During the foundation year you will have an opportunity to explore personal interests, ambitions and talents in the context of fashion, the fashion industry and its various dimensions.

Education at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute is product and process-driven, in which the process book - an extensive collection of your research that supports your choices and conclusions - is the basis for reflection on individual development. Classes consist of 25 students.

Refer to the course catalogue for detailed information about the first-year of this programme.

Three key dimensions

AMFI students explore the fashion world through the prism of three key dimensions: design, branding, and business and development (previously named management). Watch the videos below to learn more about AMFI’s three key dimensions.

Study Coaching

Learning is not just about absorbing facts and being able to recite them, but also about looking critically at your own development and further developing your natural talent. AMFI stimulates you to discover your strong and weak points, and point out to which areas you can give extra attention. To help you shape this process systematically, you will be matched with a study coach who will advise you throughout your studies.

Programme in figures

Effective preparation is important before deciding what to study. The Programme in Figures table can help you to make a suitable and objective choice. Where possible, the national score is presented beside the figure for the AUAS programme. This gives you a quick and clear impression of what the programme is like.