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.

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  • Italian

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Programs

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Master

Master in Arts Management

Campus Full time 11 months February 2018 Italy Florence

The Master course in Arts Management is a 11-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly featured by a unique itinerant formula. The study plan takes place in three different prestigious locations, Florence, Rome and Venice, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art, with a focus on the jobs of the future. [+]

The Master course in Arts Management is a 11-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly featured by a unique itinerant formula. The study plan takes place in three different prestigious locations, Florence, Rome and Venice, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art, with a focus on the jobs of the future. The Master course builds a central figure for the life of cultural institutions who deals with art project management. This professional is capable of identifying innovative content, structuring a comprehensive event schedule, planning and developing fundraising events and resource management. Career Opportunities - At the end of the course, students could work in arts and cultural companies and foundations, in national and international cultural institutions and profit or non-profit cultural organisations. They can also work in the areas related to contemporary art and with enterprises investing in the cultural market as banks, insurance companies, event management companies, trade fair organisations, art foundations, exhibition production companies, or in companies operating in the communication world. The Partnerships with Cultural institutions as Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, MIBAC, Federculture e Peggy Guggenheim Collection ensure a unique experience in the art field. This study path is open to graduates in humanities and artistic fields coming from all over the world who want to develop their artistic knowledge through a study-tour that touches the main Italian artistic cities. The Master in Arts Management is divided into two operational modules, characterised by a distinct course of study in relation to the city in which... [-]

Master in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism

Campus Full time 11 months February 2018 Italy Florence

The goal of this Master is to implement and strengthen the skills required to take on strategic roles in tourism, food and wine based brands. The Master is also designed to train professionals in the construction and management of formats/services in hospitality, as well as communication experts in Food & Wine sector. [+]

Barcelona and Florence are two of the main touristic destinations in Europe, both of them attract tourist thanks to a unique blend between art, culture and a great quality of life and hospitality. Nowadays launching and empower a brand in these fields needs transversal skills and an overall vision. Territoriality is not a limitation anymore but a key value for being globally recognisable. Both Tuscany and Catalunya are regions that build their branding strategies on that value and they are succeeding in it. Professional Opportunities - The goal of this Master is to implement and strengthen the skills required to take on strategic roles in tourism, food and wine based brands. The Master is also designed to train professionals in the construction and management of formats/services in hospitality, as well as communication experts in Food & Wine sector. Joint Master Course - Florence and Barcelona Structure and methodology - The overall aim of the course is to meet the rising demand for qualified professionals able to offer a new managerial approach to the tourism/food & beverage sector in the touristic/hospitality industry. The course’s structure, which includes a detailed curriculum based on brand design and management, prepares future innovative professionals in the fields of tourism, hospitality, food and wine services. The aim is to train strategy and communication experts in identity-building and values related to food, wine and tourism industry brands. The Master is held in Barcelona and Florence, two cities featuring a long-standing history of tourism, wine and food industry.... [-]

Master in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato

Campus Full time 10 months March 2018 Italy Florence

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato aims at developing a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. [+]

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato aims at developing a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. A special attention is paid to the capacity of comprehending the product, the knoweldge on its tangible and intagible values and the value of the top-quality manufacturing - applying knowledge and understanding . The investigative background works as necessary platform to develop strategic design competences, re-design or the conception of products representing new creative energy - related to the most excellent manufacturing districts. Career opportunities - Product and accessories Designer, Expert of advances manufacturing processes and digital fabrication, Responsible of prototying, Responsible of production. Gabriele Pardi and Laura Fiaschi – Coordinators of the Master – are currently running for Compasso d’Oro award. Target - The Master is addressed to professionals with a BA degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fashion and Design. Special attention is paid to the aptitude to laboratory design, knoweldge and curiosity of materials and raw materials. Methodology and structure - The Master offers an educational path alternating frontal theoretical lessons and projects, always led and supported by professors. The Master hosts several protagonists of top-of-the-line manufacture, providing an overview of the production processes of contemporary design, according with communication and internazional market trends. Research and project activities are developed on the basis of a company brief. This allows students to directly... [-]

Master in Fashion Business - From Made in Italy to Global Market Management

Campus Full time 11 months February 2018 Italy Florence

The Master in Fashion Business is designed for professionals and graduates wishing to acquire high-level skills in new technologies applied to fashion communication. Cradle of fashion thanks to Pitti events, Florence is worldwide recognised as the center of Italian fashion industry and its production process as a whole, from the raw material to the displayed object of fashion. [+]

The Master in Fashion Business is designed for professionals and graduates wishing to acquire high-level skills in new technologies applied to fashion communication. Cradle of fashion thanks to Pitti events, Florence is worldwide recognised as the center of Italian fashion industry and its production process as a whole, from the raw material to the displayed object of fashion. The course integrates advanced technologies, traditional techniques and crafts in favor of innovative products and communication services. Moreover, Sara Maino (Vogue Italia Senior Editor) is the scientific coordinator of the school. Career opportunities - At the end of the Master, the Fashion Business Manager can work for fashion events, public relations, fashion businesses, advertisement and press offices. Students can find a job as Brand Expert, Fashion Promoter, Fashion Marketing Expert, Creative in advertising and Consultant for new media. Target - The Master in Fashion Business welcomes graduates from universities and academies in the fields of Fashion, Communication and Marketing, as well as young professionals with relevant experience in the field. Methodology and structure - The primary objective is the development of creative and communicative skills through a critical, analytical and transversal approach to the Fashion System. The course includes the study and analysis of cultural, historical and socio-economic elements that define the world of contemporary fashion. The program’s structure provides students with opportunities to work for Italian fashion brands on real cases, and to deepen, along with designers and professionals in the contemporary fashion system, the knowledge of the entire process of... [-]

Master in Graphic Design - Focus on New Media

Campus Full time 10 months February 2018 Italy Florence

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. [+]

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. Particular attention is given to the new media and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario. The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages, but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments. Career opportunities - The Graphic Designer works in advertisement and communication companies, web agencies, publishing houses or as a freelancer in his own facility ; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients. Target - The Master is tailored for graduates or professionals in graphic, architecture, design, fine arts and advertising. Participants with a professional (two years minimum) experience in the fields of management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications (graphic, product, interior, advertising, photography, web or social) are also welcome. Methodology and structure - The Master has a complete and articulate program thanks to a balanced didactic structure, organized in three main areas: cultural, tools and techniques and project. The cultural area's main objectives include the acquisition of notions and an effective... [-]

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Contact

Istituto Europeo di Design

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