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Classes start on campus on Monday 2nd October 2023
The Condé Nast Certificate in Fashion Media takes place during the Autumn term of our academic year. The course provides a learning environment that will introduce you to the fundamentals of fashion media & industry practice, and the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to prepare you either for further study in higher education, or for employment in fashion or a related sector.
You will study alongside students on the longer two-year BA Fashion Communication & Industry Practice programme, participating in three modules:
- Introduction to Fashion Media
- Fashion Culture & Trends
- Fashion Image & Visual Communication
The course is designed for those who:
- Wish to progress to higher education in order to learn more about the fashion industry, but may not wish to study longer-term at degree level
- Professionals who might want to explore new avenues for a potential career change, progress their career, or develop their transferable skills
- Those who wish to expand their knowledge, learn more about the possibilities of what the fashion industry has to offer or gain credentials
|Online Induction||25th September 2023 – 29th September 2023|
|Autumn Term||2rd October 2023 – 8th December 2023|
Our Certificate in Fashion Communication is being validated by the University of Buckingham. The University of Buckingham was named the 6th best University in England for Student Satisfaction and 3rd for Academic Support in the year 2020.
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’s key aims are to:
- Introduce you to the culture and context of the fashion industry
- Develop your knowledge of the fashion and media industries
- Introduce you to the key theory and creative industry practices relevant to fashion media
- Provide opportunities for you to develop key transferable skills in research and analysis, creative thinking and communication
- Enable each student to consider their potential path within the fashion industry, or continuing study.
|Autumn||Introduction to Fashion Media||Fashion Cultures & Trends||Fashion Image & Visual Communication|
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.
The standard entry requirements for this course are:
- Aged 18 years or older on the first day of the course
- A level or an equivalent EU / international qualification or
- GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (4) or
- Relevant professional experience
The College also accepts equivalent qualifications, such as BTEC and International Baccalaureate Diploma qualifications; the preferred International Baccalaureate (IB).
Condé Nast College students who have completed a Foundation Programme can also apply for this course.
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
There are no formal English language requirements for this course. However, 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 you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered and assessed in English.
For the Certificate in Fashion Communication, applicants are required to submit their application no later than six weeks before the course starts.
To apply for the Certificate in Fashion Communication, you can apply directly to us using the “Apply direct” button.
Apply directly to Condé Nast College.
It is paramount that you use this opportunity to show imagination, creative thinking, and professional ambitions. Above all, you need to show that you can communicate your ideas and thoughts about fashion in three ways – visually, verbally and in writing. The College is looking for students that will actively contribute to the course and take an original approach to their work.
The outcome of your Application
Soon after the review of your application and portfolio (10 working days), we will write to inform you of the status of your application. If you are offered a place, you must confirm (in writing) that you wish to accept our offer. We will then send you the invoice for your tuition fee, and you must pay a non-refundable deposit of £1,200 to secure your place on the course.
If you are an international student you might need to secure a visa to study with us, so please familiarise yourself with all the requirements and procedures in obtaining those. You can read more about visas and international students here
For further information or any queries regarding entry requirements or admissions, please contact the Admissions Office.
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.
UK students can pay the tuition fee in instalments over the duration of the course.
International students will be asked to pay their year course fee in full and in advance of arriving at the College.
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.
For more information visit Terms and Conditions
The course is designed so that a student exits with the Certificate at the end of the three months, or if you wish, you could transfer across to the next Certificate, Diploma or into our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice. In case you are looking to transfer into our BA, you would still need to go through an interview process before being allowed to transfer.
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 industries, you will be learning directly from the best in the industry.
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 of Fashion & Design?
Previous industry speakers have included Adwoa Aboah, Miles Aldridge, Victoria Beckham, Nicholas Coleridge, Anna Dello Russo, Edward Enninful, 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.