Amsterdam Fashion Academy and Buckinghamshire New University join forces to deliver internationally accredited Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree programmes in fashion. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 23, 2014):
The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is now recognised as an official partner with the reputable Buckinghamshire New University in England. Therefore, it is the first school in the Netherlands to offer University awarded British Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree programmes. All three fashion programmes are validated by Bucks New University with the opportunity to study and receive an internationally recognised degree at the private international fashion academy in Amsterdam.
A British Bachelor Honours degree is one of the most widely established and recognised degrees worldwide. The perfect base for an international career in fashion is at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, paying a high level of personal attention to student-centred learning with a focus on graduate employability. Students will enrol at Bucks New University and at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, which will give students access to many facilities. The degrees are aligned with the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) standards. With a highly qualified and experienced team, the Amsterdam Fashion Academy offers a unique studying experience to international students.
A graduate of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is recognised internationally. The Amsterdam Fashion Academy provides an informal and friendly study environment. The small classes at the academy ensure that students have the space to express their creativity and receive teacher’s exclusive attention. The international teaching staff consists of passionate, qualified professionals with many years of experience working within the fashion industry, passing on their first-hand knowledge and experience to students. Debbie Pulleyblank, Head of School at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy strives to help students succeed and follow their chosen career – “The partnership with Bucks New University offers a unique and exciting way forward for the Academy. It will not only allow us to offer UK University validated
degree programmes for our students that are aligned to the QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, it also gives our students and staff and those of Bucks New University the opportunity to work together in the future on projects and share ideas and creative inspiration.”
The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is an international private fashion academy offering Fashion with Textiles Design and Fashion Business Bachelor Honours degree courses. The academy also offers a Fashion Foundation Year. This is an introductory pre-degree programme designed for students who wish to return to education and develop a strong foundation in fashion, as well as for students who would like to continue with their fashion studies. The one-year programme provides an entry route to the Bachelor’s Degree programmes.
Buckinghamshire New University has enjoyed a long and successful history since it was founded in 1893. The University offers an extensive portfolio of courses spanning the creative and cultural industries, the management and information management sectors, and the public sector. It also offers services to industry including contract research, consultancy and the opportunity to employ graduates.