study and work in the world of art

If you long for a job in highly efficent organizations, cultural institutions, museums or if you want to get ready to struck out on your own, launch a start-up, work for a non-profit or manage a cultural project, let’s find out IED Art & Design offer.

IED collaborates – for projects, courses and events – with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, MIBAC, Federculture, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Yarat Contemporary Art space – Azerbaijan, IKSV – Turkey, Moscow Museum of Modern Art – Russia, Pinchuk Art Centre – Ukraine, Independents Curators International – Wunderkammern Gallery.

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2 IED ALUMNI IN FORBES 'THE ARTS' LIST


Max Pirsky-Graphic Designer and Ghada Wali-Designer – both Alumni of the Master course in Graphic Design held in IED Firenze have been selected by Forbes for 30 Under 30 The ARTS list among the best European talents in fashion, art, photography, illustration and food. The jury which chose them was composed by JEREMY TILL – Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London, HEINZ BECK – Chef, La Pergola and OLIVIERO TOSCANI – Photographer.

Ied Arts + Wunderkammern


The partnership between IED and Wunderkammern keeps generating news: IED students will take part to the gallery's internal and collateral activities through photo labs and internships aimed at dealing with the different professions within the contemporary art world. Check an Artribune article for further information (italian).

BUSINESS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE – MASTER

IED Venezia | 6 months full-time | January 2018

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides an in-depth theoretical preparation, combined with a creative and managerial vision allowing students to define and manage specific projects and/or create start-ups within the cultural sphere. The course is addressed to graduate students interested in working in contemporary art sector and cultural entrepreneurship, but also at practitioners and consultants who are already operating in related sectors, interested to broaden their perspective and their desire to acquire new ideas and expertise.

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PROFESSIONE REGISTRAR – ADVANCED STUDY PROGRAMME 

IED Venezia | 3 months full-time | January 2018 | Italian language

The Registrar is a relatively new professional role in artistic and museum fields: he guarantee the proper manipulation and conservation of art and ensures a safe and suitable art storage and handling. The Registrar operates from the management of a loan request  to the realization of a temporary event hosting the same borrowed pieces of art. The course, promoted by IED Venezia is unique in Italy in training Exhibition Registrar, that is a more and more demanded professional role demanded by cultural institutions.

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MUSEUMS AND EVENTS CURATOR – ADVANCED STUDY PROGRAMME

IED Roma  | 7 months weekend formula | March 2018 | Italian language

The course aims at providing both theoretical and practical analysis tools encouraging a personal and critical perspective. The course includes artists lectures, visits to museums, collections, foundations, meetings. Some of the possible employment prospects are: independent curator, art curator in cultural institutions (from museums to private galleries), cultural activities promotor, educational departments of museums and galleries. Press or Communication office in the cultural heritage field.

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CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE  CORSO MAGISTRALE

Accademia Aldo Galli – IED Como |  5 years | in October | Italian language

2nd Level Degree validated by MiBAC.
A restorator needs to hold a complete knowledge going from history of art, diagnostic chemistry of cultural goods up to sketching, a mixture of theory and practice applied on original pieces of art. This professional is able to use both traditional and technological tools, spent both for analysis and for an anticipation of an intervention project.

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MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL EVENTS – SPECIALIZATION COURSE

IED Milano | 60 hours – evening attendance | March 2018 | Italian language

Do you already work in events and you are looking for a specialization? This course is the best answer. Because any cultural event – from the smaller performance to the most challenging international event, – requires a managerial approach, the knowledge of methodologies, technical, financial and legal tools, communication strategies.
Lessons are held by professional and are in partnership with l’agenzia di strategia e comunicazione Equipe (strategy and communication agency) and Excalibur agency.

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Overground Magazine @ Club To Club

IED played an active part during the 2016 Turin Contemporary Art Week. Following the intention of Club To Club festival of growing in activities and involving not only music but also other forms of contemporary and urban arts, IED students from Turin and Milan actively contributed in many ways and events all around the city. The launch of Overground's second issue was among them: a magazine from Graphic Design students with a sound identity by Sound Design students. You can flip through the pictures from the night below and read the Vogue's article about the project (italian).

VISUAL ARTS FOR THE DIGITAL AGES – First Level Master’s Degree

IED Milan | 1 year full-time | November 2017

The First Level Master course in Visual Arts for the Digital Age provides cultural and technical tools able to analyze, conceptually and creatively, the different ways in which the contemporary art practice and visual arts techniques relate to each other in order to develope projects in the fields of digital art, performing arts, interactive installations using multimedia and cross-media languages.

The course also provides the skills needed to undertake professional activities of coordination and management of the production of artistic and cultural activities.

The Master course is recognized by MIUR as Academic First Level Master’s Degree and it allows to get 60 CF to continue studies in Italy or abroad.

ARTS MANAGEMENT – MASTER

IED Firenze and IED Roma | 1 year full-time | February 2018

The Master course in Arts Management is truly unique due to its itinerant formula. The study plan is divided in the two prestigious locations of Florence and Rome, with the addition of Venice, with a one week workshop, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art and education, with a focus on the jobs of the future.

The Arts Manager operates with a highly interdisciplinary method and is intended to be a fundamental figure in the activities of public and private institutions, with many areas of professional application. With this course, IED will train a central figure for the life of cultural institutions, engaged in art project management, capable of identifying innovative content, of structuring a comprehensive event schedule, of planning and developing fundraising events and resource management.

The partnership with major cultural institutions, such as Fondazione Palazzo StrozziMIBACFederculture and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, ensures that students will have the most renowned teachers and a unique experience in the field.

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CONTEMPORARY ART CONSERVATION – 1ST LEVEL MASTERS DEGREE

Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli – IED Como | 1 year full-time | March 2018

The conservation of contemporary art is a central issue nowadays. The variety and originality of materials, the use of new media, the fleeting and immaterial nature of some performances and happenings make this a constantly changing field missing specialist professionals.
Starting from these premises, 2 IED locations – Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli – IED Como and lED Venezia made an agreement offering an ambitious project: the Master course in Contemporary Art Conservation, a programme centered on art conservation and restoration.
The participants are involved in frontal lessons, workshops and technical labs, held by professionals, both in Como and Venice; moreover, they have the chance to visit worldwide famous museums and institutions.

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SUMMER COURSES

IED Venezia | 2-3 weeks in English | in July

Drawing Venice: New Interpretations of the Classic City
Is not a simple sketchbook course, it’s an opportunity offered to students coming from all around the world to meet, experience and represent a unique city in a very original way, deepening the knowledge of its historical and contemporary context.

Nature and Street Photography: Venezia e la sua Laguna
t is a very mysterious place the Lagoon, a very fragile and exposed place, where the “Nature and Street Photography”students could live an exclusive opportunity to learn the photographic techniques using a unique light effect and special water reflex. The course promoted wants to be a special didactic experience, where nature and human life cross themselves in an original way, having at the same time the occasion to discover forgotten professions and a secret Venice, not visible to the tourists.

Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice – The Biennal Exhibition
What the summer course in Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice: the Biennal Exibithion want to analyze is the relation between contemporary art and architecture, looked from different points of view and prospective, so to provide its students with all the knowledge and tools useful to understand the new trend and challenge in Arts and Architecture. The training path will be completed by a specific focus on the Art Foundations located in the city of Venice, try to understand what they represent and which is the relation with the artist exposed and with the local community too.

Pushing the limits together


Filmmaking, Music, Art and more. IED and Outdoor join the forces to let the urban culture speak out loud. With two installations, one of those named Waves, two communication and fashion projects, a photo exhibition and four art talks, IED carries out its know-how together with the festival's organizers sharing an only target…going beyond the limits. Check the event program and get yourself go with the Wave.

CURATORIAL PRACTICE – MASTER

IED Venezia | 1 year full-time | January 2018

The Master course in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED VENEZIA is a program dealing – in a complete and pragmatic way – with the exhibition design direction and management related to the art field and beyond, training professionals ready to enter the art industry.

The global art scenario includes nowadays more and more physical and virtual places representing as much projects opportuniities: museums, exhibition spaces, public and private galleries, biennals, fairs, platforms, seats ecc.

The Master course tackles in a very pragmatic and thorough approach design, curatorship and management of artistic (and not only) exhibitions, training effective professionals. The strengths are both prestige and the unique position of Venice  as a real global  artistic reference, the international faculty – coordinated by Miguel Amado – including leaders of  curatorship, research in humanities field, artists and professionals.

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COMMUNICATE ART: FROM STORYTELLING TO SOCIAL MEDIA – SPECIALIZATION COURSE

IED Venezia | 45 hours evening formula | October 2017 | Italian language

Narrate culture in a strategic and original way is both a complex and gentle task demanding technique and inspiration, besides a specific knowledge of different channels and available communication media. The trained professional is the Storyteller Specialist, that is a professional who can manage the complex communication in artistic and cultural fields, using the tale techniques as a strategy to embroil audience and promote the cultural event as well as the instituion.

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PLANNING OF CULTURAL EVENTS – SPECIALIZATION COURSE

IED Firenze | 150 hours – evening attendance | February 2018 | Italian language

The course is promoted by IED Firenze, Festival della Creatività and Teatro della Pergola. The course – that has come to the 7th edition – trains an event manager in social-cultural field.
The course offers the fundamental tools to work in festivals organization, shows, exhibitions or event agencies.
Thanks to selected professors, participants start from designing a concept, go on with choosing the contents and the relevant techniques to realize them to end with details of executive production. At the same time the course deepens themes such as sponsor research and participation in competitions, with a focus on communication and marketing.

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CURATORSHIP OF EXHIBITIONS AND ARTISTIC EVENTS – SPECIALIZATION COURSE

IED Milano  | 60 hours – evening attendance | from March 2018| Italian language

This specialization course aims at improving artistic, cultural, but also technical and organizational skills of a professional role becoming more and more crucial iin the contemporary art and communication scenario: the curator of exhibitions and artistic events. Relations with museums, galleries, exhibition spaces. Organization and planning of an exhibition-event. Art economy. Trends of contemporary art setups. Creation and e coherence of the project. Setup, scenography, lights and practical issues are just some of the themes.

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