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!


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.

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Curatorial studies and exhibition design

Milan Campus 

The course offers a well-structured path to develop curatorial projects, from the research and production of a concept, to its organisation and display, allowing students to acquire experience and confidence in expressing their work as well as knowledge of today's field.

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Fashion marketing and communication

Milan Campus 

This course focuses on the fashion industry through a business and management perspective, providing students the necessary tools to understand the dynamic context of Italian and international fashion business and its fundamentals such as fashion industry sourcing, supply chain, fashion buying cycle, vendor selection and fashion buying decision criteria, retail brand marketing, fashion industry, internationalisation of fashion retailing, international branding, and flagship stores.

Game development

Milan Campus 

This course aims at teaching students how to create video games using Unity 3D, a free-to-use game development engine, providing them the opportunity to develop 3D gaming experiences with sophisticated storylines, interactions, aesthetics, and technical aspects.  

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Portrait drawing and painting

Rome Campus 

The course aims at teaching how to create a realistic portrait and dives into different aspects of the realm of painting, experimenting with several techniques and methods and allowing students to develop their own unique style. 

Fashion design: from haute couture to pret-a-porter


While in Rome, students will discover and focus on haute couture, discovering the history and development of haute couture up-to-present-day role in the fashion industry. In Milan, students will focus on a social and cultural analysis of the Italian fashion industry, exploring the philosophies, styles, and business structures of some of the most iconic Italian fashion brands. Either individually or in groups, participants will develop a prêt-à-porter collection through moodboards, illustrations

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Product design 1 - Session 1

Milan Campus 

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

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Interior design 1

Milan Campus 

Providing students an overview of the Italian design methodology, the course introduces them to the analysis of the elements of space, enabling them to focus specifically on interior design and to dive into intensive project works.