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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)
  • Enrolment: October 2019

Course Dates*:

07 October 2019 – 13 December 2019

27 April 2020 – 03 July 2020

05 October 2020 – 11 December 2020

*All dates subject to change

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 fashion industry practice, students will also consider the culture and context of fashion and examine its evolution.

Vogue Fashion Certificate Course Highlights:

  • The opportunity to get an insight into the inner workings of Fashion Media & Fashion Marketing
  • Access to the Condé Nast company network and archives, including Vogue House
  • The opportunity to develop Graphic Design skills
  • Create a professional portfolio of work
  • Hear from a wealth of Industry Speakers
  • Career advice to help you take your next step

The Vogue Fashion Certificate has intakes that begin every April and October.

This is a full-time course and the schedule allows for personal study time in order to provide you with the opportunity to produce the highest possible standard of project work. Students are required to attend a minimum of 15 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops each week.

The Visual Communication unit underpins learning in Fashion Media and Marketing with practical skills. A key aim is to provide you with a range of opportunities to increase your practical experience, such as providing an opportunity to work in a creative team to plan and style a fashion shoot in the college photography studio. From the outset, you are encouraged and supported in producing high-quality outcomes that will provide the foundation for a strong portfolio. You will learn the basics of or develop your existing skills in relevant software used in the Creative Industries, such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

During the Fashion Media unit, you will analyse recent developments within print and digital media and assess how these impact on the magazine industry. The aim is also to increase your understanding of the varied 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 skills, including idea generation, project management and verbal and interpersonal communication.

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, which is communicated in visual, verbal and written formats. This could be a strategy for an established fashion brand or a business plan for a new start-up. Key topics include the principles of marketing, PR, and branding.

Careers Advice During & After The Course

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.

In recent Vogue Fashion Certificate cohorts, positions our students have landed, upon completing the course include:

  • Publishing Assistant at Vogue
  • Project Manager at Cartier
  • Junior Designer at Condé Nast International
  • Brand Manager at Ralph Lauren
  • Account Executive at 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 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 Fashion Certificate

Applicants are required to complete the online application form, which will be followed by interview with our a member of the academic team.

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

UK/EU/International students are required to pay in full. In order to confirm and secure your place on this course, you will be asked to pay a deposit amount of £1200 at the point of receiving an offer from us. The deposit option is not available if booking within 6 weeks of the course start date.

The remaining balance will be due 6 weeks prior to the course starting and in advance of arriving at the College.

There are no bursaries or funding options currently available for this course.

“The course really helped me refine my vision for my business. As I started my marketing research, I realised there were many areas for 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 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, Certificate Alumni and Designer

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 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 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.

Course Leader

Hannah Shakir

Hannah has been working in the Fashion industry for over a decade after obtaining her degree in Fashion Journalism. Previously writing lead fashion features for POP, Glass Magazine, Velour and Emirates Woman, Hannah 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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