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Fashion Enterprise Creation

Master's, full-time

Our two-year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate. Be part of the next generation of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute’s (AMFI) Masters Fashion Enterprise Creation.

AMFI

Our higher professional education programme covers the entire fashion chain from concept to consumer and is unique in the Netherlands. Our specialisations are built on the strength of our teaching body with our rapidly growing number of lecturers qualified with Doctorates, MAs, and real-world experience. With these strengths we are now exploring the role AMFI can play in delivering quality fashion-based research in the academic world.

Student background

Students apply from all over the world to compete to study at AMFI for their training in design, branding, and management and many graduates wish to go on to start their own businesses based on the skills they have developed.

The MA FEC is aimed at providing this route for BA graduates, both international and Dutch, AMFI and others, who would like to start their own business in fashion. The MA is open to both recent and post-experience graduates who have not already registered their own business.

Programme

The MA FEC programme aims to inspire and equip fashion entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the skills to build purpose-driven fashion businesses with a societal, cultural or environmental mission at their core. This master builds on the core belief that profound change is needed in fashion education in order to safeguard the long term future of the fashion industry. This unique MA brings together a multi-disciplinary and international class of students, who all share in the pursuit of re-designing the fashion industry and becoming a global force for good. The programme provides students with a strong foundation in business research, practical entrepreneurial know-how, and the essential skills needed to develop innovative fashion concepts.

The Master Fashion Enterprise Creation is a full-time, four semester study programme delivered over two consecutive years. Select modules of the programme are delivered in collaboration with the London College of Fashion and/or other international institutions.

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The first year of this programme gives students 16 contact hours per week. Each year of study includes 42 weeks of teaching. A contact hour is 50 minutes.

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During this programme students register, start and operate their own fashion enterprise as entrepreneurs. The programme will provide students with a strong foundation in academic and business research, management expertise and training in the essential components needed to run a successful fashion enterprise.

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You need a Bachelor’s degree in studies such as Fashion, Business, Economics, Creative Industries, Graphics or other fields of study which the admission committee find suitable to the application. A specific grade point average (GPA) is not required. All classes are conducted in English; for non-native speakers an IETLS English language level of at least 6.5 is required.

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Applications include a proposal for a fashion business with a focus on clothing and accessories. The business could be based on a range/collection, but may also be a store, publishing platform, or a service. Applications must also include a letter of motivation to join the programme.

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