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IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design


IAAD. - Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design

According to IAAD., the design is the culture of the project, is a system capable of linking production with end users dealing with research and innovation to provide social value, cultural significance to goods and services: meaning, form, and function are the cornerstones of a conscious design.

To choose IAAD. is to choose an approach, a method and a context for growth. It is choosing to become part of a creative community that values diversity, that applies methodology and discipline and that encourages students to seek creative solutions.

Why to choose IAAD.


In a globalized world and in continuous change, in an increasingly competitive job market and with an always more diversified training offer, understanding which kind of study is in line with our students' passions and ambitions is not easy, but it's very important.


IAAD., always attentive to the changes that societies are experiencing, wants to provide its students with all the tools necessary to face the future with determination. In order to do that, on the basis of over forty years of experience and the success stories of its Alumni, IAAD. offers study paths that combine the theoretical approach with the practical one and that make synergy with the world of professions one of the core values.


Having a teaching staff, made up entirely of professionals in their sectors of reference, who interacts with fully motivated students in a horizontal relationship and continuous exchange is another of the elements that distinguish our teaching approach and which aims to enhance the uniqueness of each one.


Studying in IAAD. means to have the opportunity to get to know and interact with the job market thanks to a network of over five thousand partners who see our Institute as a strategic ally. It also means living the challenges of the present with a mindset for the future.

Historical outlines


IAAD. introduces the first Italian post-secondary course in “Automotive Bodywork Architecure,” now “Transportation Design”, the institute’s flagship program made possible through important international partnerships.

IAAD. signs an important strategic partnership with the French group AD Education, an international network in creative and design fields. The opportunity for exchanges among students from the different partner schools multiply.

IAAD.’s three-year bachelor’s programs are officially accredited by MUR (the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) as Academic Diplomas of the First Level (180 CFA). The new headquarters are inaugurated in the Aurora district, within the Lavazza headquarters, with an area of 3,000 square meters available for teaching, exhibitions, conferences and events.

IAAD. opens another location in Bologna, a city with a strong historical identity and a great hub of cultural, social and university life.

IAAD. takes on a new Managerial Director who, with the support of the AD Education group, plans to expand IAAD.’s growth to an international level while maintaining the values that led it to become one of the best design schools in Italy.

IAAD. launches new post-graduate training courses in both locations and introduces the innovative Bra-Very Bar project at the Milan Furniture Fair. IAAD.’s collaboration with Diversity Lab and Fashion Revolution opens the doors to new areas of research in which design plays a central role.

Campus Features

Welcome to IAAD.'s Turin Campus, an extraordinary hub of creativity nestled in the heart of the captivating city of Turin. Step into a world where design flourishes, innovation thrives, and inspiration knows no bounds.

From spacious classrooms filled with natural light to fully equipped labs teeming with state-of-the-art tools, every corner is crafted to ignite your imagination and empower you to bring your visions to life.

As you explore the campus, you'll find yourself immersed in a vibrant atmosphere brimming with energy and enthusiasm. Engage in lively discussions with fellow students, exchange ideas in our communal areas, and collaborate on innovative projects. Our campus fosters a sense of community, encouraging interaction and cross-pollination of ideas among students from diverse design disciplines.

In our campus you'll find:

  • a pysical and virtual library for consulting texts and magazine, a library for digital design, access to the Material Connexion design platform and to textile collections;
  • multimedia laboratories with capacities ranging from 25 to 31 workstations;
  • model labs with all of the necessary tools to create mock-ups, models and prototypes, with the support of a lab assistant who will guide you;
  • fashion labs with cutting tables, mannequins, sewing machines, fabric samples and all of the tools needed for our courses and projects;
  • photography and VR labs for teaching activities and for the creation of individual projects.

Beyond the campus walls, the enchanting city of Turin awaits. Steeped in rich cultural heritage, Turin is a melting pot of history, art, and design. Immerse yourself in the city's architectural marvels, from the grandeur of the Royal Palace to the iconic Mole Antonelliana. Explore Turin's charming streets, lined with quaint cafes, bustling markets, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

Turin holds a special place in the design world as the birthplace of Italian automotive design. As you traverse the city, you'll be captivated by the legacy of automotive innovation that permeates its streets. From sleek supercars to revolutionary prototypes, the spirit of automotive excellence is palpable, inspiring you to push boundaries and redefine the future of transportation design.

At IAAD. Turin, we understand the value of connections. Our campus acts as a bridge between academia and industry, providing unique opportunities for collaboration with renowned design companies and influential industry leaders. Through internships, workshops, and guest lectures, you'll have the chance to interact with professionals who are shaping the design landscape, gaining invaluable insights and building a network that will propel your career forward.

IAAD. Turin is not just an institution—it's a gateway to endless possibilities. We invite you to embark on a transformative design journey where you'll unleash your full potential, guided by a team of experienced mentors and surrounded by a vibrant community of like-minded creatives. Discover the synergy of our campus spaces, immerse yourself in Turin's artistic tapestry, and embrace the extraordinary.

Welcome to IAAD. Turin, where design dreams become reality!

    Scholarships and Funding


    IAAD. offers first-year students financial aid based on their income, motivation and aptitude.

    The contribution offers partial exemption of the annual tuition fee. The economic qualifications are based on the income and assets of the student’s family.

    Students can email a copy of their valid University ISEE certificate during the application phase, no later than the date of the admission test session they intend to take.


    IAAD. supports students with scholarships that partially cover their expenses for the Master’s course and with subsidized loans to continue their studies.

    nb: the number of available scholarships is always lower than the demand, so it is important to keep in mind that most scholarships are based on the Commission’s evaluation of certain qualifications, including:

    • personal portfolio;
    • educational qualifications and degrees;
    • professional experience.

    The Commission evaluator will grant available scholarships at her sole discretion.

    IAAD. provides scholarships of 50% of the tuition fee.

    The scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have received their acceptance into the Master’s program by email.

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