5 Days of Fashion Journalism

  • Access to the Vogue archives
  • Work with a Professional Journalist
  • Create a Mock Issue of Vogue

At a glance

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Location: Soho, London
  • Overall course fee: £990 (including VAT)
  • Start date: 2 September 2024

Upcoming Dates in 2024: 02nd September


Do you want to learn from industry experts on how to develop your fashion writing, journalism, and content creation skills?

Our 5 Days of Fashion Journalism programme is suitable for anyone interested in a career in fashion and lifestyle journalism, who is keen to find out more about the discipline and develop and refine their writing skills.

During the course, you will research and come up with ideas for articles and also explore online options that will allow you to add to your portfolio.

There will be talks from Condé Nast staff and other fashion media experts on a range of subjects such as understanding your audience, generating features ideas, trend reporting, writing fashion news, and the art of interviewing.

The course will also look at the work of experienced writers and editors, and explore the language of fashion. You will discover how magazines operate, how revenue is generated from media content, and the key characteristics of print and digital formats.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to understand and practise writing for different forms of fashion content. Students will finish the course with an understanding of how articles get commissioned and an appreciation of what it takes to succeed as a journalist or content writer. The course should help you finesse your writing skills and you will get an opportunity to be edited by a professional.

By the end of your course, you will walk away with a good understanding of fashion writing and journalism and writing examples to add to your portfolio.


Course Content

  • Introduction to fashion media
  • Writing for fashion editorials and fashion features
  • Writing for fashion news articles
  • Writing about fashion trends
  • Job roles in journalism and the role of the editor 
  • Introduction to fashion PR, and writing for promotion

Course Award

By the end of the course, you will receive a Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design Certificate of Completion.

5 Days of Fashion Journalism course conducted by Condé Nast College was brilliantly structured and executed. It has been an awesome journey for me travelling all the way from Singapore to attend the course which enabled me to meet people and network.  The industry speakers were exceptional, the fact that they were sharing their experiences so willingly with us, inspired me very much. The learning experience was phenomenal and the visit to Vogue House was the icing on the cake. What I have learnt over the week will definitely help to prepare me for any journalism challenges along the way. Thank you Condé Nast College for the opportunity.  To read a very detailed review of Lisa's experience click here. Eva. Lisa Tay, 5 Days of Fashion Journalism, June 2023
I met some amazing people and I had such a fantastic week. The course was so well put together and organised brilliantly. The best part for me was having the opportunity to meet the amazing industry professionals who gave me so much advice and encouragement, and visiting Vogue House of course! Thank you Conde Nast College!  Mia Taylor, One Week Fashion Journalism, June 2022
Condé Nast helps you feel confident in your fashion media knowledge and better prepared for any journalistic challenge. Click here to read more. Bridget Knowles, One Week Fashion Journalism, Autumn 2020

There are 24 places available on each course, and each place is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that your place is not confirmed until we have received the full tuition fee upfront.

Before you book, please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation and refund policy.

Students can expect to attend class Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Your 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,  which our students visit as part of their exposure to the professional world.

Who Teaches at the Condé Nast College?

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

I got a chance to network and meet with incredible people who inspired me, listen to industry speakers and visit Vogue House. Teachers and staff are very helpful. Dilayla's full review of the course can be found in her blog post here. Dilayla Kopuz, One Week Fashion Journalism, Spring 2019

Entry Requirements

There are no formal 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..

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.

The application deadlines is one week before the course start date, however, places are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Great opportunity to explore fashion in a more in depth and interesting way through the lens of industry professionals who are eager to share and encourage new talent. Charlotte Hope-Shannon, One Week Fashion Journalism, Autumn 2019

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

Paul Tierney

Course Leader, One Week Fashion Journalism