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VOGUE Certificate in Fashion Communication

  • High Profile Industry Speakers
  • Fashion Communication Focus
  • Central London Location

At a glance

  • Duration: 11 weeks (Full-Time)
  • Location: Bedford Square, London
  • Overall course fee: £7,500 (UK) | £10,000 (Non-UK)
  • Start date: 24 March 2025

Note: 

CondéNast College of Fashion & Design is changing its name to Vogue College of Fashion on 30th September 2024. From there on we will refer everywhere officially to the College as Vogue College of Fashion including your final diploma and certificates obtained at the point of graduation with the College post 30th September 2024.

Overview

The Vogue Certificate in Fashion Communication is a comprehensive undergraduate programme that offers a dynamic learning environment, introducing individuals to the fundamentals of fashion communication and industry practice. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further studies in higher education or embark on a career in the fashion or related sectors.

As a student on this course, you will collaborate with your peers enrolled on our two-year BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice degree programme, actively engaging in three core modules: Fashion Branding & Creative Communication, Brand Identity & Design, and Professional Development Portfolio.

This course caters to individuals who aspire to further their education in the realm of the fashion industry but prefer not to commit to extended degree-level studies. It also welcomes professionals seeking to explore fresh career possibilities, advance within their current field, or enhance their versatile skill set. For those eager to broaden their understanding, explore the vast potential within the fashion industry, and attain valuable credentials, this course provides an ideal learning environment.

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. These modules will offer you invaluable interactions with industry professionals.

Programme Schedule

Term Dates
Spring Term 24th March 2025 – 13th June 2025

 

Award

This undergraduate Certificate in Fashion Marketing is an internationally recognised qualification validated by the University of Buckingham and is worth 45 credits at RQF level 4.

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The course really helped me refine my vision for my business. The lecturers were very supportive in assisting me and providing me with feedback. I also feel that I now have a much clearer and educated view of the fashion industry. Click here to read Carolina's blog. Carolina Xavier, Designer, Vogue Fashion Certificate, October 2018

The course offers a unique blend, combining academic rigour and industry engagement with practical and professional skills acquisition. You are encouraged to develop your understanding of current and potential future practices within the ever-changing fashion and media industries, and to consider your potential future role within these industries. During your time of study, you will have the opportunity to tap into the College’s wide network of academics and industry professionals.

The programme is structured as one 10-week term, an RQF level 4 (45 credits) undergraduate certificate course validated by the University of Buckingham. The programme combines academic rigour and industry engagement with practical and professional skills acquisition. You will be encouraged to develop your understanding of current and potential future practices within the ever-changing fashion and media industries and to consider your potential future role within them.

Course Structure

Full-time: Certificate in Fashion Communication
Spring Term
Fashion Branding & Communication

(Level 4 / 15 credits)

Brand Identity & Design

(Level 4 / 15 credits)

 Professional Development Portfolio

(Level 4 / 15 credits)

ASSESSMENT

 

Term Overview

The term will provide a dynamic and immersive learning environment designed to introduce you to the fundamental aspects of fashion communication and industry practices. It serves as a comprehensive foundation upon which you can build your knowledge and skills, equipping you with the tools necessary to embark on a successful journey in the world of fashion or related sectors. It provides a strong educational foundation that prepares you for various pathways. It will equip you with practical skills and industry insight that are directly applicable to the workplace. Whether you aspire to work in fashion design, marketing, retail, or other facets of the fashion, media or luxury industries, or even related sectors such as public relations or event management, the knowledge, you will gain a deeper understanding of industry practices, trends, and the dynamics of the fashion world, making you a valuable asset to potential employers.

This programme is a stepping stone to a promising future, offering the flexibility to pursue further education or enter the workforce with confidence. It empowers you with a comprehensive understanding of fashion communication and industry practices, ensuring you are well-prepared to make meaningful contributions to the fashion and related sectors.

Fashion Branding & Creative Communication

This module focuses on branding and brand communication, introducing key theories and practices for branding, communication, and PR. It aims to develop a strategic approach for a creative campaign, conceptualize creative assets, and explore the brand/user relationship in terms of resonating with and communicating to audiences.

Brand Identity & Design

This module focuses on the fundamental principles of graphic design, practical design skills, and proficiency in Adobe Illustrator. It explores the application of design principles in creating brand identity and provides an overview of historical and contemporary graphic design and communication practices.

Professional Development Portfolio

This module offers you the chance to delve into your knowledge and abilities, empowering you to craft an impressive CV and create a compact portfolio that showcases your remarkable talents. With dedicated sessions to support you in this process, you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate your creative practice within the industry. Our goal is for you to complete this term with a clearer direction for your next steps, whether that be securing a work placement, pursuing a specific job role, or furthering your studies in line with your chosen course.

To view Vogue Certificate Programmes handbook click here.

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 a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points from one, or a combination, of the following full RQF Level 3 qualifications, and include the appropriate transcript(s)/certificate(s) with their application:

  • Two or more A-Levels
  • Vogue Fashion Foundation Programme
  • At least grades Merit, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Access Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • an equivalent full Level 3 qualification

Applicants can work out how many UCAS points their qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff Calculator.

Academic Entry Requirements | International Applicants

Applicants will need to have achieved EU or non-EU qualifications that are generally equivalent to grades BBB at A-Levels in the UK, and include the appropriate transcript(s)/certificate(s) with their application:

Examples of equivalent overseas qualifications can be found on our International Qualification Equivalents Guidance document. 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 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 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.

Portfolio

There is no portfolio requirement for this course.

Personal Statement

Applicants are required to submit with their application a 500-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

Application Deadline

UK applicants must submit their applications by 6.00pm GMT on 15th February 2024

Non-UK applicants must submit their applications by 6.00pm GMT on 15th February 2024

What Happens Next?

We will review applications against the entry requirements and asses 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.

When reviewing an application, 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 after submitting an application.

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

Contact

For entry requirements or admissions enquiries, contact the Admissions Office.

In order to confirm and secure your place on the course, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £3,000 when you receive your offer.

The students will be asked to pay the outstanding tuition fee no later than six weeks before the start of the course.

Tuition fees can rise each year in response to market conditions.

Please note that the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design is not currently eligible for students to receive loans from Student Finance while they are studying here.

Additional Course Costs

For more information on the costs of living in London – including accommodation advice – please see our Accommodation and Living Costs page.

Alumni Discount

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reductions to our alumni.

For more information visit Terms and Conditions

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 will help you take your first steps in higher education. You will be able to progress from the VOGUE Certificate in Fashion Communication to our other VOGUE Certificates. Completion of all three Certificates will allow you to progress onto the final 5 terms of our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice degree.

Within the course content, there will be many career and higher education development elements and activities available to you, including:

  • Careers Lectures
  • Job Roles Within Media Lecture
  • Reality of careers in the fashion industry session
  • 1-2-1 careers support session
  • 1-2-1 consultation with academics
  • Masthead

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 and many more.

For more information on careers, please visit our Careers in Fashion webpage.

Our 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 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 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 dione.hyland@condenastcollege.ac.uk

Course Leader

Hannah Shakir

Hannah has worked in the fashion industry for more than a decade writing lead fashion features for POP, Glass Magazine, Velour and Emirates Woman.