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The school is a bastard to get into. I am currently trying to work something out with their admissions so I don't have to fly to Antwerp and take their entrance exam.

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The Academy is just around the corner of my street, I think that I will go to that school...

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It's definitely one of the more difficult schools to get into....especially for forgeiners. Mutterlein,have you already attended fashion courses here..or thought about it? Might help you get in a bit easier as the majority of the foreign students such as Bernhard,Dirk Schönberger etc...they all had previous academic experience.

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This stuff is so gorgeous and new. Flawless.

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It's definitely one of the more difficult schools to get into....especially for forgeiners. Mutterlein,have you already attended fashion courses here..or thought about it? Might help you get in a bit easier as the majority of the foreign students such as Bernhard,Dirk Schönberger etc...they all had previous academic experience.
I am currently studying sculpture and am thinking about doing a year at FIT and then apply, but total that makes for 9 years of school!!

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yeah it looks like a college i wish i went to as well. 9 years is a long time to be studying though....i have realised that experience goes miles more than master degrees etc. At the same time though i loved studying and miss it so much. Sorry to confuse you but i really think industry exp is one of the most important aspects of design....something i wish my college had emphasized more!

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can someone elaborate on their teaching methods? does anyone know the details of the curriculum? how is it structured differently from other schools? they are obviously doing something right.

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scott is the guy to ask

thanks for reviving the topic

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Does anyone on the spot go to Antwerp Royal Academy?

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unfortunately i can't see any of these images, and the actual site isn't loading either...
and i'm totally annoyed given all of your comments...

GAH!

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mikio sakabe 2nd year





alena barschat 2nd year








koji arai 2nd year




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2nd year historical costumes






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1st year jacket in process





3rd year ethnic costumes




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Okay,let's see....

Here's the breakdown for each year's courses from antwerp-fashion.be

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The freshman year of the training in fashion design is composed around three main artistic subjects. The most important course is the one on fashion design, which is taught by Nellie Nooren. The other two main courses are graphics, taught by Yvonne Dekock, and tailoring/ pattern design, taught by Chris Fransen. In addition to these three main subjects, the curriculum contains two specific subjects. One of these is the history of dress, starting with the earliest civilisations. Parallel to the historical periods treated in this course by Veerle Windels, the students are given a number of assignments in the graphics and design courses. The course on fashion and textiles forecasting familiarizes the students with various orms of communication in the fashion industry: professional jargon, material and colour sample charts and descriptions of general trends and impressions. Various assignments are given in all these artistic disciplines. The students are expected to work on them using as much creativity as possible and with an emphasis on experiment model, a unique discipline which is taught in all departments and years. The curriculum further contains theoretical courses covering the humanities and artistic-theoretical sciences such as the history of art, world literature, philosophy, sociology and psychology.

The same three main artistic subjects are taught in the second year. Fashion design is taught by Patrick De Muynck, graphics by Yvonne Dekock, and tailoring/ pattern design by Elke Hoste. From the rich history of dress until 1940, each of the students has to choose a historical figure with a costume typical for the period. Then, they have to do thorough research on the historical figure they have chosen and on his or her period, including the political, cultural and social structures of the time, as well as a detailed study of the fabrics, materials, patterns and characteristic for the age. The students then spend the first term recreating this historical costume down to the smallest details, including underwear, accessories, coiffure and make-up. This rather time-consuming technical assignment prepares the sudent for the work they will have to do during the next two terms, in which the emphasis lies on the more creative aspects of the main assignment, which is: the creation of an ‘avant-garde’ fashion collection of five silhouettes. This consists of drawing and making complete outfits and selecting colours and materials, inspired by the research carried out in the first term. Graphics teacher Yvonne Dekock sees to it that the drawing work is tuned to the individual collections and that the students develop a personal style. In addition to the obligatory course in drawing from a model, the second year covers two specific subjects: the history of dress from the Renaissance to the present, and modelling/ draping, taught by Heidi Pille. In this course, the students acquire teh skill of modelling and draping, working with materials directly on live models or dummies, without the aid of pencil and pattern paper. Not that the two disciplines are incompatible, quite on the contrary: by using materials to create forms and volumes directly, the students acquire a more direct knowledge of the art of tailoring, which they can then use in two-dimensional pattern drawing. Seminars on shoemaking, millinery or glove-making and other projects add variety to the programme and may also be useful in the students’ later careers. Finally, there are theoretical subjects: contemporary art, art history, literature, philosophy, sociology and psychology.

Third-year students (this year is referred to as the ‘first master year’) are required to present a collection of 8 silhouettes by the end of the year. This collection must be based on a preliminary study of either a European or a non-European culture. Again, the recreation of a typical costume or dress is seen as a necessary period of contemplation before starting to design the individual collection itself. The study of ethnic people leads to surprising discoveries, which, combined with the student’s own experiences, can give rise to an original collection. Teacher Walter Van beirendonck supervises the creative aspects from the beginning to the end, while Chris Fransen helps the students to find solutions to the technical and dimensional problems of tailoring. Regular consultation between the student and the teacher is very important. The best final results are achieved by those students whose creativity, enthusiasm and justification of the selected theme are followed up on a regular basis. The students can further broaden their horizons in graphic design taught by Yvonne Dekock, in computer graphics taught by Chris Gillis, and the courses on modelling/ draping taught by Heidi Pille. Drawing from a model remains an important artistic subject on the curriculum. In this ‘first master year’, the students have to take theoretical subjects which they can choose from a broad range of courses.

The final year (the ‘second master year’), which is guided by Linda Loppa, is almost entirely devoted to the final collection which is to include a minimum of 12 silhouettes. In this year, the students are expected to display a synthesis of all the skills and techniques they have acquired. The students are given complete freedom in selecting their source of inspiration: a favourite artist, a social or political question, a fascinating period in history. In order to have a fully-fledged all-round collection at the end of the year, the students have to start planning and designing very early on in the academic year. Final-year students need to draw on all their organisational skills and plan everything well right from the start. The outcome is to be the crown on four years of hard work. The final-year collections must reflect both the spirit of our times and the designer’s position with regard to prevailing trends. The approaching reality of professional life means that students become preoccupied with practical questions. Journalists, press agents, shop owners, fashion designers and companies are invited to give lectures on their profession.

The entire staff meets at regular intervals during the academic year in order to discuss and evaluate the work in progress of all four years, together with the students.

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Hmm...I wonder what ethnicity and era this outfit is from??


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