IED is an international education network with a 100% Italian DNA, spreading culture and innovation since 1966 in the fields of design, fashion, visual arts, communication and management. With 7 branches in Italy, 3 in Spain and 2 in Brazil, IED makes the most out of each location’s peculiarities and allows the blending of different experiences, people, and cultures. IED forms a truly unique network mixing the local culture with an international environment. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds and companies come together, in a daily cooperation with students, boosting a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. The result is a flourishing of cutting-edge projects and visions, and the developing of a personal ‘Design Knowledge and Mindset’ leading students throughout their lives.
IED in numbers
+100 Undergraduate courses
+300 Master courses and Continuous Training courses
+170 Academic partnerships
+ 100 Nationalities
Learning to learn
IED network boasts more than 1900 lecturers: successful professionals providing clear theory classes and practical project work based on their perspective and work experience. Classes welcome up to 25 students.
Learning by doing
“Learning by doing” philosophy is an absolute must. Participation to numerous laboratory activities and special projects with companies along with regular lessons attendance.
Learning with companies
Curricular and extra-curricular activities involving projects commissioned by public institutions,private companies, agencies and manufacturers.
Learning to participate and compete
Learning to work in a team is essential to creative professionals whether they design objects, garments, campaigns, strategies or complex services. IED methodology includes numerous group projects and competitions to develop these soft skills.
Learning to communicate and build connections
A good designer is able to listen to and understand different perspectives. Through workshops and special projects with external companies and institutions IED students – from different areas – work together to gain professional experience.
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Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Cagliari, Como, Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.