NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is an internationally
renowned Academy focused on arts and design. Founded in
Milan in 1980 upon the private initiative of prominent artists such
as Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo and Gianni Colombo, it is the
largest private Academy in Italy and the first one to have been
recognised back in 1981, by the Higher Education in Art, Music
and Dance (AFAM) system, which is part of the Italian Ministry
of University and Research (MUR).
Born with the aim of overcoming the limits of traditional disciplines
to introduce visions and languages closer to the contemporary
artistic practices and to the system of art and creative profes-
sions, NABA has been the first fine arts academy in Italy to offer
recognised courses in Fashion, Graphics and Design.
NABA’s growth has begun in the ‘90s, leading to collabora-
tions with prestigious cultural institutions, further enriching its
educational offer and opening its doors to an increasing number
of international students from all over the world. In 2018, the
Academy became part of Galileo Global Education, a leading
international provider of higher education and, afterwards,
opened a new campus in Italy's capital city.
With its two campus in Milan and Rome, the Academy currently
offers academic degrees equivalent to first and second level
university degrees in the Communication and Graphic Design,
Design, Fashion Design, Media Design and New Technologies,
Set Design, and Visual Arts Areas. At the end of the programmes,
students obtain the necessary credits (CFA) to continue their
studies either within Academies or Universities in Italy and abroad.
NABA has been selected in the 2021 edition of prestigious
QS World University Rankings® by Subject as the Best Italian
Academy of Fine Arts and among the only 3 Italian institutions in
the top 100 of the best universities worldwide in Art&Design field.