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The Programme: overview

Starting from A.Y. 2021/22, the MA 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.

Over the MA, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate the fashion phenomenon as an articulated visual language, with self-awareness in terms of skills and style, interpreting and translating ideas into high-quality projects
  • Use complex methodologies to show the ability to create articulate solutions for manifold projects, starting from research and analysis, to the design process and its representation and communication, while showing acquaintance with a wide number of applications, knowledge and skills
  • Learn an integrated approach to the textile world, rooted in the Italian design culture, and explore the values and needs of a new, global humanity, as well as of its sustainable relation to nature and environment

Department: Design and Applied Arts

AreaFashion Design

Title Awarded: Second Level Academic Degree in Fashion and Textile Design

Credits: 120 CFA

Starting: October 2021

Duration: 2 years

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Milan

Our faculty

Luca Poncellini
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Colomba Leddi
Fashion Design Area Leader
Luca Belotti
Master of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader
Study abroad programmes


NABA provides students with the opportunity to study abroad as part of their academic experience.
NABA Academic Coordination Office, in charge for the management of the exchange programmes, supports students in taking advantage of the international study opportunities through exchange programmes and promoting educational experiences thanks to a network including numerous prestigious international partner universities.


NABA counts more than 70 cooperation agreements with academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and others international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Companies and institutions placement

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which that provide internships for NABA students, including Chanel, Gabs, Staff International, Hugo Boss, Valentino Fashion Group, Ratti, Bembercell, Missoni, Tirelli Costumi, Guccio Gucci, Luisa Beccaria, Gianni Versace, Carrera's, E. C. (Costume National), Corneliani, Lorenzo Riva, Trussardi, Moschino, Federico Sangalli, Jil Sander Italia, Kenzo, ETRO, Gentucca Bini & Father, Gruppo Miroglio, Furla, Ermenegildo Zegna, Mantero, AEFFE, Ports1961.

COMPANIES

The Fashion Design Area cooperates or has cooperated with: Benny & Javier House of  Ninja, Cosmopolitan magazine, Diane Pernet, Filoscozia, Herbal Essences, Lane Cardate, Angela Missoni, Palazzo Morando, Pandora, Woolmark, Rosato, Iceberg, Via Farini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Galleria Arte Passante, Arena, Salon du Chocolat, Francesca Versace, Elio Fiorucci, La Triennale di Milano, Stefanel, Gabs, Franco Gabrielli, Tosca Blu, Pitti Immagine, Camera della Moda, Vogue Talent, Triumph, Alcantara, Linea Pelle, La Rinascente, Assab One, Officine Creative Ansaldo, Gabel.

After the Master of Arts

Kick-off your career. Among the career opportunities:

  • Textile designer
  • Knitwear designer
  • Textile researcher
  • Brand director
  • Creative director
  • Merchandiser
  • Trend forecaster
  • Costume designer
  • Sustainable textile designer
  • Fibre and textile artist
Collaborations