Jean School launches International Course
First International Class of Jean School to open in Amsterdam
In 2012, Amsterdam made headlines by launching the first independent denim school in the world.The first students of this full-time 3 year, industry-driven course are set to graduate later this year. Following enormous media interest and demand from students and brands around the world, Jean School will now also offer an English-spoken, condensed course for international students.
About the course
The course will be ‘coloured blue’ and very practical. Participants will be trained to become professional Denim Developers: they will become proficient in skills such as cutting, sewing, stitching and washing jeans. These skills will be taught with an emphasis on craftsmanship and sustainability across all steps in the production process. Starting at the drawing board all the way up to the sales process. When students graduate, they will be experts in the conventional trade and denim craftsmanship.
Students can earn a different certificate for each three-month block. Upon completion of all three blocks, students earn the Pearson / BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design - Fashion & Clothing.
Since practical excellence is so important for our industry, the curriculum has been developed in close cooperation with HTNK Fashion recruitment & consultancy, global jeans brands and other industry experts. Big names in the denim industry support the initiative and actively participate in the program by providing guest lectures, internships and assignments. This ensures that students will stay up-to-date with all the latest trends, developments and technologies of the industry.