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Study in Madrid, the very heart of Spain. Live at the epicentre of art, culture, food and fun, where upcoming enterprises are creating a dynamic work market brimming with opportunity. Live a unique lifestyle where the traditions of old and the modern age coexist in harmony, in a city considered one of the best in the world for its quality of life.
An endless source of talent with its highly qualified human capital. A considerable part of Madrid’s population comes from other areas of Spain and countries around the world.
This high level of cultural diversity and qualification make Madrid a major European talent hub.
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Studying at IED Madrid is living, living together, being part of a creative community in which relationships are built and a unique life experience is enjoyed.
Life at the IED Madrid revolves around the students, and everything from the facilities at the venues to the services are designed by and for them, so that they live a full experience aimed at their professional and personal growth.
During their time at the IED Madrid, each student has personalized support from professionals, facilities suited to their needs and a world of services with different objectives.
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Discover the services available to you to get in touch and learn more about IED, find your way through your admission process and the important steps you will need to take to successfully start your IED journey.
Where to find us
Point 1 - Palacio de Altamira
Point 2 - FabLab
How to reach us
Point 1 - Palacio de Altamira
Metro: Gran Vía, Callao, Santo Domingo
Bus: 001, 1, 2, 74, 146, 46
Point 2 - FabLab:
Bus: 34, 35, 118, 119
IED's Interior Design study programs, among the best in Spain according to Financial Magazine
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
Take advantage from the special promotion available for our Summer courses
Book and complete now your enrollment process to one of the IED and Accademia Aldo Galli Summer courses, offered in Italy and Spain, and you will benefit from a special discount on the tuition fee.
IED presents biomaterials applications at WantedDesign 2023
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
Scholarships competition Semester&Academic Year Courses 23/24
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design offers 6 Scholarships covering the 50% of the tuition fees for Semester and Academic Year/One Year courses.
Webinar 1st March: Tools and Best Practices for the Sustainable Fashion Industry
From 16:00 to 17:30h this free virtual workshop organized by HackThatFashion will show 16 tools for sustainable fashion
A total of 8 IED alumni participating in MBFW Madrid
From proposals on the catwalk to emerging brands in the Allianz Ego Showroom, the event has a wide representation of fashion talents trained at IED.
IED's "Latam Creative Talent" exhibition opens its doors as part of MDF "Fiesta Design"
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
IED Madrid, official school of Madrid Design Festival with an extensive programme of activities
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
IED Madrid and the Loewe Foundation promote a debate on contemporary craftsmanship
IED Madrid and the Loewe Foundation have organised a colloquium on contemporary crafts with members of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize Committee of Experts.
"Visions of a Phygital Future", the exhibition that seeks answers to a fashion trend towards more immersive digital experiences
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.
The short film MAPÁ wins the IED Madrid Award for Best Art Direction at Notodofilmfest
Kris Tsai is the artistic director of this short film, a story about love, understanding, generosity, companionship and unconditional dedication.
New European Bauhaus and Istituto Europeo di Design work together in a hackathon around the concepts of beauty, togetherness and sustainability.
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.
Circular Inno Booster Fashion and Textile
CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a COSME project of the European Union that aims to transform companies in the fashion and textile industry into sustainable, circular, and regenerative ones.
IED Madrid Alumni in Industrial Design. He is one of the most important figures in contemporary design.
Master's Degrees Scholarship Contest - September 2022
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
REPARTO Studio wins the Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award at the 2022 MBFW
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.
WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR MASTER OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROGRAMMES -JANUARY 2023
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.
ADI 2022 Awards: three IED Madrid students win Gold, Silver and Bronze
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.
IED Madrid Visual Arts students win gold, a silver and three bronze medals
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.
S4Fashion partners with IED
S4Fashion is a sustainability for fashion programme impulsed by the European Union.
IED Next and Amaze Project
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.
This project is committed to a new way of living, giving a renewed image to well-being, compactness and comfort. In short, it is a NEW HOME that wants to take care of the
user and the planet on which he lives. It does not harm the environment, it can be placed anywhere and then removed without leaving any trace. It does not waste energy, since its lighting is based on 2 rechargeable lamps with the sun. No extra material is needed to be assembled. It is light, fresh and very bright. And in addition, it has a storage area in the lower part of the capsule, with multiple uses, such as for storing suitcases or clothes.
Important Events in Madrid
The Madrid Design Festival is an international festival, the aim of which is to make Madrid the capital of the design world, putting the city in a privileged position in an international context. This annual event is held in February and caters for all areas of design, from architecture to graphic design, visual communication and interior design, in a modern innovative mix.
The most important event of the Spanish fashion scene, with the latest creations from top Spanish fashion designers. A must for anyone working or interested in the fashion industry, professional buyers, designers, clients and the press, from Spain and all over the world.
The Madrid International Festival of Light turns the last nights of autumn into an illuminating experience in the name of art and creativity. The most innovative forms of artistic expression change how we see public spaces. Renowned Spanish and international interdisciplinary artists with over twenty shows invite the public to experience their creations by experiencing a new relationship with the urban context, all absolutely free.
Since 1982 the Spanish International Contemporary Art Fair ARCOmadrid has been one of the most important commercial platforms in the art world, an unmissable date in the international calendar of events promoting and selling the creative work of artists.
Mad Cool is a music festival (rock, indie, electronic, pop, and more) that’s been held in Madrid since 2016. This festival brings together art, fashion, gastronomy and tourism.
This Madrid international photography festival is held every year in June and July. The festival first opened its doors to the public in 1998 and has grown every year to become a point of reference in the visual arts’ world.
The Madrid Book Fair is a cultural event celebrated once a year at the end of May - beginning of June, in the Madrid “El Retiro” gardens park.
Map your interests
Discover the IED offices and all the places of creativity, fashion and local culture
- Catedral de la Almudena
- Palacio Real
- Plaza Mayor
- Museo Nacional del Prado
- Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
- Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía
- Teatro Real
- Biblioteca Nacional
- Museo Arqueológico
- Espacio Cultural Serrería Belga
- Matadero Madrid
- Madrid Design Festival
- Barrio de las Letras
- Barrio de Malasaña
- Barrio de la Latina