IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence

Introduction

Florence boasts one of the world most important artistic and cultural heritage, but it is also a city with a long history in Italian design.

It is located at the heart of a region home to major manufacturing excellence that has given Florence an enviable international reputation in fields ranging from fashion and artistic craftsmanship to design and technological innovation.

In such incomparable place for those who wish to pursue contemporary art and innovation, IED focuses on methods for enhancing the benefits of intertwining local expertise with all the different cultures encountered.

The virtuous relationship between high quality artistic craftsmanship and industry is a traditional feature of the quality of production in Florence and its surrounding.

IED Florence represents this special relationship that, when applied to training, translates into blending all these skills– both old and contemporary– which are at the basis of new professions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

Course: Fashion Styling - Spring Semester

Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2019 Italy Florence

The Fashion Styling course provides students with the skills and tools to interpret trends and values in the fashion manufacturing supply chain. The program focuses on developing strategies of fashion styling and fashion communication in order to transfer the intangible values of the artifact to the contemporary global market. The Fashion Stylist must be able to critically analyze and develop the key content to be communicated, that includes the selection of appropriate media and creation of both print and digital promotional campaigns. Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, the IED Firenze Fashion Communication program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA.com. LUISAVIAROMA of Florence, is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers. Professional profile - The Fashion Stylist plays an important role in fashion publications for both print and digital formats as well as in industry-related marketing and press offices. This profession includes such positions as Visual Merchandiser, Trend Forecaster, Fashion Event Planner, Fashion Blogger and Social Media Manager in the fashion and fashion-related industries. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Fashion Styling course provides students with the skills and tools to interpret trends and values in the fashion manufacturing supply chain. The program focuses on developing strategies of fashion styling and fashion communication in order to transfer the intangible values of the artifact to the contemporary global market. The Fashion Stylist must be able to critically analyze and develop the key content to be communicated, that includes the selection of appropriate media and creation of both print and digital promotional campaigns.

Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, the IED Firenze Fashion Communication program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA.com. LUISAVIAROMA of Florence, is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers.... [-]


Course in Fashion Communication - Spring Semester

Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2019 Italy Florence

The Fashion Communication semester program offered by IED Florence is a unique, focused and practical introduction to the fashion industry and the central role of communication. This theme is developed through the courses offered, the companies chosen for collaborations and the project that concludes the semester. The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders. Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, the IED Firenze Fashion Communication program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA. LUISAVIAROMA of Florence, is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Fashion Communication semester program offered by IED Florence is a unique, focused and practical introduction to the fashion industry and the central role of communication. This theme is developed through the courses offered, the companies chosen for collaborations and the project that concludes the semester.

The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders.

Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, the IED Firenze Fashion Communication program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA.... [-]


Course in Fashion Marketing - Fall Semester

Campus Full time 15 weeks September 2019 Italy Florence

The Fashion Marketing semester program at IED Florence is a unique, focused and practical introduction to the fashion industry and the central role of marketing. This theme is developed through the courses offered, the companies chosen for collaborations and the project that concludes the semester. The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders. Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, IED Florence Fashion Marketing semester program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA. LUISAVIAROMA ( Florence ) is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Fashion Marketing semester program at IED Florence is a unique, focused and practical introduction to the fashion industry and the central role of marketing. This theme is developed through the courses offered, the companies chosen for collaborations and the project that concludes the semester.

The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders.

Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, IED Florence Fashion Marketing semester program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA. LUISAVIAROMA ( Florence ) is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers.... [-]


Course in Fashion New Media - Fall Semester

Campus Full time 15 weeks September 2019 Italy Florence

The Fashion New Media Semester Course focuses on a strategic aspect of the fashion system. The education process aims at creating and manage integrated visual and communication strategies, structuring connections with other professional figures, creating strategic communication projects through new media. Nowadays the fashion business is presenting some disruptive changes in digital and the new media direction, such as emerging areas of e-commerce and fashion blogging. Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, IED Florence Fashion New Media semester program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA.com. LUISAVIAROMA ( Florence ) is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers. Professional Profile - The semester course in Fashion New Media prepares students to acquire new skills for career development in fashion companies, press offices or in Italian or foreign media agencies. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Fashion New Media Semester Course focuses on a strategic aspect of the fashion system. The education process aims at creating and manage integrated visual and communication strategies, structuring connections with other professional figures, creating strategic communication projects through new media. Nowadays the fashion business is presenting some disruptive changes in digital and the new media direction, such as emerging areas of e-commerce and fashion blogging.

Central to this didactic philosophy of involving professionals and industry, IED Florence Fashion New Media semester program has partnered with LUISAVIAROMA.com. LUISAVIAROMA ( Florence ) is a premier e-Commerce luxury clothing retailer of the world’s most important designers.... [-]


Fashion Communication and Marketing - Academic Year - Spring Intake

Campus Full time 30 weeks February 2019 Italy Florence

The Fashion Communication and Marketing – Spring Intake focuses on two of the main factors that determine whether brands that compete in the fashion system will be successful or not. It aims at training professionals to create and manage integrated promotion strategies, to monitor advertising campaigns, maintain relations with the media and other professional figures working in the field, and organise events and runway shows. The course is held in partnership with LUISAVIAROMA, one of the best Italian e-commerce websites for luxury fashion world wide. Florence is the focal point of the Italian renaissance and home to an incredible cultural, artistic and architectural patrimony. These proud traditions are still part of the economic and creative fabric and are a fundamental component of the curriculum. This is why Florence offers, more than other art cities, a unique inspirational patrimony of artistic and cultural heritage that serves as the backdrop to the Academic Year program. Special Projects - Within the last editions of the Academic Year programs collaborations have included companies such as: LUISAVIAROMA, Fendi, Guess Europe, Emilio Pucci, Emilio Cavallini, Gold, Targetti, Elisabetta Franchi, Calvin Klein underwear, Versace, The Mall, I Gigli and many others. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Fashion Communication and Marketing – Spring Intake focuses on two of the main factors that determine whether brands that compete in the fashion system will be successful or not. It aims at training professionals to create and manage integrated promotion strategies, to monitor advertising campaigns, maintain relations with the media and other professional figures working in the field, and organise events and runway shows. The course is held in partnership with LUISAVIAROMA, one of the best Italian e-commerce websites for luxury fashion world wide.

Florence is the focal point of the Italian renaissance and home to an incredible cultural, artistic and architectural patrimony. These proud traditions are still part of the economic and creative fabric and are a fundamental component of the curriculum. This is why Florence offers, more than other art cities, a unique inspirational patrimony of artistic and cultural heritage that serves as the backdrop to the Academic Year program.... [-]


Fashion Marketing and Communication - Academic Year - Fall Intake

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2019 Italy Florence

The Fashion Communication and Marketing – Fall Intake focuses on two of the main factors that determine whether brands that compete in the fashion system will be successful or not. It aims at training professionals to create and manage integrated promotion strategies, to monitor advertising campaigns, maintain relations with the media and other professional figures working in the field, and organise events and runway shows. The course is held in partnership with LUISAVIAROMA, one of the best Italian e-commerce websites for luxury fashion world wide. Florence is the focal point of the Italian renaissance and home to an incredible cultural, artistic and architectural patrimony. These proud traditions are still part of the economic and creative fabric and are a fundamental component of the curriculum. This is why Florence offers, more than other art cities, a unique inspirational patrimony of artistic and cultural heritage that serves as the backdrop to the Academic Year program. Special Projects - Within the last editions of the Academic Year programs collaborations have included companies such as: LUISAVIAROMA, Fendi, Guess Europe, Emilio Pucci, Emilio Cavallini, Gold, Targetti, Elisabetta Franchi, Calvin Klein underwear, Versace, The Mall, I Gigli and many others. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Fashion Communication and Marketing – Fall Intake focuses on two of the main factors that determine whether brands that compete in the fashion system will be successful or not. It aims at training professionals to create and manage integrated promotion strategies, to monitor advertising campaigns, maintain relations with the media and other professional figures working in the field, and organise events and runway shows. The course is held in partnership with LUISAVIAROMA, one of the best Italian e-commerce websites for luxury fashion world wide.

Florence is the focal point of the Italian renaissance and home to an incredible cultural, artistic and architectural patrimony. These proud traditions are still part of the economic and creative fabric and are a fundamental component of the curriculum. This is why Florence offers, more than other art cities, a unique inspirational patrimony of artistic and cultural heritage that serves as the backdrop to the Academic Year program.... [-]


Summer courses

Summer Course in Advanced Graphic Design

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Florence

Nowadays the Graphic Designer figure needs to be particularly dynamic, being not only an expert in visual languages, but also a specialist of communication strategies. With the developing of the digital technology, graphic design has become pleasantly intricate and exciting. Every day new communication tools make the professional figure more interactive and engaging. Dynamic images, GIF, viral videos and sounds are becoming trends inside of interactive works. The Graphic Designer is capable of interacting with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility.For this reason he has to deal with new technologies and always be up-dated on latest digital tools, in order to anticipate the times and offer innovative solutions to the market. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Nowadays the Graphic Designer figure needs to be particularly dynamic, being not only an expert in visual languages, but also a specialist of communication strategies. With the developing of the digital technology, graphic design has become pleasantly intricate and exciting. Every day new communication tools make the professional figure more interactive and engaging.

Dynamic images, GIF, viral videos and sounds are becoming trends inside of interactive works. The Graphic Designer is capable of interacting with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility.For this reason he has to deal with new technologies and always be up-dated on latest digital tools, in order to anticipate the times and offer innovative solutions to the market.... [-]


Summer Course in Design - Made in Italy

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Florence

This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in product design, understanding the quality of Made in Italy products, especially in craftsmanship-based Italian SMEs. During the course students will have the chance to explore and learn more about Florence as a historical city of design and fashion that has reinvented itself over the centuries and that in an age of globalization has a relevant role in the world of design, merging high-end craftsmanship and innovation processes. Students will comprehend industrial and manufacturing design processes, they will learn how to merge cultural and historical factors with product and brand communication elements in order to develop - innovation based - design projects. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in product design, understanding the quality of Made in Italy products, especially in craftsmanship-based Italian SMEs. During the course students will have the chance to explore and learn more about Florence as a historical city of design and fashion that has reinvented itself over the centuries and that in an age of globalization has a relevant role in the world of design, merging high-end craftsmanship and innovation processes.

Students will comprehend industrial and manufacturing design processes, they will learn how to merge cultural and historical factors with product and brand communication elements in order to develop - innovation based - design projects.... [-]


Summer Course in Fashion Events and PR

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Florence

This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in developing and producing successful events specifically for the fashion industry. Students learn how to merge the use of public relation strategies, fashion communication and event planning in order to stage an actual fashion event as their final project for a partner company. This course affords students to explore and learn more about Florence as a historical city of design and fashion that has reinvented itself over the centuries and that in an age of globalization has acquired a relevant role in the world of haute couture/fashion. Students are expected to work outside of class in small groups and individually both for regular assignments as well as the final project. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in developing and producing successful events specifically for the fashion industry. Students learn how to merge the use of public relation strategies, fashion communication and event planning in order to stage an actual fashion event as their final project for a partner company.

This course affords students to explore and learn more about Florence as a historical city of design and fashion that has reinvented itself over the centuries and that in an age of globalization has acquired a relevant role in the world of haute couture/fashion.

Students are expected to work outside of class in small groups and individually both for regular assignments as well as the final project.... [-]


Summer Course in Graphic Design and Portfolio

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Florence

The course in Graphic Design and Portfolio offers students the possibility to challenge themselves with a creative program that combines traditional lectures and project work to approach the basic tools and techniques of graphic and visual design. Through lectures, case studies, labs and site visits, students will enhance their theoretical knowledge and technical skills, in order to complete a creative portfolio, developed during the program. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The course in Graphic Design and Portfolio offers students the possibility to challenge themselves with a creative program that combines traditional lectures and project work to approach the basic tools and techniques of graphic and visual design.

Through lectures, case studies, labs and site visits, students will enhance their theoretical knowledge and technical skills, in order to complete a creative portfolio, developed during the program.

Schedule: This course meets from Monday to Friday on a full time basis (morning and afternoon) the course has a duration of 75 hours spread over 3 weeks.

Target : This is an introductory course and no previous studies within the field are required. However we suggest students to familiarize themselves with the major themes that will be presented.... [-]


Summer Course in Visual Design and Lateral Thinking ( Winter Edition )

Campus Full time 3 weeks January 2019 Italy Florence

Visual Design and Lateral Thinking takes a multi-disciplinary approach to incorporating theoretical and practical skills necessary for a solid foundation, with the objective of the creation of different projects through the use of several techniques. Students will use the cultural and architectural heritage of Florence of the past and present as their inspiration to utilize and transform their experience and ideas into a unique work. This is an Advanced course, participants should have a basic foundation in the main components of the courses, a background in the use of the main graphic software and should be motivated to work independently and under deadlines. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups. Structure and methodology - During the program students will acquire the historical and modern fundamentals of Italian graphic design and how it could be applied to a project of Visual Branding. Through specific laboratories participants will learn to refine the skills in the Adobe Suite, how to screen-write and produce a video for the web and acquire the skills necessary for the use of the equipment for hand-crafting. Moreover through manual and artisan-craft techniques, students will learn how to develop their personal coordinate image. Experienced faculties are actively involved in course development which ensures that students are in touch with current thinking and the latest developments and relevant technologies. The regular activities such as visits to museums, theaters and other places full of interest ensure that students are kept abreast of the changing dynamics of industry demands and requirements. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Visual Design and Lateral Thinking takes a multi-disciplinary approach to incorporating theoretical and practical skills necessary for a solid foundation, with the objective of the creation of different projects through the use of several techniques.

Students will use the cultural and architectural heritage of Florence of the past and present as their inspiration to utilize and transform their experience and ideas into a unique work.

This is an Advanced course, participants should have a basic foundation in the main components of the courses, a background in the use of the main graphic software and should be motivated to work independently and under deadlines. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups.... [-]


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Contact

Istituto Europeo di Design

Address Via M. Bufalini 6/r
50122 Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Website http://www.ied.it/firenze/home
Phone +39 055 29821