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.
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).
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:
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
Applications to NABA Summer Courses 2018 must be sent to: NABA SUMMER COURSES OFFICE via email at email@example.com and must be sent within and not later than three weeks prior to the course session beginning.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com or via phone at +39 02 97 372 295
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.
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.
For final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity .
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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