NABA educational environment aims at promoting relations based on trust, exchange and collaboration and at stimulating an individual development that is not influenced by a competitive selection process.As recognized Academy, NABA offers first level academic diplomas equivalent to first level university degrees.
Besides Painting and Visual Arts and Theatre Design, disciplines that are traditionally present in Fine Arts Academies and that have been revisited in a contemporary perspective, the investigation and operational attitudes of contemporary designers as well as the tools they commonly use will be explored.
Undergraduate Programs are intended for students with an interest for project culture and artistic experimentation. NABA program curricula include various kinds of training activities, individual and class work so as to offer a wide range of critical, methodological and operative skills that are necessary to develop autonomous research and an ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
Through a number of research projects and numerous collaborations with Italian and foreign institutions, students become aware of the social responsibility of those who design objects and images for collective fruition in an interconnected and multi-cultural world
NABA also offers you the opportunity to study abroad for a semester as part of your BA program. BA students will have the chance to spend a semester in the USA or in New Zealand at one of the following partner universities: New School of Architecture and Design (San Diego, USA), Santa Fe University of Art and Design (Santa Fe, USA), Media Design School (Auckland, New Zealand).
Bachelor of Arts in DesignSpecializations: Product Design, Interior Design
The three-year BA Program in Design is intended to provide general training on the design culture in the areas of product, interior and set design.
In this perspective, the BA Program in Design aims to provide the fundamental skills to navigate the world of design through a methodology based on “learning by doing” in which the theoretical study is combined with workshops and laboratory practice. The BA Programs sweeps from the theories of color and form to experience in dealing with different materials, from freehand drawing to digital design, from the practice of the basic software up to the attainment of a critical vision needed to address the project work.
Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual ArtsSpecializations: Painting , Visual Arts
The training philosophy of the three-year BA Program in Painting and Visual Arts wants to take in the transformations characterizing the contemporary artistic practices that have abandoned the disciplinary borders of fine arts in order to acquire a new attitude to the design application and to interact with the different fields of productive and social life.
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion DesignSpecializations: Fashion Design, Fashion Styling and Communication
The path of study in Fashion Design addresses all disciplines related to the fashion world by combining lectures with laboratory work to develop a methodological approach combined with a strong critical analysis skill.
The curriculum is focused on experimental design and technique and it offers the opportunity to explore both the industrial production and the small scale and artcraft production.
Bachelor of Arts in Media Design and Multimedia ArtsSpecializations: Video and Film Making, Animation and Game Design The Three-year BA Program in Media Design and Multimedia Arts gives students a solid background to enter the professional market as authors/programmers of linear and interactive audiovisuals. At the end of the program, students become professionals capable of designing and implementing different contents and forms of media applied creativity, as well as controlling and managing all the production phases involved.
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre DesignSpecializations: Theatre Design, Exhibition and Display Design The BA in Theatre Design is a three year course of study devoted to develop the skills necessary to design the theatre, film or television set and to create spaces for events, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shops. Students will explore the great panorama of disciplines aimed at training professional who works with the director to create a show or a set, from preparing the backdrop to the stage design, to the choice of costumes, from the study of lighting to the organization of a showand the tools to promote it.
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art DirectionSpecializations: Brand Design, Audiovisual Languages and Techniques The three-year BA program in Graphic Design & Art Direction trains students to become professionals in the world of graphics and advertising.
The Program is set to meet the growing demand for professionals who can think strategically, using all the the techniques, from the traditional ones to the more innovative, such as motion graphic or interactive design.