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The Vogue Certificate in Fashion Media is a comprehensive undergraduate programme that sets the stage for individuals to delve into the essentials of fashion media and industry practice, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to continue their higher education journey or pursue a career in fashion or related sectors.
As a student on this course, you will join forces with your peers enrolled on our two-year BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice degree programme, actively engaging in three pivotal modules: Introduction to Fashion Media, Fashion Culture & Trends, and Fashion Image & Visual Communication.
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.
|Induction Week||30th September 2024 – 04th October 2024|
|Autumn Term (Term 1)||07th October 2024 – 13th December 2024|
This undergraduate Certificate in Fashion Communication is an internationally recognised qualification validated by the University of Buckingham and is worth 45 credits at RQF level 4.
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.
|Full-time: Certificate in Fashion Media|
|Introduction to Fashion Media
(Level 4 / 15 credits)
|Fashion Cultures & Trends
(Level 4 / 15 credits)
|Fashion Image & Visual Communication
(Level 4 / 15 credits)
The term will provide you with several key objectives, including introducing you to the culture and context of the fashion industry. It aims to cultivate a deep understanding of both the fashion and media sectors while acquainting you with essential theories and practices relevant to fashion media. Additionally, the programme emphasises the development of crucial transferable skills such as research and analysis, creative thinking, and effective communication. Ultimately, it will enable you to explore your potential career path within the fashion industry or pursue further educational opportunities.
Introduction to Fashion Media
In this module, you’ll delve into the dynamic world of fashion media, with a strong focus on understanding contemporary industry practices. This module provides valuable insights into the latest trends and developments shaping the fashion media landscape, allowing you to stay current and well-informed in this fast-paced field.
Fashion Image & Visual Communication
This module emphasises the pivotal role of images as powerful communication tools in the fashion industry. Not only will you gain a profound understanding of the significance of visual elements, but you’ll also have the opportunity to develop practical skills in image creation and visual communication. You’ll step into the studio to engage in hands-on experiences, including a Still Life accessories shoot. Furthermore, you’ll acquire proficiency in essential design software like Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, enabling you to bring your creative visions to life with precision and flair.
Fashion Culture & Trends
In this module, we take you on a captivating journey through the history and evolution of fashion. This exploration provides you with a solid foundation for comprehending how fashion trends emerge and are effectively communicated to diverse audiences. By examining the intricacies of trend-setting processes, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the multifaceted aspects of the fashion world, equipping you with valuable knowledge that extends beyond the surface of fashion trends.
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.
There is no portfolio requirement for this course.
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
UK applicants must submit their applications by 6.00pm GMT on 15th August 2024
Non-UK applicants must submit their applications by 6.00pm GMT on 15th August 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
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.
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reduction to our alumni.
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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 Marketing 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
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.
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.
Who Teaches at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design?
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 email@example.com