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Vogue Intensive Summer Course

  • Industry Speakers
  • Create a Mock Vogue Cover
  • Visit to Vogue House

At a glance

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Location: Soho, London
  • Overall course fee: £3,822 (including VAT)
  • Enrolment: July 2019

Course dates*:

08 July 2019 – 2 August 2019

06 July 2020 – 31 July 2020

*All dates subject to change

The course now awards academic credits

The Vogue Intensive Summer Course is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including school leavers and graduates hoping to work in fashion, as well as those who are seeking a new career path.

This course is a concentrated four-week programme that offers a broad introduction to the fashion industry through the lens of British Vogue. As the iconic magazine of every style-conscious generation, this course uses the multifaceted world of Vogue and the wider Condé Nast portfolio (including GQ, Tatler, Love etc.) to give students a unique insight into the fashion industry today.

Although British Vogue acts as the catalyst for a deeper exploration of the world of fashion, the course also draws upon the broader influences that inform this fast-paced and exciting industry. The course will touch on a wide range of topics, from journalism and PR, through to creative direction.

Each week, a broad key theme is considered, and you will work on group projects and activities throughout the course, including styling in our on-site photography studio and designing your very own Vogue cover.

Vogue Intensive Summer Course Highlights

  • Access to the Condé Nast company network and archives including Vogue House
  • Industry speakers
  • Try your hand at planning an issue of Vogue
  • Meet classmates from all over the world

The Vogue Intensive Summer course will run as follows…

Week 1: Induction & Introductions

College Induction and Introduction to key topics that will be covered on the course. As well as weekly themes, there are regular sessions on the topics below, all of which are introduced during the first week of study.

  • The evolution of fashion in the 20th Century
  • Professional development planning for fashion industry careers
  • Visual communication and digital design skills

Week 2: Creative Practice in Fashion & Styling

  • Trend analysis
  • Celebrity styling
  • The influence of street style
  • Still life styling
  • Creating mood boards

Week 3: The Role of the Media in Fashion

  • Fashion journalism
  • The Editor and the Publisher/CIO
  • Understanding audiences
  • Magazine branding and creating covers
  • PR and the media

Week 4: The Future of Fashion

  • Fashion marketing and consumer influences
  • Ethical issues in fashion
  • Fashion 2050
  • Creating your portfolio

London provides the backdrop to this intensive study programme, with visits to galleries and exhibitions, as well a trip to Vogue House contributing to an exceptional experience.

What better lens than the Condé Nast family of magazines and digital platforms to explore the major themes in fashion?

The course is an intensive study programme with classes and activities Monday to Friday, from approximately 10am to 5pm. Lectures delivered by fashion academics will be assisted by presentations and workshops from Condé Nast staff and leading industry specialists.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this 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

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 if you do not hold an English language qualification, before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered in English.

How to apply for the Vogue Intensive Summer Course

You can apply for this course via the application form on our website.

There are no application deadlines; however we will submit applicants on first come first served basis until the course is full.

Fees: Home/Overseas/EU £3,822 (including VAT)

Accepted students are required to pay a £1,200 deposit to secure their place on the course.

The remaining balance of the tuition fee must be paid six weeks prior to the start of the course.

“The Vogue Intensive Summer Programme provided an incredible insight into the fashion industry. Covering a thorough overview of subjects, covered on the BA. I recognised that progressing onto the BA would allow me to combine both the academic stimulus of a varied and interesting fashion communication module list with unprecedented industry access and skill development to equip me ready for a career in the industry.” – Alice Morey, currently studying BA (Hons) Fashion Communication

You will be studying this course with the only UK fashion education provider that operates from within the fashion industry. This unique environment provides you with an inside out perspective on learning how to set up a business, how businesses in fashion and the creative industries operate, as well as having access to a range of experts in their fields.

With weekly guest speakers representing a broad range of professions within the fashion and creative industries, you will be learning directly from highly experienced academics and practitioners.

Your Campus

Condé Nast College is situated in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of London’s creative and cultural hub Soho. Surrounded by numerous film, fashion and media houses provides students with unrivalled opportunities for professional networking and cultural experiences. The College is only a 10-minute walk away from the Condé Nast International Headquarters, as well as the iconic, Vogue House, which our students visit as part of their exposure to the professional world.

Who teaches at Condé Nast College of Fashion?

The academic team at Condé Nast College provide a varied background and knowledge base of the wider fashion industry. Individual links and continued study provide constant updates from within the fashion industry sector and beyond. The culture and style of teaching is designed to enhance personal perspectives on the fashion industry and to question fashion communication, its methods and future whilst supporting and developing individual skill sets and styles.

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

Some of our previous industry speakers included: Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham to name a mere handful.

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