Founded in 1978, IAAD is Europe’s oldest automotive design school and a benchmark for all design careers in Italy.
IAAD invests in the quality of its education and the human and the human and professional value of its teachers.
The accreditation of qualifications by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), the partnership with AD Education, the Turin office housed in the headquarters of Lavazza, the doubling in size of Bologna three years after opening, the collaboration with institutions, organisations, associations and businesses to develop culture, research and learning, the internship projects and the international scientific committee all clearly illustrate ADD’s positioning in the present and the near future.
Through its multidisciplinary programme, within which design, fashion and communication blend with heritage and innovation, IAAD is prototyping the mobility of the future. Based in Bologna and Turin, it is able to count on a strong community of designers.Alessandro Colombo – Executive Director of IAAD / Accademia Italiana
IAAD has campuses in two Italian cities. Each year, it trains 2,700 students enrolled for preparatory year, bachelor’s and master’s programmes.
- Transportation design
- Interior design
- Product design
- Communication design
- Digital communication design
- Textile & Fashion design
- Social innovation design
IAAD has campuses in two Italian cities
Excellence and high standards of education
IAAD invests in the quality of its education and the human and professional value of its teachers. It is an incubator of talents that can promote an interdisciplinary vision of design and provide students with the tools needed to play an active and constructive role in building contemporary society.
Network and recognition
The accreditation by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), the partnership with AD Education, the new Turin site housed in Lavazza’s new headquarters, the doubling in size of IAAD’s facilities in Bologna just three years after opening, the cooperation in the cultural and training sectors on projects with institutions, businesses, associations, the changes in the organisational structure and the creation of an international scientific committee all clearly illustrate IAAD’s growth both today and in the near future.
Professionalism and partnerships
ECV’s learning approach is focused on work on real-life cases with corporate partners. Chosen for their interesting opportunities for collaboration between our School and the various businesses, these projects enable our students to gain first-hand experience of the professional realities faced and the high standards required.
Daring and creative
Bringing together different areas of know-how and cultures, knowing how to take risks and experimenting to help new creations and ideas to emerge: these are values that guide us and that we share with our students in order to enable them to become excellent.
IAAD invests in the quality of its education and the human and professional value of its teachers…
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