The Italian University for Design

According to IAAD, design is culture of the project, is a system capable of linking production with end users dealing with research and innovation to provide social value, cultural significance to goods and services: meaning, form and function are the cornerstones of a conscious design.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



In 1978 IAAD opened first Italian the specialization “Car body architecture”, today “Transportation design”. Since 2008 the Department of “Transportation Design” is entitled to Andrea Pininfarina.


ISIA (Higher Institute for Artistic Industries) is a school of higher education, between the Institutes of Higher Education in Art and Music, which deals with design within the broader term.

Courses provide, in fact, the acquisition of tools, knowledge and skills to carry out the work and maintain a particular reference to the formal research and advanced technology in connection with the scope of industrial production and the cultural tradition of the city and the region in which they take place.


In order to allow its best students the best opportunities in the job market in the field of creative professions, IAAD manages contacts between students and the business world, promoting the profiles of their best students and graduates at the main market realities. Thanks to a network of relationships with the sector, IAAD has a database of companies, regularly updated, which constantly contact IAAD for the selection of young employees to be included in their structures.

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Student services

IAAD Guidance Office is available for those who want to have more detailed information on courses, deepening the training offer IAAD in general and get to know what opportunities there are for example, help in finding accommodation in Turin or a scholarship


The degrees are accredited by the Ministry of Education.

Student Reviews

Dream starts with IAAD
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

IAAD is one of the most renowned university for car design and After i got accepted by them i hope to have a very wonderful experience from there

Chasing Dreams
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University is mostly related to gain practical knowledge. All professors are active specialists working in companies related to your area. Many sponsor projects in collaboration with companies all around of Europe

It's time to change
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is in Turin and it's private, it costs like 7,500€/ year and when you don't pass an exam you have to pay 200€ for me was really difficult, I could have the financial support so only paying 3,500€ but I wasn't draw for the support at the beginning of the year but after so if during this year I had grades more of 25/30 for the second year I would have the...

Torino, Piedmont, Italy


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