Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Immerse yourself in the creative world.

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) was founded in 1980 and is the only design school in Italy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. NABA instructors are world-renowned artists, professionals, and designers working in Milan. NABA’s teaching method stresses cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of design and seeks to put students in constant contact with companies and professionals. US transcript and credits are issued by St. Norbert College.

U.S. School of Record
St. Martin’s University (WA)

Language of Instruction

About 100 study abroad & degree-seeking students from around the world.


  • Design courses taught in all areas in the fashion and design capital of the world.
  • Small class sizes provide direct and open dialogue with instructors.
  • Programs have been specifically designed for international students.

Academic Level
Undergraduate and Master’s level programs.

NABA subscribes to the philosophy that creativity is best cultivated in an international atmosphere, and welcomes students from around 60 different countries. The school is located in the Navigli area of Milan, and uses 12 buildings to provide exceptional equipment and studio space for its 2,000 students. NABA is among the member institutions of the European League of Institutes of the Arts and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, which consists of members from over 800 international art and design universities.

Areas of Study

Art History & Architecture
Digital & Studio Arts
Fashion Design & Merchandising
Interior & Product Design
Modern Languages & Cultures
Graduate Level