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Vogue Summer Intensive Course

  • Industry Speakers
  • Create a Mock Vogue Cover
  • Vogue House Experience

At a glance

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Location: London
  • Overall course fee: £3,936 (including VAT)
  • Start date: July 3, 2023

About the course:

The Vogue Summer Intensive Course is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including school-leavers and graduates hoping to work in fashion, as well as those who are seeking a new career path.

This course is a concentrated four-week programme that offers a broad introduction to the fashion industry through the expert eye of the world’s most famous and influential fashion magazine – Vogueand other Condé Nast Publications titles (including GQ, Tatler, Love.) to give students a unique insight into fashion and media.

Course Highlights

  • Access to the Vogue archives
  • Industry speakers each week
  • An editorial team project
  • Visits to exhibitions
  • Careers talk and alumni panel

Although British Vogue is our starting point, the course also draws upon the broader influences that inform this fast-paced and exciting industry. The course will touch on a wide range of topics, from journalism and PR to creative direction.

Each week, a key theme is considered, and you will work on group projects and activities throughout the course, including styling in our on-site photography studio and designing your very own Vogue cover.

The College day begins at 10am and ends at 5pm. Any activities taking place beyond this time are optional.

On your first day you will receive a class timetable, which you will access through TimeEdit, the College scheduling system.

There are no specific books to buy for the course. Students will have access to the College reference library and recommendations for further reading will be made throughout the course.

Course Dates*

03 July 2023 – 28 July 2023

*All dates subject to change

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I am so lucky to have been able to be taught by professionals and experts in various fields within the fashion industry, from the editorial side to the production side to the creative side and more. I feel like I got to dip my toes into every part of the fashion world imaginable, and because of that I have a better understanding of which path I plan on taking in the future, so I am eternally thankful for Condé Nast College for helping me get to that point. I thought that the lectures and the group project were stimulating and educational, and I greatly enjoyed the entire process. My overall experience was nothing short of incredible, and I am so glad I decided to do it. I will carry what I learned here with me for the rest of my life, so thank you! Rana Alsoufi, Vogue Summer Intensive, July 2022
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I loved all of the lecturers and visits that were planned for us, especially lecturer Timothy Rennie and the Tiffany exhibition. I am so thankful to the college for this amazing opportunity, and I can't thank everyone enough! It was a truly unforgettable and invaluable experience. Linda Gray, Vogue Summer Intensive, July 2022
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In the month of July 2022, I had the privilege to study the Vogue Intensive Summer Course at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design in London. The four-week course covered all core aspects of Fashion Media along with the learnings about the history and functioning of the fashion bible; Vogue. From fashion journalism to economics to PR, we were taught by extremely knowledgeable, experienced and established lecturers. To whosoever who's interested in similar fields, I would encourage you to experience this course if you are looking to study for a short period of time and experience greater things. This course has led me to build meaningful relationships and gather knowledge that would definitely help me in my career path. I'm grateful for every friend and every piece of learning I've attained from this course. Kamya Gupta, Vogue Summer Intensive, 2022
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I was learning from professionals who were excelling at my dream jobs, doing tasks that I’ve only seen done in movies, and working alongside people each day on projects that made me feel as though I was actually working, and contributing, to the industry. To read full testimonial and to connect with Gregory click here. Gregory Beckwith, Vogue Summer Intensive, 2021
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The four weeks I spent learning under the direction of impressive faculty and guest speakers, and widening my skill-set alongside the diverse student body, not only furthered my love for fashion and business but provided me with the opportunity to expand my company, Emily Blair Media, upon my return to Los Angeles, where I live full time. Read the full testimonial here. Emily Marcus, Vogue Summer Intensive, 2019

Each week, a key theme is considered, and you will work on group projects and activities throughout the course, including styling in our on-site photography studio and designing your very own Vogue cover. 

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 15 academic credits at level 4 for Fashion Media Module.

Week 1: Introduction to Fashion Media

College induction and introduction to key topics that will be covered on the course. You will also be briefed about your group project during the first week. 

Other key topics include:

  • Introduction into Vogue
  • Understanding audiences
  • Fashion media now and next: issues and opportunities
  • Planning for a career in the fashion industry.
  • Visual communication and digital design skills.

Week 2: Creative Practice in Fashion & Styling

The focus is on creative practice in fashion and styling – considering key influences on fashion and identifying the wider macro-environmental trends shaping tastes and consumer behaviour.

Other key topics include:

  • Trend analysis
  • Celebrity styling
  • The influence of the street style
  • Still-life styling
  • Creating mood boards

Week 3: Fashion Storytelling

A closer look at fashion journalism and storytelling across print, digital and social media. During this week, you will also learn about the visual language of fashion media.

Other key topics include:

  • Fashion writing and journalism
  • Magazine branding and creating covers
  • PR and the media
  • Content creation and social media
  • Creative Direction

Week 4: The Business of Fashion Media

The final week will focus on completing and presenting a course assignment as well as working in teams on a studio-based shoot, alongside photographers and other creative professionals. 

Other Key Topics Include:

  • Advertising and revenue generation
  • The editor and the publisher/CIO
  • The evolving role of fashion media
  • Creating your portfolio
  • Career opportunities in the fashion industry

London provides the backdrop to this four-week course, with visits to galleries and exhibitions as well as the Vogue House experience. What better guide than the Condé Nast family of magazines and digital platforms to explore the fashion world today?

This is an intensive study programme with classes and activities Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 5pm. Any activities taking place beyond this time are optional. On your first day, you will receive a timetable for the course.

Lectures delivered by fashion academics will be supplemented with presentations and workshops from Condé Nast staff and leading industry specialists.  

There are no specific books to buy for the course. Students will have access to the College reference library and recommendations for further reading will be made throughout the course.

Independent and group work to complete the assessed elements of the course will take place on the first three Fridays, with project submission and assessed presentations taking place on the final day.

On the final Friday, at 4.00pm, there will be an end-of-course celebration.

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Led by an inspiring team of lecturers, the 4 -week-long course has a remarkable structure and includes a variety of the learning activities and entertaining events within the programme. Click here to read more and to watch Mariya's interview. Mariya Bondareva, Vogue Summer Intensive, 2014
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The summer I spent at the College was among the best, if not the best of my life. I already knew that I had an interest in fashion history and publishing but the course permitted me to learn new technological skills and continually pushed me out of my comfort zone. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity as it helped me to become the confident person I am today. Click here to read the full review. Caroline McWilliams, Vogue Summer Intensive, 2016
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My experience at the college instilled me with the necessary, real-world skills to not only continue my work as an arts writer and as a journalist – but – it also provided me with the skills needed to host and to launch my own sustainable fashion podcast, ‘The (Un)Ethical Consumer’ as well as to launch and to run my own women-led online art and virtual arts initiative based in London, ‘The Artist Workspace Gallery.’ You can read more about Zoe’s work and view her writing here. Zoë Goetzmann, Vogue Summer Intensive, July 2019 & MA Fashion Media Practice - Journalism, 2019-2020

Entry Requirements

Students must be aged at least 18 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.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good level of English.

English Language

There are no formal English language requirements for this course, however it is delivered and assessed in English. 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 if you do not hold an English language qualification, before you start. It is your responsibility to ensure that you will be able to participate fully.

How to Apply for the Vogue Summer Intensive Course

You can apply via our online application form.

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

For further information or any queries regarding entry requirements or admissions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Course booking deadline:

Applicants are required to apply no later than one week before the course starts.

Paying the Course Fee

This course is “book and pay” in order to confirm and secure your place on the course, you will be asked to pay full fees when you receive your offer.

More information – including visa requirements – can be found on our International Students webpage.

There are no funding options available for this course.

Alumni Discount

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

For more information visit Terms and Conditions

Studying & Living in London

For more information on the costs of living in London – including accommodation advice – please see our Accommodation and Living Costs page.

You will be studying this course with the only UK fashion education provider that operates from within the fashion industry. This exceptional environment provides you with a unique perspective on learning how to set up a business and how the fashion and the creative industries operate, as well as providing access to numerous unrivalled experts in their fields.

With weekly guest speakers from a broad range of professions within the fashion and creative sectors, you will be learning directly from the best in the industry.

The Campus

Condé Nast College is situated in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of Soho, London’s creative and cultural hub. The area is home to numerous film, fashion and media houses providing unrivalled opportunities for professional networking and cultural experiences. The College is a 10-minute walk from the headquarters of Condé Nast International, as well as Vogue House, which our students get to experience through visits or online activities, as part of their exposure to the professional world.

Who Teaches at the Condé Nast College?

The academic team at the College offer an unrivalled knowledge of the fashion sector; they are kept constantly up to date through their unique industry links. Staff encourage students to think independently and critically, and individual students’ skill sets and strengths are nurtured and supported throughout the course.

During your course, you will also be taught by a range of our academic staff as well as industry guests and visiting lecturers.

Visiting Lecturers & Guest Speakers 

  • Osman Ahmed, senior editorial associate at The Business of Fashion
  • Georgia Murray, fashion editor at Refinery29
  • Nova Dando, creative director
  • Aled John, head of business development at Condé Nast International 
  • Paul Nesbitt, head of audience research at Condé Nast International 
  • Dr Kate Nelson Best, fashion and media scholar

Students on the course also have access to the College-wide industry lecture programme that takes place once a week. Previous speakers have included: Adwoa Aboah, Miles Aldridge, Victoria Beckham, Nicholas Coleridge, Anna Dello Russo, Edward Enninful, Bella Freud, Sarah Harris, Tommy Hilfiger, Anya Hindmarch, Henry Holland, Caroline Issa, Lulu Kennedy, Yasmin Le Bon, Natalie Massenet, Tamara Mellon, Suzy Menkes, Roland Mouret, Kate Phelan and Matthew Williamson.

Course Leader

Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens is an established stylist and art director with more than 25 years' experience.