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MA in Communication Design

Course Description


The two-year MA in Communication Design provides training for art directors, digital communication interface designers and multi-media directors working in firms, communication and multi-media agencies or market-oriented companies.

Students are trained to be professionals with strategic thinking skills and the ability to coordinate and contribute to complex communication projects.

By participating in workshops and experimental labs, students will have the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gathered during the theoretical and technical courses and to face complex project-related issues in the framework of brand design, multi-media publishing and multi-platform services.

Language: Italian
Credits: 120 CF
Placement rate: 81%


Enrolment is open to students with artistic-technical background, graduates in communication studies, literature, philosophy or humanities. The program is addressed to candidates willing to improve their critical thinking abilities and sharpen their problem solving skills, while utilizing the latest design tools and technologies to come up with innovative solutions in areas such as brand design, visual design, environmental design, multi-media publishing, as well as institutional communication, service/product communication and internal communication, in both B2B and B2C contexts.


Students can employ the theoretical and technical knowledge gained during the program in a wide variety of communication contexts, especially those characterised by complex design problems. Graduates of this program may find employment as: Communication designers, Marketing professionals within studios, communication and multimedia production agencies .


NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Provincia di Milano, Armando Testa, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Lowe Pirella, McCann Erikso, Saatchi & Saatchi, Velvet, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, Il Sole 24 ORE, Publikompass, Emergency ONG ONLUS, Leo Burnett, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore


Discover how to apply: http://www.naba.it/admission-postgraduate-programs/processo-di-ammissione/?lang=en

Visit the MA in Communication Design page on the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan website for more details!

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35 scholarships for Postgraduate Programs - 20+ Awards

In order to promote excellence in academic disciplines, NABA intends to support highly motivated and talented young people, by offering 35 scholarships that partially cover the tuition fees to attend two-year Master of Art Degrees starting in February 2017.Scholarships will be awarded based on the evaluation of the candidate’s portfolio, motivation letter and curriculum vitae.

Value of Scholarship(s)

60%, 50%, 40%, 30% and 20%


Students having a university degree certificate or a first-level academic diploma or equivalent title, earning that qualification within the last term of academic year 2015/16.The selection will be also open to applicants having a proven professional experience in relevant fields for the chosen educational path.

Application Procedure

All interested students can submit their application by filling in the Application for Participation and uploading complete digital documentation clicking: http://competition.naba.it/apply

alternatively materials can be sent by email to:

or shipped to:
NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
International Admissions Office
Via Darwin, 20 – 20143 Milan, Italy

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation within 48 hours that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at:

Entry Requirements

Candidates holding a first-level academic diploma or BA degree, or about to graduate and with a knowledge of the Italian/Englishlanguage (according to the medium of instruction of the program) equal to a B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Course Fees

€ 9.800 for Italian and EU citizens and € 13.000 for non-EU citizens

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