Semester programs are open to current students, study abroad students, graduates and people seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspectives providing the opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience or professional development.
Study Abroad in the capitals of arts and innovation!
Theory lessons are accompanied by creative workshops, visits to firms, trade fairs and industrial events and meetings with practicing professionals. The result is an effective concentrate of experiences, ideal for both independent participants and study abroad students.
Courses are offered in Milan and Florence following two different educational methodologies: in Milan Semesters are stand-alone courses while in Florence Semester students are integrated in the 3-year courses.
Semester- Academic Year courses are a good option for:
- Students coming from secondary education who want to have a short experience before committing to a 3-year Undergraduate program
- Study abroad students already enrolled to a Undergraduate course in a related field who want to spend some time in close contact with the Italian Design Industry*
- Young professionals or Design passionate who want to spend some time in close contact with the Italian Design Industry
Students have the option of following only one Semester or combine two of them into an Academic Year.
IED encourages students in spending a Semester or an Academic Year abroad by facilitating credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution.
Design – Fashion – Jewellery
Fall Semester – Introductory – Trends
These preparatory courses are designed for students with no prior knowledge or experience in the discipline. Introductory courses are an excellent way to start the education experience in the field of design as a transition to a IED Undergraduate program.
In Milan after the Spring semester students will be able to join the 1st year of the Undergraduate program in October**;
Interior Design – Fashion Design
Spring Semester – Advanced – Project Work
These courses are specifically intended for students who already have academic or professional experience in the area of study and are interested in developing their skills and professional portfolios. The courses are focused on developing technical skills through project-works.
After the Fall semester (starting in september) students may be able to join the 1st year of the Undergraduate program at the second semester**.
IED Firenze Fashion Semester programs are focused on the central role of communication in the fashion industry. The theme is developed through 4 different semesters. Each Semester will be made of 4 to 7 subjects offered in the Fashion Communication Undergraduate Course and will include theoretical courses, visits and projects with partner companies, final project-work. After each Semester or Academic Year students may join the Undergraduate program**
*Credits recognition always depends on the University where the student is currently enrolled
** Please consider that admission to the Undergraduate program is always subject to Admission and Enrollment procedures and requirements available HERE. Non European students should always consider the italian policy on immigration for University Studies. IED Advisors will be at your disposal for any further inquiry. Please ask information from each course webpage.