The BA provides the students with the tools to 35 interpret and participate in the complex reality of contemporary media. The nature of such media, as linear as a film but also instantaneous, accessible and multimodal, more than ever now, provides artists and authors with the opportunity to connect and interact with media to form new and original works.
Focusing on the content, history, and effects of audiovisual productions in the increasingly hybrid environment of cinema, video games and animation, the program explores language, writing, history, and theory of cinema and media, shooting, editing and postproduction techniques, conception and production of 2D and 3D animations, direction of photography, sound design, game design, and interactive multimedia installations.
The Bachelor of Arts aims to provide students with competencies in the following fields:
Writing and audiovisual production for cinema and web.
Digital animation and video game design.
Design and development of interactive and transmedia projects.
The BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR) as a Bachelor of Arts degree (180 CFA).
Among the subjects:
History of Cinema and Video, Multimedia Dramaturgy, Linear Audiovisuals, Audio and Mixing, Multimedia Languages I, Digital Cultures, Digital Applications for Art I
Among the subjects:
Creative Writing, Direction of Photography, Digital Animation Techniques, New Media Aesthetics, Interaction Theories and Techniques, Direction I, Computer Games, Multimedia Languages II, Multimedia Design I, Project Culture, Digital Applications for Art II
Among the subjects:
Direction II, Direction for Videogames, Multimedia Design II, History of Modern Art, Theory and Methodology of Mass Media, Communication Processes Analysis, Multimedia Installations, Phenomenology of the Image, Art Semiotics, Sociology of Cultural Processes
Study Abroad Opportunities
Through exchange programs, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.
The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide. 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 Galileo Global Education 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.
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Professional and Educational Perspectives
Graduates of the BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts program will have the theoretical, technical, and practical skills to launch a career as a:
Writer for television or the Web
Graduates may also choose to study at the specialist, master’s, and doctorate levels in the fields of communication, filmmaking, or multimedia arts.
NABA's Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 89% of NABA graduates find employment during the first year after graduation (data certified by Ipsos Observer regarding 2015 NABA graduates). Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.
NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students, including The Walt Disney Company Italia, Zodiak Active, Fabrica Art & Media, Green Tomato, Next Media Lab, Cicciotun, Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, Studio Azzurro, Mediaset, Cinerent, Running Tv International, Magnolia, 3Zero2TV, Spyder J. Film, You_are, Italian International Film, Cattleya.
The BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts cooperates or has cooperated with: Fabrica Art & Media, Green Tomato, Next Media Lab, Cicciotun, Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, Studio Azzurro, Mediaset, H3G, Ardaco Production, Gagarin Cinematografica, Rai 2, Trussardi, Officina Italia, MIR Cinematografica, Cromatina General Brand.