IED Istituto Europeo di Design 2018 Exam Dates, Application Form, Admit Cards
- December 20, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Design
The objective is to highlight reputed fashion and design institutes in India and abroad, and the focus is on IED this time. If studying abroad has been your dream, IED is possibly one of the best destinations to study fashion and design in the world. For aspirants keen to pursue a career in Italy as it connects you to the best faculty and the iconic international brands, it is wiser to assess your potential along with your passion for art before you think of applying there. OPUS culls relevant information for aspiring candidates and also guides them to prepare for admission here.
Istituto Europeo di Design-IED
For more than five decades, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the domain of education and research – in design, fashion, visual communication, and management. The IED is an expanding global network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, and professional development and advanced training courses.
The significant milestones in its history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan, Rome, Turin, Madrid, Barcelona, São Paulo, Venice, Florence, and Cagliari. In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como joined the IED Group. From 2013, courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED campus in Brazil.
Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a fresh form of professionalism. The Istituto Europeo di Design offers young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design, and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need in order to meet the constantly developing needs of the working world. The nexus between knowledge and know-how is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative, critical skills and competencies.
400 people team with 1,200 professional practitioner lecturers to ensure that IED functions smoothly in all 11 of its campuses in 7 different cities. An extensive, dynamic international network has adopted creativity and multicultural awareness as its core philosophy. The faculty comprises experts and professionals endowed with the ability to teach applied skills and a constant stream of innovation. Each individual course is run in direct contact with and supported by companies operating in the fields in question.
Partnerships and alliances with prime enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the teaching process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the corporate world, more than 200 firms contribute in multiple ways every year to its student training programmes.
As an institute with an international outlook, the Istituto Europeo di Design welcomes students with different nationalities and cultures to all its campuses. Some 2,000 foreign students – from the Far East, Central and South America and Europe – enrol in its courses every year. The IED has trained students from about 100 different countries. Fly high as a deserving Indian candidate by joining the top league. In order to make the cut, OPUS provides you with the vital information about the admission process and a brief outline of some of the popular courses available there.
IED: Italy Design and Fashion Courses
IED students learn to use state-of-the-art technical equipment and software in order to enter the market with ready-to-use skills. Irrespective of the course of their choice, students must follow Communication, Marketing and Management courses and participate in cross-disciplinary projects. Seminars, masterclasses, visits, workshops and special exhibitions by professionals from renowned institutions and companies complete the learning-by-doing experience. Professors, professionals train students with a practical methodology. IED students are enabled to experience the local spirit of the city hosting every IED seat, as well as enjoying an international milieu thanks to the variety of nationalities of students (10,000 students from more than 100 countries every year) and to the Exchange/Study Abroad programs at one of the partner universities.
Becoming a student here is easy. Before you proceed with applying, choose a course of your interest. The educational offer of IED group comprises many programs at Undergraduate level (First Level Academic Diplomas, BAH, IED Diplomas), and Master level, but also Continuing Education Courses (Summer, Semester/One Year programs) or Specialization Courses. Once you have selected your choice, verify the admission requirements and fee structure that varies for various courses. It is wiser to get in touch with the authorities to access the latest information.
As mentioned in IED Admission Procedures, in parallel to IED Admission/Enrollment process students are required to go to the local Consulate to pre-enrol and validate their Secondary School Certificate. This procedure is mandatory for all students applying to IED BA Course who require a Student (University) VISA. It is a necessary step to inform Italian authorities of your decision to study at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design. If you studied in a foreign country or in an international school, you have to validate your Secondary School Certificate through the Declaration of Local Value. This document is issued upon request by the local Italian Consulate and it has to be sent to IED to complete the dossier. In case you are not a graduate yet, you can take the appointment before graduation at the local Italian Consulate (or Italian Institute of Culture or Embassy).
Start the online admission process by using the Apply Online button in the webpage of the course of your choice or get in touch with your Advisor. You will be given access to a personal area where you can follow your
Every category, of course, has a different admission process. So they invite you to check carefully the specific section on the right of this webpage and the downloadable PDF documents available there. You will be able to know the specific admission procedures, the deadlines, and the required documents for your course of choice.
Complete the Personal Information section and fill in and sign the Pre-Admission Form and send it to the school together with the requested documents, listed in the admission procedure. IED will inform you about the result of the evaluation process and will start the admission process.
After receiving the required documents, IED will evaluate them and, if necessary, schedule an admission interview on Skype considering your availability. After admission, you will be able to complete the enrollment process by signing documents and regulations and by paying the required fees.
After the enrolment, there are additional formalities to take care of. As a non-EU student, visit the Italian Embassy in order to inform them of your decision to apply to IED and to apply for the proper visa. Since this process takes a month or more and rules are often subject to change, applicants should ensure that the procedures begin in good time. You will find the main information and the necessary documents in the admission process. For further queries, the local Italian authorities will offer assistance.
After the enrollment, you need to complete the payment of the required fees (Tuition and Prerequisite language course). Before starting the official lessons, you will be invited to attend the presentation of your course. During this meeting, you are given the specific information about your classes, and you will get information material and will meet IED staff.
There are several courses on offer. And the start date is in October 2018 for three-year courses conducted in English. You can be a photographer, a fashion stylist, a fashion designer, a jewellery designer, interior designer, a transportation designer, a graphics designer and lots more.
For a fashion stylist course, the objective is to prepare students who are made capable of effectively contributing to the communication processes, the promotion and the enhancement of the fashion product and the featuring imaginary aesthetic/style. From the second year, students have to attend the specialisation in Fashion Communication to create and manage an integrated communication strategy, manage an advertising campaign, deal with the media and those operating throughout the sector, organize events and fashion shows, but also plan and launch a product, a designer or a brand.
The traditional concept of stylist has been overcome. Today, the market requires Fashion Designers able to interpret at the best the emotions of which clothes and accessories are made. Introduce a new way to look at the objects and the complex weft of relations among people, the needs and emotions hidden behind the word “fashion”. A Fashion Designer must be able to catch the richness and intricacy of the surrounding world and, based on this information, to translate style and sensations into a tale.
Professional opportunities exist in Communication – Press Office & PR, Digital PR, Event and Project Coordinator, Communication Analyst, Communication Strategist, Web Image Coordinator. As a Stylist, you can become Fashion Stylist, Brand Consultant, Creative Direction Coordinator, Fashion Research Expert.
You can pursue a course in Jewelry Design. Develop and manage the whole jewel collection project, from the concept and creative sketch – using both hands-on and digital techniques – to define a mood and produce the collection. Alongside design skills, a good professional has an extensive culture of design, fashion, and art, allowing interpretation of trends, styles, market needs, consumer growth which make him able to provide creative and innovative design proposals. The knowledge of industrial mechanisms and marketing or communication strategies allows proper interaction with other professionals, to comprehend the whole production chain. Be a Jewelry Designer, Product Manager, Jewelry Technician, Independent Artist. This course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as a BA.
The main goal of the course is training students to design spaces merging feelings and perceptions with a rigorous functional disposition. They learn to interact with the Italian design system – the complex and unique network of relations among Italian/international Designers, schools, Made in Italy businesses producing furniture/lamps and customer companies. Students learn those expressive tools that allow developing, assessing, and explaining a project from the briefing to the final creation and communication: the pencil, 3D modelling and rendering software.
Graphic Design course focuses on training visual communication experts. This professional figure works on the complex communication systems through different media, with knowledge of advanced editing software, professional printing, and production methods. The contexts students operate in are graphic design studios, which are progressively expanding in different fields: product design, communication, fashion, photography, but also corporate communication and design areas, publishing companies, web, advertising agencies and TV production. There are career options for Graphic Designer, Art & Design Director, Visual Journalist. This BA is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I.
The Transportation Designer is a professional concerned with designing the primary means of transport and capable of designing a number of different kinds of vehicle, such as motorbikes, yachts and mobility systems.
The Transportation Designer is able to reconcile aspects of style, technique, aerodynamics, production feasibility and ergonomics. This kind of designer must have a profound understanding of the product and the functions that the consumer is looking for, so as to be able to have a clear idea about the relationship between design and marketing, innovation and commercial requirements along with the social trend and the economic background in which he is operating. There are jobs as Transportation Designer, Car Designer, Bike Designer, Yacht Designer, Mobility System Designer. This BA is accredited by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level 1.
The course’s objective is to train Product Designers who can deal with the evolution of the traditional relation between Designer and enterprise towards a new scenario. Professionals in Design are called to broaden their competencies by stepping in not just on the product – the visible part of a project – but also on the related service, the intangible part connected to the relation among product, user, and the surrounding system.
The Product Designer shows those methodological competencies to allow designing of objects, strategies, and services in the light of researchers and market analysis, useful to industrial, self or artisanal productions. Owing to a user-centred approach, his work is featured by sympathy between people and project sustainability.
Career opportunities exist as Product Designer, Service Designer, Concept Designer, Inventor, and Self-Entrepreneur. This BA is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I.
An Interior Designer overcomes the concept of architecture to approach a new territory that looks like technology combined with art and project culture. In designing new spaces he is able to express the relations among people living in the same space, shaping places in order to improve life quality and according to their housing needs. Being aware of the latest market’s requests, an Interior Designer knows that building or re-organising a residential space means to work with a heap of emotions, need of comfort, and modern ergonomic necessities.
Career opportunities exist as Interior Designer, Exhibit Designer, Retail Designer, Restaurant Designer, Set Designer, Designer for Hospitality, Service Designer.
Fashion Marketing course
The completion of the BA (Hons) in Fashion Marketing and Communication is a valuable addition to one’s professional skill set and is made for those who have high personal objectives: developing creative talents must be the first step in becoming a specialist in this field, strengthening one’s project development and technical skills in order to feel confident about having a full understanding of the economic ecosystem, to judge its strong points, to segment and monitor the market. The course offers the opportunity to deepen the study of Marketing or Communication Techniques and Strategy.
Career opportunities are found as a Fashion Buyer, Fashion Product Manager, Retail Specialist, Fashion Brand Manager, Fashion Consultant, Trend Forecaster. The Bachelor of Honours Degree awarded by the University of Westminster at IED is valid throughout the European Community. This BA is accredited by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I.
This is not an exhaustive list of courses available at IED but some of the more popular choices pursued by Indian students are discussed here. If you wish to settle overseas and build a career there, IED is the right place to start as you become aware of international trends and global industry norms at a very early stage. In case you wish to come back and build a career on the domestic turf, the importance of this degree course is immense in getting excellent placement offers with Indian companies as well as the MNC giants operating here.
OPUS wishes you success in the admission process!