First specialisation year
After successfully completing the Basic Year, you will enter the first specialisation year. During this first year in the department, you will become familiar with the field of fashion and the workshops. Through set assignments you will be challenged to experiment with techniques, materials and body-related visual skills. Thereby you will learn different research methods, both in theory as in making. During various workshops and lectures you will become acquainted with current topics that play a role in society and the scope of the fashion work field.
Second specialisation year
The second year is all about reflecting on, and the deepening of your own work and discovering your position as a critical maker and researcher. You will identify dynamics that can change the current world of fashion, and figure out how to relate to them. Both your visual and technical understanding and skills will be developed further and you will become increasingly independent in your approach to assignments. You conduct relevant theoretical and artistic research and know how to incorporate this in your design processes.
Third specialisation year
Fashion students begin their third and final specialisation year with an internship. This work experience on the job is not only in line with your specific talents and ambitions, but also gets you out of your comfort zone. After this work placement period, everything revolves around your graduation. You do intensive research and write a thesis on a subject of your choice, relating to and in preparation for the concept of your graduation project. You work independently and take a pro-active attitude in working with your mentors. You present yourself and your work to the world outside the academy with a final presentation that is tailored to the nature of your graduation project.