NABA is an internationally renowned art and design academy located in Milan and Rome, the two capitals of Italy’s world-famous design, art and fashion scene. Founded in 1980, NABA is the largest private art academy in Italy offering accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and in English language, and has recently counted the highest number of students from all over the world among Italian AFAM (Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance System) Fine Arts schools. It offers academic degrees equivalent to first and second level university ones in the design, fashion design, communication and graphic design, media design and new technologies, set design and visual arts areas. As a student at NABA, you will develop your creativity while preparing for the professional word. NABA has spent decades cultivating relationships with prestigious design companies and studios, and you will have the chance to work on real-world project briefs given by these companies. This emphasis on hands-on practice, balanced with lectures about art and design theory, is what makes NABA’s academic methodology so successful and unique.
With 4000 students from 80 countries, NABA is a truly multicultural environment. The Milan campus, set in the beautiful and historic Navigli area, comprises of 13 modern buildings, while the new Rome campus occupies two historical buildings. Both campuses offer design laboratories, cutting-edge tools, student spaces and a library. Among our alumni, the employment rate within one year from graduation is 92%.