Entry Requirements

You may be applying directly from school or university and be seeking a career in the fashion, media or retail brand industries. Or you may simply wish to fuel your personal interest in fashion. Either way, entry on to the courses is highly competitive. Successful applicants will possess an inherent inquisitiveness, the maturity to take responsibility for their personal development, and the capacity to thrive in an environment that encourages critical thinking and clear communication.

Entry Requirements: BA (Hons) Fashion Communication

The preferred A-level requirement for this course is BBB*. Applicants should also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above.  The College also accepts equivalent qualifications, such as BTEC and Baccalaureate awards and our own Vogue Fashion Certificate. Completion of a Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design or Art, Design & Media) also fulfills the entry requirement.

The preferred International Baccalaureate score is between 28-32.

*If your A-level profile or IB score does not meet this requirement please contact admissions to discuss this further.

We are happy to consider all international applications, please email admissions@condenastcollege.ac.uk for further information on equivalent entry requirements for international students.

If English is not your first language you will need to take an English language test. Please see visit English Language Requirements for more information. 

You may be applying directly from school or university and be seeking a career in the fashion, media or retail brand industries. Or you may simply wish to fuel your personal interest in fashion. Either way, entry on to the courses is highly competitive. Successful applicants will possess an inherent inquisitiveness, the maturity to take responsibility for their personal development, and the capacity to thrive in an environment that encourages critical thinking and clear communication.

Entry Requirements: Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma

Diploma applicants will also be expected to have completed the Three Stage application process (see below), to have a good command of the English language (see the English Language Requirements section) and the minimum of the qualifications:

3 GCSEs (grade A-C) or BTEC National Diploma

1 GCE A Level (grade A-C)/AVCE or International Baccalaureate

The Condé Nast College also takes into consideration a range of alternative equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience, so you are welcome to apply even if you don’t meet these academic standards. 

Applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course. 

Entry Requirements: Vogue Fashion Certificate

Applicants will be expected to have completed the Three Stage application process (see below) and to have a good level of the English language (see the English Language Requirements section).

Applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course. 

Three Stage Application

Stage 1– The online application form  

Consists of an assessment of an applicant’s potential to benefit from the course. Each applicant is asked to provide information about themselves including their personal details, education history and any work experience undertaken. Applicants will also be asked to write in 500 words a personal statement describing their academic interests and reasons for applying to the Condé Nast College.

Before starting the application process you need to prepare the following: 



A) Personal Statement

You should adequately display the reasoning behind the choice of course you are applying to study. When including sections about interests or hobbies, try to link these to the various skills and experience required for the course. Use this statement to show evidence of your particular interest in the Condé Nast College as well as your command of the English language, and ensure that spelling, punctuation and use of grammar are correct. You may find it helpful to type your statement in a program such as Microsoft Word and paste it into the application form when you get to that section.

B) Education History (e.g. exam certificates)

Please list any educational qualifications you have gained, including secondary school/high school and university, as well as any other further education (if applicable). You will be asked to state the examination board, subject, qualification and result/grade. If English is not your first language, you will be asked to provide details of your English language qualifications, even if results are pending (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL).

C) Work Experience

You will be asked to provide details of employment/work experience you have undertaken.

Stage 2 – The College Challenge

The College Challenge is a short assignment that can either be written or submitted in video format. You only need to complete the College Challenge when a member of the Admissions team has instructed you to do so. For more details see:

/how-to-apply/the-college-challenge/ 

Stage 3 – The interview    

A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview (either in person or by telephone/Skype). The interview typically lasts for 30 minutes and is a chance to put a face and personality to your application. The interview will aim to assess your range of abilities and experiences. It is paramount that you use this opportunity to show imagination, creative thinking and professional ambitions. 

Entry Requirements: Vogue Intensive Summer Course

Applicants on this course must be 18 years or older to enroll, and non native-English speakers are required to be proficient in written and spoken English. For more information, please see English Language Requirements below.

Places on the Vogue Intensive Summer Course are allocated on a first come, first served basis, provided individuals meet the age and language requirements.

Entry Requirements: One Week Courses

Applicants on these courses must be 18 years or older to enroll, and non native-English speakers are required to be proficient in written and spoken English. For more information, please see English Language Requirements below. 

Places on the One Week courses are allocated on a first come, first served basis, provided individuals meet the age and language requirements. 

Once you have completed and submitted the online application form, you will be directed to the online payment system, where you must be prepared to pay the full tuition fee for your course upfront. Only once you have paid will your place on the course been reserved.

Full payment of the course fees must be paid prior to commencement of all these courses. Your place on the course cannot be guaranteed until full payment is received. 

Entry Requirements: Vogue Teen Weekend

Applicants on these courses must be sixteen or seventeen years old to enroll, and non native-English speakers are required to be proficient in written and spoken English. For more information, please see English Language Requirements below. 

Places on the Vogue Teen Weekend are allocated on a first come, first served basis, provided individuals meet the age and language requirements. 

Once you have completed and submitted the online application form, you will be directed to the online payment system, where you must be prepared to pay the full tuition fee for your course upfront. Only once you have paid will your place on the course been reserved.

Full payment of the course fees must be paid prior to commencement of all these courses. Your place on the course cannot be guaranteed until full payment is received. 

English Language Requirements

All classes are taught in English. Applicants whose first language is not English must prove their proficiency in written and spoken English, and be able to evidence that they will be able to participate in group discussions and in turn give their own presentations in English. The standard English Language requirement for entry is an academic IELTS score of 6.5+, though other relevant exams and experiences in written and spoken English may also be taken into consideration. 

For further information please email admissions@condenastcollege.ac.uk

Equal Opportunity Policy 

The College has a strong and active Equal Opportunities Policy in place. All courses provided by the College are open to students regardless of gender, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, marital or civil partnership status and sexual orientation. Through the Equal Opportunities Policy the College is committed to celebrating diversity and providing equality of opportunity to all candidates and students. All students and staff have a duty to support and promote equal opportunities and race equality.