Fashion and Textile Design

NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

24 months
17500 EUR/year
12500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


During this 2-year MA in Fashion and Textile Design courses at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, you will explore innovative fashion tools and manufacturing processes and the myriad creative possibilities they afford. You’ll develop the capacity to translate ideas into your own fashion language, and you’ll hone your ability to analyze and critique fashion design at a high level.


The MA in Fashion and Textile Design program at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is an intensive project-based degree.

The program’s main courses rely heavily on project work. By the end of your studies, you will have a portfolio of projects focusing on fashion and textile design. Your work will also integrate elements of accessories and costume design, visual and written storytelling, photography, graphic design, and hat making.

Experienced fashion professionals will mentor you in building a personalized skill set as part of crafting your identity as a fashion designer. Whereas in most schools industry professionals have the role of visiting professors, in this program they lead a full design mentorship experience, monitoring and guiding the development of each student’s individual style and approach to the craft.

Study abroad opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Material Culture
  • Project Methodology
  • Visual Design
  • History of Applied Arts
  • Textile Design 
  • Fashion Design 
  • Art Direction
  • Accessories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Italian
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
59 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
36 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program is intended for students with an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in fashion design, architecture, or design. 
  • Students with a different degree or diploma will be considered if they are motivated by a significant interest in the program’s topics. 
  • A commission will evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree/academic diploma will not receive the 120 educational credits and the Master of Arts diploma, but will instead earn a certificate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Fashion and Textile Design
NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti