Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

Program Description

Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design ,integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops.

Coursework is enriched by guided visits to research centers and performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries.

Workshops simulating real assignments in real technologically-equipped studios are conducted in collaboration with a network of partner companies and institutions and focus on various project areas from photography exhibitions to magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects.

The second part of the program is dedicated to a period of internship at selected companies or institutions such as publishing companies, editorial offices, photo agencies, photo archives, museums, galleries, or photo studios that could help facilitate their entry into the job market.

The combination of all these different aspects and approaches represent the tools through which this program prepares groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of photography, arts, and national and international communication.

During the one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, students have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire a solid base of historical and cultural knowledge
  • Develop the technical and practical skills necessary for success in national and international markets
  • Learn a number of professional methods and presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment

PROGRAM CURRICULUM: Project and Set Design (Exhibition), Photography (Magazine), Photo Editing, History of Photography, Theory of Image, Photography System, Computer Graphics, Photography Technics, Visual Studies

The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Maste Degree (60CF)


The one-year MA in Photography and Visual Design equips students with the necessary fundamentals to continue their studies or to enter the world of professional design and creative industries.

This program is focused on training a wide variety of professionals who are involved in the production, management, and distribution of photographic images for both commercial objectives and artistic goals: Photographers in a variety of fields, including advertising, fashion, architecture, and the arts, curators and cultural operators, events managers for photographic exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and other cultural venues, Photo editors and image consultants for companies and publishing houses, Photo research specialists and archivists for image banks and stock photography agencies, Managers for cultural industries who are involved in the production and management of photographic materials


The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 

81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*.

Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

*Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2012 graduates.

Internship & Placement

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Form Content Londra, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Sotheby's Italia, Skira Editore, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni, Careof Organization for Contemporary Art,Open Care

This school offers programs in:
  • Italian

Last updated October 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
1 year
Full time
12,590 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Italy Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 3, 2018
Duration 1 year
Price 12,590 EUR
EU students. 16,250 for non-EU citizens