IAAD. – Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design – is one of the most important Higher Education Institutes in Italy and Europe in the field of design.

IAAD. is a community that cultivates the dialogue between people, respecting individuality and diversity.
It nurtures in curious minds the courage to dare, to fail, to seek original solutions, to redefine the rules.
It searches the depths of humanistic culture for the principles that guide the art of design and teaches how to apply them.

It believes in the power of imagination to redesign reality.

The student is at the center of the didactic activity that combines both a cultural and practical approach.
The study program concludes with the student’s thesis project as well as a group one, aimed at the creation of a portfolio that becomes the passport to enter the professional work place.

90% of IAAD. students find employment within one year of graduation thanks to having:

  • more than 200 professors, established professionals from the world of design
  • a close collaboration with a network of international partner companies;
  • a focused job placement service that ensures over 3000 interviews per year.

Joining IAAD. means being part of an international network headed by AD Education, a leader in France amongst the private entities related to teaching design and applied arts and one of the leading protagonists in this sector in Europe.
The Group has 14 schools, 44 campuses (4 in Italy, 4 in Spain, 3 in Germany and 33 in France), 18,000 students, 1,200 teachers and an integrated teaching system in 5 languages consisting of about 150 courses divided between the three-year and Masters courses.