NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan and Rome

Introduction

Founded in 1980, NABA is the largest private art academy in Italy.

NABA is the largest private educational academy in Italy offering six BA and seven MA courses, all recognized 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.

The Milan campus, set in the beautiful and historic Navigli area, comprises of 13 modern buildings spread over 17,000 square meters To offer students the opportunity of developing their design skills in the city that originated and shaped Western art and culture, NABA is opening a new location in Rome* in 2019.

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 recognized 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 internationalization 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 the 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 an 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. Italy
    To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art and Design
  11. A dedicated service for job placement after your studies
    NABA has a dedicated office that supports students finding internship and job after their studies. Thanks to the close relationship with companies, NABA can offer an average of 3 internships per students.
  12. An International Network
    As a member of Laureate Education Institutions, students at NABA can profit from several study abroad opportunities from Erasmus to semester, summer or exchange programs in a different location across the world.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

Bachelor of Arts in Design

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

During the program, students are challenged by progressively more demanding tests and exercises as they hone their conceptual and technical skills. This accelerates their education and experience and exposes them to the many roles for designers today. After exploring basic concepts and techniques, students learn to observe the multitude of contemporary forms of design and apply them in their work. The program aims to stimulate sensitivity and passion for the world of objects, understood as cultural artifacts that reflect and shape human life. It explores space as an environment, examining its interactions with objects and its function as a stage for individual and collective rituals. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DESIGN

Specialization in Product Design

Specialization in 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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. 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 ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

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. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FASHION DESIGN

Specialization in Fashion Design

Specialization in Fashion Styling And Communication

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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art 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. ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art Direction

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

As new graphics technologies evolve, so do approaches to company branding and advertising. In N.A.B.A.'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. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ART DIRECTION

Specialization in Brand Design

Specialization in Creative Direction

Specialization in 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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art 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. ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Media Design and Multimedia Arts

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

If the constant evolution of new media inspires you, and you want to be a part of it, consider N.A.B.A's BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts. You'll learn to conceive and produce pieces using traditional media formats (TV and cinema), the latest digital animation techniques, and new forms of multimedia art. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MEDIA DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA ARTS

Specialization in Film Making

Specialization in Digital Animation

Specialization in Game 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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art 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 ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in New Technologies for Applied Arts

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The BA in New Technologies for Applied Arts - Digital Production, alongside N.A.B.A. 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. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR APPLIED ARTS

Specialization in Digital Production

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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. 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. ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The BA program in Painting and Visual Arts acknowledges the contemporary transformations that are blurring the traditional borders between fine art disciplines today. The program reinterprets and expands the traditional academic approach to painting and visual arts by encouraging experimentation with a full array of artistic techniques and media. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PAINTING AND VISUAL ARTS

Specialization in Painting

Specialization in Exhibition and Display 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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art 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 ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Set Design

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

Set Design is an art with broad boundaries, encompassing all that is required to stage a performance or an exhibition. In the BA in Set Design program, you’ll dive deep into the varied world of scenography and its many applications in performing arts: theatre, opera, cinema, and television. You’ll also explore the use of set design in staging exhibitions, events, temporary installations, and photo shoots for advertisements. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SET DESIGN

Specialization in Theatre and Opera

Specialization in Media and Events

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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. 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, Lombardy, 20143 IT
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Rome, Lazio, IT