School of Visual Arts
We live in a world where images and sounds pervade our existence, they are the main vehicle of messages, ideas, values and meanings in very different fields and contexts such as the various industrial productions, fashion, design, advertising but also culture, politics and society
Moving with professionalism and competence in this field means possessing an eclectic and transversal culture, based on an in-depth knowledge of the socio-cultural context and of the new technologies that continuously modify the role of images and sounds in communication.
Never before has technology - and our relationship with the digital world - changed society during this historical moment which is defined by many as phygital by the union of physical and digital. Words like Metaverse or Artificial Intelligence have entered the daily lexicon even without fully knowing their meaning or potential.
The explosion of digital services and products have increased the role of the interfaces that millions of users use every day. The metaverse and virtual and augmented reality technologies have created new immersive entertainment codes that also find a connection with art, music or fashion.
Highly interactive and multisensory environments - in the real or virtual world -where programmers, producers, modelers, animators, technicians, testers, marketing specialists create stories, characters, rules, objectives, levels or challenges to trigger relationships between objects and users. A multidisciplinary work that often requires participants to master several aspects and disciplines of creativity.
Working today with graphics, illustration, animation, photography, cinema, video, sound, or new media for advertising is therefore highly challenging because each of these areas requires contamination with new visual languages and never-ending experimentation.
The IED School of Visual Arts is the creative laboratory where you can learn the tools, linguistic and expressive registers, new technologies and methods necessary to develop a visual communication project. In fact, there are not only techniques to improve dexterity or the ability to use software but a methodology exists to understand the coherence between form and identity or the communication of a sign that will later become a symbol.
The constant updating of the technologies available to students make it a research laboratory in which to experiment and develop creativity both in relation to contents and in relation to languages. A place to be trained and qualified to enter the job market of today and tomorrow.
Have a look at our projects
In this section you can find all the projects developed by and with our students.
Welcome to our visual arts fest!
Our students explore new communication languages throughout visual arts every year; from ground breaking performing arts to analogue photography, we gather visual delights in one place to blow your mind with complex narratives and outstanding aesthetics.
IED Barcelona to be present at Saló de l’Ensenyament
From 13 to 17 March, visitors to this event dedicated to educational guidance will be able to learn about the school’s range of design courses at stand D-453 in Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc premises.
The Barcelona of Design and Architecture
IED Barcelona hosted this roundtable discussion organised by Barcelona Global, in which Andrea Marchesi, IED director, Isabel Roig, CEO of BCD, and Lucia Millet, co-founder of Cierto Estudio, discussed the global challenges for the city’s future from the perspective of creativity and design.
IED Barcelona hosts International Poster Design Exhibition
The show forms part of the International Fine Arts, Printing and Sustainability Conference 2024 organised by the Graphic Design department of Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, of which IED was the main Academic Sponsor.
Tribute to last great poster designer of Spanish cinema
Third-year Graphic Design and Motion Graphics and Video students from IED Barcelona designed a pop-up exhibition in tribute to Macario Gómez in Nau Bostik, in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya and his family.
IED at LINEAPELLE 103
IED Firenze continues its collaboration with LINEAPELLE, the international leather industry exhibition, participating in the 103rd edition scheduled from February 20 to 22 at Fiera Milano Rho.
New international mentors for the Undergraduate courses at IED Firenze
Take a look at our new international mentors who are leaders in their fields leading students into a new era: their role will be to assist students in understanding, addressing, and resolving the challenges of an industry that is constantly evolving.
We played Design
From 5 to 9 February, IED Barcelona held a new edition of its Multidisciplinary Workshop Week – We Play Design, featuring 23 workshops dedicated to experimenting with the concept of play in the field of design.
Rino Mastrotto group focuses on IED creative talents
The leading manufacturer of leather and luxury fabrics will provide materials and know-how for students of Fashion, Automotive, and Interior Design courses at the Italian IED seats.
IED Barcelona celebrates ten years at Llum BCN with “Luminent”
Devised by students from Product Design, Interior Design, Motion Graphics & Video, and Business Design, the installation, which can be seen from 2 to 4 February, pays homage to the essence of Barcelona’s Poblenou neighbourhood by combining light and bubbles.