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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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Sketching around: Rome and Milan (experience)

Develop your drawing skills while exploring the ancient city of Rome and the contemporary city of Milan, their monuments, museums, and the everyday places where roman and milanese people gather to enjoy life.

This course is not available at the moment

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Travel photography: from Rome to Milan

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of photography while exploring Rome, one of the world’s most historic and beautiful cities, and Milan, one of the world’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities. Through practical workshops, you will experiment with creative composition, camera controls, lighting, and color films.

This course is not available at the moment

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Sound Design

This course combines critical-cultural knowledge, creative research and technical process within the analysis and design of sound in different production areas: from electronic music production to sound design for film, television and radio.