Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)

  • Location Milan, Italy
  • Degree Type MA
  • Start Date Request info
  • Duration 2 years
  • Application Deadline Request info
  • Language English
  • Attendance On Campus
  • Dedication Full-time
  • Pace Instructor-paced
  • Tuition fees Request info

Program description

The MA is an intensive specialisation programme based on the development of practical projects. Students learn how to research and apply fashion tools and languages to create a rich portfolio. By activating knowledge and visual representation techniques, the MA mixes theoretical, artistic and technical elements, trasforming them into effective statements of style and thought. From the a. y. 2021/2022 two new and distinct programmes, the MA in Fashion Design and the MA in Textile Design, will enrich NABA educational offer.

  • Department:Design and Applied Arts
  • Area:Fashion Design
  • Title Awarded: Second Level Academic Degree
  • Credits:120 CFA
  • Starting:February 2021
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Languages: Italian and English
  • Campus: Milan

Over the AM, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate the fashion phenomenon as an articulated visual language, with self-awareness in terms of skills and style, interpreting and translating ideas into high-quality projects
  • Use complex methodologies to show their ability to create articulate solutions for manifold projects, starting from research and analysis, to the design process and its representation and communication
  • Professionally carry out and manage all the production phases, while showing acquaintance with a wide number of applications, knowledge and skills

Study Plan

The Master of Arts deepens the student’s knowledge with highly specialized and advanced studies, allowing the student to define his skills and making possible a first-hand experience within the professional context through field experiences.

First year

Students are encouraged to think of the meaning of contemporary fashion and to express their own point of view through the experimentation, in a permanent and in-depth workshop of fashion and textile design, history of art and of costume, pattern making, phenomenology of styles.

Second year

Through a methodology deeply rooted into the project and advanced studies in fashion design and project methodology of visual communication, students learn how to create a professional collections' portfolio and multimedia visual contents.

Study and career opportunities

Study abroad programmes

NABA provides students with the opportunity to study abroad as part of their academic experience.

NABA counts more than 70 cooperation agreements with academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and others international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Companies and institutions placement

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which that provide internships for NABA students, including Chanel, Gabs, Staff International, Hugo Boss, Valentino Fashion Group and much more.


The MA in Fashion and Textile Design cooperates or has cooperated with: Benny & Javier House of Ninja, Cosmopolitan magazine, Diane Pernet, Filoscozia, Herbal Essences, Lane Cardate, Angela Missoni, Palazzo Morando, Pandora, Woolmark, Rosato, Iceberg, Via Farini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Galleria Arte Passante, Arena, Salon du Chocolat, Francesca Versace, Elio Fiorucci, La Triennale di Milano, Stefanel, Gabs, Franco Gabrielli, Tosca Blu, Pitti Immagine, Camera della Moda, Vogue Talent, Triumph, Alcantara, Linea Pelle, La Rinascente, Assab One, Officine Creative Ansaldo, Gabel.

After the Master of Arts

Kick-off your career. Among the career opportunities:

  • Fashion designer
  • Textile designer
  • Brand director
  • Art director
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion visual merchandiser
  • Trend forecaster and developer
  • Image consultant
  • Costume designer
  • Fashion innovative designer
  • Sustainable fashion designer


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