M.A. On Campus

Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts

24 months
18600 EUR/year
13500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The 2-years MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curatorial training.


In the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies atNABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti you’ll explore visual culture, visual arts and performance, exhibition design, contemporary art management, curatorial studies, and art criticism, as well as arts writing and communication. You’ll participate in a wide range of laboratory projects that allow you to engage directly with artists and curators of international standing.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn a visual and aesthetic vocabulary for working with images
  • Deepen your knowledge of research and theoretical methodologies relevant to contemporary art
  • Advance your knowledge of art history, the art economy, and the contemporary art system
  • Develop advanced techniques in painting, drawing, graphic design, video, photography, sound design, and other media
  • Produce and display professional artistic works and curatorial projects
  • Develop professional-level skills in organizing and curating exhibitions and cultural activities
  • Learn to write about art from a place of deep understanding

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Arts 
  • Curatorial Studies 
  • Exhibition Design 
  • Publishing 
  • Photography 
  • Phenomenology Of Contemporary Art
  • Theory And Methodology Of Mass Media
  • History Of Exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ideal candidates will hold an academic diploma or bachelor’s degree in a subject within the arts or humanities. 
  • Students who hold a different degree or diploma may apply for admission if they demonstrate a strong interest aligned with the topics of this two-year MA program. 
  • 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

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  • International

    18600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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