New international student Harry Chai starts the 3-month fashion course
Although the Fast-Track Fashion Design & Business course will start officially on the 30th of April, Harry Chai is already in Amsterdam to study our 3-month fashion course. We asked him to share his first thoughts about this Fast-Track fashion course, the Amsterdam Fashion Academy and how it’s like living in the Netherlands.
“Hello, my name is Harry, I am 22 this year and I am from Malaysia. I’m a mass communication graduate. I’m currently doing a Fast-Track Fashion Design & Business course at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. I chose this 3-month fashion course because I want to make a career in the fashion industry. This is my second week at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy and I’m enjoying all the classes. I don’t have any knowledge in this field, but the lecturers are really friendly and experienced and I’m learning a lot from them. I really like how things work in the Netherlands and how everywhere you go streets and parks are clean. Amsterdam is cosy and full of fresh and exciting opportunities. My plan is to gain as much as knowledge/ experiences I can to then work for fashion houses in the future.”
This 3-month fashion course is dedicated to exploring and deepening students’ creative qualities and skills. The participants will follow artistically visual lessons and learn skills such as pattern drawing and fabric processing. They will work on various assignments and projects as well as receiving tuition in business studies including research, theory formation on international marketing, fashion branding and fashion communication.
Applications to the Fast-Track Fashion Design & Business course are still open. Non-European students do not need a student visa to enter The Netherlands for the Fast-Track Fashion Design & Business programme as they can enter on a normal tourist visa, which is valid for 3 months.