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Summer Course Fashion Design Portfolio Development

Amsterdam Fashion Academy
2 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
On campus
04 July 2022 09:30
Application deadline: 01 June 2022

Program description

Summer Course Fashion Design Portfolio Development

If you are considering studying fashion at a higher level but have never worked on a fashion design project before then this is the course for you. A super introduction to fashion design and working with experienced lecturers to produce a portfolio of ready-fashion. Learn how best to approach the design process then create and present a capsule collection bursting with original inspiration. Practical exercises and discussions with classmates and lecturers help you research a theme of your choice and learn how to turn this into fashion designs. Collect ideas from digital sources and document your ideas in a sketchbook. Through drawing and communicating your ideas you explore the design principles of silhouette, detail and colour through concept boards, design development sheets and developing a capsule collection of designs.

Admission requirements

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you are at least 16 years old;
  • you want to understand if studying Fashion Design fits you;
  • you have never worked on a fashion design project;
  • you want to build your fashion portfolio for university application;
  • you want to improve your fashion portfolio at a professional and university level;
  • you want to experience the Amsterdam Fashion Academy before applying to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design or Foundation Diploma in Fashion.

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Program content

Find out more about the fashion industry and how it works. Discover how various designers approach the design process before getting to grips with the idea of concept building, visual storytelling and creating colour and fabric stories from these concepts. Generate your own design ideas using a variety of methods including collaging, quick sketching and croquis sketching. Learn how to define a consumer for your project then work through a process of refinement and editing to end up with a mini-collection to match your customer.

The course is in English and classes are small, informal and friendly. Each day tends to follow the structure of first theory then practice with ample opportunity to share and discuss ideas with classmates and lecturers.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee: € 2.000 for 2 weeks


Level: Certificate of Completion

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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.

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Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Oosteinde 1
1017 WT Amsterdam

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