Master of Arts Communication Design NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano

The MA in Communication Design program of NABA combines a solid training in the marketing and integrated communication field with a rich variety of technical and artistic-expressive skills, for the production of real communicative outputs. Through the work on real briefs, the students have the chance to put the acquired skills into practice and to undertake all phases of complex communication projects.

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The MA in Communication Design  program of NABA approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program.

You’ll gain a solid background in integrated marketing communications, a field that combines traditional forms of marketing with new digital communications technologies. You’ll improve your proficiency in analog graphic design as well as the latest computer graphics programs. You’ll also have the chance to cultivate your skills in a rich variety of design production tools, including photography, Web design, digital video, and integrated new media. Alongside this expressive work, you will study the fundamentals of brand design, advertising, and journalistic writing to broaden your knowledge of the business side of the profession.

In project work with companies, you’ll practice the strategies you need to independently undertake all phases of complex communication projects, including art direction, project management, design, execution, and presentation. And you’ll develop a greater awareness of the sociological and ethical implications of the communications you create.



Graduates can employ the theoretical and technical knowledge they gain during the program within a wide variety of communication contexts, especially those characterized by complex design problems. Graduates of this program will have the skills to launch a career as a:

  • Communication designer
  • Marketing professional within studios, communication agencies, companies, and multimedia production agencies

STARTING DATE: February 2023

DURATION: 2 years

LANGUAGE: Italian / English

TITLE: Master of Arts degree

CREDITS: 120 cfs

Placement rate: 89% (cert. IPSOS Observer)

First Year

Project Management I, Computer Graphics, Project Methodology, Design Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, Ethics of Communication, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design

second year

Project Management II, Brand Design, Art Direction, Advertising, Sociology of Communication, Fundamentals of Journalism, Digital Video, and Integrated New Media

Masters and courses are recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs).

Through exchange programmes, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide. Thanks to this vast international network, students at NABA are able to spend periods of study abroad, enriching their educational curriculum and laying the groundwork for increasingly international future careers.International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Galileo Global Education and short summer courses.NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

  • International class
  • International faculty
  • Lessons in foreign language 100%
  • Issuance of foreign diploma and certifications
Criteria for assessing applications:
  • CV Screening
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Language test and/or interview
  • Motivational interview
  • Orientation meeting
NABA offers 4 partial scholarships (60%, 50% and 40%) of the tuition fee for each of the postgraduate programs.
Cost of the master: Not declared
Scholarships available
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  • Laboratories
  • Cultural activities
  • Wifi access
  • Disability services
NABA's Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 89% of NABA graduates find employment during the first year after graduation (data certified by Ipsos Observer regarding 2015 NABA graduates). Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Aldo Cibic of Cibicworkshop, Azimut Benetti Group, Bonetto Design International, Festina Italia, Giochi Preziosi, Giorgio Armani, Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés, Luxottica, Pininfarina Extra, Studio Italo Rota & Partners, Tagua, the Swatch Group, and Zanotta.

  • Dedicated office
  • Assessment tool (strenghts, weaknesses, attitude etc.)
  • Identifying companies for traineeship
  • In-company training
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