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!


Lighting Design
Lighting Design (advanced)

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 settings.

This course is not available at the moment

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Photography 2 (intermediate)

Connected to Photography I, this course will enable students to further deepen their knowledge of photographic techniques and to further develop their expressive skills. Students will be given a specific theme and will have to develop a concept, a mood board and a final project under the guidance of a professional photographer.

This course is not available at the moment

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Textile Design (advanced)

After becoming more acquainted with what is necessary to make a textile expert do its job from a practical perspective, the course will focus on the aesthetic considerations covering the fields of manipulation, surface design (printing and embroidery) and nets/lace-like fabrics (cut work, devoré).

This course is not available at the moment

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VR and 360° video creation (introductory)

This course explores all aspects of producing a 360° video using today’s most relevant technologies. By including hands-on practice of a virtual reality project, students will develop the concept, choose the technology, do preproduction, shoot in 360° video, and will follow by the post-production processes of editing, stitching, finalizing, and publishing 360° videos.

This course is not available at the moment

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Board Game Design (introductory)

This course focuses on a specific kind of gaming experience – board games – which requires more than one player, and thus encourages the development of social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, bluffing, and persuasion.

This course is not available at the moment

Costume design for cinema (intermediate)

In this course, you will get an overview of the process of costume design for the performance industry, along with an understanding of the important role that costuming plays in character creation.

This course is not available at the moment

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Creative Coding (introductory)

In this course, participants will study the history and philosophy behind the artistic use of technology. Students will learn coding strategies, explore how to include coding in the creative process, and discover how computing tools can enhance their creativity.

This course is not available at the moment

Fashion Illustration
Fashion Illustration 1 (introductory)

This course introduces students to the world of Fashion Illustration. Starting from anatomical figures and the process of stylization, participants will have the chance to create various styles of clothing, including the analysis of different textile materials.

This course is not available at the moment