One Year Course in Photography and Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Program Description

One Year Course in Photography and Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid


In the One Year Course in Photography and Design, directed by the DEAR projects studio, students will learn how to understand and create photography and design projects from a common foundation, complementing one discipline with the other and constituting an indivisible whole, from which to work, look and build.

During the year, through an intensive online/attendance-based format, the student will acquire the necessary theoretical-practical knowledge for the generation and expression of ideas and concepts through photography and design, understanding the way these disciplines can be used to develop a solid visual communication project.

Job opportunities: Art management, creative management, graphic editing, photography, publishing, advertising photography, creative brand strategy, curating.

Design and photography are part and parcel of current reality. In the One Year Photography and Design Course the student learns how to create projects from a conceptual and practical base common to both disciplines; a question of choice, position, destination and importance.

The course in Photography and Design, will have an open, contemporary and dynamic structure. At the end of the course, the student will know about the main techniques, processes and styles of photography and contemporary design, as well as their application in different spheres of visual communication.

The One Year semi-attendance based courses are aimed towards the rapid professionalization of the student. A team of active professionals, leading experts in this field today, will provide students with a clear view of the industry and will help them discover the best ways to understand and tackle one of the disciplines with the best prospects in the sphere of visual production.

The One Year Course in Photography and Design consists of 60 IED* credits, structured in the following way:

An attendance-based module(384 hours and 48 IED* credits), whose purpose is to develop in our installations, along with outstanding professionals, the keys of the didactic programme combining study, research and the production of projects.

An online and distance module(12 IED* credits), which can be accessed through the e-learning platform of the IED Madrid Campus, which includes the studying of subjects that complement the attendance-based module and the production of the final project.

The IED credit is the internal quantifying and didactic validation system of the IED Madrid. Each credit reflects the load of online or attendance-based classes, seminars, study sessions and the carrying out of assessment exams. Each IED credit is equivalent to 8 teaching hours for attendance-based modules. For the online modules they reflect a workload of between 16 and 20 hours.


Attendance-based and online modules from January until July.

Presentation of the final online project: October.

Attendance-based module timetable: Monday to Thursday, from 18:00 to 22:00 h.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish (Spain)

Last updated July 12, 2016
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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Spain Madrid
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