IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan


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 develops creativity through its range of:

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

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Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Italian and International business models require practitioners able to tackle the project not only from a technical and productive perspective but, above all, from a strategic and structural point of view. The Master in Design aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any design variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. Design has become an instrument capable of innovating the strategic objectives of companies. The traditional user-centered (UCD) approach modifies the concept from "designing for" to "designing with" people, adapting today's socio-economic and production system in evolution. [+]

Entry requirements: The Master in Design must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities both for Italian and foreigner students. Methodology and structure: Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills. The philosophy of the course, project and client based, offers to participants the opportunity to experiment and put into practice mindset and methodological processes (design thinking) by carrying out real projects, through a process based on team work and learning by doing. All projects are followed by Leader Advisors who are also practitioners, selected for their expertise on the different project topics. Conferences and seminars offer the opportunity for debates with specialists and agencies, distinguished personalities from a range of design disciplines as well as others including entrepreneurship, technology and economy. High-profile Italian and international businesses and social enterprises enrich the Masters programme by disclosing their skills through projects, case studies and strategies. The preliminary stages of this Master introduce students to the culture of design thinking and related methodologies through lectures, workshops and laboratory works. Subsequently, participants face different project phases, experimental and interactive courses (with different purpose, complexity and goals) based on learning by doing. At the same time students can attend nurture courses to get involved in the strategic, technological and expressive area of design, bringing ideas and insights in order to feed the... [-]

Master in Animation Design

Campus Full time 12 months January 2018 Italy Milan

The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, in advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also - increasingly - short films and docu-fiction, which supports the growing demand in the field of games and animation productions cross and trans media (Internet, tablets, mobiles). At the end of the course, students can fit into one of these professional sectors, developed in independent production companies, research and design consultancies, service agencies, internal structures of broadcasters, specialized departments of publishing houses. Professional expertise in animation is increasingly in demand even in the context of special effects for movies and television productions. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master of Animation Design welcomes students with an Honours degree or diploma of I or II level or equivalent in Illustration, CG Animation of academic disciplines (painting, stage designing, Multimedia) or a diploma awarded by schools of specialization within comics and animation design. It also welcomes professionals, with at least two-year experience, interested in gaining a greater degree of specialization and update. Structure and methodology: The Master in Animation Design aims first of all to consolidate and upgrade skills in animation concept design with a focus on the topics, contents and styles that characterize the current production. It identifies some points that focuses on the evolution of the production work flow, presented by larger studies that are currently introducing new artistic solutions and techniques (Emerging Tools) for the production of series and feature films: 2D/3D integration, Cut-out (Puppet Animation), Frame-by-Frame Paperless Animation, Post-production, VFX. On these "nodes" students will find also the search for style, as a synthesis between the premises of the concept - expressive and aesthetic intents - and the choices of realization. Teaching methodology is divided into three main areas: design, technical and instrumental and production-marketing. The programme initially provides some useful modules to examine and specialize expertise within the concept design, pre-production (from the subject to the storyboard) and animation, alongside the courses that provide the necessary expertise on the technical instrumental perspective. The course covers subjects such as Concept Design for animation (at the base of... [-]

Master in Brand Management and Communication

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

Today the Brand Manager represents a key figure of the company, and should be a connoisseur of the brand, an innovator prepared and competent and a skilled tactician. The Master in Brand Management and Communication forms professionals able to create, develop and manage a brand awareness through all the tools of marketing and communication. Students learn the secrets of brand strategy (tangible values of quality and performance and intangibles values related to the image, reputation, visibility and reputation) in order to ensure the success of a product, create business and develop business capital. The Master is organized in two editions, the first in November in Italian, the second in February, in English. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master in Brand Management and Communication welcomes graduates in communication, marketing, humanities or social science, economic and scientific disciplines; graduates in Italian or foreign design schools in creative disciplines; professionals with at least two years of experience in the field. Structure and methodology: The Master in Brand Management and Communication, now at the 13th edition, provides the alternation of lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops and projects in partnerships with companies, individual or group projects. The course has a close link with the professional world through the work developed between partners and teaching staff, composed of a team of professionals from major companies, agencies and consulting firms, providing the students with an intense and interactive curriculum, of increasing complexity. Teaching methodology considers the different stages of the process: from building of brand equity, defining values, positioning and planning marketing activities, to the actions aimed at the growth and support of the brand, with the analysis of branding strategies and trends and development. Participants explore the various areas of the construction project and strategic communication of the brand, through the study of skills in various functions: Brand Manager, Account, Strategic Planner, Media Research Planner, Copy and Art. At the end of the pathway, in a dedicated unit, the course examines the actions of self marketing: from the tools necessary to make a self-presentation through the appropriate instruments (video card, Web), to the techniques of public speech. In previous editions, the projects were developed... [-]

Master In Brand Management And Communication

Campus Full time 12 months November 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Brand Management and Communication aims to train a professional figure who, in the company or agency is able to manage the branding and define a brand strategy that combines the tangible values ​​of quality and performance as intangibles mainly related to differentiation, relevance, esteem and reputation. A complete professional, capable of use with command of both the creative language of strategic design is the coach of the branding process. [+]

THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend - The Master in Brand Management and Communication is aimed at graduates in communication, marketing, humanities or social sciences, business and science; graduates in Italian or foreign design schools in creative disciplines; professionals with at least two years of experience in the industry. Methodology and structure - The Master in Brand Management and Communication, now in its 15th year, provides for the alternation of lectures, exercises, case studies, workshops and projects in partnership with industry structures, individual and group projects. The course has a close link with the professional world through the work developed between partners and teaching staff. Teaching considers the different stages of the process: from the building of brand equity, defining the values, positioning and planning of marketing activities, to the actions aimed at the growth and support of the brand, with the analysis of branding strategies and and tendency of development lines. At the end of the path, in a dedicated module, it also places a special emphasis on self marketing efforts: the tools needed to make a presentation of themselves effectively, to public presentation techniques. In previous editions the projects were developed in collaboration with: Decathlon - Brand check-up and development of the brand in Italy; Deborah Cosmetics - Relaunch of the brand in the retail; Redbull - Brand stretching and launch RedBulletin magazine; Carrefour - Development of CarrefourBIO brand; Nestlé - Brand reputation; Buitoni - Relaunch of the brand on foreign targets; Milanosport - Corporate and... [-]

Master in Event Management

Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Milan

An increasing number of companies – no matter if they are Businesses or Consumers, public or private – currently invest in events enchanted by the incredible strategic versatility of the tool. A complete media able to produce uniqueness, a direct interaction with the target, emotion, spectacularization, but also to ensure prompt results for companies and an immediate assessment of their own investments. This is a new communication frontier validated by the specialized professional achievements that are able to manage a box that is as much complex as magic. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - The Master in Event Management is addressed to those who studied or are studying humanities, social sciences, economics or scientific disciplines; to graduates in Italian or foreign design schools in creative disciplines; to professionals with at least two years of experience in the field. Methodology and structure - In the first part, the Master provides a careful analysis of the events market by showing different case histories, and gives the basic cultural knowledge required to work in the field with passion and by being always updated. Such concepts are: event market, involved professionalisms, event types, history and reasons. Then, the Master focuses on all steps, processes, roles and time scheduling linked to an event realization: the creative process, the involved roles (from the art director to the project manager), the purchasing management, the event direction, the realization management, rules and security, and sponsorships. All problems will be explained through the analysis of case histories and events having reference to the following categories: fashion show, musical, concert, exhibition, sports event. During the course, participants will be involved in the realization of 2 projects in collaboration with partner agencies and companies. The training pathway will be enriched by the experiences of well-known people working in the events field who will tell their stories, their training pathway, and their events. The Master in Event Management ends with an individual stage or a field project during which students will be able to use the tools and... [-]

Master in Fashion Communication and Styling

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Communication and Styling forms key figures in the fashion sector. Communicating the contents of fashion is a complex task, which requires a reactive approach and the application of strategic measures in a changeable and unstable market. It must then be considered the relationship between the market and the evolution of new media and the crucial role of visual communication in the world today. The Stylist is the one who adds value to the communication of fashion products, which creates the image and is responsible for the choice of the items and the selection of combinations to be presented in the collection. The Stylist is a real fashion reporter, the link between the fashion manufacturer and consumers and readers of fashion magazines. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: Applicants, both Italians and foreigners, considering the Master in Fashion Communication and Styling will have a good first degree in Fashion, Communication and Marketing, as well as young professionals with at least two years of experience in the field. Structure and methodology: The strength of the Master in Fashion Communication and Styling is the combination of theoretical contents, analysis and study of the manufacturers of the most successful fashion, and practical activities, carried out in collaboration with companies and industry professional practitioners in an international context. The course aims to form a Fashion Communication Coordinator, a professional able to create and carry on a communication strategy for a fashion brand. Since the visual communication of the brand has now become essential, the course gives special emphasis to the study of styling, elaborated by practical exercises, designed to represent the market values and the aesthetics of the brand effectively. The fashion communication expert must have a good understanding of the trends of a particular sector of the market, being able to develop new techniques of dissemination of information and to manage communication processes typical of the fashion world. After an initial study of the fashion industry from an historical, cultural and visual perspective, participants acquire knowledge about the communication process of fashion: from the structure of a press office with his organization and its activities, to the organization and management of a fashion show as a moment of visibility and strengthening of a... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Design forms creative practitioners, able to combine theoretical knowledge, insights and innovative capacity of experimentation to design stylish collections. The new generation of fashion designers must have the capacity to identify and analyze contemporary trends to reprocess them in the form of the original story, trying to balance individual creativity with the concept of fast fashion from the world and from the market. Equally important is knowing how to combine these elements with a solid knowledge of design and visual culture of the fashion world. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master in Fashion Design welcomes students with an Honours Degree in Fashion Design and designers operating in the sector who feel the need to improve and/or update according to contemporary approaches of research and design. To gain access to the course it is essential to know well the techniques of Fashion Design (mastery of basic software: Photoshop and Illustrator, technical drawing, model and tailoring...). Methodology and structure: Through a modular training, the participants of the Master in Fashion Design learn from the beginning how to deal with materials designed to align and implement the basic skills. The course will concentrate on technological teachings workshops in parallel with cultural insights that highlight the historical and sociological aspects necessary to develop a fashion project. Throughout the route students will develop managerial skills: predisposition to teamwork, communication skills and collaboration with the various sectors and manufacturers of fabrics and clothing.The Master focuses on the development of projects dedicated to specific product areas involving the student in the design and creative development by thematic areas, according to the personal inspiration or following specific requests from companies participating in the learning pathway. The Master in Fashion Design involves distinguished Fashion Designers in various vertical workshops that follow the issues of the brief such as open workshops where teachers serve as mentors during the entire design process. The course deals with different issues: conception and vision, research, design sketches, colours, materials, evaluation of the economic feasibility, prototyping,... [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding forms fashion management professionals able to face the new challenges of a world in rapid and constant evolution. In particular, the course covers the study of the most important aspects of fashion marketing management, the communication techniques - focusing on aspects of positioning strategies and brand management - the identity and consumer needs without neglecting the analysis of digital media . During the course there is a creative approach and strategy with the goal of developing innovative thinking and experimenting new strategies in the area. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master in Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding is designed for Italian and foreign graduates in Fashion, Communication and Marketing, as well as young professionals with at least two years of experience in the field. Structure and methodology: The Master in Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding is structured in complementary units that examine the study of the different activities such as planning and marketing management: the main objective is the study and analysis of processes and methodologies for a valid testing of Marketing and Branding strategies in the fashion industry. The pathway of study provides students with traditional classroom lectures and thematic discussions for the acquisition of established theories and methods. Furthermore it includes laboratory and experimental design activities aimed at engaging the student individually or in group (projects, workshops, tutorials, case studies, use of techniques and simulative role playing, etc.), business projects , reverse mentoring. The training culminates in a project aimed at checking the skills acquired by students during the master by a final project. The fashion industry is investigated as an historical and cultural phenomenon, from the development of the stylistic codes of the late twentieth century to the emergence of the avant-garde style of the twenty-first century. Students will analyse emerging talents, fashion weeks, communication through drafting paper or via the web. The students will approach the fashion business, including manufacturing and cultural features , and will explore the interactions in the fashion industry.... [-]

Master in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 10 months November 2017 Italy Milan

The graphic design field is constantly developing. The professional areas and their specializations, the communication market and the companies work in, rise and evolve are speedly changing, as well as the technological scenario. The Master trains professionals able to properly manage a team, effective in managing an integrated work flow. A professional who can build, manage and finalize a visual communication project: from strategy, to concept, up to the most correct realization for press or social media. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - As a matter of fact, the Master course is addressed to all those who studied communication, graphics and design and are looking for an advanced training to work in the field of graphics with ability and professionalism. Methedology and structure - The Master course - with its 10-month duration (7 months in classroom + 3 for stage/field project) and part time attendance - trains professionals in the communication field by developing managerial skills and a project culture rooted in the design history. But, most of all, it provides a method, a structure, and a process organized in a managerial way. The master consists of three steps. The first step is aimed at acquiring the knowledge concerning the communication project culture, at strengthening the technical-instrumental skills, and at developing the basic research through a frontal teaching methodology, guided project lab and individual study. The teaching is assigned to experts and professionals of the different disciplines. The second step of the pathway aims at managing the communication project in all its steps and takes place in collaboration with companies and/or external organizations. The last step of the Master course includes the stage/field project. Stages are realized as individual work periods - in Italy or eventually abroad – in one of the companies collaborating with IED. They last at least 3 months and allow the students to apply the developed tools and knowledge in a concrete experience by measuring with the professional procedure. Alternatively to... [-]

Master in Interior Design

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design. Three main areas of interior design are examined: spaces of sale, hospitality areas and Welfare. After completing the course, the Interior Designer are able to tackle the project not only from the technical and formal perspective, but especially from the strategic point of view, focusing on the needs of the contemporary consumer and the evolutionary needs of the sector. Thanks to their professionalism, they are able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression - furniture, materials, colors and lights - declined and interpreted depending on the circumstances. IED Design interprets the excellence of Italian design through a training process that is rooted in the culture of Italian Design System, made of creativity, entrepreneurship, technological innovation and market knowledge. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master in Interior Design is the right specialisation for graduates, Italians and foreigners, in Design, Architecture or related fields, who want to enrich their experience in design, but also for professionals with proven experience. Methodology and structure: Objective of the course is teaching first the design methodology that, by analyzing the codes of expression and conduct of the contemporary consumer, the identity of the customer, current trends in design and materials technology, allows students to capture an important wealth of experience. Students learn to create their own expressive language and to include in it, enhancing it, their creativity. They are taught to create project layout particularly accurate in the colors, materials, finishes, lighting effects, that can offer new sensory and emotional experiences. The main activity of the course in the classroom is the development of strategic value projects, able to meet the diverse needs of the design industries. Under the guidance of a faculty, consisting mainly of professionals and designers, projects take place according to an open system, in which participants are invited to collaborate with Italian companies of international reputation and brand with young people, looking for an innovative and sustainable design . The programme is made up of four weeks of introductory workshops, which serve to examine the knowledge and methods of design students from all over the world. After these four experiences students will support the three main projects through Project Laboratories, of different length and complexity, the... [-]

Master In Social Media And Digital PR

Campus Full time 7 months November 2017 Italy Milan

The tools and the social world of digital PR are increasingly present in the strategies of marketing and communication companies, but because work need specific skills. Addressing this territory so vast, that of speed, of a multitude of tools and opportunities that are followed, ensures that people can understand this feeling, and these practices are and will be in great demand. After an intensive course of 7 months in the classroom - to be followed by 3 months of internship - participants can enter the professional field of social media and digital PR, in companies and agencies. They will deal with all issues relating to digital and its relational functions to customers, partners and influencers. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN ITALIAN Taught Who should attend - The Master is open: to graduates both in art / humanities, both technical / economic; to professionals with at least two years of experience in the industry. Methodology and structure - Social media is the most important turning point in the marketing world, a radical change in the balance in the communication between companies and consumers. From a situation in which companies convey a message through traditional media and consumers listen and react by buying the message subject products, we are today in a scenario that sees consumers protagonists of a real relationship with companies, being authorized to talk to them and of them. Consequently, the world of social - but more generally that of the digital - has become central to the possibility, for companies, to support this exchange. The Master aims to train professionals who can understand the identity of a brand and its relational needs, create an appropriate strategy, implement it and monitor it. Professionals are able to define and distinguish the areas of intervention of various professionals, coordinate and monitor them, while maintaining a strong focus on social media and digital PR. Teaching is divided into three main areas: Technical-instrumental - Is the area of ​​education aimed at the development of basic skills, both in terms of technical use of tools, and in more theoretical terms. Strategic planning - They acquire the skills to learn to think strategically both in the wider digital channel, either specifically... [-]

Visual Arts For The Digital Age - Bachelor Master

Campus Full time 12 months March 2018 Italy Milan

The curriculum of the Master of Visual Arts for the Digital Age provides the cultural and technical tools to analyze, conceptually and creatively, the different ways in which the contemporary artistic practice and the techniques of its contemporary visual arts are related and intertwined in order to carry out projects in the framework of digital art, the performing arts, interactive installations using multimedia and cross-media languages. The Master also provides the skills necessary to undertake professional activities of coordination and management of the production of artistic and cultural activities. [+]

THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The Master in Visual Arts is open to graduate students in arts, humanities and design with the title of academic or university education lasting at least three years (first level academic diploma / degree First Level) interested in the digital art world, of 'public art, the performing arts and interactive installations. Methodology and structure: The Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age offers a path of experience, research and design, which combines a rich teaching of theoretical and technical stimuli with the practical and experiential contribution of partnerships with professionals that support the student in his training and experimentation with which they develop the three projects that constitute the fundamental part of the Master. In parallel, as a supplement to the experimental phase linked to the development of real projects, participants acquire basic knowledge with the teachings and contributions of technical and technological nature associated with cultural insights. The educational model includes: - traditional classroom teaching for the acquisition of cultural / methodological and interpersonal skills (communication, etc.) - laboratory and experimental educational project, with strong involvement of the student, through individual or group work (projects , workshops, tutorials, case studies, use of simulative techniques, etc.) accompanied by top designers, expression of industry excellence and / or territorial. - Curricular internship will take place at consistent studies or companies with the aims of the master or "campus" with professional simulation project and will last approximately two months. The Master in Visual... [-]




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