowledge.

The balance between the creative and the business mentality enables students to influence companies’ supply chain and the product life-cycle with responsibility and sensitivity towards demand from consumers and from the market itself.

At IED Fashion Madrid students are taught with a multidisciplinary focus which is essential for their professional development and prepares them to stand out in today’s increasingly complex professional world:

Job and Career Opportunities:

  • Development and production manager
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Communication
  • Quality control
  • Brand creator
  • Head of design
  • Consultant in fashion company organisation and management
  • Expert in branding 
  • Fashion business development

Madrid Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Undergraduate in Fine Arts

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

The IED Diploma in Fine Arts turns the student into an artist 3.0 and 360º, with training based on developing projects in diverse areas of plastic and visual arts. The hybridisation between disciplines has been introduced into a training programme that offers an academic perspective, but one which is connected to the context of today's professional world, formats, media, and what is to come.

And all of this in a creative and stimulating space that is connected to the most cutting-edge art and design. A programme for experimenting with technology and every material. Students will work with techniques and concepts that range from 3D sculpture, video creation, installation design, expanded painting, body and space and contemporary drawing.

At IED Madrid students are taught with a multidisciplinary focus which is essential for their professional development and prepares them to stand out in today’s increasingly complex professional world:

  • Expert in Fine Arts
  • Artist
  • Artist for cinema and TV
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Teacher
  • Internet artist/video artist

Madrid Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Master of Design and Innovation

  • 11 Months |  Full-time

The Master of Design and Innovation is a high performance and qualification programme aimed at professionals who wish to change the world through strategic design, sustainability and innovation, and who also wish to change their lives in labour and personal terms through the training and experience this type of programme provides.

It is conceived to provide a notable boost to our students’ professional development, positioning them as attractive profiles for companies and opening up new opportunities in their working lives.

The Master of Design and Innovation develops unique skills and competences thanks to the diverse methodologies and experiences of the programme along with experts with a recognised track record.

The master concentrates on innovation and strategic design as the central and transversal axis at the same time, without losing sight of the impact that creative thought may have on companies. For the duration of the course, the students share common content and projects and, on the other hand, provides specific training for each one of the cohabiting disciplines: Craft & Product Design Lab, Business & Strategic Design Lab and Communication Design Lab.

Madrid Campus

Next intake: February

Language:   English


Master in Professional Photography

  • 9 Months |  Part-time | 60* Credits

This master provides working tools that students can develop and apply in the different domains of photography. Each student can decide when to enroll on each module. We aim to teach a methodology, not a series of recipes or technical details. Our guest specialists in photography, edition, post production, lighting and communication theory will provide their own point of view and will stress the aspects of major relevance. This richness and its international spirit make this master something really special.

With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely.

Professional Opportunities

  • Press and media photographer 
  • Editorial photographer
  • Fashion photographer
  • Digital and lighting technician
  • Post-production artist 
  • Photo Editor
  • Agency Assistant
  • Art director 
  • Studio Manager

Madrid Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Styling and Communication

  • 9 Months |  Evening | 60 Credits

The Fashion Styling and Communication Masters degree forms professionals that will be capable to come up new fashion visual proposals (styling, creative direction, fashion film….) as well as developing contemporary communication, branding and marketing strategies for existing fashion companies. It is a theoretical and practical training that brings the student closer to the realities of the professional market through a series of collaborations with different fashion brands (luxury & high street, showrooms, vintage, agencies, etc), where they will acquire the necessary skills to tackle the new challenges in the fashion sector.

With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely.

Professional Opportunities

  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Content Creator
  • E-commerce Operations
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Communication Key Account
  • Manager
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Fashion PR

Madrid Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Exhibitions and Curatorial Studies

  • 9 Months |  Part-time

The Master of Exhibitions and Curatorial Studies focuses on the production of contemporary knowledge and exhibitions around the disciplines of design: textile and fashion, product and space, visual and art books. This programme allows students to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to develop projects.

It is a comprehensive programme in which, over four modules, students will see case studies, theoretical notions and the main lines of research. This goes hand-in-hand with the theoretical knowledge necessary for proper management of exhibition spaces, floor layouts, insurance and packaging of works.

This programme takes place in the city of Madrid, the cultural heart of the country where the most important museums, hundreds of art galleries and an intense cultural life come together, which will favour the students’ contacts.

Professional Opportunities

  • Exhibition curator - both independent and for museums, galleries, design spaces
  • Collections management
  • Researcher

Madrid Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master in Fashion Buying and Licencing

  • 11 Months |  Part-time

Due to the frantic speed with which fashion articles are launched nowadays, and faced with consumers who are more and more demanding, it is of prime importance that products reach the final consumer exactly as they were presented, without defects, at a suitable price and in the stipulated time. 

On the other hand, factors like the consolidation of new technologies, real time, the development of new markets and production decentralization, force the textile sector to be constantly seeking solutions and improvements with which they can innovate and succeed. 

Starting from this premise, the master was created to train professionals in the sphere of development, management and distribution of the fashion product in its widest sense, and from an international perspective.

Madrid Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Digital Communication and Marketing in Fashion

  • 11 Months |  Online

Can we talk today about Fashion 2.0? What is the impact of the Internet on the reality of brands and their communication strategies? How do the rules change with the new sociability, participation and communication?

The fashion phenomenon responds to the digital challenge, facing the readjustment of its rules. Social changes, new technologies, social networks, consumer evolution and the democratization of fashion have led brands to rethink their communication and marketing strategies. For many, this “digital age” has been an opportunity to make themselves known, position or even reinvent themselves. The identity of a brand is a key factor to define a comprehensive and coherent strategy, not only in the design of each collection, but also in the business model, the types of products or its target audience.

It is therefore vital that all departments work towards a single goal and give the brand recognizable and common values, thus reinforcing its positioning in a dynamic and interactive environment like the current one. On the basis if this premise we understand the importance of good communication strategies in any fashion and lifestyle business, regardless of size or position. Whether it is part of the luxury retail sector or a small artisan business, it needs an identity.

Madrid Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   English


Master in Professional Photography

  • 9 Months |  Part-time | 60* Credits

This master provides working tools that students can develop and apply in the different domains of photography. Each student can decide when to enroll on each module. We aim to teach a methodology, not a series of recipes or technical details. Our guest specialists in photography, edition, post production, lighting and communication theory will provide their own point of view and will stress the aspects of major relevance. This richness and its international spirit make this master something really special.

With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely.

Professional Opportunities

  • Press and media photographer 
  • Editorial photographer
  • Fashion photographer
  • Digital and lighting technician
  • Post-production artist 
  • Photo Editor
  • Agency Assistant
  • Art director 
  • Studio Manager

Madrid Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English



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