If you long for a job in prestigious international organisations, cultural institutions, museums or if you want to get ready to struck out on your own, launch a start-up, work for a non-profit or manage a cultural project, let’s find out IED Art and Design offer.
IED collaborates – for projects, courses and events – with professionals working into important institutions, such as Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, MIBAC, Federculture, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Fondation Pinault, Yarat Foundation – Azerbaijan, IKSV – Turkey, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and many more…
IED ALUMNI IN FORBES "THE ARTS" LIST
Max Pirsky and Ghada Wali, Alumni of the Master course in Graphic Design held in IED Firenze have been selected by Forbes for 30 Under 30 listing the best European talents in fashion, art, photography, illustration and food.
The jury has been composed by JEREMY TILL Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of the Arts London, HEINZ BECK Chef at the restaurant La Pergola in Rome, and the Photographer OLIVIERO TOSCANI.
Ied Arts + Wunderkammern
The partnership between IED and Wunderkammern keeps generating news: IED students will take part to the gallery’s internal and collateral activities through photo labs and internships aimed at dealing with the different professions within the contemporary art world.
Check an Artribune article for further information (Italian).
BUSINESS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE - MASTER COURSE
IED Venezia | 6 months full-time | January 2018
The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined to a managerial-based vision.
The institutions involved range from museums to media, including companies that invest in arts. Starting from the consideration that that the cultural world is moving towards a new model based on entrepreneurship and specific projects, this programme trains professionals able to create and manage cross-disciplinary projects that are economically sustainable and innvoative.
CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE - CORSO MAGISTRALE
Accademia Aldo Galli – IED Como | 5 years | November 2017 | Italian language
2nd Level Degree validated by MiBAC.
Restorators need to hold a complete knowledge ranging from history of art, diagnostic chemistry of cultural goods up to sketching, a mixture of theory and practice applied on original pieces of art. This professional is able to use both traditional and technological tools, using them both for the analysis and the designing of an intervention project.
PROFESSIONE REGISTRAR - ADVANCED STUDY PROGRAMME
IED Venezia | 3 months full-time | January 2018 | Italian
The Registrar is a quite new professional role in the artistic field: this figure guarantees the proper manipulation and conservation of an art work and ensures a safe and suitable art storage and handling. The Registrar operates from the management of a loan request to the realisation of a temporary event hosting the same borrowed pieces of art. This course is unique, in Italy, in training Exhibition Registrar, a professional role that is more and more requested by cultural institutions.
CURATORE MUSEALE E DI EVENTI - ADVANCED STUDY PROGRAMME
IED Roma | 7 months | May 2018 | Italian
The course provides both theoretical and practical analysis tools encouraging a personal and critical perspective. The course includes artists lectures, visits to museums, collections, foundations, meetings. Some of the possible employment prospects are: independent curator, art curator in cultural institutions – from museums to private galleries – cultural activities promotor, educational departments of museums and galleries. Press or Communication office in the cultural heritage field.
IED played an active part in the 2016 Turin Contemporary Art Week. Following the intention of Club To Club festival of growing in activities and involving not only music but also other forms of contemporary and urban arts, IED Torino and IED Milano actively contributed in many ways and events all around the city. One of these was the launch of Overground‘s second issue: a magazine designed Graphic Design students with a sound identity developed by Sound Design students. You can flip through the pictures from the night below and read the article by Vogue on the project (Italian).
VISUAL ARTS FOR THE DIGITAL AGES - First Level Master's Degree
IED Milan | 1 year full-time | November 2017
The First Level Master course in Visual Arts for the Digital Age provides cultural and technical tools able to analyze, conceptually and creatively, the different ways in which the contemporary art practice and visual arts techniques relate to each other in order to develope projects in the fields of digital art, performing arts, interactive installations using multimedia and cross-media languages.
The course also provides the skills needed to undertake professional activities of coordination and management of the production of artistic and cultural activities.
The Master course is recognized by MIUR as Academic First Level Master’s Degree and it allows to get 60 CF to continue studies in Italy or abroad.
ARTS MANAGEMENT - MASTER COURSE
IED Firenze and IED Roma | 1 year full-time | February 2018
The Master course in Arts Management is truly unique due to its itinerant formula. The study plan is held two prestigious locations, Florence and Rome, with one week workshop in Venice, in collaboration with Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Students have the chance to join a grand tour of contemporary art and education, with a focus on the jobs of the future.
Arts Managers operate with a highly interdisciplinary method and they cover a fundamental role in public and private institutions, with many areas of application. These professionals are engaged in art project management and they are capable of identifying innovative content, structuring a comprehensive event schedule, planning and developing fundraising events and resource management.
CONTEMPORARY ART CONSERVATION - 1ST LEVEL MASTERS DEGREE
Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli – IED Como | 1 year full-time | March 2018
The conservation of contemporary art is a central issue nowadays. The variety and originality of materials, the use of new media, the fleeting and immaterial nature of some performances and happenings create a constantly changing field that requires specilised professionals. The Master course in Contemporary Art Conservation presents a programme centered on art conservation and restoration and gives students the chance to visit worldwide famous museums and institutions.
IED Venezia | 2-3 weeks in English | in July
Drawing Venice: New Interpretations of the Classic City
Is not a simple sketchbook course, it’s an opportunity offered to students coming from all around the world to meet, experience and represent a unique city in a very original way, deepening the knowledge of its historical and contemporary context.
Nature and Street Photography: Venezia e la sua Laguna
t is a very mysterious place the Lagoon, a very fragile and exposed place, where the “Nature and Street Photography”students could live an exclusive opportunity to learn the photographic techniques using a unique light effect and special water reflex. The course promoted wants to be a special didactic experience, where nature and human life cross themselves in an original way, having at the same time the occasion to discover forgotten professions and a secret Venice, not visible to the tourists.
Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice – The Biennal Exhibition
What the summer course in Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice: the Biennal Exibithion want to analyze is the relation between contemporary art and architecture, looked from different points of view and prospective, so to provide its students with all the knowledge and tools useful to understand the new trend and challenge in Arts and Architecture. The training path will be completed by a specific focus on the Art Foundations located in the city of Venice, try to understand what they represent and which is the relation with the artist exposed and with the local community too.
NOT AN ARTIST - Discovering the profession of contemporary art
The world of art and creative industries has Artists and Designers at its core by definition. But the contemporary scenario is changing, opening new opportunities also for those “side-professions” that accompany and complement the work of its protagonists.
NOT AN ARTIST consists in meetings and activities involving Curators, Art Managers and Communication Experts who deal every day with the same topics explored by IED Master courses in the art field.
The aim of NOT AN ARTIST is to offer students who are interested in these courses an overview about best practices and possible career paths in art and culture.
Check all the dates and activites that IED offers to NOT AN ARTIST participants: ied.edu/profession/notanartist
Pushing the limits together
Filmmaking, Music, Art and more. IED and Outdoor join the forces to let the urban culture speak out loud. With two installations, one of those named Waves, two communication and fashion projects, a photo exhibition and four art talks, IED carries out its know-how together with the festival’s organisers sharing a common target… going beyond the limits. Check the event programme and get yourself go with the Wave.
CURATORIAL PRACTICE - MASTER COURSE
IED Venezia | 1 year full-time | January 2018
Today, the global scenario of the art system includes a growing number of physical and virtual venues representing a wide range of curatorial projects and opportunities: museums, exhibition areas, public and private galleries, biennals, fairs, platforms, websites, etc.
The Master course in Curatorial Practice at IED Venezia presents a programme that deals with the exhibition design direction and management related to the art field and beyond, training professionals ready to enter with full rights the art industry. Strong point is the prestige and uniqueness of Venice, main player of the current debate on curatorial issues, generator of professional excellence.
The international faculty includes leading curators, scholars in the humanities, artists, and art professionals, coming from many prominent institutions.
COMUNICARE L'ARTE: DALLO STORYTELLING AI SOCIAL MEDIA - SPECIALIZATION COURSE
IED Venezia | 45 hours evening formula | October 2017 | Italian
Narrating culture in a strategic and original way is both a complex and gentle task demanding technique and inspiration, besides a specific knowledge of different channels and available communication media. The professional trained by this course is the Storyteller Specialist, who can manage the complex communication in artistic and cultural fields, using storytelling techniques as a strategy to engage the audience and to communicate the cultural event as well as the promoting institution.
PROGETTAZIONE DI EVENTI - SPECIALIZATION COURSE
IED Firenze | 150 hours | February 2018 | Italian language
The course is promoted by IED Firenze, Festival della Creatività and Teatro della Pergola. The course trains event managers in the socio-cultural field. It provides the fundamental tools to work in the organisation of festivals, shows, exhibitions or event agencies.
Thanks to the highly qualified faculty, participants start from designing a concept, go on with choosing the contents and the relevant techniques to realise them and they end with the elaboration of the details for the executive production. At the same time the course deepens topics such as sponsor research and participation in competitions, with a focus on communication and marketing.
CURATELA DI MOSTRE ED EVENTI ARTISTICI - SPECIALIZATION COURSE
IED Milano | 60 hours – evening attendance | from March 2018| Italian language
This specialization course improves artistic, cultural, but also technical and organisational skills, preparing for a professional role that is becoming more and more important in the contemporary art and communication scenario: the curator of exhibitions and artistic events. Relations with museums, galleries, exhibition spaces. Organisation and planning of an exhibition-event. Art economy. Trends of contemporary art setups. Creation and e coherence of the project. Setup, scenography, lights and practical issues are just some of the themes.
MANAGEMENT DEGLI EVENTI CULTURALI - SPECIALIZATION COURSE
IED Milano | 60 hours – evening attendance | March 2018 | Italian language
If you are working in events and you are looking for a specialization, this course is the best answer. Every cultural event – from the small performance to a more challenging international event – requires a managerial approach, the knowledge of methodologies, technical, financial and legal tools, communication strategies.
Lessons are held by professionals and are realised in partnership with the communication agency Equipe the photojournal agency Excalibur.