The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) was born in Milan 50 years ago as a private institution specialized in the field of education and research on design and communication. Today, IED is an international network in continuous expansion, with seats in Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin, Venice, Como, Cagliari, Madrid, Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Its main interest, all throughout these years, has been to become a global reference of quality in the education and popularization of design and culture at international level. Around 10,000 people from about 90 different countries study at IED every year. More than 200 courses are being imparted, between Undergraduate Degrees in Design, Bachelors of Arts (Honours) validated by the University of Westminster, IED Diplomas, Master and Postgraduate Courses, Continuous Study Programs and Summer Courses.
The aim of the Istituto Europeo di Design is to train youngsters in the fields of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management for Creative Industries, providing them with efficient implements to become capable of responding to the demands of the current professional world. To do so, the school has developed an innovative and diversified didactic methodology, which deals with aspects such as technology and experimentation, expressiveness in messages and integrated communication, along with market problems and new scenarios.