Year 3 and 4: flexible programme
The third and fourth year see the further development of your individual skills, talents and interests. You find and choose an internship, as well as completing a course specialisation and a minor programme. The decisions you make will depend on the professional perspectives you have in mind for after graduation.
In your third year you fulfil a 20-week, full-time internship at a fashion company. AMFI maintains many excellent contacts with the business world for just this purpose, but you can also choose your own suitable internship anywhere in the world.
The specialisation programmes are half-year (single-semester) programmes that offer more in-depth knowledge and experience on the work linked to the professional profiles of the three graduation specialisations.
- Collection (developing a collection inspired by the handwriting of a designer or brand)
- Make & Buy (creating, developing and purchasing for fashion retail, in the role of Buyer and Product Manager)
- Fashion Marketing Innovation (exploring consumer tribes, related to a company's brand and its retail, and developing innovative marketing approaches)]
- International Production (developing commercial, technical and production management skills by a real-life assignment in a company abroad)
- Brands & Identity (creating and communicating a fashion brand identity)
- Brands & Innovation (developing future scenarios between producers, products and consumers)
All programme specialisations
- iNDiViDUALS (designing, producing and marketing AMFI's own brand iNDiViDUALS)
Minors are half-year (single-semester) pro-programmes, which allow you to deepen or broaden your study. You can follow a minor either at AMFI or at another university of applied sciences or research university, provided that it has a demonstrable relationship with your Design, Management or Branding programmes.
AMFI minor programmes include:
- Exchange (a five-month course of study abroad)
- Fashion & Visual Culture (analysing and producing images & films)
- Fashion Marketing Innovation (studying innovative marketing strategies)
- Excellence minor Fashion Theories (in-depth research into fashion theories)
- Excellence minor Fashion & Editorial Branding (launch new fashion media brands)
- Fashion & Denim (innovating denim and jeans; from fabric to brand)
- Textiles (textile development)
- 3D Hypercraft (design using 3D pattern techniques)
Read more about Minors at AUAS.
The final semester is dedicated to beginning and completing your graduation project.
- For Fashion & Design you create a thesis on a trend forecast, or create a fashion collection for the catwalk.
- For Fashion & Management you may decide to write a thesis based on a company assignment or choose your own research subject that is relevant and useful to the fashion world.
- For Fashion & Branding you will develop a strategy and create a professional branding product(s) on behalf of a company or after pursuing a research subject of your own choosing.