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IED Venice European Institute of Design

Address: Palazzo Franchetti, Campo Santo Stefano, 2842, 30124 Venezia

Description IED Venice European Institute of Design

The largest private network of design, fashion and visual arts schools - the European Design Institute, IED - was founded in 1966 by Francesco Morelli, who still serves as president of the organization. The Institute is registered in the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, it is in many professional organizations in Italy and around the world - the total number of students reaches 9,000 people, representing 80 countries.

The aim of the studying at the Design Institute is to give talented students a strong knowledge base and skills so that they can build a successful career, become popular and highly paid specialists. In the process of teaching, educational traditions and the most modern methods are harmoniously combined, innovative technology is used, all the latest trends and influences are carefully monitored, so that the graduates are as much as possible aware of the processes of the modern world.

The Institute's buildings are located in Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence, Turin, Milan), Spain and Brazil, so courses are offered in several languages: English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and bilingual courses.

There are 4 faculties at the Institute in Venice:

  • Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Communications
  • Fashion.

Venice has always been known as a crossroads of several cultures and currents of art: this city like no other quickly reacts to changes in the modern world, perceives new trends in culture and art, developing in these areas its own trade and industry . The city easily transforms and adapts to the demands of the 21st century, while preserving its uniqueness, traditions, cultural identity.

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

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from 17 000 € / year


Specialty and bachelor's degree in Venice can be obtained in the following areas:

  • Interior Design (Italian)
  • Graphic - Professional educational Program (Italian).

The duration of the programs is 3 years. Requirements for applicants are as follows:

  • Certificate of TOEFL (500 points) + Certificate of sufficient knowledge of the language in which the studying will be conducted (Italian, from advanced);
  • High school diploma.

Master's degree and a diploma in the Venetian corps can be obtained in the following areas:

  • Contemporary art conservation (English)
  • Business for arts and culture (English)
  • Curatorial practice (English).

The duration of the programs is 1 year. Requirements for applicants are as follows:

  • TOEFL (from 500 points) or its equivalent
  • 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).
15.07.2020 -26.07.2020
from 1 500 € / 2 weeks

Accommodation, housing and food

The specialists of the accommodation department at the Institute in Venice are ready to help foreign students to find the housing that best suits your personal needs. Residences and hostels located near the academic building work with the Institute on the basis of a partnership agreement, so they provide their students with the best, cozy and fully furnished rooms, as well as spacious common living rooms and fully equipped, functional kitchens.

You can choose the best option for living in any part of the city (hostels, renting a room or apartments, a place in the student residence), and book a B & B (with breakfast) option.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Product and Service Design, Art in Venice, Business for art and culture, Business for Arts and Culture, Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice - the Biennale Exhibition, Curatorial practice, Fashion Design, Glass design, Graphic - Professional Training Program, graphic arts, graphic design, Interior Design, Media design, Modellista - Professional Training Program, Museum Experience Design, Street photography

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Compulsory enrollment fee is paid.

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) or its equivalent
  • Secondary education certificate.

2) Undergraduate:

  • TOEFL certificate (500 points) + a certificate of sufficient knowledge of the language in which the studying will be conducted Italian, from advanced
  • Secondary Education Certificate

3) Master:

  • TOEFL (from 500 points) or its equivalent
  • Personal Portfolio (not less than 10-15 works on design with detailed description and the date of implementation of each)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (bachelor's degree)
  • Personal resume
  • Experience from 2 years in the chosen specialty is desirable (in some cases it can replace the bachelor's degree).

4) Summer programs:

  • Advanced level of English

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

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 certificates) 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 completed application form
  • Passport and its copy, 4 passport-size photographs
  • Medical certificate
  • Receipt for the prepayment of the educational course
  • Secondary school certificate
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English + the language in which the studying will take place
  • Portfolio.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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