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Mission

IAAD.INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ART AND DESIGN – is one of Italy’s and Europe’s principal centers of training and higher education in design.

Vision and values

IAAD. is a community that cultivates dialogue among people and respects each individual and their differences.

We feed curious minds with the courage to dare, to fail, to search for original solutions and to rewrite the rules.

We research the depths of human culture to uncover the principles that guide the art of design so that we can then teach them.

We believe in the power of imagination to redesign reality.

Our approach to teaching is both cultural and practical, and student-centered.

The course is created around individual and group thesis projects, with the objective of creating a portfolio that will become a passport to enter professional life.

90% of IAAD.’s students find work within a year of completing their studies, thanks to:

  • over 200 instructors and established professionals who belong to the world of design
  • close collaboration with a network of international partner companies 
  • an active job placement service that ensures over 3,000 interviews a year

Joining IAAD. means being part of an international network headed by AD Education, a leader among private institutions that teach design and applied arts in France and throughout Europe.

OUR STORY

FORTY YEARS

IN LINE WITH THE TIMES

Since 1978 we have been training new generations of successful designers who combine respect for the tradition of Italian design with research and innovation to create goods and services of social value and cultural significance that meet the needs of the market.

ONE IAAD., TWO CITIES. DISCOVER OUR CAMPUSES.

One IAAD., two cities. DISCOVER our CAMPUSES.