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Each postgraduate program sets its own admission requirements regarding educational qualifications and technical and project-related skills, as specified below.

If your background differs from the description under your program of choice below, you will still be considered if your motivation and research interest in the field are strong.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

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.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

NABA Programmes are taught in Italian or English. Students are required to submit evidence of the knowledge of the language according to the chosen programme. The language certificate shall be submitted within one month before the beginning of the programme and should not be older than 2 years.

The requested level for Italian is an intermediate level (complete B1 - according to CEFR).

Student can also take CILS, CELI, CERT.IT, PLIDA provided that the final result is equivalent to complete B1.

 

Certificate Level
   
IELTS 5.0 Academic/General
Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE) 140-159
Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) With Merits or 160
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) C1
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) C2
Cambridge English: Business Vantage / BEC V C or 154
Cambridge English: Business Preliminary / BEC P Distinction or 160
TOEFL Computer 173 - 180
TOEFL PAPER 494-510
TOEFL Internet 59 - 64
Trinity College Certificate Integrated Skills in English (ISE level I – all 4 skills)
PTE Academic 36 – 42
Linguaskill da 155
BIEB Level B1/ Level B2
ESB ESOL International B1 - Entry 3 (all modes)
TEEP 5
Bulats 40 - 59 (all 4 skills should be passed: listening, reading, speaking, writing)
European Baccalaureate L1 grade 6, L2 grade 7
Iceland Studentsprof Grade 6
Norwegian Vitnemal Grade 4
Danish Studentereksamen Level A grade 7, Level B grade 10
German Grade 11
Avgångsbetyg/fullständigt Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskolan Grade 6
TOEIC (provided that student passes all parts) Listening and reading: score 600
Speaking: score 140
Writing: score 140

 

The following cases are exempt from the language testing:

  • Mother tongue students
  • English Speaking Countries (prior check with the admission office)
  • Bachelor Degree programmes run in English:
    - in non-English speaking countries (prior check with the admission office)
    - in English speaking countries (prior check with the admission office)
MUR REQUIREMENTS

Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (MUR): Entry Requirements

Students holding a bachelor’s degree from an institution outside Italy must contact the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the degree was issued and ask for the perfezionamento documenti, which consists of:

  • An Italian translation, made by a certified translator, of your bachelor’s degree diploma.
  • An Italian translation, made by a certified translator, of your academic transcripts.
  • Dichiarazione di valore in loco (Declaration of Value) of your bachelor’s degree. The Dichiarazione di valore in loco is a document attesting that the academic qualification you earned is valid for enrollment in Italian universities and academies.

Click here for a complete list of Italian consulates and embassies worldwide.

The notarized and translated documents, as well as the Dichiarazione di valore in loco, will either be sent to NABA by your Italian consulate or embassy, or will be directly issued to you. In the latter case, you need to submit them to NABA’s International Admissions Office as soon as available.

FOR NON-EUROPEAN STUDENTS APPLYING FOR THE TWO-YEAR MA

Application for a Student Visa to Italy

Upon receiving the enrolment form filled in and signed and the pre-enrolment fee payment, NABA will provide students with all necessary assistance in order to apply for the student visa.

To obtain the visa, NON European students shall submit a specific pre-enrolment form (called Modello A bis) to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of origin. The deadline to apply for pre-enrolment is usually scheduled by the end of June of each year, but may vary according to the guidelines yearly provided by the Italian Ministry of Education: students are invited to enquire directly the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country of origin.It is essential not to miss this deadline or the study visa for enrolment to Italian Universities/Academies might be refused.