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Fashion with Textiles Design (Hons) BA

Course Summary School: Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam

Education: Diploma

The University awarded bachelor degree programme Fashion with Textiles Design is aimed at students who intend to pursue careers as Fashion and/or Textiles Designers and involves both conceptual and trend driven design work through experimentation with creative cutting techniques, traditional pattern cutting, textiles, research, illustration, business and manufacturing skills and culminates in a final professional collection show and portfolio outcome exhibition.
Course overview
The UK fashion industry alone consists of over 800,000 people. This programme will provide you with the skills you need to get on in this exciting and lucrative industry. The Fashion with Textiles Design BA (Hons) offers you a nurturing environment where you will develop industry standard skills in both fashion and textiles. You will expand your skills in pattern cutting, production techniques, CAD and design. We will give you what you need to set you on your way to become an independent creative thinker who can come up with innovative solutions in an ever evolving industry.
The course is taught through a series of practical project assignments, with key emphasis on quality of products and innovative design. The practical modules are delivered through a variety of workshops, demonstrations, lectures and seminars, but the most important aspect of this programme is that you become an individual designer. Thanks to our small classes and commitment we can achieve this together by providing each individual student with one to one tuition time every week.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to our students. We recognise that giving each student substantial personal support is key to helping them get the most out of the course and themselves and help them successfully enter into the international world of fashion and textiles.
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  –  Internship
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.
Career opportunities:
  • Fashion Designer
  • Trend Designer
  • Textiles Designer
  • Pattern Drafter
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Creative Director/Head Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Costumer Designer
Why The Amsterdam Fashion Academy:
  • Personalised, unique, high-end, sophisticated courses
  • Small and intimate academy – informal and friendly atmosphere
  • Award-winning exclusive fashion boutique academy
  • Small classes and personal attention: Student-teacher ratio is 6 to 1
  • Students will be treated as individuals, not just as ‘this year’s intake
  • Ideal basis for a successful future in the fashion industry
  • Located in the city centre of Amsterdam
  • Extended network in the fashion industry
  • Amazing international internship opportunities
Key facts
Duration: 3 years full-time
Start programme: 3rd of September 2018
Start admission: now open for admission academic year 2018-2019
*Pleased be informed that we are not legally able to accept applications from anyone who doesn’t hold an EU Passport.
**The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a non-governmental and non-subsidized institute.