Design, Fashion & Digital Arts

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)
Milan, Italy
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Design, Fashion & Digital Arts

  • Location

    Milan

  • Host University

    Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)

    The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is a nexus for the Fashion and Design industry. If you attend this university, you will be taught by faculty who are renowned designers in the Fashion and Design fields. NABA alumni have been placed with leading companies in the industry, and the university has been recognized as one of Europe's Top 100 schools of Architecture and Design by Domus Magazine, as well as in the field of Business of Fashion in the Global Fashion School ranking. Located in the heart of downtown Milan, you're just a short walk away from several great neighborhoods like Porta Ticinese and Zona Navigli. The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) was founded in Milan in 1980. It is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

  • Term

    Summer 4 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Jun, 2020 - Mid Jul, 2020

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2020

  • Credit

    90 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) is an incredible opportunity if you’re a student of Fashion and Design! Milan is world renowned for being the center of the Fashion industry and studying at NABA will put you at the nexus of the industry's current trends. Students will spend time at the NABA campus in downtown Milan together with international students. Programs are a combination of theoretical and project-based courses, taught by an experienced faculty composed of reputed designers and creative professionals. Studying at NABA, you can take courses in: Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Fashion Management, Fashion, Architecture, Graphic Design, and more. NABA’s summer program offers cumulative knowledge of the industry, giving a view of the most significant market trends, and focuses on a current topical project theme. Summer courses are 2-week intensive research and project courses. Courses are offered in English.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • You must be at least 18 years old by the program start date.
  • If you have a cumulative GPA below 2.50, you may still be considered for acceptance. You will also have to submit one letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

90

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

9

Academic Information

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • You will take 2 courses during this summer session.  Each course is a 2-week intensive course worth 45 contact hours each. 

COURSE SELECTION

  • PLEASE NOTE: You will choose one course from Session I and one course from Session II.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a prerequisite and/or a portfolio submission.
  • You should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of class cancellations.  If a course is full or cancelled, you will need to choose an alternate course.
  • Some courses may require additional fees.

COURSE CREDIT

  • The transcripts from NABA will reflect contact hours. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.  ISA recommends meeting with your home university advisors to discuss the transfer of credits before going abroad.  Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home and host institutions, for the duration of the program.

SYLLABI

  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Italy Program Manager.

TRANSCRIPTS

  • Upon program completion, you will receive a transcript issued directly from the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA). The transcripts from NABA will reflect contact hours. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Please Note: The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Please refer to this list when completing your pre-registration form.

Courses

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Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Design, Fashion, and Visual & Digital Arts
Session I
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Session II
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Lillian Nguyen

Program Manager, Italy

MILAN TEAM

Luca Garotti

Resident Director, Italy

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for you to experience aspects of the Italian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Italy. All ISA apartments are conveniently located along public transit routes with travel times to the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore ranging between 20 and 40 minutes. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Italy and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Milanese!

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

The ISA Milan program includes comfortable housing in shared, fully-furnished apartments. There are generally one or two student apartment units per building and neighboring residents are typically middle-class Italian families who own their apartment. Most ISA apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge/living room, kitchen and bathroom(s). Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy and each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, bed linens, a closet/clothing storage space, basic cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs, and furnished sitting area. Many apartment units include a laundry facility in house or on-site. While apartments are standardized in terms of basic amenities, they can vary greatly in terms of both aesthetics and proximity to the university. All apartments are same-sex, non-smoking environments. Meals and laundry service are not included. *A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you'll receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. *All housing assignments are based on space available and student responses on the Housing Questionnaire.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

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