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The Programme: overview

The BA alternates and integrates theoretical studies with experiential workshops. The programme aims to stimulate sensitivity and passion for the world of objects, understood as cultural artifacts that reflect and shape human life, and it explores space as an environment, examining its interactions with objects and its function as a stage for individual and collective rituals.

Over the BA, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire the cultural, scientific and technical competencies to develop a “problem setting” and “problem solving” approach
  • Develop the ability to understand specific contexts of use, translate the analytical elements into typological and formal solutions, and determine aspects of marketing and distribution
  • Learn how to use tools and techniques for the representation of spaces and products
STUDY PLAN
<p>The programme enables students to acquire basic knowledge and skills in the field and to undertake a specialising path in the subject of interest through a project-based and experiential didactic approach.</p> <p>After the first year, students choose their specialisation, with specific and elective courses during the second and the third year and a last specialised semester.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FIRST YEAR</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Introduces students to the basic tools to approach projects and their complexities, diversities and pluralities, with regard to the history of design and within the contemporary context.</p> <p>Students learn the methods for product design and interior design, for applied arts design projects and prototyping, and acquire an understanding of materials and their processing, through theoretical, project-based and lab teachings of project methodology, project culture, history of design, design, technology of materials, history of art.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SECOND YEAR</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Guides students towards further improvement in the product and human space systems by choosing one of the programme specialisations (Interior Design, Product Design) and through specialising studies in design, digital modelling techniques, project culture,&nbsp; history of design, exhibit, furniture and service design, small objects, series and accessories, multimedia design, multimedia languages, introduction to cultural marketing, interactive systems.</p> <p>Led by teachers through practical experiences, students learn how to turn a concept into a project and a product and to confront prototyping, communication and marketing strategies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THIRD YEAR</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Defines students knowledge and skills and provide the opportunity to deepen personal research through the development of a highly complex project within the field of product or interior design, taking account of materials, technologies, public space in its relationship with men, reference markets.</p> <p>By the end of the programme, students develop a personal method and language through specialising teachings of cultural anthropology, technology of materials, design, interaction design, light design, urban design, design system, and didactic activities related to the thesis project, in its theoretical and project</p>

Department: Design and Applied Arts

Area: Design

Title Awarded: First Level Academic Degree

Credits: 180 CFA

Starting: February 2022

Duration: 3 years

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Milan

Specialisations: your academic career

Specialisation: Interior Design

It focuses on project solutions that explore the awareness of the relation between men and the space around them, both on a domestic level and on an urban and public one. 

Bachelor of Arts in Design
Specialisation: Interior Design
<p>The <strong>&nbsp;interior design course</strong> deepens the design perspective and extends the students' expertise in an environmental dimension aimed to summarise scenographic and architectural aspects and social and cultural values.</p> <p>Through the path,<strong> students</strong> have the opportunity to expand their operating horizon from the domestic environment to community service, integrating application models which have their origin in the study of <strong>interior design modern tradition</strong> and are aimed to deal with new living dynamics that the digital technologies triggers.</p>
Specialisation: Product design

It deals with diverse project solutions, ranging from traditional Industrial Design to the most contemporary and current themes in this industry, such as Social and Service Design, Self-production, Digital Fabrication.

Bachelor of Arts in Design
Specialisation: Product design
<p>The product design course aims to guide students in creating a&nbsp; design professional profile which is consistent with the historical lesson of international design, and particularly with the Italian and Milanese school legacy, but at the same time able to look towards contemporary scenarios.</p> <p>Through a progressive refinement of necessary technical skills and a consequent growth in cultural and aesthetic terms, the path trains <strong>BA design </strong>students to enter in the competitive and fascinating context of XXI century design.</p>

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>
Claudio Larcher
Design Area Leader, Bachelor of Arts in Design Course Leader
Design Area Leader, Bachelor of Arts in Design Course Leader
Claudio Larcher
<p>Born in Milan, he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. After a research period in Spain, in Madrid and Barcelona, in 2002 he founded his own studio, Modoloco Design Workshop, a space for experimentation and research, where diverse cultures and experiences are implemented as architectural and design forms. He has taught at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the Free University of Bozen, at Politecnico di Milano, and lectured in Italian and international institutions. He curated and participated in several exhibitions in Italy, Japan, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Sweden. Ambassador of Italian Design for Switzerland, Albany and Uruguay in 2017, 2018, 2019, he is the author of the books Globetrotting designers (Compositori), Design, scuola e solidariet&agrave; (Fausto Lupetti), Design from the Alps (Scheidegger Und Spiess), and Disegnare un cucchiaio per cambiare la citt&agrave; (Quodlibet).</p>

Study and career opportunities

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 that provide internships for NABA students, including: Armani Hotel, Giulio Iacchetti, Studio Bestenheider, Vittorio Martini 1866, Giochi Preziosi, Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés, the Swatch Group, Giorgio Armani, Pininfarina Extra, Tagua, Azimut-Benetti, Bonetto Design International, Alta Design & Engineering, AAAHHHAAA, Forchets, Studio di architettura Amedeo Guidobono Cavalchini, Aldo Cibic – Cibicworkshop, Progetto CMR Engineering, Integrated Services S.r.l., Abad Architetti S.r.l., Festina Italia, Zanotta, Luxottica, Studio Italo Rota & Partners, Giugiaro Architettura, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Luceplan, IKEA Italia Retail, 3M Italia, Yellow Office, Studio Lissoni Associati, Studio Barreca & Lavarra, Uragano Studio, Veneta Cucine, Dado Arredamenti.

COMPANIES 

The BA in Design cooperates or has cooperated with: Abitare, Momo Design, ENI, Vinavil, Jannelli e Volpi, Material ConneXion, Industreal, the Swatch Group, Giorgio Armani, Pininfarina Extra, and Giochi Preziosi.

After the Bachelor of Arts

Continue your academic career:

  • Master of Arts in Interior Design
  • Master of Arts in Product and Service Design
  • Master of Arts in Social Design

 

Kick-off your career. Among the career opportunities:

  • Designer
  • Interior designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Temporary events and/or installations designer
  • Service designer