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Why Madrid?

Madrid is the “campus” of the IED Master. A dynamic, open and hospitable city known for its museums and cultural activities, for its night-life and its authenticity.
Thanks to its location in the city centre and the collaboration agreements established with local institutions, such as the Madrid City Hall, the students and collaborators of the IED Madrid enjoy privileged access to the large public centres for culture, arts and education: the Biblioteca Nacional, La Casa Encendida, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museo del Prado, etc.

Living in Madrid also offers the chance to take part in a lively and varied student atmosphere. The city boasts a rich educational choice (seven public universities, eight private universities) as well as research centres, summer courses, forums, seminars and specialization courses, to name just a few.
The cultural life of Madrid, the quality and quantity of its museums, cultural centres, theatres, auditoriums and cinemas turn it into a very active cultural centre, which hosts some of the most important cultural events of the year in Spain, such as ARCO and PHotoEspaña.

Dynamic, multicultural, hospitable and tolerant, its character as an open city enhances its image as a space for the exchange of ideas and cultures, and favours a welcoming atmosphere that combines education, culture and fun. As an economic and financialcentre, the home of the main national and international institutions and companies, the daily life in Madrid brings together professionals from all sectors, to constantly generate new professional opportunities.

It is an important link between Europe and Latin America, the North of Africa and the Middle East, thanks to its historic past and its privileged geo-strategic position. Its geographical position, infrastructures and human capital, along with its quality of life and projection to the future, turn Madrid into one of the most attractive cities in which to live, study or work.
Madrid and its surroundings host many photography schools, art centres and events, such as Estampa Art Fair, Matadero Cultural Center, or the Ivory Press bookshop, which is specialized on photobooks.

Come and study in the city center with us, and be part of an international community of photography lovers who have come together to celebrate this medium, in the context of contemporary cultural practice, design and visual arts!

Hospitality Department
The IED Madrid has launched a new service for international students and for those who live outside Madrid, situated in the Palacio de Altamira.
If you have any doubt or question, please contact us by email at hospitality@madrid.ied.es or by phone on +34 91 448 04 44.
All of the information regarding administrative procedures and student services in Madrid is available in our online Student Guide.

 

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