Founded in 1980, NABA 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 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’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.
The Student Life Office provides several non- educational services directed at facilitating student integration at NABA. 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.
NABA helps BA, MA and Master students to find accommodation (minimum of permanence 12 months) offering, through selected agencies and private owners, single or double rooms in apartments shared with other students and/or single apartments.
The library contains books and other media relevant to NABA courses. Students can search for articles on EBSCO, the premiere online academic database. Lecture notes and supporting materials are available, as well as a complete record of design contests that students can participate in.
NABA’s superb IT infrastructure, high-tech equipment, and fully equipped labs provide students with every resource for unlimited experimentation and self-expression. Numerous and spacious common areas help to build a strong feeling of community among students and faculty members by fostering invaluable interaction and collaboration.
NABA offers a Counseling Service for students. In up to eight weekly encounters of 50 minutes each, counselors support students in finding the inner resources to face difficulties related to their studies, relationships, and personal growth, such as:
NABA’s campus hosts more than 4000 students from all over Italy and more than 70 foreign countries. Its 13 buildings are located downtown in the Navigli district - one of Milan’s most exciting and stimulating areas - in a newly renovated industrial complex with significant architectural value.
The NABA campus, which covers approximately 17,000 sqm, includes an atelier and labs for several activities: design, knitwear, fabrics printing and dyeing, 3D printing, computer graphics, sound design, photographic studio.
In addition to these, there are also a student lounge area, print and paint shops, and a cafeteria.
The Office also organizes fun social activities for you to get to know other students, such as:
These activities facilitate friendship and reciprocity, making you and every student feel part of NABA’s large and vibrant community.
In more than 35 years of history, NABA has received several awards and accolades being considered one of the world’s top schools in the areas of art, fashion, design:
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