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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Fashion marketing and communication (introductory)

This course focuses on the fashion industry through a business and management perspective. It will provide students the necessary tools to understand the dynamic context of Italian and international fashion business.

Game Development (introductory)

Learn how to create video games using Unity 3D, a free-to-use game development engine. You will have the opportunity to develop 3D gaming experiences with sophisticated storylines, interactions, aesthetics, and technical aspects.

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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.

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Urban brand design (intermediate)

This course aims to introduce participants to the topic of branding, focusing especially within the context of local brands and landmarks, such as regions and cities.

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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.

Fashion Design: from haute couture to pret-a-porter (experience)

Lectures will explore the history and development of haute couture up to present-day role in the fashion industry. Through visits to fashion exhibitions, archives, and ateliers, students will gain awareness on the context and artistic development of the Italian style and fashion system.

This course is not available at the moment

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Art Discovery: from classical to contemporary (experience)

Discover why Rome is known as the “Eternal City”. In this full-immersion journey, you will explore this timeless city while growing your knowledge of Classical Arts.

This course is not available at the moment

Fashion culture: Rome and Milan

Alternating lectures about the history of fashion design to visits to Rome's and Milan's hottest fashion spots and ateliers, this course aims to deepen the understanding of the Italian fashion industry.

This course is not available at the moment