Program Details

SAI students who attend NABA don't just learn about design, they live it. NABA instructors are world-renowned artists, professionals, and designers who work in Milan, and their goal is to create the artists, professionals, and designers of the future. NAB
Location:
Milan, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
NABA is an internationally recognized Art and Design school that emphasizes a truly multidisciplinary approach to instruction and learning. It enjoys a unique reputation as the only undergraduate school recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education to grant the award of Diploma di Accademia di Belle Arti; the highest official degree in Italian art education. NABA's programs adopt an "all encompassing approach" which combines traditional Italian craftsmanship with today's most advanced design technology. In addition, the school has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the philosophy that creativity is best cultivated in an international atmosphere.

SAI students who attend NABA don't just learn about design, they live it. NABA instructors are world-renowned artists, professionals, and designers who work in Milan, and their goal is to create the artists, professionals, and designers of the future. NABA's teaching method stresses cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of design and seeks to put students in constant contact with companies and professionals. Subject Intensive Programs are offered in the following disciplines: Fashion Design, Fashion Styling & Communication, Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Design, and Product Design. Students may also choose to enroll in a flexible Free Elective Program. Both Subject Intensive and Free Elective Programs yeild 15 semester credits per term.

Program cost includes the following items: enrollment (including application, course selection and credit transfer), housing, student health insurance, transcripts, and cell phone service. SAI also provides comprehensive student services, beginning at the pre-departure stage and leading to SAI on-site orientation and advising in Italy. Students attending NABA may receive US credits from Fairfield University in Connecticut, or an Italian transcript directly from NABA.
Setting Description:
Milan is synonymous with cutting-edge fashion, and it is also internationally renowned as a center for interior, industrial and product design. Filled with the world's premier fashion and design studios, the city provides students with an outstanding opportunity to explore the present and the future of design in Milan's international environment.

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