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Vogue Fashion Certificate

  • Central London Location
  • Specialist Careers Advice
  • Industry Speakers

At a glance

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Location: Soho, London
  • Overall course fee: £9,096 (including VAT)
  • Start date: September 27, 2021

This 10-week intensive course has been designed to give students a unique insight into the fashion industry. The course is divided into three main areas of study: Fashion Media, Fashion Marketing and Visual Communication for Fashion.

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to focus on your own professional development and will have a busy schedule of industry talks, classes, workshops, photo shoots and museum and gallery visits. As well as exploring how the fashion industry works, students will also consider the culture and context of fashion and examine its evolution.

Course Highlights

  • An insight into the inner workings of Fashion Media and Fashion Marketing.
  • Access to the Condé Nast company network and its archives, including those at Vogue House.
  • The opportunity to develop graphic design skills.
  • Creating a professional portfolio.
  • Talks by industry insiders.
  • Career advice to help you take your next step.

Course Dates*

27 Sep 2021 – 03 Dec 2021

*All dates subject to change

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I learned from the Vogue Fashion Certificate to be open to anything and everything in the fashion industry. I walked in thinking my interests were just luxury fashion marketing and I’d gravitate towards those roles/tasks most, but at the end of the programme, I’d tried styling, trend forecasting, graphic designing, copywriting, PR event planning, even hand modeling, and not to mention taking on an Editor in Chief role during the production of a magazine. To read Paula's full blog post about the course click here. Paula Becerra, Vogue Fashion Certificate, October 2019
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Vogue Fashion Certificate course has been such a great learning experience for me as well as all my classmates. What was interesting to know is that everyone joined this course for their unique reasons and yet they were all satisfied and confident to take the next step by the end of the course. I have left the Condé Nast College feeling inspired and motivated about my future endeavours. To read Parakram's full blog post about his experience of the course click here. Parakram SJB Rana, Vogue Fashion Certificate, October 2019

Programme Structure

This is a full-time course. Personal study time has been built into the schedule to allow you to produce the highest standard of project work possible. You will be required to attend a minimum of 15 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops a week.

Award Structure

The Vogue Fashion Certificate is a recognised qualification awarded by the College and Gateway Qualifications. In relation to the UK Qualifications framework it is worth 40 credits at level 4 (to provide a comparison, the first year of an undergraduate degree is worth 120 credits at level 4). You will undertake 3 units, structured as follows:

Fashion Media
15c

Marketing Fashion
15c

Visual Communication for Fashion
10c

In the Fashion Media module, you will analyse recent developments within print and digital media and assess the impact these have on the magazine industry. The aim is also to understand the different roles within a magazine team, as well as the process of creating a new issue of a Condé Nast title. The project for this topic involves working in an editorial team and developing a range of transferable assets, such as coming up with ideas, project management and honing your communication skills.

The Marketing Fashion module allows students to focus on an area of personal interest within the fashion industry. The unit project is to develop a marketing strategy and present it in visual, verbal and written formats. This might be a strategy for an established fashion brand or a business plan for a start-up. Key topics include the principles of marketing, PR and branding.

The Visual Communication module underpins learning in Fashion Media and Marketing with practical skills, for example, planning and styling a fashion shoot in the college photography studio. With our encouragement and support from the outset, you will be building the foundation for a strong portfolio. You will also become proficient in using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, mainstays of the creative industry.

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching methods are varied and will include lectures, Q&A sessions, seminars, workshops and tutorials. The College operates blended teaching model. This means that some of your sessions will take place online and some will take place at the College.

Assessment is by coursework for all units.

Careers Advice During & After the Course

With our unique access to the fashion industry, the College prepares students for employment through live industry projects and work placements, and provides expert career advice to students and graduates.

Below are just a few of the jobs now held by recent graduates of the Vogue Fashion Certificate course:

  • Publishing assistant, Vogue
  • Project manager, Cartier
  • Junior designer, Condé Nast International
  • Brand manager, Ralph Lauren
  • Account executive, the Financial Times

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this 10-week course.

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 it is delivered and assessed in English. 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 that you will be able to participate fully.

How to Apply for the Vogue Fashion Certificate

Applicants are required to complete the online application form.

There is no application deadline for the UK students and two weeks deadline for international students.

In addition international students without a UK/EEA passport might be required to apply for the short-term study visa.

Consult the Gov.uk website to confirm this in relation to your nationality. A list of the required documents and other important information can also be found on the site.

To apply for the short-term visa, you will need an unconditional acceptance letter from the Condé Nast College confirming your enrolment on the course. The original letter will only be issued once the full payment of the tuition fee has been received and cleared. Please note that photocopies and scans are not accepted.

For more information on how to apply for your short term visa visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Paying the Course Fee

UK/EU/International students are required to pay in full. In order to confirm and secure your place on the course, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,200 when you receive your offer. The deposit option is not available if booking within six weeks of the course start date.

The remaining balance will be due six weeks prior to the course starting, and before you arrive at the College.

More information – including visa requirements – can be found on our International Students webpage.

Funding

There are no funding options currently available for this course.

Studying & Living in London

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 reduction to our alumni.

For more information visit Terms and Conditions

You will be studying this course with the only UK fashion education provider that operates from within the fashion industry. This exceptional environment provides you with a unique insight into fashion communication in all its forms, as well as providing access to numerous unrivalled experts in their fields.

With weekly guest speakers from a broad range of professions within the fashion and creative sectors, you will be learning directly from the best in the industry.

The 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 get to experience through visits or online activities, as part of their exposure to the professional world.

Who Teaches at the Condé Nast College?

The academic team at the College offer an unrivalled knowledge of the fashion sector; they are kept constantly up to date through their unique industry links. Staff encourage students to think independently and critically, and individual students’ skill sets and strengths are nurtured and supported throughout the course.

Visiting Lecturers & Guest Speakers  

During your course, you will also be taught by both our academic staff and industry guests and visiting lecturers.

  • Osman Ahmed, Senior Editorial Associate at The Business of Fashion
  • Georgia Murray, Fashion Editor at Refinery29
  • Nova Dando, Creative Director
  • Aled John, Head of Business Development at Condé Nast International 
  • Paul Nesbitt, Head of Audience Research at Condé Nast International 
  • Dr Kate Nelson Best, fashion and media scholar

Previous industry speakers have included:
Adwoa Aboah, Miles Aldridge, Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch, Anna Dello Russo, Bella Freud, Tommy Hilfiger, Caroline Issa, Lulu Kennedy, Yasmin Le Bon, Tamara Mellon and Kate Phelan.

Course Leader

Sophie Cullen

Sophie is a multi-award-winning beauty journalist and brand consultant who has worked across the national press, women’s glossies, weeklies and digital publications.

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