In this course you’ll develop your own language, rediscover your creative talent, and know just the right way to portray it to potential clients, dedicating your studies and future to your passion.
The syllabus is divided into various stages: observation, research, language and autonomous work. The aim is to help you master the creative process and the subsequent presentation of your work in the professional, entrepreneurial world.
In this course you’ll acquire all the knowledge, skills and resources you need to make your mark in the Fine Arts, and find out how art can co-exist with modern technology from lecturers who have extensive experience in a variety of artistic fields.
The IED Diploma in Fine Arts bridges the gap between artistic (or studio) practice, major contemporary issues (critical studies) and the art market (professional practice).
The course is designed to turn a student into a skilled artist. To do this, the learning experience is based on the development of projects in a variety of creative areas, with an introduction to hybridisation between disciplines.
You’ll acquire skills in seven different forms of art: drawing, sculpture, painting, image, media arts, performance art and art installation. You’ll continually combine theory with practice and art research in a professional context, gaining work experience as an assistant to an artist in a gallery or with other actors in the art world.
We also create a space where you can build a professional network, meeting leading experts in the world of art.
If you’re interested in plastic arts and above all want to approach drawing, painting and sculpture from a professional or business perspective, this is the course for you.
High school graduates, students who’ve finished equivalent studies or want to further their studies, learn to interweave the visual arts with technology and learn about body and space will also be interested in the course.
The IED Diploma in Fine Arts helps students to find a professional outlet for their artistic skills, so it’s ideal for people who want to take their art one step further and make a living out of their creative talent.
Madrid is one of the best places in the world to study the fine arts as the city lives and breathes the world of art like few others.
Madrid is the home of the Golden Triangle of Art; three world-class art museums within a 2-kilometre walk of each other: the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Centre. In June 2021, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape.
Madrid also has many contemporary avant-garde cultural centres: the Matadero Madrid, CA2M, La Casa Encendida and ARCO, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the world.
All Madrid Visual Arts’ courses have access to PortfolioLAB where students can design and create their own portfolio. Students are also actively encouraged to participate in design competitions and contests.
Theory and Research
Education in arts
Art Studio Assistant
Thesis: artistic proposal
Thesis: theoretical essay
Residencies, grants, competitions
Artist branding and social media
Blanca Gracia Gallego
Clara Saña Reñones
IED Madrid and the Loewe Foundation have organised a colloquium on contemporary crafts with members of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize Committee of Experts.
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
The final work of the Master in Arts Management is an event that offers the visitor an innovative and engaging experience to explore the intersection between creativity and culture, hosted by the Galleria Nazionale of Rome
In the framework of the activities organized by the Master in Curatorial practice, IED Firenze - Cecilia Alemani will hold a Masterclass to the IED Community
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
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.
“IED helped me to make the shift from fashion retail onto modern art."
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
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.
Kris Tsai is the artistic director of this short film, a story about love, understanding, generosity, companionship and unconditional dedication.
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.
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.
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
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.
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 IED Madrid course has finished this year, but the good news is still coming in. This time it’s awards for the Design school and students.