M.A. On Campus

Communication Design

NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts

24 months
18600 EUR/year
13500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Communication Design program from NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program.


In the MA in Communication Design program from NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti 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.

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:

  • Project Management 
  • Computer Graphics
  • Project Methodology
  • Design Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Ethics of Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Web Design

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, communication, or humanities. 
  • 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

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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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