Summa International Fashion - English
Become a Fashion Pro!
A broad programme
Summa International Fashion is a broad, fully English-taught programme. A combination of the disciplines Junior stylist and Junior product manager fashion. You will graduate in one of these two fields, but with a broad basis.
Insight into fashion
As a stylist you make designs for a collection. As a product manager, you make sure that designs actually come into being. At school, you develop creative, technical, commercial and organisational skills. Subjects such as trend watching give you insight into fashion. Textile and product knowledge will help you increase your technical skills.
Circular fashion and innovation
You will work on your commercial and organisational talents in the areas of marketing, economics, management and purchasing. You will also learn to work with different computer programmes. Circular fashion - in the context of sustainability - and innovation are central to the programme.
A Junior stylist can work in an integrated ready-to-wear company or in a business process outsourcing chain, in a department where collection items are developed and made. This can be done by a design studio or a freelancer.
After graduation, you can move on to various English-taught higher vocational education courses like:
- AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Amsterdam)
- Fashion and Textile Technologies - Saxion Hogeschool (Enschede)
- TMO- Fashion Business School (Doorn)
- Artez (Arnhem), HKU (Utrecht), WdKA (Rotterdam)
- Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Maastricht)
- Fontys Lifestyle Studies (Tilburg)
- VIA - Design, Branding and Marketing, Fabric textile technologies (Denmark)
- Design Academie (Eindhoven)
The course consists of 'blocks' or projects. In each block a realistic problem is solved. The lessons will help you tackle these problems. We will have guest lecturers from the fashion world, and you will also work with e-learning.
Internships will be followed at internationally oriented companies in the Netherlands and - further on in the course - abroad. Each year of study usually consists of five lesson periods.
One of the required subjects in this programme is Dutch. In order to obtain your diploma, you have to pass the exams Dutch (required level is 3F, this is a requirement by Dutch law).
If you do not have any knowledge of Dutch, this can be very challenging. Therefore we advise you to speak to one of our teachers about this before you register as a student.
The tuition fee for school year 2023-2024 is € 1,357. In addition to the tuition fee you have to take into account the following costs.
The Summa Fashion course largely consist of practical lessons. Summa College partly provides the basic equipment (products and tools/materials) you need to follow these lessons. It is useful to also have some of these materials at home, so that you can practice your professional skills at home and at the internship company.
In cooperation and consultation with Fashion teaching staff, we have compiled a material package, which is required for Fashion students. Lucas Vakmaterialen offers this package at a very competitive package price.
This course requires students to have a laptop at their disposal. Please make sure your laptop has the correct specifications, which you can download here.
To be accepted for this course you need:
- pre-vocational secondary education certificate theoretical course or;
- bilingual secondary education certificate.
Additional pre-education demands
As well as meeting the formal requirements, you need to be truly passionate about Fashion and possess a number of soft skills, including being motivated, enthusiastic, having a professional work attitude, being prepared to pioneer, engage in global thinking, and having digital skills.
The course is also suitable for foreign students (whether or not currently living in the Netherlands) with a comparable level of education.
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