Foundation Course in Graphic Design and Illustration
Start date: October
Duration: 1 year
The course uses a methodology based on professional activities, so that, around a projectual core, a number of key subjects are developed in this contemporary design and illustration training. This structure makes it possible to learn by designing, and to train our students in design processes and cutting-edge digital and communication tools applied to graphic design. Additionally, each project is led by important working professionals, who guide our students through the design process and the methodology of a real illustration project.
Our differential value is that we are an art school specializing in teaching design, and not a general university in which all types of disciplines are offered. Training at the IED Madrid means living with all branches of design: product, interior, photography, fashion, graphic, style, video games, illustration... in an international environment with a global vision of design.
We boast a Fab Lab research lab, which is part of the Fab Labs network of the Fab Foundation promoted by MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and integrated within the framework of the new IED Innovation Lab, an innovative centre in which to rethink the relationship between knowledge, enterprise and technology. It is open to students and professionals and also functions as a coworking area.
Our teachers are recognized professionals and qualified technicians who are professionally active and who teach a specific methodology that defines our DNA. This contact is an opportunity for students to expand their network and benefit their future career.
Awards and honours
We accumulate many years of experience participating in national and international design competitions and festivals, a fundamental tool in our approach to the professional world, which provides solidity and identity to the portfolios of our designers.
Educational and technological partners
We are an AuthorizedAppleTraining Centre and we have licences from Adobe and WGSNInsight. In addition, we promote relations between students and companies through different professorships, associations of designers, agreements with universities and design centresworldwide, as well as a solid committee ofinternationalexperts who support our teaching. We offer spaces equipped with Wacomgraphics tablets and the latest machinery and cutting-edge laser technology, thanks to Trotec.
Centuries of shared influences have marked the historical and cultural relations between Italy and Spain.
We can remember the Spanish domination over Milan, lasted almost two centuries, and that in southern Italy. In a way, the decision that Spain would be the first country outside Italy to host IED campuses came quite naturally.
In this city, one of the most important in the world and a crossroads of European and Latin American cultures, IED develops its teaching in design in its traditional areas (Design, Fashion, the Visual Arts and Communication), while also implementing innovative areas to train professionals capable of designing interactions, services and systems that put the focus on the individual.