The challenges of today’s companies are increasingly complex and demand highly specialized skills in terms of communication and management. To operate in the field of communication, it is demanded a whole comprehension of cultural, social, aesthetic and linguistic codes
A capable manager in the creative industry integrates innovation processes, multidisciplinary decision-making, a human-centered mindset and viable business strategies to create effective products and services addressing challenges such as inclusion, sustainability and diversity.
We have abandoned the era of words in favor of a rapid and concise language made up of images that need to be constructed and inserted into digital media; however, today, more than ever, a single word can have so much power.
Communication processes are central and essential for the strategic development of any new initiative and start-up; for the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, and for the success of large national and multinational companies.
We train professionals who are able to critically read contemporary social and cultural phenomena, consciously build ideas and thoughts, develop innovation and experimentation projects by enhancing multidisciplinarity, transversality and creativity. Events and PR, advertising, art and creative direction, copywriting, communication and content design are some of the key areas to generate innovation in different media supports.
More and more companies and the consulting business are looking at design as a source of inspiration and a tool in terms of methodologies and innovation processes.
This is why IED offers an alternative model to the traditional schools of communication and management, offering a training in which the design thinking methodology prevails. Study paths that alternate theoretical lessons, workshops, planning, laboratories, seminars and conferences allow us to train flexible and versatile professional figures.
Marketing and brand managers, service designers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs in the creative fields need to be able to face the challenges that the continuous evolution of the communication and marketing sectors imposes both in physical and digital worlds.
Have a look at our projects
In this section you can find all the projects developed by and with our students.
Sustainable design with a purpose, made in IED Barcelona
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
Career Interview 2023
The two-day in-presence event is back, enabling IED Roma new graduates to meet prestigious companies. A first and essential step towards the professional world.
IED Monograph: Federigo Gabellieri
Federigo Gabellieri, Alumnus IED, is an Art Director, creative consultant with a deep experience in fashion and a design industries on both editorial and digital projects, ranging from editorial design, art direction and photography.
IED Barcelona included in the Forbes Best Business Schools ranking
The business magazine highlights the Master in Design Management for its “quality, qualified teaching staff and internationalisation”.
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
IED Talent Day: an unmissable opportunity for IED Milano master's students
Inter, communication company Different, and Trident Music are scouting talents among master's students in Graphic Design and Digital Communication Strategy.
IED Barcelona celebrates the 2023 Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
Hairdressing as a decorative art
Alexis Ferrer, creator of the innovative hair printing technique, speaker of the second session of Mastering your Brain: Technology & Creative Direction.
Strategic Design for Business Realities
IED Barcelona’s Master in Design Management students have met with representatives from Nacar Strategic Design Agency, Fujitsu, Hatch Studio, HP and NTT Data in the framework of the latest Career Forum session.
IED Books: Massimo Canevacci
The first IED Books appointment with Massimo Canevacci: an Italian academic, ethnographer and critical thinker, will present his latest book "Stupore Indigeno. Le culture native in Brasile tra rituali iniziatici e sfide digitali".
We already know the eight collections that will participate in IED Madrid Fashion Show 2023
IED Madrid has celebrated its Avant-Défilé, an event where we have met two communication projects and 21 collections between which the finalists of the fashion show have been selected
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Enrolment facilitations for Master Courses and Master of Arts
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Undergraduate Courses - Play it forward!
10 % discount on tuition fees for three-year and five-year courses starting in October 2023. Proceed with the payment of the first-year tuition fee by 31 May!
Undergraduate courses … stay one step ahead!
Apply now for an Undergraduate course in Italy, starting in October 2023, and get a 10% off your tuition fee.
The crafts and technology pairing, on tour in Catalonia
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
Designing to build a better world
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
IED Design Week 2023
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
IED Master Experience 2021/2022
IED Master's thesis projects for the academic year 2021/22 are now finally available online
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
L'Officiel highlights the talents of IED Milano
Featuring the projects of the Master in Fashion Communication & Styling
“Dissenyem comerç”: design that takes the plunge in the city
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
IED virtual meeting
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
The quality that enlightens
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
Undergraduate scholarships in Italy and Spain 23/24
Give space to your creativity and your ideas! Participate in the competition for the assignment of 194 scholarships for the three-year, post-diploma and foundation courses provided in the Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and at the Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts of Como.
Design that combines craftsmanship with technology at MWW23
This year, the IED Barcelona multidisciplinary workshops week focused on the union between Craft & Tech.
International Scholarship Competition - Master courses
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
Fashion Marketing: to portray fashion keeping up with the times
Fashion Marketing and how important is to know how to communicate a product.
Brand communication, what does it mean and why is it so important?
How to offer a narration of your brand to the customer influencing the behaviors and habits of purchase
Five innovative solutions to important health challenges
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
IED Barcelona students aim to revitalise Paseo de Gracia with “Dissenyem comerç”
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
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.
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.
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
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.
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.
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 Grant Award
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
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 Milán premiado en los Premios Clio con una campaña para 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.
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 Master Experience
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
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.
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.
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
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?
Spot School Awards 2021: silver for best creative school and many awards for IED Milan
Salerno Creativity awards IED Milano with the Silver School Trophy as well as 5 silver and bronze awards for the communication projects carried out by their three-year BA and MA students.
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.
IED wins Young Ones Student Awards
IED Milano and IED Roma stand out at the important New York competition with their two campaigns for Whatsapp and Spotify.
IED is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus Initiative
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design is one of the official partners of the New European Bauhaus Initiative, selected by the European Commission. Find out more in this news.
Sex and disability: thanks to their #ihavethisability, the newly Communication graduates have also won the Clio Awards in New York
The important global creativity and advertising contest rewarded the campaign that naturally aims to overcome taboos related to sexuality for people with disabilities.
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.
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 triumf with a double win at the ADCI Awards 2020
IED Roma and IED Milano are the undisputed protagonists in the Students category - winning first and second place respectively - at the ADCI Awards 2020, which is the most important prize for creativity in advertising communication.
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD under the auspices of UNESCO
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD Advisory Committee 2020
IED Next and Amaze Project
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
IED launches the Smart School
Istituto Europeo di Design is setting up a temporary distance learning plan with live-streamed lectures, on-line tutoring, video handouts and digital materials to overcome the shut-down of schools.
ADCI Awards 2019, IED takes top honours with 2 golds
Awards on the closing night of IF! Italians Festival: IED creativity at the top, ranking first Italian school in the ADCI ranking and 12th out of 64 award-winning institutions and schools this year.
IED Roma Design Award 2022: find out all the winners
The 'Alice nella Città' Film Festival has teamed up with the Istituto Europeo di Design to award prizes for the most innovative ideas and projects developed at the school campus in Rome. Special guests, actress Paola Minaccioni and illustrator Zuzu
Clio Awards, creativity of IED students honoured in New York City
A bronze earned in the experiential marketing category with the campaign for Heinz designed by four recent Communication Design graduates.
IED honored at the Spot School Award 2019
A Golden School Trophy for the best school and a Grand Prix: IED Communication racks up awards in Salerno.
Dubai Design Week 2017
IED took part of the Dubai Design Week 2017 showcasing different proposals by students and alumni.