Description

The world of design is vast, encompassing objects, furniture, lighting, and interiors, as well as service and interaction design. In the BA in Design, you’ll explore a multitude of contemporary design challenges. You’ll gain the conceptual and technical skills to define and solve real design problems that designers face every day.

You’ll develop more sensitivity and passion for the world of objects: the cultural artifacts that both reflect and shape human life. You’ll also explore interior space, examining its interactions with objects and its function as a stage for individual and collective rituals.

Following a “learning by doing” approach, the BA in Design integrates theoretical studies with experiential workshops. You’ll investigate theories of color and form and learn new design tools and techniques, from manual drawing to 3D modeling. You’ll discover how to anticipate contexts of use, translate these into formal solutions, and choose suitable manufacturing methodologies. You’ll also determine aspects of product marketing and distribution.

In hands-on workshops, you’ll have the valuable opportunity to develop projects based on briefs given by real design companies. Guided by faculty members and industry professionals, you’ll work individually and in teams to gain experience with rendering tools, experiment with materials, and present your projects in a compelling way with digital presentation techniques. As you interact with people in various design roles, you’ll get a feel for the industry and make important connections.

The BA in Design degree is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Bachelor of Arts degree (180 CFs).

Specializations

Triennio in Design - Giulia Fiorista, BA in Design student, Ortomeraviglia, final project

First Year

Interior Design I, History of Design, History of Modern Art, Materials and Technology I, Product Design I, Digital Modeling Techniques I, Drawing for Design, Design System I

Second year

Interior Design II, History of Contemporary Art, Materials and Technology II, Product Design II, Digital Techniques and Applications

+ One optional exam between: Light Design, Accessories Design, Exhibit Design

+ One optional exam between: Anthropology, Marketing and Management

Third year

Design Culture, Technology of Materials III, Phenomenology of Contemporary Art, Interaction Design, Interior Design III, Product Design III,

+ One optional exam between: Urban Design, Design System II,

+ One optional exam between: Interior Design project research, Product Design project research

+ One optional exam between: Digital Modelling Techniques II, History of Cinema and Video, Photography, Aesthetics, Design Management

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, including members and non-members of the Laureate International Universities network. 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.

International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Laureate group Universities and short summer courses.

NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Visit this link for more information on the Erasmus+ Programme and international exchange.

Faculty

Guido Tattoni

GUIDO TATTONI

Claudio Larcher

CLAUDIO LARCHER

Faculty and Visiting Professors

Stefano Giovannoni, Alessandro Guerriero, Giovanni Lauda, Emanuele Lomello, Renato Montagner, Elin Pernilla Ohrstedt, Massimo Pettiti, Luca Poncellini, Angela Rui, Denis Santachiara, Mario Trimarchi, Migliore + Servetto Architects

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Graduates of the BA in Design will have the theoretical, technical, and design practical skills to launch a career as:

  1. Designer
  2. Interior designer
  3. Social designer
  4. Furniture designer
  5. Event or installation designer
  6. Service designer

Graduates may also choose to study at the master’s and doctorate level in the fields of design, interior design, and interior architecture. At NABA, they can earn their Master of Arts in:

  1. Interior Design
  2. Product Design

 

NABA's Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 89% of NABA graduates find employment during the first year after graduation (data certified by Ipsos Observer regarding 2015 NABA graduates). Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students, including: Armani Hotel, Giulio Iacchetti, Studio Bestenheider, Vittorio Martini 1866, Giochi Preziosi, Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés, the Swatch Group, Giorgio Armani, Pininfarina Extra, Tagua, Azimut-Benetti, Bonetto Design International, Alta Design & Engineering, AAAHHHAAA, Forchets, Studio di architettura Amedeo Guidobono Cavalchini, Aldo Cibic – Cibicworkshop, Progetto CMR Engineering, Integrated Services S.r.l., Abad Architetti S.r.l., Festina Italia, Zanotta, Luxottica, Studio Italo Rota & Partners, Giugiaro Architettura, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Luceplan, IKEA Italia Retail, 3M Italia, Yellow Office, Studio Lissoni Associati, Studio Barreca & Lavarra, Uragano Studio, Veneta Cucine, Dado Arredamenti.

The BA in Design cooperates or has cooperated with: Abitare, Momo Design, ENI, Vinavil, Jannelli e Volpi, Material ConneXion, Industreal, the Swatch Group, Giorgio Armani, Pininfarina Extra, and Giochi Preziosi.

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