The Foundation Course in Global Design takes students on a journey through the main design disciplines.
This programme is aimed at people who want to begin their studies in the areas of Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design or Fashion Design, but who have not yet defined their preference for a specific area and want to try all of them before making a final decision. All artistic, plastic, conceptual, technical and project facets are covered over the year through courses and workshops that encompass all the fundamental subjects for an introduction to the professional practice of design and of project culture.
This course has a blended theoretical/practical structure offering a project core around which the other fundamental subjects for the creative exercise follow. This methodology allows applied learning, learning by designing, the DNA of our Total Designers.
In addition, each workshop, on each one of the design disciplines, is led by leading working professionals who guide our students through the different creative processes involved in a design project in a much more realistic manner.
The teaching methodology used in the course is mainly practical. The theoretical contents are acquired in an applied manner, with priority given to the process of experimentation and active participation. Accordingly, in parallel with theory and technique, the course involves experimental and design workshops.
The course is divided into major teaching blocks that train students in the basic design tools while they learn about and come into contact with the four fundamental fields: product, fashion, interior and graphic design.
1. Design and creativity
Theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals and references relating to design, colour, visual and structural languages, perception of space and objects etc. through subjects that develop the student’s capacity for ideation, analysis and creativity, such as Foundations of Design, Theory and History of Art and Colour.
During the spring semester, various projects-workshops are performed for each one of the design disciplines (product, fashion, interior and graphic) so as to provide students with a practical introduction to each. In these projects, students apply and integrate the knowledge acquired in other subjects. These spaces are led by working professionals in the field of design.
Communication is the most important tool for conveying an idea and convincing a client. Over the course, students are also introduced to basic design communication tools, such as Drawing. Digital Communication and Technology
Similarly, through the course contents, a commitment to sustainable development and innovation linked to design creativity is shared with the students.
Learn the necessary and fundamental tools for design from the multidisciplinary perspective of a Total Designer. Conceiving, building and communicating are the three important aspects of this course, which covers every artistic, conceptual, technical and project aspect.
Help students to define their preference for one of the areas of design.
This course provides knowledge for professional opportunities related to the field of design. It therefore opens the path for:
Design Fundamentals. Analysis
Design Fundamentals. Ideation
TECHNIQUES OF REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION
SCIENCE APPLIED TO DESIGN
Design Scientific Fundamentals
THEORY AND HISTORY OF ARTS AND DESIGN
Theory and History of Arts
SPECIFIC COURSES LINKED TO SELECTED DESIGN FIELD
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
Design Strategy and Management, Product and Service Design
Design and Innovation
Interior and Spatial design
Interior Design for Commercial Spaces and Retail
Interior and Spatial design
Design for Urban Environment
IED's commitment is to apply an innovation approach to creative economies through the training it provides in its centers in line with the NEB's themes and action priorities, sharing values, methodologies and tools.
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 was holding a creative lecture on the occasion of Moldova in Fashion Conference on November 19th 2022
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
Hayon is one of the most important figures in contemporary design. He has collaborated with BD Ediciones, Camper, Metalarte, Baccarat, Mooi, Lladró and other large companies, alternating personal and artistic projects such as Mediterranean Digital Baroque, Mon Cirque, Stage, The Tournament and American Chateau. His latest projects are Serious Fan at the Daelim Museum in Seoul and the Hyunday Moka Garden.
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
We will take part in the Dutch Design Week 2022 (DDW22) supporting the exposition of the project Reverso, by IED Alumnus Francisco Lara. The exhibition will take place in Eindhoven from October 22th to 30th.
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
From 5 to 27 October, the second edition of the marathon dedicated to the social impact of design welcomes the students of the three-year course in Product design to talk about "The Future is Rail", a project that outlines trains according to the needs of travelers and was born together to Legambiente
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.
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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.
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
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.
Gabriele Chiave knows no boundaries. As a lifelong observer of the world around him, Gabriele is driven by the comprehensive nature of design and a desire to ignite meaningful interaction between product and consumer. After Studying industrial design at IED Milano, he has worked in Marc Sadler Studio and the IS European Design Center. These experiences helped Gabriele master the subtle nuances and delightful balance between form and function, industry and art, structure and experimentation. Gabriele exudes this foundation at Marcel Wanders, where he has worked since 2007. Evolving to become Creative Director, he now oversees all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for some of the most renowned international design brands such as Kartell, Poliform, Moooi, Flos, Cappellini and many others.
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
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?
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
‘Join it’, a system of sustainable production by IED Barcelona Product Design students has won the 4th edition of the Social Ideas Contest for the Greek island of Lesbos.
‘Flink’ responds to the challenge to design an innovative proposal for the kitchen sink and tap space, including new features, all within a period of eight hours.
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
Istituto Europeo di Design presents the new concept vehicle designed by the students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki.
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.