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A city of exceptional history and the centre of international diplomacy, cinema and national public television, Rome teems with unique archaeological, historical and social heritage and today provides an alternative modern model to Milan, offering collective artistic and cultural productions that dialogue with the city’s past and recent history.
Architectural works such as the Auditorium Parco della Musica by Renzo Piano or the MAXXI: Museum of XXI century Arts by Zaha Hadid become the “Roman Forum” of modern society, a public space for meeting and sharing through artistic language, open to the city and to its inhabitants.

Rome thus continues to be an ideal place to create connections, relationships and designs.

Why study in Rome?

The capital of Italian Culture and Cinema

A lively and pulsating city, Rome offers students numerous cultural stimuli, thanks mainly to events of international importance such as the David di Donatello and the Festa del Cinema, which reconfirm Rome’s role as the capital of the Italian cinema industry, home to Cinecittà and some of the most important film and television studios in Italy, as well as an extraordinary open-air set used by great directors from all over the world. Today, internationally renowned directors still refer to Roman tailor’s, such as Tirelli Costumi - who won 17 Oscar Awards collaborating with directors such as Tim Burton and Martin Scorsese -, to create costumes, shoes and accessories.

An international heart in the centre of Italy

Rome is an international city, in fact, in addition to being the capital of Italy and where the Italian government and parliament are based, international organisations such as the UN and FAO are located here, as are the embassies of foreign countries. For this reason, it counts millions of international presences every year, comprising not only tourists, but also professionals, diplomats and students from all over the world.

Rome’s central location enables students to easily reach all area's of Italy.

NABA Campus in Rome

The new NABA Campus in Rome occupies two historical buildings of early 20th century located in the Ostiense district, a former industrial area between the railway station and the Tiber, where today the artistic and cultural heritage meets contemporary culture, becoming one of the most creative and young place in the city.

The campus covers an area of approximately 3,500 sqm with specialised laboratories, a library, study and lounge spaces.

Laboratories

NABA features numerous specialised laboratories where students can use professional tools for complex and interdisciplinary projects in the Fashion Design, Media Design and New Technologies, Visual Arts Areas.

Students have the opportunity to experience firsthand the team work, in which the several fashion, communication, and art professionals confront each other and collaborate.

Fashion Design Labs

Fashion Design Labs enable students to perform tailoring activities, from the first steps to the most complex projects, thanks to state-of-the-art machines and tools. The Sewing Lab is equipped with industrial sewing machines, presses, and professional irons and standers, as well as male, female and child dummies. The Knitting Laboratory is equipped with machines for the creation of knitted fabrics, sewing machines and iron. In the Textile Laboratory there is drying equipment for fabrics and equipment for silk screen printing.

Media Design Labs

In the Medialab, students can use audio/video equipment (photo and video cameras, optical systems, monitors, light, microphones). The Lighting Technology Laboratory - Green Screen is a completely dimmed space for the purpose of setting up photo and video sets, with standard equipment (different colour backdrops and various types of light).

Visual Arts Labs

Visual Arts Area Laboratories are dedicated to the several disciplines of artistic representation and enable students training with techniques and materials. The Painting Laboratory (Studio) provides easels, spaces and benches equipped for individual work. The Etching and Gravure laboratory is also fully equipped for printing. Students can also benefit from a Darkroom, specifically intended for developing photographic film.

Library

The Library is an important resource for students and teaching staff alike. It works in support of learning, teaching and research, providing books, films, dissertations, reports, and on-line resources.

The Library also has a reading room for study purposes and several IMac computers available to students. Its catalogue includes approximately 500 volumes, subscriptions to specialised reviews, more than 100 dvd and more than 300 e-books; items can be consulted in the library or withdrawn on loan.

Students can also access to more than 10 among the best online database, such as: Material Connexion, EBSCO, Vogue Archive, WWD Women's Wear Daily, Berg Fashion Library, BOF – The Business of Fashion, Perfomance Design Archive, Taylor & Francis.

Student Classrooms

NABA students can benefit from the various and dedicated spaces and rooms spread throughout the Campus.

Study Halls

Study Halls provide a comfortable and peaceful setting where students can work in the intervals between lectures or in their spare time.

Computer Classrooms

The two Computer Classrooms, each equipped with IT workstations (Mac Os and Windows) and access to internet and NABA’s intranet, are available to students during lesson times.

Student Lounge

A free access shared room for a snack at lunchtime or between the lectures, equipped with a microwave.