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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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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Urban brand design

Rome Campus 

This course introduces participants to the topic of branding, focusing especially within the context of local brands and landmarks, such as regions and cities, aimed to build brand experiences for tourism or institutions suitable to increase the capacity to reach new audiences.

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

Two Cities, One Vision

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 - Session 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. 

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Film documentary

Rome Campus 

Recommended for students wishing to explore audiovisual production and to find a real and fruitful expressive possibility in the film documentary industry, the course is structured into three parts: introduction to documentary films; pre-production of a personal or team project; production of a short film.