Start date

September 2024


Full time


On campus


4 Years


240 ECTS

Take a creative, technical and critical journey to stand out as a fashion professional with purpose

The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design prepares you as a fashion professional capable of responding to the new and plural realities of the world with a sustainable, responsible vision and your own personal touch.  

Throughout your learning, you will get to know the industry from the inside, breaking with preconceived ideas and understanding your role as an agent of change in today's society. 

You will acquire a solid technical foundation, which combines the preservation of tradition and craftsmanship with the exploration of innovation (computer-aided design, digital manufacturing or virtual reality). At the same time, you will work on other fundamental skills, such as those related to business management, expression and communication, or leadership skills. 

In your third year, you will choose your track between Prêt-á-Porter and Styling and Communication, which will allow you to delve deeper into your area of interest through specific subjects and techniques, building a global professional profile in fashion. 

From day one, you will immerse yourself in the development of projects, many of them in collaboration with companies and cultural institutions, in a cooperative work environment of research, experimentation and deep understanding of the fashion design, production and marketing processes. 

All this under the guidance of a teaching team of prestigious professionals, who will enhance your autonomy and offer you the space you need to explore your own motivations and interests. 

At the end of your studies, you will complete a final project and you will have a portfolio that will be your best letter of introduction to the labour market.  

Information to decide

An Official Undergraduate Degree that explores creative design and sustainable fashion with leading professionals in the sector.

The program is structured into four academic years, each one focusing on subjects associated with fundamental technical and creative skills:  

  • Design fundamentals

  • History of art and design

  • History of fashion design

  • Representation and communication languages and techniques

  • The artistic basis of fashion

  • Design and clothing projects

  • Pattern design and garment making

  • Styling

  • Science applied to design

  • Materials and technology applied to fashion design

  • Design management

You will immerse yourself in a critical, flexible and adaptive learning ecosystem, where self-discovery will play a key role throughout the process. 

The methodology has a strong practical component, since it is based on projects, for which you will have numerous spaces where you can experiment with very different tools and processes. Among others, fashion workshops, with industrial quality equipment for different types of sewing or machines for specialized work such as knitting machines, 3D printers, leather, embroidery or triple drive machines.  

For those people who see fashion as a tool of personal expression and, at the same time, with the ability to positively impact present and future society. 

Also for those whose goal is entrepreneurship in the sector, since the program addresses skills and notions of business development and management. 

This degree in Fashion Design goes far beyond the traditional conception of the industry: it offers you a deep knowledge of the design, construction and communication processes from a comprehensive perspective that combines aesthetics, innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and new technologies. 

Another distinctive aspect of the Fashion School is that it enhances your uniqueness, promoting a global approach that respects and values different cultures and visions with the aim of contributing to creating a more inclusive and plural sector. 

To do this, you will be accompanied by a teaching team of active professionals, who will give you the autonomy and freedom of expression you need to advance in defining your professional identity. 

You will work on the development of a wide variety of projects, collaborating with companies and organizations in the sector. This connection with the reality of the market is reinforced with other activities within the program, such as monographic courses, master classes, workshops, visits, talks, etc. 

All of this at IED Madrid, a point of reference in design education and part of a network with centres in three countries. 

At the end of your studies, you will have a portfolio that reflects your vision and specific interests and you will be able to access a wide variety of job positions

  • Creative direction for third parties or for your own company

  • Fashion design

  • Creative direction

  • Styling

  • Art direction in fashion

  • Purchasing

  • Textile design

  • Costume design

  • Digital fashion design


What will you learn?

During the first year, you will immerse yourself in the fundamentals of design and gain a solid understanding of the technical basics of fashion, on which you will build your future skills and knowledge.

First semester subjects (34 ECTS)


Sketching. Representation

Design Fundamentals. Analysis

Pattern Design

Digital Technology

Art history and theory


Second semester subjects (26 ECTS)

Design Fundamentals. Ideation

Garment making and tailoring techniques

History of clothing and textiles

Sketching. Communication

Representation systems

Scientific fundamentals of design


What will you learn?

You will develop your technical skills and begin to work on more complex proposals: making garments, creating original designs or participating in real fashion projects. 

First Semester

Expression and communication techniques

Fashion design. Analysis and ideation

History of fashion

Textile technology. Materials

Industrial pattern design

Fashion representation systems

Design theory and culture

Second Semester

Fashion design. Communication / Construction

Fashion sketching

Garment making and tailoring techniques. Processes

Textile technology. Media

Design history and theory

Photography and Audiovisual Design 

The Sculptural Object and Clothing

What will you learn?

You will specialize in one of the two tracks proposed: Prêt-à-porter, or Styling and Communication. The first focuses on the production of garments and the management of specific techniques such as printing and knitting, while Styling and Communication focuses on visual presentation and communication with tools such as visual merchandising or the creation of events

First Semester

The fashion image

Fashion product materials

Business organisation


Styling Projects



Ready-to-Wear fashion design. Processes


Ready-to-Wear fashion pattern design

Production Techniques. Ready-to-Wear Fashion

Styling and Communication

Styling design. Processes

Creative modelling

Specific styling technology

Styling Projects

Second Semester

Styling of shows and audiovisual media

Fashion communication

History of contemporary fashion




Ready-to-Wear fashion design. Development

Specific ready-to-wear fashion technology

Styling and Communication

Industrial garment manufacturing. Prototyping

Styling and fashion design. Development

Production Techniques. Communication

What will you learn?

Over the last year, you will build a strong portfolio that reflects your unique style and skills, while learning how to present your work and seek out career opportunities that align with your goals.

You will also delve into the use of cutting-edge technologies and explore different online and offline marketing and business strategies.

First Semester

Management, leadership techniques and methods

Fashion business management

Fashion marketing

Career guidance

Global context

Ready-to-wear fashion research

Communication research

New technologies applied to ready-to-wear fashion

New technologies applied to communication

Fashion portfolio

Second Semester

Tutored work experience

Final Project

Year subject

Visual communication

Prêt-à-Porter specialization

Communication specialization


Federico Antelo


Iván Blanco Fernández


Armiche Rodríguez Hernández


Julio Numar


Eufemio Fernández López


Rosa Moreno Laorga


Sofía Nieto Recio


Dácil Fernández Reig


Diana Saldaña


Juanjo Gómez


Silvia Gómez Cisneros


Eva Ortega Laina


Enrique González

Doctor of Philosophy


Alexander Calderón

Teacher and Workshop Teacher


María Calvo Frutos


What people say

When you have such clear ideas about the future of your dreams, finding and choosing the perfect school can be a real challenge.

“From the first day I contacted IED, I knew it was the right one. After two academic years full of new experiences and wonderful people, i can say with certainty that IED is not just a school, but a home where creative and diverse minds meet for the passion of design."

Guillermo Fernandez Rosado

IED Madrid student