Take up a career that will turn you into a game-changer of future communication with the English-language Graphic Design Undergraduate Programme at IED Milano
On your English-language Graphic Design degree programme at IED Milano, you will be learning how to develop and translate your ideas into action. Over the three years, your aim will be to understand interaction between the many different factors involved in complex visual design projects, such as colours, fonts and symbols. Indeed, these are the elements that contribute most towards creating original content and meaningful concepts, that can have a significant impact on society.
Over the three-year English-language degree programme, you will have the opportunity to learn how to manage complex projects involving different types of media. You will practise technical tools, broaden your cultural knowledge and work with different applications of graphic design such as publishing projects, brand design, packaging and digital interface design.
You will put yourself to the test with projects where you can express your own creative talent and your project design skills. Your work will mainly focus on creating new solutions where care for aesthetics, social responsibility, environmental protection and sales targets are all mixed together. Upon completion of your training, you will be able to work as a freelance or be employed by a company as a Graphic Designer, Web and App Designer, Art and Design Director, Front End Designer, Data Visualizer, Content Creator and also Content Manager.
Progressing in graphic design as you learn methods, process development and a variety of applications
The English-language Graphic Design degree programme at IED Milano will give you the opportunity to explore a variety of theory subjects covering historical, critical, socio-economic, strategic, analytical and technical productive dimensions of your future career. And this is not all! You will also have the opportunity to get involved first-hand by taking part actively in projects contracted by partner companies of IED. This approach will allow you to explore the many different applications of visual communication over the three years of your training.
This programme was developed with a view to training up future graphic designers who can manage projects of a high complexity with confidence and self-reliance, as a result of technical skills acquired over the three years of study. Indeed, this type of training is designed to instruct you in the use of the most common tools and software applications for graphic design projects. At the same time, you will learn how to develop projects that can be of interest to companies, with a well-rounded approach to managing visual communication.
The lab-based focus of this programme is enhanced by practical learning opportunities such as workshops, contests and special projects, which will help you become more aware of your expertise and develop strategic thinking skills that will be useful to move successfully into the job market.
The English-language Graphic Design degree programme at IED Milano will give you the opportunity to enjoy a learning experience with curiosity as the driving force towards understanding what stands behind the appearance of things. You will learn to look at visual communication as a tool to support organizations, companies and people in their challenge to improve communication and lifestyle.
The aim of this programme is to train up future designers who can also come up with great ideas not just for business, but also with potential applications for social, ethical and human-centred thinking approaches. What will make the difference is your ability to embrace 'out of the box' strategic thinking as you move forward, keeping a close eye on social responsibility of your own work and projects at the same time.
The three-year programme in Graphic Design will help you develop your career path, as you study and learn about a variety of different but closely related subjects. We will walk you through an inspiring path towards becoming a designer, with the skills and experience required across all types of businesses, organizations, companies, and professionals. Your contribution will be key to make sure they can really make a difference and be recognized on the market.
The Graphic Design degree programme at IED Milano will provide you with background knowledge, skills and technical expertise like using relevant software tools to manage practical, real-life projects.
You will have the opportunity to exchange views with professionals from the industry, who will share with you their knowledge of current market conditions as you prepare to move into your future career. Students will also be encouraged to engage with a variety of opportunities as part of their training programme, such as workshops, seminars and other specialist events.
IED provides a motivating environment where the industry closely interacts with students’ ideas and experience. Here, there are so many companies, public institutions and brand partners who bring forward projects and welcome proposals on a regular basis.
In a city like Milan, where design has a prominent legacy, you will also be able to meet and connect with professionals from similar backgrounds who can provide full support as you work on projects of different kinds. This will be a great opportunity for you to benefit from a multi-skilled environment where different skills and strategic approaches come to work together successfully.
On the first year of your English-language Graphic Design degree programme in Milan, you will be covering the main subjects involved in building basic cultural, project-oriented and technical background that will bring you closer to your future career as a graphic designer. You will focus on both theory and technical software-based subjects for vector drawing, photo editing and page setting.
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
HISTORY OF DRAWING AND ARTISTIC DESIGN
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLISHING DESIGN
PERCEPTION THEORY AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FORM
GRAPHIC DESIGN 1
COMPUTER GRAPHICS 1
On your second year, you will experience graphic design across a variety of applications through specific lab work. In particular, you will be practising your skills in the areas of publishing graphics, brand design, packaging design, and digital interfaces. You will go deeper into the use of software tools for making videos, 3D animations as well as web and digital prototypes.
GRAPHIC DESIGN 2
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
DESIGN METHODS FOR VISUAL COMMUNICATION
SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
HISTORY OF CINEMA AND VIDEO
PRINTING PROCESSING TECHNIQUES
DIGITAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES - COMPUTER 3D
On your last year, you will focus on your final dissertation project. This will be a great opportunity for you to practise the skills acquired on advanced graphic systems design. Continuous exchange of ideas with our network partners and companies will help you deal with challenges of growing difficulty, as you expand your ability to work independently on projects of your own.
THEORY AND METHOD OF MASS MEDIA
GRAPHIC DESIGN 3
GRAPHIC DESIGN 4
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Curated by Cartier, they designed a Christmas tree entitled “Treasure” that pays tribute to the iconic red boxes of this French jewellery and watch brand.
With a graphic project developed by students from IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, the book "Estou Refugiado” tells the dramatic story of four women and their struggles in their countries of origin and about adapting to Brazilian culture.
The IED Barcelona director contributed his expertise in design, business and innovation to help select Biovitae as the winning proposal in the competition devised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona as part of the “Premio Faro del Mediterráneo” [“Mediterranean Lighthouse Award”].
Several teachers, such as David Ortega from Barcelona’s Istituto Europeo di Design school, examined innovative teaching methodologies and strategies based on specific cases during the “Aprenentatge Rebel” (Rebel Learning) conference at the Campus de les Arts.
Stefan Sagmeister is one of the most important contemporary graphic designers: on November 29 he presented his latest book Now is Better at IED Firenze.
Motion Graphics and Interaction Design students participated in an intensive training seminar to learn about the upcoming PICO Dev Jam Hackathon Competition.
Artribune commissioned us to produce its magazine covers for the second year in a row. Discover the new cover!
The poster by this 3rd year Graphic Design student, entitled “Creativity’s new partner”, beat 150 entries from around the world in the international competition organised by the Barcelona Centre de Disseny and CASA SEAT as part of Barcelona Design Week.
He is one of three candidates chosen to be part of the autumn edition of this international programme, which allows young LGTBQ creators to learn, create and share experiences.
She won the prize for communicative innovation in languages, resources and media, both creative and technological, with her final year project entitled “Timeless”.
The installation, created by students from the interdisciplinary subject Upcycling: Waste is Precious, in collaboration with Cervezas Alhambra and the Barcelona Centre de Disseny, was presented at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on 18 October.
The design event promoting young talent and creativity, held in Barcelona on 5 and 6 October, featured talks by Varvara Godovikova and Thinh Truong, who presented their final theses.
The exhibition “Òh!pera (L’exposició)”, a show featuring the creation processes of eight small-format operas from this project, including the participation of IED Barcelona, was officially opened on 10 October as part of the programming for BDW.
Nearly 150 people recreated their own boat trip in the Art Container installation at the Àgora Port space in the Port de Barcelona, which aimed to reconnect the city with the sea, reinforcing the links between Barcelona residents and their port.
The most significant Tuscan festival dedicated to Queer culture continues its collaboration with the Grafica per la Comunicazione course at IED Firenze.
The works by Lluís La Hoz Viñas and Yasmin Barry-Djemal, 3rd year Graphic Design students, and Fabienne Bjercke, 3rd year Motion Graphics student, have been chosen from over 100 entries. They will be on display at CASA SEAT from 16 to 28 October as part of Barcelona Design Week.
Master’s and postgraduate students began their educational journey at the Istituto Europeo di Design on 5 and 6 October with a multidisciplinary workshop and official welcome ceremony.
The exhibition of the prizewinning works from the latest edition of the ADG Laus Awards officially opened at the Factoria Cultural in Terrassa on 14 September, featuring six projects from the Barcelona and Madrid schools of the Istituto Europeo di Design.
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
Outfits are the main characters of course but they’re not the only one. There are so many elements, and for sure professions, that make the fashion shows of Milano Fashion Week always so special and catchy.
A coaster designed by Lluís La Hoz was the product chosen among all the different proposals that were presented. The coaster will help to showcase the finalist works of the Magistrals/Setba Award project, which promotes inclusion through art and design.
The former student of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact was recognised for “Ex•Tĕrra”, while “Santa Carxofa” by fellow IED student Justine Oriana Vargas Parra was also a finalist.
Students from different disciplines have created two proposals that combine design, solidarity and the superyacht industry which can be seen at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) until 30 September.
The starting signal for a new academic year was fired with the celebration of Welcome Event and Welcome Week.
Learn about all the events of IED Square Fest and sign up for the ones you’re interested in.
Discover how IED Barcelona and Madrid Visual Communication students joined Alpro and the GoodNews kiosks, painting the shutters of 10 establishments to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the planet in the second edition of Good Coffee for the Planet.
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
“Timeless” by Dar Rubinstein and “Giro” by Jacobo Cobián Sánchez, alumni of IED Barcelona and IED Madrid respectively, are among the 24 projects competing for these national awards that celebrate academic excellence in final degree projects in Graphic Design.
Final-year students of Graphic Design and Motion Graphics and Video from IED Barcelona presented their final projects, which highlight the power of design to capture new audiences, at Nau Bostik.
Yuto Taniguchi is a professor assistant of Digital Creative Course in UEDA College of Fashion (Osaka, Japan) and he is active in NFT and fashion.
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Talia Zoref has become known for creating Art during Fashion Weeks worldwide, meeting and sketching celebrities including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams and others.
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
MMT organises Dialoghi Sonori on 15th and 16th of June at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, on this occasion IED presents Fragile Surfaces project.
The awards, which each year recognise the best graphic design projects in a range of categories, have recognised the talent of four students from IED Barcelona and two from IED Madrid.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Defender, International Motors has decided to involve students from the Master's program in Graphic Design at IED Firenze by launching a contest last month in which students designed a special livery.
Inter, communication company Different, and Trident Music are scouting talents among master's students in Graphic Design and Digital Communication Strategy.
IED joins Alpro and the GoodNews kiosks to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the planet with a creative and activist action aimed at emerging graphic talent.
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
The installation, which proposes a creative response to the climate emergency, will be open to the public from 15 to 17 June in the festival’s renewed Project Area.
The World’s most prestigious award show in advertising, design and marketing for students awarded IED with two Bronze Awards in the 2023 Young Ones Student Awards
Graphic design students from the Barcelona school create the visual identity of the shops in the Upper Gràcia area.
Until 21 August, the Albert Musons Cultural Centre will showcase the exhibition of the shortlisted posters for the Festa Major de Gràcia. Among the proposals exhibited are two creations by IED Barcelona students.
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Two IED Barcelona alumni have created an augmented reality experience to celebrate the Sant Jordi festival in the Gràcia neighbourhood.
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
10 suggestions encapsulated in a manifesto designed by students for the entire IED community. Small actions and virtuous behaviour that are ironically transformed into everyday good practice.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
Pasarela, the catering establishment in the Gracia neighborhood formerly known as El Molinet, has a new logo and interior design carried out by IED Barcelona.
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
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.
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.
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
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
Different visual identities for a pilot project at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
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.
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
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.
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.
Every year the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication go to the best projects selected from over 50 entries in five categories: Graphic Design, Digital Design, Advertising, Audiovisual and Students.
IED Milano Alumni in Illustrazione e Animazione | Freelance illustrator worldwide considered among the finest of his generation.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
With the month of May restart the events of More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories,the digital conference cycle dedicated to the IED community.
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home".
14 design, fashion, visual arts and communication creations are the protagonists of the new Amaze! app release
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
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.
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
Mario De Libero, a graduate of IED Firenze, is among the finalists with the font Otello Sans in the fourth Olivetti Design Contest.
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
Ilaria Legato, Coordinator of the Master Course in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism, is a professional specialised in brand and communication design in the food wine and tourism sphere for clients in the Florentine Restaurants world. She is founder of I food designer created together with the Italian Food Designer Paolo Barichella, an initiative focusing on national and international food and design projects.
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
This dissertation coming from IED Milano is entitled ‘Un Quore Sbagliato’ - A Wrong Heart, with an intentional Q spelling mistake in Italian. It is a short animated film that stood out at the latest Giuseppe Laganà Awards.
IED is a partner of the European project of professional training aimed at the development of entrepreneurial skills and competences in young musicians who work in string quartets.
IED Roma and IED Milano are the undisputed protagonists in the Students category - winning first and second place respectively - at the ADCI Awards 2020, which is the most important prize for creativity in advertising communication.
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
IED Barcelona has been involved in the new headquarters of the Italian Consulate in Barcelona, with a graphic proposal.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
IED is involved in the urban activation of neighbourhoods and districts through design
Leonardo Traina selected by the Type Directors Club of New York, the leading international typography organisation
The exhibition of the creation processes from the Òh!pera project, which includes IED Barcelona’s piece 'In the Beginning Everything was White', will officially open at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on 10 October at 6.30 pm as part of Barcelona Design Week.
The installation, created by students from Interior Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, and Motion Graphics and Video at IED Barcelona for the last edition of Llum BCN, will be on display at the French city’s Fête des Lumières festival from 7 to 10 December.