AMD a.k.a Akademie Mode & Design
I’m sure, everyone who is interested in fashion would like to have a profound knowledge in terms of history & design. I also wanted to deepen my thoughts in this field, because as I see here, in Germany they are really looking forward to a great education history when it comes to hiring.
This week I was attending to an Open Day in Munich, at AMD. I was really keen on getting to know this Academy, because in the past months I have seen it everywhere. By this, I mean half of those people in Linkedin who have great jobs in the fashion industry – when I scrolled down on their profile, it was written:
So I decided to dig a bit deeper, what kind of courses / possibilities are offered from this popular school in the field of FASHION.
- First, you have to go on their website (http://www.amdnet.de), and see, when the next appointment takes place in your city. They are offering education in 4 cities in Germany – Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich & Berlin. I find it quite interesting, that not only an open day is possible, but you can also attend to a real school day, so you can be one of the students for a day to see, how their day looks like.
- I’ve picked the open day in Munich, which takes place almost every month, so don’t be scared, you always have time to attend in the whole year.
- I had to give my e-mail address, and swish – here came the confirmation E-mail of the open day, and also written, that they will send all the course materials. It was a great gesture of them, I received a nice envelop full with course materials I was interested in, the scholarship programs, etc. in the next 2 days – so it was fast also. Haha, germans organize well.
- The open day: Tip – go on google maps to find the school easily. I’m not bad at getting around in Munich / other places, but it took me a while till I really found the school building. It is on a street where you can’t find any street names on the corners, there are a lot of University buildings as well, and no big logos of AMD. It is in a big territory, so prepare to have time for the arrival. I finally made it, and found the building in an inner courtyard, woohoo!
- When I stepped in around 18:53 there were already a lot of people in the room, and they’ve started it. 5 minutes earlier than the actual start 19:00. I don’t find it too good to start earlier, because almost half of the attendees were coming late, so you couldn’t really concentrate on the presentation. But otherwise it was only a 20-25 minutes, so really quick overview of the course palette, than you had the chance to visit the performers separately, and to ask questions about their course.
- What I find really good, is that 1-2 students presented each courses they are attending to. That makes the course more “life-like” to hear it from an insider point of view. They were kind, it seemed, they are enjoying their life at AMD, and getting a lot of possibilities to show their skills when it comes to work.
- On the other hand I would suggest them to make the course presentations somehow more reachable because if you have interest in more courses, you can’t make it on only one open day 😦
- All in all it was good to have a quick overview about the school, the courses & the students, and I’m looking forward to visit an actual day in school before I attend to Fashion Styling from April.
Hope I could give you some tips!
All the information about the programs, school life, etc you can find under their webpage (http://www.amdnet.de) & on their Infotag-Open Day.