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The Programme: overview

The BA accompanies students in the complex reality of set design through the study of subjects related to the design for theatre, entertainment, events, exhibitions. Through transversal courses, both theoretical and practical, like photography, costume design, light design and performing arts, as well as participating in internships with leading theatres and companies in the field, students acquire the skills to enter the professional world.

Over the BA, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Devise and design stage sets, costumes, installations
  • Organise projects, budgets and plannings
  • Working in a team with theatre planning and direction departments, and with curators for art, design and fashion events

Department: Design and Applied Arts

Area: Set Design

Title Awarded: First Level Academic Degree

Credits: 180 CFA

Starting: October 2020

Duration: 3 years

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Milan

Specialisations: your academic career

Theatre and Opera

It provides students with the instruments for set design in all of the show business’ main fields, enabling them to fulfill with awareness a completely developed project for the contemporary audience.

Media and Events

It leads students in the set design, from the concept up to the complete realization, of artistic performances, events, exhibitions, videoclips, showcases, sets, and in brand design projects

Our Faculty

Luca Poncellini
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Amos Bianchi
Media and New Technologies Area Leader
Margherita Palli
Bachelor of Arts in Set Design Course Leader
Study Abroad Opportunities

Through exchange programmes, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.

The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide. Thanks to this vast international network, students at NABA are able to spend periods of study abroad, enriching their educational curriculum and laying the groundwork for increasingly international future careers.

International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Galileo Global Education and short summer courses.

NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 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: Compagnia della Rancia, Associazione Terzo Millennio, Teatro Stabile di Genova, Fondazione Teatro La Scala, Fondazione Ente Autonomo Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro degli Incamminati Società Cooperativa, Associazione Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro Franco Parenti, L'Opera National de Paris, Change Performing Arts S.r.l.

After the Bachelor of Arts

Graduates of the BA in Set Design program will have the theoretical, technical, and practical skills to launch a career as:

  • Opera, ballet and prose set and costume design
  • Musicals and concerts set design
  • Exhibitions and events set design
  • Music videos and advertising set design
  • Fashion shows and photo shootings set design
  • Cinema and television set and costume design

Graduates in Set Design may also choose to continue their studies in related disciplines such as: theatre design (opera), event & land live performance design, multimedia design, and costume design.