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Fashion Business

  • Visit Vogue House
  • Industry speakers
  • Access to the Vogue archives

At a glance

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Location: Soho, London
  • Overall course fee: £870 (including VAT)
  • Start date: September 23, 2019

Course dates*

23 September  2019 – 27 September 2019

20 April 2020 – 24 April 2020

21 September 2020 – 25 September 2020

*All dates subject to change

This one-week intensive course is a broad introduction to the business side of fashion through key topics such as retail, branding, buying and merchandising, and PR. The key characteristics of the fashion industry – and the unique way fashion is marketed – will be considered, with reference to both “bricks and mortar” and digital consumer experiences.

The programme includes lectures, seminars, problem-solving workshops and case studies covering the following topics:

  • The fashion cycle, retail & distribution
  • Fashion branding
  • Digital and social media marketing
  • Buying and merchandising
  • Fashion brand communication
  • Fashion entrepreneurship and new business development
  • The future of fashion
  • Fashion PR

This short course is suitable for anyone who is interested in how the business side of the fashion industry works.

It is also useful as a taster – and overview – for anyone who is considering studying fashion business in the future.

Fashion Business course highlights

  • Access to the Vogue archives
  • A visit to Vogue House
  • Industry speakers
  • Create a mock mini issue of Vogue

Students will finish the course with a greater understanding of the commercial side of the industry, particularly the retail, buying, branding, marketing and development sectors.

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 10am to 5pm.

Your 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 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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course, and have a good level of English.

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 application form on our website.

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

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.

Course Leader

Lisa Mann

Lisa is an award-winning academic with 14 years’ experience teaching across BA and MA fashion courses at a number of British universities. Lisa is currently researching a PhD about the experiences of emerging designers in the fashion industry.

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