Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Introduction

Fashion Academy

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is an international independent fashion Academy making global learning accessible. By collaborating with international universities we are able to provide high-quality courses that train students as fashion designers, fashion intellectuals and fashion business people.

About

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Positive and pro-active relationships

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is an independent Fashion Academy. As an outward-looking international specialist, we enjoying positive and pro-active relationships with other universities, business, the community and schools. We have developed a strong ethos as a creative academic community, with staff and students fully involved in debate and development. Successful applicants will join a dedicated, friendly team of academic and professional support staff.

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is always on the outlook for exceptional (guest) lecturers. If you're interested in working at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, send us your application by email.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Contact

The Amsterdam Fashion Academy B.V.

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