Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, School of Design and Communication runs a wide range of creative departments such as AMFI-Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD), Information Technology and Computer Science (ITCS), Business IT & Management (BIM), Media, Information and Communication (MIC) and Communication Management (CO). These departments offer courses with creativity and innovativity as the core element.

CREATE-IT Applied Research is the knowledge centre of the school of Design and Communication. Here, lecturers, students and researchers conduct practical research on behalf of the creative industry and the ICT sector, in collaboration with universities and other knowledge institutes. The results of our research greatly benefit the professional field, and they are also used to keep our educational programs on the cutting edge.