NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is an internationally renowned art and design academy located at the center of Milan’s world-famous design scene. Founded in 1980, NABA is the largest private art academy in Italy. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and in English that are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It is one of the top design institutes in Italy.

As a student at top design institute italy- ] NABA, you’ll develop your craft while preparing for the world of work. NABA has spent decades cultivating relationships with prestigious design companies and studios, and you’ll have the chance to work on real-world project briefs given by these companies. This emphasis on hands-on practice, balanced with lectures about art and design theory, is what makes NABA’s academic methodology so successful and unique. Within one year of graduation, 80% of our alumni find jobs

Set in the beautiful and historic Navigli area of Milan, NABA’s campus comprises of 13 modern buildings spread over 17,000 sq. m. Our design laboratories, cutting-edge tools, and classrooms are constantly updated so that your work can be as fresh and relevant as possible.

With 3000 students from 70 countries on our campus, NABA is a truly multicultural environment. You’ll have a chance to collaborate with and learn new approaches from your international peers.

NABA, one of the top design institutes in Italy, is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 accredited campus-based and online universities in 28 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Through this network, NABA students can take advantage of amazing study abroad opportunities at Laureate art and design schools worldwide.

Laureate universities share a mission to make outstanding higher education accessible and affordable so that more students can pursue their dreams. At NABA, you'll gain a global, multidisciplinary knowledge of your craft that will prepare you to launch an exciting career in art and design as it is one of the top design institutes in Italy.

Undergraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes

Summer Courses

First session from June 26th to July 6th 2018
Second session from July 10th to July 20th 2018
Third session from July 24th to August 3rd 2018
Application Deadlines

Applications to NABA Summer Courses 2018 must be sent to: NABA SUMMER COURSES OFFICE via email at and must be sent within and not later than three weeks prior to the course session beginning.

Admission Requirements
  • All classes are held in English, so a fluent understanding of the English language is required.
  • Please read carefully the course description before applying to a course as NABA will not take any responsibility for the students’ choice of a course level that is not suitable to their background and skills.
  • NABA can accept bookings from students from 18 years of age. In case of applicants who are 16 but show a strong motivation to NABA Introduction level or Experience level courses, NABA will take their applications into account, on condition that a written declaration of responsibility is sent by their parents or legal guardians.
  • We strongly suggest students to bring their personal equipment, as indicated prior to the course beginning.
Tuition Fees
  • 1,595 EUR tuition fee for a 2-week session (45 hours of lesson over 9 days)
  • 2,795 EUR tuition fee for a 4-week session (90 hours of lesson over 18 days)
  • 3,995 EUR tuition fee for a 6-week session (135 hours of lesson over 27 days)

The fees include: class work, lectures and guided visits included in the program.

The fees do not include: travel expenses, accommodation, local transportation and meals.

Total fees are due by the start date of the course and under no circumstances students who have not finalized the payment will be admitted into class.

Please note that NABA Summer Courses 2018 have a limited number of places that will be therefore assigned on a first come-first accepted basis.Please note that NABA Summer Courses 2018 have a limited number of places that will be therefore assigned on a first come-first accepted basis.


NABA will award ECTS credits for its Summer Courses, so it will be easier for students to transfer their credits to other Universities and Academies that use or acknowledge the ECTS system.

Upon successful completion of each 2-week summer course (45 hours of classes), NABA will issue 3 ECTS credits that can be transferred at the option of each student’s home university.

Interested students should require NABA ECTS course syllabus to NABA Summer Courses Office at and submit it to their home universities in order to verify the possibility of having the ECTS credits issued by NABA for the summer courses recognized in their study curriculum. In order to obtain the ECTS credits students must be over 18, shall have completed the High School studies and be enrolled in a university study path, meet the admission requirements of the course and achieve the course learning outcomes and objectives.

Housing Options

NABA helps international students find accommodation. Students can choose among a number of single and shared room at Campus walking distance, in apartments managed by the school.

Furthermore, NABA has developed agreements with a certain number of real estate agencies that have a variety selection of apartments in different area of the city and, at the same time, has developed contacts with private landlords that rent out apartments close to the Campus and in various area. NABA has also special deals with hostels, residence and hotels.

For further information, please contact NABA Housing Office via email at or via phone at +39 02 97 372 295

Introduction Level Courses

Intended to students without any academic background in a specific subject area and to students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Intermediate Level Courses

For students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Advanced Level Courses

For final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity .

Exp = Experience Courses

For people of all ages and abilities willing to explore their passion in a new creative environment while experiencing Milan, World's Capital of Fashion and Design.

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