IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

Introduction

The cradle of design and industry.

At the heart of a metropolitan area that bears comparison with London and New York, Milan is for the whole world a synonym for art, industry, finance, design and fashion.

Artists of the calibre of Leonardo and Bramante worked in Milan, and four centuries later, Marinetti and Boccioni, founders of the Futurist Movement.

More recently, celebrated architects and designers, such as the Castiglioni brothers, Magistretti and Zanuso, and fashion designers like Armani and Versace, to name just a few, made Milan the world centre of fashion and design.

Art, science, industry and finance are the cultures at the root of this city pragmatism and of its creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

It is no coincidence that our school was born in Milan, drawing the inspiration for its teaching methods from the know-how, the thinking and the innovation so typical of Milan hinterland and its history.

Designing both goods and services for industry and with industry is the vocation of IED Milan, where design in all its ramifications is taught and practised.

For years, our students have been distinguishing themselves professionally, nourishing both the Made in Italy phenomenon and production in their countries of origin with their creativity and competence.

IED owes its establishment in 1966 to the intuition of its President Francesco Morelli. Through time, it has become a 100% Made in Italy international network of excellence, operating in the fields of training and research, in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management.

Above all, IED is an evolving educational system with capability and dedication to reinventing itself on a daily basis. Its mission is widespread and clear: to offer young creatives a thorough training – both theoretical and practical – and hand them the ‘Design Knowledge and Mindset’ that will accompany them throughout their lives.

IED is far more than a school: thanks to its unwavering commitment to innovation, it is the melting pot where new generations of professionalism are constantly unfolded.

IED is a powerhouse of ideas that develop creativity through its range of:

  • undergraduate courses
  • masters courses
  • advanced training courses
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

View Summer courses » View courses » View BAs » View Masters »

Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

Course in Interior Design - Academic year - Fall intake

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2018 Italy Milan

The Interior Design Academic Year offers studebts an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept. [+]

The Interior Design Academic Year offers students an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept. The program enables students to experiment and master the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, portfolio building, project work, visits to firms, trade fairs and industrial events and seminars with industry professionals. The program emphasizes innovation, tradition, and systems. Schedule: Lessons run from Monday till Friday full-time Target: This course is intended for motivated students and professionals interested in understanding the Italian design system and in learning the fundamentals of Interior design. Structure and Methodology: The Academic Year is structured around the major international trade shows in Italy, including Architect@work, SAIE ( International Building Exhibition ) in Bologna, Salone del Mobile furniture show and the Design Week that follows, Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. The Interior Design - Academic Year program is composed of two semesters: Interior and Spatial Design - Fall Semester (September to December) and Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester (February to May). Interior and Spatial Design – Fall Semester enables participants to acquire the basic knowledge and skills used in the field of interior design. Together with lectures and workshop, students will have the chance to visit the main international fairs in Italy focused on architecture, interior design, materials and finishings like MADE (Architecture and Building Show) and Architecture@work in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna. Thanks to... [-]


Interior and Spatial design - Fall Semester

Campus Full time 15 weeks September 2018 Italy Milan

The Fall Interior and Spatial Design Fall semester enables participants to acquire the basic knowledge and skills used in the field of interior design. [+]

The Fall Interior and Spatial Design Fall semester enable participants to acquire the basic knowledge and skills used in the field of interior design. The course is a synergy between lectures, workshop and visits to the main international fairs in Italy focused on architecture, interior design, materials and finishings like MADE (Architecture and Building Show) and Architecture@work in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna. Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday on a full-time basis. Level and prerequisites: This course is intended for motivated students interested in learning the fundamentals of Interior design and are interested in pursuing further study or a career in the design industry. The initial focus of the program is to allow students to acquire the basic skills connected with drawing techniques and software to represent an interior design project. At the same time they learn the design process and acquire the basic knowledge of the materials to be used to characterize a space. Thanks to the skills students will acquire they during the course, they will be able to develop design projects connected with different design fields: residential, exhibit and food. Through the visits to the main trade shows students will have the chance to learn more about traditional and innovative materials and finishings and to have an overall look to the new trends and equipments. During the workshops participants will work on projects taking in consideration three main elements: the space at disposal, the brand and its image and values, the... [-]


Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester

Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2018 Italy Milan

The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. [+]

The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.

Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience.

Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday, full time

Target: This course is intended for motivated students and professionals interested in understanding the Italian design system and the trends research methods. A basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator commands is requested.... [-]


Summer courses

Summer Course in Fashion Design: Design your Capsule Collection

Campus Full time 3 weeks October 2018 Italy Milan

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

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

Milan, the capital of Italian design, will serve as classroom to observe and analyze current creative and commercial 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.

Methodology and structure - This course introduces the multifaceted industry that is fashion design. Students will cover a wide range of subjects such as fashion history, trend research and techniques while developing skills such as drawing, patternmaking and tailoring techniques in order to complete a capsule collection as their final course project. ... [-]


Summer Course in Fashion Marketing

Campus Full time 3 weeks October 2018 Italy Milan

The course objective is to provide students with an overview of fashion marketing. During the three-week course, students will have the possibility to understand the creative process in order to strengthen specific projects through the development of a communication strategy.

[+]

The course objective is to provide students with an overview of fashion marketing. During the three-weeks course, students will have the possibility to understand the creative process in order to strengthen specific projects through the development of a communication strategy. The aim of this program is to help students to increase the technical knowledge in terms of Fashion Marketing, in order to be able to interpret the macroeconomic scenarios, the main strength and the market monitoring and segmentation. Target - The course is aimed at young students or professionals from other fields and who are interested in the field of fashion marketing and have no prior knowledge or experience in the discipline. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups. Methodology and structure - The course is an overview of marketing, management and merchandising for the retail fashion industry with an emphasis on the Italian experience. Students will focus on marketing, design and merchandising in a seminar-based course with industry professionals lecturing and sharing their experience in their specific area of expertise. Traditional methodologies and techniques such as brand analysis and management, trend research, as well as distribution, advertising and merchandising will be covered in depth and complemented by visits to showrooms and retail spaces. Students will also complete personal projects on-site in different areas of Milan in order to prepare themselves for their final project and presentation. This program will allow students to understand the creative process in order to carry out specific project... [-]


Summer Course in Interior and Showroom Design

Campus Full time 3 weeks October 2018 Italy Milan

The course introduces the Italian design industry and current trends in interior design to enable students to develop the skills necessary to produce layouts for high-level showrooms and shops with an essential expressive value. [+]

The course introduces the Italian design industry and current trends in interior design to enable students to develop the skills necessary to produce layouts for high-level showrooms and shops with an essential expressive value.

Target - The course is designed for qualified applicants, such as students who are attending the final years of University studies in Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Design, or newly graduated, and young professionals interested in enriching their personal knowledge and understanding of the field. Applicants need to have mastered representation technique skills such as drawing, sketching and rendering visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication skills. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups.... [-]


Summer Course in Letterpress Printing & Calligraphy

Campus Full time 3 weeks October 2018 Italy Milan

Before desktop publishing, and more, in general, the diffusion of electronic instruments, production, and duplication of written texts was strictly connected to calligraphic practice and movable types.

[+]

Before desktop publishing, and more in general the diffusion of electronic instruments, production and duplication of written texts was strictly connected to calligraphic practice and movable types.

These activities, considered obsolete in a phase of big enthusiasm for technology, are now coming again in the spotlight, due to an increasing number of estimators that includes both the last users of communication materials and the companies, which are always more often considering manual skills and handicraft as a big value and a valid instrument to enhance their brand.

Target : This program is design for students or graduates in disciplines related to the creative fields: visual arts, design, fashion, architecture, communication, and which are fond of calligraphy and printing.... [-]


Videos

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

MOSTRA FOTOGRAFICA BOLLYWOOD FUORI E DENTRO AL SET IED TORINO

AMALIA - How it works (IED Milano) in collaboration with Swarovski Elements

Contact

IED Moda

Address IED Design / Visual Communication / Management e Comunicazione via A. Sciesa, 4
20135 Milan, Italy
Website http://www.ied.it/
Phone +39 02 583361

Address IED Fashion Via Pompeo Leoni, 3
20141 Milan, Italy

Address IED Master Via Bezzecca, 5
20135 Milan, Italy