Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fashion Design Portfolio Development

when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 2000

Immerse yourself in Fashion for 2 weeks (10 days) on campus and follow an easy, step-by-step supervised project on how to create a fashion portfolio you can use as a ticket to apply for a BA (Hons) Fashion Design.


After 2 weeks you will have the know-how and insight on how to tackle a fashion design project. You will also have a portfolio comprising of a mini-collection designed for a modern consumer including fabric, colour and design detail ideas. There is also the option of a follow-up pattern cutting course for an extra week.


If your final portfolio will be evaluated as exceptional, then we will offer you a place in our Foundation Diploma or BA (Hons) Fashion Design to start in september 2022, by-passing the full admission process.


You can also add an extra week in Sustainable Pattern Cutting or two extra weeks in Sustainable Pattern Cutting and Construction. For more information on the Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction summer course, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Course leader

Adele Parker

Target group

This course is perfect for you if:

- you are at least 16 years old;
- you want to understand if studying Fashion Design fits you;
- you have never worked on a fashion design 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 Design or Foundation Diploma in Fashion.

Course aim

If you are considering studying fashion at a higher level but have never worked on a fashion design project before then this is the course for you. A super introduction to fashion design and working with experienced lecturers to produce a portfolio of ready-fashion. Learn how best to approach the design process then create and present a capsule collection bursting with original inspiration. Practical exercises and discussions with classmates and lecturers help you research a theme of your choice and learn how to turn this into fashion designs. Collect ideas from digital sources and document your ideas in a sketchbook. Through drawing and communicating your ideas you explore the design principles of silhouette, detail and colour through concept boards, design development sheets and developing a capsule collection of designs.

Fee info

EUR 2000: The tuition fee will include all necessary materials
EUR 50: Application fee