This intensive two-year degree offers the unique opportunity to learn about the fashion industry from within the Condé Nast family.
Looking at Fashion Communication as a whole, our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication critically addresses Fashion Media, Fashion Branding, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Retailing, as well as Contextual Studies in Fashion and Fashion Styling, Publishing, Fashion Journalism and Image Making.
During the course of our degree, you are able to explore all elements of Fashion Communication with the option to specialise in fields such as; Retailing, Journalism, Styling and Publishing. Throughout your degree, you’ll hear from industry speakers on a weekly basis and will work both individually and in teams on styling and magazine projects.
At Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, we are committed to having a guiding hand in our students’ futures, meaning that professional development is paramount throughout your degree. Our unparalleled industry links inform the curriculum and the project briefs students are set. Learning is supported by our academic team, visiting lecturers and industry guests that are leaders in their fields.
The programme also includes a ‘Collaborative Industry Project’ module, which allows students to work on an industry brief set by a partner company. Previous industry project partners include: Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Landrover, Estée Lauder, Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Modus PR, Manolo Blahnik and GQ.
Moving to London is a massive step for anyone but we couldn't ask for more of a family feel within college, between staff and students there's always someone to turn to. Coming to Condé Nast College we’re surrounded by like minded people, encouraging each-other everyday.Olivia Current Student
Our two-year degree in Fashion Communication is highly intensive and will require you to attend college 4 days a week. The course is split into 8 terms over 2 years.
The programme’s key aims are to:
- Introduce you to a broad range of areas within the fashion industry and facilitate your understanding of the key issues surrounding its advancement in the 21st Century
- Develop your communication skills across a variety of media, with an emphasis on creative outputs and visual messages
- Provide opportunities for you to develop key transferable skills in research and analysis, intellectual autonomy and creative thinking, collaboration, organisation, and enterprise
- Enable you to determine your own personal and professional strengths through critical reflection, with a view to identifying and pursuing a suitable career path within the fashion industryWe run on four 10 x week terms, with 12 weeks holiday in total over the academic year
Our degree programme is purposefully broad in order to allow you to explore a variety of areas within Fashion Communication, before deciding on a clear area of focus for the Final Projects over the last two terms of the course. Each year of the course also allows for an elective module allowing you to build up your skills and understanding in a particular area of fashion communication.
Whilst on our degree, you are also expected to complete an industry placement. The College does provide extensive support in this area, however students are expected to find their own placement in line with developing job seeking skills. Careers support is a significant aspect of the College and the programme, and you will continue to be supported after graduation.
Our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication degree programme is validated by the University of Buckingham. The University of Buckingham is The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching 2016 and is one of only two private universities in the UK.
The preferred A-level requirement for this course is BBB*. Applicants should also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (4) or above.The College also accepts equivalent qualifications, such as BTEC and Baccalaureate awards and our own Vogue Fashion Certificate or Foundation Programme. Completion of a Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design or Art, Design & Media) also fulfils the entry requirements.
The preferred International Baccalaureate (IB) score is between 28-32
If your A-level profile or IB score does not meet this requirement please contact admissions to discuss this further.
We are happy to consider all international applications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on equivalent entry requirements for international students.
If English is not your first language, you will need to take an English language test. This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 and above.
Tuition fees can rise each year in response to market conditions.
Please note that the Condé Nast College is not currently eligible for students to receive loans from Student Finance whilst studying here.
The College offers a limited number of means-tested bursaries for this course, which cover the full fee. These are available to lower income households only. For information on our bursaries, please visit our fees and funding page.
UK/EU students can pay the tuition fee in instalments over the two years of the course.
International students will be asked to pay their first year course fee in full and in advance of arriving at the College.
Additional Course Costs:
There is an optional study trip abroad in year one that is not covered by the course fee. This takes place in spring and further information is provided at the outset of the course.
For more information on the costs of living in London – including accommodation – please see our Accommodation and Living Costs page.
The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design provides expert career advice to students and graduates, utilising our extensive industry contacts and preparing students for employment through live industry projects and work placements.
In recent years, technological developments have driven new opportunities in the sector and there is no longer such a distinct separation between fashion media and the physical trading of fashion goods. The removal of boundaries between the commercial selling of products and the creation of media content that explores and promotes fashion widens the scope of careers.
The world of Fashion Communication has been cracked wide open and professionals now move seamlessly between roles at magazines and positions with major fashion brands and retailers.
“We look forward to welcoming the very brightest and most able of the College’s students onto our highly coveted work experience programmes.” – Hazel McIntyre, Personnel Director at Condé Nast
Previous students graduating from our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication Degree have gone on to positions at:
- Condé Nast International
- Aisle 8
- Harvey Nichols
“It was a unique opportunity that allowed me to become immersed in the fashion media sphere. My favourite experience was getting career advice from Anna Wintour in her office in New York.” – Josephine Judd, Video Intern at Condé Nast International (BA Graduating Class of 2018)
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 the inner workings of fashion communication in all its forms and how 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.
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 providing 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?
Previous industry speakers have included; Victoria Beckham, Edward Enninful, Tommy Hilfiger, Natalie Massenet, Suzy Menkes, Roland Mouret, Anya Hindmarch, Sarah Harris, Matthew Williamson, Henry Holland, Lulu Kennedy, Anna Dello Russo, Miles Aldridge, Adwoa Aboah, Kate Phelan, Caroline Issa, Yasmin Le Bon, Tamara Mellon, Bella Freud, Nicholas Coleridge, and many, many others.
Harriet Posner specialises in marketing and branding for fashion, and is the author of Marketing Fashion: Strategy, Branding and Promotion (2015) used by students studying fashion around the world.