Our MA Fashion Communication programme serves as an extraordinary gateway for professionals and postgraduates seeking entry into the captivating world of fashion. It achieves this through a meticulously curated series of modules that illuminate the past, present, and future landscapes of the fashion industry. With its strong affiliation with Condé Nast Publications, this course grants students exclusive access to the inner workings of the fashion industry, accompanied by an unprecedented level of support.
Situated within the College’s postgraduate Fashion Business portfolio, which also includes master’s programmes in Luxury Brand Strategy & Business, and Entrepreneurship: Fashion & Creative Industries, by pursuing our MA Fashion Communication you will share some taught sessions and projects with your counterparts in other Fashion Business master’s programmes. This collaborative approach ensures that you acquire a holistic and dynamic understanding of the fashion business industries.
This programme is thoughtfully tailored to allow you to carve out your niche in the fashion industry, even if you lack prior experience in this domain. You will emerge equipped with a valuable set of transferable skills and a deep reservoir of knowledge, poised to excel in a diverse array of career opportunities within the industry. You will cover brand communication, marketing strategy, and research methods for fashion and creative industries. You will be encouraged to explore imaginative thinking about the future of fashion, focusing on innovation and forecasting, and to develop collaboration skills and industry connections through an industry-focused project.
Notably, Condé Nast College boasts unparalleled access to industry luminaries, including the editorial and business teams behind iconic publications such as VOGUE, GQ, Glamour, Tatler, House & Garden, World of Interiors, and WIRED. This unique advantage allows us to combine academic rigour with outstanding industry connections, creating an educational environment like no other.
At Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, our unwavering commitment to industry preparation is evident. This programme is meticulously crafted to explore the landscape of opportunities within the fashion and creative spheres, making it an appealing prospect for you no matter what your background. You will also be offered a golden opportunity to engage in a four-week immersive work experience as a vital component of your professional development journey during the programme.
|Induction Week||30 September 2024 – 04 October 2024|
|Autumn Term (Term 1)||07 October 2024 – 13 December 2024|
|Winter Break||16 December 2024 – 03 January 2025|
|Winter Term (term 2)||06 January 2025 – 14 March 2025|
|Reading Week||17 March 2025 – 21 March 2025|
|Spring Term (Term 3)||24 March 2025 – 11 April 2025|
|Spring Break||14 April 2025 – 25 April 2025|
|Spring Term (Term 3)||28 April 2025 – 13 June 2025|
|Reading Week||16 June 2025 – 20 June 2025|
|Summer Term (Term 4)||23 June 2025 – 29 August 2025|
|Graduate Exhibition||w/c 15th Sept 2025 TBC|
*All dates subject to change
This MA programme is an internationally recognised qualification validated by the University of Buckingham and is worth 180 credits at QCF level 7.
The programme is structured as four 10-week terms. The first three are taught and the final term is dedicated to independent study to complete the final projects and a thesis. The programme structure consists of modules that are shared across all Fashion Business programmes, which focus on research skills and building critical awareness of current issues as well as developments in the fashion, media and luxury industries along with programme-specific modules that enable you to acquire technical and practical skills aligned with your career goals.
|MA Fashion Communication|
|Brand Communication & Marketing Strategy
|Critical Research: understanding Audiences
|Creative Collaboration: Applied Fashion Communication
|Final Masters Project
The first term of this MA programme explores brand communication and marketing strategy within the fashion and creative industries. Alongside this, you will be introduced to a range of research methods and techniques used to develop an insight into audiences to enhance your ability to think critically and analytically.
The second term aims to stretch your imagination, creativity and foresight – you are asked to re-imagine the fashion industry and question how fashion will be experienced and used in the future. You will gain an understanding of how fashion forecasting and prediction methodologies are utilised to propose highly innovative concepts for future thinking brand experiences.
The third term develops collaborative skills and ingenuity, introducing deeper connections with industry partners during the introduction of an industry-focused project. A key element during this term will be for you to explore your own potential role in the industry and reflect on how you can make a positive impact through your chosen specialist field.
The final term consolidates key aspects of your previous study while enabling you to develop your own creative ideas and fashion communication concepts. The final project, delivered during this term will be an opportunity for you to present a significant body of work related to your chosen specialism, supported by a thesis that demonstrates your academic ability, independent thinking and creativity.
Students graduating from this course have a broad range of opportunities available to them upon graduation. They might aspire to work in marketing, media, communications, PR, branding, retail, social media or creative advertising.
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To view Programme Handbook click here.
UK & Non-UK Student Tuition Fee
£24,950 (UK) | £29,950 (Non-UK) total course fee.
Deposit Fee – Confirming a Place
In order to confirm and secure a place on this course, applicants holding an offer from us must pay a non-refundable deposit of £3,000.00. Offers must be accepted, with the deposit payment made, within 2 weeks of the offer letter date.
Paying Tuition Fees
Once a place has been accepted and secured with a deposit, students will be required to settle their relevant tuition fees by 15th August in advance of the course start date. International students are required to pay their first instalment from 15th March in order to obtain a CAS for a Student Visa application – this instalment will be due immediately for offers accepted between 15th March and 15th August by international students.
Please note that international students will be required by UKVI to evidence the full course fee amount is accessible to them (in addition to other amounts) before a Student Visa is granted. For more information please see our International Students page, including visa requirements.
All students can request an instalment plan. The total course fee (less the deposit amount) will be payable over 4 termly instalments under this arrangement. Full details and schedule in our Terms and Conditions.
All fees must be paid through FlyWire. FlyWire facilitates credit card, debit card and bank transfer payments. Other local payment methods may also be available in some territories.
Student Loans & Finance
UK students do not currently have access to any loans or grants from Student Loans Company (SLC)
Non-UK students generally do not currently have access to any government student loan schemes or programmes, but this may differ in some countries and may be worth researching in their locations.
Bursaries & Alternative Funding
There are no bursaries available for this course. Students are welcome to explore alternative third-party bursary or scholarship programmes that may be available to them in their locations, such as the Chevening Scholarship.
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design is proud to work with Chevening, the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. More details here.
Additional Course Costs
There is an optional study trip abroad that is not covered by the course fee. This takes place in spring and further information is provided at the outset of the course.
For more information visit Terms and Conditions
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reduction to our alumni. Please refer to Alumni Page for more details.
For information on studying in London and what this could cost, please visit our Living in London webpage.
For information on accommodation while studying at the Condé Nast College, please visit our Accommodation webpage.
Exceptional ideas and eye-opening perspectives are sought after from individuals interested in learning about the fashion and media industries and having something valuable to contribute to the future of fashion. To be eligible for this course, individuals must be at least 18 years old on 1st September at the start of the academic year in which they intend to begin their studies, and must meet the following entry requirements:
Academic Entry Requirements | UK Applicants
Applicants will need to have achieved an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. We welcome applicants from a wide variety of subject areas and professional backgrounds but with a genuine interest in the fashion, media or luxury lifestyle industries.
Academic Entry Requirements | International Applicants
Applicants will need to have achieved an undergraduate degree, equivalent to a UK 2.2 classification or above. We welcome applicants from a wide variety of subject areas and professional backgrounds but with a genuine interest in the fashion, media or luxury lifestyle industries.
If international applicants are unsure whether they meet the requirements, they can contact us for clarification. If we do not have a good enough understanding of an international qualification, we may ask an applicant to obtain a Statement of Comparability from UK ENIC
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Exceptional applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements may still be considered through APEL if they can demonstrate the skills and capacity necessary for academic study at this level. Sometimes experience is as beneficial as what is learnt in a classroom. The admissions and academic teams will consider applications that show exceptional strengths and alternative evidence, which may include:
- Work experience
- Non-accredited courses
- Extensive reading and research
- A brilliant, relevant and credible personal statement
- An exceptionally strong academic or professional reference
- OR a combination of these.
Each application will be considered on its own merit, although we cannot guarantee every applicant an offer.
English Language Requirements
International applicants will require a CEFR Level B2 in a standardised English language test e.g. IELTS Academic for UKVI Level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and include the appropriate results certificate with their application:
More information on English language requirements can be found on our FAQs page.
There is no portfolio submission required for this course.
Applicants are required to submit with their application a 1,000-word personal statement/statement of purpose that demonstrates their understanding of the focus of the course, the relevance of their background, and their reason for applying.
What Happens Next?
We will review applications against the entry requirements and asses the examples of work and the personal statement submitted. Please note that any missing supporting documents will cause a delay in an application assessment, and could result in an application rejection.
Those who pass this first application review will be invited to a 20-30 minute online interview to further assess suitability for the course. Please note that, unfortunately, not all applicants will be invited to attend an interview.
When reviewing an application and during an interview, we are looking for applicants to demonstrate their potential and current ability in the following areas:
- Demonstration of a strong personal identity
- The potential to benefit from the course
- Excellent communication skills
- Evidence of motivation and commitment
A final outcome decision will be sent to applicants within 5 working days following an interview.
How to Apply
UK and Non-UK applicants should apply directly to the College using the Apply button on this page. All applicants MUST ensure that their application contains all supporting evidence before it is submitted:
- Copy of passport
- Copies of academic transcript(s) / certificate(s) – (or partial transcript / predicted grades if studies are not yet complete)
- Suitable standardised English test results certificate (Non-UK applicants only)
- Personal Statement
For further information or any queries regarding entry requirements or admissions, please contact the Admissions Office.
We are dedicated to empowering our students to excel in the fashion world. We recognise that a thriving career in this dynamic field requires more than just academic knowledge; it demands practical skills, guidance, and opportunities. Throughout your educational journey with us, we will provide an array of career support options tailored to your needs.
This programme contains modules, experiences and opportunities meticulously designed to equip you with the essential skills, knowledge and practice crucial for a successful fashion career, from personal development to professional practice. The course is suitable for those keen to pursue careers the following careers:
- Pursue a route into a career within communication, PR, marketing, branding or promotion within fashion and related lifestyle industries either within an agency of in-house for a brand.
- Work in trends, future thinking and innovation within fashion communication.
- Work for a creative, PR or branding agency that provides services to fashion brands.
- Pursue a career in the events sector.
Within the course content, there will be many career and professional development elements and activities available to you, including:
- Alumni Career panel during the induction week
- Multiple career focussed workshops until your final term
- Careers Day at the end of the course
You will also have access to our Career Services including, but not limited to:
- Strengths testing
- CV & Cover Letter Editing
- Mock Interviews
- Optional 1-2-1 tutorial with our Career Consultant
Previous students graduating from our higher education programmes have gone on to work at: Condé Nast, Vogue, Glamour, Aisle 8, Net-A-Porter, Harvey Nichols, L’Oréal, Hayley Menzies, Grazia, HanSpringett LTD (AKA H-Lans), GQ, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, WGSN, TikTok, Tatler, Louis Vuitton, The Times and many more.
For more information on careers, please visit our Careers in Fashion webpage.
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 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 of Fashion & Design?
During your course, you will be taught by a range of our academic staff as well as Industry Guests and Visiting Lecturers. Previous industry speakers have included Edward Enninful, Victoria Beckham, Nicholas Coleridge, Natalia Gamero del Castillo, Anna Dello Russo, Adwoa Aboah, Miles Aldridge, 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, Matthew Williamson and many more.
Building Accessibility Notice
Condé Nast College is located in a historic Georgian building at Bedford Square in Central London. Our campus comprises a Grade I listed building dating to the late 18th Century which is currently not fully accessible to wheelchair users. We are committed to improving the accessibility of our premises, and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we work toward this important goal. Some teaching activities may take place at other venues in central London, which have varying levels of accessibility. If you have specific questions about the accessibility of our campus, either as a visitor or prospective student, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
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