With 2.000 students coming from 60 different countries NABA has a real international feel that adds value and enriches the student experience. NABA proudly promotes intensive educational exchanges with Art and Design universities in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. NABA joined the Laureate International Universities network in 2009. Laureate is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Students come first at NABA. Small Project Classes size grant students a direct and open dialogue with Faculty members.
  • Graduating at NABA means being graduated in one of the top Institution in the field of design according to opinion leader like Domus Magazine.
  • Being accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education since 1980, NABA offers internationally recognized degree both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.



NABA was originally founded in Milan in 1980 by Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo and Tito Varisco. The trio wanted to change the rigid academic traditions of the past by introducing new visions and languages based on contemporary artistic practice and the creative professions. In 1981 NABA was officially recognised by the Ministry of Education, University & Research.


NABA is an internationally renowned innovative arts and design academy based in the heart of Milanís design scene. NABA is the largest private educational academy in Italy offering six BA and seven MA courses, all recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

The continued success of NABA over 30 years stems from the multidisciplinary approach of all of our programs and relies upon a well-balanced combination of theory, taught by distinguished teaching professionals and practical work with leading companies and studios.


NABA prides itself on its networks with the most prestigious companies and top-level professionals, offering students the unique opportunity to develop their professional artistic competencies whilst preparing them for the world of work. Within one year of graduation 82% of students find jobs.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA)!


Student services

Student Life Office promotes social activities to facilitate student integration, both in campus (e.g. student parties at the Corner, the in-campus bar & restaurant), and out of campus (e.g. trips to visit beautiful destinations, including ski trips during winter time).

The Office also offers special deals for sport activities, most of them take place out of campus (tennis, football, etc), whilst weekly Yoga lessons are offered in campus.

To support the student to settle down in Italy from the bureaucratic point of view, Student Life Office also helps with key issues like fiscal code, permit to stay, health insurance, bank account, etc.

Housing services

If you need assistance or you are looking for more info, please contact NABA helps international students find accommodation in Milan. For this purpose, NABA has activated a dedicate office aimed at supporting students with at least two housing alternatives that satisfy their preferences and budget. Immediately after the official pre-enrollment day, students can choose among a number of single and shared room at Campus walking distance, in apartments managed by the school. The option is available upon request. On their arrival students will be able to move in directly.

Library services

NABA library contains books and magazines related to the main subjects of interest of NABA courses and all the studentsí theses starting from 1980 (NABA foundation year). Videotapes and DVDs of Italian and foreign films and subscriptions to various magazines and journals specialised in our fields of interest enrich the heritage of the library.

Student Life

Campus life

Lessons take place on NABAís campus located inside an industrial complex that has recently been renovated with respect to its notable architectural value.

NABA is located in one of Milanís historical districts called Navigli (canals), one of the most attractive and liveliest areas in the city.

The campus also boasts excellent IT infrastructure and laboratories for the different disciplines.


The three-year Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs, the two-year Master of Arts Degree Programs and the Master Programs lead to the attainment of legally recognised degrees and to the achievement of educational credits that will allow students to continue their studies in Academies and Universities in Italy and abroad.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

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