Istituto Europeo di Design
We are an international Group with a proudly local outlook and 12 campuses in 3 countries, Italy, Spain and Brazil.
Why study at IED
We are the largest Higher Education Network in the creative field to have maintained a global outlook and a deeply Italian cultural matrix, since 1966. Our educational experience has changed over time but continues to be based on a simple and effective model: we combine theory with practice and knowledge brought into the classroom by professionals from the world of work. We teach our students to be one step ahead, in the present.
We are an inclusive, transdisciplinary school that uses design as a universal language for change.
Programs and Courses
As evidence of our vocation for innovation and development, we offer a complete range of courses, always in step with the times and based on the culture of the project.
UNDERGRADUATE --> Three Years Diploma, Four Years Diploma, Semester & Academic Year, Vocational Courses
POSTGRADUATE --> Master Programs, Master of Arts (2 years), Other Postgraduate Courses
LIFELONG LEARNING --> Specialisation Courses, Summer Courses
Campus and cities
To shape a new kind of school for the creative professions of design, fashion, visual arts and communication. That vision became the Istituto Europeo di Design.
Our story began in Milan and continued in the 1970s and 1980s with the opening of new campuses in Italy: in 1973 in Rome, in 1984 in Cagliari and in 1989 in Turin.
The 1990s saw the beginning of development in Spain, with the opening of the campuses in Madrid in 1994, followed by Barcelona in 2002.
The Group also expanded overseas, with the opening of its first campus in Brazil, in São Paulo in 2005, and again in Italy with the opening of campuses in Florence in 2009 and the acquisition of the Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts in Como, also in 2009.
In 2014, we strengthened the Group's presence in Brazil with the redevelopment of the Cassino da Urca and the establishment of the Rio de Janeiro campus; in 2020, in Spain, we acquired the Centro Superior de Diseño Kunsthal in Bilbao.
When the founder passed away in 2017, the Francesco Morelli Foundation (FFM) became his universal heir and owner of the IED Group. The mission of the FFM is the development of culture and education in design, the arts and innovation for young people and global society.
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