Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Summer 6 weeks III 2018
9 credits

NABA’s 6 week summer program offers students a synthesis of NABA expertise in the design fields under the guidance of, and collaboration with, professionals in the field. Students enroll in three back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits. Courses are offered in design, fashion, and photography.


Application Deadline
April 10, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Fashion and design courses in the design capital
  • Take multiple levels of a subject concentration within a single program
  • Option to take courses across all subject areas for a more diverse look at design

Program Dates
June 24, 2018 – August 4, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Freshman (1st year) or above

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements



Art & Design
Fashion
Interior Design
Photography
Product Design
Visual & Digital Design

Art & Design

3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 260 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
Develop your drawing skills while enjoying and getting to know the city of Milan, its monuments, its museums, its street markets. You will start in class with very simple exercises of copying from still lifes and photographs to gain basic drawing skills. As your confidence in your practice grows, you will start exploring Milan with your teacher and making sketches of street markets and public buildings. You will also visit art galleries, where you can practice copying paintings by the old masters. You will try out various tools, from simple pencils and colored pencils to crayons, Indian ink, pens, charcoal, and more.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 260 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
Develop your drawing skills while enjoying and getting to know the city of Milan, its monuments, its museums, its street markets. You will start in class with very simple exercises of copying from still lifes and photographs to gain basic drawing skills. As your confidence in your practice grows, you will start exploring Milan with your teacher and making sketches of street markets and public buildings. You will also visit art galleries, where you can practice copying paintings by the old masters. You will try out various tools, from simple pencils and colored pencils to crayons, Indian ink, pens, charcoal, and more.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 260 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
Develop your drawing skills while enjoying and getting to know the city of Milan, its monuments, its museums, its street markets. You will start in class with very simple exercises of copying from still lifes and photographs to gain basic drawing skills. As your confidence in your practice grows, you will start exploring Milan with your teacher and making sketches of street markets and public buildings. You will also visit art galleries, where you can practice copying paintings by the old masters. You will try out various tools, from simple pencils and colored pencils to crayons, Indian ink, pens, charcoal, and more.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 265 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
This course aims to demonstrate how the idea of design is closely connected with the core of Italian creativity. You will examine this connection by considering myriad cultural, social, artistic, and industrial elements. The course digs down into the heart of Italian design values, alternating lectures with visits. You will explore and analyze the unique reality of design in Milan (its features, history, and outlook) and present your findings through a personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 265 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
This course aims to demonstrate how the idea of design is closely connected with the core of Italian creativity. You will examine this connection by considering myriad cultural, social, artistic, and industrial elements. The course digs down into the heart of Italian design values, alternating lectures with visits. You will explore and analyze the unique reality of design in Milan (its features, history, and outlook) and present your findings through a personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 265 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
This course aims to demonstrate how the idea of design is closely connected with the core of Italian creativity. You will examine this connection by considering myriad cultural, social, artistic, and industrial elements. The course digs down into the heart of Italian design values, alternating lectures with visits. You will explore and analyze the unique reality of design in Milan (its features, history, and outlook) and present your findings through a personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 270 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
This course aims to demonstrate how the idea of design is closely connected with the core of Italian creativity. You will examine this connection by considering myriad cultural, social, artistic, and industrial elements. The course digs down into the heart of Italian design values, alternating lectures with visits. You will explore and analyze the unique reality of design in Milan (its features, history, and outlook) and present your findings through a personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 270 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
This course aims to demonstrate how the idea of design is closely connected with the core of Italian creativity. You will examine this connection by considering myriad cultural, social, artistic, and industrial elements. The course digs down into the heart of Italian design values, alternating lectures with visits. You will explore and analyze the unique reality of design in Milan (its features, history, and outlook) and present your findings through a personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 270 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
This course aims to demonstrate how the idea of design is closely connected with the core of Italian creativity. You will examine this connection by considering myriad cultural, social, artistic, and industrial elements. The course digs down into the heart of Italian design values, alternating lectures with visits. You will explore and analyze the unique reality of design in Milan (its features, history, and outlook) and present your findings through a personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: AR NB 275 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for people of all ages and abilities who wish to explore a new creative environment while experiencing Milan.
Food Design is the pre-ordination of everything having to do with food, in terms of design, style and planning. It is tied both to industrial production and classic design (packaging, shape, color of the food), as well as to a cultural and visual element. Students will analyze from an aesthetic, communicative and representative point of view through forms, colors and combinations of flavors and smells. The course will consist of lectures, visits to concept stores and brief design workshops. The participants will be asked to create a final project.
Contact Hours: 45

Fashion

3.0 Credits
Accessories Design | Course #: FD NB 320 | Section: 2 | Open
This course is focused on the exploration of the fundamentals of luxury accessories brand collections, Made in Italy shoes and bags.


Students will acquire the basic skills needed to coordinate and develop a new luxury accessories brand and will get acquainted with the technical methodology to make shoes.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD NB 260 | Section: 1 | Open
An inspiring exploration of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and visits to Milans best fashion zones and showrooms.


Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and will learn to do fashion sketches, to carry out researches and to use them to develop a fashion collection.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD NB 260 | Section: 3 | Open
An inspiring exploration of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and visits to Milans best fashion zones and showrooms.


Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and will learn to do fashion sketches, to carry out researches and to use them to develop a fashion collection.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD NB 310 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Fashion Design I or equivalent
In this course students will create a small coordinated collection. Concepts, moods and themes will be conceive and develop to provide inspiration for clothing, color and shape. Students will experiment studio and workshop practice and work on the realization of a prototype with handcraft tailoring methods.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Management | Course #: FM NB 310 | Section: 2 | Open
Trend scouting is key to development of a creative and innovative personal fashion collection. Cool Hunting as research methodology is based on the observation of what is really going on in the streets of the world. What people really do, think and wear is a powerful tool to create a new vision of Fashion.


Students will learn and implement the observation, research and analysis techniques related to cool hunting specifically focusing on Milan.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Management | Course #: FM NB 315 | Section: 1 | Open
The course has a business and management perspective with a focus on fashion industry. It will provide students the necessary tools to understand the dynamic context of the fashion business in Italy and abroad. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the fashion business such as fashion industry sourcing, the supply chain, and fashion buying cycle; vendor selection and fashion buying decision criteria; retail brand marketing in the fashion industry; internationalization of fashion retailing; international branding and flagship stores.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Management | Course #: FM NB 350 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: Fashion Image & Styling II or equivalent
The analysis of visual merchandising strategies for showrooms, concept stores, mono-brand stores and department stores, will be the key element of the course along with the understanding of the tools to create a strategic language for a fashion brand. Students will develop a theoretical, analytical and critical approach through guided tours to the most relevant concept stores in Milan. At the end of the course they will be asked to develop an individual project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Management | Course #: FS NB 265 | Section: 1 | Open
Students will develop understanding and experience in styles hunting and image styling as foundations of fashion and project approach.


They will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and will be stimulated to develop their ideas and their potential to the full.


They will learn how to innovatively apply trend skills to interpret the personality of a client and his/her lifestyle, create a style for a collection look for a fashion magazine and propose a new image through clothing, accessories, photos and location combinations

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Management | Course #: FS NB 265 | Section: 3 | Open
Students will develop understanding and experience in styles hunting and image styling as foundations of fashion and project approach.


They will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and will be stimulated to develop their ideas and their potential to the full.


They will learn how to innovatively apply trend skills to interpret the personality of a client and his/her lifestyle, create a style for a collection look for a fashion magazine and propose a new image through clothing, accessories, photos and location combinations

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Management | Course #: FS NB 300 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Fashion Styling/Design I or equivalent
Students will have specific technical training in the field of fashion styling to enable them to create a new image for a body and its clothes encompassing make-up techniques, hair shapes, location, light, photography.


Students will experience the excitement of making a photo-shooting in a real working environment: with live models, on location and in a professional studio.


Personal research and observation will be used to analyze contemporary advertising vehicles for the promotion of a fashion product for a targeted consumer

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Textiles | Course #: FD NB 370 | Section: 3 | Open
During the first part of this course, you will gain a basic knowledge of available materials and structures and learn to make informed, responsible choices in textile design. After exploring how to make a textile do its job from a practical perspective, you will focus on the aesthetic considerations, including fabric manipulation, surface design (printing and embroidery), and nets/lacelike fabrics (cut work, devoré). You will then choose a situation for which to design a textile and produce a mini project outlining the reasons for your choices, illustrated with samples.
Contact Hours: 45

Interior Design

3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: IN NB 255 | Section: 1 | Open
A full immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology.


Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of the space, and will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and delve into intensive project works.


Lifestyle, art and design research in Milan will be used by students to develop an interior space plan.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: IN NB 255 | Section: 3 | Open
A full immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology.


Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of the space, and will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and delve into intensive project works.


Lifestyle, art and design research in Milan will be used by students to develop an interior space plan.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: IN NB 305 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Interior Design I or equivalent
This course is intended for students with background understanding and experience in Interior Design.


Students will have the chance to analyze contemporary interior spaces through observation based on personal research. They will develop a professional designers attitude searching for materials as a source for inspiration through the city exploration.


The project work will be geared toward the creation of a physical model of interior layout, using only regenerated or discarded materials.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: IN NB 355 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: Interior Design II or equivalent
The course will enable participants to understand the combination of aesthetics, functional and operational aspects to design successful hotels.


Students will experience a deep analysis of the contemporary hotel typologies, the latest hotel design trends and information regarding materials, furniture, and lighting. The course offers a deep exploration of the extensive and complex field of Interior Design within the hospitality industry and the way it is changing and evolving.

Contact Hours: 45

Photography

3.0 Credits
Photography | Course #: PH NB 250 | Section: 1 | Open
Throughout this intensive course students having an elementary knowledge of photography will be introduced to a higher level in use of techniques and materials.


The course will range from the basics of optics and light (aperture, shutter speed, exposure), working procedures and photographic methods to a more in depth journey through the language (composition techniques).


Also image processing in Photoshop and output techniques will be covered during the course.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Photography | Course #: PH NB 300 | Section: 2 | Open
This course is focused on the Storytelling Photography as the art of creating a visual narrative combining single pictures. A single photograph is a complex world involving contents, formal elements, esthetical values and able to convey ideas, messages, emotions or moods. But when we think about a sequence of pictures we move to a further step: we start telling a story. Students who have acquired good knowledge of the basics of photography, from camera controls to photographic rules and techniques, will be taken to a further level involving a more creative use of their skills.
They will learn how to research and choose a subject and the best way to document it. Students will also be taught to organize their shots following the main theoretical and practical rules that make it possible to create a visual story as an effective way of communication. A new trend in the world of photography, the storytelling approach has become recently available through the web to a huge audience giving the photographers work more opportunities to be seen.
An advanced use of Photoshop CS6 and camera raw will also be covered during the course.
Contact Hours: 45

Product Design

3.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: LD NB 300 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: Product Design or equivalent
The course gives an overall vision of the art of lighting and its related functions from a technical and stylistic point of view. It will provide students with the tools to carry out a lighting project in a wide variety of different spaces.


Lectures will deal with the subject of light and design both in theory and in practical terms. The students will be expected to produce sketches and technical drawings.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: PD NB 280 | Section: 1 | Open
Students will be introduced and exposed to the design process in order to understand what is living behind a product. They will have the opportunity to delve into intensive project work geared towards creative thinking and exploring form and function.


Students will work in small groups, in an open discussion environment, developing their creative process from the idea to a final presentation. The final result will be presented, simulating a small exhibition, with a model and a short story in digital format.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: PD NB 280 | Section: 3 | Open
Students will be introduced and exposed to the design process in order to understand what is living behind a product. They will have the opportunity to delve into intensive project work geared towards creative thinking and exploring form and function.


Students will work in small groups, in an open discussion environment, developing their creative process from the idea to a final presentation. The final result will be presented, simulating a small exhibition, with a model and a short story in digital format.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: PD NB 300 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Product Design I or equivalent
Students will develop a coordinated product line using hand or digital drawing as well as a prototype product model. The project will be carried out in groups as a studio work, under the supervision of an established designer in an open discussion.


Specific workshops focused on materials, history of design and on the biography of an object will expose students to multiple possible approaches.

Contact Hours: 45

Visual & Digital Design

3.0 Credits
Illustration | Course #: IL NB 250 | Section: 1 | Open
Students will learn to create effective and powerful images, interesting illustrations, applicable to different professional areas.


Alternating theory and practice, the course will show different techniques, processes and approaches.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Illustration | Course #: IL NB 300 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Hand Illustration or equivalent
The course will teach how to get the most out of your digital camera learning a methodology to fully develop a personal technique. It will also explore the artistic side of photography covering topics such as light, composition, point of view and subject placement. The course will not focus on Photoshop or Illustrator but on the expressive use of the digital means.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Illustration | Course #: IL NB 310 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is suitable for students with some background in animation and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design.
The course covers the process of creating a successful short movie: storyboarding, scriptwriting, drawing, design, animation, acting, and timing. You will be both the director and the animator of your own movie, thus tackling all the challenges that normally arise while making an animated short.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Illustration | Course #: IL NB 320 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students who have no background in visual design and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.
Throughout this intensive course students will gain knowledge of the different visual communication concepts and tools. Participants will be guided through a path marked by theoretical lessons and practical exercises in order to learn digital skills and the methods of the visual representation. At the end of the course each student will be able to find his own visual style and will learn how to develop his own personal project.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Photography | Course #: PH NB 370 | Section: 3 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is designed for final-year university students and for those with some working experience in the field of photography who wish to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.
This course enables students to expand their knowledge of Photography. Each participant will be taken to a further level, focusing on complex camera techniques and learning about how to edit photo and develop his social media voice and style through photographs. The course follows hands-on approach plenty of practical training and projects. At the end of the course students will be able to maximize the effectiveness of their photos, developing their own style.
Contact Hours: 45

Courses & Registration
NABA summer courses run Monday – Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Students participate in 1 course per two week section of the program. Students complete their course registration during the SAI application process by selecting their primary course choice for section 1, section 2 and section 3 as well as required alternate courses for each two week section. Course schedules are confirmed 4 weeks prior to the program start.


Pre-Departure Calendar
April 10 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
March 15 2018
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
March 26 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
April 25 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
April 25 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
May 25 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
June 24 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN). SAI airport pickup is provided between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
June 25 2018
SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
June 26 2018
NABA Academic Orientation
NABA orientation includes academic policies and information, as well as opportunities for students to get to know each other and meet professors.
June 26 2018
Classes Begin: Section 1
July 6 2018
Classes End: Section 1
July 10 2018
Classes Begin: Section 2
July 20 2018
Classes End: Section 2
July 24 2018
Classes Begin: Section 3
August 3 2018
Classes End: Section 3
August 4 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel. 
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
Coming soon
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
Coming soon
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Milan
$900 $1,500
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
$50 / course $200 / course
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$600 / month $1,000 / month
Personal Expenses $250 / month $350 / month
Transportation within Milan area
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$100 / month $250 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • Staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • Orientation to the host city and school
  • Frequent cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Event
SAI welcomes students to Milan with aperitivi at one of the hidden and local trendy spots in the Naviglio district.

Duomo Rooftop and Milan Walking Tour
Students admire the architecture of the spire-laden Duomo up close as they walk among the buttresses and statues and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the rooftop. Following the tour, the group discovers the fashion district including the Galleria, Montenapoleone and La Scala.

Lake Como Day Trip
Students take a break from the bustling city of Milan and head to nearby Lake Como, which has been a popular retreat for the wealthy since Roman times. The group takes in the beautiful scenery on a boat ride backdropped by the snow-capped Alps, and then takes the funicular for a beautiful view of the lake and Bergamo Alps.

Wine Tasting
Enoteca Ronchi has been the “wine lounge” in Milan since 1865 and is synonymous with fine wine. Students enjoy an evening of wine tasting in this historic setting.

Farewell Event
Students celebrate the end of a successful term abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious Italian meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law U.S. students studying in Italy for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.