AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion Institute (English programme)
About this programme
Are you creative, ambitious, outspoken and passionate about fashion? Are you willing to take on the social and creative challenges of the fashion industry? The 4-year Bachelor’s degree programme Fashion & Textile Technologies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) allows you to develop your branding, design and business and development skills or combine aspects of these dimensions.
The programme Fashion & Textile Technologies has a limited number of study places. Therefore, it uses a selection procedure.Read more about the selection procedure
Projects and stories
Fashion & Design
"For the Design dimension it's important to be enthusiastic as well as critical about the fashion as a cultural phenomenon and as an industry."
Fashion & Business and Development
"For the Business and Development dimension it’s important to have a positive mindset. Product knowledge and affinity with and knowledge of textile materials is also very important."
The AMFI programme consists of courses in Design, Branding and Business & Development. You develop products and immerse yourself in processes. In the last 2 years of the training you follow the flexible programme.
- Year 1
During year 1 you will have an opportunity to explore personal interests, ambitions and talents in the context of fashion and the industry. Education is product and process-driven. You will develop a process book: an extensive collection of your research that supports your choices and conclusions. The process book is the basis for your reflection on individual development. You explore the fashion world through the prism of 3 key dimensions: Design, Branding, and Business and Development.
- Year 2
In the second year you will have the opportunity to combine Design, Branding and Business & Development. You will also prepare for the Flexible Programme that starts in year 3 and 4.
- Year 3
You further develop your skills over the course of years 3 and 4, with a Flexible Programme. You choose a specialisation, a minor and an internship.
- Year 4
You will spend the final semester of your studies on a final project.
The Dutch havo, vwo or mbo 4
There are different admission requirements for Dutch and international diplomas. Students who apply for the AMFI international programme are expected to have good written and verbal skills in English. A selection procedure includes an assignment and motivation interview.
40 hours a week
At AMFI you have at least 16 contact hours per week in the first year. In addition, you will spend approximately 24 hours a week on projects, research and assignments and preparing for classes and assessments.
Tuition fees and extra costs
In addition to the annually set tuition fee you must take into account approximately €800 per year for books, readers, magazines, materials and excursions.
Why study at AMFI?
- AMFI's education programme covers the entire fashion chain: from design and production to distribution and communication.
- You develop yourself in the areas that interest you the most.
- You can choose and combine courses within design, branding and business and development.
- You develop yourself into a specialist or generalist (all-round professional).
- AMFI offers all programmes in both Dutch and English.
- You are creative, ambitious and outspoken.
- You have a passion for fashion.
- You have a broad interest in society, culture and the creative industry.