About the Course

Business pathway*

This will focus on the commercial aspects of running a media company. Suitable for those with a business or media degree that would like to pursue a career in management and marketing within the fashion media sector. Modules exclusive to this pathway are:

  • Business & Management for the Creative Industries
  • Media Branding & Business Development

* The business pathway on the MA Fashion Media Practice has a very clear focus on the media industry, rather than fashion in general. Anyone seeking a more general fashion/luxury related business degree is directed towards our collaborative programme with Richmond University: MA Luxury Brand Management.


Journalism pathway

The key focus will be on writing for print and digital platforms although students will also explore other mediums. This pathway is suitable for talented writers/communicators with a very strong portfolio of work.  Modules exclusive to this option are:

  • Fashion Writing & Criticism
  • Planning & Managing Editorial Content


Creative Direction pathway

A highly practical pathway that allows students to develop their existing visual communication skills with a focus on fashion. Ideally suited to those with creative degrees and strong portfolios in areas such as photography or graphic design. Applicants are expected to have existing skills in their preferred creative field – the course will provide opportunities to utilise those skills within fashion.  Modules exclusive to this pathway are:

  • Multi-Media Production
  • Visual Culture & Creative Direction for Fashion 


Key features of the MA programme:

  • Opportunity for a 4-week work placement 
  • Arrangement of meetings with relevant professionals and departments within Condé Nast to support the research for the final project/thesis
  • Access to the company archives and library at Vogue House

This intensive programme is full-time over one year with a mix of taught sessions, work experience, directed study and independent research.   


The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design provides expert career advice to students and graduates, utilising our extensive industry contacts and preparing students for employment through live industry projects and work placements.

In recent years, technological developments have driven new opportunities in the sector and there is no longer such a distinct separation between fashion media and the physical trading of fashion goods. The removal of boundaries between the commercial selling of products and the creation of media content that explores and promotes fashion widens the scope of careers. Fashion media professionals now move seamlessly between roles at magazines and positions with major fashion brands and retailers, making the focus of the MA relevant to an increasingly broad range of job opportunities.

Within fashion media specifically, the course is suitable for those keen to pursue careers as editors, publishers, managing editors, writers, stylists, art directors, and fashion photographers to name only a few. During the course students will examine the roles outlined in magazine mastheads and the increasing opportunities in digital media.