Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Introduction
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Fashion Academy

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is an international private boutique academy offering Fashion with Textiles Design and Fashion Business University awarded Bachelor Honours degree courses and a one year Fashion Foundation course.

The validated degrees are aligned with UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) standards. With a highly qualified and experienced team, we offer a unique studying experience in an international environment.

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About

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy, a high-end, sophisticated and charming boutique academy. Small-scale, personal, student-centred learning in a supportive environment which ensures that every individual student is seen as just that: an individual, with their own individual needs and talents which we can foster and ensure that they each get the support and assistance they require to develop their talents to the full.AFAmp4

When you think of personal, student-centred, small-scale supportive education where everyone knows and helps each other, than think of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. An international private fashion academy offering several Bachelor degree courses where personal attention and focus on individual talent are key.

Study in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is located in the Museum district Amsterdam, one of the world’s most creative cities. Amsterdam has a multicultural society and freedom in choice of lifestyle. It is a safe and welcoming city with a large student community representing many nationalities.

Contact us

Come and pay us a visit. Or just read this material. Whatever it takes to get you started. We’re here to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to call or write.

Work with us

We challenge our students to the full. This means we work exclusively with the best lecturers. Professionals who work in the fashion business: designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, cutters, tailors, you name it. Experts with years of valuable and proven fashion experience and with a great desire to share their knowledge with motivated young people.

Small and Personal

If you value small classes and personal attention, then the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is the ideal place to study for your Fashion BA.

Excellence in learning

We are strongly committed to achieving excellence in learning, teaching and the wider student experience, to give our students the best possible preparation for their future lives and careers. Our approach to creative learning is unique, highly personalised and guaranteed to ensure you meet your potential. Our classes are small, with teaching and personal contact with your tutor every day, 5 days a week. We also encourage our students to come in whenever they want to work, talk or simply enjoy the Academy’s relaxed, creative and multi-cultural environment.

Teaching is delivered by our enthusiastic and dedicated team of highly experienced international lecturers and includes a comprehensive range of subjects such as idea generation, design development, illustration, fashion forecasting, pattern cutting and construction, knitwear, millinery, written and verbal communication and critical analysis. To ensure that students are fully prepared for a career in fashion, we integrate professional skills across all areas of these degrees. Our links with the international industry, both universities and companies, give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in completing 'live' projects, competitions and work placements.

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Life in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is located in the Museum district Amsterdam, one of the world’s most creative cities. Amsterdam has a multicultural society and freedom in choice of lifestyle. It is a safe and welcoming city with a large student community representing many nationalities.

A vibrant fashion hub

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a vibrant fashion hub that is presently home to more than a hundred fashion houses and designers. Thanks to its strategic location, the area is also an important logistics centre for the distribution of fashion items. This combination of creative excellence and logistic superiority acts as a magnet to many international companies in the fashion industry.

Amsterdam is regarded as a global village due to the uniquely intimate nature of this modern metropolis. With an environment where everything is accessible by foot or by bike, people enjoy living and working in the city. The costs of living here are lower than in cities such as London, Paris or Stockholm and, apart from London, Amsterdam is considered the only European city in which you can work fully in English.

Work with us

We challenge our students to the full. This means we work exclusively with the best lecturers. Professionals who work in the fashion business: designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, cutters, tailors, you name it. Experts with years of valuable and proven fashion experience and with a great desire to share their knowledge with motivated young people.

Message from the director of the Academy

Hello and thanks for your interest in the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. I’m Ingrid Mijnheer, director of the Academy, and it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a place that is like no other.

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Programs

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BA (Hons) Fashion Business

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Fashion business jobs are crucial for the continued revenue growth and overall success of the fashion industry and the global economy as a whole. [+]

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy has a lot to offer! Would you like to study in an international environment? Are you searching for inspiration, creativity and high-quality fashion knowledge and skills? Useful contacts that connect you directly to the fashion business? A future in fashion? They are all here at your disposal! The University awarded bachelor degree course in Fashion Business is for students who aspire to work in the fields of: Fashion Business, Marketing, Branding, Communication and PR, Trend & Prediction and Fashion Editorial Styling. Traditional illustration and drawing techniques, CAD, styling, business, communication, photographic outcomes, research and networking form essential elements to this exciting and creative programme. Aim: Fashion business jobs are crucial for the continued revenue growth and overall success of the fashion industry and the global economy as a whole. The study of Fashion Business at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is an exciting field that gives you access to countless career opportunities in the fashion industry. This course has been tailored to blend creative fashion knowledge with a solid grounding of business, marketing, branding, communications, styling, design, historical and cultural studies. Our aim is to produce confident fashion business people that can respond effectively to the constantly changing challenges in the international fashion industry. Programme structure: Year 1 Fashion Visual Research and Presentation- Introduction to Project Management - Introduction to Fashion Styling - International Branding – Fashion Marketing and Promotion – Introduction to Historical and Contextual Studies Year 2 Historical and Contextual Studies - Fashion Branding - Industrial Practice in a Global Context - Fashion Styling – Fashion Communications – Fashion Forecasting Final year (Year 3) Dissertation - Live Industry / Competition Brief - Research Project - Business Practice - FMP Marketing and Promotion Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a UK validated Bachelor's degree in Fashion Business. In accordance with UK requirements 120 credits points are available each year of study and students need to obtain 360 credits for successful completion of the three-years course. How do you study?: This Fashion Business bachelor degree course offers both an academic and practical perspective, enabling you to gain knowledge and insights in the disciplines relevant to fashion. Throughout the course you assess the importance of fashion in stimulating consumption by means of essays, research, presentations and display projects. You also actively participate in fashion industry activities by tackling challenging project briefs, often in collaboration with the leading labels in the fashion industry and Fashion Design students. This versatile course has been ultimately structured to provide you with an optimum route into employment in many aspects of the fashion industry. Our experienced and international tutors aim to help you reach your full potential by challenging, stimulating, informing and rewarding you. Embedded within the course programme, you also develop essential skills making you more employable such as writing a CV and professional practice modules including a research project and writing a business plan. [-]

BA (Hons) Fashion with Textiles Design

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Fashion Design is an increasingly competitive area within an industrial and commercial climate. This is an innovative, cutting-edge course which prepares you for a career in the fashion design industry. [+]

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy has a lot to offer. Would you like to study in an international environment? Are you searching for inspiration, creativity and high-quality fashion knowledge and skills? Useful contacts that connect you directly to the fashion business? A future in fashion? They are all here at your disposal! Aim: Fashion Design is an increasingly competitive area within an industrial and commercial climate. This is an innovative, cutting-edge course which prepares you for a career in the fashion design industry. We will help you develop your design skills and gain valuable technical and professional expertise. The Fashion with Textiles Design course covers 4 key themes; design, textile, manufacture and business. Our aim is to produce confident, versatile and talented people who envisage making a career in the fashion design business. Programme structure: Year 1 Fashion Illustration Techniques and Visual Research - Introduction to Historical and Cultural Contextual Studies - Introduction to Design Processes - Business Studies - Fashion Realisation Techniques and Processes (including 3D and draping) - Textiles Realisation Techniques and Processes Year 2 Historical and Cultural Contextual Studies - Industrial Practice in a Global Context - Fashion and Textiles Design - Fashion and Textiles Cutting and Construction Final year (Year 3) Dissertation - Live Industry / Competition Brief - Final Collection Research and Design - Professional Practice - Final Collection Realisation - Graduate Fashion Show Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a UK validated Bachelor's honours degree in Fashion & Textiles Design. In accordance with UK requirements 120 credits points are available each year of study and students need to obtain 360 credits for successful completion of the three-years course. How do you study: Throughout the course you develop your skills by tackling challenging project briefs, often in collaboration with the leading labels in the fashion industry and sponsorship by fabric manufacturers. You find out about the real world of design and develop a close understanding of marketing trends and consumerism. This course has been ultimately structured to provide you with a route into employment in the fashion industry, and our experienced and international tutors aim to help you reach your full potential by challenging, stimulating, informing and rewarding you. As part of this, the creative aspects of technical and critical skills are developed to a high standard. Embedded within the course programme, you also develop essential skills for employment such as writing a CV and professional practice modules including writing a business plan. [-]

Contact

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy B.V.

Address Banstraat 29
1071 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website http://www.amsterdamfashionacademy.com/
Phone +31 20 489 6690