Fashion Business Portfolio Development summer course

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Immerse yourself in Fashion for 2 weeks (10 days) on campus and follow an easy, step-by-step supervised fashion project. Learn how to plan, produce, execute and complete a fashion styling brief for a creative campaign, giving you a fashion portfolio you can use as a ticket to apply for a BA (Hons) Fashion Business programme.


After 2 weeks you will have the know-how and insight on how to tackle a fashion business project. You will also have a work portfolio of your completed project.


If your final portfolio will be evaluated as exceptional, then we will offer you a place in our Foundation Diploma or BA (Hons) Fashion Business to start in september 2023, by-passing the full admission process.

Level: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 2 weeks (10 days)

When: Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 5:00pm

Dates: July 4th to July 15th, 2022

Language: English only

Credits: 0

Tuition fee: € 2.000 for 2 weeks

Application fee*: € 50

Admission: open for admission

Maximum number of students: 15

Optional addition:

      • Add 1 extra week of Sustainable Pattern Cutting (July 18th to July 22nd) for a total of € 2.500 (3 weeks in total);
      • Add 2 extra weeks of Sustainable Pattern Cutting and Construction (July 18th to July 29th) for a total € 3.000 (4 weeks in total)


*Application fee is due at the moment of registration and it is not refundable.

This project-based course combines creative flair with business acumen. Less on design but more on image and marketing. If you are considering studying fashion at a higher level but have never worked on a fashion project before then this is the course for you. Learn about the different roles in the industry. Delve into the worlds of marketing, styling and communication. Find out how to create a successful marketing strategy. Discover the ins and outs of styling and produce a professional photoshoot. Learn how to get your message across through a social media plan. Where does branding fit in and how can it be best put to work in marketing and styling?

Create and complete your own fashion project. Every day you can learn some theory then put it into creative practice. You can use your creative work, including images from your photoshoot, to either enhance or start your own professional fashion portfolio. Find out more about the fashion industry and how it works. Delve into the areas of marketing, branding and styling. You will work on a marketing strategy, styling and produce a professional photoshoot, and learn how to communicate your work through a social media plan.



The course is in English and classes are small, informal and friendly. Each day tends to follow the structure of first theory then practice with ample opportunity to share and discuss ideas with classmates and lecturers.

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you are at least 16 years old;
  • you want to understand if studying Fashion Business fits you;
  • you have never worked on a fashion project;
  • you want to build your fashion portfolio for university application;
  • you want to improve your fashion portfolio at a professional and university level;
  • you want to experience the Amsterdam Fashion Academy before applying to the BA (Hons) Fashion Business or Foundation Diploma in Fashion.

To apply to this course, you only need to fill out the application form and pay the application fee.


In the application form, you need to upload a letter of motivations (personal statement), digital copy of your passport, proof of payment of the application fee.

Tuition fee: € 2.000 for 2 weeks; € 2.500 for 3 weeks; € 3.000 for 4 weeks


Application fee: € 50


The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a non-governmental and non-subsidized institute.


Not eligible to receive studiefinanciering.


Fees are equal for Europen and non-European students.


Application fee is due at the moment of registration.

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