MA IN VISUAL ARTS AND CURATORIAL STUDIES
Established in 2006, the MA combines solid training in artistic production with highly specialised curatorial practice. Supported by globally recognised artists, curators, critics and intellectuals, the programme explores the relationship between art, visual culture, aesthetics and social dynamics, focusing on the main research and theoretical methodologies of contemporary art. Given the solid positioning of the NABA Visual Arts Department within the contemporary art system, students will tackle interdisciplinary activities, and new training and operating models in contemporary art.
MA IN PRODUCT AND SERVICE DESIGN
The transition of the modern world from a “society of goods” to a “society of services”, and the search for a sustainable relationship with nature, gives designers the chance to explore the ethics of design more thoroughly. During the MA in Product and Service Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Design), professors and professionals guide students to become full-scale designers, capable of envisioning new products and services, managing all phases of a project’s development, from conception to manufacturing and release onto the market, through definition of the design strategy and material researching.
MA IN INTERIOR DESIGN
The MA in Interior Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Design) develops all-round professional profiles ready to enter the global marketplace. In the contemporary world, interiors play an increasingly important role in individual and collective living spaces of global cities, becoming part of a complex physical and narrative system. The MA enables its students to deal with conceptual and operational issues through an interdisciplinary approach open to innovation and cultural exchange, and different project experiences led by international professionals.
MA IN SOCIAL DESIGN
If focused on social development strategies, design is capable of valorizing human and natural resources, driving sustainable innovation, and promoting the empowerment of local communities and social evolution through the activation of micro and macro economies: social design is acquiring an increasingly significant role in the projects of companies and public administrations. The MA in Social Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Design) enables students to understand and to explore new scenarios for practicing design in today’s and tomorrow’s world.
MA IN FASHION DESIGN
The MA in Fashion Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Fashion and Textile Design) is an intensive programme based on the development of workshop-based projects in the field of fashion design. During the course, through the guidance of a faculty made up of professionals, students learn how to apply the different tools of the fashion language to their projects, with the purpose of creating a substantial portfolio that will support the start of their professional career. The MA brings together theoretical, artistic, and technical elements, turning them into incisive statements of style and mindset.
MA IN TEXTILE DESIGN
The MA in Textile Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Fashion and Textile Design) aims to develop professional figures capable of managing the creative processes associated with fashion textile design, from woven to knitted fabrics, including innovation, sustainability, and design-thinking-related aspects. The programme, which is supported by strong relations with the Italian production sector, offers theoretical, technical and experimental lessons applied to projects, providing students with in-depth knowledge of the textile discipline and its expression in the fashion and art industries.
MA IN VISUAL DESIGN AND INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION
The MA in Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication (Second Level Academic Degree in Communication Design) provides a synthesis between the typical marketing approach, as usually covered in more corporate business oriented courses, to help students develop a solid background in the field, and the artistic-expressive approach as also used by new technologies, gaining a wide range of technical and design production skills. By working on real briefs, they have the chance to put their acquired skills into practice and to undertake all phases of complex communication projects.
MA IN USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
The MA in User Experience Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Communication Design) provides the theoretical, technical and methodological skills for the design of complex digital communication systems. Through a continuous synthesis between creativity and strategy, and with an analytical and systemic approach to design that refers to cognitive psychology and contemporary visual culture, the MA deals with the study and design of digital interfaces and has a focus on user experience (UX/UI) as well as on information architecture.
MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN
The one-year Academic Master prepares professionals for their entry into the world of photography, arts, and national and international communication, integrating theoretical study with projects, workshops and guided visits to research centers and exhibition spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums and contemporary art galleries. The second part of the programme is dedicated to a period of internship in collaboration with a network of partner companies and institutions that facilitate the entry of students into the job market.
MASTER IN CREATIVE ADVERTISING
The one-year Academic Master provides students the chance to develop core skills in copywriting, storytelling and art direction, enabling them to engage in campaigns across various types of media. The programme focuses on the basics of creative advertising - from terminology to project logics - through theory and practice. In addition to theoretical lessons, students will attend intensive workshops with leading companies and sector professionals and will be encouraged to participate in prestigious international creative competitions.
MASTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART MARKETS
The one-year Academic Master is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools for the interpretation of art market dynamics, with particular focus on contemporary artistic languages. The first cycle of the programme is dedicated to classroom activities, workshops and visits to galleries, foundations and museums. The second is focused on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand, and on the final projects. Students will also attend study trips to Artissima in Turin and Art Basel, the sector’s most important fairs.