Learn how to play an active role in the transformation of cities in a course where design thinking represents the backbone of a global, interdisciplinary and integrative vision of the citizen’s experience.
Today we face major challenges in urban environments, and we need professionals who can learn from the past, understand the present and anticipate the future to design solutions for these environments, in collaboration with the decision-makers and the people living there.
This master’s degree gives you the resources you need as a specialist to play a leading role in the process of urban transformation, a process of change that's essential for living in the modern age. Be part of the solution with your work, with urban designs that improve the social, cultural and economic fabric, and change the way we live in the 21st century.
The English-taught course focuses on the following areas: design for sustainable development, social inclusion empowering citizens to face social challenges, governance, cooperation, e-democracy, open data and transparency, design to solve urban mobility challenges and improve safety for people in the urban environment.
A master's degree in Barcelona on the experimental, collaborative, ethical and sustainable redesign of urban architecture.
Observation, analysis and experimentation are essential elements of this master's degree. It’s a full-immersion theory and practice-based learning experience in the urban context of the city of Barcelona. Both the theory-based classes and projects include trips to the city with your lecturers.
In the course you’ll be working in five interrelated areas that cover several types of subjects: Thinking, Doing, Designing, Listening and Communicating.
In the classes you’ll learn to use the latest modern thinking and production techniques to design the urban spaces of the future.
You’ll be working on demanding projects in which you can put your ideas and newfound knowledge to good use in constantly evolving urban scenarios.
The Master’s Degree in Design for the Urban Environment is for professionals and people who have recently graduated, interested in continuing their studies to acquire specific skills in strategic urban design; students who want to work in urban design.
It’s an English-taught degree course for people who want to work on multidisciplinary design projects. Professionals with interdisciplinary experience such as product designers, architects, visual communication, marketing and interior design specialists among others, can add another feather to their cap with the know-how and skills they need to develop new urban areas.
Professionals who want to see how design plays a vital role in social innovation and public policy will find the course both interesting and useful.
In this course you’ll acquire the tools you need to analyse and understand the physical, social, political and economic factors that influence the growth of cities, and learn how to interpret the needs of the population to create urban design projects for the future.
You’ll take a humanistic approach to applied design thinking, picking up the gauntlet to meet major challenges such as sustainability, inclusion and co-creation.
Last but not least, you’ll be studying urban design in Barcelona, a constantly evolving urban environment, a city looking for effective solutions to major challenges.
They will be able to work in public/private entities in some of the following areas/functions:
What will you learn?
Throughout the course you’ll be using the most effective tools to design urban environments. You’ll acquire the critical capacity needed to analyse the morphology of modern cities, and an intimate understanding of the physical, social and political factors involved.
Urban planning and Research
Other Cities: Sustainability and Emergency
Interior and Spatial design, Product and Service Design
Global Design - Junior
Interior and Spatial design
Interior Design and Decoration - Junior
Interior and Spatial design, Fashion Design and Styling, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Interior and Spatial design
Interior Design for Commercial Spaces and Retail
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
IED Firenze students and teachers had the opportunity to visit an exclusive preview of 'Eccentrica', the permanent collection of the Centro Pecci Pecci, where they met Formafantasma, the designers who have worked on setting up the exhibition.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
The Milan Design Week is a remarkable event for the industry and after four years was held in April and it was bigger than ever with more than 900 events and exhibitions.
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.
The students of the three years diploma course in Interior Design, led by Professor Mario Loprevite, went to the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan to follow the rehearsals of the show "Fratellina"
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.
The Salone del Mobile event dedicated to designers under 35 hosts three IED proposals to reflect on the impact of design projects.
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
IED, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli and Kunsthal Centro Superior de Diseño SL have offered 105 scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fee and 45 Tutor positions covering 50% of the tuition fee
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
This coming month of March, the IED team will travel to Perú together with Pablo Jarauta, professor of Theory and Culture of Design at IED Madrid
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
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 IED participates in the next edition of the Dominican Republic Design Week (DWRD), a festival dedicated to design, art and culture where the achievements of the sector are shown and celebrated, as well as the future vision of Dominican design.
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
The Italian Embassy in Tbilisi, in collaboration with IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, and Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - Como is holding a contest on the occasion of the event “Italian Design Days in Georgia – 2023”
Starting this year, IED begins a collaboration in the event "Sillas Toulouse 2023", organized by the Toulouse Lautrec School of Creativity and Innovation in Lima - Perú.
10 suggestions encapsulated in a manifesto designed by students for the entire IED community. Small actions and virtuous behaviour that are ironically transformed into everyday good practice.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
You are going to take part in a practical task dedicated to all those young talents who are interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Design, and Communication.
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.
IED Madrid Alumni in Industrial Design. He is one of the most important figures in contemporary design.
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
From September 21 to 25, IED will participate in the 4th edition of CADi 2022: Pluriversos, organized by the Faculty of Art and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).
19 Scholarships and 5 Classroom Tutor positions available for IED Master Courses
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
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.
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
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.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
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.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
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.
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.