We are the largest Higher Education Network in the creative field.
We are the largest Higher Education Network in the creative field to have maintained a global outlook and a deeply Italian cultural matrix, since 1966. Our educational experience has changed over time but continues to be based on a simple and effective model: we combine theory with practice and knowledge brought into the classroom by professionals from the world of work. We teach our students to be one step ahead, in the present.
We are an inclusive, transdisciplinary school that uses design as a universal language for change.
We work in a large Mediterranean-style laboratory that places the individual and their uniqueness in the centre of a multi-geographical and transnational network.
We have partnerships with universities and academies and are members of major international academic networks such as, for example, Cumulus, Elia and WDO.
We’re looking for the new generation of change-makers
We are a community of designers inspired and guided by a shared vision
We want to discover people who can change the world through the power of their ideas... and we work to connect them with each other.
We want to help develop a new generation of designers.
We believe in the strength of projects based on a courageous and transdisciplinary approach.
We stimulate potential agents of change: competent, aware, talented designers who interpret design creativity with ethics, technical skills and an innovative vision.
Our courses are aggregation opportunities for shared interests. We continuously reflect on the importance of learning and its ability to respond to the needs of new generations.
We offer different academic journeys responding to the current and future trends of the creative sector.
Our programs allow you to experiment with creative methodologies, build a professional identity, boost your career in a transversal way or in a vertical sector, or deepen the new industry’s realities.
Each course typology offer different options.
Each category of courses has different admission processes, and requires different documents.
Request information about the course of your interest and your personal Advisor will assist you along all the steps: from the informative meeting to the admission process and enrolment.
Also, our Advisor will help you understand which course is the most suitable for your, in line with your expectations.
Schools and Subjects
Find your difference
Be part of an institution with more than 60 years of history
Work on projects with students from different disciplines of design
Working with Companies
Participate in real-life projects thanks to IED's more than 1000 agreements per year
Study in an international environment with more than 100 nationalities
Get connected to the world throughout ELIA, CUMULUS, ERASMUS + networks
Professionals as Teachers
Learn from a faculty that is professionally active in the creative industries
Define and work on the future trends that will change the future
Participate in international projects, institutions and events such as CERN, Sonar, Dubai Design Week, etc.
Become a Global Professional
We are a place where the academic world and the business world can meet, a network of consolidated and ever new relationships based on methodological experimentation and the principles of participatory planning.
IED strives to strengthen innovation through international, bilateral and multilateral cooperation with other organizations and institutions. The objective is to generate value at local and global level by cultivating knowledge, mutual learning and facilitating novel exchange of expertise and experiences.
The collaboration between IED and companies takes place trough the development of projects and numerous collaborations. IED generate ever-new synergies, based on methodological experimentation and the principles of participatory design with an innovative and anti-conformist approach to today's market, even capable of anticipating its needs.
IED is a rich, vibrant, and diverse community of dedicated academics, creative and professionals. Every year, the school has more than 100 nationalities in the classrooms making it the perfect place to exchange visions, understand other perspectives and explore new cultures.
IED Alumni is just a natural progression of your learning experience. You will join a network of new opportunities as you move further ahead, wherever you wish to go.
· A community that brings together high achievers who have learned creative work at IED.
· A meeting point for discussion, exchange and continued growth.
· A way to maximize talent.
We collaborate, participate and organize important events to showcase the talent of our students and present the new trends that we define in our laboratories.
The students of Istituto Europeo di Design selected from the IED campuses in Italy, Spain, and Brazil were the protagonists of Ecocentrico, an informative space open to the public during Milan Design Week, presented within Alcova.
IED Factory 2023
On occasion of IED Roma 50th anniversary, IED Factory took place at MAXXI - National Museum of 21st-century arts showcasing the results of the collaboration between curators and students in the exhibition "Rome in 50 years".
Fashion design students explored the contamination between art and fashion at Pitti Uomo 2023 in Firenze.
Years of history
Students per year
Different nationalities present each year