Diploma in Fine Arts

IED Diploma - 3 years

  • School: Visual Communication
  • IED Credits: 180

  • School: Visual Communication
  • IED Credits: 180
  • Start date: October 2021
  • Language : English

    Diploma in Fine Arts

    The IED Diploma in Fine Arts turns the student into an artist 3.0 and 360º, with training based on developing projects in diverse areas of plastic and visual arts. The hybridisation between disciplines has been introduced in a training programme that covers, from an academic perspective, but one which is connected to the context of today's professional world, formats, media, and what is to come. And all of this in a creative and stimulating space that is connected to the most cutting-edge art and design. A programme for experimenting with technology and every material. Students will work with techniques and concepts that cover 3D sculpture, video creation, installation design, expanded painting, body and space and contemporary drawing.

    With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely. 

    Course file

    Diploma in Fine Arts

    • Type of course : IED Diploma
    • Language : English
    • School: Visual Communication
    • IED Credits: 180
    • Start date: October 2021
    • Duration: 3 years
    • Timetable : Morning-Afternoon
    • Attendance: Mixed
    • Qualification: Private
    • Enrollment rate: 2500 €
    • Course Fee: 11400 €
    • Course Fee (non UE residents): 11900 €


    Fine Arts Diploma faculty is said to be one of the best faculty members in Fine Arts.

    • 85% of them have won the best prize for emerging artists in Spain: Generations.
    • 50% have won ARCO award for Young Talents.
    • Most of them are PhD, MFA from the mos prestigious international universities.
    • All are represented in prestigious art galleries in Spain.

    They have exhibited at the Biennale (Venice, Italy), Serpentine Gallery (London, UK), Museum St. Petersburg (Malaga, Spain), ICA (London, United Kingdom), CA2M (Madrid, Spain), among others.


    Blanca Gracia

    Drawing. Born in 1989 in Madrid she holds a BFA from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and finished her studies in the University of New Mexico (U.S.A). Her artistic work has a strong base in drawing expanding to many different techniques ranging
    from paintings to videoart, installations and even scenic art productions. She also partners with other artists to produce sound, choreographies or costumes, which nourish her projects and makes them more collaborative. During these past years
    she has been awarded many grants and scholarships such as an anual residency in Matadero Madrid, the 2017 edition Generaciones Prize (LCE) or the Mario Antolin Grant, part of the BMW Painting prizes.

    Carlos Fernández-Pello

    Sculpture. Carlos Fernandez-Pello (Madrid 1985) is an artist, curator and professor. As a researcher he has worked extensively with UCM, has been a visiting scholar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and visiting professor at the Centro de Estudios of the MNCARS. His practice revolves around the epistemological crisis between academic and artistic knowledge, treating them as malleable forms. This particular approach has led in recent years to a long-term investigation around the intersection of
    art, architecture and biology, which he then translates into his installations and sculptures.

    Jose Díaz

    Painting. José Díaz (1981) has a BFA from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2009 he studied a Master in Art and Creation at the Complutense University. His work has been seen in recent years in numerous institutional projects such as Querer parecer noche, CA2M, Mósteles, 2018 or Generaciones, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2018 . In 2019 he had a solo exhibition at Patio Herreriano Museum with Ángeles Marco. In 2020 he wins the Arco Comunidad de Madrid Prize for young artists. Develops his artistic activity through painting. Painting understood as a research process and as a way of doing, especially linked to the affective processes produced between the human being and his environment.

    Elena Juárez

    New Media. Elena Juárez is a visual and new media ar?st based in Madrid. She develops visuals, interactive and generative graphics and multimedia installalations in collaboratioon with other artists and cultural institutions.Her practice is aimed at a special motivation in “lighting dark spaces” so her work is mainly linked to the performing arts and producers of electronic music. In her interventions, the geometric compositions and the abstract narratives in which the sound is closely related with visual programming.

    Leonor Serrano Rivas

    Performance. Leonor Serrano Rivas has been recipient of the Botin Foundation International Visual Arts Grant in 2016; ARCO 2016 Young Artist Award by Solán de Cabras; the New Contemporaries ICA London; Tokyo Arts and Space Residency; Arts Council of England Grants for the Arts or, more recently, BBVA Multiverso Grant for videoart production (2020). She premiered her first performance at Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilion, London, one year before obtaining a MFA from Goldsmith’s University in 2015. Since then, she has exhibited internationally including
    Liverpool Biennale; E-Werk, Freiburg; Freelands Foundation, London; Matadero, Madrid; C3A, Córdoba; Russian Museum St. Petersburg, Málaga; ICA London; Arcade Gallery, London; CAAC, Seville; Chisenhale Studios; Tiro al Blanco, Guadalajara, Mexico; XI Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice; amongst others. Museums and collections that have acquired her work are CA2M (ES), Botín Foundation (ES), Monte Madrid Foundation (ES), DKV (ES), Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (CAAC) (ES), Solán de Cabras Collection (ES), Masaveu Foundation (ES) or Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky Collection (USA).

    Diego Delas

    Installation Art. As both architect, artist and researcher, his work spins around the studio practice and into the making, with regards to reconstruction, repetition and re-interpretation of a pre-modern culture in regression. Diego Delas looks at certain vernacular architectural motifs –those related to storytelling and magical thinking- functioning as or embodying notions of a certain modernist drive. Delas studied Architecture and Fine Arts in Madrid before moving to London to obtain a MA Painting at the Royal College of Art and a PhD at the Ruskin College of Art, University of Oxford while being honored to be beneficiary of prestigious grants and prizes such as the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Oxford. He was also shortlisted by Cervezas Alhambra Emergent Art Award, Paulo Cunha e Silva Prize, Generación, Award by Fundación Montemadrid, Madrid, Spain; Feria BARCU, Bogotá, Colombia, Lucy Halford Bursary, Windfall Bursary or RCA (HEFCE) for Royal College of Art, London. Being exhibited internationally with solo and group shows, his work has also been acquisitioned by art collections like those of MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León, Montemadrid Foundation, DKV Collection, Kells Collection or Cervezas Alhambra Collection.

    Training Areas


    Gaining in-depth knowledge of the different artistic languages (painting, sculpture, contemporary drawing, video creation, performance and new media) as well as media, understanding the possibilities of materials and technologies applied to artistic creation.


    Studying the different methodologies of research in and through art. Analysing the history of art as part of the history of our societies. Gaining in-depth knowledge of the theory of art in order to provide a solid discourse to the artist.


    Providing specific tools for the artist’s professionalisation: organisation of the work, presentation of the professional history, as well as management and dissemination of the artistic production.

    Why study at IED Madrid?

    The IED Diploma in Fine Arts turns the student into an 360º artist, with training based on developing projects in diverse areas of contemporary creation. The hybridisation between disciplines has been introduced in a training programme that covers, from an academic perspective, but one which is connected to the context of today's professional world, languages, media etc.

    The IED Madrid Diploma in Fine Arts turns the student into an interdisciplinary artist able to evolve together with the changes in fine arts.

    Fine Arts students at IED Madrid continuously question everything that surrounds them, exploring and calling into question the established perspectives. The programme covers from traditional disciplines up to new forms of art, providing a more extensive vision of the different techniques of artistic expression.

    The curriculum is developed to promote diversity and wide-ranging research in contemporary art, always in connection with discipline such as Science, the Humanities and Technology. Through the knowledge of techniques, methodologies and materials, students will develop capacities that will turn them into cross-disciplinary artists with highly developed research capacity, exploration skills and critical thinking.

    Professional Opportunities

    • Expert in Fine Arts
    • Artist
    • Artist for cinema and TV
    • Museums
    • Art galleries
    • Teacher
    • Internet artist/video artist


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