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NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

4.0 out of 5 (28 ratings / 25 reviews) Milano, Italy
The NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, part of the GALILEO Global Education group, is an internationally renowned art and design academy located at the center of Milan’s world-famous design scene. 



Founded in 1980, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is the largest private art academy in Italy. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and English that are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).


Our professors are key to the success of our approach. They are highly skilled educators who are also practicing art and design professionals. They come from leading design and architecture studios, fashion companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and arts and culture institutes. Some are renowned art curators, designers, critics, published authors, or regular contributors to influential art and design magazines. All bring a current, real-world perspective to their lectures and group projects, through which they inspire students to learn, experiment, and grow.


NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti adopts an internal evaluation system of teaching and research activities, interventions on right to education and administrative management in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System UNI and ministerial regulations.


NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti’s Career Services & Industry Relations Office can provide you with support and guidance during your transition from the academy to the professional world. Our staff can help you develop self-promotion tools and assist you during your first steps into the world of work.

The Office develops relationships with companies in order to set up internship agreements, employment opportunities, and interactive projects between students and businesses.

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Student services

The Student Life Office provides several non- educational services  directed at facilitating student integration at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. These services  range  from assistance with bureaucratic issues, to healthcare and social life matters. Activities promoting integration include the welcoming of new groups of students, leisure  time  courses  and courses  encouraging personal growth, such as meditation, bio dance and yoga,  cine-forum, weekend trips and excursions out-of-town, in addition to social and musical events  on campus.

Student Care is a new service  offered by NABA to its students, especially to students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) and physical disabilities. 

Housing services

NABA supports BA, MA and Master students in finding accommodation (minimum permanence 12 months) offering, through selected agencies and private owners, single or double rooms in apartments shared with other students and/or single apartments.

Library services

NABA’s library collection contains more than 12,000 books, 50 magazine subscriptions, and 400 DVDs about various fields (graphic design, art, architecture, cinema), all for your free use in a quiet and beautiful place. The collection also hosts the degree theses of all our students from 2007 until the present.

ICT services

NABA is equipped with an intranet computer infrastructure connecting the over 200 computers available on campus.

Medical services

NABA, beside specific didactic and academic career related services, assists students with non-academic matters, including:

  •     Bureaucratic support for international students
  •     Healthcare
  •     Cultural, recreational and sport activities
  •     Deals with cultural and commercial services
  •     Student Counseling
  •     Support for students with learning or physical disabilities
  •     Student feedback collection

Student Life

Campus life

The Milan campus, set in the beautiful and historic Navigli area, comprises of 13 modern buildings spread over 17,000 square metres. Our design laboratories, cutting-edge tools, and classrooms are constantly updated so that your work can be as fresh and relevant as possible. With 4000 students from 70 countries on our campus, NABA is a truly multicultural environment. You will have a chance to collaborate with and learn new approaches from your international peers.


In more than 35 years of history, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti  has received several awards and accolades being considered one of the world’s top schools in the areas of art, fashion, design:

  • Selected by Frame Publishers in its Masterclass guide to the 30 best graduate schools in the world: in 2012 (MA in Design - Specialization in Product Design), in 2013 (MA in Fashion and Textile Design), in 2014 (MA in Design – Specialization in Interior Design).
  • Mentioned by Domus Magazine in the guide Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design in 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Ranked in BOF – Business of Fashion – Global Fashion School Ranking 2016, in the Top 50 ranking for Undergraduate Courses (BA).

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

NABA is an great university with a lot of opportunities.However of you are non Eu citizen,like me, it is pretty expensive.Also I have decided that I want to study and like somewhere has good like standarts and thos place is neither Turkey nor Italy.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

DURING MY THREE YEARS I HAVE LEARNED TO WORK IN THIS FIELD STARTING FROM SCRATCH. I have always had a predisposition for the world of fashion and I chose NABA because I thought it was the best offer for the training plan. I ASSIMILATED AT BEST ALL THE COMPETENCES PROVIDED, I would have preferred that there was more support for the availability of materials, but above all,...

Fashion is the meaning of my life, in which I invest my whole heart and soul.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My university is great, located in the center of Milan and is one of the best universities in the world for fashion design. I really liked and I am really proud that I am accepted in such a good fashion university. NABA’s programs are extremely extensive and detailed and include the necessary skills, knowledge, techniques and theory that I need to learn before fulfilling...

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