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Program overview
Length: 3 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available: Yes
Start dates
October 2017  (English)
Contact for info  (English)

Program description

Program description

Bachelor of Arts In Fashion Design

The goal of the BA in Fashion Design is to prepare students to find a job within the Italian and international fashion system. The program is structured to help the student achieve learning objectives in a coherent and progressive way.

Each year, students can take a fun, experimental course focused on coaching and free creativity, from which they gain motivation and passion and discover their  personal skills through teamwork. Along with the program, students participate in collaborative projects with companies that give them a realistic experience of professional life. This structure allows students to specialize within different areas of expertise, thus focusing the field of their future job.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

According to the Italian Ministry of Education, students who wish to enter an Italian University for Bachelor degree studies must meet the following requirements:

  1. A secondary school diploma that is validated by the Italiandiplomatic authority in the students’ home country and that isrecognized as equivalent to the Italian Secondary schooldiploma (having followed a period of study lasting at least 12 years)
  2. Must pass an admission exam
  3. Must demonstrate proficiency in the English Language and/or Italian
  4. Compliance with the pre-enrolment procedures to submit to therelevant Italian Diplomatic Authorities the documents foreseen by thelaw regulating EU and NON EU citizens’ access to Italian universities.

Bachelor of Arts at NABA

First year:

  • history of modern art
  • project methodology
  • project culture
  • fashion design 1
  • history of costume 1
  • textile design 1

Second year:

  • pattern making
  • fashion design 2
  • accessory design
  • digital technologies and applications
  • multimedia languages
  • illustration textile design 2
  • fashion design publishing
  • fashion design 3
  • fashion styling and events 1
  • multimedia design
  • semiotics

Third year:

  • fashion design 4
  • fashion styling and events 2
  • costume design
  • decoration techniques and technologies
  • aesthetics
  • history of cinema and video
  • cultural marketing
  • cultural anthropology
  • performative techniques for visual arts
  • contemporary arts phenomenology
  • career development

Continuing studies


When Students graduate from NABA, they receive a degree that is recognized around the world and in Europe that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).

Year Abroad

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

Career Opportunities

The annual NABA Placement certified survey aimed to investigate alumni occupational position after graduation. 89% of NABA students find job one year upon graduation.

The BA in Fashion and Textile Design graduates find employment as Accessories designer,Textile designer, Creative director, Illustrator, Stylist for magazines and communication agencies, Visual merchandiser, Event organizer, Costume designer, Fashion coordinator, Image consultant, Art director, Fashion blogger, Buyer, Trend forecaster, Fashion designer.

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NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

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NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is an Italian training Academy of Fine Arts and Design, situated in Milano and formed in 1980 by a group of re-known artists. NABA is legally recognized by the Italian Ministry of University...

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NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Via C. Darwin 20
20143 Milano

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