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IED Barcelona is the only centre in Spain imparting the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design validated by the University of Westminster.
The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design prepares professionals with a wide technical and cultural knowledge through learning concepts from the fashion field, based on creativity and analysis of the needs of the market.
Its philosophy is to develop students as individuals, to become innovative and creative designers, and challenge them to develop an aesthetic style relevant to the international fashion industry.
Throughout the programme of this Bachelor of Arts (Hons), students are taught how to create their own firm as well as work for other brands. They are equipped with the knowledge necessary to form part of a design department and to interact with the different departments that comprise manufacturing companies.
The programme also offers an optional Industry Placement Year between 2nd and final year. An opportunity to learn from the real industry with one or more companies in the national or international fashion industry. The experience will be of at least six months’ duration, but no longer than 12 months and should be credit-bearing to the value of 120 credits.
Didactics is focused on a practical methodology of experimental projects and business simulations performed jointly with professionals in the sector.
It is divided in subject modules so students can develop one project after another, not many at the same time. A more effective proceeding that allows improvement in both development of concepts and production process of each project.
The first year of the course is focused on acquiring the main competences together with a strong culture and project methodology. The development of the personal style of each student starts being motivated and specific techniques of fashion are infused: pattern making, modelling, illustration, accessories, history, etc., essentials for anyone working on the field of fashion. Traditional and modern techniques are always combined during the lessons, to face the current industry in its full extent and encourage each student to discover techniques to further the development of the own creativity.
During the second year, students widen the knowledge acquired in previous semesters, they learn advanced techniques on modelling and pattern making, illustration, specific techniques such as knitting or accessories, and develop several collections (for man and woman). Various projects stand out because of their forward-thinking on techniques and tissues.
The third year emphasizes on the improvement of practical abilities in accordance with the exigencies of the professional world. A project on styling and sustainability will be developed, among others. During the last semester students will perform their degree final project, which is their official introduction to the professional world. The year culminates in the fashion show, where the creations conceived for their final project are shown.
*The programme offers the student an optional Industry Placement Year between 2nd and final year. An opportunity to learn from the real industry with one or more companies in the national or international fashion industry.The experience will be of at least six months’ duration, but no longer than 12 months and should be credit-bearing to the value of 120 credits.
– Fashion designer
– Fashion accessories designer
– Visual merchandiser
– Fashion communication and brand image
– Pattern designer
– Textile designer
– Product manager
IED MODA alumni work at:
3.1 Phillip Lim, A.Knackfuss, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Alexis Reyna, Antonio Miró, Armand Bassi, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bassols, Bibian Blue, Bless, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Camper, Cardón, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Cortana, Cruciani Cashmere, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Eden Park, Elie Saab, Emme Accesorios, Esprit, Formula 1 Footwear, Gallostra, S.A., Gentz & Súarez, Grupo Cortefiel, G-Star, Hallotex, Huit, Inditex, Ivana Follová, Jeremy Scott, John Richmond, José Castro, Juan Pedro López, Justicia Ruano, J.W. Anderson, Kamla, Loewe, Lupo, Mango, Marisa Bosch, Martin Lamothe, Masscob, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, Mediaset (Tele5), Mi&Co, Muzza, Natori, Paper Magazine, Pepe Jeans London, Pimkie, Pronovias, Pull and Bear, Reebok, Shiatzy Chen, Smash Barcelona, Stradivarius, Style.com, Suncoo, TCN, Tempé Diseño SL, Tess Giberson, Tom Scott, Valentino, Vanesa Lorenzo, Vicosta S.L., Women´s Secret, Zara, etc.
IED MODA alumni with their own brand:
About Arianne, Aizuri by Hiske Ter Veld, Aljoscha Quooss, Angela Bang, Binvignat Streeter, Bruum Knits, Byphos, Closet BCN, Cynthia Buttenklepper, Eva vs. Maria, Geraldine Garcia, Ida Johannson, Ivy Day, Ixone Elzo, Kolbrun, Mariel Rojo, Nordic Wardrobe, Sinners London SCP, Twin y Vasya by Sasha, etc.
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
Digital Design 2
Materials and Technology 2
Printing Process 2
Women´s Patternmaking 2
Men's Patternmaking 2
Fashion Design and Styling
Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology
Fashion Design and Styling, Creative and Art Direction
Fashion Styling and Communication
Fashion Design and Styling
Creative Methodology in Fashion 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.
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.