Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Visual communication as a blend of technique, passion and expertise.
Publishing graphics, typesetting, brand and visual identity, user interface design are just some of the subject areas of our programmes. You will work side by side with experienced experts from the industry as you develop a full knowledge of professional tools to be used in your own projects.
Take a look at our creative lab! Here you can experiment with a whole variety of linguistic and expressive forms, learning about specific techniques and technology for developing a visual communication project.
Graphic design and visual arts professions
Working in the creative industry is about passion and curiosity for the world around us: possibilities are numerous.
IED students are now working as:
- Graphic Designer
- Art & Design Director
- Web Designer
- Motion Graphic Designer
- Data Visualizer
- Editorial Designer
- Creative Digital Designer
- Interactive Art Director
- Packaging Designer
- Typography designer
- Visual Designer
Find out more about them and their profession in the Graphic Designer profession page and Illustrator and Animation Designer profession page.
Design, street art and good news for the planet: The making of
Discover how IED Barcelona and Madrid Visual Communication students joined Alpro and the GoodNews kiosks, painting the shutters of 10 establishments to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the planet in the second edition of Good Coffee for the Planet.
FRAGILE SURFACE IEDxArtribune
Artribune commissioned IED to produce its magazine covers for the second year in a row
The artistic design talents of IED Barcelona students creates a new reflection for Cervezas Alhambra’s glass bottles
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
IED, finalist in the gaudeamusPROJECTA awards
“Timeless” by Dar Rubinstein and “Giro” by Jacobo Cobián Sánchez, alumni of IED Barcelona and IED Madrid respectively, are among the 24 projects competing for these national awards that celebrate academic excellence in final degree projects in Graphic Design.
Visual arts take to the streets
Final-year students of Graphic Design and Motion Graphics and Video from IED Barcelona presented their final projects, which highlight the power of design to capture new audiences, at Nau Bostik.
IED Monograph: Yuto Taniguchi
Yuto Taniguchi is a professor assistant of Digital Creative Course in UEDA College of Fashion (Osaka, Japan) and he is active in NFT and fashion.
Design that reaches new audiences by working collaboratively
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
IED Monograph: Talia Zoref
Forbes 30 Under 30 Talia Zoref has become known for creating Art during Fashion Weeks worldwide, meeting and sketching celebrities including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams and others.
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
IED at Dialoghi Sonori with Fragile Surfaces
MMT organises Dialoghi Sonori on 15th and 16th of June at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, on this occasion IED presents Fragile Surfaces project.
ADG Laus Awards 2023: 1 silver and 5 bronze for IED
The awards, which each year recognise the best graphic design projects in a range of categories, have recognised the talent of four students from IED Barcelona and two from IED Madrid.
International Motors celebrates 75 years of Land Rover - Defender with a futuristic exhibition in collaboration with IED.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Defender, International Motors has decided to involve students from the Master's program in Graphic Design at IED Firenze by launching a contest last month in which students designed a special livery.
IED Talent Day: an unmissable opportunity for IED Milano master's students
Inter, communication company Different, and Trident Music are scouting talents among master's students in Graphic Design and Digital Communication Strategy.
IED Barcelona celebrates the 2023 Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
Design, street art and good news for the planet
IED joins Alpro and the GoodNews kiosks to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the planet with a creative and activist action aimed at emerging graphic talent.
Government of Catalonia Institutional Graduation Ceremony
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED Barcelona participates in the 30th anniversary of Sónar+D with Slow Light
The installation, which proposes a creative response to the climate emergency, will be open to the public from 15 to 17 June in the festival’s renewed Project Area.
IED wins two bronze Awards at the 2023 Young Ones Student Awards
The World’s most prestigious award show in advertising, design and marketing for students awarded IED with two Bronze Awards in the 2023 Young Ones Student Awards
IED Barcelona, Design Partner of UPPER GRACIA
Graphic design students from the Barcelona school create the visual identity of the shops in the Upper Gràcia area.
No design, no festival!
Until 21 August, the Albert Musons Cultural Centre will showcase the exhibition of the shortlisted posters for the Festa Major de Gràcia. Among the proposals exhibited are two creations by IED Barcelona students.
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Enrolment facilitations for Master Courses and Master of Arts
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Books, roses, dragons and design
Two IED Barcelona alumni have created an augmented reality experience to celebrate the Sant Jordi festival in the Gràcia neighbourhood.
IED Design Week 2023
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
Designing to build a better world
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
The crafts and technology pairing, on tour in Catalonia
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
“Dissenyem comerç”: design that takes the plunge in the city
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
Design, light and energy needs under discussion on Italian Design Day
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
IED virtual meeting
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
The quality that enlightens
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
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
Minimum energy consumption praised at Llum BCN
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
International Scholarship Competition - Master courses
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
IED Barcelona, design partner in the Gracia neighborhood
Pasarela, the catering establishment in the Gracia neighborhood formerly known as El Molinet, has a new logo and interior design carried out by IED Barcelona.
Art meets Sustainable Fashion and Inclusive Design - Las Manuelas Art Series
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
IED Barcelona students aim to revitalise Paseo de Gracia with “Dissenyem comerç”
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
Self Branding & Design Portfolio Lecture for Fabrika in Tbilisi
You are going to take part in a practical task dedicated to all those young talents who are interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Design, and Communication.
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.
20 years of a collective dream through design
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
Three IED Theses selected for the ADI Design Index 2022
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
Different visual identities for a pilot project at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
Graduation Ceremony IED Roma
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes the Francesco Morelli Grant Award
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
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.
IED Milano Alumni in Illustrazione e Animazione | Freelance illustrator worldwide considered among the finest of his generation.
Master Tales: Master Alumni testimonials at the click of a button.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories
With the month of May restart the events of More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories,the digital conference cycle dedicated to the IED community.
A project paying homage to theatre wins “On the Rise 2022” Graphic Design award at the OFFF festival
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
A journey across world literature through the redesign of book covers
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home".
IED Amaze Project 2022
14 design, fashion, visual arts and communication creations are the protagonists of the new Amaze! app release
Talk on ‘Designing the Metaverse’ within the framework of Mobile Week Barcelona
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
‘Treequency’ gives a voice to the trees at Llum BCN 2022
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
Connecting with the mind and body through light
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
From new crafts to virtual identities
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
Student Mario De Libero among the winners of Olivetti Design Contest
Mario De Libero, a graduate of IED Firenze, is among the finalists with the font Otello Sans in the fourth Olivetti Design Contest.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
The role of the Brand Designer: Ilaria Legato
Ilaria Legato, Coordinator of the Master Course in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism, is a professional specialised in brand and communication design in the food wine and tourism sphere for clients in the Florentine Restaurants world. She is founder of I food designer created together with the Italian Food Designer Paolo Barichella, an initiative focusing on national and international food and design projects.
scholarships competition for 22/23 master courses
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
A dissertation from the ‘Illustration and Animation’ Course hits the 'quore' and takes the prize
This dissertation coming from IED Milano is entitled ‘Un Quore Sbagliato’ - A Wrong Heart, with an intentional Q spelling mistake in Italian. It is a short animated film that stood out at the latest Giuseppe Laganà Awards.
MUSA | EUROPEAN YOUNG MUSICIANS SOFT SKILLS ALLIANCE
IED is a partner of the European project of professional training aimed at the development of entrepreneurial skills and competences in young musicians who work in string quartets.
IED triumf with a double win at the ADCI Awards 2020
IED Roma and IED Milano are the undisputed protagonists in the Students category - winning first and second place respectively - at the ADCI Awards 2020, which is the most important prize for creativity in advertising communication.
A Virtual Reality project by IED represents Spain in the final round of Red Bull Basement
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
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.
Illustrious Italian personalities 'sneak' into the Consulate
IED Barcelona has been involved in the new headquarters of the Italian Consulate in Barcelona, with a graphic proposal.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Introducing XR LAB, a new space to modify reality
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
IED is involved in the urban activation of neighbourhoods and districts through design
From the Master Course in Graphic Design to the World’s Best Typography Award
Leonardo Traina selected by the Type Directors Club of New York, the leading international typography organisation