Fashion Design, pathway in Fashion Styling and Communication



Start date

September 2024


Full time


On campus


4 Years


240 ECTS

Course Coordination

Pilar Pasamontes

Develop your talent and enhance your creative universe at one of the best fashion schools in the world. Know-how, skills and experience to excel as a stylist.

In this 4-year degree in Fashion Design, pathway in Fashion Styling and Communication you’ll learn how to interpret every facet of fashion according to society's demands. The hallmarks of this program are respect for your own distinct personality and style, with individual progress monitoring to encourage your evolution as an artist.

You’ll acquire a solid theoretical grounding and hands-on experience in a multicultural environment, ideal for developing an innovative, personal style that stands out from the crowd on the international market in an increasingly complex sector.

Taking the first steps in your future career, learning from lecturers who are working professional designers, stylists, photographers and journalists, gives you the perspective you need to find answers and propose solutions for new market demands and the trends of the future. What’s more, an IED BA in Fashion gives you the opportunity to use spectacular workshops where you can experiment with different tools and processes. You can also produce digital or 3D prints in the Hybrid Lab, and organise photo shoots at the Medialab.

There are 60 places available for first-year students majoring in Fashion Design. Of these places, there is no specific number assigned by pathway or language.

Information to decide

In this Bachelor of Arts you’ll be encouraged to create your own personal, innovative style to stand out from the crowd on the international market, developing your creative talent to provide solutions for an increasingly complex market.

The program is divided into modules of complementary subjects, so you can concentrate on one project at a time. This helps you improve your concept development and implementation skills more effectively.

It’s a hands-on program, so as well as acquiring specific know-how you’ll gain experience developing experimental projects under the guidance of your lecturers, professional designers working in the fashion industry.

This approach lets you anticipate trends and propose solutions to meet future aesthetic requirements and the new demands of the fashion market, combining traditional techniques and innovative tools, craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology.

This program is for people who want to turn their vocation for fashion, aesthetics and creativity into a profession. You’ll learn to analyse and interpret trends, styles and dress codes. The program is project-based, so you’ll gain experience learning to express your creative talent in the form of project proposals.

The BA in Fashion Design, pathway in Fashion Styling and Communication is for aspiring professional fashion designers who want to refine their creative skills to make their mark in an increasingly complex sector. The program gives you the theoretical and cultural grounding you need as a professional fashion designer to anticipate new trends in the fashion sector.

IED Barcelona is one of the best fashion schools in the world, as its numerous international rankings and its team of lecturers, working designers with extensive professional and academic experience, shows.

In this program, in a multicultural environment, you’ll acquire a solid theoretical and cultural grounding to become fully autonomous, developing your creative talent with tenacity, demanding the highest professional standards of your work as a professional designer.

With these qualities and a healthy passion for experimentation, you’ll soon be designing your own collections.


What will you learn?

The first year introduces you to the basic concepts of design, project culture and methodology. Lecturers actively encourage you to break the mould, to create and communicate.

First Semester

Design Fundamentals I
Representation Techniques
Project Communication I
An introduction to Marketing
Science Applied to Design
Form and Colour

Second Semester

Volume I

Design Fundamentals II
Representation Techniques II
Project Communication II
Technical Drawing I

Year Subject

The History of Art and Design

What will you learn?

You’ll begin your second year studying specific fashion design techniques, including pattern design, modelling, illustration, accessories, and the history of clothing and textiles. You’ll acquire a full understanding of the industry using a combination of traditional and modern techniques, discovering the technologies you can use most effectively to develop your creative talent.

First Semester

The Production Process
The History of Fashion I

Fashion Materials and Technology I
Printing Fabrics

Pattern Design for Garment Making I

Second Semester

Knitwear Collection
Interdisciplinary Project

Fashion Design Project I
Fashion Accessories’ Project I
Fashion Representation Techniques I
Fashion Project Communication I

What will you learn?

In the third year, you’ll specialise in the Fashion Styling and Communication pathway. You’ll also study image consulting, fashion editing and the latest trends, as well as numerous fashion styling projects (editorials, photo shoots, and more). You’ll develop a sustainable eco-fashion project, as well as various works using ground-breaking techniques and fabrics.

First Semester

Fashion Styling Project I
The Anthropology and Sociology of Fashion
The History of Fashion Accessories

Fashion Styling Project II           
Styling Project Communication I

Business Plan
Sustainability and Fashion

Second Semester

Fashion Materials and Technology II
The Latest Fashion Trends

Fashion Editing I
Image Consulting

Fashion Styling Project III          
Styling Project Communication II

What will you learn?

In the fourth year you’ll gain work experience with a company operating in the sector and present your final project, the best letter of introduction to the professional fashion world.

First Semester

Professional Portfolio
Professional Work Experience
Multidisciplinary Workshops
Fashion Research and Communication

Fashion Editing II
Brand Strategies

Second Semester

Final Project


Pilar Pasamontes

Course Coordinator

Julia Weems


Sergio Plaza García


Maria Carvajal


Willy Villacorta


Eñaut Barruetabeña


Ariadna Rovira Lorente

She got a degree in Fashion Design from LCI Barcelona and a Masters in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design from Brunel University in London (UK).