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 youâ€™ll be able to explore this opportunity in your project work.
On the theoretical side, youâ€™ll gain a basic knowledge of art history, and youâ€™ll study the dynamics and values of the contemporary art world. Youâ€™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, youâ€™ll learn basic skills in painting, drawing, graphic design, video, photography, sound design, and other mediaâ€”and youâ€™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. Youâ€™ll have the chance to exhibit the artistic works you produce in class. And youâ€™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).
Artistic Anatomy, Drawing, Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts, Photography, History of Modern Art, Painting, and Painting Techniques and Technologies.
History of Contemporary Art I, Painting II, Visual Arts Technique and Technologies, Video Installations, Aesthetics, Sculpture, and Public Art.
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.
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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 ViganĂ˛, Marco Zappa.