NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano Established 1980 Type Art & Design Academy Dean Elisabetta Galasso Undergraduates 900 Postgraduates 300 Location Milan, Italy Website http://www.naba.it
The New Academy of Fine Arts of Milan, (Italian: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano) (NABA) is a private academy that was founded in Milan in 1980 on the initiatives of Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo, and Tito Varisco. In 1981 it was officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Public Education (now known as the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research). In 2003, NABA joined the Bastogi Group and integrated Futurarium, a post-graduate institute of aesthetics founded by Alessandro Guerriero, who is currently the President of the Advisory Board. In 2004 NABA moved to the new campus in via Carlo Darwin 20, Milan. In 2010 NABA joined the Laureate International Universities network, providng students the access to an international network of accredited campus-based and online universities.
A group of artists with a vocation for teaching, including Kengiro Azuma, Emilio Isgrò, Carlo Mo, Emilio Tadini, Gianni Colombo, Lucio Del Pezzo, Franco Grignani, Mario Carieri, Umberto Mariani, Roberto Menghi, Aldo Montù, Waler Valentini, Gino Negrii, and Hidetoshi Nagasawa started to collaborate with the Academy. Gianni Colombo, artist, designer and Director of the Academy from 1985 to 1993, shaped the NABA educational philosophy.
In 1984 the Advertising and Graphic Design Curriculum was added to the Painting, Sculpture and Theatre Design Programs, and in 1988 Fashion Design Program was added to the NABA programs.
In 1997, a Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Product Design was activated.
In 2002, a Bachelor in Media Design was founded by Francesco Monico, the current director. In 2006 Francesco Monico founded the M-Node a PhD research program partner of the research network Planetary Collegium. Marco Scotini is the current Director of the Visual Art School, Angelo Colella is the current director of Graphic and Art Direction School, and Francesco Monico is the founder director of the School of Media Design & New Media art.
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