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Amanda Bynes

Life After Rehab

Enrolls In Fashion School

12/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes is wasting no time trying to rebuild her life after rehab ... and plans to hit the books at a private design school because she wants to become a fashion designer, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Amanda tell us she's enrolled as a student at FIDM -- the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising -- registering under an alias for 2 classes at the Orange County campus.

As we reported ... Amanda was sprung from rehab in Malibu last week and released to her parents' care. She was being treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

We're told ... the people close to Amanda believe school will help ease her back into society by giving her some sort of structure for her life.  She's taking a light class load -- by design -- and will be escorted to and from her classes.

We're also told ... the treatment that began in rehab will continue during the school year ... Amanda will juggle her classes with 4-times-a-week therapy sessions.

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Sarah    

Am really happy she's doing all this, BUT please TMZ leave her alone now. She has just come out of rehab and adjusting to her new life, give her some space and privacy. She obviously doesn't want to be in the public eye anymore and stalking her in her neighborhood is just wrong and unfair. She has a serious illness and had a big issue with paps following her, she even looks quite nervous in the new pictures of her, just leave her and her family alone now.

134 days ago
17.

joclo    

She's ugly and dresses like a bum... She's not a star, never was special... No one cares anymore

134 days ago
18.

SId    

Totally pulling for this girl. Get better Amanda!

134 days ago
19.

Furedii    

Now just get Miley Cyrus in rehab.

134 days ago
20.

shewentwhoa    

Good for her! But I think I will miss the crazy amanda just a bit.

134 days ago
21.

Azi    

That sounds awesome Amanda and can't wait to see some of your designs.

134 days ago
22.

Azi    

@ TMZ leave her the fvck alone and stay off that campus.

134 days ago
23.

SId    

In addition to laying the foundation for a healthy future, this young lady also has to deal with a type of syndrome that many epileptics must cope with--post seizure trauma, especially when it happens in a public place.

While she isn't recovering from seizures, no doubt she does remember how she acted when she was out of her mind and the embarrassment is probably harder than the recovery. Just close your eyes for a minute and try to imagine if the whole world followed your worst moments on the internet and everyone knew everything. That kind of recovery is something there is no medication for.

134 days ago
24.

_Taterman    

I like this path she is taking now. It's better than her trying to become a rap star like she wanted to do. Good luck, Amanda!

134 days ago
25.

Vote2012    

Yes she looks like she needs to go to a fashion school to learn how to dress based on this picture.

134 days ago
26.

🌠 sǝןqqǝd🌠    

I wish the best for her. .such a lost girl hope she can find her way back and get back into acting...she's good at it

134 days ago
27.

ams165    

She's a Hot Mess. I give it 3 weeks...

134 days ago
28.

NykkiD    

I wish her the best and hope she succeeds. Mostly I hope TMZ leaves her alone! Clearly she didn't want to talk to you yesterday. Respect her wishes.

134 days ago
29.

Talia    

I'm thrilled to see Amanda Bynes going to school. It's the absolute best thing for her and will keep her busy and give her a goal to work toward. She's basically the only "has been" celebrity who has admitted that they have to get a real job to pay their bills. I have nothing but respect for this girl. So I am now "TeamAmanda" and hope she completely succeeds and realizes her dreams.

134 days ago
30.

zoolady    

And good luck to Amanda! Things will get better with time and maturity.

134 days ago
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