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The Programme: overview

The Academic Master (starting in A.Y. 2022/23 subject to authorisation by MUR currently in progress) develops theories, methods, and approaches to contemporary communication with an intensive programme. The students acquire cross-discipline skills for the analysis and cultural encoding of languages that relate to the sustainable innovation of institutions as well as of public and private companies. It enables the students to design and lay out communication systems where marketing, strategy, and creativity are consistently and smoothly integrated, in order to enhance the eco-systemic impact of cultural and technological innovations.

Learning Objectives:

Over the AM, students will have the opportunity to:

  • understand and encode the scientific values proper of the sustainable innovation, increasing their value by translating them into solid strategic elements for communication
  • develop different design methodologies to face the real world different eco-social challenges
  • manage complete and complex internal and external communication projects, devising systemic approaches aimed at promoting social innovation and a sustainable future

Department: Design and Applied Arts

Area: Communication and Graphic Design

Title Awarded: First Level Academic Master Degree in Sustainable Innovation Communication

Credits: 60 CFA

Starting: October 2022*

Duration: 1 year

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Milan


*subject to authorisation by MUR currently in progress

Our Faculty

Luca Poncellini
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Luca Poncellini
<p><strong>Design and Applied Arts Department Head</strong></p> <p>Luca Poncellini is an architect and a designer with a PhD in the History of Architecture and City Planning. As a partner in the architecture office Cliostraat until 2009, he has curated projects and has lectured in Italy and in several countries throughout the world. His works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Van Alen Institute in New York, at ETH in Z&uuml;rich, at MAGA in Gallarate and at Triennale Milano. In 2008 he co-curated the retrospective exhibition Laszlo Hudec, in collaboration with the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai. Since 2013 he has been the Course Leader of the MA in Interior Design. Between 2015 and 2019 directed the research lab and the project C-Park. Since 2019 he has been Design and Applied Arts Department Head.</p>
Patrizia Moschella
Communication and Graphic Design Area Leader
Communication and Graphic Design Area Leader
Patrizia Moschella
<p>Sociologist of Cultural Processes, she graduated at Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano and has a PhD in Philosophy of Knowledge from the Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University (UK). She has collaborated with international research institutes (Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano, Eurisko, Doxa, RQ Qualitative Research, Synergia) and she participate in several interdisciplinary and interuniversity platforms for socio-cultural communication projects in collaboration with associations and institutions (Libera, Assessorato alle politiche sociali di Milano). Among her most recent publications: &ldquo;Genealogia e Universit&agrave;. Profezia, Scenario, Utopia&rdquo;, in A. Bianchi, G. Leghissa (edited by), <em>Mondi altri </em>(Mimesis, 2016). She has collaborated since 2004 with NABA, where she directs the Communication and Graphic Design Area and the BA in Graphic Design and Art, and she teaches Methodology of Research, Sociology of Cultural Processes and Future Scenarios (Brand Design specialisation).</p>

Study and career opportunities

Career Services

NABA’s Career Services & Industry Relations Office can provide you with support and guidance during your transition from the academy to the professional world. Our staff can help you develop self-promotion tools and assist you during your first steps into the world of work.

The Office develops relationships with companies in order to set up internship agreements, employment opportunities, and interactive projects between students and businesses.

Companies and institutions placement

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students, including Young & Rubican, Ogilvy & Mather, Havas Worldwide, Leagas Delaney, Edizioni Condé Nast, Independent Ideas, Milano Venture Company, Provincia di Milano, Armando Testa, Carmi e Ubertis, Publicis, Upim, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Editrice Abitare Segesta, Lowe Pirella, McCann Erickson, McCann Erickson Italia, Saatchi & Saatchi, Velvet, Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Lumen, Monster Italia, Publikompass, Comune di Milano, Harrods, Jannuzzi Smith, Emergency, Berlucchi Service, Leo Burnett, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, TBWA Italia, J. Walter Thompson, and Hearst Magazines.

NABA has enabled agreements for placements with well-known associations and companies such as: Art for the World Europa, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, The Swatch Group, Giorgio Armani, Pininfarina Extra, Provincia di Milano, Armando Testa, Publicis, Upim, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Editrice Abitare Segesta, McCann Erikson, Lorenzo Riva, Saatchi & Saatchi, Trussardi, Velvet, Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, Il Sole 24 ORE, Valentino Fashion Group, Missoni, Gianni Versace, E. C. (Costume National), Fabrica Art & Media, Next Media Lab, Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, Studio Azzurro, Mediaset, Teatro Stabile di Genova, Fondazione Ente Autonomo Piccolo Teatro di Milano.

After the Academic Master

Kick-off your career. Among the career opportunities: 

  • Communication strategy manager
  • Sustainable communication specialist
  • Field communication expert
  • Trainer in the communication industry
  • Brand communication consultant