Fashion, Image Making & Shoot Production

  • Industry Speakers
  • Academic Excellence
  • Shoot Production

At a glance

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Online
  • Overall course fee: £795 ( including VAT)
  • Start date: October 18, 2021

This short online course is designed for anyone with an interest in, and fascination for Fashion Imagery and Shoot Production. Perfect for those wishing to explore how the production of fashion editorials happens, how fashion images are influenced by culture and for anyone wishing to discover more about what is involved in the creation of fashion shoots that lead to highly creative editorial and advertising images.

This course provides an introduction to the world of fashion, fashion images and in particular explores how shoot producers manage the process of bringing together everything involved in the creation and production of fashion imagery.

Every week there will be a range of activities for you to compete, combining individual projects and group work; this allows opportunities to work independently as well as collaboratively alongside other students undertaking the course.

All of the sessions will be recorded so you can follow the course at your own pace.

You will learn how to recognise who key fashion image makers are when it comes to fashion images, and what is involved when a shoot producer searches locations and talent and sets about bringing together stylists, creative directors, models, makeup artists and photographers, to work on creative shoots.

By the end of the course you will have gained a broad introductory knowledge of; the history of fashion images, the social and cultural drivers of change in fashion imagery, and all the elements of shoot production. Those who complete and pass all the course tasks and assessment will receive a Condé Nast Certificate of Achievement.

This course also acts as a stepping-stone on to other Condé Nast College courses at higher levels for those wishing to progress their studies.

Opportunity to Network

During the course participants will have an opportunity to network via:

  • Live sessions with the course leader
  • Discussion forums as part of the course work
  • Messaging system where course attendees can communicate with each other

Why Choose this Course?

The Condé Nast College has unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in the industry, including the teams at Vogue, LOVE, Glamour, GQ, and a host of other Condé Nast titles. The College is in the elevated position of being able to combine academic excellence with unrivalled links to the fashion and media industry. This creates a unique educational environment for students to thrive in.

Attending live sessions with industry speakers was an opportunity that I will cherish and value forever. Click here to read more. Simone Vianna, Fashion & Image, October 2020
This course has allowed me to spread my wings in a safe, encouraging environment, where I could converse with like-minded people in a way I have never done before. The incredible industry speakers I interacted with throughout the Fashion & Image course have inspired me to push myself in regard to working in fashion. Click here to read more. Grace Mollaghan, Fashion & Image, June 2020
Studying the history of fashion photography and defining campaigns from the past helped me contextualise and better understand the ideas behind modern-day fashion trends. Natalia Kapani, Fashion & Image, June 2020

Course Award

By the end of the course, those who complete and pass the assessment will receive a Conde Nast Certificate of Achievement.

Course Outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how the creations of fashion images has evolved over the decades.
  • Identify what and who is involved in the production of fashion shoots for editorial and advertising purposes.
  • Acquire an introductory understanding of ethical considerations related to fashion, the creation of fashion images.
  • Recognise key fashion and image influencers, photographers and shoot producers  from past to present.
I have learned so much from this experience and would recommend this online course to anyone interested in learning about the fashion industry. I enjoyed all of the weekly subjects, the industry speakers, and guest lecturers. Click here to read more. Courtney Little, Fashion & Image, June 2020
The course has informed me on how the industry works and helped shape what I want to do. Click here to read more and to view Georgia's work from the two online courses she completed. Georgia Smith, Fashion & Image - Jul 2020 and Digital Content Creation - Jan 2021
Amazing experience! Through all of the six weeks, I learned a lot and gained so much new knowledge on the fashion industry. The course provides the best programme for online studying, it was built perfectly, even the smallest of details! Click here to read more. Sofie Salis, Fashion & Image, June 2020

The course is entirely online and lasts six weeks with 6-7 hours of online activities each week along with guidance and advice on what to read, watch, and listen to.

The course is interactive, multimedia-driven, and academically-rigorous, delivered by expert academics and industry professionals.

Course Schedule

The course learning activities can be accessed at any time and own pace.

Each week will have a set of activities that will need to be complete before the learner can proceed to the next week.

Most of the lectures are narrated, pre-recorded lectures by our academics and industry contributors. These can be watched multiple times and at any time within the week that they are set. 

Live Sessions

There will be two live events per week scheduled to accommodate any timezone. Recordings of the events will be available after and can be watched at any time.

Course Structure

We will publish the course programme, as soon as it is confirmed.

Required Technology

Hardware Operating System Visual & Audio

PC / Mac desktop

Mobile / Tablet device

Windows 7 or higher (recommended)

MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)

The latest operating system on mobile / tablet devices

Speakers and microphone or headset


Entry Requirements

This course has no academic prerequisites. It’s designed for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of how fashion is communicated and those wanting to explore an exciting and innovative way of learning from academics and experts from within the fashion industry.

Students must be aged at least 16 years old on 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.

English Language Requirements

There are no formal English language requirements for this course. However, if you are a non-UK student and English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 or be able to use English at this level before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered and assessed in English.

How to Apply

You can apply via the Book & Pay button on the course home page.

There are no application deadlines, however, places are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are accepted on to the course, you will be required to pay the full fee in advance in order to secure your place.

Alumni Discount

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reduction to our alumni.

For complete fees information visit Terms and Conditions

Course Leader

Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens is an established stylist and art director with more than 20 years experience.

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