NABA is unique among all Italian art and design academies. It was the first and private academy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). First and second level academic degrees are legally recognized in Europe and the world over.
The NABA approach has received high accolades from third-party authorities. Magazines such as Frieze, Flash Art, and Kaleidoscope have ranked NABA as a top design school. Domus magazine named it as one of Europe’s top schools of architecture and design. NABA was included in Frame Publishers, Masterclass among the 30 World's Leading Graduate Schools in Product Design (2012), Fashion Design (2013) and Interior Design (2014).
Our professors are key to the success of our approach. They are highly skilled educators who are also practicing art and design professionals. They come from leading design and architecture studios, fashion companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and arts and culture institutes. Some are renowned art curators, designers, critics, published authors, or regular contributors to influential art and design magazines. All bring a current, real-world perspective to their lectures and group projects, through which they inspire students to learn, experiment, and grow.