IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

Introduction

Visionary designers and managers to follow Gaudí.

A cultural, industrial and financial centre on the world scale, Barcelona has, among many merits, that of organizing the First World Culture Forum in 2004, a sign of the attention this city pays to the complex issues of globalisation, issues that IED tackles on its campus here, where it trains designers to be capable of understanding, experimenting and developing new tools for designing and managing the great transformations taking place in society.

Here they learn to work in the various fields of design, as well as to recognise and manage the macrotrends of change as and before they come about.

Understanding complexity, the disciplinary interactions at work in design and how to manage processes of transformation is the focus of design management.

In this sense, the IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in future.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish (Spain)

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Programs

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Master

Master in Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

Digital fabrication opens up the gates towards the world of production so that almost anyone can design and build spaces, objects and devices. Designers and professionals whose work defines the objects that surround us can harness the advantages of digital fabrication in order to create new business opportunities and apply the benefits of new technologies to develop new solutions.

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. It is a test-bed that provides students with certain abilities and competences that build on their professional background, giving them the skills to design, develop and implement creative projects by using techniques such as 3D-printing and numerical control cutters.... [-]


Master in Design Management

Campus Full time 11 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The IED Barcelona Master in Design Management prepares professionals who integrate design value and tools into the business. Designers need to understand the business reality and the role they can play to be able to participate effectively in it and its environment and maximize their contribution to society. Business managers can benefit from understanding the potential of a discipline like Design in the Business environment and facilitate its integration to other strategic functions to contribute to the value creation process. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Day after day the business world is becoming more complex to manage with lower and lower margin for errors. In this context, the value of a discipline resides in its ability to facilitate better-informed decisions. This highly competitive environment requires knowledge that helps increase effectiveness, knowledge that reduces the number of failures associated with the risk of innovation. As Marketing did in the past, Design is being identified as the next discipline to join the pool of functions required for successful Business Management.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, different fields such as business and engineering have regarded design as an important strategic advantage for innovation and change (organizational, social, technological, business transformation, etc.). Thanks to its ability to integrate brand, market, and business needs with user research, and consumer need identification to propose future scenarios, the role of Design is now changing from a project-based to a strategy-based function. Its ability to project, visualize and validate, makes Design a critical tool in decision making by minimizing the risk of innovation uncertainties.... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 9 months November 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. The course is based on providing a solid cultural foundation to understand fashion as a social system tied to the historical evolution of styles, art movements and socio-cultural and economic changes that influence society. The program gives the necessary tools and knowledge to control the several stages if fashion production, from the creative idea to selling a collection; embracing the whole creative process and highlighting the creative and strategic value of a collection within a brand.... [-]


Master in Fashion Management

Campus Full time 11 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

This IED Barcelona Master in Fashion Management aims to prepare professionals capable to manage innovation into the fashion market, integrating project management, strategic planning, and core business management principles adding value into the business environment and maximize the value of their contribution. Fashion designers, product managers, fashion marketing and communication professionals cannot work independently. A coordinated management profile is needed to understand all factors involved and facilitate better-informed decisions, in order to increase effectiveness and innovation in the fashion business. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Fashion is part of our society. The act of “getting dressed” is part of our culture, covering functional needs of human beings and, more important, satisfying the necessity of communication. People from ancient times had always covered the body, both for determining the sense of belonging, and to differentiate from peers. Just considering that nowadays one of the first things done with new-borns in occidental society is dressing them, we can understand the importance of garment. The fashion phenomenon involves multiple complexities: we are no longer talking about a product; we are facing a complex system of interrelated disciplines that gives consumers a comprehensive experience where the garment is just a part of it. The product is surrounded by an entire world to be managed to ensure that the final target receives the right message and satisfies its expectations.... [-]


Master in Global Design

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Designers interested in developing their career in a global society should conceive design as a global practice.

Day after day, the markets are becoming more competitive and ever-changing, while the consumer is more demanding when it comes to quality and shows an increasing interest in cultural, ethical or environmental aspects that traditionally haven’t been properly noticed, until today.

This context requires from companies and institutions an understanding of the complex market reality and the discovery of strategies that enable them to satisfy the consumer’s needs and demands and be outstanding among their competitors.

In the last few years, products (whether they are an object, a dress, a space) are no longer perceived for their physical dimension, but for every single detail surrounding them: they way they are shown (both in virtual and real life), their in-store presence, their packaging, the graphics and their visual communication.... [-]


Master in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Masters Course in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding intends to tackle the changes in reading methods brought about by the emergence of new platforms and devices and by new reading and writing habits. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

In today's scenario, designers are faced with a major challenge brought on by the need to quickly and easily understand excessive amounts of information. In addition to growing quantities of data and shorter processing times comes a constant pursuit for new devices, maps and codes.

The Masters Course in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding intends to tackle the changes in reading methods brought about by the emergence of new platforms and devices and by new reading and writing habits. The course aims to explore new paths so as to conceive visual communication strategies with which to render content (information) in a clearer, more efficient and more attractive way on different platforms.... [-]


Master in Interaction Design

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interaction Design aims to train professionals who aspire to be tomorrow’s digital leaders equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills required to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understand how the digital can be harnessed for strategic design. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

The Master in Interaction Design aims to train professionals who aspire to be tomorrow’s digital leaders equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills required to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understand how the digital can be harnessed for strategic design.

The Master provides an environment of creativity, design and technological innovation by focusing on projects through a future lens. It provides students with the skillset and mindset to challenge the status quo and produce well-rounded designers who can work across disciplinary, cultural and geographical boundaries to design solutions addressing future individual, societal and business needs by nurturing curiosity, experimentation, technical skills and critical thinking, as well as empathic, collaborative skills.... [-]


Master in Interior Design

Campus Full time 9 months November 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design meets the needs of professionals from several disciplines related to design and architecture interested in completing their training focusing specifically on interior design for commercial spaces. Starting from the particular needs of this type of space, students work in a multidisciplinary manner on tools that permit the interpretation of brands’ commercial needs, always from the standpoint of design. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

The Master in Interior Design meets the needs of professionals from several disciplines related to design and architecture interested in completing their training focusing specifically on interior design for commercial spaces. Starting from the particular needs of this type of space, students work in a multidisciplinary manner on tools that permit the interpretation of brands’ commercial needs, always from the standpoint of design. This way, the course is directed to the real and professional treatment of retail design, working in close proximity to existing and original commercial situations supported by contributions from real clients.

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Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. The aim is to combine theoretical concepts and construction, quotation, and material interpretation, with the understanding that the design practice exists in relation to current society, to the present.

Therefore, applying a historical perspective to design, analyzing the current situation, and referring to the history of the place will, therefore, be important issues to consider. The Master uses Barcelona as its working ground, and so deals with the commercial space associated with a territory where the street is the protagonist. Due to the geographical characteristics of our city, and good weather, much use is made of public spaces. Streets and squares are open spaces that oxygenate the urban fabric; and, within this area of high-density housing, they provide necessary ‘living rooms’ for citizens.... [-]


Master in Strategic and Creative Direction for Communication and Advertising

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Integral Advertising understand that the way advertising is made is changing dramatically, and will change even more in the future. Advertising on tv and traditional media is losing its efficiency and, today, the most creative campaigns (both at the realization and strategy levels) are being developed by small professional teams working independently, surpassing the established separation between accounts and creation. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

The Master in Integral Advertising understand that the way advertising is made is changing dramatically, and will change even more in the future. Advertising on tv and traditional media is losing its efficiency and, today, the most creative campaigns (both at the realization and strategy levels) are being developed by small professional teams working independently, surpassing the established separation between accounts and creation. These teams are composed of professionals who know perfectly well the field they work in and in touch with specialists from any other sector. Consumers have changed too and nowadays they are able to merge sources of information, interaction, and entertainment. The consumer influences the way social and artistic trends are created, and decides how to have fun, create, interact, receive commercial information or advertising.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Product Design: Innovation and Management

Campus Full time 9 months November 2018 Spain Barcelona

The students of the Master in Diseño Sostenible de Producto study in depth the complexity and diversity of contemporary creative product design, which is based on analysing the demands of project management and incorporating new social values, such as sustainability. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

In the past, traditional designers simply created. Today, designers are professionals who act as the link between the different departments in a company, often leading the change between the company and society. The creation of wealth and of new values is handled by those who know how to manage uncertainty and use it to bring improvements to both individuals and companies.

Modern-day designers are moving away from the duality of form and function; they are professionals who follow the changing needs of the times and provide results that meet the specific requirements of each project. Design today is complex and requires an understanding of both companies and society to provide solutions. In addition to the aesthetic results, design is an essential mental process for generating innovation.... [-]


Videos

IED BARCELONA MASTER - INSTITUCIONAL 2014

IED Barcelona | DNA Fashion Show 15 [Video Oficial]

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Master Information Graphic Design • IED Barcelona

MONICA AURELL | IED 2015

Racial Discrimination / IED Barcelona

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IED Barcelona - Circus is here!

Contact

IED Barcelona

Address Biada, 11
08012 Barcelona, Spain
Website http://iedbarcelona.es/
Phone +34 932 38 58 89