European Institute of Design

Fashion courses at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona and Milan

The IED Barcelona and the IED Milan teach two Fashion courses validated by the University of Westminster. The courses are taught in English so you do not need to speak Spanish or Italian to study there.

The programmes focus on developing talented fashion graduates, who are able to develop a personal creative practice and work within all areas of the international fashion industry.

Find out more about the courses: 

Why study at IED?

International connections: eleven campuses in three countries (Italy, Spain, Brazil) with a wide range of opportunities to exchange ideas, vision and shared projects.

Multi-disciplinary environment: the schools offer courses in Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management for Creative Industries in a creative, unique and pioneering design space.

Hands-on experience: at the industry leading faculty, professionals help students through real-life projects (active involvement in workshops and special projects during international fashion events, for example: Pitti, Fashion weeks) with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, which include jewellery laboratory, textiles laboratory, sewing laboratory, leatherwork laboratory, and knitwear laboratory.

Dedicated Career Service and Graduate success: IED alumni work in the fashion industry as fashion designers, marketing managers, stylists, buyers, etc. within the top international brands: Balmain (Paris), Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Custo Barcelona, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Elie Saab, Gucci, Jeremy Scott (New York), Loewe, Max Mara, Tom Scott, Valentino (Roma) and others.

Why study at IED Barcelona?

Location and reputation: IED opened its Barcelona centre in 2002 in Gràcia, one of the most authentic and charismatic neighbourhoods in the city. Since then, the school has become a reference point in the teaching of design, both nationally and internationally (65% are international students).  Selected by Fashionista.com as one of the best 50 fashion schools in the world and the only one in Spain.

Why study at IED Milano?

Connections with global fashion industry: IED Milano is the oldest IED branch, opened in 1966. Since then, it has developed a huge network of connections with fashion companies in Milan and worldwide and established itself as one of the main recruiters of young talents in the industry. IED Milano provides a unique opportunity to study and get professional experience in the global fashion industry.