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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Founded in 1980, NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, with campus in Milan and in Rome, is the largest private art academy in Italy. Since 1981 NABA is legally recognised by the Higher Education in Art and Music system (AFAM, Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), regulated by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR).

NABA was founded with the aim of challenging the inflexibility of the traditional academic world, introducing new visions and experiments. It is an academy that is evolving by looking to the future to perceive the signs of change, welcoming the diversities of the contemporary world.

NABA is not just a place of education guiding students to create their professional identity and personal expression. It is also a place of production, enabling students to experiment a plurality of experiences, thus acquiring independence in design, empowering them to consciously position themselves within the design scene and the international professional system.

Complex projects, in diversified languages based on cultural areas of reference, generate new and innovative content, thanks to artistic production and application to the production sectors of companies.

The teaching methodology is interdisciplinary, the result of a true vocation for research and relations with the artistic and professional context. A collaborative network of institutions and partners facilitating sharing, growth and enriching knowledge beyond the perimeters of the Academy in the fields of fashion, design, visual arts, media and new technologies, graphics and communication.

Campuses

Campuses

Offered Courses

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 1 Internship | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

With a creative and practical approach, the BA supports students to discover and develop their abilities and talent. Led by professional teachers, the educational growth is enhanced by collaborations with companies and institutions connected in Milan and Rome. The educational offer will be enriched by a new specialisation in Fashion Design Management from the A.Y. 2021/2022.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Styling
  • Communication

Over the BA, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the tools and the design approach specific to a fashion designer
  • Improve the skills to analyse and develop concepts and ideas, which later will be used in complex projects, managing all the steps of the design and the making phase
  • Share professional experience in team and exploring new scenarios of the Fashion system to achieve new type of entrepreneurship

Master of Arts in Fashion Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA is an intensive programme based on the development of workshop-based projects in the field of fashion design. During the course, through the guidance of a faculty made up of professionals, students learn how to apply the different tools of the fashion language to their projects, with the purpose of creating a substantial portfolio that will support the start of their professional careers. The MA brings together theoretical, artistic, and technical elements, turning them into incisive statements of style and mindset.

Career Opportunities:

  • Fashion designer
  • Brand director
  • Creative director
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion visual merchandiser
  • Trend forecaster
  • Image consultant
  • Costume designer
  • Fashion innovative designer
  • Sustainable fashion designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Textile Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

Starting from A.Y. 2021/22, the MA aims to develop professional figures capable of managing the creative processes associated with fashion textile design, from woven to knitted fabrics, including innovation, sustainability, and design-thinking-related aspects.

The programme, which is supported by strong relations with the Italian production sector, offers theoretical, technical and experimental lessons applied to projects, providing students with in-depth knowledge of the textile discipline and its expression in the fashion and art industries.

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art Direction

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA introduces students to the world of communication and new media combining the academic approach with the experimentation of the creative labs. Students learn how to deal with the project using the techniques and languages of graphic design, advertising, digital publishing, digital media, 3D and motion graphics, delivering real and effective projects for companies and associations.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Brand Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Visual Design

Career Opportunities:

  • Art director
  • Copywriter
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Brand designer
  • Editorial designer
  • Retail and exhibition designer
  • Packaging designer
  • Illustrator
  • Visual designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA combines solid training in the marketing and integrated communication field with a rich variety of technical and artistic-expressive skills, for the production of real communicative outputs.  Through the work on real briefs, the students have the chance to put the acquired skills into practice and to undertake all phases of complex communication projects.

Career Opportunities:

  • Communication designer
  • Marketing professional
  • Art director
  • Copywriter
  • Strategic planner
  • Communication manager
  • User experience and interface designer
  • Brand designer
  • Social media manager
  • Digital strategist
  • Creative director

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in User Experience Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

Starting from A.Y. 2021/22, the MA provides the theoretical, technical and methodological skills for the design of complex digital communication systems. Through a continuous synthesis between creativity and strategy, and with an analytical and systemic approach to design that refers to cognitive psychology and contemporary visual culture, the MA deals with the study and design of digital interfaces (websites, apps, digital publishing, internet of things, etc.) and has a focus on user experience (UX/UI) as well as on information architecture.

Career Opportunities:

  • Web designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Interface designer
  • Experience designer
  • Interaction designer
  • User experience lead
  • Digital director
  • User researcher
  • Information architect
  • Content strategist

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Academic Masters in Creative Advertising

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 60 CFA

The Academic Master in English provides students with the chance to develop core skills in copywriting, storytelling and art direction, enabling them to produce advertising campaigns across various types of media. The Master didactic method consists of a cycle of meetings with well-established professionals and companies in the world of Italian and International advertising who will lead students, with a typical learning-by-doing approach, through the main techniques of creative advertising process.

Career Opportunities:

  • Creative director
  • Brand consultant
  • Media planner
  • Copywriter
  • Art director

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Bachelor of Arts in Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 2 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA alternates and integrates theoretical studies with experiential workshops. The programme aims to stimulate sensitivity and passion for the world of objects, understood as cultural artifacts that reflect and shape human life, and it explores space as an environment, examining its interactions with objects and its function as a stage for individual and collective rituals.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Interior Design
  • Product design

Career Opportunities:

  • Designer
  • Interior designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Temporary events and/or installations designer
  • Service designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Interior Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA thoroughly explores themes and methods related to interiors that play an increasingly important role in the contemporary age. In order to develop professionals profiles, able to express themselves in the global job market, the programme enables students to deal with a number of project and operational experiences, through a cross-disciplinary, innovative and multicultural approach and led by international professionals.

Career Opportunities:

  • Interior designer
  • Exhibition designer
  • Furniture designer
  • 3D modelling specialist
  • Project illustrator
  • Stylist
  • Interior decorator
  • Lighting designer
  • Brand designer
  • Design consultant

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Social Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA enables students to understand the new social needs of the contemporary age, exploring new scenarios for the global designer. When it is aimed at defining social development strategies, the design is able to valorise human and natural resources, to drive sustainable innovation, to promote local communities development and to activate social evolution dynamics, through a global “competitive” approach. 

Career Opportunities:

  • Project development manager
  • Communication designer
  • Product designer
  • Social designer
  • Environmental designer
  • Community designer 
  • Event designer
  • Strategic planner
  • Public policy manager
  • Design consultant

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA, founded in 2006 and supported by globally recognised artists, curators, critics, and intellectuals, combines a sound training in the artistic production with highly specialized curatorial practice. Given the solid positioning of the Visual Arts Area within the contemporary art system, students face interdisciplinary activities to produce new exhibition models, questioned by an aesthetic, social, economic and philosophical point of view.

Career Opportunities:

  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Editor of art magazines and books
  • Art critic
  • Exhibition designer
  • Gallery and museum director
  • Auction house consultant
  • Art dealer
  • Director of public institutions

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Academic Masters in Contemporary Art Markets

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 60 CFA

The Academic Master is a programme directed at provides students with the most effective tools to interpret the art market dynamics, with a particular focus on contemporary artistic languages. It enables students to come into direct contact with established industry professionals, through workshop projects, off-site visits to galleries, auction houses, art fairs, collections and art centers, and field trips to Artissima and Art Basel, the most important events for the art market.

Career Opportunities:

  • Project manager for galleries, museums and foundations
  • Auction houses’ specialist
  • Art advisor
  • Art dealer
  • Private and corporate collections curator
  • Manager of artists foundations and archives
  • Communication manager and journalist
  • Consultant for legal and financial art services

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Academic Masters in Photography and Visual Design

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 60 CFA

The Academic Master is an annual programme aimed to prepare groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of the contemporary photography: photographers, curators and editors. The educational approach considers the photography as a whole with a particular complexity, without any differences between the medium categories and practices, enabling students to acquire diversified skills to manage the photography as such a stratified language.

Career Opportunities:

  • Photographer for advertising, fashion, architecture, art
  • Curator and cultural operator, event manager for photographic exhibitions, fairs, and festivals
  • Photo editor and image consultant for companies and publishing houses
  • Photo research specialist and archivist for image banks and stock photography agencies

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Creative Technologies

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The programme introduces students to the world of the CGI, through the design of VFX for audiovisual productions, the design of 3D characters and environments, and the game design. The BA is characterized by a significant design work and workshops attitude and delves deeply into the contemporary multimedia and digital production. Great attention is paid to the VR, MX and Virtual Production experimentations.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • VFX
  • 3D Design
  • Game Development

Career Opportunities:

  • Technical artist
  • Creative technologist
  • VFX supervisor
  • Compositor
  • 3D artist
  • Game developer
  • Character designer
  • Colorist
  • CGI animator
  • VR specialist
  • Rigger
  • Shader artist
  • Interaction designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in New Technologies for Arts

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA explores the complexity of a world managed and interpreted by analogical tools, such as videocameras and microphones, as weel as by digital ones, such as big data and machine learning, through the creative expression of experimental media and new technologies. The programme lays the foundations to find innovative artistic and expressive ways of restoring reality to audiovisual productions, by the use of documentary, creative coding, X-reality.

Career Opportunities:

  • Technical and concept artist
  • Creative coder
  • Interaction designer
  • Creative technologist
  • AI expert 
  • Creative producer
  • Interactive storyteller
  • VR and MR expert
  • Game designer
  • Film documentary director, scriptwriter, cinematographer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Set Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 2 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA accompanies students in the complex reality of set design through the study of subjects related to the design for theatre, entertainment, events, exhibitions. Through transversal courses, both theoretical and practical, like photography, costume design, light design and performing arts, as well as participating in internships with leading theatres and companies in the field, students acquire the skills to enter the professional world.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Theatre and Opera
  • Media and Events

Career Opportunities:

  • Opera, ballet and prose set and costume design
  • Musicals and concerts set design
  • Exhibitions and events set design
  • Music videos and advertising set design
  • Fashion shows and photo shootings set design
  • Cinema and television set and costume design

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Product and Service Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The transition of the modern world from a “society of goods” to a “society of services” and the needed research of a sustainable relationship with nature and environment give today’s designers the chance to explore the ethics of design and the wideness of the design field more thoroughly. In constant interaction with lecturers and professionals, students become full-scale designers, capable of managing all the development phases of a project, from its conception to the production.

Career Opportunities:

  • Product designer
  • Service designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Brand specialist
  • Product development manager
  • 3D modelling specialist
  • Design manager
  • Brand designer
  • Art director

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 2 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA acknowledges and explores the transformations of contemporary art towards an interaction with the productive and social context, reinterpreting the traditional educational approach through an experimental one, related to the contemporary art dynamics and values. It leads students in a variety of environments, techniques and methods, supporting them in the development of a personal way of expressing themselves and their artistic ideas.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Painting
  • Visual Arts

Career Opportunities:

  • Visual artist
  • Illustrator
  • Assistant curator
  • Manager of cultural events
  • Film director
  • Graphic designer
  • Director of photography
  • Exhibition and set designer
  • Audio and video editor

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Media Design and Multimedia Arts

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA provides students with the tools to interpret and participate in the complex reality of contemporary media. It focuses on the key aspects/main issues of the audiovisual production, in the increasingly hybrid environment of cinema, video games and animation, exploring language, history, writing, techniques of shooting, editing, and postproduction, 2D and 3D animations, direction of photography, sound design, game design and interactive multimedia installations.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Film Making
  • Animation
  • Game Design

Career Opportunities:

  • Screenwriter or author for audiovisual
  • Director
  • Media designer
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Director of photography
  • 2D Animator
  • Character designer
  • Game designer
  • Game producer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English



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