Entry Requirements

Each postgraduate program sets its own admission requirements regarding educational qualifications and technical and project-related skills, as specified below.

If your background differs from the description under your program of choice below, you will still be considered if your motivation and research interest in the field are strong.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Ideal candidates will hold an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in a subject within the arts or humanities. Students who hold a different degree or diploma may apply for admission if they demonstrate a strong interest aligned with the topics of this two-year MA program. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 120 educational credits and the Master of Arts diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

The program is intended for graduates with an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in design or architecture. Students with a different degree or diploma will be considered if they are motivated by a significant interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 120 educational credits and the Master of Arts diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

The program is intended for graduates with an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in design or architecture. Students with a different degree or diploma will be considered if they are motivated by a significant interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 120 educational credits and the Master of Arts diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

The program is intended for students with an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in fashion design, architecture, or design. Students with a different degree or diploma will be considered if they are motivated by a significant interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 120 educational credits and the Master of Arts diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

Ideal candidates will hold an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in a subject within the arts, communication, or humanities. Students with a different degree or diploma will be considered if they are motivated by a significant interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 120 educational credits and the Master of Arts diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

The program is intended for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree or academic diploma in the fields of photography, visual arts, or design, or in a theoretical subject within the arts or humanities. Students with a different degree or diploma, as well as professionals with significant experience in the program’s field, will be considered if they are motivated by a strong research interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 60 educational credits and the Academic Master’s diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

This course is intended for candidates holding a bachelor’s degree or academic diploma in communication, advertising, graphic design, media design, visual arts, or marketing, or in any other humanities subject or discipline related to the program’s topics. Students with a different degree or diploma, as well as professionals with significant experience in the program’s field, will be considered if they are motivated by a strong research interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 60 educational credits and the Academic Master’s diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

The program is intended for candidates holding a bachelor’s degree or academic degree in a theoretical subject within the arts, humanities or economy. Students with a different degree or diploma will be considered if they are motivated by a significant interest in the program’s topics. A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 60 educational credits and the Academic Master’s diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

NABA postgraduate programs are taught in Italian or English. Students are required to submit evidence of the knowledge of the language according to the chosen program. The language certificate shall be submitted within one month before the beginning of the Master program and should not be older than 2 years.
The requested level for Italian is an intermediate level (complete B1 - according to CEFR).
Please find here below the English language certificates accepted by NABA:

CertificateLevel
IELTS5.0 Academic
Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE)C or 154 (from January 2015)
Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)Distinction or 160 (from January 2015)
Cambridge English: Business Vantage / BEC VC or 154 (from January 2015)
Cambridge English: Business Vantage / BEC PDistinction or 160 (from January 2015)
TOEFL Paper

494–510

TOEFL Computer173–180
TOEFL Internet59–64
Trinity College Certificate

Integrated Skills in English (ISE level I - all 4 skills)

PTE Academic

36–42

TEEP

5

BULATS40–59 (all 4 skills should be passed: listening, reading, speaking, writing)
TOEIC (provided that student passes all parts)

listening and reading score 600,
speaking score 140,
writing score 140

Students exempted from this requirement are:

  • Mother tongue students
  • English Speaking Countries (prior check with the admission office)
  • English Speaking Degrees (prior check with the admission office)
  • English Speaking Degrees in non-mother tongue countries (prior check with the admission office)

MIUR REQUIREMENTS

Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR): Entry Requirements

Students holding a bachelor’s degree from an institution outside Italy must contact the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the degree was issued and ask for the perfezionamento documenti, which consists of:

  • An Italian translation, made by a certified translator, of your bachelor’s degree diploma.
  • An Italian translation, made by a certified translator, of your academic transcripts.
  • Dichiarazione di valore in loco (Declaration of Value) of your bachelor’s degree. The Dichiarazione di valore in loco is a document attesting that the academic qualification you earned is valid for enrollment in Italian universities and academies.

Click here for a complete list of Italian consulates and embassies worldwide.

The notarized and translated documents, as well as the Dichiarazione di valore in loco, will either be sent to NABA by your Italian consulate or embassy, or will be directly issued to you. In the latter case, you need to submit them to NABA’s International Admissions Office as soon as available.

FOR NON-EUROPEAN STUDENTS APPLYING FOR THE TWO-YEAR MA

Application for a Student Visa to Italy

Upon receiving the enrolment form filled in and signed and the pre-enrolment fee payment, NABA will provide students with all necessary assistance in order to apply for the student visa.

To obtain the visa, NON European students shall submit a specific pre-enrolment form (called Modello A bis) to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of origin. The deadline to apply for pre-enrolment is usually scheduled by the end of June of each year, but may vary according to the guidelines yearly provided by the Italian Ministry of Education: students are invited to enquire directly the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country of origin.It is essential not to miss this deadline or the study visa for enrolment to Italian Universities/Academies might be refused.