VOGUE Summer School: Fashion Media, London

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

At a glance

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Location: London
  • Overall course fee: £3,936.00
  • Start date: 1 July 2024

The course is now full. Booking for July 2025 will open shortly.

If you wish to be added to a waiting list still for July 2024 please email us at admissions@condenastcollege.ac.uk 

This course is a concentrated four-week programme that offers a broad introduction to fashion through the expert eye of the world’s most famous and influential fashion magazine – VOGUE – to give students a unique insight into fashion media.  

During the VOGUE Summer School: Fashion Media course*, students will learn about styling, content creation, journalism and creative direction from industry experts whilst working as a team on producing an editorial proposal for VOGUE magazine.  

The course is suitable for those from a wide range of backgrounds, including school-leavers and graduates hoping to work in fashion media, as well as those who are seeking a new career path. On completion of the course, students will gain 15 academic credits at level 4. This course is validated by the University of Buckingham.

Course Highlights

  • Hear from fashion industry experts each week
  • Work on an editorial team project with other students
  • Visit exciting exhibitions in London
  • Learn practical skills in styling, content creation, journalism and creative direction 
  • Learn about careers in fashion from experts and College alumni.


Course Dates*

01 July 2024 – 26 July 2024

*All dates subject to change

Over the past month in London, I've had a remarkable and unforgettable experience. I’ve been given tools to navigate the fashion industry and gained more knowledge than I could have hoped for in such a short period of time. From the faculty of accomplished and insightful professors to its impressive roster of influential alumni, Condé Nast College is a breeding ground of excellence. To read the full testimonial click here. Ellie Schiess Fleming, VOGUE Summer School: Fashion Media, July 2023
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
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
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. Click here to read the full review. Kamya Gupta, Vogue Summer Intensive, 2022
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
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 is structured around a key theme related to fashion media. Students will take part in practical workshops including styling in our on-site photography studio and designing a VOGUE cover; They’ll also hear from industry experts who work for Condé Nast and visit inspirational locations. As part of the course, a team editorial project will involve presenting to industry experts at the end of the programme. 

London provides the backdrop to this four-week course, with visits to galleries and exhibitions as well as the Vogue House experience. Each week students will also have the opportunity to attend our VOGUE Education Presents industry expert event series attended by all of our other students.

Week 1: Introduction to Fashion Media

During the first week, we will induct students to the College and introduce the course content and team project that will be completed during the course. Other key topics include:

  • Introduction to VOGUE
  • Understanding audiences
  • Fashion media now and next
  • 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
  • The influence of the street style
  • Still-life styling
  • Creating mood boards

Week 3: Fashion Story Telling

During week 3, the focus is on learning about fashion journalism and storytelling across print, digital and social media. During this week, students 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

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
  • Creating your portfolio
  • Career opportunities in the fashion industry

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. Students will receive a full course timetable on the first day of the course.

Lectures delivered by fashion academics, industry experts and Condé Nast staff.  

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

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.

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

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
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
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 1st September 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

Students must be aged at least 18 years old on 1st September 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.

How to Apply for the VOGUE Summer School: Fashion Media

Bookings can be made directly via our online booking form by clicking on Book Now button.

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 two week before the course starts.

Paying the Course Fee

This course is “Book & Pay”; in order to confirm and secure a place on the course, a booking form and full payment will need to be submitted using the online booking form.

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.

Students will study this course with a UK fashion education provider that operates from within the fashion industry. This exceptional environment provides 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.

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

The Campus

Condé Nast College is situated in a historic building at Bedford Square, in Central London.

The area was built between 1775 and 1783 and is one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London.

The square has had many illustrious residents including Lord Eldon, one of Britain’s longest-serving and most celebrated Lord Chancellors, who lived in the largest house in the square for many years. Other famous residents include the second Duke of Devonshire; William Butterfield, an architect; and H H Asquith, a former Prime Minister.

The square takes its name from the main title of the Russell family, the Dukes of Bedford, who owned much of the land in what is now Bloomsbury.

Bedford Square is in the heart of Bloomsbury, an exciting area for academia and the arts; originally made famous by Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Set.

The College is a short walk from the headquarters of Condé Nast, as well as Vogue House, which our students visit 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 the course, students 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: Anna Wintour, 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.