September 6, 2017

European Double Qualification Programmes in Design

The IED Madrid, a reference point school with five decades of experience and a unique methodology based on project culture: “learning by doing” and linked to business reality, offer the European Double Qualification Programmes in Design. A programme aimed at promoting innovation through design, entrepreneurship and creativity, studying in Spain and Italy at the same time, while also allowing students to develop their talent in Europe and become entrepreneurs around the world.



The European Double Qualification Programmes in Design offered by the IED Madrid have a duration of 4 years, like any university degree, and 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits, which will allow you to obtain two official qualifications within the European Higher Education Space: a Higher Qualification in Design, BA(Hons) level in Spain and an Accademico di Primo Livello degree in Italy. You will learn at the IED, a reference point in design, which has five decades of experience and works with a unique methodology based on project culture, “learning by doing”, and with strong links to business reality.


Our challenge is to promote innovation through design, entrepreneurship and creativity. Choose your European Double Qualification Programme in:

With these programmes, not only can you train in whichever specialisation you choose; you also have the chance to get to know another country, its culture and also other languages: Italian and English. During the first two years you will study at the IED Madrid. The third academic year you will be at the IED Milan, where you will take the practical experience in your specialisation. And in the last year of studies, you will return to Spain to finish the training, present your thesis project and obtain your Higher Qualification in Design.



1- International experience.Learning for personal and professional development. Training in two countries, Spain and Italy, international reference points in design and creativity.

2- Double Official Qualification and International Portfolio. Qualifications which are valid and recognised all over the European Higher Education Spain. Once they have finished the 4 years of training, the students relieve a Higher Qualification in Design, official university degree level, in Spain, and a Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello, equivalent to Laurea Universitaria in Italy, as well as an internationally relevant portfolio.

3- Access to the greatest design network.Moving in an international environment with a global view of the market. The IED has awarded qualifications to more than 120,000 with more than 100 nationalities since its inception 50 ago.

4- Contact with the best professionals.Learning with working design professionals (fashion, interior, product, graphic).

5- Training in two languages.Academic programme in Spanish and Italian, complemented with subjects in English.

6- Short stays during the summer in IED schools in Italy during the first two years: an immersion in Italian design culture and mastery of Italian and English.

7- Comprehensive training.Complementary curricular programme during the first two years, with training in Italian, activities and cross-curricular seminars.

8- Tutorials and mentoring.Specific advice programme from the first day at the school.

9- International practical experience.The chance to have practical experience in Italy during the third year, coming into contact with an international business reality that demands interdisciplinary professionals.

10- End of Studies project.The importance of producing two research projects in Italy and Spain enriches the learning and contributes to the double qualification in Design.


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