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IED Turin European Institute of Design

Address: Via S. Quintino, 39, 10121 Torino, Italy

Description IED Turin European Institute of Design

The European Design Institute (IED) was founded in 1966 by Francesco Morelli, who is still working as the president of the educational network. This is the world's largest private profile educational organization: its specialization lies in the field of design, fashion and visual art, as well as communications. The campuses of the Institute are in Italy (the largest number of cities covered), Spain and Brazil, you can study in English and Italian, as well as in Spanish and Portuguese.

The European Design Institute IED Turin was founded in one of Italy's most advanced, dynamic and vibrant cities. Turin has always been a national large industrial center, and since the end of the 19th century research projects and institutes have started to develop actively, innovative development programs for a wide range of business areas, including design and fashion, have been introduced. Today Turin is considered to be one of the world's most important centers of the automotive industry, a major center for environmental sustainability research and a point of creating a new culture of nutrition and eco-products.

The European Design Institute IED Torino is considered not just one of the best design schools in the world - it is one of the largest and most important centers of transport and automobile design, a place of development of projects of global importance. Increasingly, private industry and government bodies are turning to the institute for unique developments, including for examples of environmentally correct and safe design, so important for the modern world.

The total number of IED students today reaches 9,000 people representing 80 world nations and nationalities. IED Torino is taught in English and Italian (depending on the chosen program and sometimes on the subject). In the Institute there are 4 faculties:

  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Visual arts
  • Communication.

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

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Studying on the Bachelor's program, the first stage of European higher education, lasts 3 academic years. Available specialties:

  • Design of transport (in English and Italian)
  • Design product development
  • Interior design
  • Fashion design and fashion
  • Design of accessories and jewelry
  • Illustration and animation
  • Advertising and communication
  • The photo
  • Graphic design.

Most of the studying is in English. It is 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.

You can get a master's degree according to the chosen program (the list of available ones is presented below) within 1 academic year: this is a more in-depth and profile stage of education, allowing you to focus on a particular aspect of a particular direction. In Turin master's programs are offered in the following specialties:

  • Design of transport
  • Design of car interior
  • Design of buildings and town building
  • Marketing and communications.

Studying is conducted in English (some courses in Italian). Requirements for applicants:

  • 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.
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from 18 900 € / year

You can get a master's degree according to the chosen program (the list of available ones is presented below) within 1 academic year: this is a more in-depth and profile stage of education, allowing you to focus on a particular aspect of a particular direction. In Turin master's programs are offered in the following specialties:

  • Design of transport
  • Design of car interior
  • Design of buildings and town building
  • Marketing and communications.

Studying is conducted in English (some courses in Italian). Requirements for applicants:

  • 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

The Institute helps foreign students to find comfortable and safe accommodation based on their personal needs, tastes and possibilities. Many residences in Turin, located within walking or transport accessibility from the campus, constantly cooperate with the Institute and offer its students the best rooms and optimal conditions. In addition to the cozy, fully furnished rooms in each residence there are comfortable, spacious common living rooms for relaxation, functional student kitchens with the necessary equipment, and some houses even provide meals (usually half board or breakfast). Consult the specialists of the Institute - and the best option for you will be found in a short time.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : car design, creative advertising, design, Design of accessories, design of transport, Event management, Fashion design, Fashion photography, illustration, Interior Decoration, Interior Design, Marketing and Communications, Product and brand promotion, Product design, structures and design, Visual merchandising, window dressing
Events list: Jewelry design

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following programs and its duration are offered to foreign students:

  • Short-term professional courses, continuing education (4 weeks)
  • Program for obtaining a certificate (5 weeks) 
  • Diploma courses for one year (9 months)
  • Undergraduate (3 years)
  • Master (1 year).

It is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Residing and catering
  • 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 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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