Fashion Design & Brand Development part-time

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Got a great concept, but struggling to turn it into a tangible product? Perhaps you dream of your own apparel brand within the fashion Industry?


Do you wish to discover your Vision, understand the marketplace and identify your target consumer?


Would you like to see your own designs put down on paper? How about working with materials and trims? Even being able to create your own portfolio.


If these things appeal to you, then this is the course for you. By following the part-time course Fashion Design & Brand Development you will develop your Brand Concept and Express your individual creative voice and design aesthetic.

Level: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 30 weeks

When: On Fridays, from 9:30am to 5:00pm

Dates: October 1st, 2021 until June 3rd, 2022

Language: English only

Credits: 0

Tuition fee: € 4.100*

Enrolment fee: € 125**

Admission: open for admission

Maximum number of students: 14


*Early bird tuition fee of € 3.900 available if you register and complete the full payment before the 1st of June 2021.

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

The Fashion Design & Brand Development part-time course begins with building a core foundation of understanding how the Fashion Industry works. You will begin to develop your Brand Concept and Identity.



We will guide you through the entire journey and process from Concept to Commercialization.



Throughout this part time course you will develop and expand your creative awareness on how to use the design cycle to create design solutions in response to consumer requirements.



You will also be guided through initial research and fashion analysis sessions using techniques including collage, 3D experimentation and work on colour and styling. You will explore drawing styles and fashion illustration  –  a key skill for those wanting to join the industry – and learn how to express your designs figuratively.

The Fashion Design & Brand Development part-time course content challenges traditional and contemporary uses of fashion, as well as creating the opportunity, through workshops, to promote new approaches and processes in fashion. Participants can choose to acquire knowledge and expertise in a particular area of fashion which fits their own individual project intentions. During the course the team will guide in your creative and aesthetic development in regular group and individual tutorials.


Course subjects:
  • Brand Identity
  • Consumer Profiles
  • Trend analysis
  • Design Development
  • Sourcing
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Range Planning
  • Market Analysis
  • Storytelling
  • Research skills
  • Location of evidence from primary and secondary sources
  • Development of creative ideas through experimental practical work

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to switch career;
  • you completed high school and want to move up on the career ladder;
  • you are not sure if you want to follow a full BA programme;
  • you are working in another industry and would like to have your own apparel brand;
  • you already have a great concept but are struggling to move forward.
  • you would like to develop a commerciable fashion collection.

Step 1: Fill out the Request for Information form or sign up to an Open Day;

Step 2: We will send you more details by email and we will schedule a call or meeting with you;

Step 3: After the call or meeting, we will send you by email the Application form;

Step 4: Submit the application form, letter of motivations, curriculum vitae, digital copy of your passport and proof of payment of the enrolment fee (€ 125).

Step 5: We will send you the invoice and we will confirm your enrolment once we receive the payment of the tuition fee.

Tuition fee: € 4.100*


Enrolment fee: € 125**


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.


*Early bird tuition fee of € 3.900 available if you apply and pay the fees before the 1st of June 2021.

**Enrolment fee is due at the moment of registration.

After completing the Fashion Design & Brand Development part-time course, we suggest you the following course:

Digital Design for Marketing


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