The original Instituto Europeo di Design was founded in the year of 1966, in Milan, Italy. The school’s creator was French-Italian painter and engraver Francesco Morelli, known for his works at Villa of Horace, in Licenza.
Instituo Europeo di Design is considered one of the best design schools in Italy, receiving students from all over the world. The school teaches four major disciplines: Design, Management, Visual Communication and Fashion.
Throughout the years, the school became more and more popular, with new locations opening around the world. Today there are schools from the Instituto Europeo di Design in cities like São Paulo, Rome, Turin and Barcelona.
IED’s school in Barcelona is known as Escola Superior de Disseny. At IED Barcelona, students can receive Undergraduate Dregrees in Design, Bachelor of Arts (Honors) validated by the University of Westminster, IED Diplomas, and enroll in Master and Postgraduate Courses, Continuing Study Programs and Summer Courses.
Undergraduate Degrees: IED Barcelona offers Undergraduate Design Degrees in four years for those who are interested in going into careers in Fashion, Design, Visual Communication or Management.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons): the school offers Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing and Communication.
Diplomas: IED Barcelona offers Diplomas in Communication and Event Design, Creative Advertising and Branding, Business Design, and Fashion Marketing and Communication.
One year courses: IED Barcelona only offers one one-course – Global Design – for people who want to learn about graphic design, fashion design, marketing, advertising, product design and interior design.
Postgraduates: IED Barcelona offers 10 postgraduate courses in the areas of Illustration, Food and Event Design, Trends Investigation, Wedding and Ceremony Dresses Design, Children’s Fashion Design, Smart City Design, Interactive Space Design for Brands, Design for Innovation Strategy, Fashion Accessories Design, and Architectural Light Design.
Master Courses: IED Barcelona offers Master Courses like Interior Design, Fashion Marketing and Communication, Global Design, Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication, Fashion Design, Sustainable Product Design, Sportswear Design, Fashion Management, and Design Management.
Summer Courses: IED Barcelona offers 2 to 4 week courses in International Macro Events Management and Organization, Global Design Junior, Junior Fashion Design, Fashion and Visual Merchandising, Fashion Styling, Image Consultant and Personal Shopper, Community Management for Creative Entrepreneurs, Jewelry Design, Creative Illustration, Fashion Marketing, Global Design Process, Retail Management, Design Thinking for Business Transformation, Retail Methodology and Design, Service Design for Innovation, Design Thinking and Co-Creation, Fashion and Product Management, Innovation and Future Thinking, Advertising At Direction, Printing Design for Fashion, Interior Design, Fashion Trends Investigation, Illustration Portfolio Projects, and Architectural Sketch Book.
Projects and Contests
IED Barcelona is constantly organizing contests and hosting exciting projects to inspire people to use their creativity. Some of the contests organized in the past include Furniture Industrial Design and Alternative Poster Contest, while some of the projects included Melancolía (Fashion), Color me In (Fashion) and Alfa (Design).
IED Barcelona Escola Superior de Disseny is located at Carrer de Biada, 11.