NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

Introduction

Founded in 1980, NABA is an internationally renowned innovative arts and design academy based in the heart of Milan’s design scene.

NABA is the largest private educational academy in Italy offering six BA and seven MA courses, all recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). The continued success of NABA over 30 years stems from the multidisciplinary approach of all of our programs and relies upon a well-balanced combination of theory, taught by distinguished teaching professionals and practical work with leading companies and studios.

NABA prides itself on its networks with the most prestigious companies and top-level professionals, offering students the unique opportunity to develop their professional artistic competencies whilst preparing them for the world of work. Within one year of graduation 82% of students find jobs. Set in the beautiful Navigli area of Milan, the modern NABA campus is 17,000 mq and consists of 12 buildings.

All facilities, equipment and individual subject studios are constantly updated to keep students’ work as fresh and cutting edge as possible. With 3.000 students coming from 70 different countries NABA has a real international feel that adds value and enriches the student experience.

NABA proudly promotes intensive educational exchanges with Art and Design universities in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.

NABA joined the Laureate International Universities network in 2009. Laureate is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education.

history

History

THE ROOTS

NABA was originally founded in Milan in 1980 by Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo and Tito Varisco. The trio wanted to change the rigid academic traditions of the past by introducing new visions and languages based on contemporary artistic practice and the creative professions. In 1981 NABA was officially recognised by the Ministry of Education, University & Research.

THE ’80S – A CIRCLE OF OUTSTANDING NAMES

During the 1980s the school soon became a leading Academy and attracted internationally renowned artists including Kengiro Azuma, Emilio Isgrò, Carlo Mo, Emilio Tadini, Lucio Del Pezzo, Franco Grignani, Mario Carieri, Umberto Mariani, Roberto Menghi, Aldo Montù, Waler Valentini, Gino Negri and Hidetoshi Nagasawa. Another of the famous names to be associated with the school was Gianni Colombo, who later became the Director of the Academy from 1985 to 1993 and really helped to shape NABA’s educational philosophy, making it as contemporary as it is today.

THE ’90S – MOVING INTERNATIONAL

In 1990 the Academy underwent an internationalisation process, leading to NABA joining ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts). Later, in 1995 the Academy received the very most prestigious of awards from The Mayor of Milan, who awarded NABA the Certificate of Civic Merit with the following accolade: “NABA has grown in prestige and fame and has become the Italian reference point for Fine Arts Academies in Europe and Internationally.”

THE NOUGHTIES – THE GROWTH

In the years 2003 to 2004 NABA moved to the impressive new campus on via Darwin 20, Milan. From 2006 to 2011 NABA added a further eight programs to its ever growing list of courses offered, including the first two-year MA programs and one-year Master programs.

Finally on the 21st December 2009 NABA joined Laureate Education, an international network of accredited universities that includes a community of over 1,000,000 students in more than 80 institutions in 29 countries.

why naba

Why choose NABA

  1. Over 30 years of excellence
    for more than 30 years, NABA has collaborated with major national and international companies, enabling most graduates to enter the world of work within a year of graduation.
  2. Accreditation
    Being accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education since 1980, NABA offers internationally recognized degree both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  3. Reputation
    Graduating at NABA means being graduated in one of the top Institution in the field of design according to opinion leader like Domus Magazine.
  4. Exposure to Creative Professional World
    Thanks to the unique educational approach that balance theory with practice, students have the chance to work on real projects with Italian and international companies.
  5. Unique Curriculum
    NABA offers a diverse range of programs and specializations with a innovative and career oriented focus.
  6. World class facilities
    NABA Campus can count on fully equipped labs, wireless coverage, cafeteria and open green spaces.
  7. Academic Excellence
    100% of NABA’s lecturers are professional and leaders in their field and have educational qualifications required for the courses they teach.
  8. A student-centered mind
    Students come first at NABA. Small Project Classes size grant students a direct and open dialogue with Faculty members.
  9. Diversity
    Students gain a multicultural life experience with 3000 students coming from over 70 different nationalities on our campus.
  10. Milan
    Being based in Milan, the world fashion and design capital, students at NABA can profit of this unique location to participate to international design events and travel across Europe.
  11. A dedicated service for job placement after your studies
    NABA has a dedicated office that support students finding internship and job after their studies. Thanks to the close relationship with companies, NABA can offer an average of 3 intership per students.
  12. An International Network
    As member of Laureate Education Institutions, students at NABA can profit of several study abroad opportunities from Erasmus to semester, summer or exchange programs in different location across the world.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Communication Design

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

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. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION DESIGN 

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

Master of Arts in Design (specialization in Interior Design)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

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. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN DESIGN – INTERIOR DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

Master of Arts in Design (specialization in Product Design)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Italy Milan

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. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN DESIGN – PRODUCT DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design Program ... [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

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 own fashion language, and you’ll hone your ability to analyze and critique fashion design at a high level. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

Master

Master in Contemporary Art Markets

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path that will give you the artistic vocabulary and expertise to interpret the dynamics and economics of today’s art market. You’ll have the opportunity to network with established industry professionals and to collaborate with internationally acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections, and art centers. [+]

MASTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART MARKETS

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

Master in Creative Advertising

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

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. [+]

MASTER IN CREATIVE ADVERTISING

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

Master in Photography and Visual Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

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NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Via C. Darwin, 20

Milan, 20143 IT