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IED Como European Institute of Design

Address: Via Francesco Petrarca, 9, 22100 Como CO, Italy

Description IED Como European Institute of Design

The world's largest private profile educational organization, IED, was founded in 1966: until now, its immediate president, Francesco Morelli, has been its president. IED campuses are located in Italy, Spain and Brazil, which gives students the opportunity to study in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

Today, the total number of students in the IED reaches 9,000 people - they are representatives of more than 80 nationalities and countries. There are four faculties in each institute:

  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Visual arts
  • Communication.

The IED Como European Design Institute offers balanced and effective programs in all four areas. The Italian city of Como has long been known for its unique culture and architecture, as well as special subtleties in the production and processing of fabrics, particularly silk. Here is one of the best in Italy schools of professional restoration - Galli Academy (since 2009 is part of the IED Group). Como is also famous for unique works by masters in the field of work with ceramics, metal and glass, which opens up the widest opportunities for IED students.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in IED Como European Institute of Design

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from 17 000 € / year

In IED Como, bachelor's programs work in the following specialties:

  • Fashion
  • Modern Art
  • Visual art
  • Restoration of art objects (5-year course).

All programs are conducted in Italian. Duration is 3 academic years (excluding the specialty "Restoration of art objects" - it is designed for 5 years).

Most of the studying is in English. The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee
  • Medical insurance.

Requirements for applicants for undergraduate programs:

  • Certificate of TOEFL (500 points) / IELTS 5.5 + 6.0 + certificate of sufficient knowledge of the language in which the studying will be conducted (Italian, from advanced);
  • Certificate of secondary education;
  • Motivation letter;
  • It is advisable to provide a personal portfolio.

Master's degree in IED Como can be obtained in two ways:

  • Creativity and management in fashion business
  • Preservation of modern art.

Studying is conducted in English, the duration of the course is 1 academic year. Requirements for applicants are as follows:

  • TOEFL (from 500 points, option iBT from 68) / IELTS 5.5 and higher or its analogue
  • Personal portfolio (at least 10-15 works on the design with detailed description and the date of implementation of each)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Personal resume
  • Preferred work experience from 2 years in the chosen specialty (in some cases can replace the bachelor's degree)
  • Motivation letter.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are no residences for students at the institute: there is a special Accommodation Department in Como with students who helps to find optimal and comfortable accommodation in the city. Several hostels and city residences are located in the immediate vicinity of the campus and have long, fruitfully cooperated with the institute, providing the best rooms to students.

In residences, in addition to cozy, fully furnished and equipped rooms (usually for 2-3 people, there are common and individual bedrooms), there are common kitchens and living rooms for rest, Internet access is provided. In the accommodation department, you can also order a convenient type of food (usually students prefer breakfast or half board, breakfasts + dinners).

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Art Conservation, art restoring, Communication in fashion, Contemporary Art Conservation, Contemporary Arts School, fashion, Fashion design, Fashión merchandising, furniture design, modern art schools, preservation of art, restoration

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Flights in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fees
  • Medical insurance.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The requirements for applicants differ depending on the chosen program.

1) Basic programs (1 year):

  • TOEFL certificate (450 points) / IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent
  • Secondary education certificate.

2) Undergraduate:

  • TOEFL certificate (500 points) / IELTS 5.5 + 6.0 + Certificate of sufficient knowledge of language, which will be studied (Italian, from advanced)
  • Secondary education certificate
  • Motivation letter
  • It is advisable to provide a personal portfolio.

3) Master:

  • TOEFL (from 500 points, iBT version from 68) / IELTS 5.5 and above or its analogue
  • Personal portfolio (at least 10-15 works on design with detailed description and date
  • Personal resume
  • It is desirable to have work experience of 2 years in the chosen specialty (in some cases it can replace a bachelor's degree)
  • Motivation letter.

4) Summer programs:

  • Advanced level of English.

A package of documents from the entrants for the next year is accepted in the period from December 1 to August 31 (minimum 3 months before the expected start of classes). The package should include:

  • Completed application form strictly in the form of the school
  • Passport and its copy, 4 passport-size photographs
  • Medical certificate
  • A receipt for the prepayment of the educational course
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Certificate of sufficient level of the English language + the language in which the studying will be conducted
  • Portfolio.

Additionally, applicants pass a telephone interview with a representative of the Institute, so that he can be convinced of the level of the language.

Please note that all basic documents (certificates, medical certificate) must be translated into Italian and notarized. In the diploma and the certificate should be a list of studied disciplines, the number of hours each.

A registration fee of € 2500 is compulsory.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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