Master of Arts - Fashion and Costume Design

2 years
19,500 EUR/year
Oct 2023
Apr 2023
Rome / Italy
NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Program description

The MA in Fashion and Costume Design prepares students to take on a wide range of fashion and costume design-related projects, including those that are experimental, workshop-based, or cultural in nature.

Over the course of two years, students will acquire a working knowledge of the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of the fashion and costume industries, as well as the skills necessary to apply this knowledge systematically to the design and construction of a clothing line and the contexts of haute couture and costume design for the performing arts.

Program structure

1st YEAR

  • Fashion and costume 1 and 2
  • Historic pattern making
  • Textile design
  • Textile culture
  • Style, history of art and costume
  • Tailoring pattern making
  • Moulage
  • Phenomenology of styles

2nd YEAR

  • Fashion and costume 3 and 4
  • Tailoring lab
  • Multimedia languages
  • Project methodology of visual communication
  • Material culture


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

Requirements for applicants

  1. 15 years of previous education
  2. Holding a first level academic degree (Bachelor Degree or Academic Diploma) in fields related to the selected study programme
  3. Project Assignment and/or a Portfolio of Projects
  4. Language requirements for Masters programmes

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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