Jean School start Jean School International Course
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.
Jean Schools’ first international course starts at April 7th 2015. The Jean School International Course will be based in Amsterdam’s unique Denim City at ‘De Hallen Amsterdam’, next to the House of Denim Blue Lab clean laundry and denim archive. It’s a nine-month course that consists of three modules (each of three months) leading to the Pearson / BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design – Fashion & Clothing. 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.
Jean School students often take part in renowned denim projects and fairs like denim trade show The Kingpins Show, trade show ‘Modefabriek’, the Global Denim Awards and Amsterdam Denim Days. The students participate in the program and present current projects.
Jean School is an initiative of The Regional Community College of Amsterdam (ROCvA) and House of Denim. The curriculum has been developed in close cooperation with HTNK Fashion recruitment & consultancy, global jeans brands and other industry experts. By popular demand these parties have now developed the Jean School International Course, to be launched in April 2015.