Undergraduate Programmes

STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 3 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE BA DEGREE
CREDITS 180 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%
SPECIALIZATIONS PRODUCT DESIGN / INTERIOR DESIGN

DESCRIPTION

The world of design is vast, encompassing objects, furniture, lighting, and interiors, as well as service and interaction design. In the BA in Design, you’ll explore a multitude of contemporary design challenges. You’ll gain the conceptual and technical skills to define and solve real design problems that designers face every day.


You’ll develop more sensitivity and passion for the world of objects: the cultural artifacts that both reflect and shape human life. You’ll also explore interior space, examining its interactions with objects and its function as a stage for individual and collective rituals.

Following a “learning by doing” approach, the BA in Design integrates theoretical studies with experiential workshops. You’ll investigate theories of color and form and learn new design tools and techniques, from manual drawing to 3D modeling. You’ll discover how to anticipate contexts of use, translate these into formal solutions, and choose suitable manufacturing methodologies. You’ll also determine aspects of product marketing and distribution.

In hands-on workshops, you’ll have the valuable opportunity to develop projects based on briefs given by real design companies. Guided by faculty members and industry professionals, you’ll work individually and in teams to gain experience with rendering tools, experiment with materials, and present your projects in a compelling way with digital presentation techniques. As you interact with people in various design roles, you’ll get a feel for the industry and make important connections.

The BA in Design degree is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Bachelor of Arts degree (180 CFs).

STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 3 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE BA DEGREE
CREDITS 180 CFS
SPECIALIZATIONS MOTION GRAPHICS & VISUAL EFFECTS / 3D DESIGN & ANIMATION/GAME DEVELOPMENT

DESCRIPTION

The BA in New Technologies for Applied Arts - Digital Production, alongside NABA BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts, completes the Academy’s educational proposals in the multimedia arts sector. The course, in fact, has been conceived to train three types of professional figures, respectively in the fields of motion graphics, 3D design and animation, and game development.


Over the three years students will complete design work and participate in workshops to gain an insight into the common features of these subjects (during the first year in particular) and will then specialise in the application of one subject.

At the end of their studies, graduates will be ready to either begin their professional careers in the chosen field or embark on a two-years Master of Arts degree.

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Design and create complex graphics objects
  • Produce high-quality motion graphics projects
  • Devise and create articulated 3D projects
  • Create complex design and animation projects
  • Design games, including characters, dynamics and interactions
  • Create video games using the main development platforms
STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 3 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE BA DEGREE
CREDITS 180 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%
SPECIALIZATIONS MOTION GRAPHICS & VISUAL EFFECTS / 3D DESIGN & ANIMATION/GAME DEVELOPMENT

DESCRIPTION

Come to Milan to ride the city’s amazing energy of fashion—and debut your own ideas! In the BA in Fashion Design program, you’ll study the market so you can better anticipate its demands and trends. You’ll learn about fashion design theory, innovative fabrics, and new technologies and manufacturing processes. You’ll also explore fashion styling and communication for advertising and editorials.


In NABA’s fashion laboratories, you can analyze and elaborate on fashion concepts and realize your projects using new tools and techniques


Thanks to NABA’s close connections within the fashion industry, you’ll have the chance to participate in collaborative projects with companies. As you work within teams to design outfits, accessories, even collections, you will gain a realistic experience of professional life.


You’ll practice interacting with people in various roles within the fashion world—people with whom you can make valuable connections.


Each year, you’ll take a fun, experimental course focused on coaching and free creativity, one that builds motivation and teamwork skills. You’ll be guided to discover your passions and strengths with the aim of identifying your own specialization in the field. You’ll explore new forms of entrepreneurship and prepare to launch your career within the Italian and international fashion system.


The BA in Fashion Design program is recognized by Italian Ministry of Universities, Education and Research (MIUR) as a Bachelor of Arts degree (180 CFs).


STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 3 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE BA DEGREE
CREDITS 180 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%
SPECIALIZATIONS BRAND DESIGN / CREATIVE DIRECTION /VISUAL DESIGN

DESCRIPTION

As new graphics technologies evolve, so do approaches to company branding and advertising. In NABA’s BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction program, you’ll learn the multidisciplinary approach to graphic design and communication that today’s marketplace demands: a blend of graphics + digital media + advertising.


Brand identity design and advertising are the cornerstones of this program. You’ll solidify your knowledge of the fundamentals of graphic design (typography, layout, infographics, and packaging), and you’ll gain expertise with the latest computer graphics techniques (motion and 3D). You’ll focus on recent applications in the field of digital publishing (for tablets, smartphones, and the Web) and explore animated illustration within visual design.


Through a synthesis of research, business strategy, and creativity, you’ll define innovative communication approaches for businesses. You’ll learn by doing, creating individual and group studio projects under the guidance of faculty members and experts from the business world. Teamwork will help you bridge cultural and technological gaps and learn new perspectives from your peers. This program will prepare you for a career in advertising, digital publishing, or new media.


The BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Bachelor of Arts Degree (180 CFs).


Postgraduate Programmes

STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 2 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE M A DEGREE
CREDITS 120 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%

DESCRIPTION

In our contemporary times, interior spaces play an increasingly important role in the definition of our individual and collective environments, inhabited and experienced by billions of people. The interior space is built substance, and entering into it does not mean entering an empty space but becoming part of a complex body.


Interior design can “activate” public and private spaces of contemporary cities: it is the tool that can express a soul and a meaning to the physical and mental spaces in which human life is defined. The interior designer builds new stories and new values in existing structures. It’s a professional capacity that society has always needed in history, and that will be always needed in the future.


The course deeply explores the issues and the methodological processes related to the design of interior spaces, with the aim of developing professional profiles that are mature, aware, trustworthy and flexible, able to express themselves successfully in the global market of creative jobs.


The course program exposes the student to several design experiences, guided by extremely skilled educators and professionals from Italy and abroad, in the wider educational context of the city of Milan, one of the most important world capitals of contemporary design, that belongs to one of the most historically and culturally rich countries in the world.


The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as a Master Of Arts Degree (120CFs).


STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 2 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE M A DEGREE
CREDITS 120 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%

DESCRIPTION

The world of material goods design and production undergoes constant changes, constantly reflecting the changing needs, forms of communication and renewed lifestyles. This evolution raises important ethical questions and stimulates a broad conversation about what kind of society and environment we want to co-create. Within this debate, you as designer will play a key role if you are able to hold a wide vision about the relationships between products, sustainability, and urban life.


The MA in Product Design developed out of the MA in Design, first as a specialization and now as its own complete degree program.


You will learn a contemporary approach to design founded on the Italian design culture. You will explore the ideas and strategies of professional designers in order to develop your own personal design identity. You will analyze new reference scenarios on innovative topics and design or re-design objects through fostering an experiential and physical relationship with them.

Thanks to continuous interaction with faculty mentors and industry professionals, you will become a well-rounded designer who is able to direct all stages of product development, including brainstorming, design strategy, materials research, and actual production.

The MA in Product Design is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs).


STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 2 Years
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE M A DEGREE
CREDITS 120 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%

DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design is an intensive project-based degree.


During this two-year program, you will explore innovative fashion tools and manufacturing processes and the myriad creative possibilities they afford. You’ll develop the capacity to translate ideas into your ownfashion language, and you’ll hone your ability to analyze and critique fashion design at a high level.


The program’s main courses rely heavily on project work. By the end of your studies, you will have aportfolio of projects focusing on fashion and textile design. Your work will also integrate elements ofaccessories and costume design, visual and written storytelling, photography, graphic design, and hat making.


Experienced fashion professionals will mentor you in building a personalized skill set as part of crafting your identity as a fashion designer. Whereas in most schools industry professionals have the role of visiting professors, in this program they lead a full design mentorship experience, monitoring and guiding the development of each student’s individual style and approach to the craft.


The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs).


STARTING DATE OCTOBER 2017
Duration 1 Year
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
TITLE ACADEMIC MASTER’S DEGREE
CREDITS 60 CFS
PLACEMENT RATE 80%

DESCRIPTION

The Master in Creative Advertising is a joint initiative between NABA and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. This one-year master’s program focuses on innovative and effective advertising techniques that get customers thinking, talking—and buying. The course covers all media in which advertising appears—from print, radio, and TV to the Web and social media.


You’ll prepare to enter the creative departments of advertising agencies by learning how to solve problems creatively and how to convey ideas to others in a concise and persuasive way. Both of these core life skills are transferable across any number of disciplines, particularly those associated with commercial creativity.


In addition to a Certificate of Recognition from Media Design School, eligible graduates will receive an Academic Master’s Degree awarded by NABA and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.


ABOUT MEDIA DESIGN SCHOOL

Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded private higher education institute for the creative industries. The Auckland-based school offers specialist degrees in emerging creative fields, including bachelor’s degrees in 3D animation, media design, visual Eeffects, game art, and game programming. Media Design School alumni have gone on to employment with top companies such as DreamWorks, Pixar, BBDO, and Saatchi & Saatchi, and they have worked on major productions such as The Hobbit and Avatar.


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