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Global Fashion School Rankings 2017

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is housed in a recently renovated industrial complex in Milan's historical Navigli district. Established in 1980, NABA was the first private academy officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. Our survey showed strong results regarding students' contentment with the institution's campus, while the library and workrooms scored 76 percent. Students rated the school's course offerings in technical skills at 80 percent, but expressed dissatisfaction with courses in business and sustainability. Other noted areas for improvement include the school's career services as well as accessibility to alumni, which was scored 65 percent in terms of student and alumni satisfaction. Overall, students in our survey were content with the international diversity of their peers and quality of their teachers.

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Graduate, Fashion Ranking 2017

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MA Fashion & Textile Design

Student & Alumni Comments

"I enjoyed the international environment, the lively location in Milan city center and a global network of recognised professors. "


"NABA is a good school, with many good teachers and an interesting curriculum. However, each and every student is responsible for their own learning, and there is little assistance offered from the staff unless you specifically ask for it."


"It was a good experience but I didn't have the opportunity to charge a broad set of skills, as I had wished. It was a lot about creativity and in that way it was really positive. The career services does not really work and I was expecting a closer link to the companies, as it should be."


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