Push your creative boundaries, give people what they want to express their personality through what they wear, dress them in your art, with your work in the field of fashion design.
What we wear is a form of expression! The Bachelor of Arts in Design, specialising in Fashion Design gives you all the resources you need to work in the professional fashion world combining creativity, function and fashion with one precise goal: to make us look and feel good in what we wear, comfortable and confident with what we convey through the clothes we wear.
This course at IED Kunsthal Bilbao gives you a solid grounding in Fashion Design to face the challenges of the modern fashion industry. You’ll learn to define brand identity and image, design and create a collection, and acquire a panoramic insight into all the processes involved in garment making, fashion design and the development of management and communication strategies.
In this course you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the world of fashion, a complex ecosystem and a global community with a variety of essential functions, of which design is just one.
A course to design clothes as an extension of your artistic expression to make your mark on the creative market.
The course model represents the backbone of the IED Kunsthal Bilbao learning experience. It’s based on a collaborative strategy, with four principle concepts: learning from those who know, learning by doing, learning on demand, learning from reality.
IED Kunsthal Bilbao is a design school where working professionals and aspiring designers share experiences and knowledge to create a great design community. You’ll acquire the values and skills necessary to take your first steps on the road to your professional career with a proactive attitude, specific problem-solving skills, and your own creative personality.
Based on a humanistic model, we welcome people with an open mind who embrace contemporary culture and adopt a critical attitude towards their context. We’ll give you what you need to change your game and transform that context, putting you in a position to offer solutions for clients, corporations, organisations and society as a whole. A course model based on real design experience.
This course is for those who realise the value of fashion in society and want to fully comprehend how this sector works, in a professional environment with a wide range of functions that go beyond just fashion design.
It’s a course for students who know full well that fashion is much more than just a question of clothes.
If artistic expression is important to you, here you’ll find a place to develop your style, to turn ideas into creations and present material proposals for the industry.
The IED Kunsthal Bilbao syllabus combines a theoretical approach and hands-on experience with an invariable focus on innovation and global development.
Inclusion, sustainability and a sense of community are values found in all subjects to give you a comprehensive learning experience in which we set the bar to achieve the highest possible standards of academic excellence. As part of this novel learning experience, we actively encourage you to experiment with your creative talent in a variety of fashion industry contexts.
What’s more, you’ll live this experience in the unique setting of Bilbao, a cosmopolitan context where industry has learnt to coexist in harmony with nature, a European city that’s become a capital of fashion design with a wealth of opportunities for future development.
What will you learn?
In the first year, you’ll acquire a broad understanding of the design world also in its historical context, and learn the most useful methods and tools to use when working in the sector.
Design Fundamentals / Fashion Projects 0
Design Fundamentals / Method and Process
Design Fundamentals / Theory
Communication, Methodology, Productivity
Science Applied to Design
Design Fundamentals / Theory
The History of Art 1
The Basics of Colour
Form and Volume
Fashion Materials and Technology 1
Pattern Design and Garment Making 1
Modelling and Illustration
What will you learn?
In the Second year you’ll start developing projects, testing out what you’ve learnt in specific fields, such as men’s fashion design or printing techniques.
The History of Fashion
The History of Art 2
Photography and Audiovisual Design
Fashion Materials and Technology 2
Pattern Design and Garment Making 2
An Introduction to Fashion Styling
Projects 1 / Production Techniques Needlework and Knitwear
Projects 2 / Women’s Collection
Projects 3 / Printing Techniques
Projects 4 / Men’s Collection
What will you learn?
In the third year you’ll acquire more in-depth knowledge of digital illustration and the materials and technology used in the fashion sector, as well as specific know-how in strategic fields, such as marketing and business management.
The history of contemporary fashion
The Sociology of Fashion
Fashion Business Management
Fashion Marketing and Communication
Fashion Materials and Technology 3
Pattern Design and Garment Making 3 / Experimental Clothing and Sportswear
Production and Communication Technology
Projects 5 / Stage and Show Wardrobe Collection
Projects 6 / Accessories’ Collection
Projects 7 / Sportswear Collection
Participation in Activities
What will you learn?
In the fourth year you’ll create a portfolio to showcase the particular style of work you’ve developed to the professional world. You’ll also present your final project and gain work experience with fashion companies.
Production and Communication Technology 2
The Fashion Brand and Company
Digital Illustration 2
Creating your Digital Portfolio
Work Experience II
Jaime De los Ríos
Fashion Design and Styling
Image Consultant and Personal Shopper
Fashion Communication and Management, Fashion Design and Styling
Product and Service Design, Fashion Design and Styling, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Textile and Surfaces Design
Fashion Design and Styling
Pattern Making and Fashion
Fashion Design and Styling, Marketing and Communication
Fashion Design, pathway in Fashion Styling and Communication
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Five students from IED Madrid's Master's Degree in Digital Fashion show at HYPER HOUSE the results of the research they have developed during their studies at the school.
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.
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.
Reparto Studio, the fashion brand established by Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design graduates Ana Viglione and Margil Peña, won the third edition of the Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award, presented on the 18th of September at the 2022 edition of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
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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25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
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.
Luca Bianco received an award from sponsor YKK for his great efforts: an outfit with a focus on closure accessories from the ‘lagrande: sistema’ collection - which was covered by student’s dissertation project - is shown on the catwalk, taking a look at functionalism (and criticising overconfidence in automation).
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.
Diana Kvariani took part in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi 2019
The Istanbul Fashion Film Festival is the only event in Turkey to showcase a selection of short films dedicated to communicate fashion in an artistic way
Vogue's special edition on new talents selected for its September issue recent IED graduate Francesco Murano, who had already won the Milano Moda Graduate award.
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.
The microbial leather jewellery of a former student who graduated in July 2018 impressed the Jury of the International Artefact Innovation Award.
Cecilia Juarez Balta and Matteo Crepaldi, featuring in the end-of-year fashion show with their collections 'Trasfigurando Infin La Meraviglia' and 'Overgrow' respectively.