Bachelor of Arts - Visual Design

3 years
19,500 EUR/year
Oct 2023
Apr 2023
Multiple Locations / Italy
NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Program description

Expertise in graphic and experimental visualisation is honed through the creation of immersive projects with a high visual impact and a high level of engagement.

Students in the Visual Design course will define their methodology for researching and developing original contents and aesthetics through the application of a variety of languages and techniques (illustration, digital animation, photography) in order to establish a unique stylistic signature that can be applied to both authorial projects and significant communication projects for the contemporary cultural contexts.

Program structure

1st YEAR

  • History of modern art
  • Project methodology
  • Project culture
  • Graphic design
  • Art direction 1
  • Computer graphic

2nd YEAR

  • Editorial design
  • Audiovisual languages and techniques
  • Digital technologies and applications
  • Theory and methodology of mass media
  • Multimedia design 1
  • Art direction 2
  • Communication methodology and techniques
  • Art editorial
  • Multimedia languages
  • Illustration

3rd YEAR

  • Project methodology of visual communication
  • Multimedia design 2
  • Sociology of culture
  • Introduction to cultural marketing
  • Photography
  • Computer art
  • Digital animation techniques
  • Phenomenology of image
  • Aesthetics of new media
  • History of cinema and video


Fee for two semester (1 year education) is 19500.00 EUR for international students

Requirements for applicants


In order to enrol in a Bachelor of Arts programme, you must either have an Italian secondary school diploma (maturità) or an equivalent secondary/high school diploma that is legalized by the Italian embassy located in the country whose educational system the title belongs to. This diploma must be translated and notarized by the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the diploma was issued, regardless of the school’s actual location.


You must have attended school for at least 12 years before earning your secondary school diploma.


The admissions test is a distance evaluation based on the submission of:

  • Artistic statement
  • Project Assignment and/or a Portfolio of Projects


Students are required to submit evidence of the knowledge of the English language. The language certificate shall be submitted within one month before the beginning of the programM and should not be older than 2 years.

  • IELTS - 5.0 Academic/General
  • Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE) - 140-159
  • Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) - With Merits or 160
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - C1
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - C2
  • Cambridge English: Business Vantage / BEC V - C or 154
  • Cambridge English: Business Preliminary / BEC P - Distinction or 160
  • TOEFL Computer - 173 - 180
  • TOEFL PAPER - 494-510
  • TOEFL Internet - 59 - 64
  • Trinity College Certificate - Integrated Skills in English (ISE level I – all 4 skills)
  • PTE Academic - 36 – 42
  • Linguaskill - da 155
  • BIEB - Level B1/ Level B2
  • ESB ESOL International - B1 - Entry 3 (all modes)
  • TEEP - 5
  • Bulats - 40 - 59 (all 4 skills should be passed: listening, reading, speaking, writing)

About the university

NABA is a private institution established in Milan in 1980 by Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo, and Tito Varisco with the intention of breaking away from conventional educational models and introducing students to fresh perspectives and innovative pedagogical tools grounded in the realities of the modern creative economy. The Italian Ministry of Education and Research officially recognized NABA in 1981.

Since its inception, NABA has worked to shake up the status quo of academia by introducing fresh perspectives and innovative practices. This is a progressive institution of higher learning that actively seeks out and celebrates the variety that characterizes the modern world.

NABA is more than just a school; it is also a community where students' professional and creative selves can take shape. It's also a hub for creative output, where students can try their hands at a wide range of activities, learning the skills they'll need to strike out on their own as designers and find their place in the wider professional landscape.

Areas of education in NABA

  • Communication And Graphic Design
  • Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Media Design And New Technologies
  • Set Design
  • Visual Arts

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