Description

The BA program in Painting and Visual Arts acknowledges the contemporary transformations that are blurring the traditional borders between fine art disciplines today. The program reinterprets and expands the traditional academic approach to painting and visual arts by encouraging experimentation with a full array of artistic techniques and media.

This program was founded on the belief that the role of the artist is becoming more and more relevant within the world of design production and communication. Companies are recognizing that artistic expression adds value to their brand, and you’ll be able to explore this opportunity in your project work. 

On the theoretical side, you’ll gain a basic knowledge of art history, and you’ll study the dynamics and values of the contemporary art world. You’ll learn visual and aesthetic vocabularies for working with images, and explore the connection of art to its broader social context.

On the practical side, you’ll learn basic skills in painting, drawing, graphic design, video, photography, sound design, and other media—and you’ll put those skills to work in project assignments spanning a variety of environments and methods. Faculty mentors will guide you in finding your individual voice as a visual artist and charting your personal artistic path. You’ll have the chance to exhibit the artistic works you produce in class. And you’ll develop your skills in self-promotion, communication, and organization in order to gain easier access to the professional world.

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

Triennio in Pittura e Arti Visive

First Year

Artistic Anatomy, Drawing, Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts, Photography, History of Modern Art, Painting, and Painting Techniques and Technologies.

Second Year

History of Contemporary Art I, Painting II, Visual Arts Technique and Technologies, Video Installations, Aesthetics, Sculpture, and Public Art.

Third Year

History of Contemporary Art II, Painting III, and Cultural Anthropology

+ One optional exam between: Drawing II, Photography II, Sculpture II, and Video Installations

+ Two optional exams between: Urban Design I, History of Cinema and Video, Special Graphics Techniques, Theory and Methodology of Mass Media, and Performing Techniques for Visual Arts

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

Marco Scotini

MARCO SCOTINI

Andris Brinkmanis

ANDRIS BRINKMANIS

Faculty and Visiting Professors

Yuri Ancarani, Simone Balsamo, Francesco Bernardelli, Alberto Bettinetti, Stefano Boccalini, Marco Bongiorni, Fabio Carlini, Vincenzo Castella, Emmanuela Ciceri, Gabriele Cipolla, Antonella Cirigliano, Giovanni De Lazzari, Anna De Manincor, Massimiliano De Serio,  Ettore Favini, Gabriela Galati, Massimiliano Guareschi, Caterina Iaquinta, Maresa Lippolis, Marcello Maloberti, Daniele Marzorati, Igor Muroni, Adrian Paci, Cosimo Pichierri, Lorenza Pignatti, Andrea Sala, Andrea Staid, Colonel Trinca, Elvira Vannini, Caterina Viganò, Marco Zappa.

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Graduates of the BA in Painting and Visual Arts program will have the theoretical, technical, and practical skills to launch a career as a(n):

  • Visual artist
  • Illustrator
  • Assistant curator
  • Cultural events manager
  • Assistant film director
  • Filmmaker/videographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Exhibition and set designer
  • Video and audio editor
  • Photography assistant

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

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 associations, galleries and institutions that provide internships for NABA students, including Art for the World Europa, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, A12 Associati, Fondazione Museion—Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Prometeogallery, Galleria Alessandro de March, Form Content (London), BAK—basis voor actuele kunst, O’Associazione, Arabeschi di Latte, Supportico Lopez (Berlin), Fondazione lettera27 Onlus, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Massimo Carasi, Sotheby’s Italia, Skira Editore, Fondazione Giuliani per l’Arte Contemporanea, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni sas di Ciavoliello Giulio & C., Careof Organization for Contemporary Art, Gruppo Cimbali, and Associazione Culturale a.titolo.

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