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Pre degree foundation diploma

Course Summary School: Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam

Education: Diploma

This intensive foundation year at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy gives you a solid start for any prospective study or career in fashion. You will discover and improve your creative skills as well as having the opportunity to explore different creative areas of the fashion industry. You will learn through discovery and exploration through project work, lectures and study visits. The programme is designed to give you a visual portfolio in the field of fashion and the knowledge you need to be able to progress to follow a fashion related degree.
Course overview
This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environment of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. You develop your portfolio and gain a real understanding of the professional working practices and expectations of the fashion industry.
All topics include an element of theory to underpin the creative process and is delivered through a range of different teaching styles, including lectures, creative workshops and seminars. You will start to focus on developing your own personal creative signature within the fashion environment.
What makes this course truly unique is the high level of individual attention available to you through one to one support, throughout the entire academic year. This level of guidance and support makes all the difference in helping you to discover and unleash your individual creative abilities in readiness for a university level degree.
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, enabling them to be accepted to university level programmes which they can easily follow with their new found skills, knowledge and confidence.
Modules and programme structure
Exploring Art, Design and Media
Fashion in 3 Dimensions
Fashion Communication
Textiles for Fashion
How do you study?
You are taught by a range of experienced tutors who are enthusiastic and dedicated to bringing out the best in you. Our teaching staff works with you on sustained project work which develops your skills and they are happy to share their theoretical knowledge with you. Industry workshops, lectures, live projects, field trips and visits are all part of the programme. You work on a variety of technical and design projects that involve research, including exhibition and museum visits, design development, garment making, fashion illustration and presentation. This one year programme helps you compile a portfolio for application to a degree programme in Fashion Design.
What can you do after the programme?
After completing this programme you can progress on to study Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Retail, Fashion Communication, Journalism and Textiles Design at degree level.
Key facts
Duration: 1 year 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.