NABA is proud to launch a new contest aimed at awarding the best talents with 5 scholarships to attend the upcoming edition of the Master in Photography and Visual Design starting next October 2016.

The Brief

Since its début in the world of media, photography has built multiple and fruitful relationships with various artistic disciplines, such as, painting, architecture, literature, cinema and music… Examples include the narratives of the work of Sophie Calle or the work of Boris Mikhailov, who draws on his prints, or Thomas Demand, who combines photography with sculpture, playing on references between images and three-dimensional models. In these examples, the materials do not consitute the mere theme of the photography and the photographs do not depict architecture or paintings through the lens, but combine with the same in a deeper structural level, altering specificity and purpose.

The perception of photography as a single, distinct disciple has fallen by the wayside, in favour of new conceptual and material interactions: the limits of photography have become unstable boundaries and other disciplines are now included within the same to form a composite language. The resulting interdisciplinarity is the outcome of this network of integration and synergy.

Photography is no longer alone.

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The competition is open to candidates willing to approach the world of photography, arts, national and international communication and combine a solid historical and cultural base with highly developed technical and practical skills necessary for success in national and international markets.


The three best projects will be awarded a scholarship for partial coverage of the tuition fee to attend the Academic Master in Photography and Visual Design starting in October 2016.

1st prize: n. 1 scholarship covering 60% of the tuition fee to attend the Program

2nd prize: n. 1 scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fee to attend the Program

3rd prize: n. 1 scholarship covering 40% of the tuition fee to attend the Program

2 special mentions covering 20% of the tuition fee to attend the Program



The works must be sent  by and no later than April 29th 2016. Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on May 23rd 2016.

Applicants are required to present a piece of work developing the proposed theme, employing a minimum of one and a maximum of 20 photographic images. The piece is to be accompanied by a text of a maximum length of one page (1800 key strokes), which describes the work carried out. The project may be submitted as a hard copy or on digital media (CD, DVD, USB flash drive, with the files saved in pdf format).

Candidates are also required to submit:

Personal portfolio of works and projects (maximum 15 candidate’s best projects)

Detailed curriculum vitae

Motivation statement

Copy of Degree Certificate

Academic Transcripts

NABA Application Form – Academic Year 2016



Projects in digital format must be uploaded to the following address:




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or sent by e-mail to:


Paper works must be sent to:

NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano

International Admissions Office

Via Darwin, 20

20143 Milan, Italy

When you submit your project, you will receive a confirmation within 48 hours that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at: int.info@naba.it