Florence is a main Italian city from an artistic and cultural point of view, and is also considered the capital of traditional Italian craftmanships in the fields of fashion and accessories. It is located in Tuscany, where innovation and research are competitive and have an articulated industrial history.
IED Florence offers a view into this unique and multilingual world, defining the professions of the future while analysing at the roots the deep traditions of this city.
IED Florence was opened in October 2008 and is located inside the House of Creativity, the recently restores campus is in the Renaissance cloister of Santa Maria Maggiore, in an unparalleled location in the center of the city and just a few meters from Brunelleschi's Dome. IED Florence is a venue of intercultural exchange and experience dedicated to innovation and contemporary works.
IED activities and courses derive their richness from the knowledge and appreciation of the resources of the territory, both in and around Florence such as the districts of Prato and Santa Croce sull'Arno. These districts have retained the traditional handicraft workmanship and combined it with technological innovation in order to preserve the Italian know-how on how to "Saper far bene le cose" - Make things well.
These unique products, that range from leather to dry textile goods, are found in some of the most prestigious shops world-wide, such as Ferragamo and Gucci.
IED Florence offers a wide variety of courses (from One Day to One year) in both English and Italian language, and offers the opportunity of discovering the educational offers of other IED campuses in Italy and World-wide.