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.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Courses

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 de ... [+]

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.... [-]

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February 2020
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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 communi ... [+]

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.... [-]

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February 2020
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4 months
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The Fashion Design: Design your Capsule Collection enables students to experiment with the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, ... [+]

This course is held in the English language

The Fashion Design: Design your Capsule Collection enables students to experiment with the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, trade fairs, and possible seminars with industry professionals.

Florence, with a centuries-old tradition in the world of fashion and its manufacturing excellence, has an enviable international reputation in fields ranging from fashion and artistic craftsmanship to design and technological innovation. In such an incomparable place, students will observe and analyze current creative realities and trends.

Target

This course is intended for motivated students interested in learning the fundamentals of fashion design and have no prior knowledge or experience in the discipline. This is an introductory course, no previous studies within the field are required.... [-]

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July 2020
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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 the ... [+]

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.... [-]

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The Spring semester in Furniture design offers an insight into the Italian furnishing design culture, with a direct perspective on the manufacturing and design management ... [+]

The Spring semester in Furniture design offers an insight into the Italian furnishing design culture, with a direct perspective on the manufacturing and design management process within the product supply chain. The course offers an overview of the main case histories and analyzes the cultural, morphological and technical factors that generated the success of the Italian furniture design, highlighting the key quality factors in manufacturing. Under the guidance of our professional teachers, you experiment with ideation, learn how to take your concepts forward and acquire the practical and technical skills to test, model and present your designs professionally.

Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday, morning and/or afternoon.... [-]

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March 2020
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17 weeks
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence

The program offers a design perspective on interior spaces and interior decoration in different business contexts, taking into consideration the customer needs and behavi ... [+]

The program offers a design perspective on interior spaces and interior decoration in different business contexts, taking into consideration customer needs and behaviors. The user’s scenario studies allow you to understand the relations between contemporary lifestyles and design values, highlighting the new trends in the field.The education path aims at shaping an individual design sensitivity, the construction of a personal expressive language and the acquisition of a multidisciplinary culture that combines theoretical and practical aspects.

Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.

Level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate program designed for students with at least one year of academic background or professional experience in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Architecture. Applicants have to master representation techniques such as drawing, sketching and rendering, and visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication.... [-]

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Through the Spring Semester Introduction to Design, you experience the design methodology, learning to design interior spaces for residential use, starting from the analy ... [+]

Interior design is the practice of space planning and designing interior spaces in homes and buildings. It involves creating floor plans, furniture layouts, and designing the look and feel of a space. The interior design also includes the specification of furniture, fixtures, and finishes, and coordinating their installation.

Through the Spring Semester Introduction to Design, you experience the design methodology, learning to design interior spaces for residential use, starting from the analysis of domestic spaces and development of the initial concept, to the 2D view and up to the realization of models so to define the idea and check its validity.

Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.... [-]

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March 2020
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 successf ... [+]

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 organize events and runway shows. The course is held in partnership with LUISAVIAROMA, one of the best Italian e-commerce websites for luxury fashion worldwide.

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.... [-]

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The Academic Year in Interior and Furniture Design trains the Designer specialized in furniture able both to create and manage the whole design process of a project focus ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Interior Design is more than just aesthetics. It's about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety and well being of occupants and enhancing their quality of life.

Following a systematic and coordinated methodology including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, interior design is a multi-faceted profession whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to create an interior space that fulfills the project goals.

The Academic Year in Interior and Furniture Design trains the Designer specialized in furniture able both to create and manage the whole design process of a project focused on space organization and interior decoration. The education path works on shaping the individual’s design sensitivity, the construction of a personal expressive language, the acquisition of a multidisciplinary culture that combines theoretical and practical aspects.... [-]

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Summer courses

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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. Wit ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN THE 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 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 updated on the latest digital tools, in order to anticipate the times and offer innovative solutions to the market.... [-]

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July 2020
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3 weeks
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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-ba ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN THE 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.... [-]

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July 2020
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3 weeks
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence

This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in developing and producing successful events specifically for the fashion industry. Students learn ho ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN THE 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 individuals both for regular assignments as well as the final project.... [-]

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July 2020
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3 weeks
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN THE 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 familiarize themselves with the major themes that will be presented.... [-]

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July 2020
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3 weeks
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IED Florence campus

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Istituto Europeo di Design
Address
Via M. Bufalini 6/r
50122 Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Phone
+39 055 29821