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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: £8,832 (including VAT)
  • Start date: October 7, 2019

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.

Vogue Fashion Certificate 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*

7 October 2019 – 13 December 2019
27 April 2020 – 3 July 2020
5 October 2020 – 11 December 2020

*All dates subject to change

1 term
10 weeks

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.

In the Fashion Media unit, 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 unit 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 unit 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.

Careers advice during and 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.

Applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course and be able to demonstrate a good level of English.

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, which will be followed by an interview with one of our team.

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

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.

For complete fees information visit Terms and Conditions

Funding

There are no funding options currently available for this course.

Studying and living in London

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

“The course really helped me refine my vision for my business. As I started my marketing research, I realised there were many areas of improvement for my business; I needed a concrete plan and marketing strategy. The classes definitely assisted me in figuring out the best way to go about it, thinking critically and coming up with a sustainable and feasible strategy that I could execute straight away. 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, which is essential for the type of business I am running.”  Carolina Xavier, designer and Vogue Fashion Certificate alumna

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.

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 Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design?

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 and 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

Hannah Shakir

Hannah has worked in the fashion industry for more than a decade since obtaining her degree in Fashion Journalism. As well as writing lead fashion features for POP, Glass Magazine, Velour and Emirates Woman, she has also worked in Fashion PR and with luxury brands creating content for e-commerce websites, social media and press communication.

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