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Expand your creative universe at one of the best design schools in the world. Learn from the past, work in the present, anticipate the future. Research and experimentation to make your mark on the international fashion market.
Cultivate the look! Let your creative talent unfold in this BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. With a watchful eye on the reality of the fashion industry, you'll be looking to both past and present as a source of inspiration.
Studying with working professionals gives you the perspective you need to let your own designs take shape. You’ll have the chance to create your own collections right from the word “GO” in the very first year, acquiring intimate knowledge of textile materials and pattern-making techniques.
This 3-year project-based course culminates with your thesis and the collection you’ve created to be presented at a fashion show. What’s more, you have an option to work for a year in the fashion industry at the end of the second year. You’ll develop all the skills you need to take your first steps in the international fashion world.
The only course of its kind in Spain validated by the University of Westminster if you want to fully comprehend the creative and business aspects of the fashion industry in a hands-on learning experience.
In this 3-year course you’ll combine experimental projects and an insight into business under the guidance of your lecturers, all professionals working in the fashion sector.
This approach gives you a full understanding of the fashion industry and a solid theoretical grounding.
The course is divided into modules of complementary subjects, so you can concentrate on one project at a time, acquiring skills in each particular area as you go.
This course is for those who see fashion, aesthetics and creativity as the pillars of their identity. Specifically, it’s for those who want to turn their passion into a career, acquiring an intimate understanding of the fashion industry.
If you want to create your own collections, organise fashion events and get started in marketing and communication, this is the course for you. You can also use this 3-years course to lay the foundations to start developing your own fashion brand.
The IED community is in close contact with the contemporary fashion scene, putting you in exactly the right place to anticipate future aesthetic trends and find solutions for the new demands of this highly dynamic market.
Study fashion design at one of the best schools in the world, with lecturers eager to pass on their experience in the sector.
The city of Barcelona with its multicultural background defines the context of the course, and gives you a global perspective of the fashion industry.
You’ll be encouraged to create your own personal, innovative style with all the resources you need to develop your creative talent and stand out from the crowd on an increasingly complex international market.
What will you learn?
In the first year you’ll acquire the basic concepts of design culture and project methodology. What’s more, you’ll develop your own personal style and learn the ins and outs of specific aspects of fashion: pattern making, modelling, illustration, accessories, history, and more. You’ll learn to use both traditional and modern techniques to offer a full range of design services for today’s fashion market while developing your creative talent. You’ll also study the history of fashion and art, as well as the materials and technologies used in the textile industry. Before the end of the first year you’ll have learnt to design patterns and sketch both by hand and using digital tools, before starting work on your first collection.
History of Fashion
Sketchbook and Portfolio
Trends and Art History
Materials and Technology 1
Introduction to Colour
Printing Process 1
Women´s Patternmaking 1
Men's Patternmaking 1
Digital Design 1
What will you learn?
In the second year you’ll acquire more in-depth knowledge including advanced illustration, modelling and patternmaking techniques, specific techniques used for things such as knitwear or accessories, and you’ll create numerous men's and women's collections. You’ll also work on various projects using ground-breaking techniques and fabrics.
Digital Design 2
Materials and Technology 2
Printing Process 2
Women´s Patternmaking 2
Men's Patternmaking 2
What will you learn?
In the third year you’ll put the know-how and experience you’ve acquired in the previous two years into practice, taking your first steps in the professional world. You’ll develop your final project and create your third collection, in control of every stage of your work, from initial ideation to presenting your collection at a fashion show. In the third year you’ll also gain experience in marketing, production and distribution.
Fashion Design and Styling
Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology
Interior and Spatial design, Fashion Design and Styling, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Fashion Design and Styling, Creative and Art Direction
Fashion Styling and Communication
Fashion Design and Styling
Creative Methodology in Fashion 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.
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
IED collaborates in this edition of DWP through a virtual conference given by Alina Emira, Fashion Director at IED Kunsthal Bilbao
Creative Director at ETRO and Leather goods Head Designer at Fendi. Internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and exciting voices in made in Italy fashion.
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
IED sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 students of IED Barcelona and IED Milano.
IED brings alumnus Luca De Prà to the Graduate Fashion Week International in Mumbai and sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 among its best students
IED at the 59th Lisboa Fashion Week: a physical and metaphysical space
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
IED is pleased to announce the winner of the “Superheroes wanted” contest, launched in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week on summer 2022
Alumni in Fashion Design Gaia Romoli and Paolo Belleri presented their collections at We're Next 22.
The emerging fashion designer gained distinction as part of the Camera Nazionale della Moda programme dedicated to the excellence of Italian schools.
A can’t-miss appointment with emerging fashion design features recent graduates of IED Milano and Roma campuses at the ADI Museum on 20 September.
19 Scholarships and 5 Classroom Tutor positions available for IED Master Courses
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
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.
The event celebrating the Graduation Days of the Undergraduate Courses in Fashion, Design and Communication.
Matteo Guarnaccia, Italian designer, who is IED Barcelona graduate and IED Madrid teacher together with Zhanna EE who is IED Barcelona graduate and is originally from Kazakhstan organize a Cross Cultural Workshop of 15 days in August 2022
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The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes a prize for students graduating in the summer session of the academic year 2021-22.
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.
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.
Fashioners of the World 2022 celebrates the end of the fashion students’ educational journey with a wide variety of proposals that all share a fresh and innovative vision of the fashion world.
IED in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week, will award one special merit-based scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Fashion Trend Investigation held in IED Barcelona campus in July 2023
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
IED Barcelona’s commitment to sustainable fashion through a holistic vision that combines techniques, processes and materials was showcased at the latest edition of Rec.0 Experimental Stores.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
‘Aitarekin Afaltzen [Dinner with my Father]’ has been awarded in this contest known worldwide for his mission of scouting new talents and supporting them.
Modernist, Persian and Oriental influences. Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first work, was the inspiration behind the design that IED Barcelona showcased in this house-museum.
The first work of Antoni Gaudí is an unrivalled setting in which IED Barcelona finds a parallel between the architecture and the proposals of the recent graduates: experimentation and creativity.
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
Students of the Fashion Design course at IED Torino used the lockdown as an opportunity to experiment with a new expressive language that goes beyond traditional paradigms.
Behind this project are three of the school’s former Fashion and Graphic Design students.
Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week returned with a digital format and IED joined it .
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
Francesco Murano, graduate student in Fashion Design at IED Milano, won the Milano Moda Graduate. Hitoshi Yamaguchi, President of YKK Italia, awarded him with the National Chamber of Fashion Award.