Italian excellence in design and in noble craftsmanship will require more and more entrepreneurs and managers with a proactive stance towards local production
The School of Communication is the first IED platform dedicated to training in the management of creativity in business processes.
It proposes an alternative model to the traditional schools of economics, commercial studies and communication, concentrating mainly on the needs of creativity and artistic sensibilities which Italy is so famous for throughout the world. Communication area proposes management training in which “design thinking” is the prevalent theme.
This creative approach, typical in the world of design, conditions the management and financial aspects of all businesses and which are a natural part of any business study experience.
The objective of the school is to train a manager who will be capable of promoting and managing, as a part of the management team in a creative or more traditional company, the development process of new products and services, taking a leading strategic role.
In this sense, this path of study represents an evolution in the traditional figure of a design manager, which aims to broaden his competence in terms of strategy, services, management and marketing.
All of the courses offered by the School of Communication area are strongly attuned to the themes of sustainable development, both from an environmental as well as a social point of view: the courses are designed with the theme of sustainability present in every aspect of the educational process, so that aside from having in common just the principles of what is right and necessary, it actually constitutes an integral part of the total identity of the Communication Area.
Have a look at our projects
In this section you can find all the projects developed by and with our students.
20 years of a collective dream through design
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
Anticipating future design scenarios
IED Barcelona organised the round table "What's the next point?" in a bid to imagine what future design scenarios will be like from the perspective of training, taking the city of Barcelona as a case study.
Celebrating two decades of history of IED Barcelona
On the occasion of this celebration, “A collective dream” will be showcased; a display through the history of the school by way of outstanding projects carried out by its students.
ADCI Awards: IED reaffirms itself as best creative school
One gold, one silver and several mentions for the campaigns of former Creative Direction and Communication Design students at the most important award in Italy dedicated to advertising creativity
IED Milano and IED Cagliari Undergraduate course in Communication Design kick off
IED Milano and IED Cagliari kick off the brand new course in Communication Design
Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
Master's Degrees Scholarship Contest - September 2022
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
Responsibility in Communication: the IED Advisory Board returns
On 30 September, 12 managers from large companies will meet online with students and lecturers to discuss a highly topical issue.
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
Coming soon IED in the sixth edition of Visual Merchandising Workshop Latin America, México 2022
Next September 22nd & 23rd, IED will participate in the sixth edition of the Visual Merchandising Workshop Latinamerica with the experts Anna Sabater and Marc Guitart.
IED SALUTES THE QUEEN
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
Graduation Ceremony IED Roma
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
The event celebrating the Graduation Days of the Undergraduate Courses in Fashion, Design and Communication.
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes the Francesco Morelli Degree Award
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes a prize for students graduating in the summer session of the academic year 2021-22.
New world, new strategies, new communications
What are the consumption needs subliminally transmitted to us by horror films? How is a country’s branding constructed? How has interpersonal communication changed with the advent of new technologies and social media?
WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR MASTER OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROGRAMMES -JANUARY 2023
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
IED Milan honoured at the Clio Awards with a campaign for Linkedin
Shining a spotlight on failure: the campaign with which students Alberto Baesso and Francesco Fusi won a bronze medal at the famous competition was entitled “Invisible failures”.
The path of the creative process
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
The Young Ones One Show: IED students triumph at the New York advertising contest
3 silvers awarded to the 3 campaigns of the communication designers from IED Milan and IED Rome.
IED Master Experience
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
Master Tales: Master Alumni testimonials at the click of a button.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
IED GOES TO NY
This May IED is in New York City, with students and Alumni presenting their projects and winning awards at both NYCxDESIGN festival and the Creative Week.
International Design Day: Embrace uncertainty
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
Notice about containment measures and Covid-19 scenarios
IED invites all those who wish to access its facilities to take vision of the notice about safety procedures and the guidelines about Covid-19 scenarios management.
Talk on ‘Designing the Metaverse’ within the framework of Mobile Week Barcelona
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
IED Barcelona at Saló de l’Ensenyament and Futura 2022
IED Barcelona will be part of the Saló de l’Ensenyament from 16 March to 20 March.
The Herstory of Design
Women have written key chapters in the history of art and design, not always receiving the public recognition that their contributions to these disciplines have deserved.
Take advantage from the special promotion available for our Summer courses
Book and complete now your enrollment process to one of the IED and Accademia Aldo Galli Summer courses, offered in Italy and Spain, and you will benefit from a special discount on the tuition fee.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
IED Barcelona welcomes the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma 2022
This conference brings together the directors of European schools and universities in the fields of business marketing and economics.
Scholarship competition 22/23 - Undergraduate
IED Network offers 182 scholarships for its Undergraduate courses held in Italy and Spain.v
Refund Policy Covid-19
Due to the global pandemic we are experiencing, IED has decided that the terms for a Full Refund of what has been paid by students will be extended in case the withdrawal is due to Covid-19 related reasons.
VERY EARLY BIRD AND EARLY BIRD – MASTER
IED decided to reward those students who commit early with a special Early Bird discount.
IED Open Days Undergraduate
IED and Accademia Galli present the Open Days dedicated to the Undergraduates and Post-Diploma courses of Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin and Accademia Galli in Como.
International scholarship competition for Undergraduate courses 22/23
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and “Aldo Galli “ Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Centro Superior de Diseño SL have offered 46 scholarships to support those talents who want to attend an Undergraduate or Foundation course abroad and boost their training path with an experience in Italy or Spain*. The scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fee!
Italian Design: The bridge between beauty, technology and humanity
How design inspired by Italian culture can help restart Europe in the next decade?
MILAN, HOME TO THE FIRST IED INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN PRESENTS WITH ARIA THE DESIGN OF THE CAMPUS THAT WILL BE BUILT IN THE AREA OF EX MACELLO.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
The role of the Brand Designer: Ilaria Legato
Ilaria Legato, Coordinator of the Master Course in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism, is a professional specialised in brand and communication design in the food wine and tourism sphere for clients in the Florentine Restaurants world. She is founder of I food designer created together with the Italian Food Designer Paolo Barichella, an initiative focusing on national and international food and design projects.
Sex and disability: thanks to their #ihavethisability, the newly Communication graduates have also won the Clio Awards in New York
Sex and disability: thanks to their #ihavethisability, the newly Communication graduates have also won the Clio Awards in New York.
scholarships competition for 22/23 master courses
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories
This is a virtual meeting place dedicated to relationships, inspirational content, and trends in the contemporary and learning world.
IED OPEN DAYS
The IED Network presents a rich set of events for the month of March and April: the Open Days of IED Italia and IED Spain dedicated to the Undergraduate courses and Bachelor's.
Undergraduate courses 2022/2023… stay one step ahead!
Apply now for an Undergraduate course in Italy, starting in October 2022, and get a 10% off your tuition fee.
MUSA | EUROPEAN YOUNG MUSICIANS SOFT SKILLS ALLIANCE
IED is a partner of the European project of professional training aimed at the development of entrepreneurial skills and competences in young musicians who work in string quartets.
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD under the auspices of UNESCO
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD Advisory Committee 2020
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.