HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCHOOL

You have already made your first important decision: to earn a degree in art and design. Your next step is to choose the school that’s right for you. It’s a choice that will not only determine your path over the next few years—but will shape your future career.

As you research arts academies, you should compare certain key aspects of the schools you are considering.

To help you in this process, we have selected five important questions to ask yourself.

 

1 - WHAT MAKES THE SCHOOL UNIQUE?

For NABA, the answer to this question is manifold. For more than 35 years, NABA has been continuously refining its unique methodology, which encompasses a wide variety of learning experiences: from theoretical lectures to hands-on practice, from individual project work to team collaboration, and from self-study to mentorship. Across these modes of study, our outstanding faculty members emphasize free experimentation and interdisciplinary innovation, and they constantly highlight connections between artistic and professional contexts.

Thanks to NABA’s long-standing collaborations with leading Italian and international companies, students have the valuable opportunity to create design responses to actual company briefs. Thus, students gain real-world experience that develops their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical design skills.

NABA allows you to choose between Milan, world capital of fashion, contemporary art and design, and Rome, world capital of architecture and art, and home of Italian cinema and high fashion. This allows students to be immersed in Italian culture and offers them limitless opportunities for participation in international design events and contests. They can also visit design studios, manufacturing facilities, flagship stores, and top galleries and museums.

In Milan, our campus is located in the Navigli (canals) district, one of the city’ liveliest areas. The 17,000 square metre campus boasts an excellent IT infrastructure and features laboratories for computer graphics, video editing, 2D and 3D modelling, sound design, tailoring, printmaking, model-making, painting, and light design. The campus also includes a library and a cafeteria.
In Rome,* NABA occupies two buildings part of an early XX century architectonic complex in an area that is being dramatically renovated. The location is only 200 metres from the Garbatella underground station and occupies over 3700 square metres including cutting-edge specialized laboratories for fashion, visual arts and media, besides student areas, a library, lounge rooms and the administrative offices.
 
* New Rome location subject to authorization by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research)

 

学校是否有良好的声誉?

NABA一直得到权威专业设计评论人和独立机构的最高赞赏。近年来,学校先后入选Frame出版社的“大师级Frame指南:世界服装设计领先研究生院”以及Frame 的“相应指南:产品设计顶级学校”。同时,NABA 也位列《Domus 杂志》“欧洲建筑和设计学院100强”。

NABA的学生在多项国际赛事中也屡获大奖,如《时尚意大利》的谁是下一位新星、Accessori 2012、Orange法兰西的Orange vous confie les clés、Lipton 立顿冰茶限量版2012、意大利国家时装商会主办的米兰男装展以及Rolling Stone滚石举办的封面设计大赛。我们的学生在意大利艺术指导协会(ADCI)、英国设计与艺术指导协会(D&AD)以及时尚人才等举办的大赛中都入围了最终奖。

NABA 也是著名的工业设计协会(ADI)的会员,而且获得了举办米兰时装周的意大利国家时装商会的认可。

3、 学校是否会帮助学生找到实习岗位和工作?学校是否对毕业生提供后续支持?

NABA和全球各大公司已经建立35年多的成功合作关系,这为我们的毕业生提供了非常好的就业机会。NABA 拥有很高的就业率,学生毕业一年内的就业率高达80%。
如今,NABA的往届毕业生很多都就职于意大利和国外的顶级公司,如Alcantara、
Giorgio Armani、Costume National、Jil Sander、Marni、Miroglio Fashion、Pirelli (PZ ero)、Swatch集团、Trussardi 和Driade。

NABA设有专门的就业和实习办公室,帮助在校学生和毕业生寻找、申请潜在的实习以及正式职位。
就业和实习办公室已经与Armando Testa、BMW、Diesel、Giugiaro Architettura、
Gucci、Luceplan、Pininfarina、Pirelli、Etro、Luxottica、Nestléè Italia和Siemens等公司达成实习协议。办公室还为学生的简历制作、求职信撰写以及专业作品整理等方面提供宝贵建议和帮助。

我们还建有专门的教育顾问团队,如果你计划申请NABA课程,他们会为你提供课程安排、毕业后的就业机会以及与每门课程合作的公司等各种信息。我们每年都会在校园、网上以及国外教育博览会上组织多项活动,只要你来参加,都可以与NABA的校方代表见面。

 

4、学校是否获得国家认可、学位是否被认可?

许多人在选择设计院校时都不咨询这一点,但这个问题非常重要。公司希望聘用接受过高质量教育的员工,因此他们会选择从认证机构获得学位的新员工。他们知道,这类机构给学生提供的学位更加严谨可靠。

而对于学生而言,如果他们计划到另一所著名大学攻读硕士或博士学位,那么从认证学校获得的学位学分也更容易得到它们的认可。

NABA从1981年起就获得意大利教育部,意大利大学和科研部(MIUR)对学校和课程的认证,一直提供严谨的、得到国际认可的学士和硕士学位及课程。

 

5、教职员工是否具有专业经验?

NABA 所有的讲师都是他们所在领域的专家。

他们来自顶级的设计和建筑工作室、时装公司、广告和营销机构以及艺术和文化机构等。

他们中还有著名的艺术策展人、评论家、出版作家或是有影响力的艺术与设计杂志的撰稿人。他们将当前的现实视角带入到讲课和研讨会中,通过这些形式激励学生学习、试验和成长。

当然,所有教师都具备其所授课程必须的相应教育资质。