The Total Design One Year Course takes a tour of the main disciplines of design and communication. It is a foundation that is aimed at people who want to start their studies in the areas of product design, interior design, graphic design and fashion design. Through the year, all artistic, visual, conceptual, technical and projectual facets are covered through workshops, dealing with all the core subjects needed for the professional practice of design and project culture.

The course has a theoretical and practical structure, so that, around a projectual core, revolve the other key subjects for creative work. This methodology allows for applied learning and learning by designing, the DNA of our Total Designers.

In addition, each workshop on each of the design disciplines is managed by working professionals, leading our students through the different creative processes associated with a product in a very realistic way, with the collaboration of real companies.

The Total Design One Year Course is taught in both English and Spanish

The IED Madrid is a space for training, research and innovation where students work on creative and multidisciplinary projects, forming part of teams at companies. The academic year culminates with a project in the form of a competition. In this case, it will be for the firm Tetra Pak and Glenfiddich. In previous editions, students have worked with companies such as MUJI, HOSS Intropia, Skunkfunk, VANS, Hendricks, Alvarno, Baruc Corazón, and The Art Company.

Professional Opportunities

As it is a foundation course, the One Year Total Design course offers the basic fundamentals of Graphic, Fashion, Interiors and Product Design. This course will contribute knowledge to embark on the following career opportunities:

  • Collaborate with design studios in all areas: product, fashion, graphic and interior design.

  • Work in multidisciplinary design teams during the phases of ideation, communication and creation of concepts.

  • Collaborate in the product management of products, using artisanal production or self-production.

  • Be a part of a design team working on displays, visual merchandising and stage design.

  • Work with teams focusing on fashion and accessories design.

  • Collaborate with audiovisual communication and identity development studios.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Spanish (Spain)

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
1 year
13,700 EUR
Price for EU student € 13.700,00 - Price extra EU student € 14.200,00
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