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Bachelor in Set Design

NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano 

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

Program

For more than three decades, N.A.B.A.’s three-year BA in Set Design has integrated theoretical and critical studies with technical and practical work. Since its launch, this program has been enriched through opportunities for students to gain significant experience in the field. The BA program teaches theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of subjects such as scenography, theatre design, theatre costuming, and lighting. More recently, new transversal courses in other disciplines, such narratology, and performing arts complete student training. These are arts with broad boundaries: everything required for a performance (theatre, film, television) or a spectacular event can be defined as “scenography.”

Students gain theoretical knowledge and techniques that enable them to organize their artistic production processes and learn to work in a team. They develop skills with 2D and 3D design programs and audiovisual media in addition to various painting and graphical representation techniques. Students learn to make artifacts such as scenery, props, and costumes. They acquire computer and organizational skills, both through practical application in the field during various training experiences and through drawing up budgets, periodic reviews, and specifications.

ACCREDITATION

When Students graduate from N.A.B.A., they receive a degree that is recognized around the world and in Europe that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (M.I.U.R.).

Year Abroad

Through exchange programs, N.A.B.A.’s International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad. Through exchange programs, N.A.B.A.’s International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad. The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide. International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe.

Faculty

Students will learn from international and recognized professionals who work with leading brands and studios around the world.

  • The course leader of the BA in Theatre and Exhibit Design is Margherita Palli.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The annual N.A.B.A. Placement certified survey aimed to investigate alumni occupational position after graduation. 89% of N.A.B.A. students find a job one year upon graduation.

The program offers a broad spectrum of specializations relating to theatre and cinema, television, and the creation of artifacts, scenery, costumes, lighting design, and installations for every performance-related activity. Scenographers can assist theatre directors, act as set designers or interior decorators of television and cinema sets, and design and create installations for events, art exhibitions, and fashion shows.

Companies

N.A.B.A. has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for N.A.B.A. students, including: Compagnia della Rancia, Associazione Terzo Millennio, Teatro Stabile di Genova, Fondazione Teatro La Scala, Fondazione Ente Autonomo Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro degli Incamminati Società Cooperativa, Associazione Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro Franco Parenti, L’Opera National de Paris, Change Performing Arts S.r.l.

Language: Italian, English.

WHY N.A.B.A.

  • To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design.
  • To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities.
  • To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation.
  • To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors.
  • To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree.
  • To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and
  • Business of Fashion, as one of the world’s top schools for art and design.

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Course

First Year:

  • THEATRE DESIGN I
  • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS I
  • HISTORY OF COSTUME I
  • HISTORY OF MODERN ART
  • DRAWING FOR DESIGN
  • SCENE DESIGN I
  • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS II

Second Year:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DIRECTION
  • THEATRE DESIGN II
  • COSTUME DESIGN
  • SCENE DESIGN II
  • HISTORY OF CINEMA AND VIDEO
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS PHENOMENOLOGY
  • DIGITAL APPLICATIONS FOR VISUAL ARTS

Third Year:

  • HISTORY OF PERFORMING ARTS
  • THEATRE DESIGN III
  • SCENE DESIGN III
  • PERFORMATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR VISUAL ARTS
  • LIGHT DESIGN
  • PHENOMENOLOGY OF STYLE
  • FASHION DESIGN
  • THEATRE PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
  • CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • SOUND SPACE DESIGN
  • REPRESENTATION METHODS HISTORY
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS PHENOMENOLOGY

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PROGRAMME COURSES CONFERENCES WORKSHOPS

SCSA Study Centre Scenic Arts and The Scenographer magazine invite you to the May conferences

MEETINGS ON THEATRE

Tuesday 28 May / Time 5:30pm

The Theatre director, set and costume designer  IVAN STEFANUTTI  present:

THE ART OF DRAWING THE COSTUME

PALAZZO MOCENIGO VENEZIA
Centro Studi di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume
SANTA CROCE 1992 Venezia

FREE ENTRANCE

The Scenographer has recently published the second Issue to the ART OF DRAWING THE COSTUME dedicated to director, set and costume designer IVAN STEFANUTTI. 

BROWSE SAME PAGES OF THE MAGAZINE

The Scenographer  launches a new series celebrating the art of sketching for costume design. We showcase an exceptional collection of character-specific drawings for theatre performance, of studies in line drawings and painted figures for the creation of theatrical costumes. These designs are the foundation of any staged performance, skillful figure drawings sketched by great costume designers for feature film and opera productions.

In this series of monographic issues we focus on the costume design work of Ivan Stefanutti. This new publication explores a range of aspects to do with  the design and building of his costumes, which are a key element in his theatre work. His sketches clearly convey the personality and backstory of a character. Even their sketched facial expressions tell us something of the psychology that lies behind the project. Space is also dedicated to Stefano Nicolao who, with his Atelier, has realized many of Stefanutti’s productions.

SCSA Study Centre Scenic Arts and The Scenographer magazine invite you to the May conferences

Meetings on theatre

Friday 18 May / Time 3:30pm
The Theatre director IGNACIO GARCIA and the set designer DOMENICO FRANCHI present:
MISE-EN-SCENE AS  THE ART OF COMPOSITION

ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI ROMA
Sala lettura biblioteca.
Event concluded.