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Vogue Fashion Diploma About the Course

The Vogue Fashion Diploma is a highly intensive programme that provides a broad and practical introduction to the fashion industry*. It is suitable for graduates looking for a more vocational focus, for non-graduates keen to explore opportunities in the fashion industry or fashion education, and/or as a stand-alone alternative to a traditional degree-based route into the industry. This is a 120-credit UKQCF level 4 course.

During the final term students undertake a 4-week work placement before completing an independent fashion communication project with a focus on their main area of personal interest. The two preceding terms are periods of intensive college-based study that provide an insight into fashion industry practice with a strong academic underpinning.

Units are integrated with and taught alongside the first two terms of the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication. Term 1 provides a foundation for further study with students developing skills in visual communication, research and analysis, and exploring the history and context of fashion. The focus of term 2 is on industry practice and how fashion is promoted. The final term then allows each individual to concentrate on the area of the fashion industry they aspire to work in or study further.

*The Vogue Fashion Diploma concentrates on fashion communication, our main area of expertise; there is no fashion design content.