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Fashion with Textiles Design BA

3 Years
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Study on site
BA (Hons)
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Fashion Design is an increasingly competitive area within an industrial and commercial climate. This is an innovative, cutting-edge course which prepares you for a career in the fashion design industry. We will help you develop your design skills and gain valuable technical and professional expertise. The course covers 4 key themes; design, textile, manufacture and business. Our aim is to produce confident, versatile and talented people who envisage making a career in the fashion design business
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  • September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
  •  Open to applicants from Outside the EU

Venue details

Student life

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.

Why study this course

The perfect base for an international career in fashion is at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, paying a high level of personal attention to student-centred learning with a focus on graduate employability. Students will enrol at Bucks New University and at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, which will give students access to many facilities. The degrees are aligned with the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) standards. With a highly qualified and experienced team, the Amsterdam Fashion Academy offers a unique studying experience to international students. A graduate of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is recognised internationally. The Amsterdam Fashion Academy provides an informal and friendly study environment. The small classes at the academy ensure that students have the space to express their creativity and receive teacher’s exclusive attention. The international teaching staff consists of passionate, qualified professionals with many years of experience working within the fashion industry, passing on their first-hand knowledge and experience to students.


Banstraat 29


1071 JW


Who’s this course for?

The majority of our future students are currently attending international schools and private schools. These students are already accustomed to a high degree of personal attention and guidance. They often ‘drown’ and experience difficulties when they take the big step into mainstream education where they receive far less attention and are often left to their own devices. Our highly supportive international learning environment is also particularly suited to students with specific learning disabilities or difficulties (ADHD, Autistic dyslexia, performance anxiety, adjustment and or concentration problems). We can help these students in particular since we work with an individualised education programme which focuses on the guidance and development of individual talent in an informal, friendly and safe environment.

Modular 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 Year 3 Final year 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

Skills and experience gained

Throughout the course you develop your skills by tackling challenging project briefs, often in collaboration with the leading labels in the fashion industry and sponsorship by fabric manufacturers. You find out about the real world of design and develop a close understanding of marketing trends and consumerism. This course has been ultimately structured to provide you with a route into employment in the fashion industry, and our experienced and international tutors aim to help you reach your full potential by challenging, stimulating, informing and rewarding you. As part of this, the creative aspects of technical and critical skills are developed to a high standard. Embedded within the course programme, you also develop essential employability skills such as writing a CV and professional practice modules including writing a business plan.
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