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Graphic Design and Art Direction, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Milano, Italy | Roma, Italy
The BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction from NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti leads students into the varied world of communication that has been increasingly expanding with the spreading of new medias, and directs students towards three main professional areas: Brand Design, Creative Direction and Visual Design.
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The BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction from NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti integrates academic approach and techniques and visual languages’ experimentation: digital publishing (e-book, smartphone and web), viral video distribution on social networks and animated illustration. It focus on the crucial elements of graphic design (typography, page layout, infographics, packaging) and constant update of computer graphic programs (motion graphics and 3D design). 

The strength of our teaching methods lies in the Creative Laboratory: place for research both for individual and group projects, where students, supported by industry experts and professionals, work on live briefs developing complete and mature projects in several communication sectors. In summary, interdisciplinarity, technical expertise, creative qualities, analytical skills and methods are the main qualities of our students that help them to perceive trends and to respond to new market demands.

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. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
    • Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Graphics 
  • History of Modern Art
  • History of Applied Arts
  • Graphic Design 
  • Layout and Visualization Techniques
  • Semiotics
  • Art Direction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

 For both European and non-European students, admission depends on fulfilling minimum educational and language requirements, and passing an admissions test.

  • Higher Secondary School Diploma
  • 12 Years Of School Attendance
  • Language Requirements For Ba Programs Taught In Italian
  • Language Requirements For Ba Programs Taught In English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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For EU students:

  • 6th Income Bracket - Over Euro 150,000 - € 17,500
  • 5th - Up to Euro 150,000 - € 16,000
  • 4th - Up to Euro 130,000 - € 13,500
  • 3th - Up to Euro 100,000 - € 11,740
  • 2nd - Up to Euro 70,000 - € 8,690
  • 1st - Up to Euro 45,000 - € 6,900

Living costs

  • Milano, Italy

    850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Roma, Italy

    850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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