The Foundation Year in Italian Language & Creativity is an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at helping to meet the linguistic requirements and acquire the skills necessary for admission to First Level Academic Diploma courses
In addition to the acquisition of language skills, obtained through intensive language lessons and activities aimed at integrating participants in the socio-cultural environment, the course provides a basic knowledge of the system and culture of Italian Design and introduces the methods and techniques of creative professions, illustrating their values and evolution.
The course employs the practical experimentation of methods related to the different disciplinary areas offered by IED. This way, students receive the orientation necessary to choose the curriculum that best corresponds to their aptitudes and are thus facilitated in the learning process throughout the three-year courses of study offered by the IED network.
The methodology foresees the alternation of practical sperimentation, theoretical lessons, demonstrative lessons, guided visits; the course also includes workshops through witch the partecipants, divided into working groups, are encoureged to apply the notions and techniques acquired and to develop dynamics of interaction with the professors and classmates. Tutoring activities are also planned, both in terms of language support and in terms of subject matter. The course runs for a whole academic year and is divided into three phases that end with a final examination.
The course is aimed at those who need to reach a B2 level of Italian and to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required for a future in the creative industry. The course is suitable for candidates who meet the prerequisites for admission to undergraduate courses and whose language level is insufficient for attendance of the three-year course and is open to all those who have no previous studies in the creative and artistic sectors.
Phase 1. Language skills
Phase 1 of the course is preparatory and aims to provide students with the necessary tools to acquire, improve and deepen their individual language skills (spoken and written language, listening and reading comprehension) in an effective manner and in line with the level of language identified at the begining of the course.
Phase 2. Deepening
The module aims to consolidate language skills and to deepen contextual knowledge of the culture of the project and more generally of Italian culture, with particular attention to the creative and artistic field. The course is developed through theoretical lessons, meetings, guided visits and experimental activities oriented towards dialogue, exchange and comparison.
Phase 3. Orientation
The module offers intensive transversal workshops, through which the student can acquire and experience cultural and communication knowledge, as well as basic technical and instrumental specialised skills related to the different fields of address.
The course ends with the final examination, which consists of:
Fashion Design and Styling, Fashion Communication and Management
Fashion Stylist and Communication
Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Animation, 3D and Game Design
Graphic Design-Motion Graphics
Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Animation, 3D and Game Design, Visual and Interactive Arts
Illustration and Animation
Visual and Interactive Arts, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Fashion Design and Styling
Fashion and Textile Design
Visual and Interactive Arts, Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Arts and Restoration
Painting & Visual Languages
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
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.
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
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.
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.
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".
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
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.
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?
‘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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
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 .
IED Barcelona has been involved in the new headquarters of the Italian Consulate in Barcelona, with a graphic proposal.
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.
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.
IED Barcelona Design University has been selected by the international web magazine specialised in fashion Fashionista as one of the Top 25 Best Fashion Universities in the World in 2017.
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.