Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

For the Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan, see Brera Academy.
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
Type Art & Design Academy
Established 1980
Dean Alberto Bonisoli
Students 3000
Location Milan, Italy
Campus via Darwin 20

The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, "New Academy of Fine Arts", also known as NABA, is a privately run university in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. It has approximately 3000 students,[1] some of whom are from abroad; it participates in the Erasmus Programme.


NABA was founded in Milan in 1980.

In 1994 the Nuova Accademia received one of the forty "Ambrogino" certificates of civic merit awarded each year by the Comune of Milan.[2]

In 2008 NABA also began hosting a “node”, or center linked to the University of Plymouth’s Planetary-Collegium research platform,[3] offering various PhD programs in the arts and technology.

NABA was bought by Bastogi Spa of Milan in 2002. In December 2009 Bastogi sold it to Laureate Education of Baltimore, Maryland, for €22 million.[4][5]

Accreditation and International Programs

NABA is listed by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education, as a "legally recognized academy" in the AFAM classification of schools of music, art and dance that are considered equivalent to a traditional university.[6]

See also

Ranked as the top 50 design school by domus magazine in 2014 ""


  2. Benemerenze Civiche (elenco aggiornato all'anno 2011) (in Italian). Accessed May 2013.
  3. Planetary-Collegium
  4. Storia. Bastogi Spa. (in Italian) "History". Accessed May 2013.
  5. Le scuole gioiello del design vendute a un colosso americano La Repubblica, 13 January 2010. (in Italian) "Precious schools of design sold to an American colossus". Accessed May 2013.
  6. AFAM, Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica: Accademie di belle arti legalmente riconosciute. Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca. (in Italian). "Legally recognized academies of fine arts". Accessed May 2013.

Coordinates: 45°26′44.14″N 9°10′28.38″E / 45.4455944°N 9.1745500°E / 45.4455944; 9.1745500

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