IED São Paulo is a cultural hub forming part of a network of creative minds from various parts of the country, bringing together professionals from Brazil and all around the world.

In 2005, Brazil was chosen to host the first school of Istituto Europeo di Design outside Europe, which is based in São Paulo - the 4th largest city in the world. With the aim of expanding connections with students, teachers and professionals who can develop creative ideas through design, IED São Paulo marked the beginning of the school's activity in the country as the only international centre 100% focused on design.

Based in Higienópolis, close to the main cultural hotspots in São Paulo, we’re part of an international network where education, design, fashion and communication come together and actively contribute to training professionals who can take on current challenges with an eye towards the future. 

Our methodology is based on practical application of knowledge as a complement to theory, bringing together knowledge and know-how. Our teaching is adapted to the different profiles of our students and faculty. Professionals from the industry are also involved in the process, with courses always brought into line with market changes. 

Our design courses are divided into four key areas (Fashion, Strategy & Management, Graphic & Digital and Product & Spaces). IED São Paulo is also open to the community around it, offering cultural events focusing on design as a powerful tool for transformation and innovation.