Professors from 16 Universidad del Valle de Mexico campuses received training from NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, the innovative Italian school of art and design located in Milan, Italy. Like UVM, NABA is a part of the Laureate International Universities network, the largest network of private universities in the world.
NABA professors Alessandro Confalonieri , Liuba Popova, Paolo Borrelli and Serena Selva, delivered 80 hours of lectures to 86 of their Mexican counterparts to enrich their knowledge in Graphic Design, Industrial Design and the Fashion Design and Garment Industry. The training received by UVM faculty will give them new tools to deliver better programs and help provide students with another differentiator in the labor market.
UVM and NABA opened their alliance over a year ago, with an initial focus on developing a NABA certificate to UVM students, which provides:
Eight subjects with international content focused on the latest trends in design, taught with the NABA teaching methodology,
NABA certified teachers,
A Master Seminar taught by professors from NABA,
A multidisciplinary workshop in the fourth semester.
Through this work the Division of Architecture, Art, and Design at UVM has been updated to include the most innovative teaching methodology that is focused on industry trends and contributes to the development of the skills students need to excel in the job market.
NABA is one of the 10 best design schools in the world. The Italian professors focused on showing the UVM professors about the Italian teaching systems, which are different from those employed in Mexico. "What's interesting is to mix the two cultures and allow the professors from Mexico and Latin America to understand how to integrate the best of the European education system," said Rodrigo Lépez Vela, National Director of Design at UVM.
Lépez Rodrigo added that Italian design is the most respected in the world, making it very important for UVM to train their teachers in the fields of fashion and textile design, graphic design and industrial design. "The UVM professors that receive the certificate are able to replicate the NABA’s methodology. With this training, teachers are ready to prepare our students with the pedagogical tools and trends from NABA, which provides the student who wishes to work outside Mexico with better opportunities," he concluded.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.