From June to August, NABA offers two-week intensive courses in the fields of Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Multimedia Arts, Communication, Italian Culture in Milan and Rome.

You will be immersed in Italy’s thriving creative community through visits to museums, companies, production facilities, and design studios. Guided by skilled Italian and international professionals, you will explore trends in fashion and design and learn how to research and present a creative idea.

Upon successful completion of each 2-week summer course in Milan, in Rome as well as for the Two Cities, Double Experience programmes (45 hours), NABA will issue 3 CFA credits that can be transferred at the option of each student’s home university.

All Summer Courses are conducted in English.


Are you interested in other courses? Take a look to our catalogue!


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3D character design

Milan Campus 

Students will be introduced to the world of CGI, throughout the fundamental teachings of polygonal modeling, in order to learn how to develop humanoid and mechanical figures. The course includes the teaching of basic knowledge of Maya software, the use of well-defined shootings, and practical workshops.

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Accessories design

Milan Campus 

This course is focused on the discovery of the fundamentals of luxury accessories brand collections, specifically of Made-in-Italy shoes and bags. Students will acquire the basic skills needed to coordinate and to develop a personal collection proposal for a luxury accessory brand as a final project.

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Digital Illustration

Milan Campus 

Practicing with various tools, students will learn how to create effective graphic vector images, from simple graphs to basic shapes, icons, illustrations, and logos, applicable in many different professional and design areas.  

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Fashion design 1 - Session 1

Milan Campus 

An inspiring discovery of the Italian fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and guided visits to Milan’s best fashion areas and showrooms. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System, and they will learn to produce fashion sketches and to carry out research to be used to develop a fashion collection.

Fashion design 2

Milan Campus 

In this course students will create a capsule collection, experimenting studio and workshop practice. Concepts, moods and themes will be conceived and developed to provide inspiration for clothing, colour and shape and for the development of a prototype with handcraft tailoring methods.

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Fashion image and styling 1

Milan Campus 

Students will develop an understanding and gain experience in style-hunting and image styling as the foundations of fashion and project-development approach. They will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System, and they will be inspired to develop their ideas and their potential to the fullest. 

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Fashion image and styling 2

Milan Campus 

Through a theoretical and practical training in the field of fashion styling, the course enable students to create a new image encompassing make-up techniques, hair shapes, location, light, photography, and to ideate a real photo shooting for a fashion magazine.

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Hand illustration

Milan Campus 

The course will show different techniques, processes and approaches to hand drawing, providing students the basic technical and artistic skills necessary to turn their imagination into professional illustrations and acquire a creative sign.