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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Portrait Drawing (introductory)

In this course, you will practice drawing the human face, using photographs and live models. You will work through a variety of exercises to develop precise techniques and a personal style, with a special emphasis on form and color.

This course is not available at the moment

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Urban graphics and typographic mapping (introductory)

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of typography for design projects. Using vector graphics software, participants will also practice how to compose, to edit and to work with text, with the purpose of designing head titles or layouts, and body copy structuring, eventually mastering concepts such as readability and hierarchy of weights.

This course is not available at the moment

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Social media management

This intensive course will focus on tools used in the digital marketing field to manage social network platforms. It will focus on effective research for data gathering and analysis required to profile the so-called “personas”.

This course is not available at the moment

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Product design 1

Students will be introduced and exposed to the design process, in order to understand what lives behind the creation of a product. They will have the opportunity to dive into intensive project work geared towards creative thinking and exploring form and functionality.

This course is not available at the moment

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Interior design 1

A full-immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology, by introducing them to the analysis of the elements of space, focusing specifically on interior design, and diving into intensive project works.

This course is not available at the moment

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Interior Design for Retail

The course will enable participants to understand the role of both visual merchandising and experience design in retail stores, from the display of products to the design of the whole customer journey.

This course is not available at the moment

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Painting 2

This course aims to dive into different aspects of the area of painting, by reflecting upon the methods used to represent subjects, and by experimenting with several techniques. Through the exploration of different styles such as watercolor, oil paint, tempera, and acrylic, and the use of the relevant materials (paper, wood, canvas).

This course is not available at the moment