During the third and fourth year you will further develop your individual skills, talents and interests. You’ll find and complete an internship and take a specialisation track and a minor. The choices you make in these two years will be keyed to the career path you would like to take after graduation. The final semester will be devoted to your graduation project.
On this page you can read more about internships, specialisation tracks, minors and the graduation phase.
In your third year you will do a 20-week, full-time internship at a fashion company. AMFI has an excellent and extensive network in the business community that you can draw on, or you can arrange your own suitable internship anywhere in the world.
The specialisation tracks are half-year (one semester) programmes that delve deeper into the knowledge and experience expected of professionals in each of the three graduation profiles.
Minors are half-year (one semester) programmes in which you deepen or broaden your knowledge. You can do a minor at AMFI or at another institution, provided it has demonstrable relevance to your Fashion Design, Management or Branding programme.
AMFI minors include:
Read more about Minors at AUAS.
The final semester is devoted to your graduation project. The nature of the project depends on your specialisation:
In this minor you work with students from all three specialisations to design, produce and communicate a collection together under the iNDiViDUALS label. The programme combines real-world experience and experiment while questioning every aspect of the fashion supply chain in a professional setting. By addressing fashion’s presence in today’s polluting industry, iNDiViDUALS seeks to provide a fertile ground for growing change-makers and aims to become a blueprint brand for the future of sustainable fashion.
In this minor students work together to conceive and launch new fashion media brands. You create everything, from concept to content, combining writing, photo styling and art direction to translate a concept to multiple media channels. This Excellence minor introduces you to every aspect of the fashion publishing business, from brainstorming to production, from design to publication, and from website to launch event. In the second half of the programme, you work within one of the newly created companies to share your new fashion media brand with the world. All products created in this minor are required to meet the standards of the professional fashion publishing world.
In the first phase of this minor you will borrow inspiration from a favourite designer to create your own new fashion photographs. In the next phase, you’ll learn how to make short fashion films, this time inspired by young Dutch designers. The minor concludes with an exhibition of the photographs in the byAMFI Statement Store and film screenings at Het Ketelhuis cinema.
This minor focuses on the world of denim. Bridging education and business, the curriculum builds craftsmanship skills alongside an understanding of innovation within the industry. If you have a real interest in and passion for denim and can see yourself going on to work in denim development in the industry, this minor is for you.