Master of Arts in Communication Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

Program Description

Master of Arts in Communication Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

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SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION COMMUNICATION DESIGN. Deadline: 12 May

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The MA in Communication Design program approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program.

You’ll gain a solid background in integrated marketing communications, a field that combines traditional forms of marketing with new digital communications technologies. You’ll improve your proficiency in analog graphic design as well as the latest computer graphics programs. You’ll also have the chance to cultivate your skills in a rich variety of design production tools, including photography, Web design, digital video, and integrated new media. Alongside this expressive work, you will study the fundamentals of brand design, advertising, and journalistic writing to broaden your knowledge of the business side of the profession.

In project work with companies, you’ll practice the strategies you need to independently undertake all phases of complex communication projects, including art direction, project management, design, execution, and presentation. And you’ll develop a greater awareness of the sociological and ethical implications of the communications you create.

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

First Year

Project Management I, Computer Graphics, Project Methodology, Design Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, Ethics of Communication, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design

Second Year

Project Management II, Brand Design, Art Direction, Advertising, Sociology of Communication, Fundamentals of Journalism, Digital Video, and Integrated New Media

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Through exchange programmes, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.

The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide, including members and non-members of the Laureate International Universities network. Thanks to this vast international network, students at NABA are able to spend periods of study abroad, enriching their educational curriculum and laying the groundwork for increasingly international future careers.

International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Laureate group Universities and short summer courses.

NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Visit this link for more information on the Erasmus+ Programme and international exchange.

Professional Perspectives

Graduates can employ the theoretical and technical knowledge they gain during the program within a wide variety of communication contexts, especially those characterized by complex design problems. Graduates of this program will have the skills to launch a career as a:

  • Communication designer
  • Marketing professional within studios, communication agencies, companies, and multimedia production agencies

Placement

NABA’s Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 80% 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 résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

*Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2014 graduates.

Internships

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students, including Young & Rubican, Ogilvy & Mather, Havas Worldwide, Leagas Delaney, Edizioni Condé Nast, Independent Ideas, Milano Venture Company, Provincia di Milano, Armando Testa, Carmi e Ubertis, Publicis, Upim, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Editrice Abitare Segesta, Lowe Pirella, McCann Erickson, McCann Erickson Italia, Saatchi & Saatchi, Velvet, Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Lumen, Monster Italia, Publikompass, Comune di Milano, Harrods, Jannuzzi Smith, Emergency, Berlucchi Service, Leo Burnett, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, TBWA Italia, J. Walter Thompson, and Hearst Magazines.

Companies

The MA in Communication Design cooperates or has cooperated with: Art Directors Club Italiano, Berlucchi, CosmoProf, Diesel, Ferrero, Fiera Milano International, Good 50x70 Association, Jacuzzi, Leo Burnett, Martini, McCann Erickson, Procter & Gamble, Regione Lombardia, Roberta di Camerino, SCF, Smartbox, and Start Milano.

This school offers programs in:
  • Italian

Cost & Fees

Per year

  • EU and Swiss citizens: €9.900
  • non-EU citizens: €13.250


Last updated February 21, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
Feb. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,900 EUR
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Deadline
Locations
Italy - Milan
Start date: Oct. 2017
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End date Oct. 1, 2019
Start date: Feb. 2018
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End date Feb. 25, 2019
Dates
Oct. 2017
Italy - Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Oct. 1, 2019
Feb. 2018
Italy - Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Feb. 25, 2019
Price
Per year EU and Swiss citizens: €9.900; non-EU citizens: €13.250