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!


Interior Design Hotels
Interior Design for Hotels - Session 2

Milan Campus 

The course will enable participants to understand the combination of aesthetics, functionality, and of operational aspects necessary to design successful hotels, analysing the contemporary hotel typologies and the latest hotel design trends, materials, furniture, and lighting. 

Interior Design II
Interior design 2

Milan Campus 

Students will have the chance to analyse contemporary interior spaces through observation based on individual research. They will develop a professional designer’s attitude and will be able to create a model of interior layout using only regenerated or discarded materials.

Lighting Design
Lighting design

Milan Campus 

The course gives an overall vision of the art of lighting and its related functions, from a technical and stylistic point of view, enabling students to develop a personal design language and a final project consisting in a new light system applied to an interior design case history.

Product Design II
Product design 2

Milan Campus 

This course is suitable for students with some background in product design, and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design. 

Header Gallery Fashion Design
Textile design

Milan Campus 

The course is divided in two connected parts, both theoretical and practical. Students will acquire the basic knowledge about the available materials, structures and techniques of weaving and printing. They will also learn to evaluate the most appropriate techniques to be applied to a fabric and they will produce a mini project.

Visual Design
Visual design

Milan Campus 

Students will gain knowledge of the different visual communication concepts and tools and will be guided through a path marked by both lectures and practical workshops in order to learn digital skills and the methods of visual representation. 

Visual merchandising

Milan Campus 

The analysis of visual merchandising strategies for showrooms, concept stores, monobrand stores, and department stores, will be the key elements of this course, along with the study and understanding of the tools used to create a strategic language for fashion brands.

Costume design for cinema

Rome Campus 

This course is dedicated to students who want to get an overview of the process of costume design for the performance industry.