A city built on a profound relationship with beauty and wonder, which invites you constantly to extend your knowledge
Today Rome is a city of vision and imagination: look at its cinema, its multimedia and interactive visual communication roles in performative arts, its design based on sustainability and its fashion focused on the rebirth of tradition.
The transversality and richness of these intertwining disciplines constitute the key that enables the students of today and designers of tomorrow to develop projects with greater possibilities of impacting on the future.
The Istituto Europeo di Design came to the Eternal City in 1973. Its widespread Campus consists of spaces with dynamic identities: two sites, each twenty minutes from the Termini Station and connected to the centre by metro and bus: one near the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano and the other in the Pigneto district, known for its night life and cultural ferment.
The third campus site is a fifteen-minute walk, from the historic centre to the heart of the Testaccio area. This is a popular neighbourhood which thanks to recent redevelopment and conversion projects of various ex-industrial buildings has maintained its authenticity over time, enabling its inhabitants to enjoy a vibrant urban life.
Rome is synonymous with Cultural Heritage: a city where different cultures proudly assert themselves. It is the most visited of all Italian cities. And is home to numerous Institutions, Organisations and International Bodies. Each year it hosts many events of the highest level, attracting artists from all over the world. In this context, IED offers three interdisciplinary and highly experimental initiatives: Firstly the IED Roma Design Awards, prizes for the best design projects, developed annually with the patronage of ADI. Secondly, IED Factory, transversal workshops curated by international artists, with final exhibitions in contemporary art museums. And thirdly, La Città Insegna (The City Teaches), a cycle of public lessons in the Capital’s ancient and modern settings, confirming the stimulating role of a city like Rome in training creativity.
A school made of people
Director - IED Roma
Head of Visual Arts School - IED Roma
Head of Design School - IED Roma
Head of Fashion School - IED Roma
Head of Communication School - IED Roma
Head of Postgraduate School - IED Roma
Academic Standards Manager - IED Roma
Academic Manager - IED Roma
Special Projects Manager
LEATHER GOODS AND CUTTING AND SEWING WORKSHOP
TAILORING AND KNITTING WORKSHOP
FASHION PHOTO STUDIO
FASHION PHOTO STUDIO
FASHION COMPUTER LABS
SCANNER LASER 3D - G-SCAN
At the service of our students
Services, facilities, customised counters and dedicated teams: live well to form at your best
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
Polo di via Branca
Polo di via Casilina
Polo storico di Via Alcamo
How to reach us
Rome’s bus network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master. The historic centre is not particularly large (only 2,5 km/1,5 miles from the Colosseum to Piazza di Spagna) and so is easy to visit on foot, as most monuments are to be found in the same area.
The Roman metro (called Metropolitana by residents) goes round rather than through the historic city. It has only two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station.
Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays).
Buses and Trams
There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. All buses and trams travel in both directions.
Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl. You can purchase tickets on board.
For lines tables and public transport maps visit official site of public transportation in Rome – ATAC S.p.A
Public transportation Tickets must be purchased in advance from tabacchis, newsstands, bars, or vending machines (exact change only!) at metro and major bus stops.
Railway Tel. 147 888088
There’s a new Atac service for people who want to move freely through the city and respect the environment; economic for daily travel and for visiting Rome and easy to use.
The Bike Sharing service is available every day, 24 hours a day.
Today there are 27 Bike parkings and 150 new green bikes.
If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official metered white or yellow taxis. There are taxi ranks in many locations throughout the center, but is nearly impossible to hail one driving down the streets, particularly at night. Make sure your taxi is metered; insist on the metered fare, rather than an arranged price.
To call for a taxi within Rome, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 551, or 06 8822.
Interview with the Fashion Designer, Nicoletta Ginetti
After studying Fashion Design in Rome, Nicoletta is now Head of Luxury line Fifty Made for The Giving Movement, a sustainable fashion company.
IED Alumni: Assel Akhmidzhanova
“IED helped me to make the shift from fashion retail onto modern art."
Marco De Vincenzo
Creative Director at ETRO and Leather goods Head Designer at Fendi. Internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and exciting voices in made in Italy fashion.
IED Alumni: Joya Sfeir
“Befriend other students, the professors, your landlord and everyone. IED has a very rich global network of professionals and corporate institutions, benefit from it”.
IED Roma Design Awards
IED Roma Design Awards is the recognition addressed to the best projects developed annually by the students of IED Roma.
It had its first edition in 2019 at the behest of Laura Negrini, Director of the seat, to reward talent and show the results of the students' commitment and creativity to the entire IED community as well as the outside world.
IED Early Housing
IED offers you the opportunity to reserve accommodation ahead of all others for Three-Year, Master of Arts or Master's courses
FRAGILE SURFACE IEDxArtribune
Artribune commissioned us to produce its magazine covers for the second year in a row. Discover the new cover!
Introducing the IED Dream Team: ambassadors of creativity and community growth
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
IED Roma Design Awards 2023
The annual ceremony to award the most creative and innovative projects by recent grads of IED Roma is celebrating its golden anniversary to mark the 50th year of the school. The date is set for 30th October at the Teatro dell’Opera.
Every year, appointment with
Every autumn, the prestigious setting of the Parco della Musica Auditorium designed by Renzo Piano welcomes this international film festival, a reference point for cinema operators and red carpet fans. The annual festival also hosts “Alice nella Città”, an autonomous and parallel section of the Rome Film Fest, dedicated to the younger generations.
Two annual appointments, in February and July, staging two major Roman fashion events. During the Week, the tailoring of Italy’s historic fashion brands interacts with new contemporary international labels.
A festival involving the best contemporary artistic productions in the world. For the last thirty years now, Europe, Asia, America, Oceania and Africa have met for two months all over Rome, in a spectacular celebration made up of dance, theatre, music, cinema and visual arts and technologies.
“Il Festival della Visione”, a platform that aims to discover the latest developments in the moving image sector, and to promote the audiovisual production and employment chains, using the most original and multifaceted disciplines.
The most important innovation show in the world. Combining science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business. A meeting place for makers and passionate spectators. With over 600 inventions and 90,000 visitors, in 2014 the Rome Maker Faire established itself as the largest in the world after the American “Area Bay” and “New York” events.
An annual appointment dedicated to contemporary music, new sonorities and advanced experimental research, with particular focus on the newest generational trends. A constantly evolving festival with the mission of valorising and encouraging both emerging talents and established talents, and the most interesting international projects.
This is the first Italian fair dedicated exclusively to independent publishing. Every year, in December, roughly 500 publishers from all over Italy present their new publications and their catalogue to the public. Five days and over 650 events in a magnificent setting: La Nuvola, a new Roman congress centre, designed by the archistar Massimiliano Fuksas.
An international festival of comics, animation and games, in which every year the most important sector companies in Italy participate. Conferences, round tables, free lessons and meetings with authors, to explore the state of Italian and international comics.
Map your interest
Discover IED locations and all the places of creativity, fashion and culture in Rome
- Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
- Palazzo Massimo
- Terme di Diocleziano
- Palazzo Altemps
- Musei Capitolini
- Museo MACRO
- Cimitero Acattolico
- Giardino degli Aranci
- Teatro dell'Opera
- Galleria Borghese
- Città dell'Altra Economia
- Musei Vaticani
- Centrale Montemartini
- Auditorium Parco della Musica
- Ara Pacis
- Palazzo delle Esposizioni
- Scuderie del Quirinale
- Casa del Sole
- Centro Congressi Roma La Nuvola
- MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
- Ghetto Ebraico
- Villa Ada
- San Lorenzo
- Teatro India
- Casa del Cinema