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Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano - NABA - Italian design school:
NABA is a recognised school of Visual Arts, Communication, Design and Restoration located in Milano, Italy. The school is located in the central canals area of the City of Milan - the recognised capital of fashion, publishing and design. NABA trains students and professionals in the areas of Design, Fashion and Textile Design, Theatre Design, Graphic Design and Art Direction, Media Design and Visual Arts through our undergraduate / graduate degree programs, diploma and certificate programs as well as summer courses. Transfer students (students wishing to enrol in the 2nd or 3rd year of a course) are welcome.

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Photo of Art & Design Courses in Milan3 year Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree Programs:

- Design (Industrial, Interior)
- Fashion and Textile Design
- Graphic Design and Art Direction
- Media Design
- Theatre Design
- Visual Arts

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs:
The three-year Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs follow the regulations of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MUR) both in the structure of the curricula and in the attribution of credits. The courses aim at developing design and technical skills necessary to guarantee direct entry into the world of work and focus meanwhile on cultivating a historical- critical view of the arts and production so as to provide students with a cultural basis that fosters students’ professional growth and gives them the opportunity to continue their studies in both the Academy and University systems.

Self-promotion skills and orientation in the job market are developed through additional individual and group activities and a qualified internship service.

In order to meet the needs of working students, NABA offers the possibility to attend the undergraduate three-year courses in "Fashion and Textile Design" and in "Graphic Design and Art Direction" in the evening and envisaging special condition of attendance.

2 year Master of Arts Degree Programs:
The two-year Master of Arts Degree (MA) programs (120 educational credits) are intended for students wishing to complete a five-year academic career. The programs offer rigorous academic content, with theoretical disciplines being followed by intensive project work.

- Multimedia Communication Design
- Textile and New Materials Design
- Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

One Year Master Degree Programs:
The one-year Academic Master programs are annual courses for students who wish to acquire specialized skills and experience in the artiImage of Art & Design Courses in Milanstic and professional world within a period of intensive studies. Students previously holding a Bachelor Degree may acquire 60 educational credits, valid for continuing studies in Italy or abroad in order to achieve the complete Master of Arts Degree title. The one-year Master programs are also aimed at professionals who wish to give new direction to their professional career, by gaining new technical and project skills.

All programs have a unique yearly intake in January, apart from Landscape Design programs which starts every year in May.

- Photography and Visual Design
(in collaboration with Forma. Centro Internazionale di Fotografia di Milano)
- Digital Environment Design
- Action Marketing and Visual Communication
- Landscape Design - Extraordinary Landscapes
(in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano)
- Sound Design and Drama
- Interior Design - New Domestic Landscapes (in English)

Also Offered:

- Diploma Programs:
Students who have completed only 11 years of education before applying to NABA, can ask to enrol in the three-year Diploma Programs. Diploma Programs have the same curricula and the same examinations as the BA Programs, however they lead to the awarding of a NABA diploma.

- Certificate Courses:
These programs are intended for students who do not want to commit to attend a long-term educational path and desire to follow only one year of the Diploma Program or a more tailor-made curriculum.

- Semester / Year Abroad Programs:
We offer semester / year abroad study programs to international students.These programs have been developed in cooperation with a network of International universities and aim to respond to the educational needs of students who wish to spend a semester or a year in Italy to study in the areas of Fashion, Design, Visual Arts and Communication in English. USA college/university students can obtain USA University transfer credits. (One semester corresponds to 15 USA University credits).

Starting dates: September and January

- Summer Courses:
The Summer Programs propose a wide and updated synthesis of NABA know-how, giving a view of the most significant trends of the market, of industrial creation processes, of artistic and social expression, of Design, Fashion, Graphic and Communication, together with the opportunity to experiment with a topical project theme, under the guidance of renowned professionals and in cooperation with big companies.

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Address: Via C. Darwin, 20 , Milan, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-09-12 were from:

UP, Lucknow, India;   Budapest, Hungary;   istanbul, Turkey;   gavorrano, Italy;   milano;   London, Canada;   Tashkent, Uzbekistan;   USA;   Seattle, USA;   and more.
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European Cultural Academy - Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Experience Venice, Italy and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world with immersive and creative art & design courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• The aim of the ECA is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in architecture, art, design, and other creative industries.

• Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in arts, architecture and culture.


• For more than a decade, we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers.

• You and your peers are immersed in an inspiring environment led by renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

• Prominent professors in related fields ensure a solid academic component and will enable you to gain a wider perspective.

• Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses in summer, spring & fall - taught in English:

• Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic

• Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects

• Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities

Course Options:
• Contemporary Art
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale
• Contemporary Architecture
• Venice Architecture Biennale
• Design: The World Around Us
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course
Accademia del Lusso, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Situated in the heart of Milan - Italy's fashion capital, Accademia del Lusso provides a range of fashion-related Masters programs, 3-year courses, intensive 1-year programs, summer professional courses, and short courses designed to train and prepare the fashion industry’s most sought-after professionals. 

• Available to students from around the world, our courses are taught in English or Italian. Subjects include Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Fashion Brand Management, and Interior Design among many others.

• Our comprehensive courses allow students to enter the job market as experienced and competent professionals with expert skills and knowledge.

• The Accademia del Lusso’s innovative educational approach comprises two closely interconnected areas of specialization: a technical-creative emphasis and a management emphasis.

• In order to improve the student-to-faculty ratio, the maximum class size is 12 made up of international students.

• Our school was founded with the intention of providing high-level training to motivated young people who plan to build a career in fashion as well as to industry professionals who seek to improve and update their skills. 

Student Testimonial:
"I really enjoyed the time I spent in Accademia del Lusso. The courses that I have attended have helped me to develop my knowledge of the fashion business and to open my mind and see things from a different point of view. The teachers too have been very good to me (with very little exceptions)."
Specialized Fashion Design Courses:
Taught in English and / or Italian

1-Year Masters Programs:
• Fashion Brand Management
• Fashion Communication Management
• Fashion Collection Management

3-Year Courses:
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Brand Management
• Fashion Styling & Communication
• Fashion Design & Modelling

Intensive 1-Year Courses:
• Fashion Product Design
• Interior & Retail Design
• Footwear & Accessories Design
• Visual Merchandising

Professional Short Courses:
• Made in Italy & Luxury Goods
• Specialized Preparatory Courses
• Summer Fashion Courses
IED Florence
Courses / Programs
IED Florence is a design school offering courses in Fashion, Design, Visual Arts & Communication in both English and Italian. IED Florence, a venue of intercultural exchange and experience dedicated to innovation and contemporary works, is located inside the House of Creativity, the recently restored campus in the Renaissance cloister of Santa Maria Maggiore, just a few meters from Brunelleschi's Dome.

Our courses are a perfect solution for students interested in a stimulating new experience in fashion and design. Following a precise methodology and guided by professors, who are all professionals from the chosen field, students will experience the development of a project specific to their interests.

IED is an international design training network. It offers three-year post-secondary school courses, advanced courses and Masters in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona and Sao Paulo. Although all the schools and all the campuses apply the same training method and have the same underlying objectives, each one has its own strong, autonomous personality, deriving from roots that delve deep into its host city’s hinterland, production fabric and culture.
Three Year Courses:
- Fashion Communication
- Interior Design
- Product Design
- Advertising Communication
- Shoes and accessories design (taught in Italian)

Masters Programs:
- Fashion events and public relations
- Graphic Design
- Arts Management

Semester and One Year Programs:
- Fashion Communication
- New Media Communication
- Fashion Events
- Fashion Marketing
- Fashion Communication and Marketing

Summer Courses:
- Italian Leather Design
- Fashion Events and PR
- Graphic Design and Portfolio
Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1961, Istituto di Moda Burgo is a long-established fashion school located in Milan's vibrant city centre.

• We offer high-quality academic year and short summer courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Stylist, Dressmaking, and Pattern Making - taught in English and Italian language.

• We provide 'Normal' and 'Intensive' study options for each course. 'Normal' courses last from 1-2 years, while 'Intensive' options run between 5 months and 1 year.

• Thanks to over 50 years experience in the fashion industry, Istituto di Moda Burgo's methodology and passion for Italian fashion and style has been exported to many fashion design schools, colleges, public and private universities abroad.

• We also offer our 4 main academic-year fashion programs at our school in Rome.

Student Review:
"I had a great time at this school where I noticed the care with which the subjects are taught. The teachers are precise. I learned in a short time a new method. I'm very satisfied!"
- Francesca
Year-Round / Academic Fashion & Creative Arts Courses:
- Taught in English or Italian language

Fashion Design:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive I Duration: 10 months
• Intensive II Duration: 5 months

Fashion Stylist:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Dressmaking Course:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Pattern Making:
• Normal Duration: 1 year
• Intensive Duration: 5 months

We also provide a range of 2-4 week, private summer Certificate courses in a range of fashion & design topics.
Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Would you like to take the first step towards a new career in the exciting fashion industry, or take an advanced fashion design or fashion business course to improve your job opportunities in this competitive field?

• Conveniently located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci is an international art and design school that provides fashion design and fashion business & marketing courses to Italian students and international students from around the world.

• Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation, our quality courses include professional one-year master courses, one-year / semester programs, internship programs, summer courses, and short courses (including intensive options & private lessons available for students with limited time).

• Taught by experienced and dedicated faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, courses offered at Accademia Riaci also include Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Product Design, and Interior Design among many others.

Accademia Riaci
 Student Testimonial:
"The teachers are excellent, very knowledgeable, and very devoted. I had a great stay and learned a lot. My skills definitely grew and I will apply them in the future. I spent my free time in culture events in and around Florence."
- Svenne, Netherlands
Fashion Courses in Florence:
Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation

• One-Year Diploma Course / Semester Programs:
Fashion Design; Fashion Business & Marketing 

• Master Courses: Academic Year & Semester Programs available
Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Short Courses: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Summer Courses: Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks
Fashion Design
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Alchimia is a private professional contemporary jewellery school in the historic city of Florence in Northern Italy.

• We provide academic jewellery design courses at Bachelor's (BFA) degree, Masters (MFA) degree, and 1-year academic courses, as well as short-term, intensive programs including evening classes, weekend courses, 2 week to 3 month courses, and summer study options. 

• Our short courses are available year-round, and have open dates, with individual study programs (max. 5 students) to offer the opportunity to experience contemporary jewellery to both beginners and advanced students.

• Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools (E.A.B.H.E.S.), an organisation that allows all of our students to obtain a European Bachelor’s degree.

• Alchimia’s objective is to teach students to express their creativity through contemporary jewelry, developing high-quality technical and theoretical skills.

• The students of Alchimia are mentored and tutored by a team of experts in jewellery, design, and the visual arts.

• Our mission is to provide students with a supportive and practical work environment. Interaction with our instructors and technicians gives students the conceptual and technical knowledge about contemporary jewellery necessary to prepare them as professional makers, artists and designers.
Accredited Jewellery Degree Programs:
• Bachelor Of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Jewellery (2 Years)
• Master Of Fine Arts Degree: Major in Jewellery And Body Ornaments (2 Years)

1-Year Jewellery Design Courses:
• Jewellery Training Foundation (JTF)
• Advanced Jewellery Training

Short Intensive Jewellery Courses: 

• Advanced Jewellery Techniques
• Basic Jewellery & Design
• Resin Jewellery
• Surface Treatment Of Metals
• Experimentation With Materials
• Precious Metals & Alloys
• Textile Techniques With Metal
• Weekend / Summer Courses..