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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Amsterdam Fashion Academy
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

It's a Fashion Design programme with focus on Brand Development and Entrepreneurship.

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design is a programme of study designed to provide the students with a greater understanding and experience of the creative processes, knowledge base and technical skills required to enter the fashion industry. Through the study of fashion design and entrepreneurship principles the students will be ready to enter the ever changing fashion industry through numerous routes, be it a corporate environment or self-employment. Being placed within the capital of the Netherlands the programme is able to link closely with both global and SME creative industries and practitioners that resonate Amsterdam's reputation as a creative and entrepreneurial city.

Admission requirements

One of the following secondary school diplomas:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (International schools, UK & US) minimum points of 28;
  • Minimum of 2 GCE A-levels (or equivalent);
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art-related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3);

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Modules Year 1:

FN432 Portfolio 1: Design Awareness, Illustration, Collection Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, TechPacker.

FN434AM Materials and Processes: Textiles, Realisation Techniques, Digital Illustration, Adobe Photoshop, Clo3D.

FN401AM Historical and Contextual Studies 1: History of Culture and Fashion, Academic Writing Skill, Critical Thinking.

FN433AM Business Studies and Entrepreneurship: Concept to Consumer & Supply Chain, Clothing Technology & Product Development, Personal Development Plan.

Modules Year 2:

FN532AM Portfolio 2: Advanced Illustration, Design Processes, Textile Design, Clo3D.

FN533AM Design Realisation: Advanced Realisation Techniques, Illustration, Clo3D.

FN501AM Historical and Contextual Studies 2: Research Methods & Referencing.

FN531AM Industrial Practice in a Global Context: Personal Leadership and Internship, Business Plan and Go-to-Market Collaborative Project.

Modules Year 3:

FN603AM Professional Practice: Live Industry and Competition projects.

FN601AM Contextual Report: Dissertation, Proposal Presentation to Examination Board.

FN631AM Final Collection: Design, Realisation.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee: € 15.500 per year.

Students with a Dutch passport and who have resided in the Netherlands for at least three of the preceding six years prior to the date of enrolment, are eligible for student finance from DUO.


Accreditation: Buckinghamshire New University

ECTS credits: 180

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Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a private and international academy situated in an elegant townhouse in the heart of Amsterdam. It is a hub of student-centred learning with a high level of personal attention. Amsterdam Fashion Academy offers Bachelor’s degrees with...

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Why study at Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Small classes and personal attention

We treat our students as individuals and not just as ‘this year’s intake’. We want to get to know them personally, grow with them and help them unleash their creative potential while equipping them with all the skills and knowledge they need for a successful future in fashion.

International environment

73% of students are international.

UK-accredited Bachelor's degree with Honours

A British Bachelor’s Honours degree is one of the most widely established and recognized degrees worldwide. A Bachelor’s degree with Honours means that the qualification is equal to any other academic degree program awarded, while an ordinary BA degree without honors does not carry the same academic weighting or credibility.

Focus on entrepreneurship and brand development

Students learn the principles of entrepreneurship and develop a go-to-market project.

Key topics are sustainability, diversity, inclusion

Students explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the UN, develop critical thinking skills while analyzing diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry and in the culture world.


traditional and cozy Dutch townhouse where students feel at home and study at their own pace.


One-of-a-kind vibrant city, house of many international fashion brands.


Average rating 5

Based on 4 reviews.

I am so happy with this school and program. They have a great system, that’s up to date and teachers you can feel safe with and really develop your skills with. They put a lot of energy to help you to succeed and they are always there if you have any questions or need anything. The environment is amazing and the family we created over three year...
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The classes are small and give great opportunities to develop our styles, choices, ideas to become better designers. The teachers are giving one-to-one to help us grow and create more fabulous designs. The focus on textiles, design, drawing and production is fantastic for the development of the collections. Since the school is small, we have a c...
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I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I’ve learnt so much during my first year of design about concept development, illustration, pattern cutting & realisation etc. I’m glad i chose to do the design course, and the teachers have helped guide me through the process.

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Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Oosteinde 1
1017 WT Amsterdam

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